The ideal NAS server for growing businesses
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DS716+II is the perfect combination of scalability, performance, and versatility. It can deliver high-speed encrypted data transfer, 4K transcoding, and is running Btrfs, a next-generation file system.
High-speed data transfer and hardware encryption engine
Equipped with a quad-core processor and AES-NI hardware encryption engine, DS716+II delivers blazingly fast file transfer speeds — even when handling encrypted data. With Link Aggregation enabled, DS716+II delivers average reading and writing speeds of 226.1 MB/s and 141.19 MB/s respectively, while encrypted file transfers retain an astoundingly similar level of performance, exceeding 226.09 MB/s reading and 138.04 MB/s writing. That means you can safeguard data without sacrificing performance.
Dual LAN ports for failover and Link Aggregation support
Equipped with two Ethernet ports featuring failover and Link Aggregation support, DS716+II ensures continual network uptime even if LAN connection malfunction occurs on one port, reducing the chance of service disruption and costly downtime. Link Aggregation improves connection speeds beyond the limits of a single network cable or port.
Easy installation, hassle-free maintenance
Easy installation and hot-swappable hard drive support ensures easy maintenance and continuous service uptime should a hard drive need replacement. In addition, DS716+II incorporates a passive cooling design to reduce dependency on the dedicated processor cooling fan, thus mitigating any critical point of failure.
USB 3.0 and eSATA ensure speedy transfers to external storage
DS716+II boasts USB 3.0 and eSATA ports to connect to various kinds of external storage devices, while ensuring fast and efficient file transfer speeds. Support for USB 3.0 offers transfer speeds of up to 5 Gbps (about 10 times faster than USB 2.0), meaning it takes less time to transfer data to external hard drives while consuming less power.
4K Ultra HD video transcoding
Powered by a hardware-accelerated transcoding engine, DS716+II allows you to transcode and stream H.264 4K / 1080p videos to high-definition TV, digital media players, mobile handsets, and computers in the required format, making it easy to watch videos without having to install a 3rd party player. 4K transcoding is available only through Synology’s Video Station, DS video, Media Server.
Award winning OS - DiskStation Manager
Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM) is a sleek, browser-based operating system running on every DiskStation and RackStation, which makes managing your Synology NAS a breeze. Featuring an intuitive user interface, DSM makes accessing and sharing your data smarter and simpler. Synology's Package Center lets you download and install useful add-on packages designed specifically for individual or business needs, meaning you can enjoy more entertainment in your life or better productivity at work.
Seamless storage solution for virtualization environments
DS716+II provides seamless storage solutions for virtualization environments, including VMware, Citrix, and Microsoft Hyper-V. With VMware vSphere® & VAAI integration, DS716+II helps offload specific storage operations and optimizes computation power in VMware environments. Windows ODX support speeds up data manipulation as the data transfer is offloaded. iSCSI also lets SMB users consolidate storage into data center storage arrays while providing hosts with the illusion of locally-attached disks.
Fit into business environments easily
With the support of Windows AD, LDAP, and Domain Trust, DS716+II enables seamless account integration. The User Home feature can automatically create a "home" folder for every user account to minimize the administrator's effort in repeatedly creating "home" folders for all accounts. Windows ACL support on DS716+II allows IT administrators to fine tune access controls and set up privileges to files and folders on DS716+II through the familiar Windows user interface. With compatibility for major protocols, DS716+II can eliminate server configuration overhead and enhance IT administrators’ efficiency.
Optimize storage management
With Synology's Storage Manager, DS716+II allows for flexible storage deployment and utilization. You can optimize RAID configuration with Synology Hybrid RAID (SHR) while providing redundant data protection. Other features such as multiple volumes on single RAID and Global Hot Spare also greatly enhance management efficiency and fit deployment of any kind.
Synology CMS (Central Management System)
For enterprises with more than one Synology NAS server, CMS offers the flexibility and convenience for IT administrators to manage all of them from a single point of entry. Through a simple interface, you can obtain a clear overview on resource consumption and logs, helping you identify any issue right away. With group policies, CMS can do much more for your daily tasks. Once a NAS joins a group, it will automatically adopt its rules and behave as intended, without extra configuration.
The most compatible sharing
Enjoy seamless files sharing across Windows®, Mac®, and Linux® platforms as DS716+II offers comprehensive network protocol support including FTP, SMB2, AFP, NFS and WebDAV. With Windows AD and LDAP integration, DS716+II can fit effortlessly into any existing network environment - there is no need for IT administrators to maintain two sets of credentials. You also won't worry about missing files with the Recycle Bin feature which is supported on AFP, CIFS, File Station, and WebDAV. All files deleted in a shared folder will be automatically moved into the Recycle Bin.
Effective backup solution
Synology DS716+II can serve as a centralized backup target. Whether you are a Windows or Mac user, you can back up everything on your computer directly to Synology NAS using Cloud Station Backup. Whenever you modify a file, the changes are backed up to DS716+II automatically. Mac users also enjoy native Apple® Time Machine support. You can also back up data from your DS716+II to another DiskStation, rsync servers, external drives, or even Amazon® S3, Glacier cloud service, Microsoft Azure, SFR, and hicloud. Synology Hyper Backup allows you to schedule backup tasks and restore the server to any particular point in time, while minimizing storage consumption and processing time by saving only the specific data block that has been changed between versions.
Ensuring business continuity
Uninterrupted availability is a critical goal for all businesses. DS716+II supports Synology High Availability (SHA) technology which combines an active and passive server into one cluster, the former always mirrored to the latter. The Heartbeat mechanism detects regular "heartbeats" between the two servers. If the main server encounters unexpected downtime, the passive server immediately takes over. With multiple LAN ports, DS716+II also ensures redundancy in the event of unexpected network failure.
Increase business productivity with cloud solutions
With comprehensive cloud solutions, DS716+II lets you create your own private cloud easily. Cloud Station is the perfect package to sync files across multiple devices. Files can be edited in offline mode and later synced to Cloud Station, which keeps up to 32 historical versions, allowing you to restore a file back to previous version or recover deleted files. With the mobile app DS cloud, any change made to a file is automatically synced to your smartphones and tablets. For distributed enterprises, Synology's 2-way sync between different DiskStations ensures employees at different locations share the same information in real-time. IT administrators can handpick individual folders that they want to sync to different devices, manually or automatically based on file format and size. Folders synced by Cloud Station can be encrypted on DSM — no one will be able to access its content without your private key.
Secure your data
DS716+II offers advanced security measures to protect you from potential security holes. Security Advisor analyzes system settings, password strength, network preferences and removes any possible malware. AppArmor blocks malicious programs from accessing unauthorized system resources. You can also customize the trust level in Package Center to avoid installing packages from untrusted sources, safeguarding your NAS from unknown or tampered files. In addition, DS716+II provides other security add-ons, such as AES encryption, 2-Step verification, IP block & allow list, Antivirus packages, firewall, and DoS attack prevention.
Eco-friendly NAS server
All Synology NAS is designed with energy efficiency in mind. DS716+II only consumes 9.50W in HDD Hibernation and 19.14W in access. The support of Wake on LAN/WAN and scheduled power on and off can further reduce power consumption and operation cost. Synology acknowledges the responsibility as a global citizen, so all Synology products are produced with RoHS compliant parts and packed with recyclable packing materials.* The power consumption figures may vary on different environments.
|Intel Celeron N3160
|Quad Core 1.6 burst up to 2.24 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
|2 GB DDR3
|Compatible Drive Type
|Maximum Internal Raw Capacity
|20 TB (10 TB HDD x 2) (Capacity may vary by RAID types)
|Maximum Raw Capacity with Expansion Units
|70 TB (10 TB HDD x 7) (Capacity may vary by RAID types)
|Maximum Single Volume Size
|Hot Swappable Drive
|"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.
|USB 3.0 Port
|exFAT Access is purchased separately in Package Center.
|Size (Height X Width X Depth)
|157 mm x 103.5 mm x 232 mm
|RJ-45 1GbE LAN Port
|2 (with Link Aggregation / Failover support)
|Wake on LAN/WAN
|92 mm x 92 mm x 1 pcs
|Fan Speed Mode
|Wireless Support (dongle)
|Brightness adjustable front LED indicators
|Scheduled Power On/Off
|Power Supply Unit / Adapter
|AC Input Power Voltage
|100V to 240V AC
|50/60 Hz, Single Phase
|19.14 W (Access)
9.50 W (HDD Hibernation)
|5°C to 40°C (40°F to 104°F)
|-20°C to 60°C (-5°F to 140°F)
|5% to 95% RH
- Power consumption is measured when fully loaded with Western Digital 1TB WD10EFRX hard drive(s).
- 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%
Download the Synology DiskStation DS716+II Datasheet (PDF).