Reviews and Problems with Synology DiskStation DS712+
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Review of Synology DiskStation DS712+
30 July 2012
Conclusion: The Synology DiskStation DS712+ is an excellent combination of performance and power. The addition of an Intel Atom CPU over the Marvell Kirkwood provides more processing power to this member of the Synology x12 series. For new users setup wizards help keep things from being too intimidating. The OS like interface of DiskStation Manager also helps ease the transition to Synology’s products.
Pros: Fast, Simple setup, Easy to use, Energy efficient, Works with all three major OSes, Scalable
Cons: Lacks USB 3.0, Only one IP camera license included
Summary: The Synology DS712+ is a giant leap in improvements over the DS2xx line and is targeted to the small and medium business market. The extra processing power and robustness make this a no brainer is you need a dedicated network file server and more.
Summary: The DiskStation DS712+ is a decent performance step up from the last 3.5" Synology NAS we reviewed. The processors are similar in speed, offering a 1.8GHz dual-core processor; however, the RAM has been updated to DDR3 with 1GB of total memory. The DS712+ is also compatible with Synology’s DX510 Expansion Unit offering five additional bays, which plugs in via eSATA creating a maximum possible total of 21TB.
Pros: Super simple and quick to setup, Easy-to-use software, Scalability for those who want to start smaller and add more capacity later
Cons: Super simple and quick to setup, Easy-to-use software, Scalability for those who want to start smaller and add more capacity later, Doesn't support USB 3.0
Summary: Synology has done a great job with the DS712+ the hardware is solid and the OS is awesome and continues to improve with each release of DSM. I really like the quiet operating and automation built into the DS712+ it makes this an ideal candidate for a business that may not have a dedicated server room full of noisy servers. I have no complaints about the DS712+ other than the price tag could be lower, but on the same scale you are buying what amount to a full server.
Expandable with a great operating system and tons of features, the Synology DiskStation DS712+ two-bay NAS box also moves data rapidly.
Good Gear Guide.au
5 August 2013
Summary: The DiskStation DS712+ is superfast and potentially vast (with the DX510 five-bay expansion unit), and it has a wonderful operating system. If you're an average user who doesn't need the expansion capabilities, the nearly as fast but less pricey DS212+ probably makes more sense.
Pros: Expandable, Fast, Excellent operating system
Excerpt: The Synology DiskStation DS712+, sold diskless and and populated with hard drives , is a two-bay network-attached storage box that clearly anticipates the future. This business-friendly box can connect to Synology's five-bay DX510 external expansion unit to accommodate up to seven drives. If you don't need more than two drives right now but suspect that your burgeoning data set may eventually require a bigger storage system, that combination could make sense.
Conclusion: A good, if pricey, NAS system made better by Synology’s Disk Station Management software, which allows users to set up the DS712+ in a variety of useful ways, for example file server or mail server, or straight NAS system. Being able to boost network performance to 2Gbit/s through link aggregating two gigabit Ethernet will give a performance improvement. Users will have to supply their own hard drives though, which adds extra cost.
Test Synology DS712+ : quand l'excellence du NAS a un coût
3 weeks ago
Excerpt: Synology DS712+ Modèle deux disques résolument haut de gamme, le DS710+ n'a guère plus d'un an que Synology le remplace déjà ! Le petit nouveau est baptisé DS712+ et reprend les principales fonctions de son prédécesseur pour une mise à jour qui en étonnera plus d'un : processeur Intel Atom, limitation à deux disques durs en interne et système d'extension pour passer à un total de 7 disques... le tout agrémenté d'un nouveau design plutôt réussi.
Pros: Une interface remarquable, De bonnes performances générales, Des fonctions nombreuses, Ventilation efficace
Cons: Cher pour seulement deux disques, Extension DD coûteuse / peu pratique, Peu d'évolutions depuis le DS710+