Synology Launch The DiskStation DS215j And Announce A Titbit For x10 Users

👤by Tim Harmer Comments 📅26.11.2014 10:27:26


Milton Keynes, United Kingdom — 25th November 2014 — Synology® today launched DiskStation DS215j, a 2-bay NAS server designed for home and personal users to manage data, stream media contents, synchronise files on the cloud, while keeping their digital assets safe and secure.

"The DS215j is packed with advanced technologies to deliver feature-rich applications for users to organise and share their data. Its appealing price tag and intuitive user interface make it a perfect fit for users who are looking to upgrade their NAS or to use NAS for the first time," said Michael Wang, Synology's Product Manager.

The DS215j is powered by a dual-core processor with Floating-Point Unit (FPU) that unlocks its power in multitasking and multimedia processing. The platform upgrade enables the DS215j to deliver average read speeds over 111 MB/sec and average writes over 87 MB/sec, a 19% gain in writing compared with its predecessor, while keeping its power consumption as low as 13.4 watts in full operation and 5.3 watts when hard drives hibernate. The addition of the SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface further boosts its file transfer speeds.

By leveraging Synology Surveillance Station, the DS215j is also a full-featured network video recorder. It supports up to 10 channels of simultaneous high-definition footage streaming at 240 FPS in 720p. The DS215j comes with 2 free IP camera licenses and supports up to 10 cameras, making it an ideal surveillance solution for homes and small offices.

The DS215j runs on DiskStation Manager (DSM) 5.1, an intuitive operating system that provides a host of applications to bring better productivity at work and offer a new level of multimedia experience. Synology was named Best NAS Device Brand, voted for by PC Pro readers, with over a quarter of all NAS drives bought by PC Pro readers made by Synology.

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Synology DiskStation DS215j is now shipping globally.


Synology® today also confirms that DiskStation Manager (DSM) 5.1 will be released for its x10-series NAS servers by the end of December 2014. The full upgrade will bring x10 users comprehensive system security, powerful cloud productivity tools, and refined multimedia experience, preparing Synology NAS for a world that is more connected than ever.

Since its release on November 7, DSM 5.1 has received immense popularity, and a study was carried out to examine all feedbacks gathered during and after the beta period. "What impressed us was how much our x10 products were still loved and heavily relied on by their users, five years after the launches," said Alex Wang, CEO of Synology Inc. "Many testified on the robustness of their Synology NAS, and were eager to achieve more with DSM 5.1's newest features. We decide to make that happen."

DSM 5.1 will be available for all x10 models by the end of December 2014. Users can subscribe to the Synology eNews to receive first-hand information, or be notified directly on the DSM interface. To know more about its exciting features, please visit

Applied models

DS1010+, RS810+, RS810RP+, DS410, DS410j, DS710+, DS210+, DS210j, DS110+, and DS110j.

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