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 112.5 MB/sec and writing over 107.43 MB/sec, 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.
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. With Cloud Sync, you can even sync your DiskStation with Amazon Cloud Drive, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, Dropbox, Box, Baidu Cloud, and many more — establish your hybrid cloud to enjoy more storage flexibility and prevent data loss.
Backup data in multiple ways
Synology DS216j can serve as a centralized backup target. Whether you are a Windows or Mac user, you can back up everything on your computer directly to Synology NAS using Cloud Station Backup. Whenever you modify a file, the changes are backed up to DS216j automatically. Mac users also enjoy native Apple® Time Machine support. You can also back up data from your DS216j to another DiskStation, rsync servers, external drives, or even Amazon® S3, Glacier cloud service, Microsoft Azure, SFR, and hicloud. Synology Hyper Backup 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 the specific data block that has been 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.
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.
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.