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Synology DiskStation DS216play NAS Server

STMicroelectronics STiH412 Dual-core (2 Core) 1.50 GHz - 2 x Total Bays - 1 GB RAM DDR3 SDRAM - Serial ATA/600 - RAID Supported 0, 1, Basic, Hybrid RAID, JBOD - 2 x 3.5" Bay - Gigabit Ethernet - Network (RJ-45) - 2 x USB Ports - 1 - 1 USB 3.0 Port(s) - DiskStation Manager - DNS, iSCSI, SSL/TLS, SMB 2.0, AFP, CIFS, LDAP, HTTPS, FTP, NFS, WEBDAV - Desktop

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Product Highlights

  • Product Type: NAS Server
  • Standard Memory: 1 GB
  • Form Factor: Desktop
  • Processor Speed: 1.50 GHz
  • Controller Type: Serial ATA/600
  • Processor Manufacturer: STMicroelectronics
  • Number of External 5.25" Bays: No
  • RAID Supported: Yes
  • Number of 3.5" Bays: 2
  • Product Family: DiskStation
Ship Weight: 3.9 lbs.
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4K Ultra HD video transcoding

Powered by a hardware-accelerated transcoding engine, DS216play supports H.264/H.265 1080p and H.265 4K codecs, allows you to transcode 4K videos to 1080p, making them suitable for all screens and bandwidths whether they are local media players or remote mobile devices. In addition, you can also stream original 4K resolution videos to your multimedia player or 4K TV within a local network environment.

Dual-core CPU with floating-point unit enhances media processing

DS216play comes with a 1.5 GHz dual-core CPU and 1GB RAM, delivering an average 107 MB/s reading and 91 MB/s writing speed under RAID 1 configuration in a Windows® environment. The built-in floating-point unit enhances the overall capability of the main CPU and is particularly advantageous in speeding up thumbnail creations when uploading a large amount of photos or videos.

USB 3.0 accelerates transfer rates

DS216play comes with a USB 3.0 port, allowing you to connect to an external storage devices with fast and efficient file transfer speed and spend less time transferring media content or personal files in or out of the NAS.

DLNA Certified® media server

DS216play can act as a DLNA Certified® DMS (Digital Media Server), allowing you to stream multimedia contents, such as music, photos, and videos, to DLNA compliant devices located anywhere in the world.

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.

Connect your data quickly and easily

Synology aims to provide you the most convenient way to enjoy all services on DS216play. 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.

Ultimate file center

File Station is a fast and secure feature for sharing and managing your files stored on DS216play. 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, DS216play 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.

General Information
Manufacturer:Synology, Inc
Manufacturer Part Number:DS216PLAY
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Brand Name:Synology
Product Line:DiskStation
Product Model:DS216play
Product Name:DiskStation DS216play NAS Server
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Type:NAS Server
Additional Product Specifications
Full Product Specifications:Click to view
Number of Hard Drives Installed:No
Processor & Chipset
Processor Manufacturer:STMicroelectronics
Processor Model:STiH412
Processor Core:Dual-core (2 Core)
Processor Speed:1.50 GHz
Standard Memory:1 GB
Memory Technology:DDR3 SDRAM
Network & Communication
Ethernet Technology:Gigabit Ethernet
I/O Expansions
Number of Total Expansion Bays:2
Number of External 5.25" Bays:No
Number of 3.5" Bays:2
Number of 2.5" Bays:No
Number of 2.5"/3.5" Bays:No
Controller Type:Serial ATA/600
RAID Supported:Yes
RAID Levels:0, 1, Basic, Hybrid RAID, JBOD
Total Number of USB Ports:2
Number of USB 2.0 Ports:1
Number of USB 3.0 Ports:1
Network (RJ-45):Yes
Operating System:DiskStation Manager
Management & Protocols
Physical Characteristics
Height:6.5" (165 mm)
Width:3.9" (100 mm)
Depth:8.9" (225.5 mm)
Form Factor:Desktop
Weight (Approximate):880 g
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