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Synology DiskStation 2-Bay (Diskless) Network Attached Storage DS213+

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  • CPU: Dual Core 1.067 GHz
  • Memory: 512MB DDR3
  • Internal HDD: 2x 3.5" or 2.5" SATA2
  • External HDD Interface: 2x USB 3.0 Ports, 1x USB 2.0 Port, 1x eSATA Port, 1x SD Card Port
  • LAN: 1x Gigabit
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Product Details

Capacity: Diskless
  • Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 6.5 x 9.2 inches ; 2.8 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 5.2 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • ASIN: B008U69DDG
  • Item model number: DS213+
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (101 customer reviews)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: August 20, 2012

Product Description

Capacity: Diskless

Synology DS213+ High-performance 2-bay All-in-1 NAS Server for SMB Users

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Customer Reviews

Setup was very easy.
All in all, I highly recommend this for a home/small business network and would purchase again.
J. Morse
The dual core in this DS213+ makes it a much faster unit than the DS209.

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

227 of 245 people found the following review helpful By Just A Random Reviewer on March 15, 2013
Size Name: Diskless Verified Purchase
**Updated 20Feb2015**

*******UPDATED 20FEB2015*******
I have been using this NAS/Server for a while now at home and it has been great. I checked yesterday evening and I'm only using about 66% of the 3.6TB storage on it. Not too bad. I have configured this to automatically update now (it checks in the middle of the night) so I don't really have to touch it much. I love the multiple layers of backups I have on this. I've been thinking about configuring a new Synology for my wife and I, move all of the data over to the new one, and reconfigure this one for my parents house. I could set up a portion of it for them to use there and another portion for my very own "Off-Site Backup" solution. I'm curious how long this will be able to run Synology's OS, though I have yet to run into any performance issues.
*******END UPDATE********

***** UPDATED 8JUN2013 BELOW *****

I just received my Synology DS213+ earlier this week. 2 days ago, I received (2) Seagate 4TB 5900RPM drives to put into it. I have some pics sitting on my camera that I'll upload later. I actually received the NAS a couple days before the drives came in. It's really hard to put an accurate Star Rating on this because of my background... I have been doing server and networking IT for the past 7 years and really love my job. This is my first home NAS/Server/etc... so I'm like a kid in a candy shop right now. The problem is that there were a lot of things that most people wouldn't understand or maybe care about, but I will try to hit as many of them as I can. I will say though, the more you understand about IT, the easier and more enjoyable this NAS (or any NAS at that) will be. Just be safe and please try to secure your personal information.
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43 of 46 people found the following review helpful By Christopher on January 2, 2013
Size Name: Diskless Verified Purchase
I've had the Synology DS213+ running for about seven weeks and I could not be more satisfied.

** The Hardware Setup **
The setup couldn't have been any easier. I screwed my hard drives into their holders and then slid them right into place. I used 2x Western Digital Red 3 TB NAS Hard Drive's (3.5") based on cost and some decent reviews (and they're on the compatibility list, which is important). Then just plug-in power & network and you're good to go.

** Software Setup **
Also a breeze. The device doesn't come with an OS (I suppose so that you always start with the latest), so I followed some really easy step by step instructions to have it automatically download and install. I walked through some setup screens where the drives were formatted and my admin account password was setup and I was up and running just like that.

** My Basic Setup **
As a home & home/office user, my needs are pretty basic. Using they AWESOME web based Operating System GUI (known as "DSM") I created accounts for everyone in the family and they all got home shares created for them. Now everyone has a safe place to keep their personal documents. I also created a "shared" share where everyone could share documents or we could put common things that we all need.

** My Applications **
There are a handful of applications that you can install using DSM. For me, I installed Photo Station (used to create photo albums easy access for the family), Video Station (for our Home Movies), and the iTunes Media Server (for all our MP3s) to show up in iTunes. As part of all of this, some additional folders are created (/photos, /videos, and /music) that I copied all of this up into.
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24 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Robert Owen on October 10, 2012
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I have owned 3 Buffalo Linkstation LS-Q4 (4*1TB) over the past two years. Two have failed at the system level (total data loss despite using RAID 5). All were very slow (average around 8MB/Sec write speed and not much faster at reading). I have now purchased a Synolgoy DS213+ configured with 2 Hitachi (WD) 4TB drives. So far I am very impressed. Performance is much better. Nice features like being able to access the drive even when it is rebuilding/verifying the RAID (which took around 18hours). With the Buffalo Linkstations it took several days to rebuild the array and it was totally inaccessible during that time. The built in management tools do everything I need. The optional applications are somewhat basic (iTunes server can only share with the iTunes program and not iPod/iPhone etc. and doesn't use the existing iTunes library meta data and the Email Server can't download email from an external POP3 account) but they are easy to install and uninstall. I'm seeing sustained write speeds of around 23MB/sec and multiple users can still use the device (the Buffalo got difficult to connect with (unresponsive) if one user was loading lots of data). Provided it doesn't fail in the near future I'd absolutely recommend this over the Buffalo Linkstation.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Nam on November 27, 2012
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Wow! I have to say that I am very pleased and impressed with this NAS Server. I know it's on the expensive side, but once I saved enough money, I took a chance and went with it and, boy, was it worth every penny.

I have been researching for a couple of years on how I can set up a server to host all of my HD quality movies. At first, I wanted to create one from a computer, but thought it would be too time-consuming. Then I found this neat little box. Don't be fooled by the size of this compact NAS. It's as powerful as you will ever need for the time being. So now, I have it set up with 2x3 TB of the WD Red NAS Drives running on Synology Hybrid RAID. Loaded all my movies and photos on there. Bought the Zyxel 500Mbps powerline to go with it and hooked up to my WD Live TV. It streams my HD movies flawlessly. NOTE TO OTHERS: you will need to get the powerline adapter if your NAS is not hard wired to the router because HD movies WILL NOT stream smoothly over wireless. If you decide you do not want to invest in a powerline, then you will have to run a CAT5e/CAT6 cable directly to your media player (WIRELESS WILL NOT WORK, I've tried it.)

Besides that, I also have all my pictures collections set up so I can share it with friends and family. They have the built-in Photostation that works kind of like Picasa if you're familiar with that.

Also, I have set it up so I can log in remotely from work so I can manage all my downloads with the built-in BitTorrent client it has. The DSM firmware that comes with this product is phenomenal and I have yet to use all the functions that it provides.
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