Synology DiskStation DS213air Network-Attached Storage System

Synology DiskStation DS213air Network-Attached Storage System

Synology DiskStation DS213air Network-Attached Storage System

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Product Highlights

  • Built-In WiFi for Wireless Environment
  • Features SuperSpeed USB 3.0
  • Quiet Design
  • Hassle-Free System Installation
  • Running on Synology DiskStation Manager
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  • 1Description

The Synology DiskStation DS213air Network-Attached Storage System is a one-stop solution for wireless sharing, web applications, and centralized storage. It is specifically designed for small office and home users who need a convenient full-featured network-attached storage solution for wireless sharing of data. This system helps you share and protect data, and increases productivity in comprehensive office applications.

This system can be used as Wireless Hotspot to provide WiFi ability to your network. The DS213air can be the sole networking device to all wireless clients in your surroundings. It can be used wirelessly in hard-to-reach locations for joining your network by acting as a WiFi client.

Simplify Your Network with 1 Device
DiskStation DS213air NAS System features a built-in WiFi adapter, and can serve as a wireless access point and provide WiFi coverage in hard-to-reach locations such as rooms too far away from the router, or on different floors. The included software components make it easy to build a fast, robust and secure wireless IP network from scratch. It is suitable for your home / office wireless networking environments and provides terabytes of storage and cloud applications.
Build Your Own Cloud
You can centralize and share up to 8TB of data and files with coworkers and friends with this system. If you find this way of managing files useful, you can have your own cloud by using Cloud Station to access and sync files across different computers. There is no need to configure a router to remote access the DiskStation DS213air NAS System; by using Synology's ezCloud, you can easily extend coverage to the Internet. Manage your files on this NAS system with File Browser, which provides browser-based file navigation on your DiskStation, allowing you to copy, move, delete, rename, upload, or download files without boundaries. If you are always on the move, this system provides a handy app, a DS file for iPhone, iPad, and Android users. Anything stored on this NAS system can now be accessed remotely using this DS file via the Internet.
Optimal Price / Performance Ratio
It delivers an average 108.07 MB/s reading speed under RAID 1 configuration in a Windows environment, and 58.66 MB/s writing. The DiskStation DS213air NAS System provides a reliable solution for data sharing with an easy to use interface, and comprehensive office applications, including a complete backup solution. It is equipped with USB 3.0 support, which offers transmission speeds of up to 5 Gb/s; therefore, this system takes less time for data transfer to external hard drives and consumes less power. 1
Multimedia Center at Home
This system brings innovative and enjoyable multimedia entertainment to your home. You can enjoy sound and sensation with personal online albums and blog services. The iPad, iPhone, and Android app, DS audio, allows DiskStation users to stream music stored on the system with their mobile devices wherever Internet access is available. Media Server allows you to stream multimedia files with a DLNA/UPnP compatible Digital Media Adapter (DMA) to a stereo system or a TV set. This NAS System also supports Sony PlayStation 3 and Microsoft XBox 360. iTunes Server is an easy way to share music with other iTunes clients over the network. You can use iTunes as a multimedia player to browse and play music stored on your DiskStation.
Back Up Your Precious Data
Desktop backup provides Windows PC users with the Synology Data Replicator for backing up desktop data to their DiskStation DS213air NAS System, while Mac OS X users can use Apple Time Machine to back up their critical data to DiskStation. Server backup includes several alternatives such as local backup and network backup. You can back up data in shared folders or sub-folders and choose between incremental backup options or other flexible scheduling choices. All of this can be easily configured with a step-by-step wizard to make it simple to create an automated backup solution.
Hassle-Free System Installation with Mobile Devices
Web Assistant is a Web-based utility to make the DS213air system as easy to install as possible. It is even possible to install the whole system with just a mobile device by setting up all vital system components in a few simple steps. Combined with a quick-start widget, users can simultaneously tour the DSM operating system and set it up to use right away.
Peace of Mind with Data Encryption
The DiskStation DS213air NAS System is equipped with an encryption engine, which offloads the encryption calculation task away from the main CPU, helping to improve file transfer speeds. Data protection is an important matter for businesses of all sizes. High-end features available on enterprise-level hardware are accessible via this NAS system to small and medium-sized businesses. It provides share-level AES 256-bit encryption to aid in the prevention of unauthorized access attempts to the hard drives.
Energy Efficient Design
It is designed with energy efficiency in mind. Not only does it provide a 92 x 92mm fan and better airflow to keep the system running cool 24/7, but its noise dampening design also makes it quiet. It consumes only 22.44W in operation, and its Scheduled Power On / Off feature lowers the power consumption to a minimum. The system hardware is manufactured using RoHS compliant parts and packed with recyclable packing materials.
In the Box
Synology DiskStation DS213air Network-Attached Storage System
  • Assembling Kit
  • AC Power Cord
  • AC Power Adapter
  • RJ-45 LAN Cable
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    CPU Frequency 1.6 GHz
    Memory DDR3 256 MB
    Internal HDD/SSD 2x 3.5" or 2.5" SATA II (hard drives not included)
    Maximum Internal Capacity 8 TB (2x 4 TB hard drives) (actual capacity will differ according to volume types)
    External Interface Storage: 2x USB 3.0 ports
    LAN 1x Gigabit
    Noise Level 19 dB (A)
    Wireless Features
    Operating Frequency 2.4 GHz
    Standards IEEE 802.11b/g/n
    Wireless Security WPA/WPA2-PSK, WiFi Protected Setup (WPS), Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP)
    Firewall NAT firewall with up to 100 rules
    Quality of Service WiFi multimedia standard (WMM) ensures smooth audio and video transmission
    Filtering Deny / allow by MAC address
    Applications File Station: Virtual Drive, Remote Folder
    Backup Solutions: Network, Local, Desktop (Window: Synology Data Replicator; Mac: Apple Time Machine backup application)
    Shared Folder Sync-Max Task Number: 2, Configuration backup, USBCopy / SDCopy
    Supported Mail Server Protocols : POP3, SMTP, IMAP
    FTP Server: Bandwidth Control, Custom FTP Passive Port Range, Anonymous FTP, Transfer Log
    Web Station: Virtual host (up to 30 websites), PHP/MySQL, 3rd-Party applications support
    Maximum 2 Printer Server
    Printing Protocols: LPR, CIFS, IPP, Apple AirPrint, Google Cloud Print, Multi-Functional Print Server (MFP functions are for Windows PC only)
    iOS / Android Applications: DS photo+, DS audio, DS cam, DS file, DS finder
    Windows Phone Applications: DS finder
    Settings Wake on LAN / WAN
    Encryption Hardware encryption engine
    User Privileges Windows Access Control List (ACL)
    Service Type Directory: Windows ADS domain integration and LDAP integration
    Networking Protocols CIFS, AFP, NFS, FTP, WebDAV, CalDAV, iSCSI, Telnet, SSH, SNMP, VPN (PPTP, OpenVPN)
    File System EXT4, EXT3 (external disk only), FAT (external disk only), NTFS (external disk only)
    Storage Management Maximum File System Size: 16 TB
    Maximum Internal Volume: 256
    Maximum iSCSI Target: 10
    Maximum iSCSI LUN: 10
    Supported RAID Type : Synology Hybrid RAID, Basic, JBOD, RAID 0, RAID 1
    File Sharing Capability Maximum User Account: 2,048
    Maximum Group: 256
    Maximum Shared Folder: 256
    Maximum Concurrent CIFS/AFP/FTP Connections : 128
    Security FTP over SSL/TLS, IP auto-block, Firewall, Encrypted Network Backup over Rsync, HTTPS connection
    Utilities Synology Web Assistant, 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 and 9, Firefox, Safari (Mac) 5
    Language English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Dutch, Russian, Polish, Hungarian, Brazilian Portuguese, European Portuguese, Turkish, Czech, Japanese, Korean, Traditional Chinese, & Simplified Chinese
    Environment RoHS compliant
    AC Input Power Voltage 100 to 240 V
    Power Frequency 50 to 60 Hz, single phase
    Power Consumption 22.44 W (access); 5.76 W (HDD hibernation)
    Operating Temperature 40 to 95°F (5 to 35°C)
    Storage Temperature 15 to 155°F (-10 to 70°C)
    Relative Humidity 5 to 95% RH
    Dimensions (H x W x D) 6.50 x 3.94 x 8.88" (165.00 x 100.00 x 225.50 mm)
    Weight 2.07 lb (0.94 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.4 x 8.9 x 7.9"

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