RackStation RS816

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RackStation RS816

Compact and scalable NAS for small offices

Powerful centralized storage solution

Synology RackStation RS816 is a 4-bay rackmount NAS powered by a dual-core CPU with hardware encryption engine, and comes with dual 1GbE LAN ports, providing excellent network performance and rich business features.

CPU

Dual-core 1.8GHz

Memory

1GB DDR3 RAM

Ultra Performance

Up to 225 MB/s reading and 145 MB/s writing performance

Eco-friendly

12.4 W in HDD hibernation/27.9 W in access

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.

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. Learn more

Cloud Station Sharesync

Cloud Station Drive

Cloud Station Server

DS Cloud

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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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Surveillance Station

Complete surveillance solution for recording, monitoring, and management.

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All-in-one server

Save additional investment by integrating various network services, web/mail services, management applications into your NAS.

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  • 1 Power indicator
  • 2 Power button
  • 3 LAN indicator
  • 4 Drive status indicator
  • 5 Beep off button
  • 6 Status indicator
  • 7 Drive tray
  • 8 Fan
  • 9 Power port
  • 10 1GbE RJ-45 port
  • 11 USB 3.0 port
  • 12 Console port
  • 13 eSATA port
  • 14 Reset button
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 48 TB (12 TB drive x 4) (Capacity may vary by RAID types)
Maximum Raw Capacity with Expansion Units 96 TB (12 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
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 Number of Concurrently Connected Devices 256
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 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
  • VS960HD
  • 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 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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