Synology DS120J Review


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Built as a budget- and user-friendly single-bay NAS for storing, sharing, and protecting personal data, the DiskStation DS120j 1-Bay NAS Enclosure from Synology offers various applications allowing beginners to explore the convenient functionality of a Synology NAS. It is equipped with one drive bay that is capable of natively supporting 3.5” hard drives, as well as 2.5” hard drives and SSDs via an adapter. Using its single drive bay, this NAS will allow you to store and share a large number of files, including videos, music, photos, and documents, with up to 512 user accounts.


Processor: Marvell A3720 Dual-Core 

Memory: 512 MB DDR3L non-ECC

Storage: 108 TB

Dimension: 7.11×16.51×22.35 cm


  • The Synology DS120j supports comprehensive network protocols, ensuring a seamless file sharing experience across Windows, macOS, and Linux platforms. Cloud Sync keeps your Dropbox, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, Baidu, and Box storage in sync with your personal DiskStation at home. Synology Drive allows you to synchronize files across Windows, macOS, Linux, and mobile devices, effortlessly keeping everything up to date. The DS120j combines seamless file sharing capability with a high level of security, including HTTPS support, a built-in firewall, and multiple IP and account intrusion auto-blocking mechanisms.
  • The Synology DS120j is a 1-bay entry-level network-attached storage solution designed for personal users. With Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM), an intuitive web-based operating system, the DS120j is easy-to-use and suitable for even first-time NAS users. Consuming only 9.81W during access and 4.68W during HDD hibernation, the DS120j is power efficient and made to serve as a 24/7 personal storage server.
  • Access files on your Synology NAS over the Internet using QuickConnect. DiskStation allows you to synchronize your files across multiple devices or even across several locations, so you never have to go without your data.


  • Poor Multi-tasking
  • It doesn’t Currently Support Plex
  • Only 1-Bay, so need to invest in USB/Cloud offsite


This device can perform the bulk of the standard tasks that are available in modern NAS, and if you are looking for a universally supported DLNA or backup device, this is the one for you. 


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