Synology DS712+ Network Application Server

Aron Schatz
June 22, 2012
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Synology DS712+ Network Application Server
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.

Page 1: Introduction, About Synology, Packaging


If you have read our »Synology DS211 review, you would know that we try to stay away from reviewing consumer products that differ only in speed and not in features. When we met Synology at CES 2012, we expressed interest in keeping up to date with their latest products since they are a company that treats the customer right. A few months ago, we were sent the DS712+, a huge upgrade in performance over the DS211. Sadly, the software loaded on it was still in the DSM 3.x branch and we already reviewed that generation. Fast forward a bit and we have the brand new DSM 4.0 software released.

Synology is the type of company that keeps its sold products supported well into their life-cycle. Even the »DS210j that we reviewed as well as the 2009 series of NAS units support the DSM 4.0 software. Right off the bat, you know that a purchase from this company goes a long way in terms of level of support in the future. Is your unit supported? Check the Synology website for details.

About Synology


Synology is dedicated to taking full advantage of the latest technologies to bring businesses and home users reliable and affordable ways to centralize data storage, simplify data backup, share and sync files across different platforms, and access data on-the-go. Synology aims to deliver products with forward-thinking features and the best in class customer services.



Synology has switched the retail packaging for the 2012 models of NAS devices. This new packaging is bathed in blue and has that "grab and go" type of feel. Notice the simple markings and icons. It is all geared to the "app" experience, it seems. Information on the box is pretty sparse for what the DS712+ can do.


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