RackStation RS816

Great business starts here – compact and scalable, powerful in every way.

Compact, robust, and scalable, RS816 comes with compelling and crucial features that growing businesses are looking for in a rackmount file server. With the dual LAN failover support, this 1U 4-bay rackmount NAS ensures continual availability, promising steadily growing success at a minimum cost.

RS816

Compact and agile, centralized on the business essentials with high efficiency

The compact 1U 4-bay rackmount NAS is 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. In the meanwhile, RS816 does not compromise any bit of its computing power, delivering excellent 218.06MB/s reading and 147.43MB/s writing performance.

Dual-core CPU with hardware encryption engine

Powered by an upgraded dual-core CPU with hardware encryption engine, RS816 delivers greatly advanced encryption performance in dual LAN bonding environments at over 148 MB/s reading, 81 MB/s writing, making sure every bit of your data is safe from prying eyes. Plus the built-in floating-point unit enables faster thumbnail creation when uploading a large amount of photos and videos, and the 1GB RAM significantly increases RS816’s multi-tasking capability, making RS816 the optimal rackmount server for demanding businesses.1

Flexible scalability up to eight drives, providing great capacity to businesses

Designed to satisfy growing businesses, RS816 can be easily scaled up to eight drives with Synology’s RX415 expansion unit. Businesses can therefore start with a lower upfront cost and scale up storage capacity as demands grow while reducing time on storage management.

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.

All-in-one server

With just one RS816, it's possible to handle a vast amount of tasks. RS816 helps your company gain a competitive edge by acting as your multi-function server. Directory Server provides LDAP service, while DNS and DHCP packages allow you to host a domain name server and automate network IP assignment at no extra cost. With Synology's Proxy Server, you can regulate content access and monitor who can access which website while saving bandwidth. You can host up to 30 websites with Web Station, safeguard the office environments with Surveillance Station, send and receive mails using your own email domain with MailPlus, share printing capability with Printer Server, make RS816 act as a VPN server to access company’s resources remotely, and more. Learn more

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

Connect your data quickly and easily

Synology aims to provide you the most convenient way to enjoy all services on RS816. With Synology QuickConnect, you don't have to deal with difficult DDNS setup. QuickConnect frees you from complicated router configuration and port-forwarding, so your entertainment and work files can be accessed on any computer, laptop, or mobile devices instantly without extra charge. Learn more

Effective backup solution

Synology RS816 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 RS816 automatically. Mac users also enjoy native Apple® Time Machine support. You can also back up data from your RS816 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

Ultimate file center

File Station is a fast and secure feature for sharing and managing your files stored on RS816. Just drag-n-drop and upload data from Mac or PC. Advanced filters make it easy to search for documents, photos, or videos. With built-in FTP or email clients, RS816 lets you organize and share files through an advanced web application effortlessly. You can even share files and folders with others by simply sending a link. Files can be reached on mobile devices via the companion mobile app DS file. HTTPS, SSL/TLS encryption, and link expiry dates also ensure file sharing over the Internet is highly secure. Learn more

Your files anywhere with cloud service

RS816 brings you comprehensive cloud service. Cloud Station lets you sync files among DiskStations and multiple devices, including Windows PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android, as well as Windows mobile devices, whereas 2-way sync allows file synchronization among different DiskStations. With Cloud Sync, you can even sync your DiskStation with Amazon Cloud Drive, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, Dropbox, Box, Baidu Cloud, and many more — establish your hybrid cloud to enjoy more storage flexibility and prevent data loss. Learn more

The most compatible sharing

Enjoy seamless files sharing across Windows®, Mac®, and Linux® platforms as RS816 offers comprehensive network protocol support including FTP, SMB2, AFP, NFS and WebDAV. With Windows AD and LDAP integration, RS816 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. Learn more

Fit into business environments easily

With the support of Windows AD, LDAP, and Domain Trust, RS816 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 RS816 allows IT administrators to fine tune access controls and set up privileges to files and folders on RS816 through the familiar Windows user interface. With compatibility for major protocols, RS816 can eliminate server configuration overhead and enhance IT administrators’ efficiency. Learn more

Eco-friendly NAS server

All Synology NAS is designed with energy efficiency in mind. RS816 only consumes 12.4W in HDD Hibernation and 27.9W 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.

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  1. The performance figures vary in different environments.
Hardware Specifications
CPU
CPU Model Marvell Armada 385 88F6820
CPU Architecture 32-bit
CPU Frequency Dual Core 1.8 GHz
Hardware Encryption Engine
Memory
System Memory 1 GB DDR3
Storage
Drive Bays 4
Maximum Drive Bays with Expansion Unit 8
Compatible Drive Type* (See all supported drives)
  • 3.5" SATA HDD
  • 2.5" SATA HDD
  • 2.5" SATA SSD
Maximum Internal Raw Capacity 40 TB (10 TB drive x 4) (Capacity may vary by RAID types)
Maximum Raw Capacity with Expansion Units 80 TB (10 TB drive x 8) (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 2 (with Link Aggregation / Failover support)
USB 3.0 Port 2
eSATA Port 1
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) 44 mm x 430.5 mm x 295.5 mm
Weight 4.34 kg
Others
System Fan 40 mm x 40 mm x 3 pcs
Fan Speed Mode
  • Cool Mode
  • Quiet Mode
Wireless Support (dongle)
Power Recovery
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)
British Thermal Unit 95.2 BTU/hr (Access)
42.31 BTU/hr (HDD Hibernation)
Environment Temperature
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
Certification
  • FCC Class A
  • CE Class A
  • BSMI Class A
Warranty 3 Years
Notes
  • Power consumption is measured when fully loaded with Western Digital 1TB WD10EFRX hard drive(s).
  • Noise Level Testing Environment: Fully loaded with Seagate 2TB ST2000VN000 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 256
Supported RAID Type
  • Synology Hybrid RAID
  • Basic
  • JBOD
  • RAID 0
  • RAID 1
  • RAID 5
  • RAID 6
  • RAID 10
RAID Migration
  • Basic to RAID 1
  • Basic to RAID 5
  • RAID 1 to RAID 5
  • RAID 5 to RAID 6
Volume Expansion with Larger HDDs
  • Synology Hybrid RAID
  • RAID 1
  • RAID 5
  • RAID 6
Volume Expansion by Adding a HDD
  • Synology Hybrid RAID
  • RAID 5
  • JBOD
  • RAID 6 (with Expansion Unit)
Global Hot Spare Supported RAID Type
  • Synology Hybrid RAID
  • RAID 1
  • RAID 5
  • RAID 6 (with Expansion Unit)
  • RAID 10 (with Expansion Unit)
File Sharing Capacity
Maximum Local User Accounts 2048
Maximum Local Groups 256
Maximum Shared Folder 256
Maximum Shared Folder Sync Tasks 4
Maximum Concurrent CIFS/AFP/FTP Connections 256
Windows Access Control List (ACL) Integration
NFS Kerberos Authentication
Log Center
Syslog Events per Second 400
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 256
Download Station
Maximum Concurrent Download Tasks 50
exFAT Access (optional)
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)
400 FPS @ 1080p (1920×1080)
160 FPS @ 3M (2048x1536)
80 FPS @ 5M (2591x1944)
Total FPS (MJPEG)* 320 FPS @ 720p (1280x720)
120 FPS @ 1080p (1920×1080)
90 FPS @ 3M (2048x1536)
54 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 15
Environment & Packaging
Environment RoHS Compliant
Packaging Content
  • Main Unit X 1
  • Welcome Note X 1
  • Accessory Pack X 1
  • AC Power Cord X 1
Optional Accessories
  • Surveillance Device License Pack
  • Expansion Unit: RX415 X 1
  • VS360HD
  • Synology RKS1317 - Rail Kit Sliding
  • Synology RKM114 - Rail Kit Mounted
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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