Powerful private cloud solution for home users
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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.
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.
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.
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 Drive
Cloud Station Server
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.
Powered by Synology DSM
Complete surveillance solution for recording, monitoring, and management.
Simplified backup solution for your Mac, PC, and mobile devices.
Powerful built-in file management and sharing services.
Award-winning operating system with an intuitive user interface and powerful capabilities.
Comprehensive built-in security tools are constantly updated to tackle evolving threats and protect your devices.
Complete multimedia solution for management, streaming, and playback.
- Status indicator
- LAN indicator
- Drive status indicator
- Power button and indicator
- USB 3.0 port
- Reset button
- Power port
- 1GbE RJ-45 port
- Kensington Security Slot
|CPU Model||Marvell Armada 385 88F6820|
|CPU Frequency||Dual Core 1.0 GHz|
|Hardware Encryption Engine|
|System Memory||512 MB DDR3|
|Compatible Drive Type||
|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.|
|RJ-45 1GbE LAN Port||1|
|USB 3.0 Port||2|
|Size (Height X Width X Depth)||165 mm x 100 mm x 225.5 mm|
|System Fan||92 mm x 92 mm x 1 pcs|
|Fan Speed Mode||
|Brightness adjustable front LED indicators|
|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)
|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|
|General DSM Specifications:|
|Networking protocol||CIFS, AFP, NFS, FTP, WebDAV, CalDAV, iSCSI, Telnet, SSH, SNMP, VPN (PPTP, OpenVPN , L2TP)|
|Supported RAID type||Synology Hybrid RAID (SHR), Basic, JBOD, RAID 0, RAID 1|
|File sharing capability||
|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:|
*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.
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)
1GbE SMB - Sequential Throughput via Encrypted Shared Folder (64KB)
1GbE SMB - Windows File Transfer (3GB file x 1)
1GbE SMB - Windows File Transfer (1MB file x 3000)
1GbE SM - Windows File Transfer via Encrypted Shared Folder (3GB file x 1)
1GbE SMB - Windows File Transfer via Encrypted Shared Folder (1MB file x 3000)
1GbE AFP - Mac File Transfer (3GB file x 1)
1GbE AFP - Mac File Transfer (1MB file x 3000)
1GbE Web Server - HTML Response Efficiency
|Responses per second||23813.06||65639||39309.4||23710.64||18677.36||19002.2||3633.57|
1GbE Web Server - PHP Response Efficiency
|Responses per second||4502.74||13329.55||8763.35||4481.41||3861.92||3362.31||765.5|
- Operating System: DSM 6.1
- Volume Type: RAID 5 (4 bay), RAID 1 (2 bay), Basic (1 bay)
- DS416slim: Fully loaded with Intel 535 Series 240GB SSDSC2BW240H6 SSD
- Other models: Fully loaded with Seagate ST6000VN0001 6TB HDD
- File System:
- [1-bay] DS116, DS115j
- [2-bay] RS217, DS216, DS216play, DS216j, DS216se
- [4-bay] RS816, DS418, DS418j, DS416slim
- [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
- 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
- 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.
Download the Synology DiskStation DS216j Datasheet (PDF).