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Synology RackStation RS212 Review

Rating: 8.0.

It has been a while since we have looked at a Synology product, and today we are reviewing their new RS212 NAS server designed for an office environment. The RS212 is a rack mount NAS server supplied with a replaceable motherboard and support for hot swappable drives. All the I/O ports are placed on the front panel for quick, easy access. The RS212 is designed to withstand high temperature environments, up to 45c.

Those who are confused with the Synology product naming conventions can use this as a guide:

“+” series = performance range.
standard series (no digit) = mixture of performance and storage.
“j” series = entry level consumer, concerned about capacity but not performance.

DS = DiskStation
RS = RackStation
First Digit = number of bays
Second numbers = year for the release

Therefore we now know that the RS212 is a member of the RackStation series, has 2 drive bays and was created for year 2012.


  • 12-Inch Depth to Fit in 2-Post Rack & Wall Mount Rack
  • 2 LAN with Failover and Link Aggregation Support
  • VMware®, Citrix®, Microsoft® Hyper-V® compliance
  • Quiet and Power-saving
  • Hot-swappable Hard Drive Design
  • Running on Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM)

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