Synology DiskStation DS210j + Disk Station Manager 3.0 beta


I know everyone is waiting to get a glimpse of the newly release Disk Station Manager 3 (DSM 3.0) from Synology so keep reading as we go through the nitty gritties of this totally revamped Disk station manager installed in a DiskStation DS210J Budget-friendly 2-bay NAS server for Home and Small Business users.

Featuring a 800Mhz CPU with 128MB RAM the DS210J is ideally suited for SOHO users. The NAS sports 2 drive bays and can hold either 2 x 3.5” hard drives or 2 x 2.5” hard drives with a total hard drive capacity of 2TB each. (4TB in total).

Synology have come a long way since they first introduced their NAS systems into the market. The last review Technoyard did was on their CS407 and it’s certainly impressive the strides they have made since then in giving users the ultimate experience. The DS210J supports the usual bells and whistles Synology’s new NAS boxes support and some eye catching features include:

* RAID Volume Management
* iSCSI Target (Click here for a brief explanation of this feature)
* Server Backup
* USBCopy – You can connect the USB drive into the DS210J and backup data to and fore
* Desktop Backup
* iPhone/Mobile Access – DS audio, DS photo and DS cam are now available on Apple App Store
* iTunes Server
* DLNA Media Server
* Schedule Power On/Off

Full specifications of DS210J


  • CPU Frequency: 800MHz
  • Hardware Encryption Engine
  • Memory Bus: 16bit@DDR800
  • Memory: 128MB
  • Internal HDD1: 3.5″ SATA(II) X2 or 2.5″ SATA/SSD X2
    (with the Disk Holder)
  • Max Internal Capacity: 4TB (2x 2TB hard drives)9
    (See All Supported HDD)
  • Size (HxWxD): 161mm X 88mm X 218mm
  • External HDD Interface: USB 2.0 port X3
  • Weight: 0.98kg
  • LAN: Gigabit X1
  • Wireless Support11
  • Fan: X1(70mmX70mm)
  • Noise Level:2 20.8dB(A)
  • Power Recovery
  • AC Input Power Voltage: 100V to 240V
  • Power Frequency: 50Hz to 60Hz, Single Phase
  • Power Consumption3: 25W(Access); 10W(HDD Hibernation)
  • Operating Temperature: 5°C to 35°C (40°F to 95°F)
  • Storage Temperature: -10°C to 70°C (15°F to 155°F)
  • Relative Humidity: 5% to 95%RH
  • Maximum Operating Altitude: 10,000 feet
  • Certification: FCC Class B, CE Class B, BSMI Class B


File Station 3

FTP Server

  • Bandwidth Control
  • Custom FTP Passive Port Range
  • Anonymous FTP
  • Transfer Log

Web Station

  • Virtual Host (up to 30 websites)
  • Alternative HTTP Error Page
  • 3rd-Party Applications Support

Surveillance Station 4

Photo Station 4

  • Supported Image Format: BMP, JPG (jpe, jpeg), GIF, RAW (arw, srf, sr2, dcr, k25, kdc, cr2, crw, nef, mrw, ptx, pef, raf, 3fr, erf, mef, mos, orf, rw2, dng, x3f)
  • Supported Video Format5: 3G2, 3GP, ASF, AVI, DAT, DivX, FLV, M4V, MOV, MP4, MPEG, MPG, QT, WMV, XviD, RM, RMVB, VOB, RV30, RV40, AC3, AMR, WMA3

Download Station 2

  • Supported Download Protocols: BT/HTTP/FTP/NZB/eMule
  • Custom BitTorrent Port Range
  • BitTorrent / eMule Bandwidth Control

Audio Station 2

  • Supported Audio Format: (USB Mode) AAC, FLAC, M4A, MP3, Ogg Vorbis, WMA, WMA VBR; (Streaming Mode) MP3, M4A, M4B
  • Supported Playlist Format: M3U, WPL
  • Internet Radio: SHOUTcast, Radioio

DLNA/UPnP Media Server

  • PS3/Xbox 360 Support
  • Supported Audio Format: AAC, FLAC, M4A, MP3, Ogg Vorbis, PCM, WAV, WMA, WMA VBR, WMA PRO, WMA Lossless
  • Supported Video Format: 3GP, 3G2, ASF, AVI, DAT, DivX, DVR-MS, ISO, M2T, M2TS, M4V, MKV, MP4, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, MTS, MOV, QT, SWF, TP, TRP, TS, VOB, WMV, XviD, RV30, RV40, AC3, AMR, WMA3
  • Supported Image Format: BMP, JPG (jpe, jpeg), GIF, ICO, PNG, PSD, TIF (tiff), UFO, RAW (arw, srf, sr2, dcr, k25, kdc, cr2, crw, nef, mrw, ptx, pef, raf, 3fr, erf, mef, mos, orf, rw2, dng, x3f)
  • Supported Subtitles Format: srt, psb, smi, ass, ssa, sub, idx, ifo

iTunes Server

  • Supported Audio Format6: MP3, M4A, M4P, WAV, AIF
  • Supported Video Format: M4V, MOV, MP4
  • Supported Playlist Format: M3U, WPL

Printer Server7

  • Max Printer #: 2
  • Printing Protocols: LPR, CIFS, AppleTalk

Synology Packages

  • SqueezeCenter
  • Mail Station
  • Webalizer
  • phpMyAdmin

iPhone Applications

  • DS photo
  • DS audio
  • DS cam

General Specifications

Networking Protocols

  • CIFS
  • AFP
  • FTP
  • iSCSI
  • Telnet
  • SSH
  • NFS
  • SNMP

File System

  • EXT3
  • FAT32 (External Disk Only)8
  • NTFS (External Disk Only)8

Volume Management

  • Synology Hybrid RAID
  • iSCSI Target (Max size: 16TB):10
  • Volume Type: Basic, JBOD, RAID 0, RAID 1
  • RAID Migration: from Basic to RAID 1
  • Expand RAID 1 volume with Larger Hard Drives

File Sharing Capability

  • Max User Accounts: 512
  • Max Groups: 128
  • Max Shared Folder: 256
  • Max Concurrent Connections(SAMBA, FTP, AFP): 64

Windows ADS Domain Integration

  • Domain Users login via Samba/AFP/FTP/File Station

Backup Solutions

  • Network Backup
  • Local Backup
  • Desktop Backup (using Synology Data Replicator 3 or Apple Time Machine backup application)
  • USBCopy
  • 3rd-Party Backup Support


  • DSM Upgrade
  • Email Notification
  • SMS Notification
  • Customized User Quota
  • DDNS Support
  • PPPoE
  • Resource Monitor
  • UPS Management
  • Scheduled Power On/Off
  • Custom Management UI HTTP/HTTPS Ports
  • System Temperature Display


  • FTP over SSL/TLS
  • IP Auto-Block
  • Firewall
  • Encrypted Network Backup over Rsync
  • HTTPS Connection

HDD Management

  • HDD Hibernation
  • S.M.A.R.T.
  • Dynamic Bad Sector Mapping


  • Synology Assistant
  • Synology Download Redirector
  • Synology Data Replicator 3

Supported Clients

  • Windows 2000 onward
  • Mac OSX 10.3 onward
  • Ubuntu 9.04 onward

Supported Browsers

  • Internet Explorer 7
  • Internet Explorer 8
  • Firefox 3
  • Firefox 3.5
  • Safari 3 (Mac)
  • Safari 4 (Mac)

Supported Mobile Devices
(Photo Station, File Station)

  • iPhone OS 2.2.1 onward
  • Windows Mobile (IE Mobile or Opera 9.0 onward)
  • Symbian OS 9.1, S60 3rd Edition onward


  • Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese Brazil, Portuguese European, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish

Environment and Packaging


  • RoHS Compliant

Package Content

  • DS210J Main Unit
  • Installation CD
  • Assembling Kit
  • Welcome Note
  • AC Power Adapter
  • 2M RJ-45 LAN Cable

Optional Accessories

  • Remote
  • Camera License Pack

1. Hard drive not included.
2. Fully loaded with Seagate 1TB ST31000520AS hard drive(s) in operation; Two G.R.A.S. Type 40AE microphones, each set up at 1 meter away from the DiskStation front and rear; Background noise: 17.2 dB(A); Temperature: 23.6?; Humidity: 58.2%; More details about dB(A) value, check
3. Measured with 2 Seagate 750GB ST3750640N hard drive. The figures could vary on different environments.
4. 1 free license to install 1 IP camera. Additional licenses can be purchased to expand the license quota.
5. User can click and download the following video formats: RM, RMVB, VOB, RV30, RV40, AC3, AMR, WMA3, but not able to play it in Photo Station as compressed Flash video.
6. The music in WAV and AIF format can be streamed, but the metadata (ex: title, album) may not be indexed on the iTunes.
7. For Mac users, DS210J supports PostScript USB printers only.
8. Primary partion only.
9. The actual capacity will differ according to volume types.
11. Wireless dongles not included. Please check for supported wireless dongles.

Specifications are subject to change without notice.


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