DiskStation DS216

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DiskStation DS216

Step up to an enhanced private cloud solution

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.

CPU

Dual-core 1.3GHz

Memory

512MB DDR3

Fast Performance

Up to 113MB/s reading, 108MB/s writing

Eco-friendly

15.48 W / 7.2 W Access/Hibernation power consumption

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. Learn more

Cloud Station Sharesync

Cloud Station Drive

Cloud Station Server

DS Cloud

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.

Real-time collaboration on the same online documents to boost productivity,

Instant communication on Synology Chat during the editing of documents or spreadsheets

Version control for you to navigate all the changes and retrieve previous versions with just a click

  1. Real-time collaboration on the same online documents to boost productivity,
  2. Instant communication on Synology Chat during the editing of documents or spreadsheets
  3. Version control for you to navigate all the changes and retrieve previous versions with just a click

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

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Surveillance Station

Complete surveillance solution for recording, monitoring, and management.

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Desktop Backup

Simplified backup solution for your Mac, PC, and mobile devices.

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Public Cloud Integration

Backup and synchronize data easily between your public cloud accounts and your NAS.

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DSM UI

Award-winning operating system with an intuitive user interface and powerful capabilities.

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Security

Comprehensive built-in security tools are constantly updated to tackle evolving threats and protect your devices.

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Multimedia

Complete multimedia solution for management, streaming, and playback.

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  • 1 Status indicator
  • 2 LAN indicator
  • 3 Drive status indicator
  • 4 USB 2.0 port
  • 5 USB copy button
  • 6 Power button and indicator
  • 7 Fan
  • 8 USB 3.0 port
  • 9 Reset button
  • 10 1GbE RJ-45 port
  • 11 Kensington Security Slot
  • 12 Power port
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 HDD
  • 2.5" SATA HDD
  • 2.5" SATA SSD
Maximum Internal Raw Capacity 20 TB (10 TB drive x 2) (Capacity may vary by RAID types)
Maximum Single Volume Size 16 TB
Hot Swappable Drive
Notes
  • "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.
  • The maximum raw capacity is not limited by the maximum single volume size. Synology NAS models may utilize capacities over the maximum single volume size as long as each volume created is below the limit. (Learn more)
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
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 Number of Concurrently Connected Devices 128
Maximum Number of Synced Files (ext4) 100,000 / single file reaction time 1038 ms
Notes
  • The maximum number of concurrently connected devices refers to the maximum number of devices that can remain connected at the same time. For more information on file processing capability, please refer to the reaction time for file processing.
  • File reaction time refers to the preparation time required for other devices to start downloading a 1KByte file from a Synology NAS after the file has been added to the NAS. RAM expansion was not used during testing.
  • Non-encrypted shared folders were used during the aforementioned testing.
Download Station
Maximum Concurrent Download Tasks 30
exFAT Access (optional)
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 the number of maximum users was reached.
  • 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 and 10
  • Mac OS X 10.11 onward
Supported Browsers
  • Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Internet Explorer 10 onwards
  • Safari 10 onwards
  • Safari (iOS 10 onwards)
  • Chrome (Android 6.0 onwards)
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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