Dual-core CPU brings high performance
With dual-core CPU and Link Aggregation enabled, DS215+ delivers superior performance over 209 MB/s reading and 139 MB/s writing speed under RAID1 configuration in a Windows® environment1, while the 1GB RAM significantly increases DS215+'s multitasking power.
Hardware encryption engine enhances encrypted files transfer speeds
DS215+ is equipped with an encryption engine which offloads the encryption calculation tasks from the main CPU. Thus, the CPU is free for other important tasks, producing a considerable increase in throughput. DS215+ delivers encrypted data transmission speeds twice as fast as its predecessor － delivering an average of over 145 MB/s reading and 71 MB/s writing.
Dual LAN with failover and Link Aggregation support
Equipped with two Gigabit LAN ports featuring failover and Link Aggregation support, DS215+ ensures continual network service in case one LAN connection fails, and enhances connection speeds beyond the limits of a single cable or port. By supporting Adaptive Load Balancing, DS215+ allows you to benefit from failover and load balancing without a pricey switch. Active-standby, 802.3ad dynamic, and Balanced XOR are supported as well.
USB 3.0 and eSATA ensure speedy transfers to external storage
DS215+ boasts USB 3.0 and eSATA ports to connect to various kinds of external storage devices, while ensuring fast and efficient file transfer speeds. USB 3.0 support offers transfer speeds of up to 5 Gbps (about 10 times faster than USB 2.0), taking less time to transfer data to external hard drives and reducing power consumption.
Easy hard drive installation and hot-swappable support
For friendly and effortless hard drive installation, DS215+ features screwless drive bay design and hot-swappable support, allowing users to install 3.5" hard drives without a screwdriver. Installing and replacing drives is easier than ever.
Award winning OS - DiskStation Manager
Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM) is a sleek, browser-based operating system running on every DiskStation and RackStation, which makes 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.
Ultimate file center
File Station is a fast and secure feature for sharing and managing your files stored on DS215+. Just drag-n-drop and upload data from Mac or PC. Advanced filters make it easy to search for documents, photos, or videos. With built-in FTP or email clients, DS215+ lets you organize and share files through an advanced web application effortlessly. You can even share files and folders with others by simply sending a link. Files can be reached on mobile devices via the companion mobile app DS file. HTTPS, SSL/TLS encryption, and link expiry dates also ensure file sharing over the Internet is highly secure.
The most compatible sharing
Enjoy seamless files sharing across Windows®, Mac®, and Linux® platforms as DS215+ offers comprehensive network protocol support including FTP, SMB2, AFP, NFS and WebDAV. With Windows AD and LDAP integration, DS215+ can fit effortlessly into 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.
Fit into business environments easily
With the support of Windows AD, LDAP, and Domain Trust, DS215+ enables seamless account integration. The User Home feature can automatically create a "home" folder for every user account to minimize the administrator's effort in repeatedly creating "home" folders for all accounts. Windows ACL support on DS215+ allows IT administrators to fine tune access controls and set up privileges to files and folders on DS215+ through the familiar Windows user interface. With compatibility for major protocols, DS215+ can eliminate server configuration overhead and enhance IT administrators’ efficiency
Offering rich office applications, DS215+ can serve as your multi-function server. With add-on packages Mail Server and Mail Station, DS215+ can become a dedicated mail server, and let you enjoy complete webmail service. DS215+ can become a VPN server or VPN client. The comprehensive VPN service let you access resources remotely while maintaining security protocols. As a printer server, DS215+ minimizes businesses' operating costs by sharing printing resources throughout the office. Administration and network tools, such as DNS Server, Directory Server, RADIUS Server, DHCP Server, and Log Center help you manage IT deployment and policies more efficiently. Maximize resource utilization with DS215+!
Increase business productivity with cloud solutions
With comprehensive cloud solutions, DS215+ lets you create your own private cloud easily. Cloud Station is the perfect package to sync files across multiple devices. Files can be edited in offline mode and later synced to Cloud Station, which keeps up to 32 historical versions, allowing you to restore a file back to previous version or recover deleted files. With the mobile app DS cloud, any change made to a file is automatically synced to your smartphones and tablets. For distributed enterprises, Synology's 2-way sync between different DiskStations ensures employees at different locations share the same information in real-time. IT administrators can handpick individual folders that they want to sync to different devices, manually or automatically based on file format and size. Folders synced by Cloud Station can be encrypted on DSM — no one will be able to access its content without your private key.
Secure your data
DS215+ offers advanced security measures to protect you from potential security holes. Security Advisor analyzes system settings, password strength, network preferences and removes any possible malware. AppArmor blocks malicious programs from accessing unauthorized system resources. You can also customize the trust level in Package Center to avoid installing packages from untrusted sources, safeguarding your NAS from unknown or tampered files. In addition, DS215+ provides other security add-ons, such as AES encryption, 2-Step verification, IP block & allow list, Antivirus packages, firewall, and DoS attack prevention.
Get mobility with our apps
Synology develops versatile mobile apps — DS note, DS audio, DS video, DS photo+, DS cloud, DS file, DS download and DS cam — allowing you to access and manage the contents of your DS215+ with smartphones and tablets. QuickConnect brings an easier network experience as it eliminates complicated router configuration or port forwarding. With Synology mobile apps, your multimedia collection and work files are always on the go.
Eco-friendly NAS server
All Synology NAS is designed with energy efficiency in mind. DS215+ only consumes 8.96W in HDD Hibernation and 20.77W in access. The support of Wake on LAN/WAN and scheduled power on and off can further reduce power consumption and operation cost. Synology acknowledges the responsibility as a global citizen, so all Synology products are produced with RoHS compliant parts and packed with recyclable packing materials.
* The power consumption figures may vary on different environments.