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USB Station 2

Easy to Use and Budget-Friendly NAS Server for Home and Small Workgroup

USB Station 2 is designed to provide a cost-effective solution for USB storage sharing, multimedia center, and print server for home and small workgroup. The operating system, Synology DiskStation Manager, delivers rich features for multimedia enjoyments, Internet file sharing, budget print server, and energy-saving options.

  • Installation Free
  • Plug-and-Play USB Drive Sharing
  • Easy File Management
  • DLNA Certified Media Server
  • 24/7 PC-Less Download Server
  • USB Print Server
  • Cool and Completely Quiet

Plug-and-Play File Sharing

USB Station 2 is ready to use right out of the box by simply plugging in any USB storage device. The built-in File Browser in Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM) allows you to start sharing multimedia with family members or group projects with colleagues right away, with the ease of file navigation through a web browser. Sharing files among Windows, Mac, and Linux users highly increases the work efficiency in a platformmixed environment. USB Station 2 is completely fan-less with only 5W in operation. Not only does it reduce your carbon footprint, but it also helps create a noiseless home or working environment.

Your Own Entertainment Center


Download Station functions as a 24x7 TorrentTM, FTP, HTTP, eMule, and NZB download center without a PC. The eMule download engine allows search-n-download capability with a web-browser without installing additional desktop applications.

Audio Station supports music, Internet radio stations, and iPod playback with the optional speakers. An optional direction-free Synology Remote allows you to freely enjoy your music. Streaming mode allows your music to be shared with multiple users over the Intranet or Internet.

DS audio allows you to stream music stored on DiskStation to your iPhone®, iPod touch® or Android® phone wherever Internet access is available. You can enjoy terabytes of music anytime anywhere.

DLNA/UPnP Compliant Media Sever allows you to stream multimedia files with an UPnP Digital Media Adapter (DMA) to a stereo system or a TV-set. Sony PS3 and Microsoft Xbox360 are also supported.

iTunes® Server is an easy way to share music with other iTunes clients over the network. Password protection prevents unauthorized sharing.

USB Printer Sharing for Everyone


USB Station 2 supports up to two USB printers simultaneously. The USB printer sharing capability minimizes your cost by sharing printing resources throughout the home or the office. No professional IT personnel are required to set up the print server in your home or office, as the Add Printer Wizard simplifies setup process on your local computer.

Protect our Earth


All Synology products are designed with the concept of energy savings in mind. Compared with PC server products, Synology products consume relatively far less power than their PC counterparts. It not only saves your money, but also saves The Earth.

All Synology products are produced with RoHS compliant parts and packed with recyclable packing materials. Synology recognizes its responsibility as a global citizen and is continually working to reduce the environmental impact of the products we create.


Synology continues to seek solutions to smooth out the challenges users are confronted with. As a result, DSM is continually evolving to fulfill user expectation. The following topics are our commitment to quick remote connection, easy storage configuration, support in virtualization, and multi-function NAS application.


Apps On-Demand

In Synology, we believe in the potential of NAS servers, that it should be flexible and multi-functional. Therefore we have developed a suite of apps for users to install them freely and instantly. A simple click and you are done.

cloud station

Cloud Station

Each one of us may regularly work with more than one PC. Use Cloud Station to ensure that a copy of the latest file is always available, no matter which PC you are using. Even when there’s no internet connection, your access will not be down.

ez cloud

Synology ezCloud

Synology ezCloud helps first-time users to open up smooth remote connection service. With QuickConnect Service, you can get files anywhere and no router set up is required. You can also register a free domain name with Synology DDNS Service.

Synology Hybrid RAID

Synology Hybrid RAID (SHR) is an optimized volume type. No need to study the difference between RAID types and requirements, SHR helps you keep everything simple and instant.

hybird raid


Virtualization Support

DSM supports all major virtualization solutions. We strive to provide the most up to date support, including VMware vSphere 5. Such commitment allows businesses to be more flexible with their IT infrastructure deployment.

TV, DLNA devices, computers, and stereos, what do these have in common with you and your family? Connection. DSM makes sharing files between family members a breeze and allows living room TV to play out the same file that your bro is watching on his laptop. In short, it’s all about connection.

home app

Home Applications

Install applications via Package Center to enrich your digital life. Make all multimedia contents connected with Audio Station, Media Server, iTunes, Photo Station, and Download Station. Print out hard copies wirelessly since DiskStation connects the printer for you.

dsm settings

Easy Setup

DSM simplifies every step for you to construct a DiskStation ready to use. Just follow the step-by-step guidelines to intuitively set up the network, apply account & privileges, and establish accessible storage. Synology makes considerate DiskStations for you.

shared folder

File Sharing

Share files across Windows, Mac & Linux platforms and navigate seamlessly. Use File Station and FTP to share resources across the network. For files stored on Cloud Station, all changes made can be automatically synced and pushed to any PC computer at hand.



Back up important files or the system image directly using Windows and Mac computers. You can easily backup data from external storage devices and vice versa with a few clicks. Time Backup snapshots particular points of time to keep multiple versions. It’s that easy.

 mobile support

Mobile Support

Carry terabytes of music, videos, photos, and documents with you all the time. With DS audio, DS photo+, and DS file, you can always access files stored on DiskStation on-the-go. And, print off a photo or a document is just a tap on your mobile device.

Business's requirement for efficiency and productivity is at an all-time high. This means seamlessly integration with existing infrastructure, different ways to access data, and comprehensive data protection scheme. DSM offers complete support for Windows ADS and LDAP, a suite of value add applications to facilitate business need, as well as tools to secure the system's health.

Storage & iSCSI

Use Storage Manager to create multiple volumes on a RAID and iSCSI LUN, expand storage space, setup RAID redundancy. Raise storage utilization and deploy effectively - make every inch of your storage space count.

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file sharing

File Sharing

Synology’s file sharing solution works on Windows, Mac & Linux platform, so your business will have a seamless sharing environment. Use File Station, remote folder, virtual drive and FTP to share resources across network and the Internet.

Data Backup

Back up important data in different ways with server backup. Keep configuration settings intact and restore them for migration or upgrade. Time Backup offers snapshot, version control and an intuitive interface that makes backup easy.

data backup

business app

Business Applications

Install applications via Package Center to enhance your business operations. Whether it’s building a VPN environment, setting up a mail service, hosting printer server or managing server logs. Antivirus Essential is a full-fledged shield to protect your system without any cost.

Advanced Account & Privileges

Synology’s Windows ADS and LDAP support allows DiskStation to join your directory service, so IT administrator can manage user accounts, groups and network resources effortlessly. With Windows ACL, businesses can have advanced access control to maintain integrity.

Network Configuration

DiskStation supports all network connection modes depending on your business’ IT structure – by PPPoE, router or wireless dongle. Register a Synology domain name with ezCloud. IPv6 support makes you compatible with the shift in Internet-wide infrastructure.

Server Management

DiskStation is equipped with a variety of management tools for your IT administrator. Monitor and manage connections with Connection Manager. Setup notifications so you always know what’s up and down. Examine system status with built-in S.M.A.R.T, resource monitor, DSM auto update, logs and much more. Secure your DiskStation with Antivirus Essential, firewall, HTTPS and IP auto block.


See how the next generation NAS operating system looks. Learn how to multitask and how desktop tools can help you gain productivity.

Full Customization

From creating a new look for login page to deciding the application services within DiskStation, administrators are granted with every bit of customization option for top-class user experience. full customization


DiskStation Manager is long-proven to be good at multitasking. See how exactly you can apply this great multitasker to facilitate administration work more effectively. Advantages like uploading files in the background grants you smooth using experience.multitasking

Desktop Management Tools

Discover Grouping, Instant View, Pilot View, Widget, and others. The web-desktop is full of tools to help you increase productivity and efficiency.desktop management tools

There is a ton of add-on values for your Synology NAS. You will be able to download and install the apps designed specifically for your unique needs, whether it's sharing files on the cloud, sharing photos on an online album, setting up a VPN environment or even an antivirus to protect your system. Everything can be found and done in Package Center, with just a few clicks.

  • surveillance station
Surveillance Station is a web-based application that can manage IP cameras to safeguard your home or office environment.
  • cloud station
Cloud Station is a file sharing service that allows you to easily sync files between your DiskStation and computers.
  • itunes server
iTunes Server allows you to share the music and videos on your DiskStation with all iTunes clients within a local network, and to browse and play these multimedia contents with iTunes.
  • anti virus
Antivirus Essential is a free and full-featured antivirus application that can be easily installed to safeguard the system partition and files on your DiskStation.
  • download station
Download Station is a web-based download application, allowing you to download files from the Internet through BT, FTP, HTTP, NZB and eMule.
  • media server
Media Server provides a multimedia service for you to browse and play the multimedia contents on Synology DiskStation via DLNA/UPnP home devices.
  • photo station
Photo Station is an online photo album integrated with a blog for you to easily share photos, videos, and blog over the Internet.
  • time backup
Time Backup is an innovative solution that backs up DiskStation data in multiple versions.
  • mail station
Mail Station provides a webmail service for you to access emails stored on your DiskStation.
  • vpn server
VPN Server offers an easy VPN solution that turns your DiskStation into a VPN server, providing a secure way of connecting to a private LAN at a remote location.
  • directory server
Directory Server provides LDAP service with centralized access control, authentication, and account management.
  • syslog server
Syslog Server offers an easy solution for gathering and displaying log messages from network devices.
  • audio station
Audio Station is a web-based audio application, allowing you to access the music library on your DiskStation or Internet radio, and play music on your computer, iOS/Android devices, or AirPlay devices.
  • DHCP
DHCP Server turns your DiskStation into a DHCP server within LAN to assign dynamic IP addresses and manage DHCP clients.
  • HiDrive
HiDrive Backup provides a quick and flexible way to back up DiskStation shared folders to STRATO HiDrive online storage, which can serve as your contingency site for data preservation.


Others Available

  • Squeezebox Server Logitech® Media Server streams music stored on DiskStation to your Logitech® Squeezebox.
    • Webalizer
    • Webalizer is a fast, free web server log analysis program.
    • phpMyAdmin
    • phpMyAdmin is a free software tool designed to manage the MySQL databases.
    • HASP
    Synology HASP package is designed to work with 1C or other applications installed on your PC.
    • WordPress
    WordPress is an open source blog tool and publishing platform powered by PHP and MySQL.
    • OpenERP
    OpenERP is an open source comprehensive suite of business applications including Sales, CRM, Project management, Warehouse management, Manufacturing, Accounting and Human Resources.
    • Plex
    • Plex Media Server is a media hub that provides rich metadata for your local media, as well as channels of online content, and serves it up to iOS and Android mobile clients, Roku Media Streamers, as well as your computer's Plex Media Center.


Windows Upload/Download (5GB File)

Windows Upload 20.87 17.11 22.55
Windows Download 18.43 22.86 23.31


Test Environment:


HDD: Samsung HE103UJ 1TB x 1
Network: 1Gbps LAN with MTU 1500, directly connected to the client PC

Client PC:

CPU: Intel Core i5 750 2.67GHz


OS: Windows 7

HDD: SVP200S3 60G x 2, RAID 0

Network: Intel Gigabit CT with MTU 1500



  • CPU Frequency : 800MHz
  • Hardware Encrypted Engine
  • Memory : DDR2 128MB
  • Max Internal Capacity : 2X 3TB external USB hard drives (Capacity may vary by RAID types)
  • External HDD Interface : USB 2.0 Port X 2
  • Size (HxWxD) : 46 X 122 X 111 mm
  • Weight : 147g
  • LAN : Gigabit X1
  • System Fan : 70x70mm x1
  • Wireless Support
  • Power Recovery
  • AC Input Power Voltage : 100V to 240V AC
  • Power Frequency : 50 / 60Hz, Single Phase
  • Power Consumption : 5W
  • Operating Temperature : 5°C ~ 35°C (40°F ~ 95°F)
  • Storage Temperature : 15 to 155°F (-10 to 70°C)
  • Relative Humidity : 5% to 95% RH
  • Maximum Operating Altitude : 10,000 feet
  • Certification : FCC Class B, CE Class B, BSMI Class B
  • Warranty : 2 Years


  • File Station
  • Virtual Drive
  • Remote Folder
  • FTP Server
  • Bandwidth Control, Custom FTP Passive Port Range, Anonymous FTP, Transfer Log
  • Print Server
  • Max Printer # : 2
  • Printing Protocols : LPR, CIFS, IPP, Apple AirPrint, Google Cloud Print, Multi Functional Print Server (Only PostScript USB printers are supported in MAC environment)
  • iOS/Android Applications
  • DS audio
  • DS file 
  • DS finder 
  • Windows Phone Applications
  • DS finder

Add-on Packages

  • HiDrive Backup
  • Backup DiskStation data to STRATO HiDrive online storage
  • Audio Station
  • Supported Audio Format (USB Mode) : AAC, FLAC, M4A, MP3, Ogg Vorbis, WMA, WMA VBR
  • Supported Audio Format (Streaming Mode) : MP3, M4A, M4B
  • Supported Playlist Format : M3U, WPL
  • Internet Radio : SHOUTcast, Radioio
  • iTunes Server
  • Supported Audio Format : MP3, M4A, M4P, WAV, AIF, The music in WAV and AIF format can be streamed, but the metadata (ex: title, album) may not be indexed on the iTunes
  • Supported Video Format : M4V, MOV, MP4
  • Supported Playlist Format : M3U, WPL
  • DLNA/UPnP Media Server
  • PS3/Xbox 360 Support
  • Supported Audio Format : AAC, AIFF, APE, FLAC, M4A, Apple Lossless, MP3, Ogg Vorbis, PCM, WAV, WMA, WMA VBR, WMA PRO, WMA Lossless
  • Supported Video Format : 3GP, 3G2, ASF, AVI, DAT, DivX, DVR-MS, ISO, M2T, M2TS, M4V, MKV, MP4, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, MTS, MOV, QT, SWF, TP, TRP, TS, VOB, WMV, XviD, RMVB (The actual playback capabilities may vary depending on the DLNA/UPnP client)
  • Supported Image Format : BMP, JPG (jpe, jpeg), GIF, ICO, PNG, PSD, TIF (tiff), UFO
  • Download Station
  • Supported Download Protocols : BT/HTTP/FTP/NZB/eMule (Up to 5 Active Download Tasks)
  • Maximum Concurrent Download Tasks : 20


  • Networking Protocols
  • CIFS
  • AFP
  • FTP
  • WebDAV
  • Telnet
  • SSH
  • File System
  • EXT4
  • EXT3(External Disk Only)
  • FAT (External Disk Only)
  • NTFS (External Disk Only)
  • Max File System Size : 16TB
  • File Sharing Capability
  • Max User Accounts : 32
  • Max Concurrent CIFS/AFP/FTP Connections : 32
  • Backup Solutions
  • Desktop Backup (Window: Synology Data Replicator 3, Mac: Apple Time Machine backup application)
  • Security
  • FTP over SSL/TLS
  • IP Auto-Block
  • HTTPS Connection
  • Management
  • Auto DSM Upgrade
  • Email/SMS Notification
  • DDNS Support
  • IPv6 Support
  • PPPoE
  • Custom Management UI HTTP/HTTPS Ports
  • HDD Management
  • HDD Hibernation
  • Utilities
  • Synology Assistant
  • Synology Data Replicator
  • Supported Clients
  • Windows XP onward
  • Mac OS X 10.5 onward
  • Ubuntu 9.04 onward
  • Supported Browsers
  • Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Internet Explorer : 8, 9
  • Safari (MAC) : 5
  • Language
  • English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Dansk, Norsk, Svensk, Nederlands, Русский, Polski, Magyar, Português do Brasil, Português Europeu, Türkçe, Český, 日本語, 한국어, 繁體中文, 简体中文

Environment and Packaging

  • Environment
  • RoHS Compliant
  • Package Content
  • Main Unit X 1
  • Installation Disc X 1
  • Welcome Note X 1
  • Assembling Kit X 1
  • AC Power Adapter X 1
  • AC Power Cord X 1
  • RJ-45 LAN Cable X 1
  • Optional Accessories
  • Remote


USB Station 2 Datasheet (0,62 MB)
USB Station 2 User Guides (3,29 MB)
USB Station 2 Quick Guides (1,73 MB)

Last Updated: Monday, 13 July 2020 17:43

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