Synology DS213air Review

👤by David Mitchelson Comments 📅02-03-13
HDD Installation DS213Air

DS213air has to be pulled apart in order to get inside. To get inside, one side must be pushed in a backwards fashion and then the unit will separate into two parts.

Once inside, there is a rack for mounting two HDDs. The drive just needs to be slid into one of the slots so that it marries up with the SATA connections screws should be attached to keep the drive(s) securely positioned.


DS213air separates into two parts



HDD rack for installing 2.5 or 3.5 drives


Unfortunately there is no obvious way to get at the PCB and take a look at the components. But we can confirm the DS213air has the following components:

CPU Frequency: 1.6GHz
Hardware Encrypted Engine
Memory: DDR3 256MB
Internal HDD/SSD: 3.5" or 2.5" SATA(II) X2
Max Internal Capacity: 8TB (2X 4TB HDD)

Built-in Wireless Support

Operating Frequency: 2.4 GHz
Standards: IEEE 802.11b/g/n
Antennae : 2T2R
Wireless Security: WPA/WPA2-PSK, Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS), Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP)

Firewall: NAT firewall with up to 100 rules
Quality of Service (QoS): WiFi Multimedia standard (WMM) ensures smooth audio and video transmission
Filtering: Deny/Allow by MAC address

Synology have released a DS213j yet but we are quite certain it will have an uncanny resemblance to that of the DS213air both externally and internally too. The j moniker typically sees the series offer the glossy white shell for entry level models.

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