Synology is releasing new and updated products left, right and center it seems. This also means that their entry level Network Attached Storage (NAS) solutions geared towards the home user are never left in the past. Their newest addition is the DiskStation DS216j, an improved update over the previous DS215j.

The DiskStation DS216j, part of Synology’s 2-bay drive NAS product line, features a dual-core CPU (Marvell Armada 385) running at 1.0 GHz with 512MB of DDR3 RAM and can provide an average 112.75 MB/s read and 97.6 MB/s write speeds. An update like this will allow entry-level home users the ability to stream multimedia content, sync files and backup data easier than before.

The hardware encryption has also been improved giving a 42% increase in read speed while an increase of 64% can be seen in write speeds. That’s pretty good if you encrypt the information on your drive(s). As with all Synology NAS products, the DS216j also utilizes Synology’s DiskStation Manager (DSM), which is the most advanced and intuitive operating system for NAS devices. DSM allows you to install applications that make your life easier and gives your NAS more functionality.

The MRSP at the time of this posting is $169.99 USD. Check out the gallery and press release for more information.

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Synology® Announces DiskStation DS216j

Built for you, a NAS providing home media storage in a powerful yet affordable way.

Bellevue, WA — March 10, 2016—Synology® Inc. today launched DS216j, a NAS perfect for home media streaming, as well as file sharing and backup. Powered by a dual-core CPU with a floating-point unit (FPU), the 2-bay NAS is designed for home and personal users that are in need of a reliable, highly efficient home server requiring less power consumption.

With Synology’s intuitive user interface, upgraded platform, and versatile features, we hope to make DS216j the best home server for users who use NAS to stream multimedia content, share and sync files, as well as backup data,” said Jason Fan, Product Manager at Synology Inc.

DS216j’s main CPU is enhanced with a built-in floating-point unit (FPU) that speeds up thumbnail generation. It delivers file transfer speeds of 112.75 Mb/s reading and 97.6 Mb/s writing. Moreover, DS216j is designed with energy efficiency in mind, consuming only 14.85 W during peak usage and 6.95 W when hibernating. Thanks to the above features, users are able to enjoy a fast and efficient experience in an eco-friendly way.

DS216j runs DiskStation Manager (DSM), the most advanced and intuitive operating system for NAS devices. With its wide range of applications from multimedia file sharing to backup, DSM satisfies all essential home entertainment, as well as backup and file sharing needs. Synology has received numerous media accolades, including PC Mag Readers’ Choice for four years in a row.

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DS216j is available worldwide immediately.

Synology at a Glance

Synology creates network attached storage, IP surveillance solutions, and network equipment that transform the way users manage data, conduct surveillance, and manage network in the cloud era. By taking full advantage of the latest technologies, Synology aims to help users centralize data storage and backup, share files on-the-go, implement professional surveillance solutions, and manage network in reliable and affordable ways. Synology is committed to delivering products with forward-thinking features and the best in class customer services.


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