Synology Disk Station DS213Air

  • Synology Disk Station DS213Air
78
Based on 19 scores, 36 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    3
  • Good:
    12
  • Average:
    1
  • Bad:
    3

Pros:

  • Creates its own WiFi hotspot, Great software features
  • Very good NAS performance, Built-in wireless, USB 3,0 ports, Excellent management software and setup, Very feature-heavy.

Cons:

  • Mediocre performance, No easyaccess drive bays
  • Below average wireless performance, Only supports 2,4 GHz, Case hard to open, Wi-Fi button small and clumsy to work with.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Macworld UK on 80

With WiFi connectivity, the DS213air works with iOS or OS X, offering up to 8GB of storage capacity. Synology’s DS213air DiskStation combines the power of a media centre enabled NAS with the convenience of a WiFi hotspot. It’s a network drive...

By PC Pro on 83

Flexible, powerful and remarkably easy to use; the best consumer NAS drive...

By Bit-tech.net on 79

The DS213air boasts an improved specification over Synology's previous generation low and mid-range NAS boxes and as with all Synology's Diskstations, half the product is essentially the numerous and mostly free app packages and services, all of which...

By Expert Reviews on 80

A good NAS enclosure with a great OS, but the built-in Wi-Fi adaptor is a convenience rather than a must-have feature...

By Reseller News on

Synology’s network attached storage (NAS) units tend to push the upper limits of ‘home storage’. The DS213air is no exception, with a feature set and price more befitting small businesses. However, it may suit enthusiasts seeking a top-notch NAS. We...

By Vortez on

Ever since we heard about a WiFi ready Synology NAS we were eager to see what the new DS213air was really capable of. At this moment in time there is only the DS213 within the 2-bay series for 2013, there is no ‘j’ option which usually denotes the...

By uk.hardware.info on

Consumers have more choice than ever when it comes to two-disk NAS devices. Prices are all over the place, and the features range from very basic to impressively advanced and comprehensive. Hardware.Info tested 24 different NAS devices in different...

By PC Advisor on 60

The £250 Synology DS213air is a decent two-bay NAS box whose main claim to fame is its ability to perform as an 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi access point. The unit streams media quite well; however, its name is a bit misleading in that the DS213air has more in...

By PC World on 60

The DS213air creates its own Wi-Fi hotspot for access and media streaming, but you can do the same thing using a USB Wi-Fi module with virtually any current Synology NAS box, including faster, similarly priced...

By uk.hardware.info on

It's a nice concept, a Synology NAS with built-in WiFi. But the execution? Lackluster. We can't recommend buying this one. The DS213air proves that Synology is capable of creating great software and features, but the decision to use a very limited 2.4...

By PC Mag on 80

With dual NAS and Wi-Fi router functionality, great features, and a wonderful interface, the DS213air gives Apple's Time Capsule a run for its...

By Computeractive on

The Synology Diskstation DS-213air is a network hard disk (NAS) enclosure that can connect to either wired or wireless networks. One or two 3.5in desktop hard disks can be installed, giving a maximum capacity of 8TB. Installing the hard disks is...

By Legion Hardware on

Today we have the new Synology DS213+ and DS213air on the test bed, which were the first 2-bay models to be released in the x13 series. The DS213+ features similar hardware to the recently reviewed DS413, while the DS213air follows in the DS413j’s...

By IT PRO on 83

It's easy to mark the Synology DS213air down for its high price, especially when compared to rival devices like the HP ProLiant microserver. To do so is to ignore the benefits of Synology's DSM operating system. While it's certainly possible to...

By techmadeeasy.co.uk on 95

At the beginning of this review I pondered whether the combination of wireless router and NAS box could be the greatest thing since sliced bread.In principal, the answer is yes. But in practice, the DS213air is not quite there yet.Don't get me wrong, it...

By Kitguru.net on 90

Synology are one of the leading NAS manufacturers, and their software – DiskManager, has earned high acclaim worldwide. Today we are looking at the DS213 Air, a unique NAS device as it features built-in wireless support allowing it to connect to...

By MadShrimps on

The new DS213air NAS from Synology comes with a different color scheme compared to the products we have tested from them in the past, is driven by the advanced DSM 4.1 Operating System and features wireless capabilities. The internal NAS design is...

By CNET Australia on 80

The Synology DiskStation DS213Air is a great network storage device for home users, especially those who also want to extend their Wi-Fi...

By SlashGear on

Convenience comes at a cost. As a standalone NAS with a traditional wired connection to your home or small office network, the DS213air performs much as we’ve come to expect from the budget end of Synology’s range. Wired speeds are solid though not...

International Review By Chip.de on 78

Vom Großteil der Konkurrenz hebt sich die Synology DS213air durch ihr WLAN-Modul ab, das die Einbindung ins Heimnetz besonders unkompliziert macht. Auch die sonstige Ausstattung mit 2 Festplattenschächten und allen gängigen Servertypern kann sich sehen...