Synology DS215j - 8TB reviews

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This server is a good all rounder.

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Product Features

WiFi Yes
Processor brand Marvell
Processor series Armada 375
Processor speed (Gigahertz) 0.8
Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 8000
Type of hard drive HDD
Number of USB ports 2
Connections RJ45
Connections WiFi
Height in cm 16.5
Width in cm 10
Operating system 22.55

Manufacturer's Description

Small budget, big possibilities

Designed for home and personal users, DS215j is a 2-bay NAS server featuring a dual-core CPU and rich features. Enjoy effortless data sharing and backup, multimedia streaming, and cloud synchronization without exceeding your budget. Your own cloud starts here.

Dual-core CPU brings a speedy private cloud server

Equipped with a dual-core CPU, DS215j delivers average reading speed over 111 MB/sec and writing over 87 MB/sec, a 19.4% gain on writing speed compared to its predecessor1. Enjoy faster data transfers, fast backup, as well as smoother cloud synchronization.

Built-in floating-point unit enhances multimedia processing

DS215j brings an optimal multimedia experience to home users. Powered by a built-in floating-point unit, DS215j speeds up thumbnail processing to enhance your photo viewing experience and transcodes audio tracks into MP3 format on demand to reduce streaming bandwidth.

SuperSpeed USB 3.0 accelerates transfer rates

DS215j comes with USB 3.0 ports to connect to various kinds of external storage devices, while ensuring fast and efficient file transfer speeds. Support for USB 3.0 offers transfer speeds of up to 5 Gbps (about 10 times faster than USB 2.0), meaning it takes less time to transfer data to external hard drives, while also consuming less power.

Award winning OS – DiskStation Manager

Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM) is a sleek, browser-based operating system running on every DiskStation and RackStation, which makes managing your Synology NAS a breeze. Featuring an intuitive user interface, DSM makes accessing and sharing your data smarter and simpler. Synology’s Package Center lets you download and install useful add-on packages designed specifically for individual or business needs, meaning you can enjoy more entertainment in your life or better productivity at work.

Your files anywhere with cloud service

DS215j brings you comprehensive cloud service. Cloud Station lets you sync files among DiskStations and multiple devices, including Windows PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android, as well as Windows mobile devices, whereas 2-way sync allows file synchronization among different DiskStations. You can even sync files between Google Drive, Dropbox, Baidu and DiskStation – establish your hybrid cloud to enjoy more storage flexibility and prevent data loss.

Backup data in multiple ways

No worries about data loss. DS215j is the perfect backup destination for your data, as it supports Windows Backup for Windows users, whereas Mac users enjoy native Time Machine support. You can choose your backup destination to not only be local hard disks, but also connected USB storage devices. Additionally, Backup & Replication allows you to schedule backup tasks and restore the server to any particular point in time, while still minimizing storage consumption and processing time by saving only the specific data block that has been changed between versions.

The most compatible sharing

Enjoy seamless files sharing across Windows®, Mac®, and Linux® platforms as DS215j offers comprehensive network protocol support including FTP, SMB2, AFP, NFS and WebDAV. With Windows AD and LDAP integration, DS215j can fit effortlessly into any existing network environment – there is no need for IT administrators to maintain two sets of credentials. You also won’t worry about missing files with the Recycle Bin feature which is supported on AFP, CIFS, File Station, and WebDAV. All files deleted in a shared folder will be automatically moved into the Recycle Bin.

Ultimate file center

File Station is a fast and secure feature to share and manage your files stored on DS215j. Just drag-n-drop and you can upload data from Mac or PC. Advanced filters make it easy to search for documents, photos, or videos. You can reach your files on mobile devices via DS file – a dedicated mobile app for file access, management, and sharing. HTTPS, SSL/TSL encryption, and link expiry dates also ensure file sharing over the Internet at a high security level.

Connect your data quickly and easily

Synology aims to provide you the most convenient way to enjoy all services on DS215j. With Synology QuickConnect, you don’t have to deal with difficult DDNS setup. QuickConnect frees you from complicated router configuration and port-forwarding, so your entertainment and work files can be accessed on any computer, laptop, or mobile devices instantly without extra charge.

Enjoy multimedia library

DS215j provides you a central platform to organize, backup, and share photos, music, and video collections. Featuring a streamlined and sleek interface, Synology packages – Photo Station, Audio Station and Video Station – let you build a seamless entertainment hub effortlessly. Since everything is saved on DS215j, you can enjoy more customizable content arrangement and sharing privileges, and no worries about extra monthly fees for storage capacity.

Stream content to your TV

DS215j is highly compatible with other devices, letting you manage and enjoy digital content with the devices you already have: computers, mobile devices, TVs, DLNA devices, and stereos. Synology offers the latest support for TV streaming, including Samsung TV, Roku players, Apple TV, and Google Chromecast, meaning you can stream digital content stored on DS215j to your widescreen TV effortlessly.

Get mobility with our apps

Synology offers versatile mobile apps – DS audio, DS video, DS photo+, DS cloud, DS file, DS download and DS cam – allowing you to access and manage the contents of your DS215j with smartphones and tablets. QuickConnect brings you an easy experience as it eliminates complicated router configuration or port forwarding. With Synology mobile apps, your multimedia collection and work files are always on the go.

DLNA Certified® media server

As a DLNA Certified® DMS (Digital Media Server), DS215j can serve as your primary media server, with the capability to host digital multimedia content for local or remote playback. Once connected to a router, DS215j streams music, photos, and videos to DLNA-compliant devices, such as DLNA TVs or gaming consoles without any pre-configuration. You can even browse and select content on DS215j using DS audio and designate a DLNA player within the same local network to play it.

Home surveillance, accessible for all

With the Surveillance Station add-on package and two free IP camera licenses, DS215j serves as your home surveillance hub. Simply connect multiple IP cameras to the home network, pair them with DS215j, and then easily view live surveillance feeds, record videos, or enjoy other advanced features like motion detection or push notifications. Support for thousands of IP cameras makes it easy to find compatible models and brands. Safeguard your home, without breaking the bank.

Eco-friendly NAS server

All Synology NAS is designed with energy efficiency in mind. DS215j only consumes 5.28W in HDD Hibernation and 13.42W in access. With special fan and the smart airflow design, the DS215j keeps the system running cool 24/7, while its noise dampening design makes it quieter than PC counterparts. Synology acknowledges the responsibility as a global citizen, so all Synology products are produced with RoHS compliant parts and packed with recyclable packing materials.

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Synology DiskStation DS215j 8TB (2 x 4TB WD Red) 2 Bay Desktop NAS Solution
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