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DiskStation DS216j
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Synology DiskStation DS216j

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Synology DiskStation DS216j 2-Bay NAS
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Overview:

Synology DiskStation DS216j is a 2-bay NAS server which perfectly fits home and personal users to build your own personal cloud. Simple yet powerful, Synology DS216j offers you a new experience of effortless data sharing, multimedia streaming, and cloud synchronization under its neat and sleek appearance. Synology DS216j is backed with Synology’s 2-year limited warranty.

  • A versatile personal cloud storage for everyday life
  • Dual-core CPU with hardware encryption engine
  • Over 112.75 MB/s reading, 97.6 MB/s writing
  • Brightness adjustable front LED indicators
  • Easy-to-use, web-based operating system on all browsers
  • Everywhere access with iOS/ Android™/Windows ready mobile apps
  • An integrated DLNA media server supporting multimedia streaming

Versatile Personal Cloud for Day-to-Day Life

Synology DS216j is a 2-bay, dual-core CPU NAS specifically designed for home and personal users, standing out to be one of the best values in 2-bay NAS servers available today. DS216j delivers over 112.75 MB/s reading and 97.6 MB/s writing under RAID1 configuration in a Windows environment.1 Equipped with hardware encryption engine, DS216j offloads the encryption calculation tasks from the main CPU.

The dual USB 3.0 ports provide transfer rates 10 times higher than USB 2.0. DS216j comes with the front LED indicators allowing adjustable brightness to 4 levels; the brightness can be automatically changed on a customized schedule. Powerful yet efficient, the low power comsumption of 14.85 watts during access and 6.95 watts during hibernation makes DS216j an eco-friendly NAS, reducing the operating expense. Running on Synology DiskStation Manager, DS216j delivers an abundance of feature-rich applications, making your daily life more convenient than ever.

Cross-Platform File Sharing

Synology DS216j supports comprehensive network protocols, ensuring a seamless file sharing experience across Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms. Windows AD and LDAP integration allows DS216j to fit quickly and effortlessly into any existing network environment without the necessity to recreate user accounts. Cloud Sync keeps your Dropbox, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, Baidu and Box storage in sync with your personal DiskStation at home. The Cloud Station Suite allows you to sync files among multiple devices — Windows PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android tablets/phones — effortlessly keeping everything up-to-date. While you enjoy the seamless file sharing, all the file sharing over the Internet is protected at a high security level with the HTTPS, firewall, and IP auto-block mechanisms supported by DS216j.

DLNA-Certified Media Server

As a certified DLNA DMS (Digital Media Server), DS216j serves as a ready media server with the capability to host digital multimedia contents for remote playback. DLNA-compliant devices can access the shared contents on DS216j in the same local area network without fussing over privilege settings. DS216j not only makes your multimedia files accessible without preconfiguration, but also transforms your mobile device into a remote control through Synology mobile apps. Movies, photos, and music can be immediately streamed to your TV or players, right from the palm of your hand.

Your Well-Rounded Multimedia Center

DS216j comes with abundant tools for you to manage your multimedia files with ease and convenience. Photo Station’s intuitive design allows you to effortlessly organize photos into customized categories, smart albums, and blog posts. With a few clicks, you can share your unique photos to popular social networking websites, from Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, to Weibo. Audio Station comes with a built-in lyrics plugin, Internet radio, and support for DLNA, AirPlay, and Bluetooth speakers for quality playback. With Video Station, you can watch movies and TV shows online and record your favorite programs with a DVB-T, DVB-S or DTMB tuner.

Anywhere/Anytime Availability

QuickConnect and EZ-Internet configure your DS216j for easy, effortless access over the Internet. Combined with Synology mobile apps, DS216j offers you anywhere, anytime access to your heart’s content. With DS photo, DS audio, and DS video you can enjoy anywhere access to your multimedia files; with DS download, DS file, and DS cloud, you can experience seamless file download, access, and synchronization.

Running on Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM)

Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM) is a web-based operating system tailor-made for every Synology NAS. Featuring an intuitive multitasking user interface, DSM provides destoplike experience to minimize effort in exploring and managing the DiskStation. The built-in Package Center allows you to download and install a variety of packages on demand, ranging from backup, multimedia, business, security and utilities. With all the built-in and add-on features, DSM provides you with complete and fine-grained control of your DS216j, helping you maximize productivity and make the best out of of your digital assets.

Energy-efficient with Cool and Quiet Design

DS216j is designed with energy efficiency in mind. It comes with a 92 X 92 mm fan providing smart airflow to keep the system running cool 24/7, and the noise-dampening design makes it ultra-quiet compared with the PC counterparts. The hard drive hibernation feature 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 its responsibility as a global citizen to continually work in reducing the environmental impact of every product produced.

Features:

Faster, personal cloud solution

Manage media and data, and backup your devices to DS216j with a powerful, all-in-one solution, delivering fast data transfer performance, DS216j is designed for cool and efficient operation with extremely low power consumption. The noise dampening design fits perfectly anywhere.

Easy file access with QuickConnect

Access files on your Synology NAS over the Internet without the hassle of setting up port forwarding rules, DDNS, or other complicated network settings. QuickConnect allows you to connect via a simple customizable address (e.g. https://customID.quickconnect.to), so that you can instantly access media and work files on any Windows/Mac/Linux computer, laptop, or mobile device without additional charge.

Easy file access with QuickConnect

Seamless integration with your mobile devices

Seamless integration with your mobile devices

Synology mobile applications are designed to allow quick and secure access to your data wherever you are.

  • DS Audio
  • DS Photo
  • DS Video


Synchronize files across your devices

Cloud Station Suite provides real-time data synchronization across all your devices, such as computers, mobile devices, and other Synology NAS whenever a file is modified. "Intelliversioning" keeps the most important file versions to better utilize storage space.

Cloud Station Sharesync

Cloud Station Sharesync

Cloud Station Drive

Cloud Station Drive

Cloud Station Server

Cloud Station Server

DS Cloud

DS Cloud


Disk mirroring for redundancy

With the support for RAID 0/1, JBOD, and two basic volumes, users can easily choose among RAID1, RAID0, or JBOD for additional security, improved performance, providing more flexible storage options to suit individual needs.

Disk mirroring for redundancy

Powered by Synology DSM

Surveillance Station

Surveillance Station

Complete surveillance solution for recording, monitoring, and management.

Desktop Backup

Desktop Backup

Simplified backup solution for your Mac, PC, and mobile devices.

File Server/Management

File Server/Management

Powerful built-in file management and sharing services.

DSM UI

DSM UI

Award-winning operating system with an intuitive user interface and powerful capabilities.

Security

Security

Comprehensive built-in security tools are constantly updated to tackle evolving threats and protect your devices.

Multimedia

Multimedia

Complete multimedia solution for management, streaming, and playback.


Product Views:


DS216j Front View
DS216j Left View
DS216j Left Side View
DS216j Rear View
DS216j Right Side View
DS216j Right View

Technical Specifications:


Front View
Rear View
  1. Status indicator
  2. LAN indicator
  3. Drive status indicator
  4. Power button and indicator
  5. Fan
  6. USB 3.0 port
  7. Reset button
  8. Power port
  9. 1GbE RJ-45 port
  10. Kensington Security Slot
Hardware Specifications:
CPU
CPU Model Marvell Armada 385 88F6820
CPU Architecture 32-bit
CPU Frequency Dual Core 1.0 GHz
Hardware Encryption Engine
Memory
System Memory 512 MB DDR3
Memory
Drive Bay(s) 2
Compatible Drive Type
  • 3.5" SATA III / SATA II HDD
  • 2.5" SATA III / SATA II HDD (with optional 2.5" Disk Holder)
  • 2.5" SATA III / SATA II SSD (with optional 2.5" Disk Holder)
Maximum Internal Raw Capacity 20 TB (10 TB HDD x 2) (Capacity may vary by RAID types)
Maximum Single Volume Size 16 TB
Notes "Compatible drive type" indicates the drives that have been tested to be compatible with Synology products. This term does not indicate the maximum connection speed of each drive bay.
External Ports
RJ-45 1GbE LAN Port 1
USB 3.0 Port 2
File System
Internal Drives EXT4
External Drives
  • EXT4
  • EXT3
  • FAT
  • NTFS
  • HFS+*
  • exFAT*
Notes
  • HFS+ is read only, max 2TB volume size.
  • exFAT Access is purchased separately in Package Center.
Appearance
Size (Height X Width X Depth) 165 mm x 100 mm x 225.5 mm
Weight 0.88 kg
Others
System Fan 92 mm x 92 mm x 1 pcs
Fan Speed Mode
  • Cool Mode
  • Quiet Mode
  • Low-power Mode
Brightness adjustable front LED indicators
Power Recovery
Noise Level 18.2 dB(A)
Scheduled Power On/Off
Wake on LAN/WAN
Power Supply Unit / Adapter 60W
AC Input Power Voltage 100V to 240V AC
Power Frequency 50/60 Hz, Single Phase
Power Consumption 14.85 W (Access)
6.95 W (HDD Hibernation)
British Thermal Unit 50.63 BTU/hr (Access) 
23.71 BTU/hr (HDD Hibernation) 
Environment Temperature
Operating Temperature 5°C to 35°C (40°F to 95°F)
Storage Temperature -20°C to 60°C (-5°F to 140°F)
Relative Humidity 5% to 95% RH
Other
Certification
  • FCC Class B
  • CE Class B
  • BSMI Class B
Warranty 2 Years
Notes
  • Power consumption is measured when fully loaded with Western Digital 1TB WD10EFRX hard drive(s).
  • Noise Level Testing Environment: Fully loaded with WD 1TB WD10JFCX hard drive(s) in idle; Two G.R.A.S. Type 40AE microphones, each set up at 1 meter away from the Synology NAS front and rear; Background noise: 17.2 dB(A); Temperature: 23.6˚C; Humidity: 58.2%.
General DSM Specifications:
Networking protocol CIFS, AFP, NFS, FTP, WebDAV, CalDAV, iSCSI, Telnet, SSH, SNMP, VPN (PPTP, OpenVPN , L2TP)
File system
  • Internal: Btrfs, ext4
  • External: ext4, ext3, FAT, NTFS, HFS+ (read only)
Supported RAID type Synology Hybrid RAID (SHR), Basic, JBOD, RAID 0, RAID 1
Storage management
  • Maximum single volume size: 16TB
  • Maximum internal volume: 256
  • Maximum iSCSI target: 10
  • Maximum iSCSI LUN: 10
File sharing capability
  • Maximum user account: 1024
  • Maximum group: 256
  • Maximum shared folder: 256
  • Maximum concurrent SMB/NFS/AFP/FTP connection: 128
Privilege Windows Access Control List (ACL)
Directory service Windows ADS Domain Integration, LDAP Integration
Security FTP over SSL/TLS, IP Auto-Block, Firewall, Encrypted Network Backup over Rsync, HTTPS Connection
Utilities Synology Web Assistant, Synology Assistant, Cloud Station, Photo Station Uploader, Evidence Integrity Authenticator
Supported client Windows XP onwards, Mac OS X 10.7 onwards, Ubuntu 12 onwards
Supported browser Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer: 9 onwards, Safari 8 onwards, Safari (iOS 7 onwards on iPad), Chrome (Android 4.0 onwards on tablets)
Language English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Dansk, Norsk, Svensk, Nederlands, Русский, Polski, Magyar, Português do Brasil, Português Europeu, Türkçe, Český
Packages and Applications:
File Station Virtual drive, remote folder, Windows ACL editor, compress/extract archived files, bandwidth control for specific users or groups, create sharing links, transfer logs
Backup Solutions Network backup; local backup; desktop backup; configuration backup; OS X Time Machine; backup data to public cloud; shared folder sync - maximum task number: 2
Mail Server Supported Mail Server protocols: POP3, SMTP, IMAP, support LDAP/AD account
FTP Server Bandwidth control for TCP connections, custom FTP passive port range, anonymous FTP, FTP SSL/TLS and SFTP protocols, boot over the network with TFTP and PXE support, transfer logs
Web Station Virtual Host (up to 30 websites), PHP/MySQL, 3rd-Party Applications Support
Printer Server Maximum printer: 2, printing protocols: LPR, CIFS, IPP, iOS printing, Google Cloud Print, multi functional print server (MFP functions are for Windows PC only)
Storage Advisor Volume and quota usage, total size of files, volume usage and trends based on past usage, size of shared folders, largest/most/least frequently modified files
Security Advisor Malware detection/removal, user account/password, network, system-related security scan
Log Center SSL connection, log rotation: 6 months, 1 year, 2 years, 3 years, email notification
Surveillance Station Maximum IP camera: 10 (total of 300 FPS at 720p, H.264) (Including two free camera licenses. Procurement of additional licenses is required.)
VPN Server Maximum connections: 5, supported VPN protocols: PPTP, OpenVPN, L2TP
Mail Station Webmail interface for Mail Server; receiving mails from multiple POP3 mailboxes, customizable SMTP server
Antivirus Essential Full System Scan, Scheduled Scan, White List Customization, Virus Definition Auto Update
Cloud Station Maximum concurrent file transfers: 128, retain historical and deleted file versions
Cloud Sync One or two-way synchronization with public cloud storage providers including Amazon Cloud Drive, Amazon S3-compatible storage, Baiduyun, Box, Dropbox, Google Cloud Storage, Google Drive, hubiC, Megafon Disk, Microsoft OneDrive, OpenStack Swift-compatible storage, WebDAV servers, Yandex Disk
DLNA/UPnP Media Server DLNA certified, PS3/PS4/Xbox 360/Xbox One support
Download Station Supported download protocols: BT/HTTP/FTP/NZB/eMule
Maximum concurrent download task: 30
Other packages Photo Station, Audio Station, iTunes Server, 3rd-party packages
iOS/Android applications DS cloud, DS file, DS finder, DS cam, DS note, DS audio, DS get, DS photo, DS video
Windows Phone applications DS file, DS finder, DS audio, DS get, DS photo, DS video
Environment & Packaging:
Environment RoHS Compliant
Packaging Content
  • RS216j main unit
  • Welcome note
  • Accessory pack
  • AC power cord
  • AC power adapter
  • RJ-45 LAN cable
Optional Accessories
  • Camera License Pack
  • 2.5” Disk Holder type C
  • VS360HD

*Model specifications are subject to change without notice. Please refer to www.synology.com for the latest information.
1 The performance figures could vary on different environments.

Performance:

2-bay NAS

Synology strives to enhance the performance of our NAS with every software update, even long after a product is launched. For enterprises and users that demand uncompromising performance from their servers, check the figures below to find the most suitable choice.

1GbE SMB - Sequential Throughput (64KB)

Model RS217 DS718+ DS218+ DS216 DS216play DS216j DS216se
Read 221.65 226.22 113.11 113.02 105.88 112.98 101.8
Write 171.6 188.27 112.62 108.54 82.05 98.42 64.1

1GbE SMB - Sequential Throughput (64KB)

1GbE SMB - Sequential Throughput via Encrypted Shared Folder (64KB)

Model RS217 DS718+ DS218+ DS216 DS216play DS216j DS216se
Read 118.64 226.13 113.11 112.35 21.21 87.61 30.21
Write 64.64 184.7 112.04 69.97 18.9 49.87 12.6

1GbE SMB - Sequential Throughput via Encrypted Shared Folder (64KB)

1GbE SMB - Windows File Transfer (3GB file x 1)

Model RS217 DS718+ DS218+ DS216 DS216play DS216j DS216se
Windows Download 111.89 112.36 112.77 111.47 100.39 111.34 96.33
Windows Download 111.32 111.83 111.55 110.67 85.52 98.42 59.37

1GbE SMB - Windows File Transfer (3GB file x 1)

1GbE SMB - Windows File Transfer (1MB file x 3000)

Model RS217 DS718+ DS218+ DS216 DS216play DS216j DS216se
Windows Download 82.04 85.53 84.53 82.11 70.07 79.66 5.62
Windows Download 58.54 68.21 68.39 59.47 43.64 54.03 32.27

1GbE SMB - Windows File Transfer (1MB file x 3000)

1GbE SM - Windows File Transfer via Encrypted Shared Folder (3GB file x 1)

Model RS217 DS718+ DS218+ DS216 DS216play DS216j DS216se
Windows Download 49.94 112.27 112.63 51.05 20.09 42.28 24.59
Windows Download 35.52 104.67 110.94 35.91 18.93 28.75 12.3

1GbE SMB - Windows File Transfer via Encrypted Shared Folder (3GB file x 1)

1GbE SMB - Windows File Transfer via Encrypted Shared Folder (1MB file x 3000)

Model RS217 DS718+ DS218+ DS216 DS216play DS216j DS216se
Windows Download 40.53 85.27 83.43 40.9 18.17 35.02 20.94
Windows Download 21.9 41.87 42.59 22.24 13.55 17.99 8.14

1GbE SMB - Windows File Transfer via Encrypted Shared Folder (1MB file x 3000)

1GbE AFP - Mac File Transfer (3GB file x 1)

Model RS217 DS718+ DS218+ DS216 DS216play DS216j DS216se
AFP Download 94.46 93.5 94.25 93.96 85.07 93.45 84.35
AFP Upload 94.09 92.49 92.9 93.19 62.02 84.43 57.05

1GbE AFP - Mac File Transfer (3GB file x 1)

1GbE AFP - Mac File Transfer (1MB file x 3000)

Model RS217 DS718+ DS218+ DS216 DS216play DS216j DS216se
AFP Download 50.25 68.68 69.81 50.26 44.11 49.35 42.2
AFP Upload 57.99 64.4 57.13 57.43 38.82 52.75 33.66

1GbE AFP - Mac File Transfer (1MB file x 3000)

1GbE Web Server - HTML Response Efficiency

Model RS217 DS718+ DS218+ DS216 DS216play DS216j DS216se
Responses per second 23813.06 65639 39309.4 23710.64 18677.36 19002.2 3633.57

1GbE Web Server - HTML Response Efficiency

1GbE Web Server - PHP Response Efficiency

Model RS217 DS718+ DS218+ DS216 DS216play DS216j DS216se
Responses per second 4502.74 13329.55 8763.35 4481.41 3861.92 3362.31 765.5

1GbE Web Server - PHP Response Efficiency

NAS:

  • Operating System: DSM 6.1
  • Volume Type: RAID 5 (4 bay), RAID 1 (2 bay), Basic (1 bay)
  • Drives:
    • DS416slim: Fully loaded with Intel 535 Series 240GB SSDSC2BW240H6 SSD
    • Other models: Fully loaded with Seagate ST6000VN0001 6TB HDD
  • File System:
    • EXT4:
      • [1-bay] DS116, DS115j
      • [2-bay] RS217, DS216, DS216play, DS216j, DS216se
      • [4-bay] RS816, DS418, DS418j, DS416slim
    • Btrfs:
      • [2-bay] DS718+, DS218+
      • [4-bay] RS815(RP)+, DS918+, DS418play
  • 1GbE Network Environments:
    • For models with single 1GbE LAN port: MTU 1500; connected to 1 client PC via HP 2530-48G switch
    • For models with multiple 1GbE LAN ports: Link Aggregation is enabled for Sequential Throughput tests; MTU 1500; connected to client PCs via HP 2530-48G switch

Client PC:

  • 1GbE SMB Network Environments:
    • For NAS models with single 1GbE LAN port: Intel Core i7-3770 3.40GHz; 32GB DDR3-1866; RAMdisk with 14GB source partition and 14GB target partition; Intel Gigabit CT; MTU 1500; Windows 7 64-bit
    • For NAS models with multiple 1GbE LAN ports: Intel Core i7-3770 3.40GHz; 4GB DDR3-1600; Intel 520 (120GB) SSD x 2; striped volume; Intel Gigabit CT; MTU 1500; Windows 7 64-bit
  • IOMeter setting for Sequential Throughput tests: Continuously read from/write to a single 8GB file for 3 minutes; Block size: 64KB
  • 1GbE Web Server Network Environment:
    • Intel Core i7-6700 3.40GHz; 16GB DDR4-2133; Intel Gigabit CT; MTU 1500; Ubuntu 16.04
    • (html) wrk -t 8 -c [10-250] -d 60s -H "Host: benchmark" http://DS_IP/index.html
    • (php) wrk -t 8 -c [10-250] -d 60s -H "Host: benchmark"http://DS_IP/echo.php
  • 1GbE AFP Network Environment: Mac Mini; 2.3GHz 4 core Intel Core i7; 16GB DDR3-1600; RAMdisk with 7GB source partition and 4GB target partition; MTU 1500; OSX 10.9

Special Note:

  • Performance figures are achieved in the Synology lab by using very powerful client computers with optimized network settings, and could vary in different environments. Regular office desktop or notebook computers may not be able to reproduce these figures.

Documentation:

Download the Synology DiskStation DS216j Datasheet  (PDF).

Pricing Notes:

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Our Price: $170.00