Synology releases two new NAS servers for optimised task processing

DiskStation DS416 comes with hardware encryption engine, while DS216play transcodes 4K video

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Synology releases two new NAS servers for optimised task processing The DS416 features a 1.4 GHz dual-core CPU with a dedicated hardware encryption engine
By  Tom Paye Published  October 8, 2015

Synology today released two NAS (network-attached storage) servers for optimised task processing, the DiskStation DS416 and DS216play.

The DS416 is equipped with what Synology described as a "powerful" hardware encryption engine, while the DS216play can transcode 4K video on the fly.

"Synology aims to provide high-value storage solution to home and business users. DS416 has been designed to provide an all-in-one NAS server optimised for encryption, making it an affordable server for sensitive data transmission," said Jonathan Wang, product manager at Synology.  

"DS216play, thanks to its powerful 4K transcoding capabilities, is a high-value NAS server for home users."

The DS416 is aimed at SMB and home users looking for ample storage without having to fork out a ton of money for a NAS system. It features a 1.4 GHz dual-core CPU with a dedicated hardware encryption engine, 1 GB of RAM and two LAN ports.

Synology said that the device is capable of reaching transfer speeds of 221.05 MB/s for reading under a RAID 5 configuration in a Windows environment. It will also reach writing speeds of over 139.5 MB/s, Synology claimed. For encrypted data, Synology claimed speeds of up to 146.5 MB/s for reading and 65.85 MB/s for writing.

The device also features three USB 3.0 ports, including one on the front panel. The disk trays following Synology's tool-less design, and are hot swappable.

The DS216play, meanwhile, features real-time 1080p H.264 and 4K H.265 Ultra HD video transcoding capabilities, allowing users to stream 4K digital TV and movies without having to install a third-party video player.

The device comes with a 1.5 GHz dual-core CPU and 1 GB of RAM. Synology claimed that it delivers an average of 107 MB/s reading and 91 MB/s writing speeds under RAID 1 configuration in a Windows environment.

Both devices are now shipping globally, Synology said.

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