All-in-One, high-performance NAS server suitable for small offices and workgroups
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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.
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 Drive
Cloud Station Server
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.
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.
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.
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
Complete surveillance solution for recording, monitoring, and management.
Simplified backup solution for your Mac, PC, and mobile devices.
Public Cloud Integration
Backup and synchronize data easily between your public cloud accounts and your NAS.
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
- LAN indicator
- Drive status indicator
- USB 2.0 port
- USB copy button
- Power button and indicator
- USB 3.0 port
- Reset button
- 1GbE RJ-45 port
- Kensington Security Slot
- Power port
|CPU Model||Marvell Armada 385 88F6820|
|CPU Frequency||Dual Core 1.3 GHz|
|Hardware Encryption Engine|
|System Memory||512 MB DDR3|
|Compatible Drive Type||
|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|
|RJ-45 1GbE LAN Port||1|
|USB 2.0 Port||1|
|USB 3.0 Port||2|
|Size (Height X Width X Depth)||165 mm x 108 mm x 233.2 mm|
|System Fan||92 mm x 92 mm x 1 pcs|
|Fan Speed Mode||
|Wireless Support (dongle)|
|Brightness adjustable front LED indicators|
|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)
|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|
|General DSM Specifications:|
|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|
|File sharing capability||
|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:|
*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.
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 SM - 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 - PHP Response Efficiency
|Responses per second||4502.74||13329.55||8763.35||4481.41||8920.13||4632.2||765.5|
- 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] DS118, DS115j
- [2-bay] RS217, DS216, DS218play, DS218j, DS216se
- [4-bay] RS816, DS418, DS418j, DS416slim
- [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
- 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
- (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 DS216 Datasheet (PDF).