Synology loves hardware revisions, and the DS-212+ is the latest in the business series of dual-bay NASes from the network storage company. Sporting a faster processor, USB3, and lower power consumption, the DS-212+ shapes up to be a good improvement on the DS-211+. ThinkComputers has the review.
Features and specifications
CPU Frequency: 2.0GHz
Hardware Encrypted Engine
Memory: DDR3 512MB
Internal HDD/SSD: 3.5″ or 2.5″ SATA(II) X2 (Hard drive not included)
Max Internal Capacity: 6TB (2X 3TB HDD) (Capacity may vary by RAID types) (See All Supported HDD)
Hot Swappable HDD
External HDD Interface: USB 3.0 Port X 2, USB 2.0 Port X 1, eSATA Port X 1, SD Card Port X 1
Size (HxWxD): 165 X 108 X 233.2 mm
LAN: Gigabit X1
Wake on LAN/WAN
System Fan: 92x92mm x1
Noise Level: 19.8 dB(A)
AC Input Power Voltage: 100V to 240V AC
Power Frequency: 50 / 60Hz, Single Phase
Power Consumption: 18.7W (Access) ; 7.9W (HDD Hibernation)
Operating Temperature: 40 to 95°F (5 to 35°C)
Storage Temperature: 15 to 155°F (-10 to 70°C)
Relative Humidity: 5% to 95% RH
Maximum Operating Altitude: 10,000 feet
Certification: FCC Class B, CE Class B, BSMI Class B
Warranty: 2 Years
The DS-212+ comes in a blue box that shows the high-level services this DiskStation offers: mail server, web server, file server, backup server, and surveillance server. It also shows that the device officially supports Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux and offers a DLNA-compliant media server. It can also be accessed via mobile devices.
Included is the power cable, power brick, Ethernet cable, and some guides.
To give you a good idea of how the DS-212+ comes and a brief overview check out our unboxing video below.
Colin Dean has been a writer for ThinkComputers since 2006.