Synology DiskStation DS213 2-Bay NAS Server

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Product Highlights

  • 2-Bay NAS Enclosure
  • 2.0 GHz Processor
  • 512MB DDR3 RAM
  • Holds Two 4TB SATA II 2.5/3.5" Drives
  • 8TB (2x 4TB) Capacity
  • USB 3.0/2.0 and SD Card Ports
  • Gigabit LAN
  • Supports iTunes, DLNA, FTP Server
  • iOS/Android Connectivity
  • Hot Swappable Hard Drives
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The Synology DiskStation DS213 2-Bay NAS Server is a dual bay enclosure that features room for two SATA II 2.5 or 3.5" hard drives or SSDs for a maximum total capacity of 8TB (drives are not included). It also features the ability to hot swap drives for ease and flexibility in case of data loss or corruption.

The transfer speed of data on and off the server is handled with USB 3.0 ports for up to 5Gbps speed. The unit also includes a Gigabit Ethernet port, USB 2.0 ports, and an SD card slot for even more flexibility and transfer options.

Backup options include network and local backup, desktop backup, shared folder syncing, and Apple Time Machine compatibility. It is also capable of backing up from and to USB flash drives and SD memory cards.

There are multiple configurations available - the DS213-2 can be used as a multimedia server, streaming music and movies over your Internet connection using DLNA and uPnP standards, or as a mail server with POP3, SMTP and IMAP support. You can also use it as an FTP server with bandwidth control, custom FTP passive port range, anonymous FTP and transfer log support. If you need a dedicated print server, the DS213-2 can also handle LPR, CIFS, IPP, Apple AirPrint and Google Cloud Print for up to 2 separate printers.

The server also has file sharing capability for individual and group user accounts, along with protocol for managing those accounts, which adds a layer of security to prevent unauthorized access to the server. It also supports RAID 0, 1, JBOD and hybrid RAID configurations, along with support for RAID migration so that you can move data from one RAID array to another.

Synology DS213 delivers an average 108.41 MB/sec reading speed under RAID 1 configuration in a Windows environment, and 65.36 MB/sec writing. DiskStation DS213 provides data sharing with an easy to use interface. They are available with USB 3.0 support with speeds of up to 5 Gbps. Additionally, hot-swappable drives make it easier for maintenance and hard drive replacement.
Office Applications
Applications are managed in the Package Center, an application portal that hosts applications as ready-to-use packages that combine software integration and one-click-installation. Additional approved 3rd party PHP web application such as content management, customer relationship management & e-commerce system can be hosted on DS213 by using Web Station with support for PHP/MySQL web content.
Data Encryption
The Synology DS213 is equipped with an encryption engine which offloads the encryption calculation task away from the main CPU, helping to improve file transfer speeds of the DiskStation. High-end features previously available only on enterprise level hardware are now accessible on the DS213. The DS213 provides share-level AES 256-bit encryption to aid in the prevention of unauthorized access attempts to the hard drives.
Energy Efficiency
Synology DS213 is designed with energy efficiency in mind. It provides a 92x92mm fan and a smart airflow to keep the system running cool 24/7, and it includes a noise-dampening design. The support of Wake on LAN/WAN, multiple scheduled power on/off and hard drive hibernation can further reduce power consumption and operation cost. All Synology products are produced with RoHS compliant parts and packed with recyclable packing materials.
Processor 2.0 GHz CPU
Encryption Hardware Encryption Engine
Memory DDR3 512MB
Storage Supports two hard drives: (hard drives not included)
2 x 3.5" or 2.5" SATA(II) hard disk or solid state drives

Check with the manufacturer for a full list of compatible drives

Hot Swappable Yes
Maximum Capacity 8TB (2 x 4TB HDD)
HDD Interface 2 x USB 3.0 Port
1 x USB 2.0 Port
1 x SD Card Port
LAN Port 1 x RJ-45 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet Port
System Fan 1x 92mm
Wireless Support Yes
Noise Level 19.9 dB(A)
Power Recovery Yes
Miscellaneous File Browser
File Station
Windows Access Control List (ACL)
FTP Server Bandwidth Control
Custom FTP Passive Port Range
Anonymous FTP
Transfer Log
Mail Server Supported Mail Server Protocol : POP3, SMTP, IMAP
Web Station Virtual Host (up to 30 websites)
Alternative HTTP Error Page
3rd-Party Applications Support
Surveillance Station MAX IP cam # (Licenses required) : 8 (1 Free License)

Total frame rate (FPS) : 80 FPS at D1 (NTSC:720x480, PAL:720x576), 20 FPS @ WXGA (1280x800)
Photo Station Supported Image Format : BMP, JPG (jpe, jpeg), GIF, RAW (arw, srf, sr2, dcr, k25, kdc, cr2, crw, nef, mrw, ptx, pef, raf, 3fr, erf, mef, mos, orf, rw2, dng, x3f)
Supported Video Format : 3G2, 3GP, ASF, AVI, DAT, DivX, FLV, M4V, MOV, MP4, MPEG, MPG, QT, WMV, XviD, RM, RMVB, VOB, RV30, RV40, AC3, AMR, WMA3
User can click and download the following video formats: RM, RMVB, VOB, RV30, RV40, AC3, AMR, WMA3, but not able to play it in Photo Station as compressed Flash video
Audio Station Supported Audio Format (USB Mode) : AAC, FLAC, M4A, MP3, Ogg Vorbis, WMA, WMA VBR
Supported Audio Format (Streaming Mode) : MP3, M4A, M4B
Supported Playlist Format : M3U, WPL
Internet Radio : SHOUTcast, Radioio
DLNA/UPnP Media Server PS3/Xbox 360 Support
Supported Audio Format : AAC, AIFF, APE, FLAC, M4A, Apple Lossless, MP3, Ogg Vorbis, PCM, WAV, WMA, WMA VBR, WMA PRO, WMA Lossless
Supported Video Format : 3GP, 3G2, ASF, AVI, DAT, DivX, DVR-MS, ISO, M2T, M2TS, M4V, MKV, MP4, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, MTS, MOV, QT, SWF, TP, TRP, TS, VOB, WMV, XviD, RMVB (The actual playback capabilities may vary depending on the DLNA/UPnP client)
Supported Image Format : BMP, JPG (jpe, jpeg), GIF, ICO, PNG, PSD, TIF (tiff), UFO
Download Station Supported Download Protocols : BT/HTTP/FTP/NZB/eMule
Maximum Concurrent Download Tasks : 30
iTunes Server Supported Audio Format : MP3, M4A, M4P, WAV, AIF, The music in WAV and AIF format can be streamed, but the metadata (ex: title, album) may not be indexed on the iTunes
Supported Video Format : M4V, MOV, MP4
Supported Playlist Format : M3U, WPL
Supported Client : iTunes for Windows and Mac
Print Server Max Printer # : 2
Printing Protocols : LPR, CIFS, IPP, AppleTalk, Apple AirPrint, Google Cloud Print, Multi Functional Print Server (for Windows PC only)
iOS/Android Applications DS photo+
DS audio
DS cam
DS file
DS finder
Windows Phone Applications DS finder
Networking Protocols CIFS
File System EXT4
EXT3(External Disk Only)
FAT (External Disk Only)
NTFS (External Disk Only)
Storage Management Max File System Size : 16TB
Max 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 : RAID 1
File Sharing Capability Max User Accounts : 2048
Max Groups : 256
Max Shared Folder : 256
Max Concurrent Connections : 256
Max Concurrent CIFS/AFP/FTP Connections : 128
Windows ADS Domain Integration Domain Users login via Samba/AFP/FTP/File Station
Backup Solutions Network Backup
Local Backup
Desktop Backup (using Synology Data Replicator 3 or Apple Time Machine backup application)
Shared Folder Sync - Max task number : 2
USB Copy
SD Copy
Configuration Backup
Security FTP over SSL/TLS
IP Auto-Block
Encrypted Network Backup over Rsync
HTTPS Connection
Management Auto DSM Upgrade
Administrator Group
Push Notification - MSN/Skype/Mobile Device
Email/SMS Notification
Customized User Quota
Syslog Support
DDNS Support
IPv6 Support
VLAN support
Resource Monitor
Connection Manager
UPS Management
Scheduled Power On/Off
Custom Management UI HTTP/HTTPS Ports
HDD Management HDD Hibernation
Dynamic Bad Sector Mapping
Utilities Synology Assistant
Synology Data Replicator
Supported Clients Windows XP onward
Mac OS X 10.5 onward
Ubuntu 9.04 onward
Supported Web Browsers Chrome
Internet Explorer : 8, 9
Safari (MAC) : 5
Environment RoHS Compliant
Certifications FCC Class B, CE Class B, BSMI Class B
Environmental Requirements Operating Temperature: 40° - 95°F / 5°C - 35°C
Storage Temperature: 15° - 155°F / -10°C - 70°C
Relative Humidity: 5% - 95% RH
Maximum Operating Altitude: 6,500'
Power Consumption Access: 18.48W
HDD Hibernation: 8.28W
Power Requirements AC: 100 to 240V, 50/60Hz, Single Phase
Dimensions (HxWxD) 6.49 x 4.25 x 9.18" / 16.5 x 10.8 x 23.32 cm
Weight 2.75 lb / 1.25 kg
Packaging Info
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.3 x 7.8 x 8.8"
Synology DiskStation DS213 2-Bay NAS Server
  • Assembling Kit
  • AC Power Adapter
  • AC Power Cord
  • RJ-45 LAN Cable
  • Installation Disc
  • Welcome Note
  • 2 - Year Limited Warranty
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