Product on Review: Synology DS212j
Manufacturer and Sponsor: Synology
Street Price: £165 Inc. VAT (At time of review)
Earlier this month Synology announced the DS212j, their new series of 2-bay NAS for 2012. The DS212j is of course the successor to the DS211j – If you aren’t familiar with Synology’s naming convention. It’s very intuitive - Diskstation (DS) Number of bays (2) Year of production (12). The variable at the end of each of the product range such as + or j symbolise - Performance (+) Entry Level, storage focussed (j) or no symbol for a mixture of the both – performance and storage. So the unit that we are focussing on today is focused on delivering entry level storage for the home and small business user.
We’ve been following Synology since their 2010 models and have always been impressed with their products so expectations are running high for the 2012 edition of NAS they have just unveiled. So without further ado let’s begin our analysis on the DS212j.
Synology DiskStation DS212j is designed to provide a solution of file storage and sharing with data protection for your home environment with low power consumption, quiet operation and reliability. Running on DiskStation Manager (DSM) operating system, it delivers ease of use and a variety of features.