DiskStation DS216

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

DS216 is a feature-rich 2-bay NAS server, suitable for workgroups and office environment. With a hardware encryption engine, DS216 delivers speedy performance and protects data effectively, while boosting productivity.

DS216

Dual-core CPU with floating-point unit enhances productivity

DS216 delivers outstanding read/write performance with an average over 112 MB/s reading and writing speeds under RAID 1 configuration in a Windows environment. The built-in floating-point unit enhances the overall capability of the main CPU, and is particularly advantageous in speeding up thumbnail creation when uploading large amounts of photos or videos.

Hardware encryption engine enhances file transfer speeds

DS216 is equipped with an encryption engine which offloads encryption calculation tasks away from the main CPU. Thus, the CPU can be free for other important tasks. DS216, compared with its predecessor DS214, has a 50% increase in encryption reading speed and an over 110% increase in encryption writing speed.

Easy installation, hassle-free maintenance

Hot-swappable drive trays support and easy installation ensure easy maintenance and continuous service uptime should a hard drive need replacement. In addition, DS216 introduces a USB copy button for easy data transmission.

USB 3.0 ensures speedy transfers to external storage

DS216 boasts USB 3.0 to connect to various kinds of external storage devices, while ensuring fast and efficient file transfer speeds. USB 3.0 support offers transfer speeds of up to 5 Gbps (about 10 times faster than USB 2.0), meaning less time needed to transfer data to external hard drives while consuming less power.

Thoughtful four-level brightness control for front LEDs

Equipped with adjustable LED indicators, DS216's front LEDs can provide comfortable brightness by controlling and scheduling its four-stage brightness, letting you flexibly decide the intensity of the front LEDs according to environment needs.

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.Learn more

Effective backup solution

Synology DS216 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 DS216 automatically. Mac users also enjoy native Apple® Time Machine support. You can also back up data from your DS216 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. Learn more

Increase business productivity with cloud solutions

With comprehensive cloud solutions, DS216 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. Learn more

Eco-friendly NAS server

All Synology NAS is designed with energy efficiency in mind. DS216 only consumes 7.2W in HDD Hibernation and 15.48W in access*. With special fan and the smart airflow design, the DS216 keeps the system running cool 24/7, while its noise dampening design makes it quieter than PC counterparts. 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.

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 Bays 2
Compatible Drive Type* (See all supported drives)
  • 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
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
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%
DSM Specifications ( See more )
Storage Management
Maximum Internal Volume Number 256
Maximum iSCSI Target Number 10
Maximum iSCSI LUN 10
Supported RAID Type
  • Synology Hybrid RAID
  • Basic
  • JBOD
  • RAID 0
  • RAID 1
RAID Migration Basic to RAID 1
Volume Expansion with Larger HDDs
  • Synology Hybrid RAID
  • RAID 1
Volume Expansion by Adding a HDD Synology Hybrid RAID
File Sharing Capacity
Maximum Local User Accounts 2048
Maximum Local Groups 256
Maximum Shared Folder 256
Maximum Shared Folder Sync Tasks 2
Maximum Concurrent CIFS/AFP/FTP Connections 128
Windows Access Control List (ACL) Integration
NFS Kerberos Authentication
Log Center
Syslog Events per Second 100
Add-on Packages (learn more about the complete add-on package list)
Chat
Maximum Users 30
Notes
  • The number of concurrent HTTP connections for Chat was configured to the maximum.
  • CPU and RAM usage were both under 80% when the number of maximum users was reached.
  • For tested models with expandable memory, the maximum amount of RAM was installed.
Cloud Station Server
Maximum Concurrent File Transfers 128
Download Station
Maximum Concurrent Download Tasks 30
exFAT Access (optional)
HiDrive Backup
Notes
  • The CPU and RAM usages were both under 80% when testing recommended client numbers.
  • For tested models with expandable memory, the maximum amount of RAM was installed.
  • Read-write SSD cache was enabled in 5-bay (and above) NAS models with 2 SSDs units installed.
  • The performance of the mail system will slightly decrease in high-availability mode due to data synchronization between the two servers.
  • Functions that were enabled in all of the tests above: anti-spam, anti-virus, DNSBL, greylist, content scan, full-text search (English only).
Media Server
DLNA Certification
Office
Maximum Users 30
Maximum Simultaneous Editing Users 10
Notes
  • CPU and RAM usage were both under 80% when testing the recommended number of clients.
  • For tested models with expandable memory, the maximum amount of RAM was installed.
  • Client performance may affect maximum simultaneous editing users. Client PCs used for testing: Intel Core i3-3220 / 8GB RAM
Surveillance Station
Maximum IP cam (Licenses required) 16 (including 2 Free License) (See All Supported IP Cameras)
Total FPS (H.264)* 480 FPS @ 720p (1280x720)
240 FPS @ 1080p (1920×1080)
150 FPS @ 3M (2048x1536)
60 FPS @ 5M (2591x1944)
Total FPS (MJPEG)* 240 FPS @ 720p (1280x720)
100 FPS @ 1080p (1920×1080)
60 FPS @ 3M (2048x1536)
30 FPS @ 5M (2591x1944)
Notes Surveillance Station throughput is tested with Axis network camera, using continuous recording with live view from Surveillance Station and motion detection by camera. Live view and recording are sharing the same stream from the camera.
Video Station
Video Transcoding Group 2 (See more)
VPN Server
Maximum Connections 5
Environment & Packaging
Environment RoHS Compliant
Packaging Content
  • Main Unit X 1
  • Welcome Note X 1
  • Accessory Pack X 1
  • AC Power Adapter X 1
  • AC Power Cord X 1
  • RJ-45 LAN Cable X 1
Optional Accessories
  • Surveillance Device License Pack
  • VS360HD
General
Networking Protocols
  • CIFS
  • AFP
  • NFS
  • FTP
  • WebDAV
  • CalDAV
  • iSCSI
  • Telnet
  • SSH
  • SNMP
  • VPN (PPTP, OpenVPN)
Windows AD Domain Integration Domain Users login via Samba/AFP/FTP/File Station
HDD Management
  • HDD Hibernation
  • S.M.A.R.T.
  • Dynamic Bad Sector Mapping
Security
  • FTP over SSL/TLS
  • IP Auto-Block
  • Firewall
  • Encrypted Network Backup over Rsync
  • HTTPS Connection
Utilities Synology Assistant
Supported Clients
  • Windows 7 or above
  • Mac OS X 10.10 or above
Supported Browsers
  • Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Internet Explorer 9 or later
  • Safari 8 or later
  • Safari (iOS 7.0 or later on iPad)
  • Chrome (Android 4.0 on tablets)
Supported Language English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Dansk, Norsk, Svenska, Nederlands, Русский, Polski, Magyar, Português do Brasil, Português Europeu, Türkçe, Český, 日本語, 한국어, 繁體中文, 简体中文

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