Summary of Content for Synology DX1215II User's Guide PDF
DX1215 Users Guide
Table of Contents TO
5 Chapter 1: Getting Started 5 Package Contents 6 Expansion Unit at a Glance 7 LED Indicator Behavior 7 Default/Manual Switch Behavior 8 HardwareSpecifications 9 Safety Instructions
11 Chapter 2: Setting Up 11 Tools and Parts for Drive Installation 11 Install Drives 15 Connect with Synology DiskStation 17 ConfirmConnectionandManageStorageSpaces 19 ReplaceSystemFan 20 Learn More
Thank you for purchasing this Synology DX1215 expansion unit. This product is specially designed to expand the storage capacity of a Synology DiskStation. In the chapters below, we'll provide instructions to set up and start using this expansion unit.
Package Contents Before starting, please check the package contents to verify that you have receivedtheitemsbelow.
Main unit x 1 AC power cord x 1
Users guide x 1
Screws for 2.5 drives x 52 Drive tray key x 2
Expansion Cable (Infiniband x 1)
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Expansion Unit at a Glance
Article Name Location Description
1 STATUS Indicator
Displaysthestatusofthesystem.Formore information,pleaseseetheLED Indicator Behavior table at Page 7.
2 ALERT Indicator
Displayswarningsregardingfanortemperature. Formoreinformation,pleaseseetheLED Indicator Behavior table at Page 7.
3 POWER Button
1. Press to power on the expansion unit. 2. Press and hold to shut down. Note: The expansion unit will be turned on or off automaticallywhenthelinkedDiskStationpowers on or off. However, the POWER button has no power-offfunctionwhenvolumeiscreatedto preventaccidentalvolumedamage.
4 LINK Indicator Displays the status of the linked DiskStation.
5 Drive Status Indicators
Displaysthestatusofdrives.Formoreinformation, please see the LED Indicator Behavior at Page 7.
6 Drive Tray Install drives (hard disk drives or solid state drives) here.
7 Drive Tray Lock
The drive tray lock is designed for locking/unlocking the trays to the expansion unit.
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Article Name Location Description
Disposes of excess heat and cools the expansion unit.Ifthefanmalfunctions,theALERTLED indicator will show a blinking red light.
9 Power Port ConnecttheACpowercordhere.
10 Expansion Port ConnectSynologyDiskStationhere.Forthelist ofsupportedmodels,pleaseseetheHardware Specifications table at Page 8.
11 DEFAULT/ MANUAL Switch
Inthedefaultmode,theexpansionunitcanauto power on/off with the linked DiskStation, while in themanualmode,theexpansionunitcannotauto power on with the DiskStation when using as its independentvolume.Formoreinformation,please see the Default/Manual Switch Behavior table below.
LED Indicator Behavior Indicator Color Status Description
POWER Blue Static Powered on
Off Powered off
Green Static Volumenormal Orange Blinking Volumedegraded
ALERT Red Blinking Systemfanmalfunctioning
Drive status (on trays)
Green Static Drive ready and idle
Blinking Accessingdrive Orange Static Drive error
Off No internal drive
LINK Green Static Connected to Synology DiskStation
Off Not connected to Synology DiskStation
Default/Manual Switch Behavior Mode Behavior
Default Autopoweron/off Manual No auto power on
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HardwareSpecifications Internal Drives 3.5"or2.5"SATA(II)orSATA(III)X12
Expansion Port # 1
Maximum Raw Capacity 72TB (12 x 6TB drives)
Hot Swappable Drive Yes
Size (HxWxD) (mm) 270x300x340mm
Weight 9.02 kg
System Fan 2x(120x120x25mm)
Overheating Auto Shutdown Yes
Power Recovery SyncedwithDiskStation(Defaultmode)
AC Input Power Voltage 100Vto240VAC
Power Frequency 50/60Hz, Single Phase
Operating Temperature 5C~35C(40F~95F)
Storage Temperature -20C~60C(-5F~140F)
Relative Humidity 5% to 95% RH
Supported Models DS3615xs, DS3612xs, DS2413+
Note: 1 Please visit www.synology.comforthelatestcompatiblemodels.
2 DSM needs to be upgraded to version 5.1 or above.
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Keepawayfromdirectsunlightandawayfromchemicals.Makesure theenvironmentdoesnotexperienceabruptchangesintemperatureor humidity.
Do not place near any liquids.
Topreventtheunitfromfallingover,donotplaceoncartsorany unstable surfaces.
Risk of explosion if battery is replaced with an incorrect type. Dispose of used batteries appropriately.
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Tools and Parts for Drive Installation Ascrewdriver
Atleastone3.5or2.5SATAdrive (Please visit www.synology.comforcompatibledrivemodels.)
Warning:Ifyouinstalladrivethatcontainsdata,thesystemwillformatthedrive and erase all data. If you still need the data, please back it up before installation.
Install Drives 1 Press the right part of the drive tray to pop out the handle.
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2 Pullthedrivetrayhandleinthedirectionasindicatedbelowtoremovethe drive tray.
3 Load drives in the drive trays:
For 3.5 drives: Place the drive in the drive tray. Turn the tray upside down and tighten screws into the four spots indicated below to secure the drive.
For 2.5 drives: Place the drive in the drive tray. Turn the tray upside down and tighten screws into the four spots indicated below to secure the drive.
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Note:Makesurethetrayispushedinalltheway.Otherwise,thedrivemightnotbe able to function properly.
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6 Insert the drive tray key into the drive tray lock, turn the key clockwise to lock thehandleofthedrivetray,andthenremovethekey.
7 Repeatthestepsabovetoassembletheotherdrivesyouhaveprepared. 8 Drivesarenumberedasshownbelow.
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Connect with Synology DiskStation 1 Connect one end of the power cord to the power port of the expansion unit,
and the other to the power outlet.
2 Connect one end of the expansion cable to the expansion unit, and the other tothemainDiskStationunit.
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3 Power on the expansion unit: If the DEFAULT/MANUAL switch is switched to DEFAULT, the expansionunitwillpoweronoroffautomaticallywhenthelinked DiskStation powers on or off.
If the DEFAULT/MANUAL switch is switched to MANUAL, press the POWER button located on the front panel to power on the expansion unit.
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ConfirmConnectionandManageStorageSpaces 1 LogintotheDiskStationManager(DSM)ofthemainDiskStationunit. 2 Go to Control Panel > External Devices > External Devicestoconfirmthe
expansion unit is successfully connected.
3 Go to Storage Managertomanagestoragespacecreationorexpansion. If you want to create a new volume on the expansion, click Create and
follow the instructions of the wizard.
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If you want to expand an existing volume with expansion unit, select thevolumeyouwanttoexpandfromthevolumelist,clickManage, and follow the instructions of the wizard.
Fordetailedinformationaboutvolumemanagement,gotoStorage Manager and see DSM Help.
Limitations:Beforeusingthisexpansionunit,pleaseseethelimitationsbelow. ThisexpansionunitcanbelinkedtoonlyoneSynologyDiskStationatatime. ThedataofsomeDSMpackagescanbestoredontheexpansionunitonlyifyou createanexpandedvolumewithit.Thedatacannotbestoredontheexpansion unitifanindependentvolumehasbeencreatedonit.
Drives previously used in a Synology DiskStation are not readable when directly insertingthemintothisexpansionunit,andviseversa.
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Yourexpansionunit'sALERTLEDindicatorwillshowablinkingredlightif eitherofthesystemfansisnotworking.Followthestepsbelowtoreplace themalfunctioningfanmodulewithagoodone.
1 Shut down your expansion unit. Disconnect all cables connected to your expansionunitforpreventinganypossibledamages.
3 Toremovethemalfunctioningfanmodule,yousimplyneedtopullitoutfrom your expansion unit.
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4 Installthenewfanmodule: a Installthenewmodulewiththepowerconnectoratthebottom,sothatit
can be properly put onto the chassis.
b Makesureallsixpushpinsarepulledoutwardsbeforethemoduleis attached, and then press the push pins back into place to secure the fan module.
Learn More Congratulations!Yourexpansionunitissetupnow.Formoreinformationor online resources, please visit www.synology.com
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4.2 Assignment. Customerwillnotassignany of its rights under this Warranty directly, by operation of law or otherwise, without the prior written consent of Synology.
4.3 No Additional Terms. Except as expressly permittedby thisWarranty,neitherpartywill be bound by, and each party specifically objects to, anyterm,conditionorotherprovisionthatconflicts with theprovisionsof thisWarranty that ismade by the other party in any purchase order, receipt, acceptance, confirmation, correspondence or otherwise,unlesseachpartyspecificallyagreesto suchprovision inwriting. Further, if thisWarranty conflictswithany termsorconditionsofanyother agreemententered intobythepartieswithrespect to the Product, this Warranty will prevail unless the otheragreementspecificallyreferencesthesections of this Warranty that it supersedes.
4.4 Appl icable Law. Un less express ly prohibited by local law, this Warranty is governed by the lawsof theStateofWashington,U.S.A. withoutregardtoanyconflictoflawprinciplestothe contrary. The 1980 U.N. Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods or any successor thereto does not apply.
4.5 D ispute Resolu t ion . Any d i spu te , controversyorclaimarisingoutofor relating to this Warranty, the Product or services provided by Synology with respect to the Product or the
relationshipbetweenCustomers residingwithin the United States and Synology will be resolved exclusively and finally by arbitration under the currentcommercialrulesoftheAmericanArbitration Association,exceptasotherwiseprovidedbelow. The arbitration will be conducted before a single arbitrator,andwillbe limitedsolely to thedispute betweenCustomerandSynology. Thearbitration, or any portion of it, will not be consolidated with any other arbitration and will not be conducted on a class-wide or class action basis. The arbitration shallbeheld inKingCounty,Washington,U.S.A. bysubmissionofdocuments,by telephone,online or inpersonasdeterminedbythearbitratorat the request of the parties. The prevailing party in any arbitration or legal action occurring within the United States or otherwise shall receive all costs and reasonable attorneys fees, including any arbitration fee paid by the prevailing party.Any decision rendered in such arbitration proceedings will be final andbindingon theparties, and judgment maybeenteredthereon inanycourtofcompetent jurisdiction.Customer understands that, in the absenceofthisprovision,Customerwouldhavehad a right to litigate any such dispute, controversy or claiminacourt,includingtherighttolitigateclaims onaclass-wideorclass-actionbasis,andCustomer expressly and knowingly waives those rights and agrees to resolve any disputes through binding arbitration in accordance with the provisions of this Section4.5.ForCustomersnotresidingwithinthe UnitedStates,anydispute,controversyorclaim describedinthissectionshallbefinallyresolvedby arbitration conducted by three neutral arbitrators in accordance with the procedures of the R.O.C. ArbitrationLawandrelatedenforcementrules.The arbitration shall take place in Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C., and the arbitration proceedings shall be conducted in English or, if both parties so agree, in Mandarin Chinese. The arbitration award shall be final and bindingonthepartiesandmaybeenforcedinany court having jurisdiction. Nothing in this Section shallbedeemed toprohibitor restrictSynology fromseekinginjunctiverelieforseekingsuchother rightsandremediesasitmayhaveatlaworequity for any actual or threatened breach of any provision of this Warranty relating to Synology's intellectual property rights.
4.6 Attorneys' Fees. In any arb i t ra t ion, mediation,orother legalactionorproceeding to enforcerightsorremediesunderthisWarranty,the prevailing party will be entitled to recover, in addition toanyotherrelieftowhichitmaybeentitled,costs and reasonable attorneys' fees.
4.7 Export Restrictions. You acknowledge that theProductmaybesubject toU.S.export restrictions.Youwillcomplywithallapplicablelaws and regulations that apply to the Product, including without limitation theU.S.ExportAdministration Regulations.
4.8 Severability. I f any provision of this Warrantyisheldbyacourtofcompetentjurisdiction tobeinvalid,illegal,orunenforceable,theremainder ofthisWarrantywillremaininfullforceandeffect.
4.9 En t i re Agreement . Th i s War ran t y constitutes theentireagreement,andsupersedes anyandallprioragreements,betweenSynology andCustomerrelatedtothesubjectmatterhereof. Noamendment,modificationorwaiverofanyofthe provisions of this Warranty will be valid unless set forth inawritten instrumentsignedbytheparty to be bound thereby.
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