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Synology Disk Station DS1812+ 8-BAY SATA NAS RAID Server Dsm 2XGBLAN USB3.0 Black

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Part #: DS1812+

SKU: 68513
Shipping Weight: 16 lbs

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Experience: 2 Weeks


Well organized and easy to use DSM OS, quiet, high transfer rates.
Excellent NAS appliance, as one would expect from Synology. The DSM system software (currently 4.3) is stable, and has an easy to navigate GUI unlike many competitors. It also is quiet, noticeably more so than the my DS1512+ thanks to the two 120mm fans compared to the 80mm ones the 5 bay uses. Also notable is its excellent build quality and a solid and weighty chassis.

Experience: 17 Months


Quiet, intuitive, top-notch software, deals with HDD failure well, company active on forums
Occasionally fan vibration noise occurs - probably easy to fix. SMB2 compatibility reportedly not great.
This morning, I was woken up early by a loud, constant beep beep sound coming from the office. It turned out to be this DiskStation. When you are buying a RAID device, the most important thing to consider is how well it handles failure. And in this case, it handled it extremely well.
Along with the beeping was the click-click sound of a dead hard drive. Logging into DSM showed me right away the first thing I wanted: the button to turn the damn beeping off, and then it identified the problem. Instructions could have been a little clearer - I did do a web search to make sure my suspicions were correct (That the LED above the drive bay indicated which one was dead - it was off rather than yellow in my case, and that the "repair" feature was how to add the new replacement HDD).
I have used different RAID systems in the past, and when they failed, it was a nightmare to fix, and didn't always work as advertised.

Experience: 2 Months


Full Featured
Very quiet
Configuration is a bit complex
Excellent NAS. Got the 8-drive model instead of 5 drive because this one uses 120mm fans.
Very quiet and fast, and lots of excellent features. Dropbox-style app, remote torrents and audio and video transcoding, even over the internet to an iphone.

Experience: 6 Months


Low cost. Better disk performance then local machines. Can increase drive size (ISCSI) with simple web interface. Works with Windows built in ISCSI protocol. RAID6. This thing is more of a SAN then a NAS.
This is not really a con but best practive rules. For best performance should be set up on a seperate network running LAG protocol. (We used Netgear Smart Switches succseffully) Would be ideal on 10Gbps networks should they eventually support.

They wont give it away free?
As business owner and IT consultant, for my own business this is a fantastic unit. We have purchased two units now and use them for our Virtual Machines although good for any machine. The ISCSI protocol in Windows if fantastic and load a drive like it it local to the machine. On my virtualization machines which we have spent about 30K to date, this unit has sped up disk access by factors. My office also replaces disk on about a 3 year schedule. With this unit we just replace disk one at a time and let it rebuild. Then do the next. No down time.

As an added bonus, we installed unit in a large fire proof safe and now I sleep better. No worries about theft and much less need for off site backup.

Experience: 5 Days


Hot swap, easy front access bays, number of bays, software setup, available packages for setup
Price went down after purchase
Not for the faint of heart (cost wise) - but offers so much at such simple ease of setup. Upgraded ram to 3GB. File transfers from old 410J to this across the network through a managing client (not the best way to do things) was still able to saturate the Gb Ethernet. That was peak approx 60MB/s to the client and back out at 60MB/s. 5TB of data moved over in about 26 hours. Wow. And with the add on units - lots of room to expand. Populated with WD Reds and Seagate 7200rpm drives. Warning - the RAM upgrade was done after the data transfers were complete and needed to find 1066MHz DDR3 RAM - tried faster 1600MHz DDR3 and unit would not boot up.

Experience: 10 Days


Easy to setup and maintain, fast, reliable
Doesn't make me coffee?
This is a fantastic unit that does everything I wanted in a NAS and more. Outfitted mine with 6x WD20EARS and it's a great media server. Will probably drop  in another one or two at some point in the future and/or add the expansion chassis. Even setup the LDAP server to keep my usernames and password, and UID/GID in sync across my various systems in the house, this was very easy to setup with this unit.

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Synology DiskStation DS1812+ offers a high-performance, scalable, and full-featured network attached storage solution that meets the needs of small and medium-sized businesses that require an efficient way to centralize data protection, simplify data management, and rapidly scale storage capacity with minimal time spent on setup and management. The Synology DS1812+ is backed with Synology's 3-year limited warranty.

Quick Specs:
Standard Memory 1 GB
Weight (Approximate) 11.49 lb
Operating System DiskStation Manager
Form Factor Desktop
Processor Speed 2.13 GHz
RAID Levels 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 5+Spare, JBOD
Memory Technology DDR SDRAM
Height 6.2"
Width 13.4"
Depth 9.2"
Environmentally Friendly Yes
Environmental Certification RoHS
RAID Supported Yes
Number of Total Expansion Bays 8
Network (RJ-45) Yes
Total Number of USB Ports 6
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 4
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 2

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     RAID Levels: 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 5+Spare, JBOD
     RAID Supported: Yes
General Information  
     Brand Name: Synology
     Manufacturer: Synology, Inc
     Manufacturer Part Number: DS1812+
     Manufacturer Website Address: https://www.synology.com
     Product Line: DiskStation
     Product Model: DS1812+
     Product Name: DiskStation DS1812+ Network Storage Server
     Product Series: +
     Product Type: Network Storage Server
I/O Expansions  
     Number of Total Expansion Bays: 8
     eSATA: Yes
     Network (RJ-45): Yes
     Number of USB 2.0 Ports: 4
     Number of USB 3.0 Ports: 2
     Total Number of USB Ports: 6
Management & Protocols  
  • Auto DSM Update
  • Email Notification
  • SMS Notification
  • Customized User Quota
  • Resource Monitor
  • UPS Management
  • Multiple Scheduled Power On/Off

Volume Management:

  • Synology Hybrid RAID
  • Max Volume : 512
  • Max iSCSI Target / LUN: 32 / 256
  • Volume Expansion with DX510

HDD Management:

  • Deep Sleep
  • HDD Hibernation
  • S.M.A.R.T.
  • Dynamic Bad Sector Mapping

     Protocols: CIFS/SMB
     Maximum Memory: 3 GB
     Memory Technology: DDR SDRAM
     Standard Memory: 1 GB
     Environmental Certification: RoHS
     Environmentally Friendly: Yes
Physical Characteristics  
     Color: Black
     Depth: 9.17" (233 mm)
     Form Factor: Desktop
     Height: 6.18" (157 mm)
     Weight (Approximate): 5.21 kg
     Width: 13.39" (340 mm)
Power Description  
     Input Voltage: 110 V AC
220 V AC
Processor & Chipset  
     Processor Speed: 2.13 GHz
     Operating System: DiskStation Manager

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URL: http://www.storagereview.com/synology_diskstation_ds1812_review
Comment: Review with performance tests of the DS1812+
Posted by: decx @01/10/14
URL: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2406395,00.asp
Comment: With support for up to 32TB of storage (and beyond with an expansion unit), great performance, a winning UI, and excellent data protection the Synology DiskStation DS1812+ is a near-perfect NAS, though it may be pricey for some.
Posted by: Babaghan @06/27/12
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