NAS Units

The following NAS units have been owned and used by Hans Sundgren.

Synology® DiskStation DS213+
Synology diskstation front

Image courtesy: Synology

Technical data

  • CPU: 1.067GHz Dual Core
  • Memory: 512MB DDR3
  • Internal HDD/SSD: 2x4 TB, 3.5” or 2.5” SATA(II)
  • RAID used: RAID 1
  • Interfaces: 1 USB2, 2 USB3, 1 eSATA, 1 SD card, 1 Gbit LAN
  • Power consumption: Access: 22.2 W, hibernation: 2.64 W
  • Dimensions: 165×108×233.2 mm
  • Weight: 1.25 kg

March 2013

Using the adenture video camera Go Pro Hero, creates a lot of data and the media computer's 2 disks where getting full. Therfore a larger storage system was required. Hans had so far relied on backup using external disks. It would be nice to have a some sort of automatic mirroring of data.

The requirements was at least a 2-disk NAS with USB3 connection. Synology had a perfect one offering a lot of software support.

Hans equippped the unit with two hard disks Western Digital RED 3.5" 3TB SOHO NAS SATA/600 64MB.

Western Digital RED 3,5 disk


  • Quiet and high quality
  • A lot of advanced software included and an easy to use configuration interface.


  • Soo many nice options available that it is difficult to chose what to use.
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Rear connections

Synology diskstation rear