Synology is on a roll with its product announcements. Earlier, we saw the announcements for the DS216j, the DS216+, the entry of their wireless router RT1900ac, and now the DS416slim.

The DiskStation DS416 is aimed towards home users and professionals in need of a compact and energy saving NAS solution. The DS416slim is a 4-bay NAS server for 2.5-inch drives. Yes, that’s right. You now can make use of a smaller footprint for a NAS server for either those 2.5-inch mechanical drives or add some speed by making use of 2.5-inch SSDs.

Features of the DiskStation DS416slim include:

  • Dual-core Marvell Armada processor at 1.0 GHz (32-bit)
  • 512 MB DDR3 RAM
  • 2 USB 3.0 ports
  • 2 Gigabit Ethernet ports (Link Aggregation or Fallover Support)
  • 8 TB of raw internal storage (2TB x 4 hot-swappable)
  • 16 TB of single volume storage
  • Easy disk installation and fast fan replacement
  • Ultra Compact (700 grams!)

Get a closer look through the photo gallery below and find the full press release below that for full details and specs.

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Synology Announces the Release of DS416slim

Sydney, Australia—March 24th 2016—Synology Inc. today announced the release of DS416slim, a 4-bay NAS server aimed at home users and professionals in need of a compact, energy-saving, and easily transportable storage solution. It can host up to four 2.5” hard drives for a total of 8TB available data.

“Despite its diminutive form factor and incredibly light weight of roughly 700 grams, DS416slim provides all of the powerful features you’d expect from a Synology NAS server. The small size makes it perfect for users without much space for in need of a reliable file server”, said Jason Fan, Product Manager at Synology Inc. DS416slim’s longest side measures less than 15 cm and will fit everywhere, whether it’s a small student room or a busy office desk. It can also be easily transported to serve as a local file and backup servers during off-site assignments.

From a hardware point of view, DS416slim boasts a dual-core 1.0 GHz CPU with a dedicated encryption engine and 512 MB of DDR3 RAM. With link aggregation enabled, DS416slim delivers up to 170.23 MB/s in reading and 77.62 MB/s in writing. Writing through a single Gigabit LAN speed goes up to 78.81 MB/s, which represents a 30% boost compared to the previous generation. DS416slim’s high performance is paired with low power consumption, as DS416slim consumes only 17.17 watts in average during activity.

DS416slim has been designed for convenient maintenance and cleaning. The four hot-swappable trays are easily accessible, and 2.5” hard drives can be replaced on the fly if needed. In addition, the fan module situated at the bottom of the unit can be removed in a breeze in case of malfunction. In addition, one of the two USB 3.0 ports is available on the front panel of DS416slim.

DS416slim 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, DS416slim provides all essential services and increased productivity at work as well as a comprehensive media center solution. 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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This release is available worldwide immediately.

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Synology creates network attached storage, IP surveillance solutions, and network equipment that transform the way users manage data, conduct surveillance, and manage network 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 network in reliable and affordable ways. Synology is committed to delivering products with forward-thinking features and the best in class customer services.


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