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Synology DS216 2 Bay Desktop Enclosure

  • Dual-core CPU with hardware encryption engine
  • Over 111.18 MB/s reading, 112.79 MB/s writing1
  • USB Copy Button for easy data transmission
  • Brightness adjustable front LED indicators

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    Synology DS216 2 Bay Desktop Enclosure Product Description

    Synology DS216 is a 2-bay NAS that brings you the best cost/value ratio yet with no compromising on the performance and feature. Equipped with a dual-core CPU, Synology DS216 delivers a outstanding read/write performance with an average speed over 111.18 MB/s in reading and over 112.79 MB/s in writing under RAID 1 configuration in a Windows environment.
    The built-in floating-point unit enhances the overall capability of the main CPU, speeding up thumbnail processing and hence makes your photo viewing experience refreshingly smooth. With the hardware encryption engine, the encryption calculation task is offloaded from the main CPU, significantly improves the performance of encrypted file transfers.

    Cross platform file sharing and synchronization

    Synology DS216 offers comprehensive network protocol support, assuring seamless file sharing across Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms. Windows AD and LDAP integration allows Synology DS216 to fit quickly and effortlessly into any existing network environment, with no need to recreate user accounts. Internet file access is simplified by the encrypted FTP server and the web-based file explorer, Synology File Station. HTTPS, firewall, and IP auto-block support ensure file sharing over the Internet is protected at a high security level.
    Cloud Station suit allows users to synchronize files among multiple devices and platforms, including Windows PC, Mac, Linux, iOS and Android tablets or phones, effortlessly keeping everything up-to-date. Cloud Sync keeps your Dropbox, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, Baidu and Box storage in sync with your personal DiskStation at home.

    Rich office applications

    Synology DS216 runs on the award-winning operating system, Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM), which offers comprehensive applications and features designed specifically for growing businesses.
    Mail Server turns Synology DS216 into a dedicated mail service provider, while Mail Station provides a webmail interface for users to access emails stored on Synology DS216.
    VPN Server offers an easy VPN solution that provides a secure way of connecting to a private LAN at a remote location. RADIUS Server strengthens network security by overseeing wireless access authentication via RADIUS (Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service) networking protocol.

    Reliable backup solution
    To protect your valuable data, DS216 can become a centralized backup destination for consolidating fragmented and unstructured information across your network through a range of options. Advanced backup privilege management makes network backup tasks safer and more efficient. Complete backup solutions such as Backup & Restore minimize the impact of disasters, keeping your valuable data safe and secure.

    24/7 security solution
    Synology Surveillance Station offers a easy manageable, centralized interface to manage IP cameras deployed in your office or home, allowing users traveling miles away to safeguard the environment by watching live views, recording events, and taking snapshots with a computer or iOS/Android device. DS216 supports a maximum number of 16 IP cameras(480 FPS at 720P), being one of the most reliable security guard for your home and office.
    In addition to its intuitive setup and hassle-free interface, Surveillance Station features an optimized live view experience with on-screen operations, smart analytic tools like motion detection, and an alert system that sends instant notification through DS cam, SMS, and e-mail.

    Energy efficient with cool and quiet design

    Synology DS216 is designed with energy efficiency in mind. Equipped with a 92 x 92 mm fan and the smart airflow, DS216 is designed to run cool 24/7. Its noise dampening design makes it quiet compared to PC counterparts. The support of Wake on LAN/WAN, multiple scheduled power on/off can further reduce power consumption and operation cost, safe the planet and safe your pocket.
    All Synology products are produced with RoHS compliant parts and packed with recyclable packing materials. Synology acknowledges the responsibility as a global citizen to continually work to reduce the environmental impact of every product produced.

    Technical Specifications

    Processor / Memory

    RAM Installed 512 MB DDR3
    Processors Installed 1 x Marvell ARMADA 88F6820 1.3 GHz
    Number of Cores Dual-Core
    Max Supported Qty 1

    Manufacturer Warranty

    Service & Support Limited warranty - 2 years
    Service & Support Details Limited warranty - 2 years


    Voltage Required AC 120/230 V (50/60 Hz)
    Power Device External power adapter


    Device Type NAS server
    Host Connectivity Gigabit Ethernet
    Total Storage Capacity 0 GB
    Max Supported Capacity 16 TB
    Installed Devices / Modules Qty 0 (installed) / 2 (max)
    Width 10.8 cm
    Depth 23.32 cm
    Height 16.5 cm
    Weight 1.3 kg

    Storage Controller

    Type RAID
    Interface Type SATA 6Gb/s
    RAID Level RAID 0, RAID 1, JBOD


    Data Link Protocol 10Mb LAN, 100Mb LAN, GigE
    Network / Transport Protocol PPTP, L2TP, SMTP, POP3, IMAP
    Remote Management Protocol SNMP, Telnet, HTTPS, SSH
    Network Services Compatibility Microsoft Active Directory (AD), Microsoft CIFS, Network File System (NFS), FTP, Apple File Protocol (AFP), Web-based Distributed Authoring and Versioning (WebDAV), Calendaring Extensions to WebDAV (CalDAV)
    Features Firewall protection, LDAP support, wake on LAN (WOL), download client, Access Control List (ACL) support, SSH support, iTunes server, Samba support, FTP server, reset button, bandwidth control, surveillance station, VPN Server, automated backup scheduling, Wi-Fi USB dongle support
    Compliant Standards DLNA CERTIFIED, UPnP

    Security DVR

    IP Cameras Supported 16
    Compression Format H.264
    Image Resolution 1280x720
    Frame Rate 480 fps

    Expansion / Connectivity

    Expansion Bays 2 (total) / 2 (free) x internal - 2.5" / 3.5"
    Interfaces 2 x USB 3.0 - Type A ¦ 1 x Ethernet 1000Base-T - RJ-45 ¦ 1 x USB 2.0 - Type A


    Cables Included 1 x network cable
    Features Security lock slot (cable lock sold separately), built-in cooling fan, hardware encryption

    Software / System Requirements

    Storage Operating System Synology DiskStation Manager
    Software Included Drivers & Utilities
    OS Required Microsoft Windows XP or later, Apple MacOS X 10.7 or later, Ubuntu 12.x, Android 4.0 or later, Apple iOS 7 or later

    Environmental Parameters

    Min Operating Temperature 5 °C
    Max Operating Temperature 40 °C
    Humidity Range Operating 5 - 95%

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