by Adam Armstrong

Synology Releases Its New DiskStation, The DS216+

Today Synology Inc. announced the release of its latest DiskStation, the DS216+. Aimed at small office and home offices (SOHO), the DS216+ is a 2-bay NAS server that is designed to protect, store, and share their data. The NAS offers customers a powerful and power efficient device that can also transcode videos on-the-fly. Like all of Synology’s devices, the DS216+ runs the award-winning OS, DiskStation Manager (DSM).

The DS216+ comes with performance claims over 111MB/s for both read and write and encrypted speeds of 113MB/s read and 109MB/s write. To hit these speeds the DS216+ uses an Intel Celeron Processor N3050 and Intel AES New Instructions (Intel AES-NI) encryption. The new NAS also performs on-the-fly H.264 4K to 1080p video transcoding. With this function media enthusiasts will be able to stream their HD media regardless of bandwidth or potential device limitations.

The DS216+ will be implementing Btrfs file system just like the DS716+ and RC18015xs+. This file system will allow advanced data protection by enabling point-in-time snapshot and restore, built-in data integrity checks, metadata mirroring, as well as quota control for shared folders. And like many Synology NAS devices, the DS216+ will come with tool-less, hot-swap drive trays.

DS216+ specifications:

  • CPU: Intel Celeron N3050 dual-core 1.6GHz, burst up to 2.16GHz
  • Memory: 1GB of DDR3
  • Max capacity: 16TB (8TB x 2)
  • Floating Point
  • Hardware Encryption Engine (AES-NI)
  • Hardware Transcoding Engine: H.264 (AVC), MPEG-2 and VC-1; maximum resolution: 4K (4096 x 2160); maximum frame rate per second (FPS): 30
  • Storage:
    • Drive Bay(s): 2
    • Compatible Drive Type
      • 3.5" SATA III / SATA II HDD
      • 2.5" SATA III / SATA II HDD
      • 2.5" SATA III / SATA II SSD
    • Max single volume: 108TB
    • Hot swappable drives
  • External ports
    • USB 2.0 Port: 2
    • USB 3.0 Port: 1
    • eSATA Port: 1
    • USBCopy       
  • File System
    • Internal Drives:
      • Btrfs
      • EXT4
    • External Drives:
      • Btrfs
      • EXT4
      • EXT3
      • FAT
      • NTFS
      • HFS+
  • Dimensions (HxWxD): 165 mm x 108 mm x 233.2 mm
  • Weight: 1.25 kg

Availability and pricing

The Synology DS216+ is available now and starts at $299.99.

Synology DS216+

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