DiskStation DS216j
Synology® DiskStation DS216j is a 2-bay NAS server which perfectly fits home and personal
users to build your own personal cloud. Simple yet powerful, Synology DS216j offers you a new
experience of effortless data sharing, multimedia streaming, and cloud synchronization under its
neat and sleek appearance. Synology DS216j is backed with Synology’s 2-year limited warranty.
A versatile personal cloud storage
for everyday life
Dual-core CPU with hardware
encryption engine
Over 112.75 MB/s reading, 97.6
MB/s writing1
Brightness adjustable front LED
Easy-to-use, web-based operating
system on all browsers
Everywhere access with iOS/
Android™/Windows ready mobile
An integrated DLNA media server
supporting multimedia streaming
Versatile Personal Cloud for Day-to-Day Life
Synology DS216j is a 2-bay, dual-core CPU NAS specifically designed for home and personal
users, standing out to be one of the best values in 2-bay NAS servers available today. DS216j
delivers over 112.75 MB/s reading and 97.6 MB/s writing under RAID1 configuration in a
Windows® environment.1 Equipped with hardware encryption engine, DS216j offloads the
encryption calculation tasks from the main CPU.
The dual USB 3.0 ports provide transfer rates 10 times higher than USB 2.0. DS216j comes
with the front LED indicators allowing adjustable brightness to 4 levels; the brightness can
be automatically changed on a customized schedule. Powerful yet efficient, the low power
comsumption of 14.85 watts during access and 6.95 watts during hibernation makes DS216j an
eco-friendly NAS, reducing the operating expense. Running on Synology DiskStation Manager,
DS216j delivers an abundance of feature-rich applications, making your daily life more
convenient than ever.
Cross-Platform File Sharing
Synology DS216j supports comprehensive network protocols, ensuring a seamless file sharing
experience across Windows, Mac®, and Linux® platforms. Windows AD and LDAP integration
allows DS216j to fit quickly and effortlessly into any existing network environment without the
necessity to recreate user accounts. Cloud Sync keeps your Dropbox, Google™ Drive, Microsoft
OneDrive, Baidu and Box storage in sync with your personal DiskStation at home. The Cloud
Station Suite allows you to sync files among multiple devices — Windows PC, Mac, Linux, iOS
or Android™ tablets/phones — effortlessly keeping everything up-to-date. While you enjoy the
seamless file sharing, all the file sharing over the Internet is protected at a high security level
with the HTTPS, firewall, and IP auto-block mechanisms supported by DS216j.
DLNA-Certified Media Server
As a certified DLNA DMS (Digital Media Server), DS216j serves as a ready media server with
the capability to host digital multimedia contents for remote playback. DLNA-compliant
devices can access the shared contents on DS216j in the same local area network without
fussing over privilege settings. DS216j not only makes your multimedia files accessible without
preconfiguration, but also transforms your mobile device into a remote control through
Synology mobile apps. Movies, photos, and music can be immediately streamed to your TV or
players, right from the palm of your hand.
Your Well-Rounded Multimedia Center
DS216j comes with abundant tools for you to manage your multimedia files with ease and
convenience. Photo Station’s intuitive design allows you to effortlessly organize photos into
customized categories, smart albums, and blog posts. With a few clicks, you can share your
unique photos to popular social networking websites, from Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, to Weibo.
Audio Station comes with a built-in lyrics plugin, Internet radio, and support for DLNA,
AirPlay®, and Bluetooth speakers for quality playback. With Video Station, you can watch
movies and TV shows online and record your favorite programs with a DVB-T, DVB-S or DTMB
Cross-platform File Synchronization
Anywhere/Anytime Availability
Auto-synchronize your files among
DiskStation, PC and mobile devices using
Synology Cloud Station.
QuickConnect and EZ-Internet configure your DS216j for easy, effortless access over the
Internet. Combined with Synology mobile apps, DS216j offers you anywhere, anytime access
to your heart’s content. With DS photo, DS audio, and DS video you can enjoy anywhere
access to your multimedia files; with DS download, DS file, and DS cloud, you can experience
seamless file download, access, and synchronization.
Running on Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM)
Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM) is a web-based operating system tailor-made for
every Synology NAS. Featuring an intuitive multitasking user interface, DSM provides destoplike experience to minimize effort in exploring and managing the DiskStation.
The built-in Package Center allows you to download and install a variety of packages on
demand, ranging from backup, multimedia, business, security and utilities.
Wireless Multimedia Streaming
With all the built-in and add-on features, DSM provides you with complete and fine-grained
control of your DS216j, helping you maximize productivity and make the best out of of your
digital assets.
DS216j turns your living room into a
multimedia entertainment center.
Energy-efficient with Cool and Quiet Design
DS216j is designed with energy efficiency in mind. It comes with a 92 X 92 mm fan providing
smart airflow to keep the system running cool 24/7, and the noise-dampening design makes it
ultra-quiet compared with the PC counterparts. The hard drive hibernation feature can further
reduce power consumption and operation cost.
All Synology products are produced with RoHS compliant parts and packed with recyclable
packing materials. Synology acknowledges its responsibility as a global citizen to continually
work in reducing the environmental impact of every product produced.
Anytime Availability
Access your DiskStation anywhere using
Synology mobile apps.
Connections & Buttons
LED indicator
Power button
Reset button
USB 3.0 Port
Gigabit (RJ-45) LAN port
Kensington Security Slot
Power port
Technical Specifications
Marvell Armada 385 88F6820 dual-core 1.0GHz
Hardware encryption engine
Floating point unit
RAM size
DDR3 512MB
Compatible drive type
3.5” or 2.5” SATA III/II x 2 (hard drives not included)
Max internal raw capacity
16TB (8TB x 2 hard drives) (The actual capacity will differ according to volume types)
External ports
USB 3.0 port x 2
Size (HxWxD)
165mm x 100mm x 225.5mm
Gigabit (RJ-45) x 1
Wireless support
Yes (wireless dongles not included)
Wake on LAN/WAN
AC input power voltage
100V to 240V
Operating temperature
5°C to 40°C (40°F to 104°F)
Storage temperature
-20°C to 60°C (-5°F to 140°F)
Relative humidity
5% to 95% RH
Networking protocols
File system
Internal: ext4
External: ext4, ext3, FAT, NTFS, HFS+ (read only)
Storage management
Max File System Size: 16TB, Max Internal Volume #: 256
Supported RAID type
Synology Hybrid RAID (SHR), Basic, JBOD, RAID 0, RAID 1
File sharing capability
Maximum user account: 1024, Maximum group: 256, Maximum shared folder: 256
Maximum concurrent CIFS/AFP/FTP/File Station connection: 128
Windows Access Control List (ACL)
Directory service
Windows ADS Domain Integration, LDAP Integration
FTP over SSL/TLS, IP Auto-Block, Firewall, Encrypted Network Backup over Rsync, HTTPS Connection
Synology Web Assistant, Synology Assistant, Cloud Station, Photo Station Uploader, Evidence Integrity Authenticator
Supported clients
Windows XP onwards, Mac OS X® 10.7 onwards, Ubuntu 12 onwards
Support browsers
Chrome™, Firefox®, Internet Explorer®: 8 onwards, Safari® 7 onwards, Safari (iOS® 7 onwards on iPad®), Chrome (Android 4.0 onwards on
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Dansk, Norsk, Svensk, Nederlands, Русский, Polski, Magyar,
Português do Brasil, Português Europeu, Türkçe, Český,
File Station
Virtual drive, remote folder, Windows ACL editor, compress/extract archived files, bandwidth control for specific users or groups, create
sharing links, transfer logs
Backup Solutions
Network backup; local backup; desktop backup; configuration backup; OS X Time Machine; backup data to public cloud;
shared folder sync - maximum task number: 2
Mail Server
Supported Mail Server protocols: POP3, SMTP, IMAP, support LDAP/AD account
FTP Server
Bandwidth control for TCP connections, custom FTP passive port range, anonymous FTP, FTP SSL/TLS and SFTP protocols, boot over the
network with TFTP and PXE support, transfer logs
Web Station
Virtual host (up to 30 websites), PHP/MariaDB®, 3rd-party applications support
Printer Server
Maximum printer: 2, printing protocols: LPR, CIFS, IPP, iOS printing, Google Cloud Print™, multi functional print server (MFP functions are for
Windows PC only)
Storage Analyzer
Volume and quota usage, total size of files, volume usage and trends based on past usage, size of shared folders, largest/most/least
frequently modified files
Security Advisor
Malware detection/removal, user account/password, network, system-related security scan
Log Center
SSL connection, log rotation: 6 months, 1 year, 2 years, 3 years, email notification
iOS/Android applications
DS cloud, DS file, DS finder, DS cam, DS note, DS audio, DS download, DS photo, DS video
Windows phone® applications
DS file, DS finder, DS audio, DS download, DS photo, DS video
Add-on Packages
Surveillance Station
Maximum IP camera: 10 (total of 300 FPS at 720p, H.264)
(Including two free camera licenses. Procurement of additional licenses is required.)
VPN Server
Maximum connections: 5, supported VPN protocols: PPTP, OpenVPN, L2TP
Mail Station
Webmail interface for Mail Server; receiving mails from multiple POP3 mailboxes, customizable SMTP server
Antivirus Essential
Full system scan, scheduled scan, white list customization, virus definition auto update
Cloud Station
Maximum concurrent file transfers: 128, retain historical and deleted file versions
Cloud Sync
One or two-way synchronization with public cloud storage providers including Amazon Cloud Drive, Amazon S3-compatible storage,
Baiduyun, Box, Dropbox, Google Cloud Storage, Google Drive, hubiC, Megafon Disk, Microsoft OneDrive, OpenStack Swift-compatible
storage, WebDAV servers, Yandex Disk
DLNA/UPnP® Media Server
DLNA certified, PS3 ®/PS4®/Xbox 360®/Xbox One® support
Download Station
Supported download protocols: BT/HTTP/FTP/NZB/eMule
Maximum concurrent download tasks : 30
Note Station
Rich-text note organization with versioning, encryption, sharing, media embedding and attachments
Other packages
Photo Station, Audio Station, iTunes® Server, 3rd-party packages
Environment and Packaging
RoHS Compliant
Package content
DS216j main unit, Welcome note, accessory pack, AC power adapter, AC power cord, RJ-45 LAN cable
Optional accessories
Camera License Pack, 2.5” Disk Holder type C, VS360HD
2 years
*Model specifications are subject to change without notice. Please refer to www.synology.com for the latest information.
1.Performance may vary depending on the environment.
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