May 13, 2016

Synology® Introduces DiskStation DS116 Single-bay NAS Server

Synology® Inc. today launched the new DiskStation DS116. The 1-bay NAS server, powered by a dual-core processor with impressive encrypted data transmission capabilities, is one of the top picks for home users and small workgroups seeking a budget friendly storage solution that comes with comprehensive add-on features such as file sharing, collaboration software, and much more.

“DS116 is an excellent choice for home users and workgroup environments,” said Jason Fan, product manager at Synology Inc. “Its handy software packages include everything you need to boost work productivity and improve day-to-day workflow. Synology NAS comes with a set of robust file management tools allowing users to share, access, and sync files across desktops, laptops and mobile devices, integrate multiple public cloud storage services in one single interface, and improve team dynamics with modern collaboration packages.” 

Powered by a 1.8 GHz dual-core processor, DS116 delivers high speed performance exceeding 112 MB/s writing and 111 MB/s reading. Equipped with a dedicated hardware encryption engine, DS116 ensures significantly improved performance when transferring encrypted data, with 112 MB/s encrypted reading and 93 MB/s encrypted writing — an increase exceeding 241% and 364% respectively compared with its predecessor. In addition, the dual USB 3.0 ports provides fast data transmission to a wide range of external devices. DS116 energy efficient design consumes only 10.68 watts while accessing data and 6.28 watts during disk hibernation. 

DS116 runs on DiskStation Manager (DSM), the most advanced and intuitive operating system for network-attached storage devices that offers a wide range of applications from backup to multimedia for home and personal uses. Synology has received numerous media accolades, including PC Mag Readers' Choice for five years in a row.

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DS116 is available worldwide immediately.