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Synology DiskStation DS-119j 1-bay NAS Review

Rating: 8.0.

Synology's entry-level single drive NAS, the DiskStation DS115j, has been soldiering on for quite some time but now a new entry-level single disk model has arrived, the DiskStation DS119j. It sports an updated 64-bit processor, has a hardware encryption engine built in and costs less than £100.

The processor in the new DiskStation 119j is a step up from the one in the DS115j. The 32-bit Marvel Armada 370 SOC that powered the DS115j has been replaced by a 64-bit dual core Marvell Armada 3700 88F3720, clocked at the same speed as the 370 – 800MHz. The Armada 3700 also has a hardware encryption engine built in. The DS119j comes with 256MB of memory as standard and if feel you need a bit more poke from the memory department, sadly you are out of luck as you can't add to the system's memory.

The DiskStation DS119j combines frugal power demands – 5.01W in HDD hibernation and just 10.04W when fully active – with low noise emissions when it's hard at work.

Physical Specifications
Processor: Marvell Armada 3700 88F3720 (800MHz) dual core
Memory:  256MB DDR3L
Gigabit Ethernet Ports: 1
Rear panel connectors:  2 x USB 2.0, 1 x RJ45
Front panel connectors: none
RAID support: N/A
Cooling: 1 x 60mm
Drive Bays Supported: 1
Maximum hard drive size supported: 14TB
Maximum Capacity: 14TB
Maximum single volume size: 108TB
Internal File System support: EXT4
Dimensions (D x W x H): 166 x 71 x 224mm.
Weight: 0.7kg.

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