Synology Launches DiskStation 212 and 212+

👤by Tim Harmer Comments 📅01.11.2011 12:29:26


Milton Keynes, UK—November 1, 2011 — Synology® Inc. today launched DiskStation DS212+ and DS212, two-bay NAS servers operated by the renowned DiskStation Manager (DSM).

DS212+ provides small and medium-sized businesses with high-performance business applications. Featuring an optimal price to performance ratio, DS212 provides a myriad of applications at an affordable price tag, appealing to home and business workgroup.

“With the launch of the DS212+ and the DS212, Synology has ushered in an advanced hardware design that delivers fast data transfer rates, and in the meantime, allows the system to run quieter,” said Darren Lin, product manager of Synology Inc. Both models boast read and write speeds exceeding 109 MB/sec and 54 MB/sec respectively under RAID 1 configuration, and offer USB 3.0 support to deliver transmission speeds of up to 5Gbps, 10 times faster than USB 2.0 ports, providing users with fast and reliable solutions for data transport and backup.

With drive-noise damping features, both models reach a noise level of below 19.8 dB(A), quieter than the rustling of leaves measured at 20 dB(A). The DS212+ and the DS212 are both equipped with one SD card slot to provide a plug-n-save solution. The DS212+ provides one eSATA port as another data backup option.

Front and Rear view of DiskStation 212+

Hot-swappable hard drives are available in both models to facilitate system reliability. In addition to the hardware upgrades, the DS212+ and the DS212 are energy efficient, consuming no more than 19 watts in operation and even less than 8 watts when they hibernate.

Both models run DiskStation Manager 3.2 (DSM 3.2), the operating system of every Synology NAS Server. DSM makes complicated things simple and hard things possible by providing versatile features on a snappy, intuitive, and multitasking web-based user interface. Synology has received numerous global recognitions, among which include “Excellence Award of 2011” for storage from PC PRO, U.K.

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