Today we are looking at the latest NAS system from Synology – the DS213j. This NAS system is a budget friendly 2 bay offering for small office and home use. It is designed to consume minimal power and operate without creating a high level of fan noise. Is it an ideal purchase for a home user who wants a fast, inexpensive NAS server?
Our previous Synology reviews this year have focused on the premium Synology RackStation products, targeting the medium to high end business audience. We felt it was a good time to highlight the latest budget oriented model from the company. At only £175 inc vat from Amazon UK and offering speeds ‘up to 100MB/sec’ it certainly seems to tick all the right boxes. It can support two 4TB drives, for up to 8TB total storage capacity.
“+” series = performance range.
standard series (no digit) = mixture of performance and storage.
“j” series = entry level consumer, concerned about capacity but not performance.
DS = DiskStation
RS = RackStation
First Digit = number of bays
Second numbers = year for the release
- Floating-Point Unit Enabled CPU Favored Multimedia Processing
- Large 512MB RAM for Multitasking
- Over 100MB/sec Reading, 70MB/sec Writing
- Wake on LAN Ready
- Cool and Quiet Chassis
- DLNA Compliant Media Server
- Running on Synology DiskStation Manager