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Synology DiskStation 215+

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2-bay NAS for SOHO use.
2 bay NAS for small and medium businesses as well as home with dual Ethernet ports supporting link aggregation and load balancing and support for active standby, Balanced XOR and 802.3ad dynamic. It also features a dedicated encryption engine leaving the CPU free for other tasks. Up to 16TB of storage space is supported via the two drive bays.


A compact tower design; 157 x 103.5x 232 mm (hxwxd) with a plastic enclosure weighing 1.69kg without any disks.
Each drive bay door has a disk activity LED while three other LEDs in the front bezel indicate system status and one each for the status of the network connections.
Unusually there are no front USB ports, instead all the ports are in the rear panel.


Under The Hood
Powered by a passively cooled Annapurna Labs Alpine processor running at 1.4GHz supported by 1GB of DDR3 1600MHz memory. the four 256MB Samsung DDR3 1600MHz memory IC’s are soldered on the motherboard so there is no possibility of adding more memory.


A pair of Realtek RTL8211 chips look after the networking while a EltronTech FJ168A IC controls the two USB3.0 ports and the eSATA port.

Drive Bays
The drive bay doors open from the bottom with the two drive trays supporting 3.5in & 2.5in drives and are tool free for the larger drive size. The drive trays use a small panel on each side that fits into the tray arms, securing the drive in place with small pins. Any 2.5in drives will have to be secured with screws. The bays are hot swappable and support up to 8TB drives in RAID 0,1 and JBOD arrays. The bay doors can also be locked, a pair of keys are supplied in the box.
Synology drive compatibility page









2 x Gigabit Ethernet (support link aggregation)
2 x USB 3.0
1 x eSATA


OS: DiskManager


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