Synology DiskStation DS412 Quick Installation GuideSynology QIG DS412 20120117

Table of ContentsChapter 1: Before You StartPackage Contents . 3Synology DiskStation at a Glance . 4Safety Instructions . 5Chapter 2: Hardware SetupTools and Parts for Hard Disk Installation . 6Install Hard Disks . 6Start Up Your DiskStation. 8Chapter 3: Install DSM on DiskStationInstall from Windows . 9Install from Mac OS X . 11Install from Linux . 11Learn More . 13Appendix A: SpecificationsAppendix B: LED Indication Table2

ChapterChapter 1:1Before You StartBefore you start setting up DiskStation, please check the package contents to verify that you have received theitems below. Please also read the safety instructions carefully before use to prevent your DiskStation from anydamages.Package ContentsMain Unit x 1AC power cord x 1AC power adapter x 12M RJ-45 LAN cable x 2Installation disc x 1Screws for 3.5” hard drives x 18Screws for 2.5” hard drives x 183

Synology DiskStation at a GlanceNo.Article NameLocationDescription1)LED IndicatorsFront PanelThe LED indicators are used to display the status of the internal disk and thesystem. For more information, see "Appendix B: LED Indication Table" onPage 15.2)USB 2.0 PortFront PanelThe Synology DiskStation offers a USB port for adding additional external harddrives, USB printers, or other USB devices.3)Power ButtonFront Panel4)FanBack PanelThe fan is built to exhaust waste heat out of Synology DiskStation. If the fan ismalfunctioning, the system will play beep sounds.5)LAN PortBack PanelThe LAN port is where you connect RJ-45 cable to Synology DiskStation.6)RESET ButtonBack Panel1. To restore IP, DNS, passwords for the admin account to default value.2. To reinstall the Synology DiskStation.7)USB 3.0 PortsBack PanelThe Synology DiskStation offers USB ports for adding additional external harddrives, USB printers, or other USB devices.8)Power PortBack PanelThe power port is where you connect the AC adapter to Synology DiskStation.9)eSATA PortBack PanelThe eSATA port is used to connect external SATA disk or Synology ExpansionUnit 1 to Synology DiskStation.The power button is used to turn Synology DiskStation on or off.--------14To turn off Synology DiskStation, press the power button and hold it until youhear a beep sound and the Power LED starts blinking.Synology Expansion Unit is supported on certain DiskStations only.Chapter 1: Before You Start

Safety InstructionsKeep away from direct sunlight and away from chemicals. Make sure the environment does notexperience abrupt changes in temperature or humidity.Do not place the Synology product close to any liquid.Before cleaning, unplug the power cord first. Wipe Synology product with damp paper towels. Donot use chemical or aerosol cleaners to clean it.Do not place the Synology product on a cart, table, or desk, which is not stable to avoid theproduct from falling over.The power cord must plug in to the right supply voltage. Make sure that the supplied AC voltageis correct and stable.To remove all electrical current from the device, ensure that all power cords are disconnectedfrom the power source.5Chapter 1: Before You Start

ChapterChapter 2:Hardware SetupTools and Parts for Hard Disk Installation A screwdriver At least one 3.5” or 2.5” SATA hard disk(Please visit for compatible hard disk models.)Warning: If you install a hard disk that contains data, system will format the hard disk and erase all data. If you needthe data in the future, please back it up before installation.Install Hard Disks1 Remove the hard drive bay cover from the front panel.2 Push the latch upward and pull the handle to remove the hard drive tray from your DiskStation.62

3 Load the hard disk in the hard drive tray. For 3.5” Hard Disk: Place the hard disk in the hard drive tray, and then tighten the screws to secure thehard disk. For 2.5” Hard Disk: Place the hard disk in the blue area (shown below) of the hard drive tray, turn the trayupside down, and then tighten the screws to secure the hard disk.4 Make sure the side marked with "UP" is facing up, and insert the hard drive tray into the empty hard drive bay.You should hear a click when the tray is locked in place.5 Repeat the above steps to assemble the other hard disks you have prepared.6 The disks’ positions are numbered as shown below.7Chapter 2: Hardware Setup

7 Slightly tilt the cover and align the two rubber packs at the bottom of the cover with the edges adjacent to theleft side of the first tray and the right side of the fourth tray, and then push the upper cover to lodge the toppacks into the DiskStation.Note: If you want to set up a RAID set, it is recommended that all installed hard disks are of the same size to makethe best use of hard disk capacity.Start Up Your DiskStation1 Connect the AC adapter to the power port of DiskStation. Connect one end of the AC power cord to the ACpower adapter, and the other to the power outlet.2 Use the LAN cable to connect DiskStation to your switch/router/hub.3 Press and hold the power button to turn on your DiskStation.Your DiskStation is now online and detectable from a network computer.8Chapter 2: Hardware Setup

ChapterChapter 3:3Install DSM on DiskStationOn a network computer, follow the steps in this chapter to install DSM on your DiskStation. After DSM is installed,you can manage all features of your DiskStation by logging in to DSM with a web browser.Install from Windows1 Insert the installation disc into your computer, and click Start. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete thesetup process.2 Synology Assistant will be installed and launched on your computer. It will search and find your DiskStationwithin LAN, and the status of your DiskStation should be Not Installed. Double-click your DiskStation to startthe setup process.DiskStation93.2-1955DS412 A5GA

3 Click Browse to locate the DSM [model name] [number].pat installation file in the DSM folder of yourinstallation disc. You can also download the latest version of DSM from Synology Download Center.D:\DSM\DSM DS412 3.2-1955.pat4 Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the setup process.After the installation process is finished, you can manage your DiskStation with Synology DiskStation Manager(DSM). For more information about managing your DiskStation with DSM, refer to Synology DiskStation User’sGuide available at Synology Download Center.10Chapter 3: Install DSM on DiskStation

Install from Mac OS X1 Insert the installation disc into your computer, and then double-click the SynologyInstall icon on the desktop.2 In the window that appears, double-click the MacOSX folder, and then double-click Synology Assistant[number].dmg.3.2-19553 Double-click the Synology in the window that appears.4 Follow step 2 to 4 of the “Install from Windows” section to finish setup.Install from LinuxThe Linux version is optimized for Ubuntu distribution version 8 and 9. You can still try installation on other Linuxdistributions (for evaluation purpose only).Install and Run Synology AssistantYou can install and run Synology Assistant using the command lines or the GUI.If you want to install using the command lines:Run the script in the Linux folder of the installation disc, which will guide you through the steps below.1 Remove the beta version of Synology Assistant (if any).sudo rm -rf /usr/local/Synology /usr/local/bin/SynologyAssistant2 Extract SynologyAssistant-[number].tar.gz to the directory you want, such as “/usr/local” or “.”tar -C ./ -zxvf SynologyAssistant-[number].tar.gz3 If you are using 64bit Ubuntu, install the 32bit libraries.sudo apt-get install ia32-libs4 Create the shortcut to /usr/local/bin.sudo ln -sf /path/install/SynologyAssistant/SynologyAssistant \/usr/local/bin/SynologyAssistant11Chapter 3: Install DSM on DiskStation

5 To run Synology Assistant, you can either use the following sistantOr run the shortcut:/usr/local/bin/SynologyAssistantIf /usr/local/bin exists in your environment variable PATH, just type:SynologyAssistantIf you want to install using the GUI:1 Go to /usr/local and /usr/local/bin and delete the following folders (if any):Synology, SynologyAssistant2 Insert the installation disc into your computer, and then double-click the SynologyInstall icon on the desktop.3 In the File Browser window that appears, double-click the Linux folder, and then double-click 4 Click Extract, and then extract the SynologyAssistant directory to /usr/local or any other path.3.2-19553.2-192212Chapter 3: Install DSM on DiskStation

Important: If you are using 64bit Ubuntu, you have to install the 32bit libraries before proceeding. To install, typethe following command in Terminal:sudo apt-get install ia32-libs5 Go to /usr/local/SynologyAssistant (or [the path you just specified]/SynologyAssistant), double-clickSynologyAssistant, and then select Run in Terminal in the dialog box that appears.Install DSM on DiskStationWhen you have activated Synology Assistant, follow step 2 to 4 of the “Install from Windows” section to finishsetup.Learn MoreCongratulations! Your DiskStation is set up now. Refer to the User’s Guide in the installation disc for advancedsettings and management. For more information or online resources about your DiskStation, please 3: Install DSM on DiskStation

AppendixASpecificationsAppendixA:ItemDS412 Internal HDD3.5" or 2.5" SATA(II) X 4Max. Capacity12TB (4 X 3TB hard drives)Hot Swappable HDDYes‧USB 3.0 x 2External HDD Interface‧USB 2.0 x 1‧eSATA x 1LAN PortGigabit x 2Size (HxWxD) (mm)165 X 203 X 233.2Weight (Kg)2.03Supported Clients‧Mac OS X 10.5 onward‧Windows XP onward‧Ubuntu 9.04 onwardMax. User Accounts2048Max. Group Accounts256Max. Shared Folders256Max. Concurrent Connections512Max. Supported IP Cameras20File System‧EXT4‧EXT3, FAT, NTFS (External disk only)‧Basic ‧JBOD ‧RAID 0 ‧RAID 1Volume Type‧RAID 5 ‧RAID 5 Spare ‧RAID 6‧RAID 10‧Synology Hybrid RAIDAgency Certifications‧FCC Class B ‧CE Class B ‧BSMI Class BHDD HibernationYesScheduled Power On/OffYesWake on LANYesLanguage Localization‧Nederlands ‧Русский ‧Polski ‧Magyar ‧Português do Brasil ‧Português Europeu‧English ‧Deutsch ‧Français ‧Italiano ‧Español ‧Dansk ‧Norsk ‧Svensk‧Türkçe ‧Český 文‧Line voltage: 100V to 240V AC‧Frequency: 50/60HzPower Consumption AndEnvironment Requirements‧Operating Temperature: 40 to 95 F (5 to 35 C)‧Storage Temperature: 15 to 155 F (-10 to 70 C)‧Relative Humidity: 5% to 95% RH‧Maximum Operating Altitude: 10,000 feet (3048m)14

AppendixBLED Indication TableAppendixB:LED IndicationColorStatusDescriptionStaticVolume normalSlow on/off cycleHDD Hibernation(All the other LED indicators will be off)GreenAvailable volume space 1GBSTATUSStaticAvailable volume space 1 %OrangeVolume degraded or crashedBlinkingNo volumeDISK 1 4GreenOrangeStaticDisk is ready and idleBlinkingDisk is being accessedOffNo internal diskStaticCannot read / writeStaticPower readyBooting upPowerBlueBlinkingShutting downOff15Power off

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