Synology, maker of network attached storage, IP surveillance and network equipment solutions has released one of their newest offerings to the home and small business market: the DiskStation DS216+.


The DS216+ is a high-performance 2-bay NAS server that is capable of transcoding high quality video on the fly to your video watching devices. With the Intel Celeron N3050 under its hood, the DS216+ delivers high-speed performance with 111 MB/s in read and write speeds as well as encrypting data, with the Intel AES-NI, at 113 MB/s reading and 109 MB/s writing.

The feature that a lot of home users may be more interested in is being able to take H.264 4K video and transcode it on the fly to 1080p and stream it over your local network.

Behind the scenes, the DS216+ runs the Btrfs file system (based on copy-on-write principle), which offers advanced data protection by enabling snapshots and restore, built-in data integrity checks and other features.

Of course, no Synology NAS solution would be complete without its award winning DiskStation Manager (DSM) operating system. With the DS216+ and DSM, you will be sure to have a great experience while ensuring your data is safe and secure. The newest Synology DiskStation is shipping now. Check out the gallery and press release below.

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Synology® Introduces DiskStation DS216+

Efficient storage solution ensuring data availability and high-quality video transcoding

Bellevue, WA—January 28, 2016—Synology® Inc. today launched the DiskStation DS216+. The high-performance 2-bay NAS server is aimed at home and small office users who want an efficient and secure storage solution to protect and share data, while enjoying on-the-fly video transcoding.

“With a powerful NAS storage solution, small offices gain access to high-speed file sharing, application serving, and online collaboration. Home users can also transcode and stream high quality video to all of their devices. The DS216+ is designed exactly for these functions. Our users have high expectations, and the DS216+ shows our commitment to meeting our users’ needs,” said Jones Tsai, hardware design director of Synology Inc.

Equipped with an Intel® Celeron® Processor N3050 and Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI) encryption, the DS216+ delivers high-speed performance, exceeding 111 MB/s reading and writing, while ensuring encrypted data transmissions at over 113 MB/s reading and 109 MB/s writing. Additionally, the DS216+ can perform on-the-fly H.264 4K to 1080p video transcoding, making it possible for high definition enthusiasts to stream their multimedia files, regardless of bandwidth or potential device limitations.

Home and small office users are seeking new levels of performance, security, and intelligence in their storage systems. With the Intel Celeron N3050 processor and Intel AES-NI encryption, the Synology DS216+ satisfies these needs. Together, Intel and Synology are able to deliver greater efficiency and ROI to customers,” said Andrea Nelson, director of Storage Marketing, Storage Group, Intel.

By implementing the Btrfs file system, the DS216+ offers 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 (in addition to existing quotas for user accounts). The DS216+ also comes with a tool-less drive tray design with hot-swappable support, and front LED controls – allowing users to adjust LED brightness and schedule settings.

The DS216+ runs DiskStation Manager (DSM), the most advanced and intuitive operating system for NAS devices. Featuring a wide range of applications from backup, network management to multimedia, the DS216+ provides all essential services and increased productivity at work. Synology was voted a “PC Mag Business Choice Award winner” and received the highest rating in every element of the survey, including reliability, overall satisfaction, value, and likelihood to recommend.

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Synology DiskStation DS216+ is now shipping globally.

Synology at a Glance

Synology creates network attached storage, IP surveillance solutions, and network equipment that transforms the way users handle data, conduct surveillance, and manage networks in the cloud era. By taking full advantage of the latest technologies, Synology aims to help users centralize data storage and backup, share files on-the-go, implement professional surveillance solutions, and manage networks in reliable and affordable ways. Synology is committed to delivering products with forward-thinking features and the best in class customer service.



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