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Synology DX1211 12-Bay Expansion Unit for Increasing Capacity of the Synology DiskStation

  • Plug-n-use Minimizes Downtime
  • Energy-Saving Deep Sleep Mode
  • Managed through the Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM)
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Synology DX1211 delivers an effortless solution for volume expansion and data backup for Synology DiskStation DS2411+/DS3611xs. The DX1211 seamlessly scales up the storage capacity of the DS2411+/DS3611xs by an additional 12 hard drives on-the-fly when connected directly to DS2411+/DS3611xs.

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HDD Interface
12 x SATA (12 x Bay)


Form Factor


RAID Management:
- Volume Type: Basic, JBOD, RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 10, RAID 5, RAID 5+Spare, RAID 6
- RAID Migration: from Basic to RAID 1, Basic to RAID 5, Basic to RAID 5+Spare, RAID 1 to RAID 5, RAID 1 to RAID 5+Spare, RAID 5 to RAID 5+Spare, RAID 5 to RAID 6
- Expand RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 5+Spare or RAID 6 with Larger Hard Drives
- Expand RAID 5, RAID 5+Spare or RAID 6 by adding Hard Drives
- Managed with the Synology DSM


100-240 VAC 50/60Hz



Dimensions / Weight

13.39" x 11.81" x 10.63"
21.45 lbs.


Operating temperature: 5 degree C to 35 degree C (40 degree F to 95 degree F)
Storage temperature: -10 degree C to 70 degree C (15 degree F to 155 degree F)
5-95% R.H

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years

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  • Paul D.
  • 2/14/2013 5:50:35 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsbyer-be-ware is spamming

Pros: byer-be-ware has been spamming all other synology products. He must work for a competitor.

Cons: Not much that I can find. Some of the built in apps could of been done better.

Other Thoughts: I wish the quads cores nas servers came in smaller packages like the 713+. The 713+ cant trans-code fast enough for plex.

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  • Brian K.
  • 2/4/2013 10:23:26 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggshorrible

Pros: none unless you consider data loss a good thing?

Cons: Worst technology purchase ever. Stay away. Continually claims volumes "crash" and you lose all data on them. Tried both RAID 5 and 6 no difference in terms of volumes crashing and you lose all of your data. Used same disks in another RAID product and it works perfectly, no issues. Don't make same mistake I did.

Other Thoughts: Absolute garbage of product.

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