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Synology DiskStation DS216+ NAS Review

Synology DiskStation DS216+The Synology DiskStation DS216+ is the newest member of Synology’s plus series. It also happens to be the cheapest of the series as well. The plus series of NAS typically features advanced multimedia and encryption features and their mid-series as the plus series sits between the J and XS+ series. The DS216+ is a dual bay NAS that features a Dual-Core Intel Celeron CPU running at 1.6 GHz and burst to 2.16 GHz. The DS216+ also features a hardware encryption engine as well as a hardware transcoding engine for increased multimedia performance.

Review Sample Provided by: Synology
Product Name: DiskStation DS216+
Price at time of review: $ $359.99 USD
Product was given in exchange for work done to produce this review.

Packaging

The DS216+ comes packaged in a very plain cardboard box with a sticker detailing the model, specifications and some features.

 

Inside, the DS216+ is tightly packed using a series of form fitting cardboard compartments. The NAS is further protected from damage as it is wrapped in a thin foam sheet.

 

The installation kit contains a quick start guide, screws to attach SSDs to the drive caddies, power supply, power cable, an 6′ Ethernet cable.
DiskStation DS216+

 

Specifications

Hardware Specifications
CPU
CPU ModelIntel Celeron N3050
CPU Architecture64-bit
CPU FrequencyDual Core 1.6 burst up to 2.16 GHz
Floating Point
Hardware Encryption Engine (AES-NI)
Hardware Transcoding EngineH.264 (AVC), MPEG-2 and VC-1; maximum resolution: 4K (4096 x 2160); maximum frame rate per second (FPS): 30
Memory
System Memory1 GB DDR3
Storage
Drive Bay(s)2
Compatible Drive Type (See all supported drives)
  • 3.5″ SATA III / SATA II HDD
  • 2.5″ SATA III / SATA II HDD
  • 2.5″ SATA III / SATA II SSD
Maximum Internal Raw Capacity16 TB (8 TB HDD x 2) (Capacity may vary by RAID types)
Maximum Single Volume Size108 TB
Hot Swappable Drive
External Ports
USB 2.0 Port2
USB 3.0 Port1
eSATA Port1
USBCopy
File System
Internal Drives
  • Btrfs
  • EXT4
External Drives
  • Btrfs
  • EXT4
  • EXT3
  • FAT
  • NTFS
  • HFS+
Appearance
Size (Height x Width x Depth)165 mm x 108 mm x 233.2 mm
Weight1.25 kg
Others
RJ-45 1GbE LAN Port1
Wake on LAN/WAN
System Fan92 mm x 92 mm x 1 pcs
Fan Speed Mode
  • Cool Mode
  • Quiet Mode
Wireless Support (dongle)
Brightness adjustable front LED indicators
Power Recovery
Noise Level*18.2 dB(A)
Scheduled Power On/Off
Power Supply Unit / Adapter60W
AC Input Power Voltage100V to 240V AC
Power Frequency50/60 Hz, Single Phase
Power Consumption*17.57 W (Access)
7.52 W (HDD Hibernation)
British Thermal Unit59.99 BTU/hr (Access)
25.68 BTU/hr (HDD Hibernation)
Environment Temperature
Operating Temperature5°C to 40°C (40°F to 104°F)
Storage Temperature-20°C to 60°C (-5°F to 140°F)
Relative Humidity5% to 95% RH
Certification
  • FCC Class B
  • CE Class B
  • BSMI Class B
Warranty2 Years
Notes
  • Power consumption is measured when fully loaded with Western Digital 1TB WD10EFRX hard drive(s).
  • Noise Level Testing Environment: Fully loaded with Seagate 2TB ST2000VN000 hard drive(s) in idle; Two G.R.A.S. Type 40AE microphones, each set up at 1 meter away from the Synology NAS front and rear; Background noise: 16.49-17.51 dB(A); Temperature: 24.25-25.75˚C; Humidity: 58.2-61.8%
DSM Specifications ( See more )
Storage Management
Maximum Internal Volume Number256
Maximum iSCSI Target Number32
Maximum iSCSI LUN256
Supported RAID Type
  • Synology Hybrid RAID
  • Basic
  • JBOD
  • RAID 0
  • RAID 1
RAID MigrationBasic to RAID 1
Volume Expansion with Larger HDDs
  • Synology Hybrid RAID
  • RAID 1
Volume Expansion by Adding a HDDSynology Hybrid RAID
File Sharing Capacity
Maximum User Accounts2048
Maximum Groups256
Maximum Shared Folder256
Maximum Shared Folder Sync Tasks4
Maximum Concurrent CIFS/AFP/FTP Connections256
Windows Access Control List (ACL) Integration
NFS Kerberos Authentication
Log Center
Syslog Events per Second400
Add-on Packages (learn more about the complete add-on package list)
Antivirus by McAfee (Trial)
Central Management System
Cloud Station Server
Maximum Concurrent File Transfers256
Docker DSM
Document Viewer
Download Station
Maximum Concurrent Download Tasks80
HiDrive Backup
MailPlus
MailPlus Server
Media Server
DLNA Certification
Snapshot Replication
Maximum Snapshots per Shared Folder256
Maximum Snapshots of all Shared Folder4096
Spreadsheet
Surveillance Station
Maximum IP cam (Licenses required)25 (including 2 Free License) (See All Supported IP Cameras)
Total FPS (H.264)*750 FPS @ 720p (1280×720)
300 FPS @ 1080p (1920×1080)
160 FPS @ 3M (2048×1536)
100 FPS @ 5M (2591×1944)
Total FPS (MJPEG)*300 FPS @ 720p (1280×720)
120 FPS @ 1080p (1920×1080)
90 FPS @ 3M (2048×1536)
60 FPS @ 5M (2591×1944)
Video Station
Video Transcoding4K Group 1 (See more)
Maximum Transcoding Channel Number1 channel, 30 FPS @ 4K (4096 x 2160), H.264 (AVC) or 3 channel, 30 FPS @ 1080p (1920×1080), H.264 (AVC)/MPEG-2/VC-1
VPN Server
Maximum Connections20
NotesSurveillance Station throughput is tested with Axis network camera, using continuous recording with live view from Surveillance Station and motion detection by camera. Live view and recording are sharing the same stream from the camera.
Environment & Packaging
EnvironmentRoHS Compliant
Packaging Content
  • Main Unit X 1
  • Welcome Note X 1
  • Accessory Pack X 1
  • AC Power Adapter X 1
  • AC Power Cord X 1
  • RJ-45 LAN Cable X 1
Optional Accessories
  • Camera License PackVS360HD


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