DiskStation DS213
Synology® DiskStation DS213 is a feature-rich 2-bay NAS server
for workgroups and offices, specifically designed for users who
need to share and protect data cost-effectively, while increasing
productivity with comprehensive office applications.
Optimal Price/Performance
Optimal Price/Performance Ratio
Synology DS213 delivers an average 108.23 MB/sec reading speed under RAID 1
configuration in a Windows® environment, and 65.41 MB/sec writing1. DiskStation
DS213 provides a reliable solution for data sharing with an easy to use interface,
and comprehensive office applications, including a complete backup solution
making it one of the best values in 2-bay NAS devices available today.
Features SuperSpeed USB 3.0
Hardware Encryption Engine
Effective Backup Solutions
Hassle-free System Installation
Coming with USB 3.0 support which offers transmission speeds of up to 5 Gbps,
namely 10 times faster than USB 2.0, DS213 takes less time for data transfer for
external hard drives and consumes less power. In addition, hot-swappable
drives make it easier for maintenance and hard drive replacement.
Running on Synology
Effective Backup Solutions
DiskStation Manager (DSM)
Synology DS213 offers a centralized backup target to consolidate fragmented
and unstructured data across a network. PC users can back up their data to
Synology DS213 using Synology Data Replicator software, and Mac OS X® users
enjoy native Apple® Time Machine® integration.
A backup wizard is provided for backing up data from DS213 to another
Synology DiskStation or any rsync server via an encrypted connection, or to
an external hard drive via USB 3.0 connection. The wizard also makes it easy
to back up DiskStation data to the cloud via Amazon S3® or STRATO HiDrive. In
addition, users can back up and restore DiskStation shared folders in multiple
versions using Synology Time Backup package.
Shared Folder Sync allows users to synchronize a specific folder from Synology
DS213 to another DiskStation – a server-to-client backup mechanism that takes
place whenever something is changed on the server side. Users will be able to
share documents within their local office seamlessly and safely with encrypted
connection. When your DiskStation is down, you will be able to have an
immediate backup running in no time.
You can have your own cloud by using Cloud Station to freely access and
sync file across different computers. Cloud Station keep multiple versions of a
document in case of accidentally delete or upon any change.
Rich Office Applications
Synology DiskStation DS213 runs on renowned multitasking operating system, the
Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM). Offering a comprehensive list of business
applications, the DS213 can be customized to run multiple applications of
your choice to fulfill the requirement of your business environment. The DS213
replaces several pieces of traditional network hardware with rich features
designed specifically for workgroups and offices such as antivirus, video
surveillance, webmail, VPN, and LDAP directory services.
Figure 1) Cloud Station
Cloud Station Server on DS213 syncs user’s
data across several PCs or Macs seamlessly,
boosting office productivity.
Applications are managed in the Package Center, an application portal
that hosts applications as ready-to-use packages; to ensure high software
integration as well as one-click-installation to eliminate guess work during
installation. Additional approved 3rd party PHP web application such as content
management, customer relationship management & e-commerce system can
be hosted on DS213 by using Web Station with support for PHP/MySQL® web
Hassle-free System Installation Web Assistant is a web-based utility to makes every DiskStation as easy to install
as possible. Installation is done inside your existing web browser by setting up
all vital system components in few simple steps. Combined with a quick start
widget, users can simultaneously tour the DSM operating system and set it up to
use right away.
Peace of Mind with Data Encryption
The Synology DS213 is equipped with an encryption engine which offloads the
encryption calculation task away from the main CPU, helping to improve file
transfer speeds of the DiskStation.
Data protection is an important matter for businesses of all sizes. High-end
features previously available only on enterprise level hardware are now
accessible via Synology DS213 to small and medium-sized businesses. DS213
provides share-level AES 256-bit encryption to aid in the prevention of
unauthorized access attempts to the hard drives.
Energy Efficient with Cool and Quiet Design
Synology DS213 is designed with energy efficiency in mind. Not only does it
provide a 92x92 mm fan and the smart airflow to keep the system running
cool 24/7, its noise dampening design makes it really quiet compared to PC
counterparts. The support of Wake on LAN/WAN, multiple scheduled power
on/off and hard drive hibernation 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 the responsibility
as a global citizen to continually work to reduce the environmental impact of
every product produced.
Connections & Buttons
HDD Tray Cover
LED Indicators
SD Slot
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 Port
Copy Button
LAN Port
RESET Button
Power Button
Power Port
Technical Specifications
CPU Frequency
Hardware Encryption Engine
DDR3 512MB
Internal HDD/SSD
3.5” or 2.5” SATA(II) X 2 (hard drives not included)
Max Internal Capacity
8TB (2X 4TB hard drives) (The actual capacity will differ according to volume types.)
Hot Swappable HDD
External Storage Interface
1X USB 2.0 port, 2X USB 3.0 ports, 1X SD card slot
Size (HxWxD)
165mm X 108mm X 233.2mm
1X Gigabit
Wireless Support
Yes (wireless dongles not included)
Wake on LAN/WAN
Noise Level2
19.0 dB(A)
AC Input Power Voltage
100V to 240V
Power Frequency
50Hz to 60Hz, Single Phase
Power Consumption3
18.48 W (Access); 8.28 W (HDD Hibernation)
Operating Temperature
5°C to 35°C (40°F to 95°F)
Storage Temperature
-10°C to 70°C (15°F to 155°F)
Relative Humidity
5% to 95%RH
File Station
Virtual Drive, Remote Folder
Backup Solutions
Network Backup, Local Backup, Desktop Backup (Window: Synology Data Replicator; Mac®: Apple® Time
Machine® backup application), Shared Folder Sync - Max Task Number : 2, Configuraiton Backup, USBCopy/
SDCopy, LUN Backup - Max Concurrent Task Number: 2
Mail Server
Supported Mail Server Protocols : POP3, SMTP, IMAP
FTP Server
Bandwidth Control, Custom FTP Passive Port Range, Anonymous FTP, Transfer Log
Web Station
Virtual Host (up to 30 websites), PHP/MySQL®, 3rd-Party Applications Support
Printer Server
Max Printer #: 2, Printing Protocols: LPR, CIFS, IPP, Apple AirPrint™, Google Cloud Print™, Multi Functional Print
Server (MFP functions are for Windows® PC only)
iOS/Android™ Applications
DS photo+, DS audio, DS cam, DS file, DS finder
Windows Phone Applications
DS finder
Add-on Packages
Surveillance Station
Default IP cam #: 1, MAX IP cam # (licenses required): 8 (1 free license to install 1 IP camera. Additional
licenses can be purchased to expand the license quota.)
Directory Server
LDAP Directory Server, Backup and Restore LDAP Database
VPN Server
Maximum Connections : 5, VPN Method: PPTP, OpenVPN™
DHCP Server
Independent DHCP Server on Different Network Interfaces, Multiple Subnets Support, Address Reservation
Syslog Server
SSL Connection, Log Rotation: 6 months, 1 year, 2 years, 3 years, Email Notificaiton
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
Time Backup
Maximum Task Number : 2, Multiple File Versions Retained, Instant File Restoration
Cloud Station
Maximum User Accounts : 16, Retain Historical and Deleted File Versions
DLNA®/UPnP® Media Server
PS3®/Xbox 360® Support
Download Station
Supported Download Protocols: BT/HTTP/FTP/NZB/eMule
Maximum Concurrent Download Tasks : 30
Other Packages
Photo Station, Audio Station, iTunes® Server, 3rd-Party Packages
Networking Protocols
File System
EXT4, EXT3 (External Disk Only), FAT (External Disk Only), NTFS (External Disk Only)
Storage Management
Max File System Size: 16TB, Max Internal Volume #: 256, Max iSCSI Target #: 10, Max iSCSI LUN#: 10, Supported
RAID Type : Synology Hybrid RAID, Basic, JBOD, RAID 0, RAID 1
File Sharing Capability
Max User Account: 2048, Max Group: 256, Max Shared Folder: 256, Max Concurrent CIFS/AFP/FTP
Connections : 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, Synology Data Replicator
Supported Clients
Windows XP onward, Mac OS X® 10.5 onward, Ubuntu 9.04 onward
Support Browsers
Chrome, Internet Explorer®: 8, 9, Firefox®, Safari® (Mac): 5
Environment and Packaging
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Dansk, Norsk, Svensk, Nederlands, Русский, Polski, Magyar,
Português do Brasil, Português Europeu, Türkçe, Český,
RoHS Compliant
Package Content
DS213 Main Unit, Installation Disc, Welcome Note, Assembling Kit, AC Power Cord, AC Power Adapter, RJ-45
LAN Cable X1
Optional Accessories
Remote, Camera License Pack
2 Years
*Model specifications are subject to change without notice. Please refer to www.synology.com for the latest information.
1.The performance figures could vary on different environments.
2.Fully loaded with Seagate® ST31000520AS hard drive(s) in operation; Two G.R.A.S. Type 40AE microphones, each set up at 1 meter away from the DiskStation front and rear;
Background noise: 17.1 dB(A); Temperature: 24.2˚C; Humidity: 63%; More details about dB(A) value, check http://www.memtechacoustical.com/facts.asp
3.Measured with 2 Western Digital® 3TB WD30EZRS hard drives. The figures could vary on different environments.
across different platforms, and access data on-the-go. Synology aims to deliver products with forward-thinking features and the best in class customer services.
trademarks of their respective companies. Synology may make changes to specification and product descriptions at anytime, without notice. Printed in Taiwan.
Synology Inc.
Synology Inc.
3F-3, No. 106, Chang An W. Rd.,
Taipei, Taiwan
Tel: +886 2 2552 1814
Fax: +886 2 2552 1824
North & South America
Synology America Corp.
13343 NE Bel-Red Road
Bellevue, WA 98005, USA
Tel: +1 425 818 1587
Synology UK Ltd.
Etheridge Avenue,Brinklow,
Milton Keynes,MK10 0BP, UK
Tel: +44 1908 587422
Synology GmbH
Königsallee 92a
40212 Düsseldorf, Germany
Tel: +49 (0)211 5403 9658
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