Synology® Announces the DS416 and DS216play

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Synology® Announces the DS416 and DS216play

Unread post by syno.Alexa » Fri Oct 09, 2015 5:49 pm

High-value NAS Servers for Homes and Businesses

Bellevue, WA — October 9, 2015 — Synology Inc. ® announced the release of the DiskStation DS416 and DS216play NAS servers designed for optimized task processing. While the DS416 is equipped with a powerful hardware encryption engine; the DS216play transcodes 4K video on-the-fly.

“Synology provides high value storage solutions for home and business users. We designed the DS416 to be an affordable, all-in-one NAS server that’s optimized for encryption and sensitive data transmission,” said Jason Bonoan Synology marketing manager. “And the DS216play offers great value for home users who want the ultimate multimedia experience – thanks to its powerful 4K transcoding.”

DS416, feature-rich and high-performance NAS server optimized for businesses and homes
Addressing the growing need for efficient and encrypted storage, the DS416 provides an ideal solution for SMB and home users looking for ample storage, without crippling their IT budget. Featuring a powerful 1.4 GHz dual-core CPU with a dedicated hardware encryption engine, 1 GB RAM, and two LAN ports – the DS416 can reach transfer speeds of 221.05 MB/s reading speed under RAID 5 configuration in a Windows® environment, and over 139.51 MB/s writing. The DS416 delivers fast encrypted data transmission speeds of up to 146.5 MB/s reading and 65.85 MB/s writing.

For convenient backup and transfer, the DS416 has three USB 3.0 ports – including one on the front panel – guaranteeing quick access and data transmission. The disk trays benefit from Synology’s tool-less design, and are hot swappable. Hardware design for network, fan, and drive redundancies guarantee superior uptime and improved overall reliability.

DS216play, multimedia-optimized, high-value NAS server ready for 4K UHD transcoding
The DS216play features real-time 1080p H.264 and 4K H.265 Ultra HD video transcoding capabilities, allowing you to stream 4K digital TV and movies to digital media players, mobile handsets, and computers – all without needing to install a third party video player!

Equipped with a 1.5 GHz dual-core CPU and 1 GB RAM, the DS216play delivers an average of 107 MB/sec reading and 91 MB/sec writing speeds under RAID 1 configuration in a Windows® environment. The built-in floating point unit further enhances the user experience for multimedia enjoyment and thumbnail generation. The DS216play’s energy efficient design consumes only 15 watts in use, and 6.8 watts during disk hibernation.

The DS416 and DS216play run on the DiskStation Manager (DSM) 5.2 operating system which provides rich features to boost users’ productivity and simplify their tasks – all on a sleek user interface optimized for multitasking. For two consecutive years, Synology was honored with the PC Mag Business Choice Award and received the highest rating in every element of the survey including: reliability, overall satisfaction, value, and likelihood to recommend.

For more information on the DS416, please visit
For details on the DS216play, please visit

The Synology DiskStation DS416 and DS216play are now shipping globally. The MSRP for DS416 is $479.99 , and DS216play is $299.99.


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