Synology DiskStation DS412+
Posted on: 06/18/2012 12:07 AM
Today we have the new Synology DS412+ on the test bed, which is the first 4-bay model to be released in the x12 series. Armed with a 2.13GHz four threaded processor and 1GB of memory, we expect the DS412+ to be considerably faster than its predecessor...
Earlier this year I got my first look at the DS1512+, which was one of the first x12 series products and as such introduced the Intel Atom D2700 dual-core x86 processor. The DS1512+ is a 5-bay device and at present has a retail value of $840, making it quite pricey.
Shortly after checking out the DS1512+ we received the cheaper and slightly slower DS712+. This 2-bay device still cost $500 in diskless form and featured the same design as the bigger DS1512+, but offered a smart upgrade path with the optional DX510 unit.
The new DS412+ on the other hand sits in the middle, offering support for four drives right out of the box while using the same running gear as the bigger DS1512+. This means the DS412+ gets the dual-core Atom D2700 processor which is clocked at 2.13GHz and supports HyperThreading for a total of four threads.
However unlike the DS1512+ and DS712+ models which feature the same design, the DS412+ uses the design introduced by the DS212 and DS212+. This design is not only very compact but it also looks very clean, as the hot-swappable drives are hidden behind a removable panel. Synology has also improved cooling, making the DS412+ not only quieter but also more reliable, so let’s check it out in greater detail...
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