Synology DiskStation DS212j 2-Bay NAS Server

Synology DiskStation DS212j 2-Bay NAS Server

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Synology DiskStation DS212j: Budget-friendly 2-bay NAS Server for Small Office and Home Use

Synology DiskStation DS212j is designed to provide a solution of file storage and sharing with data protection for your home environment with low power consumption, quiet operation and reliability. Running on DiskStation Manager (DSM) operating system, it delivers ease of use and a variety of features.


  • 24/7 Power-Saving Download Server
  • DLNA Certified Media Server
  • Effortless Backup
  • Anywhere Access
  • Power-saving with only 17.6 Watts in Operation
  • Running on Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM)

Multimedia Center at Home

DS212j brings innovative and enjoyable multimedia entertainment to your home. Enjoy sound and sensation while enriching your life with personal online albums and blog services. Your social life just gets better.The iPad, iPhone and Android App, DS audio, allows DiskStation users to stream music stored on DiskStation with their mobile devices wherever Internet access is available.

Media Server allows you to stream multimedia files with an UPnP Digital Media Adapter (DMA) to a stereo system or a TV-set. Sony PlayStation 3 and Microsoft XBox 360 are also supported.

iTunes Server is an easy way to share music with other iTunes clients over the network. You can use iTunes as a multimedia player to browse and play music stored on your Synology DiskStation.

Your 24x7 Download Server

Download Station functions as a 24x7 BT, FTP, HTTP, eMule, and NZB download center without a PC. The eMule & BT search engine allows search-n-download capability without installing additional desktop applications. RSS feed feature will bring the latest updates directly to you. You can subscribe to multiple RSS feeds that list the information of all your favorite downloads, and your download experience is entirely automated.

Back Up Your Precious Data

Desktop backup provides Windows PC users with the Synology Data Replicator for backing up desktop data to their DiskStation, while Mac OS X users can use Apple Time Machine to back up their critical data to DiskStation. Server backup includes several alternatives: Local Backup and Network Backup. You can back up data in shared folders or sub-folders and choose between incremental backup options or other flexible scheduling choices. All can be easily configured with a step-by-step wizard to make it simple to create an automated backup solution.

Build Your Personal Cloud

With Synology DS212j, you can centralize all the data and files and share with your family members within local network. If you find this way of managing files particularly useful and interesting, you can have your own personal cloud so the sharing coverage can be extended to the Internet.

The EZ-Internet wizard guides you through all the steps necessary to establish remote Internet access to your Synology DS212j. You will be allowed to remotely access your DS212j anywhere within minutes, and it is just that easy.

Access Files from Anywhere Manage your files on your Synology DS212j with File Browser which provides easy file navigation on your DiskStation, allowing you to copy, move, delete, rename, upload, or download files without boundaries. If you are always on the move, Synology provides a handy app, DS file for iPhone, iPad and Android users. Anything stored on Synology DS212j can now be accessed remotely using DS file via the Internet.

Share your Memories to Friends

Photo Station simplifies photo, video, and blog sharing to the public. Features such as theme personalization, blog, and user privilege settings make Photo Station your state-of-the-art lifestyle sharing center on the Internet. Photo Station syncs the album automatically to Facebook, so it is now even more closely intertwined with your social life.

Energy Efficient Design

Synology DS212j is designed with energy efficiency in mind. Not only does it provide a 92x92 mm fan and the better airflow to keep the system running cool 24/7, its noise dampening design makes it really quiet compared to PC counterparts. Synology DS212j consumes only 17.6 watts in operation, and its unique Scheduled Power On/Off feature lowers the power consumption to minimum.

All Synology products are produced with RoHS compliant parts and packed with recyclable packing materials. Synology acknowledges the responsibility as a global citizen to continually work to reduce the environmental impact of every product produced.



Product Description
Synology Disk Station DS212J - NAS server - 0 GB
Device Type
NAS server
Host Connectivity
Gigabit Ethernet
Total Storage Capacity
0 GB
Max Supported Capacity
8 TB
Installed Devices / Modules Qty
2 (max)
Dimensions (WxDxH)
10 cm x 22.5 cm x 16.5 cm
0.94 kg
1.2 GHz
Storage Controller
RAID Gigabit Ethernet - SATA 3Gb/s - RAID 0, 1, JBOD
Network adapter - integrated - 10Mb LAN, 100Mb LAN, GigE
256 MB
AC 120/230 V (50/60 Hz)
Manufacturer Warranty
2 years warranty



Device Type
NAS server
Host Connectivity
Gigabit Ethernet
Total Storage Capacity
0 GB
Max Supported Capacity
8 TB
Installed Devices / Modules Qty
2 (max)
10 cm
22.5 cm
16.5 cm
0.94 kg
Built-in Devices
Led panel

Processor / Memory

Processors Installed
1.2 GHz
RAM Installed
256 MB DDR2

Storage Controller

RAID - internal
Bus Type
Gigabit Ethernet
Interface Type
SATA 3Gb/s
Data Transfer Rate
1 GBps
Max Storage Devices Qty
RAID Level

Hard Drive

HDD - 2.5" / 3.5" shared


Network adapter - integrated
Data Link Protocol
10Mb LAN, 100Mb LAN, GigE
Network / Transport Protocol
Remote Management Protocol
Network Services Compatibility
Microsoft CIFS, Network File System (NFS), FTP, Apple File Protocol (AFP), Web-based Distributed Authoring and Versioning (WebDAV)
Firewall protection, print server, IPv6 support, IP address filtering, MySQL server, web server, backup server, download client, file sharing, Access Control List (ACL) support, Advanced Data Streaming (ADS), iTunes server, Samba support, FTP server, SMS alert, BitTorrent Client, e-mail server, UPnP Media Server, bandwidth control, surveillance station, DLNA Media Server, eMule client, e-mail notification

Expansion / Connectivity

Expansion Bays
2 (total) / 2 (free) x internal - 2.5" / 3.5"
2 x USB 2.0 - Type A , 1 x Ethernet 1000Base-T - RJ-45


Cables Included
2 x network cable - 2 m
Security lock slot (cable lock sold separately)
Compliant Standards
FCC Class B certified, RoHS, BSMI Class B
TAA Compliant


Power Device
External power adapter
Voltage Required
AC 120/230 V (50/60 Hz)
Power Consumption Operational
17.6 Watt

Software / System Requirements

Software Included
Drivers & Utilities

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support
Limited warranty - 2 years

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature
5 °C
Max Operating Temperature
35 °C
Humidity Range Operating
5 - 95%
Sound Emission
18.3 dBA


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Customer reviews

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5* fantastic piece of kit
Reviewed by Wolfgang on 06/01/2012
Easy to fit the HDD's, and begin to setup. The supplied OS failed to setup the initial partition (hence the 4) but a quick download of the latest OS from the Synology website and we were up and running.

don't know how I survived without this.
5* DS212j 2-Bay NAS Server
Reviewed by Paritar on 12/12/2011
DS212j 2-Bay NAS Server
5* Ideal for Home Use
Reviewed by Paul R on 14/11/2012
This unit really is the best small NAS server currently on the market. The options developed by Synology to access the data stored on the device work very well on both my Android phone and tablet and the backup utility is easy to set up and works well. There are so many options available that it will take several weeks to explore them all fully. I definitely recommend printing out the (156 page) user guide. It is essential reading to get the most from the device and really should be provided in printed format. Looking forward to setting up attcahed printers, experimenting with web server, buying an IP camera to use the NAS as a security system.....the list is almost endless. Just buy one, you won't regret it.
5* Superb NAS and media server
Reviewed by Dave G on 08/04/2012
I've used this with 2 x Western Digital 2TB Green drives, primarily as a media server running Logitech Media Server and the Logitech Squeezebox Touch device. A breeze to set up and configure, far better than a poor experience I hay with Netgear ReadyNAS. Highly recommended, and service from BT has been without issues.
4* lovely product
Reviewed by Grant on 21/10/2012
This is a great product. Delightfully simple to set up. The homescreen and available apps for pc and smartphones make sharing and viewing your data and media easy but this NAS does a lot more besides that. Haven't tried all the features yet but looking forward to accessing files when away from home and the Symform application is perfect if you want total data backup security; don't think any other NAS has Symform integrated like this!

My only slight niggle is the time it takes to 'convert' photos. If you want to view photos via the Synology apps etc, the system will automatically create various thumbnail copies of each image in different sizes. This is to speed up subsequent image viewing on your different devices with varying screen sizes i.e. don't then need to download the full 5mb image when viewed on smartphone. If like me you instantly drop 25000 jpegs on there it literally takes weeks to deal with these and often needs reset along the way... hence the 4 stars
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