Synology introduces latest DiskStation NAS series, the DS216+

Latest NAS device delivers efficient storage and quality video transcoding

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Synology introduces latest DiskStation NAS series, the DS216+ DS216+: Users can stream their hi8gh definition multimedia files, regardless of bandwidth or device potential limitations.
By  David Ndichu Published  January 28, 2016

Synology has launched the DiskStation DS216+, a 2-bay NAS server aimed at home and small office users on the lookout for an efficient and secure storage solution to protect and share data as well as enjoy on-the-fly video transcoding.

"Having a powerful NAS storage solution allows small offices to deliver high-speed file sharing, application serving, and online collaboration, or lets home users transcode and stream high quality video to multiple devices. DS216+ is designed for exactly such purposes and demonstrates our commitment to meet our users’ high expectations," said Jones Tsai, Hardware Design Director at Synology Inc.

Equipped with an Intel Celeron Processor N3050 with Intel AES New Instructions (Intel AES-NI) encryption, 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. In addition, DS216+ can perform on-the-fly H.264 4K to 1080p video transcoding, making it possible for high definition enthusiasts to stream to their multimedia files, regardless of bandwidth or device potential 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, Synology DS216+ satisfies these needs. Together, Intel and Synology are able to deliver greater efficiency and ROI to their customers,” said Andrea Nelson, Director of Storage Marketing, Storage Group, Intel.

By implementing Btrfs file system, 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). DS216+ also comes with tool-less drive tray design with hot-swappable support, and front LED controls, allowing users to adjust LED brightness according to desired schedule settings.

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

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