Synology - DiskStation 2-bay External Network Storage (NAS) - Black

Use a fast, reliable shared drive with this two-bay Synology DiskStation NAS server. Its USB 3.0 ports provide data transfer speeds of up to 5 Gbps, and it handles up to two 10TB hard drives. This Synology DiskStation NAS server's hardware encryption engine offloads its calculation tasks from your main CPU for faster data processing.

Tablet, laptop


What's Included

  • Synology DiskStation 2-bay External Network Storage (NAS)
  • Welcome note
  • Accessory pack
  • Power cord
  • RJ-45 ethernet cable
  • AC power adapter

Ratings & Reviews

Overall Customer Rating:
80% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (4 out of 5)


Fast performance

Equipped with 1.3 GHz dual-core Marvell Armada 385 88F6820 processor and 512 MB DDR3, supports hot-swappable SATA 6Gb/s drives.

Two 3.5" expansion bays

Accept up to eight 3.5"/2.5" hard drives or solid state drives (not included) for flexible storage options.

Two USB 3.0 and one USB 2.0 ports

Allow you to flexibly arrange tasks with a wide range of external devices without interrupting your current workflow.

Gigabit LAN port with RJ-45 connector

Make it easy to connect to your home or office network.

DiskStation Manager

Makes accessing and sharing your data smarter and simpler.

USB copy button

For easy data transfer.

Adjustable front LED indicators

You can choose between four levels of brightness and set a schedule according to time and day, so you'll get the most comfortable and appropriate brightness level.

Eco-friendly NAS

Consumes 7.2W in HDD hibernation and 15.48W in access modes.

Cooling fan

Provides additional cooling for your HDD and protects against overheating.

Kensington security slot

For theft prevention.

Overall customer rating

would recommend to a friend



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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Compact Efficient Network Accessable Storage

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    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Home networks are becoming ubiquitous these days as files like pictures and videos pile up over the years in ever higher resolution. You can use a desktop PC as your storage device, but to make it accessible 24 hours a day, you have to leave the PC turned on and it takes up a lot of room. A NAS is a much more energy efficient device than a full blown PC for just file storage and this one is quite small and quiet. The Synology - DiskStation 2-bay External Network Storage is an excellent choice for a home NAS. It has a strong enough CPU to react quickly and delivers data to other PCs on your network fast enough to watch tvideos in real time even at high resolutions. Setup is simple after you connect to the Synology website. The website automatically senses what model NAS you have just hooked up and leads you step-by-step through the process of initializing it and formatting the disk drives to the RAID style you prefer. You can even choose to access your new NAS remotely if that is what you want. Mine has been running for months now without a single problem.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy Setup and Administration

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    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I purchased my Synology diskstation plus 2 4TB hard drives. Setup took about 20 minutes and I was able to begin using it with my MacBook. The device provides RAID 1 functionality which means if one of the hard drives fail, the other continues operation with no data loss. What was VERY useful is the built-in Cloud services features. I was able to synchronize (or backup - you choose) select folders on the Synology to my DROPBOX account. The user interface is super easy to use and the unit is very quiet when running.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Pro-Sumer NAS Solution

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    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    The Synology DS216 hardware setup is a breeze. This is a 2 bay system, so you mount a drive in each bay and you are good. Once that is done, you are prompted to load the Synology software. Select how you want the drives configured, i.e., JOBD, Raid1, etc. It does take a bit of time to transfer data from an old Seagate backup drive to the new Synology NAS. But, it is quiet, and a more effective solution if you have a lot of media storage and backup needs.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Wreaked windows computers that were attached to it


    Cannot find any way to connect LINUX computers to the NAS. On connecting Windows 7 computers and backing them up, Synology software set all files and folders for each user to read only and somehow changed ownership of almost everything. Cannot save, edit delete files and folders on either computer now. Documentation is useless in dealing with this. Have not been able to talk to their support line.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great back up system for the money

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    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    For the novice or expert, this NAS backup solution is perfect for a small business or home office. You can pair it up with your surveillance system, or use it to stream media to your home theater. Either way, it’s a great buy and I hope Best Buy continues to carry these units

    I would recommend this to a friend

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