RackStation RS2416+/​RS2416RP+

Cutting-edge data protection and integrity for modern business

Designed for growing businesses, RS2416+/RS2416RP+ is a powerful network-attached storage solution featuring schedulable snapshots and resilient data integrity powered by the Btrfs file system, on-the-fly scalability up to 24 drives, as well as reliable performance required by modern workplaces.

RS2416+

Next-generation data protection and integrity

When dealing with large-scale data storage, businesses require a solution that offers reliable backup and prevents file corruption. With support for the next-generation Btrfs file system, RS2416+/​RS2416RP+ ensures information is stored with a high level of data integrity, while providing flexible and efficient data protection tools. See the white paper for more technical details regarding Btrfs and data protection.

Fast and efficient snapshots

Snapshots preserve the history of a shared folder allowing you to save up to 256 backup copies for point-in-time recovery. Snapshots can be automatically captured up to every 5 minutes, without noticeably impacting system performance.

Metadata mirroring and survivability

Btrfs file system stores two copies of critical metadata on a volume, improving the availability and ensuring the integrity of your file system.

Corruption detection and correction

Btrfs generates checksums for data and metadata, and then verifies the checksums during each read process to ensure the integrity of the filesystem and files. If the file system discovers a mismatch, metadata will be repaired to keep file system consistent. In the mean time, corrupted files will be reported and logged.

Customizable quotas for shared folders

With Btrfs, you can specify a storage limit for each shared folder, making it possible to precisely control space consumption when multiple teams or departments save files on the same Synology NAS server.

Quad-core CPU for speedy performance

RS2416+/RS2416RP+ is powered by a quad-core CPU running at 2.4 GHz. Combined with 2GB of DDR3 RAM (expandable to 6GB), it delivers blazing-fast performance over 450 MB/s reading and 380 MB/s writing. This kind of power makes it easy for RS2416+/RS2416RP+ to run multiple applications and deliver consistently high throughput to all connected clients.

450 MB/s
380 MB/s
ReadWriteMaximum theoretical
Ethernet speed

On-the-fly scalability up to 24 drives

As your data storage needs grow, RS2416+/RS2416RP+ can be connected to a dedicated RX1214(RP)/RX1217(RP) expansion unit, allowing you to expand storage capacity to 24 drives for a total of 240TB without disrupting service. The specially-designed connection cables ensure high-speed data transmission between the main server and expansion unit. Go to the RX1217/RX1217RP product page

Speedy data encryption with AES-NI

As businesses store more and more critical information in digital form, data encryption has become an essential aspect of any healthy security policy. Equipped with a dedicated AES-NI hardware encryption engine, RS2416+/RS2416RP+ delivers encrypted data transmission speeds over 399 MB/s reading and 198 MB/s writing, making it the ideal digital locker for your sensitive data.

Redundancy mechanisms for higher uptime

RS2416+/RS2416RP+ includes redundant hardware mechanisms to ensure business continuity. The four built-in Ethernet ports with Link Aggregation and failover provide reliability in the event of unexpected hardware failure, while the hot-swappable drives to minimize system downtime during drive replacement. Redundant power supply units minimizes the chance of a complete system shutdown due to sudden power loss.

SSD cache technology

RS2416+/RS2416RP+ supports a combination of hard drives and read/write-optimized SSD cache, boosting throughput efficiently while minimizing cost per gigabyte. With full SSD cache reading and writing support, RS2416+/RS2416RP+ offers a significant reduction in I/O latency without crippling your budget. With only a small upfront investment, businesses can benefit from a significant enhancement in server performance.

Please refer to the SSD Cache White Paper for more details.

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

Fit into business environments easily

With the support of Windows AD, LDAP, and Domain Trust, RS2416+/​RS2416RP+ 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 RS2416+/​RS2416RP+ allows IT administrators to fine tune access controls and set up privileges to files and folders on RS2416+/​RS2416RP+ through the familiar Windows user interface. With compatibility for major protocols, RS2416+/​RS2416RP+ can eliminate server configuration overhead and enhance IT administrators’ efficiency. Learn more

Unified storage system

RS2416+/​RS2416RP+ enables businesses to cost-effectively manage multi-protocol data by integrating file-level (NAS) and block-level (SAN) storage into one unified storage system. Files can be shared across Windows®, Mac®, and Linux® platforms seamlessly with comprehensive network protocol support (CIFS/SMB, AFP, and NFS). RS2416+/​RS2416RP+ provides a cost-effective iSCSI solution, allowing large scale businesses to consolidate storage into data center storage arrays. With thin provisioning available for file-level iSCSI LUN, you can maximize storage utilization by oversubscribing provisions and grow storage space as needed. Learn more

Seamless storage solution for virtualization environments

RS2416+/​RS2416RP+ provides seamless storage solutions for virtualization environments, including VMware, Citrix, and Microsoft Hyper-V. With VMware vSphere® & VAAI integration, RS2416+/​RS2416RP+ helps offload specific storage operations and optimizes computation power in VMware environments. Windows ODX support speeds up data manipulation as the data transfer is offloaded. iSCSI also lets SMB users consolidate storage into data center storage arrays while providing hosts with the illusion of locally-attached disks. Learn more

Protection with LUN backup, snapshot, and clone

RS2416+/​RS2416RP+ enhances the ease of moving and copying data in a virtualized environment with the features LUN Snapshot, clone, and replication. Synology’s LUN Clone and LUN Snapshot only consume 1/1000 of the original size highly optimizing storage usage. In addition, Synology's LUN Snapshot lets you create up 256 snapshots per LUN using point-in-time technology without having any impact on system performance. With better support to servers under VMware vSphere or Windows environment, IT managers can expect guaranteed VM status and data consistency through application-consistent snapshots. Learn more

Ensuring business continuity

Uninterrupted availability is a critical goal for all businesses. RS2416+/​RS2416RP+ supports Synology High Availability (SHA) technology which combines an active and passive server into one cluster, the former always mirrored to the latter. The Heartbeat mechanism detects regular "heartbeats" between the two servers. If the main server encounters unexpected downtime, the passive server immediately takes over. With multiple LAN ports, RS2416+/​RS2416RP+ also ensures redundancy in the event of unexpected network failure. Learn more

Secure your data

RS2416+/​RS2416RP+ offers advanced security measures to protect you from potential security holes. Security Advisor analyzes system settings, password strength, network preferences and removes any possible malware. AppArmor blocks malicious programs from accessing unauthorized system resources. You can also customize the trust level in Package Center to avoid installing packages from untrusted sources, safeguarding your NAS from unknown or tampered files. In addition, RS2416+/​RS2416RP+ provides other security add-ons, such as AES encryption, 2-Step verification, IP block & allow list, Antivirus packages, firewall, and DoS attack prevention. Learn more

Network security
Antivirus
AES 256-bit encryption
2-Step verification
Trust level

Notes:
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  1. The number of retained snapshots is limited to 64 when equipped with 2GB of RAM.
  2. Performance figures vary depending on the environment and configuration.
  3. RX1214(RP)/RX1217(RP) expansion unit are sold separately.
  4. Learn more about the compatibility of hard drives, please click here.
  5. Redundant power supply units are available on RS2416RP+ model.
Hardware Specifications
CPU
CPU Model Intel Atom C2538
CPU Architecture 64-bit
CPU Frequency Quad Core 2.4 GHz
Hardware Encryption Engine (AES-NI)
Memory
System Memory 2 GB DDR3
Memory Module Pre-installed 2 GB x 1
Total Memory Slots 2
Memory Expandable up to 6 GB (2 GB + 4 GB)
Storage
Drive Bays 12
Maximum Drive Bays with Expansion Unit 24
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 120 TB (10 TB HDD x 12) (Capacity may vary by RAID types)
Maximum Raw Capacity with Expansion Units 240 TB (10 TB HDD x 24) (Capacity may vary by RAID types)
Maximum Single Volume Size 108 TB
Hot Swappable Drive
External Ports
RJ-45 1GbE LAN Port 4 (with Link Aggregation / Failover support)
USB 2.0 Port 2
USB 3.0 Port 2
Expansion Port 1
File System
Internal Drives
  • Btrfs
  • EXT4
External Drives
  • EXT4
  • EXT3
  • FAT
  • NTFS
  • HFS+
  • exFAT*
Notes exFAT Access is purchased separately in Package Center.
Appearance
Size (Height x Width x Depth) 88 mm x 430 mm x 692 mm
Weight 12.56 kg
13.24 kg (for RP model)
Others
System Fan 80 mm x 80 mm x 4 pcs
Fan Speed Mode
  • Full-Speed Mode
  • Cool Mode
  • Quiet Mode
Easy Replacement System Fan
Wireless Support (dongle)
Power Recovery
Noise Level* 41.5 dB(A)
44.3 dB(A) (for RP model)
Scheduled Power On/Off
Wake on LAN/WAN
Power Supply Unit / Adapter 500W
2 X 500W (for RP model)
AC Input Power Voltage 100V to 240V AC
Power Frequency 50/60 Hz, Single Phase
Power Consumption* 70.58 W (Access)
39.11 W (HDD Hibernation)
83.26 W (Access, for RP model)
46.61 W (HDD Hibernation, for RP model)
British Thermal Unit 240.99 BTU/hr (Access)
133.54 BTU/hr (HDD Hibernation)
284.29 BTU/hr (Access, for RP model)
159.15 BTU/hr (HDD Hibernation, for RP model)
Redundant Power Supply (for xs+ and RP model)
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 500GB ST9500325AS 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: 17.2 dB(A); Temperature: 23.6˚C; Humidity: 58.2%.
DSM Specifications ( See more )
Storage Management
Maximum Internal Volume Number 512
Maximum iSCSI Target Number 32
Maximum iSCSI LUN 256
iSCSI LUN Clone/Snapshot, Windows ODX
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
  • RAID 6
  • JBOD
Global Hot Spare Supported RAID Type
  • Synology Hybrid RAID
  • RAID 1
  • RAID 5
  • RAID 6
  • RAID 10
SSD Support
SSD Read/Write Cache (White Paper)
SSD TRIM
File Sharing Capacity
Maximum Local User Accounts 2048
Maximum Local Groups 256
Maximum Shared Folder 512
Maximum Shared Folder Sync Tasks 8
Maximum Concurrent CIFS/AFP/FTP Connections 512
Windows Access Control List (ACL) Integration
NFS Kerberos Authentication
High Availability Manager
Log Center
Syslog Events per Second 800
Virtualization
VMware vSphere 5 with VAAI
VMware vSphere 6 with VAAI
Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2012 R2
Citrix Ready
OpenStack
Add-on Packages (learn more about the complete add-on package list)
Antivirus by McAfee (Trial)
Central Management System
Chat
Maximum Users 400
Notes
  • The number of concurrent HTTP connections for Chat was configured to the maximum.
  • 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.
Cloud Station Server
Maximum Concurrent File Transfers 512
DDSM
Maximum DDSM Number (Licenses required) 10 (including 1 Free License) (Learn more)
Document Viewer
Download Station
Maximum Concurrent Download Tasks 80
exFAT Access (optional)
HiDrive Backup
MailPlus / MailPlus Server
Free Email Accounts 5 (Licenses required for additional accounts)
Recommended MailPlus Client Number Up to 90 (Btrfs) / 100 (EXT4)
Maximum Server Performance 825,000 (Btrfs) / 884,000 (EXT4) emails per day, approx. 25.2 GB (Btrfs) / 27 GB (EXT4)
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 Compliance
Office
Maximum Users 400
Maximum Simultaneous Editing Users 80
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
Snapshot Replication
Maximum Snapshots per Shared Folder 1024
Maximum Snapshots of all Shared Folder 65536
Surveillance Station
Maximum IP cam (Licenses required) 40 (including 2 Free License) (See All Supported IP Cameras)
Total FPS (H.264)* 1200 FPS @ 720p (1280x720)
900 FPS @ 1080p (1920×1080)
320 FPS @ 3M (2048x1536)
270 FPS @ 5M (2591x1944)
Total FPS (MJPEG)* 540 FPS @ 720p (1280x720)
200 FPS @ 1080p (1920×1080)
150 FPS @ 3M (2048x1536)
90 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 1 - Type 1 (See more)
Maximum Transcoding Channel Number 1 channel, 30 FPS @ 1080p(1920×1080), H.264 (AVC)/MPEG-4 Part 2 (XVID, DIVX5)/MPEG-2/VC-1
VPN Server
Maximum Connections 20
Environment & Packaging
Environment RoHS Compliant
Packaging Content
  • Main Unit X 1
  • Welcome Note X 1
  • Accessory Pack X 1
  • AC Power Cord X 1
  • AC Power Cord X 2 (for RP model)
Optional Accessories
  • Surveillance Device License Pack
  • 4GB DDR3 RAM Module
  • Expansion Unit: RX1214/RX1214RP X 1
  • Expansion Unit: RX1217/RX1217RP X 1
  • VS360HD
  • Synology RKS1317 - Rail Kit Sliding
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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