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DiskStation DS216
All-in-One, high-performance NAS server suitable for small offices and workgroups

Synology DiskStation DS216

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Synology DiskStation DS216 2-Bay NAS
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Overview:

Synology DiskStation DS216 is a feature-rich 2-bay NAS server for workgroups and office environments, specifically designed for users who need to share and protect data effectively, while increasing productivity with comprehensive office applications. Synology DS216 is backed with Synology’s 2-year limited warranty.

  • Dual-core CPU with hardware encryption engine
  • Over 112.79 MB/s reading, 111.18 MB/s writing
  • USB Copy Button for easy data transmission
  • Brightness adjustable front LED indicators
  • Hot-swappable & tool-less drive trays design
  • Running on Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM)

Optimal Price/Performance Ratio

Synology DS216 is a 2-bay NAS that brings you the best cost/value ratio without compromising performance or features. Equipped with a dual-core CPU, Synology DS216 delivers outstanding read/write performance with an average speed over 112.79 MB/s in reading and over 111.18 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 making your photo viewing experience refreshingly smooth. Synology DS216 is equipped with an encryption engine which offloads the encryption calculation task away from the main CPU, helping to improve file transfer speeds of the DiskStation.

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 autoblock 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 Cloud 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 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 guards 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 a smart airflow design, DS216 runs cool 24/7, while its noise dampening design makes it much quieter compared with PC counterparts. The support of Wake on LAN/WAN, multiple scheduled power on/off can further reduce power consumption and operation cost.

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.

Features:

Powerful, compact solution

DS216 is a feature-rich, 2-bay NAS server, suitable for workgroups and office environments. With a hardware encryption engine, DS216 delivers speedy performance and protects data effectively, while boosting productivity. Screwless drive trays with hot-swappable support allow easy system maintenance.

Synchronize files across your devices

Cloud Station Suite provides real-time data synchronization across all your devices, such as computers, mobile devices, and other Synology NAS whenever a file is modified. "Intelliversioning" keeps the most important file versions to better utilize storage space.

Cloud Station Sharesync

Cloud Station Sharesync

Cloud Station Drive

Cloud Station Drive

Cloud Station Server

Cloud Station Server

DS Cloud

DS Cloud


Real-time collaboration on your private cloud

Office is a collaboration package combining the convenience and usability of public clouds with the data privacy and security guaranteed by private clouds. It allows you to work seamlessly together on documents and spreadsheets in a protected environment.

Real-time collaboration on your private cloud

Ultimate file management and sharing

File Station is a web-based, fast and secure management tool built to allow easy, drag-and-drop operation without requiring any complex setup on Mac or PC. Advanced search and filtering tools allow for easy organization and sharing of files with just a link. Supports SMB, FTP, AFP, NFS, WebDAV, compatible with any environment.

Ultimate file management and sharing

Easy file access with QuickConnect

Access files on your Synology NAS over the Internet without the hassle of setting up port forwarding rules, DDNS, or other complicated network settings. QuickConnect allows you to connect via a simple customizable address (e.g. https://customID.quickconnect.to), so that you can instantly access media and work files on any Windows/Mac/Linux computer, laptop, or mobile device without additional charge.

Easy file access with QuickConnect

Seamless integration with your mobile devices

Synology mobile applications are designed to allow quick and secure access to your data wherever you are.

  • DS Audio
  • DS Photo
  • DS Video

Powered by Synology DSM

Surveillance Station

Surveillance Station

Complete surveillance solution for recording, monitoring, and management.

Desktop Backup

Desktop Backup

Simplified backup solution for your Mac, PC, and mobile devices.

Public Cloud Integration

Public Cloud Integration

Backup and synchronize data easily between your public cloud accounts and your NAS.

DSM UI

DSM UI

Award-winning operating system with an intuitive user interface and powerful capabilities.

Security

Security

Comprehensive built-in security tools are constantly updated to tackle evolving threats and protect your devices.

Multimedia

Multimedia

Complete multimedia solution for management, streaming, and playback.


Product Views:


DS216 Front View
DS216 Left View
DS216 Left Side View
DS216 Rear View
DS216 Right Side View
DS216 Right View

Technical Specifications:


Front View
Rear View
  1. Status indicator
  2. LAN indicator
  3. Drive status indicator
  4. USB 2.0 port
  5. USB copy button
  6. Power button and indicator
  7. Fan
  8. USB 3.0 port
  9. Reset button
  10. 1GbE RJ-45 port
  11. Kensington Security Slot
  12. Power port
Hardware Specifications:
CPU
CPU Model Marvell Armada 385 88F6820
CPU Architecture 32-bit
CPU Frequency Dual Core 1.3 GHz
Hardware Encryption Engine
Memory
System Memory 512 MB DDR3
Storage
Drive Bay(s) 2
Compatible Drive Type
  • 3.5" SATA III / SATA II HDD
  • 2.5" SATA III / SATA II HDD
  • 2.5" SATA III / SATA II SSD
Maximum Internal Raw Capacity 20 TB (10 TB HDD x 2) (Capacity may vary by RAID types)
Maximum Single Volume Size 16 TB
Hot Swappable Drive
Notes
  • "Compatible drive type" indicates the drives that have been tested to be compatible with Synology products. This term does not indicate the maximum connection speed of each drive bay.
  • The maximum raw capacity is not limited by the maximum single volume size. Synology NAS models may utilize capacities over the maximum single volume size as long as each volume created is below the limit.
External Ports
RJ-45 1GbE LAN Port 1
USB 2.0 Port 1
USB 3.0 Port 2
USBCopy
File System
Internal Drives EXT4
External Drives
  • EXT4
  • EXT3
  • FAT
  • NTFS
  • HFS+*
  • exFAT*
Notes
  • HFS+ is read only, max 2TB volume size.
  • exFAT Access is purchased separately in Package Center.
Appearance
Size (Height X Width X Depth) 165 mm x 108 mm x 233.2 mm
Weight 1.3 kg
Others
System Fan 92 mm x 92 mm x 1 pcs
Fan Speed Mode
  • Cool Mode
  • Quiet Mode
Wireless Support (dongle)
Brightness adjustable front LED indicators
Power Recovery
Noise Level 18 dB(A)
Scheduled Power On/Off
Wake on LAN/WAN
Power Supply Unit / Adapter 60W
AC Input Power Voltage 100V to 240V AC
Power Frequency 50/60 Hz, Single Phase
Power Consumption* 15.48 W (Access) 
7.2 W (HDD Hibernation) 
British Thermal Unit 52.86 BTU/hr (Access) 
24.58 BTU/hr (HDD Hibernation) 
Environment Temperature
Operating Temperature 5°C to 40°C (40°F to 104°F)
Storage Temperature -20°C to 60°C (-5°F to 140°F)
Relative Humidity 5% to 95% RH
Other
Certification
  • FCC Class B
  • CE Class B
  • BSMI Class B
Warranty 2 Years
Notes
  • Power consumption is measured when fully loaded with Western Digital 1TB WD10EFRX hard drive(s).
  • Support for Wake on WAN needs switch and routers which recognize Magic Packet.
  • Noise Level Testing Environment: Fully loaded with Seagate 1TB ST31000520AS hard drive(s) in idle; Two G.R.A.S. Type 40AE microphones, each set up at 1 meter away from the Synology NAS front and rear; Background noise: 16.49-17.51 dB(A); Temperature: 24.25-25.75˚C; Humidity: 58.2-61.8%
General DSM Specifications:
Networking protocol CIFS, AFP, NFS, FTP, WebDAV, CalDAV, iSCSI, Telnet, SSH, SNMP, VPN (PPTP, OpenVPN , L2TP)
File system
  • Internal: Btrfs, ext4
  • External: ext4, ext3, FAT, NTFS, HFS+ (read only)
Supported RAID type Synology Hybrid RAID (SHR), Basic, JBOD, RAID 0, RAID 1
Storage management
  • Maximum single volume size: 16TB
  • Maximum internal volume: 256
  • Maximum iSCSI target: 10
  • Maximum iSCSI LUN: 10
File sharing capability
  • Maximum user account: 2048
  • Maximum group: 256
  • Maximum shared folder: 256
  • Maximum concurrent SMB/NFS/AFP/FTP connection: 128
Privilege Windows Access Control List (ACL)
Directory service Windows ADS Domain Integration, LDAP Integration
Security FTP over SSL/TLS, IP Auto-Block, Firewall, Encrypted Network Backup over Rsync, HTTPS Connection
Utilities Synology Web Assistant, Synology Assistant, Cloud Station, Photo Station Uploader, Evidence Integrity Authenticator
Supported client Windows XP onwards, Mac OS X 10.7 onwards, Ubuntu 12 onwards
Supported browser Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer: 9 onwards, Safari 8 onwards, Safari (iOS 7 onwards on iPad), Chrome (Android 4.0 onwards on tablets)
Language English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Dansk, Norsk, Svensk, Nederlands, Русский, Polski, Magyar, Português do Brasil, Português Europeu, Türkçe, Český
Packages and Applications:
File Station Virtual drive, remote folder, Windows ACL editor, compress/extract archived files, bandwidth control for specific users or groups, create sharing links, transfer logs
Backup Solutions Network backup; local backup; desktop backup; configuration backup; OS X Time Machine; backup data to public cloud; shared folder sync - maximum task number: 2
Mail Server Supported Mail Server protocols: POP3, SMTP, IMAP, support LDAP/AD account
FTP Server Bandwidth control for TCP connections, custom FTP passive port range, anonymous FTP, FTP SSL/TLS and SFTP protocols, boot over the network with TFTP and PXE support, transfer logs
Web Station Virtual Host (up to 30 websites), PHP/MySQL, 3rd-Party Applications Support
Printer Server Maximum printer: 2, printing protocols: LPR, CIFS, IPP, iOS printing, Google Cloud Print, multi functional print server (MFP functions are for Windows PC only)
Storage Advisor Volume and quota usage, total size of files, volume usage and trends based on past usage, size of shared folders, largest/most/least frequently modified files
Security Advisor Malware detection/removal, user account/password, network, system-related security scan
Surveillance Station Default IP cam #: 2, MAX IP cam # (licenses required): 16 (total of 480 FPS at 720P, H.264) (Including two free camera licenses. Procurement of additional licenses is required.)
VPN Server Maximum Connections: 5, VPN Method: PPTP, OpenVPN™, L2TPe
Mail Station Webmail interface for Mail Server; receiving mails from multiple POP3 mailboxes, customizable SMTP server
Antivirus Essential Full System Scan, Scheduled Scan, White List Customization, Virus Definition Auto Update
Cloud Station Maximum concurrent file transfers: 128, retain historical and deleted file versions
Cloud Sync One or two-way synchronization with public cloud storage providers including Amazon Cloud Drive, Amazon S3-compatible storage, Baiduyun, Box, Dropbox, Google Cloud Storage, Google Drive, hubiC, Megafon Disk, Microsoft OneDrive, OpenStack Swift-compatible storage, WebDAV servers, Yandex Disk
DLNA/UPnP Media Server DLNA certified, PS3/PS4/Xbox 360/Xbox One support
Download Station Supported download protocols: BT/HTTP/FTP/NZB/eMule
Maximum concurrent download task: 30
Other packages Photo Station, Audio Station, iTunes Server, 3rd-party packages
iOS/Android applications DS cloud, DS file, DS finder, DS cam, DS note, DS audio, DS get, DS photo, DS video
Windows Phone applications DS file, DS finder, DS audio, DS get, DS photo, DS video
Environment & Packaging:
Environment RoHS Compliant
Packaging Content
  • RS216 main unit
  • Welcome note
  • Accessory pack
  • AC power cord
  • AC power adapter
  • RJ-45 LAN cable
Optional Accessories
  • Camera License Pack
  • VS360HD

*Model specifications are subject to change without notice. Please refer to www.synology.com for the latest information.
1 The performance figures could vary on different environments.

Performance:

2-bay NAS

Synology strives to enhance the performance of our NAS with every software update, even long after a product is launched. For enterprises and users that demand uncompromising performance from their servers, check the figures below to find the most suitable choice.

1GbE SMB - Sequential Throughput (64KB)

Model RS217 DS718+ DS218+ DS216 DS216play DS216j DS216se
Read 221.65 226.22 113.11 113.02 105.88 112.98 101.8
Write 171.6 188.27 112.62 108.54 82.05 98.42 64.1

1GbE SMB - Sequential Throughput (64KB)

1GbE SMB - Sequential Throughput via Encrypted Shared Folder (64KB)

Model RS217 DS718+ DS218+ DS216 DS216play DS216j DS216se
Read 118.64 226.13 113.11 112.35 21.21 87.61 30.21
Write 64.64 184.7 112.04 69.97 18.9 49.87 12.6

1GbE SMB - Sequential Throughput via Encrypted Shared Folder (64KB)

1GbE SMB - Windows File Transfer (3GB file x 1)

Model RS217 DS718+ DS218+ DS216 DS216play DS216j DS216se
Windows Download 111.89 112.36 112.77 111.47 100.39 111.34 96.33
Windows Download 111.32 111.83 111.55 110.67 85.52 98.42 59.37

1GbE SMB - Windows File Transfer (3GB file x 1)

1GbE SMB - Windows File Transfer (1MB file x 3000)

Model RS217 DS718+ DS218+ DS216 DS216play DS216j DS216se
Windows Download 82.04 85.53 84.53 82.11 70.07 79.66 5.62
Windows Download 58.54 68.21 68.39 59.47 43.64 54.03 32.27

1GbE SMB - Windows File Transfer (1MB file x 3000)

1GbE SM - Windows File Transfer via Encrypted Shared Folder (3GB file x 1)

Model RS217 DS718+ DS218+ DS216 DS216play DS216j DS216se
Windows Download 49.94 112.27 112.63 51.05 20.09 42.28 24.59
Windows Download 35.52 104.67 110.94 35.91 18.93 28.75 12.3

1GbE SMB - Windows File Transfer via Encrypted Shared Folder (3GB file x 1)

1GbE SMB - Windows File Transfer via Encrypted Shared Folder (1MB file x 3000)

Model RS217 DS718+ DS218+ DS216 DS216play DS216j DS216se
Windows Download 40.53 85.27 83.43 40.9 18.17 35.02 20.94
Windows Download 21.9 41.87 42.59 22.24 13.55 17.99 8.14

1GbE SMB - Windows File Transfer via Encrypted Shared Folder (1MB file x 3000)

1GbE AFP - Mac File Transfer (3GB file x 1)

Model RS217 DS718+ DS218+ DS216 DS216play DS216j DS216se
AFP Download 94.46 93.5 94.25 93.96 85.07 93.45 84.35
AFP Upload 94.09 92.49 92.9 93.19 62.02 84.43 57.05

1GbE AFP - Mac File Transfer (3GB file x 1)

1GbE AFP - Mac File Transfer (1MB file x 3000)

Model RS217 DS718+ DS218+ DS216 DS216play DS216j DS216se
AFP Download 50.25 68.68 69.81 50.26 44.11 49.35 42.2
AFP Upload 57.99 64.4 57.13 57.43 38.82 52.75 33.66

1GbE AFP - Mac File Transfer (1MB file x 3000)

1GbE Web Server - HTML Response Efficiency

Model RS217 DS718+ DS218+ DS216 DS216play DS216j DS216se
Responses per second 23813.06 65639 39309.4 23710.64 18677.36 19002.2 3633.57

1GbE Web Server - HTML Response Efficiency

1GbE Web Server - PHP Response Efficiency

Model RS217 DS718+ DS218+ DS216 DS216play DS216j DS216se
Responses per second 4502.74 13329.55 8763.35 4481.41 3861.92 3362.31 765.5

1GbE Web Server - PHP Response Efficiency

NAS:

  • Operating System: DSM 6.1
  • Volume Type: RAID 5 (4 bay), RAID 1 (2 bay), Basic (1 bay)
  • Drives:
    • DS416slim: Fully loaded with Intel 535 Series 240GB SSDSC2BW240H6 SSD
    • Other models: Fully loaded with Seagate ST6000VN0001 6TB HDD
  • File System:
    • EXT4:
      • [1-bay] DS116, DS115j
      • [2-bay] RS217, DS216, DS216play, DS216j, DS216se
      • [4-bay] RS816, DS418, DS418j, DS416slim
    • Btrfs:
      • [2-bay] DS718+, DS218+
      • [4-bay] RS815(RP)+, DS918+, DS418play
  • 1GbE Network Environments:
    • For models with single 1GbE LAN port: MTU 1500; connected to 1 client PC via HP 2530-48G switch
    • For models with multiple 1GbE LAN ports: Link Aggregation is enabled for Sequential Throughput tests; MTU 1500; connected to client PCs via HP 2530-48G switch

Client PC:

  • 1GbE SMB Network Environments:
    • For NAS models with single 1GbE LAN port: Intel Core i7-3770 3.40GHz; 32GB DDR3-1866; RAMdisk with 14GB source partition and 14GB target partition; Intel Gigabit CT; MTU 1500; Windows 7 64-bit
    • For NAS models with multiple 1GbE LAN ports: Intel Core i7-3770 3.40GHz; 4GB DDR3-1600; Intel 520 (120GB) SSD x 2; striped volume; Intel Gigabit CT; MTU 1500; Windows 7 64-bit
  • IOMeter setting for Sequential Throughput tests: Continuously read from/write to a single 8GB file for 3 minutes; Block size: 64KB
  • 1GbE Web Server Network Environment:
    • Intel Core i7-6700 3.40GHz; 16GB DDR4-2133; Intel Gigabit CT; MTU 1500; Ubuntu 16.04
    • (html) wrk -t 8 -c [10-250] -d 60s -H "Host: benchmark" http://DS_IP/index.html
    • (php) wrk -t 8 -c [10-250] -d 60s -H "Host: benchmark"http://DS_IP/echo.php
  • 1GbE AFP Network Environment: Mac Mini; 2.3GHz 4 core Intel Core i7; 16GB DDR3-1600; RAMdisk with 7GB source partition and 4GB target partition; MTU 1500; OSX 10.9

Special Note:

  • Performance figures are achieved in the Synology lab by using very powerful client computers with optimized network settings, and could vary in different environments. Regular office desktop or notebook computers may not be able to reproduce these figures.

Documentation:

Download the Synology DiskStation DS216 Datasheet  (PDF).

Pricing Notes:

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Our Price: $304.00