July 14, 2024
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Synology DiskStation DS223j 2-Bay NAS Review!

In this review, we'll take a closer look at Synology DiskStation DS223j, its latest 2-bay NAS system, and find out how well it performs!

Synology J Series NAS Systems

Synology J Series are their entry-level NAS systems, offering an affordable way to get network storage for backup or personal storage. They also have a more consumerist look, with a white chassis.

The Synology J series is below the Value series and lacks hot-swappable drives and front USB ports. However, it has most of its key features, including support for the Btrfs file system.

Synology currently has two J-series models: the 2-bay DS223j and the single-bay DS120j.

Synology J Series NAS

SynologyDiskStation DS223j Price

As a basic 2-bay NAS system, Synology DiskStation DS223J comes at an affordable price.

It has a suggested retail price of $189.99 (without disc), but you can get some pretty good deals online, with or without included drives:

SynologyDiskStation DS223j Specifications

Here are the key specifications of the Synology DiskStation DS223j 2-Bay NAS system:

SpecificationsSynologyDiskStation DS223j
CPURealtek RTD1619B
4 ARM Cortex-A55 cores at 1.7 GHz
Hardware encryption engine
Memory1 GB DDR4 (non-ECC)
Drive bays2
Drive Compatibility3.5 inch SATA
2.5-inch SATA (with optional adapter)
Hot swappableNo
Internal file systemBtrfs/EXT4
NAS FeaturesEnergy Recovery
Scheduled on/off
Activation on LAN/WAN
Front portsNone
Rear ports1 RJ-45 1 GbE LAN port
2 USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports
Internal fanYes, 92mm
Noise level18.2dB(A)
Thermal output55.62 BTU/hour (active access)
13.64 BTU/hour (hard drive hibernation)
Power consumption16.31 W (active access)
4W (hard drive hibernation)
Power supply60W power adapter
Power input100V to 240V DC power input
50/60 Hz, single phase
Operating temperature0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Storage temperature-20°C to 60°C (-5°F to 140°F)
Size165 millimeters high
100mm wide
225.5mm deep
Weight0.88 grams
Warranty2-year hardware warranty

SynologyDiskStation DS223j Box contents

The Synology DiskStation DS223j comes in a large cardboard box, with a label that lets you know exactly what is inside the box. When you open the box, you will find the following items:

  • Synology DiskStation DS223j NAS System
  • 3.5-inch drive bay support
  • Pack of 10 Drive Screws
  • 3 Pack Chassis Screws
  • Pack of 3 bracket screws.
  • 60 watt power adapter
  • AC power cord
  • RJ-45 LAN Cable
  • Quick Installation Guide

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Synology DS223j box What's in the box of Synology DS223j

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