Following the launch of the DS115j that we recently reviewed, Synology has launched their DiskStation DS215j today. A 2-bay NAS server designed for home and personal users to manage all their data while keeping their digital assets safe and secure.
The new line of J series NAS from Synology hits just the right spot with excellent performance at a low price point, and it does that while maintaining all the great features we’re used to from other Synology devices. The DS215j is using a dual-core MARVELL Amada 375 processor with Floating-Point Unit and Hardware Encryption Engine and it has 512MB DDR3 memory. This is more than enough for home environments and the DS215j can deliver read speeds over 111MB/s and writes over 87MB/s. That’s a 19% increase over its predecessor.
“The DS215j is packed with advanced technologies to deliver feature-rich applications for users to organize and share their data. Its appealing price tag and intuitive user interface make it a perfect fit for users who are looking to upgrade their NAS or to use NAS for the first time,” said Michael Wang, Synology’s product manager.
The DS215j has one USB 3 and one USB 2 port next to the Gigabit Ethernet port for additional external storage devices, printers or surveillance cameras. The power consumption is only 13.4 watts under full load and the noise level is rated to 18.5 dBA.
The recently released DiskStation Manager (DSM) 5.1 comes preloaded and is better than ever with increased functionality, security and connectivity options. The DS215j has started to ship globally and should become available very shortly. Amazon UK currently has it listed for £138.00 which is a bargain for a device like this. We will also have a review on this NAS coming soon, so keep your eyes on the page.
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