January 28, 2016

Synology® Introduces DiskStation DS216+

Taipei, Taiwan—January 28, 2016—Synology® Inc. today launched DiskStation DS216+, a high-performance 2-bay NAS server aimed at home and small office users who want an efficient and secure storage solution to protect and share data as well as enjoy on-the-fly video transcoding. 

"Having a powerful NAS storage solution allows small offices to deliver high-speed file sharing, application serving, and online collaboration, or lets home users transcode and stream high quality video to multiple devices. DS216+ is designed for exactly such purposes and demonstrates our commitment to meet our users’ high expectations," said Jones Tsai, Hardware Design Director of Synology Inc. 

Equipped with an Intel® Celeron® Processor N3050 with Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI) encryption, DS216+ delivers high-speed performance, exceeding 111 MB/s reading and writing, while ensuring encrypted data transmissions at over 113 MB/s reading and 109 MB/s writing. In addition, DS216+ can perform on-the-fly H.264 4K to 1080p video transcoding, making it possible for high definition enthusiasts to stream to their multimedia files, regardless of bandwidth or device potential limitations. 

“Home and small office users are seeking new levels of performance, security, and intelligence in their storage systems. With the Intel® Celeron® N3050 processor and Intel® AES-NI encryption, Synology DS216+ satisfies these needs. Together, Intel and Synology are able to deliver greater efficiency and ROI to their customers,” said Andrea Nelson, Director of Storage Marketing, Storage Group, Intel.

By implementing Btrfs file system, DS216+ offers advanced data protection by enabling point-in-time snapshot and restore, built-in data integrity checks, metadata mirroring, as well as quota control for shared folders (in addition to existing quotas for user accounts). DS216+ also comes with tool-less drive tray design with hot-swappable support, and thoughtful front LED controls, allowing users to adjust LED brightness according to desired schedule settings. 

DS216+ runs DiskStation Manager (DSM), the most advanced and intuitive operating system for NAS devices. Featuring a wide range of applications from backup, network management to multimedia, DS216+ provides all essential services and increased productivity at work. Synology was voted as "PC Mag Business Choice Award winner" and received the highest rating in every element of the survey, including reliability, overall satisfaction, value, and likelihood to recommend.

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Synology DiskStation DS216+ is now shipping globally.