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Synology DS212j NAS Review – the new budget class leader

Rating: 9.5.

Today Synology launch their latest NAS system, the DS212j. This NAS is the budget friendly ‘entry level’ consumer model and over the years has proven to be one of the biggest selling NAS systems in the United Kingdom.

The DS212j can support up to 6TB of storage from two hard drives and offers low power consumption, console support and even full accessibility for Android and iOS devices.

Those who are confused with the Synology product naming conventions can use this as a guide:

“+” 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
First Digit = number of bays
Second numbers = year for the release

We can work out that this model is a member of the entry level consumer series, has 2 drive bays and was created for year 2012.

Highlights:

  • 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)

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