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Synology DS216j 2 Bay Desktop NAS Enclosure
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- A versatile personal cloud storage for everyday life
- Dual-core CPU with hardware encryption engine
- Over 112.75 MB/s reading, 97.6 MB/s writing
- Easy to use web operating system on any browsers
- Everywhere access with iOS/Android/Windows ready mobile apps
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|Connectivity Technology||USB; ISCSI; Serial ATA||USB||USB; ISCSI||USB; ISCSI; Serial ATA||USB||USB; WiFi; eSATA|
|Data Transfer Rate||625 MB per second||625 MB per second||102 Mb per second||1,000 Mb per second||625 MB per second||625 MB per second|
|Hard Disk Size||—||—||16,000 GB||0 TB||—||—|
|Item Dimensions||16.51 x 9.98 x 22.56 cm||22.2 x 9.8 x 16.3 cm||22.86 x 10.16 x 17.78 cm||22.86 x 7.62 x 17.78 cm||23.3 x 10.8 x 16.5 cm||23 x 10.5 x 16 cm|
|Network Interface||—||N/A||—||Ethernet 1000 Mb-s||Ethernet||N/A|
|Special Feature||—||Backup Function||—||—||Hot Swap Function; Backup Function||Hot Swap Function|
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SynologyDiskStation DS216j is a 2-bay NAS server which perfectly fits home and personal users to build your own personal cloud. Simple yet powerful, Synology DS216j offers you a new experience of effortless data sharing, multimedia streaming, and cloud synchronization under its neat and sleek appearance. Synology DS216j is backed with Synology’s 2-year limited warranty.
DS216j main unit
AC power adapter
AC power cord
RJ-45 LAN cable
From the manufacturer
Built for you, a NAS providing home media storage in a powerful yet affordable way.
DS216j is specifically designed for home and personal users. With a dual-core CPU, this 2-bay NAS is intuitive and powerful, making sure users enjoy effortless data sharing, multimedia streaming and seamless file synchronisation.
Enhanced multimedia processing capability
DS216j brings an optimal multimedia experience to home users. Powered by a built-in floating-point unit, DS216j boosts thumbnail processing, enhancing photo browsing experience, as well as transcoding audio tracks into MP3s on demand to reduce streaming bandwidth.
Award winning OS - DiskStation Manager
Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM) is a sleek, browser-based operating system running on every DiskStation and RackStation, which makes managing your Synology NAS a breeze. Featuring an intuitive user interface, DSM makes accessing and sharing your data smarter and simpler. Synology's Package Center lets you download and install useful add-on packages designed specifically for individual or business needs, meaning you can enjoy more entertainment in your life or better productivity at work.
- CPU Model - Marvell Armada 385 88F6820
- CPU Architecture - 32-bit
- CPU Frequency - Dual Core 1.0 GHz
- System Memory - 512 MB DDR3
- Drive Bay(s) - 2
- USB 3.0 Port - 2
- Size (Height x Width x Depth) - 165 mm x 100 mm x 225.5 mm
- Weight - 0.88 kg
- Noise Level - 18.2 dB(A)
Dual-core CPU brings faster performance on your private cloud
Equipped with a dual-core CPU with a hardware encryption engine, DS216j provides excellent reading speed over 112.75 MB/sec and writing over 97.6 MB/sec, providing fast backup, as well as smoother cloud synchronisation; while offloading encryption calculation tasks from the main CPU, allowing for faster data transfers.
SuperSpeed USB 3.0 accelerates transfer rates
DS216j comes with two USB 3.0 ports to connect to various kinds of external storage devices, while ensuring fast and efficient file transfer speeds. USB 3.0 offers transfer speed 10 times faster than its predecessor, bringing a smoother experience when moving data to external hard drives, while consuming less power.
The most compatible sharing
Enjoy seamless files sharing across Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms as DS216j offers comprehensive network protocol support including FTP, SMB2, AFP, NFS and WebDAV. With Windows AD and LDAP integration, DS216j can fit effortlessly into any existing network environment - there is no need for IT administrators to maintain two sets of credentials. You also won't worry about missing files with the Recycle Bin feature which is supported on AFP, CIFS, File Station, and WebDAV. All files deleted in a shared folder will be automatically moved into the Recycle Bin.
4-level brightness control for front LEDs
DS216j comes with adjustable front LED indicators, allowing you to choose between four levels of brightness and set a schedule according to time and day, so you'll get the most comfortable and appropriate brightness level.
Get mobility with our apps
Synology develops versatile mobile apps — DS note, DS audio, DS video, DS photo+, DS cloud, DS file, DS download and DS cam — allowing you to access and manage the contents of your DS216j with smartphones and tablets. QuickConnect brings an easier network experience as it eliminates complicated router configuration or port forwarding. With Synology mobile apps, your multimedia collection and work files are always on the go. Learn more
Energy Efficient NAS server
All Synology NAS is designed with energy efficiency in mind. DS216j only consumes 6.95W in HDD Hibernation and 14.85W in access*. With special fan and the smart airflow design, the DS216j keeps the system running cool 24/7, while its noise dampening design makes it quieter than PC counterparts. Synology acknowledges the responsibility as a global citizen, so all Synology products are produced with RoHS compliant parts and packed with recyclable packing materials.
* The power consumption figures may vary on different environments.
DLNA Certified media server
As a DLNA Certified DMS (Digital Media Server), DS216j can serve as your primary media server, with the capability to host digital multimedia content for local or remote playback. Once connected to a router, DS216j streams music, photos, and videos to DLNA-compliant devices, such as DLNA TVs or gaming consoles without any pre-configuration. You can even browse and select content on DS216j using DS audio and designate a DLNA player within the same local network to play it.
Home surveillance, accessible for all
With the Surveillance Station add-on package and two free IP camera licenses, DS216j serves as your home surveillance hub. Simply connect multiple IP cameras to the home network, pair them with DS216j, and then easily view live surveillance feeds, record videos, or enjoy other advanced features like motion detection or push notifications. Support for thousands of IP cameras makes it easy to find compatible models and brands. Safeguard your home, without breaking the bank.
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I don't read instructions and I've used many NAS devices so in goes a disk (just one for now) and on it goes. A few minutes later it's up and running. Now for a few settings I know I'll want to alter before I port all my existing stuff from the WD MyBook... but where are the settings I need? Eventually I gave in and looked at a PDF user guide I downloaded from Synergy and immediately had a Homer Simpson "duh!" moment - I was so used to the awful user interfaces of things like the MyBook I was looking in all the wrong places. The appearance of the Synology UI should have been a big clue (think "modern computer UI") and anyone who uses a modern computer would have no trouble at all finding stuff - and so would I had I not approached it with preconceptions based on previous experience of other devices. I blame old age... ;-)
As it turned out I had very little to change - unlike any other NAS I've used the defaults are actually very sensible and many users won't need to touch a thing. Everything worked out nicely; I had a backup of the WD MyBook on a USB disk so I plugged this into the Synology and used the nice file manager (which they call a "file station" for some obscure reason) to copy the content into the appropriate places on the new NAS - videos, music, etc - and in a remarkably short time (it's quick!) I was ready to test. Everything worked, no issues at all with my iMac, Android phone and tablet, Finlux TV, Philips music player, Asus O!Play.... Well, you get the drift. It works :-)
Fitted second disk, let it get on with rebuilding the RAID (on default settings) which took a long time but it all happens in the background and doesn't interfere with normal use. Double checked that everything had been copied before re-purposing the USB backup I had used to copy from as a backup for the new NAS. I used the included "Hyper backup" which is functionally similar to Apple's Time Machine, but unlike Time Machine it saves data in a special format which doesn't matter if using it from the NAS, but sounded problematic in the event of catastrophic failure. I needn't have worried thogh - there are free downloadable apps for most computers on the Synology website to allow you to browse and copy data from the backup disk in the absence of a working Synology device. They really have thought of everything; it's a very well-rounded product.
Full five stars from me, and most unusually I can think of absolutely no negatives at all, no matter how minor. Synology have designed an inexpensive NAS which is both aesthetically pleasing and functionally excellent with a well thought out user interface over operating hardware/software with default behaviour matching the vast majority of use cases. Simply outstanding.
The not quite so good. Setting it up was quite the task. You get a diagram showing you how to plug it in and a web address. Type that in and I was told that this web domain is for sale; not very encouraging. I got there are lots of web searches and forums, but what the hell is wrong with a written instruction manual? I don't really care what language, but removing text completely is up there with trains not picking up passengers to avoid being late.
But mostly it's positive it's working right now and I'm about to do my monthly backup.
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