Synology DiskStation DS215j

Product Highlights

  • Up to 6TB Capacity
  • 2 x 3TB SATA Hard Drives
  • Marvell Armada 375 800 MHz Dual-Core CPU
  • 512MB DDR3 RAM
  • 1 x USB 3.0 / 1 x USB 2.0 Ports
  • 1 x Gigabit Ethernet Port
  • Supports up to 1,024 Users
  • 24/7 Personal Cloud Storage and Sharing
  • Integrated 92 x 92mm Fan
  • Synology DiskStation Manager OS


The DiskStation DS215j 2-Bay NAS Server from Synology is a data sharing, backup, multimedia streaming, and cloud synchronization solution that comes equipped with two drive bays that are each equipped with a 3TB hard drive, for a total storage capacity of 6TB. Using its dual drive bays, this NAS will allow you to store and share a large number of files, including videos, music, photos, and documents with up to 1,024 users. However, please bear in mind that the total capacity of this NAS will depend on its RAID configuration.

The DS215j runs on the Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM) OS, which is a browser-based operating system which helps to simplify managing your Synology NAS. Its CPU is an 800 MHz MARVELL Armada 375 88F6720 Dual-Core processor and its 512MB of DDR3 RAM allows frequently-used files and applications to be quickly accessed. The NAS is capable of achieving read speeds of over 111 MB/s, write speeds of over 87 MB/s, and features 1 x USB 3.0 port and 1 x USB 2.0 port which allow it to be connected to your Windows, Mac, or Linux system. Internet connectivity is achieved via the Gigabit Ethernet port, allowing your stored data to be shared with users throughout the network. Data may also be made remotely available through the free iOS and Android applications.

Using the integrated media server on the DS215j, you have the ability to stream digital multimedia content from the DiskStation to media devices for local or remote playback. You may also stream movies and music to DLNA-compatible devices, such as TV’s or gaming consoles without any pre-configuration so that you may enjoy your favorite movies or shows stored on the DiskStation.

The DS215j also serves as a centralized backup target for all the computers in your home. Windows and Mac users can back up data to the DS215j using Cloud Station, while Mac OS X users will be able to take advantage of native Apple Time Machine integration. You also have the ability to set the backup destination to not only be local hard disks, but also connected USB drives and public cloud services, such as Amazon S3, Amazon Glacier, Microsoft Azure, SFR, and hicloud.

The DS215j is also engineered to be energy efficient. Not only does it offer a larger 92 x 92mm fan and smart airflow to help keep the system running cool at all times, its noise dampening design of 18.5 dB(A) makes for quiet operation. The server supports numerous scheduled power on / off cycles and hard drive hibernation to further minimize power consumption and operation expenses.

The DS215j operates on 100-240VAC at 50/60 Hz (single phase) and includes an accessory pack, an AC Adapter, an AC power cord, and an Ethernet cable.

Dual-Core CPU
Equipped with a dual-core CPU, the DS215j delivers an average read speed over 111 MB/s and write speed over 87 MB/s
Built-In Floating Point Enhances Multimedia Processing
The DS215j brings multimedia experiences to home users. Powered by a built-in floating-point unit, DS215j speeds up thumbnail processing to help enhance your photo viewing experience and transcodes audio tracks into MP3 format on demand to help reduce streaming bandwidth
DiskStation Manager
Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM) is a browser-based operating system which helps make managing your Synology NAS a breeze. Featuring an intuitive user interface, DSM makes accessing and sharing your data smarter and simpler. Synology’s Package Center lets you download and install useful add-on packages designed specifically for individual or business needs, meaning you can enjoy more entertainment in your life or better productivity at work
Integrated Cloud Services
The DS215j brings you comprehensive cloud service. Cloud Station lets you sync files among DiskStations and multiple devices, including Windows PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, and Android, as well as Windows mobile devices, whereas 2-way sync allows file synchronization among different DiskStations. You can even sync files between Google Drive, Dropbox, and Baidu.
Enhanced Data Backup
The DS215j is also a backup destination for your data. No matter if you are a Windows or Mac user, you can back up everything on your computer directly to your Synology NAS using Cloud Station. Mac users also enjoy native Apple Time Machine support. You can specify your backup destination as not only local hard drives, but also connected USB storage devices, or public cloud services, such as Amazon S3, Amazon Glacier, Microsoft Azure, SFR, and hicloud. Additionally, “Backup & Replication” 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 specific data blocks that are changed between versions
Windows / Mac / Linux Compatibility
Enjoy seamless files sharing across Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms as the DS215j offers comprehensive network protocol support including FTP, SMB2, AFP, NFS, and WebDAV. With Windows AD and LDAP integration, the DS215j can fit effortlessly into virtually 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
File Station
File Station is a fast and secure feature for sharing and managing your files stored on the DS215j. Just drag-n-drop and upload data from Mac or PC. Advanced filters help make it easy to search for documents, photos, or videos. With built-in FTP or email clients, the DS215j lets you organize and share files through an advanced web application. You can even share files and folders with others by sending a link. Files can be reached on mobile devices via the companion mobile app DS file. HTTPS, SSL/TSL encryption, and link expiry dates also help ensure that file sharing over the Internet is secure
Synology aims to provide you with a convenient way to enjoy all services on DS215j. With Synology QuickConnect, you don’t have to deal with difficult DDNS setups. QuickConnect frees you from complicated router configuration and port-forwarding, so your entertainment and work files can be accessed on any computer, laptop, or mobile devices instantly without extra charge
Multimedia Library
The DS215j provides you a central platform to organize, backup, and share photos, music, and video collections. Featuring a streamlined and sleek interface, Synology packages, including Photo Station, Audio Station, and Video Station, let you build an entertainment hub. Since everything is saved on the DS215j, you can enjoy a more customizable content arrangement without having to worry about extra monthly fees for storage capacity. Better yet, your digital collections can be shared with others via a simple link
Stream Content to Your TV
The DS215j 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 support for TV streaming, including Samsung TV, Roku players, Apple TV, and Google Chromecast, meaning you can stream digital content stored on the DS215j to your widescreen TV
DLNA Certified Media Server
As a DLNA Certified DMS (Digital Media Server), the DS215j 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, the DS215j 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 the DS215j using DS audio and designate a DLNA player within the same local network to play it
Home Surveillance
With the Surveillance Station add-on package and two free IP camera licenses, DS215j serves as your home surveillance hub. Simply connect multiple IP cameras to the home network, pair them with the DS215j, and then easily view live surveillance feeds, record videos, or enjoy other advanced features like motion detection or push notifications. Support for thousands of IP cameras makes it easy to find compatible models and brands. Safeguard your home, without breaking the bank
Eco-Friendly NAS Server
The DS215j only consumes 5.28W in HDD Hibernation mode and 13.42W in access mode. With special fan and the smart airflow design, the DS215j helps keeps the system running cool 24/7, while its noise dampening design makes it quieter than PC counterparts


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