Released January, 2009
The Pros:Very quiet - virtually silent. Synology Disk Station Manager software is frequently updated. Fully compatible with large-size hard drives - up to 2TB.
The Cons:Included software is not compatible with Mac OS X Snow Leopard. Underpowered hardware struggles with some of the more intensive applications like BitTorrent. Doesn't perform internal disk defrags.
The Synology DS210j is a small-office/home-office (SOHO) network server featuring dual drive bays. It is designed to function as the central repository of a medium-sized network and can in fact be configured with up to 2TB of storage space.
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It can also function as a DLNA media server, 24x7 BitTorrent server, an NZB download center, or even a print station, to name a few. Included also is Audio Station support for music, Internet radio stations, and iPod playback via USB. Signature to the DS210j though is its ability to offer comprehensive backup of PC desktop data (Data Replicator 3), Macintosh data (Time Machine), and even USB storage devices (USBCopy). Additional features include remote access via iPhone; website publication with PHP+MySQL; and even worldwide photo sharing.
- SOHO NAS
- Dual SATA/SDD Bays
- Gigabit Ethernet
- 24/7 Media Server
- Photo/Music/Video Streaming
- Web Publication (PHP/MySQL/OpenSource)
- Remote Access via Web/iPhone
- Automatic Data Backup
- CPU: 800MHz
- Memory: 128MB
- Internal HDD(Option 1): 3.5” SATA x2
- Internal HDD(Option 2): 2.5” SATA/SDD x2
- Max Capacity: 4TB
- External HDD Interface: USB 2.0
- LAN: Gigabit
- Protocols: CIFS, AFP, FTP, NFS, Telnet/SSH
- File System: EXT3, FAT, NTFS
- DLNA/UPnP Media
- iTunes Media
- Printer Server
- File Station
- Audio Station
- Photo Station
- RAID JBOD/0/1
- Backup Solution
User Reviews (1)
very quiet - virtually silent
Synology Disk Station Manager software is frequently updated
fully compatible with large-size hard drives - up to 2TB
built on open source software - includes many common Linux-based applications with SSH access
included software is not compatible with Mac OS X Snow Leopard
underpowered hardware struggles with some of the more intensive applications like BitTorrent
doesn't perform internal disk defrags
setup process can be fairly involved - not for those without any technical knowledge
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