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Synology DiskStation DS213+ 2-Bay All-in-One NAS Server

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Product Highlights
  • 2-Bay All-in-One NAS Enclosure
  • Dual Core 1.067 GHz Processor
  • Integrated Floating Point Unit (FPU)
  • 512MB DDR3 RAM
  • Hold 2x SATA II 2.5/3.5" Drives
  • 8TB (2x4TB) Capacity (HDDs Not Included)
  • USB 3.0/2.0 and SD Card Ports
  • Gigabit LAN
  • Supports iTunes, DLNA, FTP Server
  • iOS/Android Connectivity

The Synology DiskStation DS213+ All-in-One 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. It has a 110.36 MBps read and 84.31 MBps write speed rating, and also includes a Gigabit Ethernet port, USB 2.0 ports and an SD card slot for even faster and more flexible transfer options. The DS213+ also includes a hardware-based Floating Point Unit that speeds up the processing computations.

Like the DS213-S, the DS213+ features backup options that 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.

The DS213+ 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+ 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.

Dual Core Performance
With Dual Core processing power, Synology DS213+ delivers an average 84.31 MB/sec writing speed under RAID 1 configuration in a Windows environment, and 110.36 MB/sec reading1. The built-in Floating-Point Unit makes for faster thumbnail processing to enhance photo viewing at different resolutions. Coming with USB 3.0 support which offers transmission speeds of up to 5 Gbps, namely 10 times faster than USB 2.0, DS213+ takes less time for data transfer for external hard drives and consumes less power.
Energy Efficient
Synology DS213+ delivers high performance when needed, but during low activity level it also uses a very small amount of power. During System Hibernation mode, DS213+ consumes only 2.6 watts of power to listen for network activities, and resumes back to operation in a very short amount of time upon demand. Compared to shutting off the whole system, System Hibernation brings a closer balance between smart energy management and system responsiveness.
Comprehensive network protocol support assures smooth file sharing across Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms. Windows ADS and LDAP integration allows the Synology DS213+ to quickly and easily fit in an existing business network environment with no need to recreate user accounts. Windows ACL support provides access control and privilege settings, allowing users to enjoy a native Windows experience. Internet file access is simplified by the encrypted FTP server and the web-based File Station. HTTPS, the built-in firewall, and IP auto-block support ensure file sharing over the Internet is protected at a high security level.
Software Management
Synology DiskStation DS213+ runs on renowned multitasking operating system, the Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM). Offering a comprehensive list of business applications, the DS213+ can be customized to run multiple applications of your choice to fulfill the requirement of your business environment. The DS213+ replaces several pieces of traditional network hardware with rich features designed specifically for workgroups and offices such as antivirus, video surveillance, webmail, VPN, and LDAP directory services.
The Package Center
Applications are managed in the Package Center, an application portal that hosts applications as ready-to-use packages; to ensure high software integration as well as one-click-installation to eliminate guess work during 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.
Backup Solutions
Synology DS213+ offers a centralized backup target to consolidate fragmented and unstructured data across a network. PC users can back up their data to Synology DS213+ using Synology Data Replicator software, and Mac OS X users enjoy native Apple Time Machine integration.

A backup wizard is provided for backing up data from DS213+ to another Synology DiskStation or any rsync server via an encrypted connection, or to an external hard drive via USB 3.0 or eSATA connection. The wizard also makes it easy to back up DiskStation data to the cloud via Amazon S3 or STRATO HiDrive. In addition, users can back up and restore DiskStation shared folders in multiple versions using Synology Time Backup package.
Shared Folder Sync
Shared Folder Sync allows users to synchronize a specific folder from Synology DS213+ to another DiskStation- a server-to-client backup mechanism that takes place whenever something is changed on the server side. Users will be able to share documents within their local office seamlessly and safely with encrypted connection. When your DiskStation is down, you will be able to have an immediate backup running in no time.
Languages Supported
English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Dutch, Russian, Polish, Magyar, Portuguese, Turkish, Czech, Korean, Chinese, Simplified Chinese
Processor Dual Core 1.067 GHz
Floating Point Yes
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 1
Please Note:

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
1 x eSATA Port
LAN Port 1 x RJ-45 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet Port
System Fan 1x 92x92mm
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)
3rd-Party Applications Support
Surveillance Station MAX IP cam # (Licenses required) : 12 (1 Free License)

Total frame rate (FPS) : 120 FPS @ 720p (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 : 50
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, 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
Volume Expansion with Larger HDDs : Synology Hybrid RAID, RAID 1
Synology Expansion Unit Support : No
File Sharing Capability Max User Accounts : 2048
Max Groups : 256
Max Shared Folder : 256
Max Concurrent CIFS/AFP/FTP Connections : 256
Windows ADS Domain Integration Domain Users login via Samba/AFP/FTP/File Station
Backup Solutions Network Backup
Local Backup
Desktop Backup (Window: Synology Data Replicator 3, Mac: Apple Time Machine backup application)
Shared Folder Sync - Max task number : 4
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 Devices
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 - 35°C
Storage Temperature: 15 - 155°F / -10 - 70°C
Relative Humidity: 5% - 95% RH
Maximum Operating Altitude: 10,000'
Power Consumption Access: 22.20W
HDD Hibernation: 10.08W
System Hibernation: 2.64W
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
Synology DiskStation DS213+ 2-Bay All-in-One 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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