Synology DiskStation DS212j

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Budget-friendly 2-bay NAS Server for Small Office and Home Use

Synology DiskStation DS212j is designed to provide a solution of file storage and sharing with data protection for your home environment with low power consumption, quiet operation and reliability. Running on DiskStation Manager (DSM) operating system, it delivers ease of use and a variety of features.

  • 24/7 Power-Saving Download Server
  • DLNA® Certified Media Server
  • Effortless Backup
  • Anywhere Access
  • Power-saving with only 17.6 Watts in Operation
  • Running on Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM)

 

Multimedia Center at Home

DS212j 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 an UPnP® 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.

Your 24×7 Download Server

Download Station functions as a 24×7 BT, FTP, HTTP, eMule, and NZB download center without a PC. The eMule & BT search engine allows search-n-download capability without installing additional desktop applications.

RSS feed feature will bring the latest updates directly to you. You can subscribe to multiple RSS feeds that list the information of all your favorite downloads, and your download experience is entirely automated.

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.

Build Your Personal Cloud

With Synology DS212j, you can centralize all the data and files and share with your family members within local network. If you find this way of managing files particularly useful and interesting, you can have your own personal cloud so the sharing coverage can be extended to the Internet.

The EZ-Internet wizard guides you through all the steps necessary to establish remote Internet access to your Synology DS212j. You will be allowed to remotely access your DS212j anywhere within minutes, and it is just that easy.

Access Files from Anywhere

Manage your files on your Synology DS212j with File Browser which provides easy 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 iPhone®, iPad® and Android users. Anything stored on Synology DS212j can now be accessed remotely using DS file via the Internet.

Share your Memories to Friends

Photo Station simplifies photo, video, and blog sharing to the public. Features such as theme personalization, blog, and user privilege settings make Photo Station your state-of-the-art lifestyle sharing center on the Internet. Photo Station syncs the album automatically to Facebook, so it is now even more closely intertwined with your social life.

Energy Efficient Design

Synology DS212j is designed with energy efficiency in mind. Not only does it provide a 92×92 mm fan and the better airflow to keep the system running cool 24/7, its noise dampening design makes it really quiet compared to PC counterparts. Synology DS212j consumes only 17.6 watts in operation, and its unique Scheduled Power On/Off feature lowers the power consumption to minimum.

All Synology products are produced with RoHS compliant parts and packed with recyclable packing materials. Synology acknowledges the responsibility as a global citizen to continually work to reduce the environmental impact of every product produced.

Hardware Specifications

  • CPU Frequency : 1.2GHz
  • Hardware Encryption Engine
  • Memory : DDR2 256MB
  • Internal HDD/SSD : 3.5″ or 2.5″ SATA(II) X 2 (With optional 2.5″ Disk Holder) (Hard drive not included)
  • Max Internal Capacity : 8TB (2X 4TB HDD) (Capacity may vary by RAID types) (See All Supported HDD)
  • External HDD Interface : USB 2.0 Port X 2
  • Size (HxWxD) : 165 X 100 X 225.5 mm
  • Weight : 0.94Kg
  • LAN : Gigabit X1
  • System Fan : 92x92mm X1
  • Wireless Support (dongle)
  • Noise Level : 18.3 dB(A)
  • Power Recovery
  • AC Input Power Voltage : 100V to 240V AC
  • Power Frequency : 50/60 Hz, Single Phase
  • Power Consumption : 17.6W (Access); 5.5W (HDD Hibernation);
  • Operating Temperature : 5°C to 35°C (40°F to 95°F)
  • Storage Temperature : -10°C to 70°C (15°F to 155°F)
  • Relative Humidity : 5% to 95% RH
  • Maximum Operating Altitude : 6,500 feet
  • Certification : FCC Class B, CE Class B, BSMI Class B
  • Warranty : 2 Years

Notes :

  • Noise Level Testing Environment: Fully loaded with Seagate 1TB ST31000520AS hard drive(s) in idle; Two G.R.A.S. Type 40AE microphones, each set up at 1 meter away from the DiskStation front and rear; Background noise: 16.49-17.51 dB(A); Temperature: 24.25-25.75˚C; Humidity: 58.2-61.8%;
  • Power consumption is measured when fully loaded with Western Digital 3TB WD30EZRS hard drive(s).

DSM Specifications (See more)

  • Storage Management
  • Max File System Size : 16TB
  • Max Internal Volume # : 256
  • Max iSCSI Target # : 10
  • Max iSCSI LUN # : 10
  • Supported RAID Type : Synology Hybrid RAID, Basic, JBOD, RAID 0, RAID 1
  • RAID Migration : Basic to RAID 1
  • Volume Expansion with Larger HDDs : Synology Hybrid RAID, RAID 1
  • File Sharing Capability
  • Max User Accounts : 512
  • Max Groups : 128
  • Max Shared Folder : 256
  • Max Shared Folder Sync Tasks : 2
  • Max Concurrent CIFS/AFP/FTP Connections : 64
  • Windows Access Control List (ACL) Integration

Add-on Packages (See more)

  • Antivirus Essential
  • Audio Station
  • Cloud Station
  • Maximum of Concurrent File Transfers : 64
  • DHCP Server
  • Directory Server
  • DNS Server
  • Download Station
  • Maximum Concurrent Download Tasks : 30
  • Glacier Backup
  • HiDrive Backup
  • iTunes Server
  • Mail Server
  • Mail Station
  • Media Server
  • Photo Station
  • RADIUS Server
  • Surveillance Station
  • MAX IP cam # (Licenses required) : 5 (1 Free License) (See All Supported IP Cameras)
  • Total frame rate (FPS) : 50 FPS @ D1 (NTSC:720×480, PAL:720×576), 10 FPS @ WXGA (1280×800).
  • Syslog Server
  • Syslog Events per Second : 50
  • Time Backup
  • Maximum Task Number : 1
  • Video Transcoding : Type 1 (See more)
  • VPN Server
  • Maximum Connections : 5
  • 3rd Party Packages (See more)

Notes :

  • Surveillance Station throughput is tested with Axis M1011 (640X480) and Axis M1054 (1280X800); FPS set to 10 at every channel; Compression rate: 30%; Video Codec: MJPEG, MPEG4 (640X480 only), H.264; Recording Type is conducted with Motion Detection Recording (By Surveillance Station) and Continuous Recording; Actual performance may vary depending on camera settings and DiskStation loading.

Environment and Packaging

  • Environment
  • RoHS Compliant
  • Package Content
  • Main Unit X 1
  • Installation Disc X 1
  • Welcome Note X 1
  • Assembling Kit X 1
  • AC Power Adapter X 1
  • AC Power Cord X 1
  • RJ-45 LAN Cable X 1
  • Optional Accessories
  • Remote
  • Camera License Pack
  • Disk Holder : Type C
  • VS80

(Updated : 2013/04/14)

 

Technical Details

  • Brand Name: : Synology
  • Model: : DS212J
  • Warranty: : 2 years limited
  • Width: : 7.75 inches
  • Height: : 8.50 inches

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 3.9 x 6.5 x 8.9 inches ; 2.1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 4.2 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B005YW7OLM
  • Item model number: DS212J
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: November 4, 2011

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