Synology introduces DiskStation DS216

All-in-one, high-performance NAS server suitable for small offices and workgroups

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Synology introduces DiskStation DS216 The DS216 is designed for workgroups and office environment, with emphasis on sharing and protecting data.
By  David Ndichu Published  December 10, 2015

Synology has launched DiskStation DS216, a feature-rich 2-bay NAS server, designed specially for workgroups and office environment, with emphasis on sharing and protecting data.

“DS216 will quickly become your best work partner, providing multiple handy office applications and improving productivity at work.” said Jason Fan, product manager at Synology Inc.

DS216 is built to deliver optimal multi-tasking experience at the best price/performance ratio. Powered by a dual-core 1.3 GHz CPU and 512 MB DDR3 memory, DS216 outperforms its predecessor and delivers an read and write speed at over 111 MB/s under RAID 1 configuration in a Windows environment, Synology says.

With the built-in Floating-Point Unit (FPU) which further enhances the overall capability of the main CPU, the DS216 is particularly advantageous in speeding up thumbnail processing, and enhancing photo viewing at different resolutions. With an encryption engine, it also offloads encryption calculation tasks away from the main CPU, helping to improve file transfer speeds. DS216 is equipped with a USB port and a USB copy button on the front panel for easy data transfer.  

The DS216 is also equipped with hot-swappable and tool-less drive trays for easy installation, simplifying drive replacement and maintenance.

DS216 runs on DiskStation Manager (DSM), an advanced and intuitive operating system for NAS devices. Featuring a wide range of applications from backup to network management, DS216 provides many essential business services and increased productivity at work. Synology was named "PC Mag Business Choice Award winner" for the second consecutive year, and received the highest rating in every element of the survey, including reliability, value, and likelihood to recommend.

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