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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 Description

Capacity: Diskless

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

Product Details

Capacity: Diskless
  • Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 6.5 x 9.2 inches ; 2.8 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 5.2 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B008U69DDG
  • Item model number: DS213+
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (96 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: August 20, 2012

Technical Details

Capacity: Diskless
  • Number of Processors: 1
  • RAM: 0.5 GB
  • RAM Type: DDR3 SDRAM
  • Hard Drive: 8 TB
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Customer Reviews

Setup was very easy.
Christopher
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.
G. SKALA

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

227 of 245 people found the following review helpful By Joe Y. on March 15, 2013
Size Name: Diskless Verified Purchase
**Updated 3/19/2013**

***** 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. If you just do a basic setup on this and put all of your personal documents and photos on there, they are accessible to everyone who knows your "Internet IP" or "Website Name". I'm not saying that everyone out there is a certified hacker, but why take a chance on your personal information? Don't be that guy who sets up a home wireless router and leaves it "Unsecured".

Like I tell everyone that a little research goes a long way.

**Initial Instructions Before You Start On The NAS**

I had read a review that you can't really do anything with the NAS until you install at least 1 internal drive so I tested it and sure enough, all you can pretty much do is access the main setup webpage of the NAS but can't go further. That's fine though because you really shouldn't be doing anything until you have some drives anyway.
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42 of 44 people found the following review helpful By Christopher on January 2, 2013
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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 27 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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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Sam on September 11, 2012
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This NAS is fast. I use it as a file server, iTunes server, DLNA server in RAID 1 configuration and got excellent IO. RAID 1 showed a 20 MB/sec faster write/upload speed than Synology Hybrid RAID. Very pleased with it, everything you've read about Synology is true.
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