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Synology DS216j [12 months warranty]

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Product Description DS216j

DiskStation DS216j
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. 

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. 

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Type Tower
CPU Marvell Armada 385 88F6820 dual-core 1.0GHz
Nr. of HDD slots 2 slots
Harddisk interface 2,5'' SATA II, 2,5'' SATA III, 3,5'' SATA II, 3,5'' SATA III
RAID Single Disk, JBOD, RAID 0, RAID 1, Hybride RAID
External interface 2x USB 3.0
Encryption Hardware based
Link aggregation No
Redundant power supply No
Wireless No: Optional
Specials Cloud function
Package content "DS216j main unit
Welcome note
Accessory pack
AC power adapter
AC power cord
RJ-45 LAN cable
Warranty 1 year
EAN Code 4711174722143

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CPU Marvell Armada 385 88F6820 dual-core 1.0GHz
Hardware encryption engine Yes
Floating point unit Yes
RAM size DDR3 512MB
Compatible drive type 3.5” or 2.5” SATA III/II x 2 (hard drives not included)
Max internal raw capacity 16TB (8TB x 2 hard drives) (The actual capacity will differ according to volume types)
External ports USB 3.0 port x 2
Size (HxWxD) 165mm x 100mm x 225.5mm
Weight 0.88kg
LAN Gigabit (RJ-45) x 1
Wireless support Yes (wireless dongles not included)
Wake on LAN/WAN Yes
AC input power voltage 100V to 240V
Operating temperature 5°C to 40°C (40°F to 104°F)
Storage temperature -20°C to 60°C (-5°F to 140°F)
Relative humidity 5% to 95% RH
Networking protocols CIFS, AFP, NFS, FTP, WebDAV, CalDAV, iSCSI, Telnet, SSH, SNMP, VPN (PPTP, OpenVPN™, L2TP)
File system Internal: ext4
External: ext4, ext3, FAT, NTFS, HFS+ (read only)
Storage management Max File System Size: 16TB, Max Internal Volume #: 256
Supported RAID type Synology Hybrid RAID (SHR), Basic, JBOD, RAID 0, RAID 1
File sharing capability Maximum user account: 1024, Maximum group: 256, Maximum shared folder: 256 Maximum concurrent CIFS/AFP/FTP/File Station 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 clients Windows XP onwards, Mac OS X® 10.7 onwards, Ubuntu 12 onwards
Support browsers Chrome™, Firefox®, Internet Explorer®: 8 onwards, Safari® 7 onwards, Safari (iOS® 7 onwards on iPad®), Chrome (Android 4.0 onwards on tablets)

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