Synology has launched a new Marvell-powered NAS unit, the two-bay DS213j.  Read on for details.


Synology has launched a new Marvell-powered NAS unit, the two-bay DS213j.  Powered by a 1.2 GHz Marvell processor and 512MB of DDR3 RAM, the DS213j is a budget NAS aimed at entry-level home and office users that need a backup and file sharing solution.  Here is the press release:

Unparalleled price-performance optimised for budget-minded users

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom – 7th May 2013 – Synology UK Ltd, today, launched the DiskStation DS213j. A budget-friendly 2-bay NAS server dedicated to backup and data sharing for home and small office.

“With advanced hardware integration the DS213j is designed to work as an efficient private cloud for home and small office users, letting them access their stored data with ease,” said Chad Jiang, Product Manager of Synology Inc.

DS213j delivers read and write speeds of over 100MB/sec and 70MB/sec respectively. With such capabilities, file transfers have become an easy task allowing you to share a Blu-ray quality video in less than 3 minutes. The built-in Floating-Point Unit (FPU) CPU and 512MB of RAM further enhance the performance of intensive applications, such as thumbnail creation and multitasking ensuring the user has the optimum experience.

Designed with energy efficiency in mind, DS213j only consumes 3.65 watts when hard drives enter hibernation mode and no more than 20 watts under full operation. Support for Wake on LAN/WAN and multiple scheduled power on/off further reduce
power consumption and operating cost. DS213j is also carefully engineered for noise and vibration reduction, featuring side ventilation openings and rubber washers on hard drive holders.

The DS213j runs on DiskStation Manager (DSM) 4.2, which is feature-rich to enhance user-productivity and simplify their tasks, all on a sleek user interface optimised for multitasking. DS212j, the predecessor of DS213j, has received numerous media recognitions worldwide, including the “Tech Accessory of the Year” award from Stuff, U.K.

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Availability: Synology DiskStation DS213j is now shipping globally.

The DS213j is not yet listed on Amazon or NewEgg, but the DS213 model lists for about $300 diskless.  Keep an eye out for Synology’s latest entry-level 2-bay NAS unit.