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Synology DiskStation DS213j
Your Own Cloud Entertainment Starts Here

Synology DiskStation DS213j dlna certified

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Synology DiskStation DS213j is a budget-friendly 2-bay NAS server for small offices and home use, specifically designed to provide a solution for file storage and sharing with data protection for your home environment with low power consumption, quiet operation and reliability. Running on DiskStation Manager (DSM) operating system, it delivers ease of use and variety of features.

  • Floating-Point Unit Enabled CPU Favored Multimedia Processing
  • Large 512MB RAM for Multitasking
  • Over 100MB/sec Reading, 70MB/sec Writing
  • Wake on LAN Ready
  • Cool and Quiet Chassis
  • DLNA® Compliant Media Server
  • Running on Synology DiskStation Manager

Optimal Price/Performance RatioHigh-Performance Multimedia Processing with Smart Energy Management

With a RAID 1 configuration in a Windows environment, Synology DS213j delivers read and write speeds of over 100MB/sec and 70MB/sec respectively, allowing you to share an entire Blu-ray quality video in less than 3 minutes. The built-in Floating-Point Unit CPU speeds up thumbnail processing to enhance photo viewing at different resolutions, while the large 512MB RAM ensures maximum speed when running multiple multimedia applications.

Synology DS213j is designed with energy efficiency in mind. Not only does it provide a large 92mm fan and smart airflow to keep the system running cool 24/7, but its noise dampening design makes it quiet compared to a public space in a library. Support for Wake on LAN/WAN, multiple scheduled power on/off, and hard drive hibernation can further reduce power consumption and operating costs.

Your Data is Safe with Synology

DS213j with Synology Hybrid RAID helps you balance storage capacity and data redundancy so you can have your space and use it too (custom RAID configuration available for advanced users). Your DS213j is also the ideal one-stop centralized backup solution: from PCs to NAS, NAS to NAS, NAS to peripheral storage media (such as USB stick) or NAS to remote storage via a whole host of options.

24/7 Download Portal24/7 Download Portal

Feed your data-appetite with Download Station, your 24/7 download portal. With its comprehensive built-in BT search engine, you can find and download files in just a few clicks. So turn off your PC and let your DS213j download all your content directly to your centralized storage. With DS download on iPhone and Android™, you can manage download tasks even while on the go.

Personal Entertaining Center

Personal Entertaining Center
DS213j changes your living room to a fascinating entertaining center with an integrated NAS as well as Internet connection.

Personal Entertainment Center

Enjoy multimedia easily with Audio Station, and Video Station. Find movies and TV shows online or record your favorite programs with a DVB-T stick, and play them on all devices including Windows, Mac, DLNA, AirPlay, Bluetooth, iOS, Android, and Windows Phone.

Take photos on your mobile device and let Instant Upload automatically send them to your DiskStation so they are ready for sharing through Photo Station or social networks including Facebook, Twitter, Plurk and Picasa.

Anywhere/Anytime AvailabilityAnywhere / Anytime Availability

QuickConnect and EZ-Internet configure your DS213j for accessing over the Internet with minimal effort. Combined with Synology's mobile apps for every popular feature, including DS photo+, DS audio, and DS video for anywhere multimedia access, DS download, DS file, and DS cloud for seamless file download/access/synchronization, DS cam for home security, you can enjoy your NAS anywhere, any time.

Powered by Synology DSM

Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM) is a web-based OS that provides private cloud service. It is designed to make your everyday living easier.

The built-in Package Center allows you to download and install the packages designed specifically for your unique needs, whether it's sharing files on the cloud, sharing photos on an online album, setting up a VPN environment or even an antivirus to protect your system. All will happen with just a few clicks.

The simple interface allows you to obtain and configure storage capacity with minimal friction. It provides you with complete control of your personal cloud and lets you access it anywhere. Synology DSM will help you maximize productivity and get more out of your digital assets with minimal fuss.

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Synology DS213j Front and Back View Diagram
Technical Specifications
Hardware Specifications
CPU Frequency Marvell Kirkwood 1.2GHz
Floating Point Yes
Hardware Encryption Engine Yes
Memory DDR3 512MB
Internal HDD/SSD 3.5" or 2.5" SATA(II) X 2 (hard drives not included)
Max Internal Capacity 8TB (2 x 4TB hard drive) (The actual capacity will differ according to volume types.)
External Storage Interface 2 x USB 3.0 ports
Size (HxWxD) 165mm x 100mm x 225.5mm
Weight 0.91kg
LAN 1 x Gigabit
Wake on LAN/WAN Yes
Wireless Support Yes (wireless dongles not included)
Noise Level2 19.0 dB(A)
AC Input Power Voltage 100V to 240V
Power Frequency 50Hz to 60Hz, Single Phase
Power Consumption3 19.82 W (Access), 3.65 W (HDD Hibernation)
Operating Temperature 5°C to 35°C (40°F to 95°F)
Storage Temperature -10°C to 70°C (15°F to 155°F)
Relative Humidity 5% to 95%RH
DSM Specifications
Max File System Size 16TB
Max Internal Volume Number 256
Max iSCSI Target Number 10
Max iSCSI LUN Number 10
RAID Synology Hybrid RAID, Basic, JBOD, RAID 0 and RAID 1 are supported
Synology Expansion Unit Support No
Max User Account 512
Max Groups 128
Max Shared Folder 256
Max Shared Folder Sync Tasks 2
Max Concurrent CIFS/AFP/FTP/File Station Connections 64
Synology Web Assistant (installer) Yes
General Specifications
Networking Protocols CIFS, AFP, NFS, FTP, WebDAV, CalDAV, iSCSI, Telnet, SSH, SNMP, VPN (PPTP, OpenVPN)
File System Internal: EXT4
External: EXT3, EXT4, FAT, NTFS
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, Synology Data Replicator
Supported Clients Windows XP onward, Mac OS X 10.5 onward, Ubuntu 9.04 onward
Support Browsers Chrome, Internet Explorer: 8, Firefox, Safari: 5
Add-on Packages
Cloud Station Maximum Concurrent Connections: 64, Retain Historical and Deleted File Versions
VPN Server Maximum Connections: 5, VPN Method: PPTP, OpenVPN™
Time Backup Maximum Task Number: 1, Multiple File Versions Retained, Instant File Restoration
Surveillance Station Default IP cam #: 1, MAX IP cam # (licenses required): 5 (1 free license to install 1 IP camera. Additional licenses can be purchased to expand the license quota.)
Download Station Supported Download Protocols: BT/HTTP/FTP/NZB/eMule
Maximum Concurrent Download Tasks : 30
Other Packages Antivirus Essential, Audio Station, DHCP Server, Directory Server, DNS Server, Glacier Backup, HiDrive Backup, iTunes Server, Mail Server, Mail Station, Media Server, Photo Station, Radius Server, Syslog Server, Video Station, 3rd-party packages
Environment and Packaging
Environment RoHS Compliant
Package Content
  • Main Unit
  • Installation Disc
  • Welcome Note
  • Accessory Pack
  • AC Power Adapter
  • AC Power Cord
  • RJ-45 LAN Cable
Optional Accessories
  • Remote
  • Camera License Pack
  • Disk Holder: Type C
  • VS80
  • VS240HD
Warranty 2 years

1. Fully loaded with Seagate ST31000520AS hard drive(s) in operation; Two G.R.A.S. Type 40AE microphones, each set up at 1 meter away from the DiskStation front and rear; Background noise: 17.1 dB(A); Temperature: 24.2˚C; Humidity: 63; More details about dB(A) value, check
2. Power consumption is measured when fully loaded with Western Digital 3TB WD30EZRS hard drive(s).


2 bay NAS Server

Windows Upload/Download (10GB File)
Model RS214 DS713+ DS214+ DS214play DS214 DS213air DS213j DS214se
Windows Upload 69.97 107.13 106.15 100.58 105.59 58.66 70.15 57.87
Windows Download 110.97 107.74 111.92 110.97 111.34 108.07 109.82 101.79
Model RS214
(Link Aggregation)
(Link Aggregation)
(Link Aggregation)
Windows Upload 78.44 135.84 153.42
Windows Download 167.34 202.30 208.65
Windows Upload/Download (10GB File)
Windows Upload/Download (1MB x 5000 Files)
Model RS214 DS713+ DS214+ DS214play DS214 DS213air DS213j DS214se
Windows Upload 36.11 51.62 46.63 45.44 45.21 36.87 37.85 37.32
Windows Download 56.56 69.06 66.92 65.14 65.14 62.21 61.34 57.05
Windows Upload/Download (1MB x 5000 Files)
AES 256-bit Encrypted File Upload/Download1 (5GB File)
Model RS214 DS713+ DS214+ DS214play DS214 DS213air
Windows Upload 15.48 20.62 21.38 10.54 17.95 12.42
Windows Download 28.72 30.56 37.81 14.04 31.53 22.63
AES 256-bit Encrypted File Upload/Download (5GB File)
iSCSI Write/Read2 (5GB File)
Model RS214 DS713+ DS214+ DS214play DS214 DS213air
iSCSI Write 86.37 106.07 106.51 96.40 107.95 94.02
iSCSI Read 75.01 88.06 94.72 86.20 95.31 77.84
iSCSI Write/Read (5GB File)
Web Server Responsiveness3 (1,000x requests)
Model RS214 DS713+ DS214+ DS214play DS214 DS213air
Seconds 125.91 28.49 64.41 48.82 80.31 139.16
Web Server Responsiveness (1,000x requests)

Test Environment:


Operating System: DSM 4.2 and DSM 4.3
HDD: WD2003FYYS 2TB HDDs (DS411slim uses WD5000BEKT 500GB HDDs, DS112+ uses HE103UJ 1TB HDD)
Volume Type: Basic (1-bay models), RAID 1 (2-bay models), RAID 5 (all other models)
Network Environment: 1Gbps LAN; MTU 1500; directly connected to the client PC and D-Link DGS-1210-28 for Link Aggregation testing

Client PC:

  1. For All Testings: Intel Core i7-3770 3.90GHz; 4GB DDRIII; Intel 520 120GB SSD x 2, RAID 0 ; Intel Gigabit CT; MTU 1500; Windows 7; Transfering single 10GB file (For Link Aggregation); Ubuntu 9.10; Apache v.2.2.12 (Web Server Responsiveness Testing)

(1) AES 256-bit Encrypted File Upload/Download test is conducted only on models with more powerful CPU/RAM.
(2) iSCSI targets formatted in NTFS; DS114 & DS112+ uses file-based iSCSI target, other models use block-based iSCSI target
(3) Benchmark Tool: (server) phpBB-3.0.7, (client) Apache benchmark tool command: ab -n 1000 -c 10 http://Server-IP/phpBB3.0.7/index


Download the Synology DiskStation DS213j Data Sheet (PDF).