January 28th, 2016 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.
- 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
- 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
- File System
- Internal Drives:
- External Drives:
- Internal Drives:
- 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.