The Synology DiskStation DS213+ 2-Bay All-in-One NAS Server is a dual bay enclosure that features room for two SATA II 2.5 or 3.5" hard drives or SSDs for a maximum total capacity of 8TB (drives are not included). It also features the ability to hot swap drives for ease and flexibility in case of data loss or corruption.
The transfer speed of data on and off the server is handled with USB 3.0 ports for up to 5Gbps speed. It has a 110.36 MBps read and 84.31 MBps write speed rating and also includes a Gigabit Ethernet port, USB 2.0 ports and an SD card slot for even faster and more flexible transfer options. The DS213+ also includes a hardware-based Floating Point Unit that speeds up the processing computations.
Like the DS213-S, the DS213+ features backup options that include network and local backup, desktop backup, shared folder syncing and Apple Time Machine compatibility. It is also capable of backing up from and to USB flash drives and SD memory cards.
The DS213+ can be used as a multimedia server, streaming music and movies over your Internet connection using DLNA and uPnP standards, or as a mail server with POP3, SMTP and IMAP support. You can also use it as an FTP server with bandwidth control, custom FTP passive port range, anonymous FTP and transfer log support. If you need a dedicated print server, the DS213+ can also handle LPR, CIFS, IPP, Apple AirPrint and Google Cloud Print for up to 2 separate printers.
The server also has file sharing capability for individual and group user accounts, along with protocol for managing those accounts, which adds a layer of security to prevent unauthorized access to the server. It also supports RAID 0, 1, JBOD and hybrid RAID configurations, along with support for RAID migration so that you can move data from one RAID array to another.