Synology DiskStation DS115j Single Bay NAS Server

Synology DiskStation DS115j Single Bay NAS Server

Synology DiskStation DS115j Single Bay NAS Server

B&H # SYDS115J MFR # DS115J

Product Highlights

  • Synology DiskStation Manager OS
  • 1x 3.5" or 2.5" SATA III Drive Bay
  • Marvell Armada 370 800 MHz CPU
  • 256MB DDR3 RAM
  • 1x Gigabit Ethernet
  • 2x USB 2.0 Ports
  • Supports up to 512 Users
  • 24/7 Personal Cloud Storage and Sharing
  • Integrated Media Server
  • Surveillance Station
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Synology DS115J overview

  • 1Description

The DiskStation DS115j Single Bay NAS Server from Synology is a file backup, storage, and sharing solution that comes equipped with one drive bay that is capable of natively supporting 3.5" SATA III and SATA II hard drives. When using a separately sold adapter, the DS115j supports 2.5" hard drives and solid state drives. Using its single drive bay, this NAS will allow you to store and share a large number of files, including videos, music, photos, and documents with up to 512 users.

The DS115j runs the Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM) OS, which is a browser-based operating system which helps to simplify managing your Synology NAS. The NAS server is powered by an 800 MHz Marvell Armada 370 processor and 256MB of DDR3 RAM. The NAS is capable of achieving read speeds of 103 MB/s and features two USB 2.0 ports which allow it to be connected to your Windows, Mac, or Linux system. Internet connectivity is achieved via the included Gigabit Ethernet port, allowing your stored data to be shared with users throughout the network. Data may also be made remotely available through the free iOS and Android apps.

Using the integrated media server on the DS115j, you have the ability to stream digital multimedia content from the DiskStation to media devices for local or remote playback. You may also stream movies and music to a DLNA/UPnP compatible device to enjoy your favorite movies or shows stored on the DiskStation.

The DS115j also serves as a centralized backup target for all the computers in your home. Windows users can back up data to the DS115j via Windows Backup, while Mac OS X users will be able to take advantage of native Apple Time Machine integration. You have the ability to set the backup destination to not only be local hard disks, but also connected USB drives.

The DS115j is also engineered to be energy efficient. Not only does it offer a larger fan and smart airflow to keep the system running cool at all times, its noise dampening design of 18.1 dB(A) makes for quiet operation. The server supports numerous scheduled power on / off cycles and hard drive hibernation to further minimize power consumption and operation expenses.

The DS115j operates on 100-240VAC at 50/60 Hz and includes an accessory pack, an AC Adapter, and an Ethernet cable.

DiskStation Manager (DSM) OS
Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM) is a browser-based operating system which makes managing your Synology NAS simple. Featuring a user-friendly interface, DSM makes accessing and sharing your data smarter and simpler. Synology's Package Center lets you download and install useful add-on packages designed specifically for individual or business needs, meaning you can enjoy more entertainment in your life or better productivity at work
Home Surveillance
With the Surveillance Station add-on package and two free IP camera licenses, DS115j serves as your home surveillance hub. Simply connect multiple IP cameras to the home network, pair them with DS115j, and then easily view live surveillance feeds, record videos, or enjoy other advanced features like motion detection or push notifications. Support for thousands of IP cameras makes it easy to find compatible models and brands. Safeguard your home, without breaking the bank
Data Backup
The DS115j is good backup destination for your data, as it supports Windows Backup for Windows users, whereas Mac users enjoy native Time Machine support. You can choose your backup destination to not only be local hard disks, but also connected USB storage devices. Additionally, Backup & Replication allows you to schedule backup tasks and restore the server to any particular point in time, while still minimizing storage consumption and processing time by saving only the specific data block that has been changed between versions
File Station
File Station is a feature to share and manage files stored on DS115j. Just drag-and-drop and you can upload data from Mac or PC. Advanced filters make it easy to search for documents, photos, or videos. You can reach your files on mobile devices via DS file - a dedicated mobile app for file access, management, and sharing. HTTPS, SSL/TSL encryption, and link expiry dates also ensure file sharing over the Internet at a high security level
File Sharing
Enjoy file sharing across Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms as DS115j offers network protocol support including FTP, SMB2, AFP, NFS, and WebDAV. With Windows AD and LDAP integration, the DS115j can fit into any existing network environment without any need for IT administrators to maintain two sets of credentials. You also won't worry about missing files with the Recycle Bin feature which is supported on AFP, CIFS, File Station, and WebDAV. All files deleted in a shared folder will be automatically moved into the Recycle Bin
Cloud Service
Cloud Station lets you sync files among DiskStations and multiple devices, including Windows PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices, while 2-way sync allows file synchronization among different DiskStations. You can even sync files between Google Drive, Dropbox, Baidu, and DiskStation
Connect Your Data Quickly and Easily
With Synology QuickConnect, you don't have to deal with a difficult DDNS setup. QuickConnect frees you from complicated router configuration and port-forwarding, so your entertainment and work files can be accessed on any computer, laptop, or mobile devices instantly without extra charge
Multimedia Libraries
The DS115j provides a central platform to organize, backup, and share photos, music, and video collections. Featuring a user-friendly interface, the Synology packages - Photo Station, Audio Station, and Video Station - let you build an entertainment hub. Since everything is saved on the DS115j, you can enjoy a more customizable content arrangement and sharing privileges, without having to worry about extra monthly fees for storage capacity
DLNA Certified Media Server
As a DLNA Certified DMS (Digital Media Server), DS115j can serve as a primary media server, with the capability to host digital multimedia content for local or remote playback. Once connected to a router, DS115j streams music, photos, and videos to DLNA-compliant devices, such as DLNA TVs or gaming consoles without any pre-configuration. You can even browse and select content on DS115j using DS audio and designate a DLNA player within the same local network to play it
Stream Content to Your TV
The DS115j is compatible with other devices, letting you manage and enjoy digital content with the devices you already have: computers, mobile devices, TVs, DLNA devices, and stereos. Synology offers the latest support for TV streaming, including Samsung TV, Roku players, Apple TV, and Google Chromecast. This let you stream digital content stored on DS115j to your widescreen TV effortlessly
Synology offers mobile apps, including DS audio, DS video, DS photo+, DS cloud, DS file, DS download, and DS cam. These apps allow you to access and manage the contents of your DS115j with smartphones and tablets. QuickConnect helps eliminate complicated router configurations or port forwarding, meaning that with Synology mobile apps, your multimedia collection and work files are always on the go.

The full list of available apps includes:
  • Antivirus Essential
  • Audio Station
  • Cloud Station (128 max concurrent file transfers)
  • Cloud Sync, Directory Server
  • DNS Server
  • Download Station (20 max concurrent download tasks)
  • Glacier Backup, HiDrive Backup
  • iTunes Server, Java Manager
  • Mail Server
  • Mail Station
  • Media Server (DLNA Certification)
  • Photo Station
  • RADIUS Server
  • Time Backup (Maximum Task Number = 1)
  • Video Station (Video Transcoding = Group 2)
  • VPN Server (Maximum Connections = 5)

    The surveillance station is also available as a downloadable app and has the following specs:
  • Max IP Cam (Licenses required): 8 (including 2 free licenses)
  • Total FPS (H.264): 300 FPS @ 720p (1280x800), 80 FPS @ 1080p (1920x1080), 50 FPS @ 3M (2048x1536), 20 FPS @ 5M (2591x1944)
  • Total FPS (MJPEG): 120 FPS @ 720p (1280x800), 40 FPS @ 1080p (1920x1080), 30 FPS @ 3M (2048x1536), 20 FPS @ 5M (2591x1944)
  • Eco-Friendly NAS Server
    The DS115j is designed with energy efficiency in mind. DS115j only consumes 3.85W in HDD Hibernation and 12.6W in access. With special fan and the smart airflow design, the DS115j keeps the system running cool 24/7, while its noise dampening design makes it quieter than PC counterparts
    Optional Accessories
    Optional available accessories include:
  • Remote
  • Camera License Pack
  • Disk Holder: Type C
  • VS240HD
  • UPC: 846504001774
    In the Box
    Synology DiskStation DS115j Single Bay NAS Server
  • Accessory Pack
  • AC Power Adapter
  • RJ-45 LAN Cable
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    Synology DS115J specs

    Number of Bays 1 x 2.5"/3.5"
    Media Card Slots None
    Maximum Filled Capacity 16 TB
    Connections 1 x RJ45 (Gigabit Ethernet)
    2 x USB Type-A (USB 2.0)
    Compatible Drive Interface SATA III
    Total Raw Capacity None
    Type None
    Flash Memory None
    Processor Marvell Armada 370 Dual-Core
    Clock Speed Base: 800MHz
    iSCSI LUN 10
    iSCSI Target 10
    Max Concurrent Connections 64
    Max Folders 256
    Max Groups 128
    Max Sync Tasks 2
    Max User Accounts 512
    Max Volume Number 256
    File System Formats Supported External: EXT3, EXT4, FAT, HFS+, NTFS
    Internal: EXT4
    Power Consumption 12.6 W (Typical)
    3.85 W (Standby)
    Power Source AC Adapter
    AC Input Power 100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
    DC Input Power  60 VDC
    Operating Temperature 41 to 95°F / 5 to 35°C
    Operating Humidity 5 to 95%
    Storage Temperature -4 to 140°F / -20 to 60°C
    Certifications BSMI, CE, FCC, RoHS, as per Manufacturer
    Cooling 1 x 60 mm Fan
    Noise Level 18.1 dBA
    Dimensions 6.5 x 2.8 x 8.8" / 166.0 x 71.0 x 224.0 mm
    Weight 1.6 lb / 0.7 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.85 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.0 x 9.0 x 7.0"

    Synology DS115J reviews

    DiskStation DS115j Single Bay NAS Server is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 9.
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Nice, but not powerful I bought this to use as an IP security camera server. The Synology software is great, but the CPU on the DS115j is often pegged at 100%. Just seems like the CPU is barely able to keep up. I also have a Synology DS216+II and the DS-216 only shows about 30% CPU usage doing the same operations. I ended up returning this DS115j and will buy a more powerful NAS, the DS-218+. I suppose this DS115j works, but I would rather have something that has a little more power. If performance is not critical, this is a great NAS.
    Date published: 2018-01-02
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Underpowered thumbnails a problem We use the drive to store photos and user files. Accessing folders with large numbers of photos / thumbnail generation in Windows Explorer is problematic. Processor and memory are adequate but underpowered. If you are going to share photos with it you have to use their photo app (which is quite fully featured) and not just the windows utilities. If I would do this over again, I'd construct my own NAS using Windows or a Linux OS.
    Date published: 2017-09-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works exactly like I need ... and more. Needed a backup solution for personal digital photos and documents. This allows me to backup data off my computer. I also have an external disk attached, which I rotate. The disk station has a backup process I've setup to copy data to my external drive at night. I plan to swap the external drive weekly to keep one copy in a safe location in case of disaster. Excellent solution at a bargain price.
    Date published: 2016-07-14
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from works... lots to figure out So, I MADE the mistake of getting a single bay instead of the double... but I used it anyway and it works as expected. Does take time and not quite as simple as i would like. It had a glitch on file upload in safari not working; had to switch to chrome.
    Date published: 2017-01-31
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple setup, easy to use I bought the DS115 to replace an old NAS unit that stopped working. The hard drive in the old unit was still good so I was able to salvage that for the DS115. The total setup time for the unit was about 45 minutes, including the reformat of the hard drive. Once the drive was ready the next step was to add some storage folders. This was simple since the folders were already defined in the Synology setup tool and I just had to drag and drop those I wanted. Then I just accepted the default security, assigned my unique password and loaded the folders with the files backed up from the old NAS device. Then so that every computer could access the DS115 easily, I logged every computer on to the DS115 with my password and had each system save the password. Now when a system searches the Network the DS115 shows in the list and the folders are just a couple clicks away. I have used several different NAS devices over the years. I think the DS115 is one of the easiest to understand and use. Plus the hardware looks good, and operates quietly. I am satisfied.
    Date published: 2017-07-10
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good enough for storage, but apps are very slow. Synology has great apps like Drive and Moments, but they're too slow on this particular device. For pure NAS usage, it's cost effective. However, I wish I'd went with a higher-spec model.
    Date published: 2018-02-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Would buy again Needed a small NAS for just movies. This fits my requirements great. If you need anything more intensive I would opt for a more powerful CPU. But for light duty it is great.
    Date published: 2017-03-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome just what I needed for my small photo studio. Remote storage. Local access high speed. Do wish it came with a USB port up front. Maybe even USB 3
    Date published: 2015-01-18
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