Built for you, a NAS providing home media storage in a powerful yet affordable way.
DS216j is specifically designed for home and personal users. With a dual-core CPU, this 2-bay NAS is intuitive and powerful, making sure users enjoy effortless data sharing, multimedia streaming and seamless file synchronization.
Dual-core CPU brings faster performance on your private cloud Equipped with a dual-core CPU with a hardware encryption engine, DS216j provides excellent reading speed over 112.75 MB/sec and writing over 97.6 MB/sec1, providing fast backup, as well as smoother cloud synchronization; while offloading encryption calculation tasks from the main CPU, allowing for faster data transfers.
Enhanced multimedia processing capability
DS216j brings an optimal multimedia experience to home users. Powered by a built-in floating-point unit, DS216j boosts thumbnail processing, enhancing photo browsing experience, as well as transcoding audio tracks into MP3s on demand to reduce streaming bandwidth.
4-level brightness control for front LEDs
DS216j comes with adjustable front LED indicators, allowing you to choose between four levels of brightness and set a schedule according to time and day, so you'll get the most comfortable and appropriate brightness level.
SuperSpeed USB 3.0 accelerates transfer rates
DS216j comes with two USB 3.0 ports to connect to various kinds of external storage devices, while ensuring fast and efficient file transfer speeds. USB 3.0 offers transfer speed 10 times faster than its predecessor, bringing a smoother experience when moving data to external hard drives, while consuming less power.
Award winning OS - DiskStation Manager
Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM) is a sleek, browser-based operating system running on every DiskStation and RackStation, which makes managing your Synology NAS a breeze. Featuring an intuitive user interface, DSM makes accessing and sharing your data smarter and simpler. Synology's Package Center lets you download and install useful add-on packages designed specifically for individual or business needs, meaning you can enjoy more entertainment in your life or better productivity at work.
Your files anywhere with cloud service
DS216j brings you comprehensive cloud service. Cloud Station lets you sync files among DiskStations and multiple devices, including Windows PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android, as well as Windows mobile devices, whereas 2-way sync allows file synchronization among different DiskStations. You can even sync your DiskStation with Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox, Box, hubiC, and Baidu Cloud — establish your hybrid cloud to enjoy more storage flexibility and prevent data loss.
Backup data in multiple ways
DS216j is the perfect backup destination for your data. No matter you are a Windows or Mac user, you can back up everything on your computer directly to Synology NAS using Cloud Station. Mac users also enjoy native Apple® Time Machine support. You can specify your backup destination as not only local hard drives, but also connected USB storage devices, or public cloud services, such as Amazon S3, Amazon Glacier, Microsoft Azure, SFR, and hicloud. Additionally, "Backup & Replication" allows you to schedule backup tasks and restore the server to any particular point in time, while minimizing storage consumption and processing time by saving only specific data blocks that are changed between versions.
The most compatible sharing
Enjoy seamless files sharing across Windows®, Mac®, and Linux® platforms as DS216j offers comprehensive network protocol support including FTP, SMB2, AFP, NFS and WebDAV. With Windows AD and LDAP integration, DS216j can fit effortlessly into any existing network environment - there is no need for IT administrators to maintain two sets of credentials. You also won't worry about missing files with the Recycle Bin feature which is supported on AFP, CIFS, File Station, and WebDAV. All files deleted in a shared folder will be automatically moved into the Recycle Bin.
Ultimate file center
File Station is a fast and secure feature for sharing and managing your files stored on DS216j. Just drag-n-drop and upload data from Mac or PC. Advanced filters make it easy to search for documents, photos, or videos. With built-in FTP or email clients, DS216j lets you organize and share files through an advanced web application effortlessly. You can even share files and folders with others by simply sending a link. Files can be reached on mobile devices via the companion mobile app DS file. HTTPS, SSL/TLS encryption, and link expiry dates also ensure file sharing over the Internet is highly secure.
Connect your data quickly and easily
Synology aims to provide you the most convenient way to enjoy all services on DS216j. With Synology QuickConnect, you don't have to deal with difficult DDNS setup. QuickConnect frees you from complicated router configuration and port-forwarding, so your entertainment and work files can be accessed on any computer, laptop, or mobile devices instantly without extra charge.
Enjoy multimedia library
DS216j provides you a central platform to organize, backup, and share photos, music, and video collections. Featuring a streamlined and sleek interface, Synology packages — Photo Station, Audio Station and Video Station — let you build a seamless entertainment hub effortlessly. Since everything is saved on DS216j, you can enjoy more customizable content arrangement, and no worries about extra monthly fees for storage capacity. Better yet, your digital collections can be shared with others via a simple link.
Stream content to your TV
DS216j is highly compatible with other devices, letting you manage and enjoy digital content with the devices you already have: computers, mobile devices, TVs, DLNA devices, and stereos. Synology offers the latest support for TV streaming, including Samsung TV, Roku players, Apple TV, and Google Chromecast, meaning you can stream digital content stored on DS216j to your widescreen TV effortlessly.
Get mobility with our apps
Synology develops versatile mobile apps — DS note, DS audio, DS video, DS photo+, DS cloud, DS file, DS download and DS cam — allowing you to access and manage the contents of your DS216j with smartphones and tablets. QuickConnect brings an easier network experience as it eliminates complicated router configuration or port forwarding. With Synology mobile apps, your multimedia collection and work files are always on the go.
DLNA Certified® media server
As a DLNA Certified® DMS (Digital Media Server), DS216j can serve as your primary media server, with the capability to host digital multimedia content for local or remote playback. Once connected to a router, DS216j streams music, photos, and videos to DLNA-compliant devices, such as DLNA TVs or gaming consoles without any pre-configuration. You can even browse and select content on DS216j using DS audio and designate a DLNA player within the same local network to play it.
With the Surveillance Station add-on package and two free IP camera licenses, DS216j serves as your home surveillance hub. Simply connect multiple IP cameras to the home network, pair them with DS216j, and then easily view live surveillance feeds, record videos, or enjoy other advanced features like motion detection or push notifications. Support for thousands of IP cameras makes it easy to find compatible models and brands. Safeguard your home, without breaking the bank.
Eco-friendly NAS server
All Synology NAS is designed with energy efficiency in mind. DS216j only consumes 6.95W in HDD Hibernation and 14.85W in access*. With special fan and the smart airflow design, the DS216j keeps the system running cool 24/7, while its noise dampening design makes it quieter than PC counterparts. Synology acknowledges the responsibility as a global citizen, so all Synology products are produced with RoHS compliant parts and packed with recyclable packing materials.