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Synology DiskStation DS416play is a 4-bay NAS server with incredible fun. The massive storage capacity allows you to store your entire multimedia library and turns it into a centralized multimedia center. Powered by a hardware transcoding engine, DS416play provides a realtime transcoding solution for 4K Ultra HD videos, giving you a smooth and high-quality streaming experience to various devices. Synology DiskStation DS416play is backed with Synology’s 2-year limited warranty.
- Ideal 4-bay NAS as home multimedia center
- Dual-core CPU burst up to 2.48 GHz delivers 225.68 MB/s reading, 186.67 MB/s writing
- Rapid encryption over 224.91 MB/s reading and 142.56 MB/s writing by AES-NI hardware encryption engine
- Offering Link Aggregation with dual Gigabit LAN ports to a home-level switch
- Single H.264/H.265 4K or triple Full HD 1080p video transcoding on the fly
- Multimedia streaming via DLNA-certified media server
- Everywhere access with iOS/ Android™/Windows ready mobile apps
- Brightness adjustable front LED indicators with schedule control
Massive Storage Capacity with Utmost Fun
Synology DS416play is born to be your ideal, centralized multimedia center with large storage capacity. Equipped with four drive bays, DS416play supports up to 40 TB storage size and allows you to store and share all your favorite videos, photos, and music. DS416play comes with an Intel Celeron dual-core CPU and 1GB RAM, delivering outstanding performance – 225.68 MB/s reading and 186.67 MB/s writing – under RAID 5 configuration in a Windows environment. With the powerful built-in AES-NI hardware encryption engine, its encrypted data transmission can be boosted over 224.91 MB/s in reading and 142.56 MB/s in writing.
DS416play comes with three USB 3.0 ports for high speed external storage exchange. Dual Gigabit LAN with failover support and hot-swappable drive tray design ensure continual service uptime during drive replacement or unexpected LAN failure. Adaptive Load Balancing optimizes the network traffic received and sent by DS416play without any particular network switches. Brightness-adjustable front LED with schedule control provides flexible LED settings that best suit your environment.
4K Ultra HD Multimedia Bank
Synology DiskStation DS416play features real-time H.264/H.265 single-channel 4K Ultra HD or triple-channel Full HD2 video transcoding, supporting the latest multimedia formats and allowing easy file sharing across Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms. With Video Station, you can watch movies and TV shows online or directly through the DS video app on Apple TV. Photo Station’s intuitive design allows you to effortlessly organize photos into customized categories, smart albums and blog posts, and link them to social networking websites within a few clicks. Audio Station comes with Internet radio, support for lossless audio formats, and versatile playback capability via DLNA, AirPlay, and Bluetooth devices (a Bluetooth dongle required).
DLNA-Certified Media Server
A certified DLNA DMS (Digital Media Server), DS416play serves also as a ready media server with the capability to host digital multimedia contents for remote playback. DLNA-compliant devices can access the shared contents on your DS416play in the same local area network without the fuss over privilege settings. DS416play makes your multimedia bank available without any preconfiguration. With Synology mobile apps, your mobile device can even turn into a remote control and stream movies, photos, and music on your DiskStation to the TV or speakers, right from the palm of your hand.
Btrfs: Next-Generation Storage Efficiency
DS416play adopts the Btrfs file system, bringing the most advanced storage technologies to meet the management needs of modern businesses:
- Built-in data integrity check detects data and file system corruption with data and meta-data checksums and improve overall stability.
- Flexible shared folder/user quota system provides comprehensive quota control on all user accounts and shared folders.
- Advanced snapshot technology with customizable backup schedule allows up to 256 copies of shared folder backups in a minimum 5-minute interval without occupying huge storage capacity and system resources.
- File or folder level data restoration maximizes user convenience and reduces time in restoring specific files or folders.
- Cloud Station with file versioning halves storage space usage when compared with the ext4 file system.
QuickConnect and EZ-Internet configure your DS416play to be accessed over the Internet with minimal effort. Multimedia content is downright accessible via Synology’s popular mobile apps like DS photo, DS audio, and DS video. DS download, DS file, and DS cloud allow file download/access/synchronization from anywhere at anytime.
Running on Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM)
Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM) is a web-based operating system that provides private cloud service. It is designed to make your everyday living easier. The built-in Package Center allows you to download and install the packages designed specifically for your unique needs. All will happen with just a few clicks. The simple, smooth interface allows you to obtain and configure storage capacity with minimal friction. It provides you with complete control of your personal cloud and lets you access it anywhere. Synology DSM will help you maximize productivity and get more out of your digital assets with minimal fuss.
Energy Efficient and Easy Management Design
Synology DS416play is designed with energy efficiency in mind. It provides dual 92 X 92 fans with smart airflow to keep the system running cool 24/7 and, with the noise-dampening design, makes itself really quiet compared to PCs. The support for Wake on LAN/WAN, hard drive hibernation, and schedulable power-on and power-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.
Massive storage capacity plus 4K Ultra HD capability
Synology DS416play is born to be your ideal, centralized multimedia center with large storage capacity up to 40TB storage size, allowing you to store and share all your favorite videos, photos, and music. With the powerful built-in AES-NI hardware encryption engine, it provides ultra-fast encrypted data transmission performance with 225 MB/s reading and 205 MB/s writing speeds.
Next-generation file system for better data protection
The Btrfs file system introduces advanced storage technologies and optimized snapshots to prevent data corruption and reduce maintenance overhead. While ensuring high-level data integrity, it also offers flexible, efficient data protection and recovery tools.
- Flexible Shared Folder / User Quota System provides comprehensive quota control on user accounts and shared folders
- Snapshot Replication provides schedulable and storage capacity-saving data protection with 1,024 shared folder backups and 65,000 system-wide snapshots
- File- or folder-level data restoration accelerates data recovery, providing more flexibility for businesses
- Automatic file self-healing detects and recovers corrupted files without user intervention
4K Multimedia Server
Access and stream your 4K media content anytime and anywhere. DS416play supports 4K H.264/H.265 online transcoding via Video Station and DS video, allowing 4K videos to be converted and played on the fly on other computers, smartphones, and media players that originally do not support Ultra HD formats.
Synology Hybrid RAID (SHR) technology
Storage management is easy with Synology Hybrid RAID (SHR) technology. SHR is an automated RAID management system allowing you to easily create and expand storage volumes and migrate RAID types without requiring details on RAID. SHR provides 1 to 2-disk redundancy to safeguard your data during drive failures.
SHR maximizes the data capacity of your RAID when different sizes of HDDs are used.
- Easy Management
For novice users who have no technical background and still want to protect their data using RAID technology, a convenient installation wizard will guide you through all the steps during your first installation.
You can add new disks on the fly in Storage Manager with a simple click.
While creating a volume, you can plan ahead and leave empty and unallocated space for future usage.
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.
Powered by Synology DSM
Complete surveillance solution for recording, monitoring, and management.
Simplified backup solution for your Mac, PC, and mobile devices.
Powerful built-in file management and sharing services.
Award-winning operating system with an intuitive user interface and powerful capabilities.
Comprehensive built-in security tools are constantly updated to tackle evolving threats and protect your devices.
Complete multimedia solution for management, streaming, and playback.
- Status indicator
- Drive status indicator
- USB 3.0 port
- Power button and indicator
- 1GbE RJ-45 port
- Reset button
- Power port
- Kensington Security Slot
- USB 3.0 port
|CPU Model||Intel Celeron N3060|
|CPU Frequency||Dual Core 1.6 burst up to 2.48 GHz|
|Hardware Encryption Engine (AES-NI)|
|Hardware Transcoding Engine||H.264 (AVC), H.265 (HEVC), MPEG-2 and VC-1; maximum resolution: 4K (4096 x 2160); maximum frame rate per second (FPS): 30|
|System Memory||1 GB DDR3|
|Compatible Drive Type||
|Maximum Internal Raw Capacity||40 TB (10 TB HDD x 4) (Capacity may vary by RAID types)|
|Maximum Single Volume Size||108 TB|
|RJ-45 1GbE LAN Port||2 (with Link Aggregation / Failover support)|
|USB 3.0 Port||3|
|Size (Height X Width X Depth)||165 mm x 203 mm x 233.2 mm|
|RJ-45 1GbE LAN Port||2 (with Link Aggregation / Failover support)|
|Wake on LAN/WAN|
|System Fan||92 mm x 92 mm x 2 pcs|
|Fan Speed Mode||
|Wireless Support (dongle)|
|Brightness adjustable front LED indicators|
|Noise Level||19.4 dB(A)|
|Scheduled Power On/Off|
|Power Supply Unit / Adapter||90W|
|AC Input Power Voltage||100V to 240V AC|
|Power Frequency||50/60 Hz, Single Phase|
|Power Consumption||29 W (Access)
12.5 W (HDD Hibernation)
|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|
|Networking protocol||CIFS, AFP, NFS, FTP, WebDAV, CalDAV, iSCSI, Telnet, SSH, SNMP, VPN (PPTP, OpenVPN , L2TP)|
|Supported RAID type||Synology Hybrid RAID (SHR), Basic, JBOD, RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 6, RAID 10|
|File sharing capability||
|Privilege||Windows Access Control List (ACL)|
|Directory service||Windows AD Integration: Domain Users login via Samba (CIFS)/AFP/FTP/File Station, LDAP integration|
|Security||FTP over SSL/TLS, IP auto-block, firewall, encrypted network backup over Rsync, HTTPS connection|
|Utilities||Synology Web Assistant, Cloud Station Drive, Cloud Station Backup, Synology Cloud Sync Decryption Tool, Evidence Integrity Authenticator, Photo Station Uploader, Snapshot Manager for VMware, Snapshot Manager for Windows, NFS Plug-in for VMware VAAI|
|Supported client||Windows 7 and 10, Mac OS X 10.11 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|
|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: 4|
|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|
|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)|
|Security Advisor||Malware detection/removal, user account/password, network, system-related security scan|
|iOS/Android applications||DS cloud, DS file, DS finder, DS cam, DS note, DS audio, DS download, DS photo, DS video|
|Windows Phone applications||DS file, DS finder, DS audio, DS download, DS photo, DS video|
|Antivirus Essential||Full system scan, scheduled scan, white list customization, virus definition auto update|
|Cloud Station Server||Maximum concurrent file transfers: 256, 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|
|Surveillance Station||Maximum IP camera: 25 (total of 750 FPS at 720p, H.264) (Including two free camera licenses. Procurement of additional licenses is required.)|
|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: 80
|Log Center||SSL connection, log rotation: 6 months, 1 year, 2 years, 3 years, email notification|
|Mail Server||Supported Mail Server protocols: POP3, SMTP, IMAP, support LDAP/AD account|
|Mail Station||Webmail interface for Mail Server; receiving mails from multiple POP3 mailboxes, customizable SMTP server|
|Note Station||Rich-text note organization with versioning, encryption, sharing, media embedding and attachments|
|Storage Analyzer||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|
|Surveillance Station||Maximum IP camera: 16 (total of 480 FPS at 720p, H.264) (Including two free camera licenses. Procurement of additional licenses is required.)|
|VPN Server||Maximum connections: 20; supported VPN protocols: PPTP, OpenVPN, L2TP|
|Web Station||Virtual host (up to 30 websites), PHP/MariaDB, 3rd-party applications support|
|Other packages||Photo Station, Audio Station, iTunes Server, 3rd-party packages|
|Environment & Packaging:|
*Model specifications are subject to change without notice. Please refer to www.synology.com for the latest information.
1 Performance figures may vary depending on environment, usage and configuration.
2 Adaptive Load Balancing is required to optimize network traffic to/from your Synology NAS whether or not the switch supports Link Aggregation.
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)
1GbE SMB - Sequential Throughput via Encrypted Shared Folder (64KB)
1GbE SMB - Windows File Transfer (3GB file x 1)
1GbE SMB - Windows File Transfer (1MB file x 3000)
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)
1GbE AFP - Mac File Transfer (3GB file x 1)
1GbE AFP - Mac File Transfer (1MB file x 3000)
1GbE Web Server - HTML Response Efficiency
|Responses per second||52010.11||3333.06||63488.82||23824.99||26812.58||23430.09||18668.92|
1GbE Web Server - PHP Response Efficiency
|Responses per second||10934.26||5996.57||13690.33||8874.15||5935.76||5585.42||3317|
- Operating System: DSM 6.1
- Volume Type: RAID 5 (4 bay), RAID 1 (2 bay), Basic (1 bay)
- DS416slim: Fully loaded with Intel 535 Series 240GB SSDSC2BW240H6 SSD
- Other models: Fully loaded with Seagate ST6000VN0001 6TB HDD
- File System:
- [1-bay] DS116, DS115j
- [2-bay] RS217, DS216, DS216play, DS216j, DS216se
- [4-bay] RS816, DS418, DS418j, DS416slim
- [2-bay] DS718+, DS218+
- [4-bay] RS815(RP)+, DS918+, DS416play
- 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
- 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
- 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.
Download the Synology DiskStation DS416play Datasheet (PDF).