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Synology DS109j

$140.00 Released April, 2009

Product Shot 1 The Pros:BitTorrent, FTP, HTTP, eMule server. DNLA streaming. Comes with iTunes server and many other applications.

The Synology DS109j is an entry level single bay SATA NAS server aimed at home and personal use. The maximum capacity supported is 2TB and the unit accepts standard 2.5" replacement drives both HDD and SSD.

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Located on the back are two USB 2.0 ports, LAN connection, security lock slot and openings for the internal fan. On the front is another USB 2.0 port, Status/LAN/Disk LED's, a power button and a USB Copy button which allows you to quickly copy files from a USB device to the hard disk. Many features have been included with the DS109j that enable it to be used for a range of applications including a Web Server, streaming to DNLA compatible devices such as a flat screen TV, and the included Synology Download Station 2 program works as a 24/7 download center for BitTorrent, FTP, HTTP, eMule, and NZB .

The DS109j can also be used as an automatic backup system for all your home or office computers when used with the also included Synology Disk Station Manager 2.2 software. This is a web based application that is accessed from the web browser that can be configured to automatically backup your network computers. Many types of audio and video formats are supported which makes this a good home-media hub and a host of applications like Photo Station 3 and iTunes Server are included. Those looking for more space and RAID support in otherwise the same drive might be interested in checking out the DS209j.



  • CPU: 266MHz, 32bit@133, with floating point
  • Memory: 32MB
  • Internal HDD: 3.5" SATA(II) X1
  • Max Internal Capacity: 1TB (See All Supported HDD)
  • External HDD Interface: USB 2.0 port X3
  • Size: 160mm X 218mm X 63mm
  • Weight: 0.81kg
  • LAN: Gigabit X1
  • Fan: X1(50mmX50mm)
  • Noise Level: 25dB(A)
  • Power Recovery
  • AC Input Power Voltage: 100V to 240V
  • Power Frequency: 50Hz to 60Hz, Single Phase
  • Max Supported IP Camera: 1 (See All Supported IP Cameras)
  • 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
  • Maximum Operating Altitude: 10,000 feet


  • Surveillance Station 3
  • Photo Station 3
  • File Station 2
  • Audio Station
  • Web Station
  • Download Station 2
  • iTunes Server

iPhone Applications

  • DS photo
  • DS audio


  • Mail Station
  • phpMyAdmin
  • SqueezeCenter
  • Webalizer

Networking Protocols

  • CIFS
  • AFP (3.1)
  • FTP
  • NFS
  • Telnet/SSH


  • Firewall
  • Auto-Block
  • "FTP over SSL (explicit)" or "FTP over TLS (explicit)"
  • Encrypted Network Backup
  • Encrypted rsync
  • HTTPS Connection

File System

  • EXT3
  • FAT (External Disk Only)
  • NTFS (External Disk Read Only)

File Sharing

  • Max User Accounts: 128
  • Max Groups: 64
  • Max Shared Folder: 128
  • Max Concurrent Connections(SAMBA, FTP, AFP): 32


  • Synology Assistant
  • Synology Data Replicator 3
  • Synology Download Redirector
  • Add printer wizard

DLNA/UPnP Media Server Support

  • Sony PS3, Microsoft Xbox360 (See All Supported DMA)
  • Audio Format: AAC, FLAC, M4A, MP3, Ogg Vorbis, PCM, WAV, WMA, WMA VBR, WMA PRO, WMA Lossless
  • Video Format: 3GP, 3G2, ASF, AVI, DAT, DivX, DVR-MS, ISO, M2T, M2TS, M4V, MKV, MP4, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, MTS, MOV, QT, SWF, TP, TRP, TS, VOB, WMV, XviD
  • Image Format: BMP, JPG (jpe, jpeg), GIF, ICO, PNG, PSD, TIF (tiff), UFO
  • Playlist Format: WPL, M3U

iTunes Server Support

  • Audio Format: MP3, M4A, M4P, WAV4, AIF4
  • Video Format: M4V, MOV, MP4
  • Playlist Format: M3U, WPL

Audio Station Support

  • USB Mode: (Audio) AAC, FLAC, M4A, MP3, Ogg Vorbis, WMA, WMA VBR (Playlist) M3U, WPL (Internet Radio) SHOUTcast, Radioio
  • Streaming Mode: (Audio) MP3 (Playlist) M3U, WPL

Photo Station 3 Support

  • Video Format9: 3G2, 3GP, ASF, AVI, DAT, DivX, FLV, M4V, MOV, MP4, MPEG, MPG, QT, WMV, XviD, RM5, RMVB5, VOB5
  • Image Format: BMP, JPG (jpe, jpeg), GIF

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    BitTorrent, FTP, HTTP, eMule server

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    DNLA streaming

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    Comes with iTunes server and many other applications

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