Synology DiskStation DS212j 2-Bay NAS Server

Synology DiskStation DS212j 2-Bay NAS Server

Synology DiskStation DS212j 2-Bay NAS Server

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Product Highlights

  • Holds Two SATA 2.5"/3.5" Drives
  • DLNA Certified Media Server
  • Standalone 24x7 Download Server
  • Personal Cloud Creation
  • Easy Backup Options and Remote Access
  • Energy Efficient 17.6 W Operation
  • Cross-Platform File Sharing
  • UPnP, iTunes, Photo and Printer Server
  • Surveillance and Web Station
  • Included DiskStation Manager Software
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  • 1Description

The DiskStation DS212j 2-Bay NAS Server from Synology is a high-performance, backup storage and server solution for home and office. While no drives are included with the DiskStation, it supports a max capacity of 8TB with either two SATA 3.5" hard disk drives or two 2.5" SATA hard disk or solid state drives. In addition, this DiskStation can configure the drives as a JBOD, RAID 0, or RAID 1, depending on whether you want faster data transfers or more secure data.

With the included Gigabit LAN port, you can connect the DiskStation to your router and access it locally on your network. The DiskStation has an EZ-Internet Wizard for setting it up from the internet. To facilitate ease of use between different operating systems, this DiskStation supports cross-platform file sharing between Ubuntu, Mac and Windows computers.

Ever-versatile, this DiskStation can function as a mail server, as it supports Outlook-like Web mail, SMTP, POP3, and IMAP. In addition, the Synology Web Station Virtual Host option allows users to host up to 30 websites on one single Synology DS212j. The built-in PHP+MySQL capability allows users to create interactive websites without complicated settings.

When it comes to backing up your data, you can save from Windows or Mac computers to the DiskStation. Windows users can use Synology Data Replicator 3 while Mac users can enjoy native Mac OS X Time Machine support.

As if that wasn't enough, the DiskStation can function as a variety of different servers, whether you need it to store and stream photos, video, audio or data within your office or over the internet. You can use it as a server for FTP, Mail, UPnP media devices, printing, iTunes, photos, videos, hosting websites, operating surveillance webcams or downloading bit torrent, http, FTP or eMule files.

High Performance

The Synology DS212j is designed for home or business users who require a reliable storage solution and demand high-performance for backup and file sharing

Full-featured Business Applications

Comprehensive network protocol support assures seamless file sharing across Windows, Mac, and Ubuntu platforms. Windows ADS integration allows the Synology DS212j to quickly and easily fit in an existing business network environment with no need to recreate user accounts
Windows ACL support provides much finer-grained access control and more efficient privilege settings, allowing users to enjoy native Windows experience
Internet file access is simplified with the included encrypted FTP server and the web-based file explorer, Synology 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
Synology Web Station with support for PHP/MySQL content allows for the hosting of up to 30 websites on a single Synology DS212j
Synology Surveillance Station offers a centralized interface to safeguard the office environments by deploying IP cameras throughout the network. This NAS Server supports up to 12
The Mail Station add-on turns the Synology DS212j into a mail server with a quick, painless installation
The USB printer sharing capability minimizes businesses' printing cost by allowing you to share the pinrter to multiple users within an office
With the NFS protocol or iSCSI target support in DSM 3.0, the Synology DS212j provides a seamless storage solution with Windows, Linux, or virtualization servers

Complete Backup Solutions

PC Users can back up their data to the Synology DS212j using the free Synology Data Replicator software, while Mac OS X users enjoy native Apple Time Machine integration
A backup wizard is also provided for backing up data in the DS212j to another Synology DiskStation or any rsync server via an encrypted transmission
With three USB ports and one eSATA port, you can backup your computer or network data to an external hard drive connected to one of these ports
Users can back up and restore DiskStation shared folders in multiple versions using the Synology Time Backup package

Peace of Mind with Data Encryption

The Synology DS212j is equipped with an encryption engine which handles the encryption calculation tasks, instead of having your computer's CPU handle it. This features helps to improve the file transfer speeds of the DiskStation
The Synology testing lab shows that the hardware encryption engine boasts a read speed that is about 200% faster than pure software-based encryption
DiskStation Manager 3.0 (DSM 3.0) provides share-level AES 256-bit encryption to aid in the prevention of unauthorized access attempts to your DiskStation's hard drives. You can also upgrade to DSM 4.2 after connecting to the Internet

Easy Setup and Management

The Synology DSM operating system offers an intuitive and easy-to-navigate web interface. For users who are limited on time and not familiar with configuring complicated routers, the Synology EZ-Internet Wizard simplifies the process of setting up access to the Synology DS212j from the Internet. The EZ-Internet Wizard walks you through all of the settings for configuring a variety of functions such as firewalls, port-forwarding, PPPoE, and DDNS registration
The multi-tasking web UI on DSM 3.0 lets users run multiple applications simultaneously on one tab browser and switch between them instantly. The User Home feature makes creating private shared folders for a large number of users an easy task as it minimizes the steps and time needed for the administrator to create private shared folders. Sub-folder privilege settings further extend the flexibility to allocate permissions for different workgroups. All of these features are performed in a web browser

Energy Efficient

Synology DS212j is designed with energy efficiency in mind. Not only does it provide the smart airflow to keep the system running cool 24/7, its 92mm fan provides quite operation
DS212j consumes a relatively low amount of power at only 17.6 watts in operation. The support of 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. Synology acknowledges the responsibility as a global citizen to continually work to minimize the environmental impact of its products
In the Box
Synology DiskStation DS212j 2-Bay NAS Server
  • Installation DVD
  • Welcome Note
  • Assembling Kit
  • AC Power Adapter and Cord
  • 2M RJ-45 LAN Cable
  • Limited 2 Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Hardware
    Processor 1.2 GHz CPU
    Encryption Hardware Encryption Engine
    Memory RAM: 256MB
    Wireless Supported but requires separately sold USB dongle
    Storage Supports two hard drives: (hard drives not included)
    2 x 3.5" SATA(II) hard disk drive
    2 x 2.5" SATA hard disk or solid state drives using Synology 2.5" Disk Holder

    Check with the manufacturer for a full list of compatible drives

    Maximum Capacity 8 TB (capacity may vary by RAID types)
    HDD Interface 2 x USB 2.0 Port
    LAN Port 1 x RJ-45 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet Port
    System Fan 1 x 92 x 92mm
    Wireless Support Yes
    Noise Level 19.4dB(A)
    Power Recovery Yes
    Software
    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)
    PHP/MySQL
    Alternative HTTP Error Page
    3rd-Party Applications Support
    Surveillance Station MAX IP cam # (Licenses required) : 5 (1 Free License) (See All Supported IP Cameras)
    Total frame rate (FPS) : 50 FPS @ D1 (NTSC:720x480, PAL:720x576), 10 FPS @ WXGA (1280x800)
    Recording Modes : Manual, Continuous, Motion Detection, Alarm, Motion Detection and Alarm
    Event Playback : Sync Mode (4 Channels), Time Slicing Mode
    Centralized Management
    Compression Formats : MJPEG, MPEG-4, H.264
    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, FLAC, M4A, MP3, Ogg Vorbis, PCM, WAV, WMA, WMA VBR, WMA PRO, WMA
    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
    Custom BT Port Range
    BT / eMule Bandwidth Control
    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
    Print Server Max Printer # : 2
    Printing Protocols : LPR, CIFS, AppleTalk, Appel AirPrint, Multi Functional
    Print Server (Only PostScript USB printers are supported in MAC environment)
    Packages Center Directory Server
    HiDrive Backup
    Mail Station2
    phpMyAdmin
    VPN Server
    Webalizer
    Squeezebox Server
    Syslog Server
    WordPress
    Time Backup
    iPhone/Android Applications DS photo+
    DS audio
    DS cam
    DS file
    DS finder
    General
    Networking Protocols CIFS
    AFP
    NFS
    FTP
    WebDAV
    iSCSI
    Telnet
    SSH
    SNMP
    File System EXT4
    EXT3(External Disk Only)
    FAT (External Disk Only)
    NTFS (External Disk Only)
    Storage Management Max Volume # : 256
    Max File System Size : 16TB
    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 : 512
    Max Groups : 128
    Max Shared Folder : 256
    Max Concurrent Connections : 64
    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
    Time Backup - Max task number : 2
    Time Machine Backup (Mac)
    Security FTP over SSL/TLS
    IP Auto-Block
    Firewall
    Encrypted Network Backup over Rsync
    HTTPS Connection
    Management Auto DSM Upgrade
    Administrator Group
    Email Notification
    SMS Notification
    Customized User Quota
    DDNS Support
    IPv6 Support
    PPPoE
    Resource Monitor
    UPS Management
    Scheduled Power On/Off
    Custom Management UI HTTP/HTTPS Ports
    HDD Management HDD Hibernation
    S.M.A.R.T.
    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
    Firefox
    Internet Explorer : 7, 8, 9
    Safari (MAC) : 4, 5
    Supported Mobile Devices iPhone OS 2.2.1 onward
    Android OS 1.5 onward
    Windows Mobile (IE Mobile or Opera 9.0 onward)
    Symbian OS 9.1, S60 3rd Edition onward
    Language : Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese Brazil, Portuguese European, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish
    Environment RoHS Compliant
    Certifications FCC Class B, CE Class B, BSMI Class B
    Environmental Requirements Operating Temperature: 40° to 95°F / 5°C to 35°C
    Storage Temperature: 15° to 155°F / -10°C to 70°C
    Relative Humidity: 5% to 95% RH
    Maximum Operating Altitude: 10,000 feet
    Power Consumption Access: 17.6 W
    Hibernation: 5.5 W

    Note: measured when fully loaded with Western Digital 3TB WD30EZRS hard drive(s)
    Power Requirements AC: 100 to 240V, 50/60Hz, Single Phase
    Dimensions (HxWxD) 6.49 x 3.93 x 8.87" (16.5 x 10.0 x 22.55 cm)
    Weight 33.15 oz (0.94 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.3 x 7.9 x 9.0"

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