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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 Model Intel Celeron N3050
CPU Architecture 64-bit
CPU Frequency Dual Core 1.6 burst up to 2.16 GHz
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
Memory
System Memory 1 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 Capacity 16 TB (8 TB HDD x 2) (Capacity may vary by RAID types)
Maximum Single Volume Size 108 TB
Hot Swappable Drive
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+
Appearance
Size (Height x Width x Depth) 165 mm x 108 mm x 233.2 mm
Weight 1.25 kg
Others
RJ-45 1GbE LAN Port 1
Wake on LAN/WAN
System Fan 92 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 / Adapter 60W
AC Input Power Voltage 100V to 240V AC
Power Frequency 50/60 Hz, Single Phase
Power Consumption* 17.57 W (Access)
7.52 W (HDD Hibernation)
British Thermal Unit 59.99 BTU/hr (Access)
25.68 BTU/hr (HDD Hibernation)
Environment Temperature
Operating Temperature 5°C to 40°C (40°F to 104°F)
Storage Temperature -20°C to 60°C (-5°F to 140°F)
Relative Humidity 5% to 95% RH
Certification
  • FCC Class B
  • CE Class B
  • BSMI Class B
Warranty 2 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 Number 256
Maximum iSCSI Target Number 32
Maximum iSCSI LUN 256
Supported RAID Type
  • Synology Hybrid RAID
  • Basic
  • JBOD
  • RAID 0
  • RAID 1
RAID Migration Basic to RAID 1
Volume Expansion with Larger HDDs
  • Synology Hybrid RAID
  • RAID 1
Volume Expansion by Adding a HDD Synology Hybrid RAID
File Sharing Capacity
Maximum User Accounts 2048
Maximum Groups 256
Maximum Shared Folder 256
Maximum Shared Folder Sync Tasks 4
Maximum Concurrent CIFS/AFP/FTP Connections 256
Windows Access Control List (ACL) Integration
NFS Kerberos Authentication
Log Center
Syslog Events per Second 400
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 Transfers 256
Docker DSM
Document Viewer
Download Station
Maximum Concurrent Download Tasks 80
HiDrive Backup
MailPlus
MailPlus Server
Media Server
DLNA Certification
Snapshot Replication
Maximum Snapshots per Shared Folder 256
Maximum Snapshots of all Shared Folder 4096
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 Transcoding 4K Group 1 (See more)
Maximum Transcoding Channel Number 1 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 Connections 20
Notes Surveillance 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
Environment RoHS 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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