Synology DS213+ High-Performance 2-Bay NAS Server for SMB Review

Storage/NAS by stefan @ 2013-04-22

The new DS213+ 2-bay NAS from Synology is sporting a dual core processor at 1.067GHz with Floating Point, 512MB of DDR3 and a very low power consumption in both IDLE and Full Load. The chassis has a solid design like the more expensive 4-bay designs and operates with the latest DSM 4.2 version.

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Packaging, A Closer Look Part I

The DS213+ 2-bay NAS from Synology comes packed in a medium-sized cardboard box, with a white/green theme, pleasant to the eye. For easy transport, on the top side of the enclosure the manufacturer has included a plastic handle:




On the lateral sides of the box we will be able to find more in-depth details regarding the product:





When we start opening the box, we will see a small warning, telling us to check the guides and the list of supported drives before operating the product:




The NAS is separated from its bundle inside the enclosure:




The power lead is located outside the main box with the rest of the accessories:




As bundle, we will also receive some documentation, the necessary screws for mounting 2.5’’ or 3.5’’ drives, a LAN cable but also a power adapter:




Besides the DVD with software and manuals in electronic format, we will also get a leaflet regarding GNU General Public License and a small guide:




The power brick comes with an activity LED on top, and on the bottom we will be able to see the ratings. On output we have 12V at 6A:





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