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Synology introduces DiskStation DS416j

Affordable 4-bay NAS is ideal for home and personal users to share data and enjoy multimedia

The DS416j lets users synchronise their data as well as multimedia streaming on all their devices.
The DS416j lets users synchronise their data as well as multimedia streaming on all their devices.

Synology has launched the DiskStation DS416j, a budget-friendly 4-bay NAS server designed to help home and personal users effectively manage data as well as enjoy multimedia on any screens.

“People are amassing photos, videos, and digital files faster than ever before, which means we need secure storage to centralize everything in one place and a convenient way to access and share them,” says Jason Fan, Product Manager at Synology Inc. “The 4-bay DS416j comes with rich applications and large storage space, letting users enjoy cloud synchronization and multimedia streaming at a competitive price.”

With a dual-core CPU, the DS416j exceeds 112 MB/sec reading and 101 MB/sec writing under RAID 5 configuration in a Windows environment, which the company says provides users a 37% increase in writing speed when compared with its predecessor. The built-in floating-point unit (FPU) further enhances the overall capability of the main CPU and allows for a speedier photo thumbnail generation. Equipped with a USB 3.0 port, DS416j can connect to external hard drives and a variety of other devices for high speed transmission of media content or personal files.

The DS416j is equipped with front LEDs, allowing users to control and schedule the brightness with four levels of intensity. DS416j consumes only 21.6 watts in full operation and as little as 12.75 watts in HDD hibernation, the company adds.

DS416j runs on DiskStation Manager (DSM), operating system offering a wide range of applications from backup to multimedia for home and personal uses. Synology has received numerous media accolades, including PC Mag Readers' Choice for four years in a row.