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Synology targets home users with new NAS

DiskStation DS416play allows users convert media files to desired formats for playback on different devices

Synology targets home users with new NAS
DiskStation DS416play add-on software packages allow users extend the capability beyond storage.

Synology has launched DiskStation DS416play, a consumer-centric four-bay NAS server.

The DS416play is equipped with a 1.6 GHz dual-core processor with a burst frequency up to 2.48 GHz, offering a high-performance storage and application server built for the storage needs of home users and creative professionals.

“With accelerated performance, DS416play lets you accomplish more tasks in one day,” said Jason Fan, product manager at Synology Inc. “The add-on software packages allow users to organize and access files with ease, extending the capability of NAS and taking it further beyond just data storage.”

Synology DS416play features single channel 4K Ultra HD or triple-channel full HD video transcoding on the fly, allowing users to effortlessly convert media files to the right formats for playback on different devices. DS416play supports a wider selection of file formats, making it easier for users to enjoy their favourite movies via Apple TV, DLNA devices, mobile devices, and computers. 

DS416play achieves processing performance exceeding 225 MB/s reading and 186 MB/s writing under RAID 5 configuration in a Windows environment. Dual gigabit LAN offers failover support ensuring service continuity during unexpected LAN failure.

DS416play runs on DiskStation Manager (DSM), the intuitive operating system from Synology, offering a wide range of applications from backup to multimedia for home and personal uses.

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