Synology DS212J 2 Bay NAS

Synology DS212J 2 Bay NAS

The Synology DS212J 2 Bay Network Attached Storage (NAS) diskstation system is an ideal solution for the safe storage and sharing of your music collection over your home wireless network.

This Synology NAS provides a great deal more than just storage, some of the main features of the DS212j are:

  • Low power consumption, operating at around 17.6 watts, with scheduler allowing power on/off at set times.
  • Quiet operation, runs at around 18db which is much quieter than many of the other NAS systems available.
  • Reliability, ensuring the safe storage and sharing of your valuable files.
  • Ease of use and a wide range of features are delivered via the DiskStation Manager operating system.

The Synology DS212J supports two 3.5″ SATA(II) hard drives, or it can also be used with two 2.5″ drives using the optional 2.5″ disk holder accessory.  It should be noted that no hard drives are included as standard with this NAS system. Always check the Synology disk compatibility list before purchasing your hard drives.

The Maximum Capacity of this system is 8TB using two 4TB hard drives, however this actual usable disk space will depend on the chosen RAID configuration. This system supports RAID 0, 1, 5, 5+spare, 6 & 10.

This is quite a compact unit measuring 16.5cm High x 10cm wide x 22.5 cm Deep, but don’t let the small size deceive you as this is a very powerful and feature rich NAS system, offering additional features like:

  • 24/7 Power-Saving Download Server, allowing Bit Torrent, FTP, HTTP, eMule, and NZB downloads without a PC.
  • iTunes Server, allows the sharing of music with other iTunes clients across your home network.
  • DLNA certified media server, which allows the NAS to stream to other DNLA ready devices like the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360.
  • Backup Capabilities, allowing easy backup of your Desktop PC or Laptop to the DS212J and backup of your DS212J to local or network drives.
  • Print Server capabilities, allowing printing from clients to a USB connected printer.
  • Photo Station, allowing the sharing of Photos, Videos and Blogs.
  • Mail Server functionality, allowing clients to send and receive email via the NAS server.
  • Audio Station, a web based audio system allowing playback of music from your DS212J.

Overall the Synology DS212J Network Attached Storage server is a superb and affordable NAS system, that provides a perfect solution for storing your music library and a lot more.  If you are looking or an affordable NAS then DS212j is an excellent choice.

 

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