Synology America Corp. ( has announced the latest release in its high-performance 4-bay DiskStation family: the DS412+.

The new 4-bay server — which is priced under US$650 — features a brand new case design and allows hot-swap capability. It’s Synology’s first 4-bay server to add support for USB 3.0. Dual NICs allow for link aggregation or failover.

The DS412+ uses passive cooling on the CPU and adaptive behavior on the dual exhaust fans to increase uptime and remove points of failure. Clocked with read/write speeds of up to 205MB/s and 182MB/s respectively with link aggregation, the DS412+ is built to save time, says Doug Self, product marketing manager at Synology.