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Synology RackStation RS816 is a compact and scalable 4-bay rackmount NAS with outstanding performance, providing a comprehensive rack-level storage solution for any growing business to effectively manage, share and sync data. You can easily expand your storage capacity with up to 8 drives, minimizing the time spent on setup and maintenance. Synology RS816 is backed with Synology’s 3-year limited warranty.
- Scalable 4-bay 1U rackmount NAS for business workgroups
- Encryption reading performance improved 80% to 148.98 MB/s and writing performance improved 142% to 81.42 MB/s
- Outstanding performance of 219.62 MB/s in reading and 145.15 MB/s in writing under Windows environment
- Dual-core CPU with built-in floating-point unit
- 12-inch depth allows for ultradense installation
- Dual 1GbE LAN with failover and Link Aggregation support
- Scale up to 8 drives with Synology RX415
- Runs on Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM)
Compact Rackmount NAS with Great Performance
Synology RS816 is a compact 1U 4-bay NAS with a depth of only 12 inches, desgined to boost your productivity in your workplace. Equipped with a Marvell® ARMADA™ dual-core CPU and 1GB DDR3 RAM, RS816 delivers high performance – 219.62 MB/s reading speed and 145.15 MB/s writing speed – under RAID 5 configuration in a Windows® environment.1 Powered with a hardware encryption engine, RS816 excels with its high-speed encrypted data transmission – over 148.98 MB/s for reading and 81.42 MB/s for writing – allowing you to enjoy rapid data transmssion while keeping your valuable data secure and away from potential threats.
RS816 comes with one eSATA port and dual USB 3.0 ports for fast data transmission to various kinds of external storage devices. The hot-swappable drive tray design allows easy installation and maintenance for both 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch HDDs without any additional tools. Dual Gigabit LAN ports provide failover support to ensure continual network service uptime and Link Aggregation to increase overall network bandwidth.
Flexible Scability for More Capacity
As your data storage continues to grow, Synology RS816 can grow with you. RS816 can be connected to dedicated expansion units for additional storage on the fly, growing capacity with minimal effort. When paired with a RX415 expansion unit through the specially designed eSATA connector, RS816 can be expanded to up to a total of 8 drives with a raw capacity of up to 64TB.
Comprehensive Office Applications
With Synology RS816 and its rich business applications, you can boost personal productivity and more importantly, work more efficiently. SpreadSheet allows you to create, edit and simultaneously collaborate on a spreadsheet with multiple users on any browser, and share it with a specific group of people effortlessly. VPN Server offers an easy VPN solution, providing a secure way of connecting to a private LAN from a remote location. RADIUS Server strengthens network security by overseeing wireless access authentication via the RADIUS (Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service) networking protocol. Surveillance Station offers a centralized interface to manage IP cameras deployed in your office or home, allowing users traveling miles away to safeguard their personal environment by watching live views, recording events, and taking snapshots with a computer or iOS/Android device.
Cross-Platform File Sharing and Data Synchronization
Synology RS816 supports comprehensive network protocols, ensuring a seamless file sharing experience across Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms. Windows AD and LDAP integration allow RS816 to fit quickly and effortlessly into any existing network environment without the necessity to recreate user accounts. Cloud Sync keeps your Dropbox, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, Baidu and Box storages in sync with your Synology NAS at home. The Cloud Station Suite allows you to sync files among multiple devices — Windows PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android tablets/phones — effortlessly keeping everything up-to-date. All file sharing over the Internet is protected at a high security level with the HTTPS, firewall, and IP auto-block mechanisms supported by RS816.
Easy and Smart Backup Solutions
With block-level incremental backup and cross-version deduplication, Synology Hyper Backup provides multi-version backup with optimized storage utilization and allows multiple backup destinations to local shared folders, external hard drives, network shared folders, rsync servers, and public cloud services. Hyper Backup Vault provides an overview of all the backup history and storage consumption of each backup task.
QuickConnect and EZ-Internet configure your RS816 to be accessed over the Internet with minimal effort. Multimedia content is easily accessible via Synology’s popular mobile apps like DS photo, DS audio, and DS video. Other apps, like DS download, DS file, and DS cloud, allow file download/access/synchronization from anywhere at anytime.
Energy Efficient and Easy Management Design
Synology RS816 is designed and developed with energy efficiency in mind. Compared with its other rackmount storage server counterparts, RS816 consumes only 27.9W in regular operation. The support of Wake on LAN/WAN and scheduled power on and off can further reduce power consumption and operation cost. HDD hibernation can be configured to take effect automatically when the system has been inactive for a specified period of time. This not only saves energy but also extends the lifespan of the hard disks.
All Synology products are produced with RoHS compliant parts and packed with recyclable packing materials. Synology acknowledges its responsibility as a global citizen to continually work to reduce the environmental impact of every product produced.
Compact chassis, easy deployment
RS816 comes in a compact 1U 4-bay rackmount chassis less than 12 inches deep and can be easily deployed in a 2-post or wall-mount rack, ideal for businesses where space is at a premium.
Flexible storage scalability
As your data storage needs grow, RS816 can be connected with one dedicated RX415 expansion unit for additional storage on the fly, increasing capacity with minimal effort. With RX415 connected, it can expand the hard drive quantity up to 8 units.
Dual LAN with failover and Link Aggregation support
RS816 is equipped with dual Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports capable of applying Link Aggregation technology; while enjoying automatic bandwidth optimization for each connected device, the dual LAN ports also support failover, ensuring continual network service even when one connection is down. RS816’s hot-swappable design allows easy and risk-free hard drive replacement and maintenance, providing growing businesses with reliable redundancy mechanisms to keep operations running smoothly.
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.
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.
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.
- Power indicator
- Power button
- LAN indicator
- Drive status indicator
- Beep off button
- Status indicator
- Drive tray
- Power port
- 1GbE RJ-45 port
- USB 3.0 port
- Console port
- eSATA port
- Reset button
|CPU Model||Marvell Armada 385 88F6820|
|CPU Frequency||Dual Core 1.8 GHz|
|Hardware Encryption Engine (AES-NI)|
|System Memory||1 GB DDR3|
|Maximum Drive Bays with Expansion Unit||8|
|Compatible Drive Type||
|Maximum Internal Raw Capacity||40 TB (10 TB HDD x 4) (Capacity may vary by RAID types)|
|Maximum Raw Capacity with Expansion Units||80 TB (10 TB HDD x 8) (Capacity may vary by RAID types)|
|Maximum Single Volume Size||16 TB|
|Hot Swappable Drive|
|RJ-45 1GbE LAN Port||2 (with Link Aggregation / Failover support)|
|USB 3.0 Port||2|
|Size (Height X Width X Depth)||44 mm x 430.5 mm x 295.5 mm|
|System Fan||40 mm x 40 mm x 3 pcs|
|Fan Speed Mode||
|Noise Level*||28.9 dB(A)|
|Scheduled Power On/Off|
|Wake on LAN/WAN|
|Power Supply Unit / Adapter||150W|
|AC Input Power Voltage||100V to 240V AC|
|Power Frequency||50/60 Hz, Single Phase|
|Power Consumption||27.9 W (Access)
12.4 W (HDD Hibernation)
|Operating Temperature||5°C to 35°C (40°F to 95°F)|
|Storage Temperature||-20°C to 60°C (-5°F to 140°F)|
|Relative Humidity||5% to 95% RH|
|Networking protocol||SMB, 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), application privileges|
|Directory service||Windows AD integration: Domain users login via SMB/NFS/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, Cloud Sync Decryption Tool, Evidence Integrity Authenticator, Photo Station Uploader|
|Supported client||Windows 7 and 10, Mac OS X 10.11 onwards|
|Supported browser||Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer 10 onwards, Safari 10 onwards; Safari (iOS 10 onwards), Chrome (Android 6.0 onwards)|
|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: 16 (total of 480 FPS at 720p, H.264) (including two free camera licenses; additional cameras require the purchasing of additional licenses)|
|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: 50
|Log Center||SSL connection, log rotation: 6 months, 1 year, 2 years, 3 years, email notification|
|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: 15; 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 The performance figures vary on different environments. Synology is dedicated to continual performance enhancement. Please find the latest figures on www.synology.com.
2 RS816 supports one Synology Expansion Unit RX415, sold separately.
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||39699.81||23430.09||18668.92|
1GbE Web Server - PHP Response Efficiency
|Responses per second||10934.26||5996.57||13690.33||8874.15||8457.31||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+, 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
- (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 RackStation RS816 Datasheet (PDF).