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Synology DS213AIR 6TB (2 x 3TB WD Red) DiskStation 2 Bay Desktop NAS

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6TB (2 x 3TB WD Red HDD)
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  • Built-in WiFi for Wireless Environment
  • Features SuperSpeed USB 3.0
  • Hardware Encryption Engine
  • Hassle-free System Installation with Mobile Devices
  • Running on Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM)

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Size Name: 6TB (2 x 3TB WD Red HDD)

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Size: 6TB (2 x 3TB WD Red HDD)
Technical Details
BrandSynology
Item Weight2.9 Kg
Product Dimensions26.2 x 22.8 x 19.8 cm
Item model numberDS213AIR/6TB-Red
SeriesDS213AIR Diskstation
Hard Drive Size3 TB
  
Additional Information
ASINB00BED1VQY
Best Sellers Rank 148,752 in Computers (See top 100)
Shipping Weight2.9 Kg
Date First Available8 Feb. 2013
  
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Product Description

Size Name:6TB (2 x 3TB WD Red HDD)

Product Description

Synology DiskStation DS213air is a one stop solution for wireless sharing, web applications and centralized storage. Specifically designed for small office and home users who need the convenient solution of wireless sharing capability with full-featured network attached storage, to share and protect data cost-effectively, while increasing productivity with comprehensive office applications.

Contains the WD Red HDD’s with WD’s NASware technology for improved efficiency, reliability and compatibility

Simplify Network with One Device

Synology DS213air is not only a NAS, with built-in Wi-FiR adaptor, DS213air can serve as a wireless access point and provide Wi-Fi coverage in hard to reach locations such as rooms too far away from the router, or different floors. The included software components make it easy to build a fast, robust and secure wireless IP network from scratch. The DS213air is all the gear needed for your home/office wireless networking environments, plus terabytes of storage and cloud applications.

Build Your Own Cloud

With Synology DS213air, you can centralize and share up to 8TB of data and files with coworkers and friends. If you find this way of managing files useful, you can have your own cloud by using Cloud Station to access and sync files across different computers. There is no need to configure a router to remote access the DS213air, by using Synologyfs ezCloud, you can easily extend coverage to the Internet.

Manage your files on your Synology DS213air with File Browser which provides browser based file navigation on your DiskStation, allowing you to copy, move, delete, rename, upload, or download files without boundaries.

If you are always on the move, Synology provides a handy app, DS file for iPhoneR, iPadR and Android. users. Anything stored on Synology DS213air can now be accessed remotely using DS file via the Internet.

Optimal Price/Performance Ratio

Synology DS213air delivers an average 95.22 MB/sec reading speed under RAID 1 configuration in a WindowsR environment, and 57.11 MB/sec writing1. DiskStation DS213air provides a reliable solution for data sharing with an easy to use interface, and comprehensive office applications, including a complete backup solution making it one of the best values in 2-bay NAS devices available today.

Coming with USB 3.0 support which offers transmission speeds of up to 5 Gbps, namely 10 times faster than USB 2.0, DS213air takes less time for data transfer for external hard drives and consumes less power.

Multimedia Center at Home

DS213air brings innovative and enjoyable multimedia entertainment to your home. Enjoy sound and sensation while enriching your life with personal online albums and blog services. Your social life just gets better.The iPad®, iPhone® and Android™ App, DS audio, allows DiskStation users to stream music stored on DiskStation with their mobile devices wherever Internet access is available.

Media Server allows you to stream multimedia files with a DLNA/ UPnP® compatible Digital Media Adapter (DMA) to a stereo system or a TV-set. Sony® PlayStation® 3 and Microsoft® XBox 360 are also supported.

iTunes® Server is an easy way to share music with other iTunes® clients over the network. You can use iTunes® as a multimedia player to browse and play music stored on your Synology DiskStation.

Back Up Your Precious Data

Desktop backup provides Windows® PC users with the Synology Data Replicator for backing up desktop data to their DiskStation, while Mac OS X® users can use Apple® Time Machine® to back up their critical data to DiskStation.

Server backup includes several alternatives: Local Backup and Network Backup. You can back up data in shared folders or sub-folders and choose between incremental backup options or other flexible scheduling choices. All can be easily configured with a step-by-step wizard to make it simple to create an automated backup solution.

Hassle-free System Installation with Mobile Devices

Web Assistant is a web-based utility to make DS213air as easy to install as possible. It is even possible to install the whole system just with mobile device, by setting up all vital system components in few simple steps. Combined with a quick start widget, users can simultaneously tour the DSM operating system and set it up to use right away.

Box Contains

DS213air Main Unit
Installation Disc
Welcome Note
Assembling Kit
AC Power Cord
AC Power Adapter
RJ-45 LAN Cable


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This seems to be the first NAS to market with 802.11n WiFi built in and this was a key feature for me.

What it does, the stability and the price are simply stunning. A couple of years ago I envisaged having to build my own NAS as there was nothing on the market that met the spec I wanted at a reasonable price. This is pretty much the spec that I devised at a price I couldn't build one for along with all the apps to do what I need.

Along with the NAS I purchased two WD Red 2Tb hard drives and implemented Synology's proprietary RAID scheme as default. It runs quiet and cool.

It's been running for 10 days continuously now without a single glitch (I'm probably going to regret saying that now :-).)
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This unit was supplied by Amazon itself with twin 2GB Seagate hard drives already fitted (for convenience), and I was relieved to find that they were on Synology's compatibility list of approved desktop-grade drives.

Setup was much quicker and easier than I had expected from previous experience with a DS211j, using Synology's new web-based setup which is largely automatic and avoids the need to install Synology Assistant software from the CD. The only thing users need to be aware of is that Synology has WiFi security disabled by default: in order to prevent unauthorised access to your network, WPA2 encryption needs to be switched on and a password set as soon as the DiskStation Manager (DSM 4.1) firmware is installed and running.

Subsequent configuration is easy and intuitive, although users new to NAS in general and Synology in particular will need to do some homework on the Support section of Synology's website. The appropriate DiskStation User's Guide needs to be downloaded, and the SynologyWiki has particularly helpful tutorials for those new to setting up User Shares etc.
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This has been very easy to setup and use.

Quickly installed 2 3TB WD Red drives - bought as separate purchase from amazon. Easy installation.

I've now got my stuff properly backed up and with regular easy incremental backups configured too.

The Media server functions appear smooth and easy to set up too.

Not tried the Cloud server yet - one thing at a time.

No regrets over purchasing this. Think its an excellent investment to protect my data.
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Great device if you know what your doing. I've managed to set it up but port forwarding is an area not for the feint hearted. It allows me to stream all of my images. Music and videos to my TV via wifi and my ipad/iPhone with no problems using the synology apps free from Apple Stores. Also provides a wifi hot spot to share those files. I just need more time to understand how to utilise the other areas of the Synology drive and its so many other features.
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Purchased this Unit - A dream.

Purchased; separately; Professional SE Drives - Rated above the Reds - (REDS fail quicker than the Pro Versions) see link below.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00CYSYYU8/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o08_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I am not saying the REDS are a problem - in fact the opposite - they are great - just that the next level up offers longer warranty and a better MBTF and 5 year warranty. I pay more for longer.

The entire Server works fab. Slipped in the Hard Drives.
Powered up
Network picked it up straight away.

Downloaded all the software from the Synology site - the supplied CD was unreadable and now serves as a plant mat.

Followed easy instructions

I have loaded all legal copies of my films/files/docs onto the Drive - and access it all around the world via the Software supplied - "PLEX"

Must admit I never trust servers - I also keep a local backup on an external Drive.
The rest is history -
Simples

Martin

OK a year on - just.
Had to reload twice as stuff on the drive was often not available.
It also got so slow - had to wipe and start from scratch.

Is it good - not sure. I have purchased and back up to additional drives - I don't trust it.

DO NOT USE THIS AS YOUR CROWN JEWELS
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Purchased the Synology DS213 air DiskStation around 6 months ago. It installed reasonably easily, setup took a little while but the instructions when downloaded are comprehensive. I installed 2x 3Tb disks and connected it via ethernet to my ADSL Wireless router, and then I am able to access the disks over my local wifi. Had hoped to have the DiskStation connect to the router via wifi as well, but had trouble making that work, so gave up (so in effect the fact that is wireless capable has not been used). I use to back up my iMac and a Windows laptop, which it does fine.
I also use it as a drop box between my various devices. Which is why I then installed Cloud Station, as that is supposed to provide that functionality in an even easier way.
Main problem I found was when I installed the Cloud Station app on the DiskStation and my iMac. It caused the disks to start filling up. Some kind of problem whereby the DS seems to copy files to the CloudStation directory on the DS, and then seems to be in some kind of loop which means it jus keeps filling the disk up until it is full. Solution was to stop the CS service, and then uninstall it, and now I have recovered the disk space it has used up. Not good though.

UPDATE:
Having been in contact with Synology support, it turns out the Cloud Station product is working as it is supposed to. The problem is that it keeps up to 32 versions of a file by default! As I am using the DS as my iMac backup, and have 500Gb backed up, every time a file changes in the backup, it is keeping the older version, for up to 32 versions of these files, and so is filling up my DS disk! Not very smart. The answer is to use an option to limit the number of versions that cloud station keeps.
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