Synology is a very prominent brand in NAS product segment. Network Attached Storage (NAS) is generally used as a personal cloud that eliminates storage complexities and makes things simple. Synology has innovated several NAS systems for commercial purposes as well as for home use. In the context of commercial usage, the requirement of hard drive bays increases manyfold but if we look out for home use, we can take NAS based on single hard drive bay. We at DT, got Synology DS119j NAS device recently to review and report to our readers. Now we are about to open up about its overall features and performance.
It is a single bay NAS that best suites to home users and has been powered by Intel Celeron J3455. Synology DS119j is a very slim NAS and is very light weighted too which is one of the key USP for buyers to use at home. It is made with a slab of plastic and is very glossy looking. This NAS appliance supports 2.5″ and 3.5″ drives with support for the latest 14TB solutions. On the front, there is a power button and flashing LED lights indicating the Status, LAN and Disk. The DS119j also comprises a single 60mm fan, a LAN port, and two USB 2.0 ports. Generally, you need to connect this NAS with LAN but you can also use a USB Wi-Fi dongle.
Setting-up this appliance into your home won’t trouble you as it is easy to use, also you get a user manual within the box to learn how to install it. To set-up the NAS, you need to go to your web browser and type find.synology.com and the NAS device will be visible on the screen. The setup wizard will guide you through the installation of the latest version of DiskStation Manager.
The DS119j is powered by an 800MHz dual-core CPU from Marvel and 256MB of DDR3L RAM. It has a single drive bay that will accommodate a 2.5-inch or 3.5-inch SATA drive and will support a maximum raw capacity of 14TB. This NAS is very reliable and solid as well so you can store all your data to keep it safe all the time.
Synology also offers hassle-free access to all your data i.e. Pictures, videos, documents and etc. You can download Synology’s mobile and TV apps DS Video, DS Photo, and DS Audio to get your data on your iPhone, iPad or Android devices.
To sum up, The DS119j from Synology is very effective personal storage solutions, very affordable, easy to manage data, apps supportive and many other good features that will push you to buy this device. If we talk about its cons, it does not have RAID and Plex support. When you will buy it, you need to also buy an HDD because this does not come with storage. According to our own set parameter, this device has got 3.5 ratings out of five.