The DS213j continues Synology
's tradition of offering much more than the traditional NAS server. With an energy efficient design and an easy to navigate operating system - the DS213j would be well suited for those interested in a "set it and forget it" installation. The target market for a device like this are home and small business owners. For a few hundred dollars you can afford to fill this device with two drives, ensuring your digital family photos and videos are protected in the event of a crash. The as-tested value of this review with hard disks was $347.
The Bigbruin.com Shopping Pages
reveal the DS213j without any disks installed is available from Amazon.com
for $211 shipped. Be sure to keep an eye out, because the price at Amazon has dropped down to $190 shipped in the past.
With continuing refinements and a competitively low price, the Synology DiskStation DS213j 2-Bay NAS server earns the Bigbruin.com "Highly Recommended" award.
» Energy efficient
» Limitless configuration thanks to the growing "Package Center" applications
» Small footprint and extremely quiet
» Easy to use router-like web-based interface
» USB 3.0 connectivity would be nice
» Installation process is not tool-less
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