Synology DiskStation DS120j: Affordable, easy personal backup


Synology Inc. has launched its DiskStation DS120j single-bay network-attached storage (NAS) in Malaysia. The easy-to-setup, affordable, personal backup storage solution is backed by Synology’s award-winning data management system—DiskStation Manager.

Contrary to popular belief, backing up your files into a non-managed, external storage device like a USB thumbdrive is not a proper (or wise) backup strategy. Many things can go wrong including data corruption/loss, unsecured/stolen data, and worse still–a missing storage device.

With a NAS, you can easily and securely back up and access your files on different devices.

Synology’s QuickConnect enables secure anytime and anywhere file access without complex network configuration or additional charges. Synology Drive allows you to back up your files on your Mac/PC and synchronise them across different devices.

Synology DiskStation DS120j
  • Save

The DiskStation DS120j is a compact, single-bay NAS compatible with 3.5-inch SATA HDD and 2.5-inch SATA HDD supporting a maximum storage capacity of 16TB. Sans a drive, the NAS weighs just 0.7kg and it comes with a built in 60x60mm system fan to keep things cool. It’s a quiet operator, with a typical operating noise level of just 16.9dB(A). It’s also power efficient, using only 9.81W under full operation and just 4.68W during HDD hibernation.

Under the hood, the device is powered by a 64-bit Marvell Armada 3700 CPU with a hardware encryption engine, coupled with 512MB of DDR3L memory. It’s no slouch, delivering fast performance of over 112MBps sequential reading and 106MBps writing.

The NAS comes with a single RJ-45 1GbE LAN port and two USB 2.0 ports.

In terms of software, the DiskStation Manager offers powerful built-in file management services; a complete multimedia solution; comprehensive built-in security tools; hyper backup solution with capabilities to store multiple backup versions; and all-in-one server solutions with integrated network services like web/mail, FTP, and more.

Additionally, Synology mobile applications such as DS audio, DS photo and DS video allow quick and secure access to your data from your mobile devices.

The DS120j supports EXT4, EXT3, FAT, NTFS, HFS+ and exFAT file systems and Mac Time Machine out-of-the-box.

For more information, visit Synology.

Pricing and availability

The Synology DS120j retails for MYR899 (SRP) and is available now at all authorised Synology retailers. The device is covered by a 2-year local manufacturer warranty.

Buy from Shopee (offer price at MYR799) | Buy from Lazada (offer price at MYR556)

AT - Trapo

By Vernon

Vernon is the founder and chief editor of A graphic designer by profession, he has a deep love for technology, cars, gadgets, food, and travel. He tweets too much and is also known as a caffeine bacterium ("life's too short for bad coffee"). Bleeds Blue (go Chelsea FC!) and considers BMW, Porsche, Alfa Romeo cars to have in the garage--for true petrolheads, that is.