Synology DiskStation DS216play

Synology DiskStation DS216play

Synology DiskStation DS216play

Synology DiskStation DS216play

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Product Highlights

  • 4K Ultra HD Video Transcoding
  • Two Bay NAS Enclosure
  • Dual-Core 1.5 GHz Processor
  • 1GB DDR3 RAM
  • Data Read Speed: Up to 107.7 MB/s
  • Data Write Speed: Up to 91.47 MB/s
  • Up to 16TB Storage Capacity
  • 1 x USB 3.0 Port / 1 x USB 2.0 Port
  • 1 x Gigabit LAN Port
  • DLNA Certified
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Synology DS214PLAY overview

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Stream your 4K video content, at resolutions up to 3840 x 2160, to a variety of devices with the DiskStation DS216play from Synology. To support enhanced 4K transcoding, Synology has utilized the power of a dual-core CPU operating at 1.5 GHz and 1GB of RAM. The enhanced processing power and increased memory allow for data read speeds of up to 107 MB/s and write speeds of up to 91 MB/s when configured in RAID 1.

Synology offers a wide variety of applications designed to help you get the most out of your NAS. At home you can manage your multimedia content across Windows, Mac, or Linux based platforms using Video Station, Photo Station, and Audio Station. When on the go you can utilize the DS photo, DS audio, and DS video applications available for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone mobile devices. These apps allow you to stream your music and videos, as well as backup and access your photo library from virtually anywhere. Other mobile applications include DS download and DS file giving you a direct link to your DS216play to monitor downloads and access files all while away from your computer.

With a maximum storage capacity of up to 16TB (2 x 8TB HDD) you can store a large number of files that can be accessed and managed from nearly anywhere. The two drive bays support both 3.5" and 2.5" SATA II/III hard drives (disk holders are required for the 2.5" drives) making the DS216play compatible with a wide variety of hard drives. The integrated RJ-45 LAN port found on the back of the enclosure provides high speed network access while the single USB 3.0 and single USB 2.0 ports allow for the attachment of additional storage devices.

4K Ultra HD Entertainment Center
The Synology DiskStation DS216play features real-time 4K Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) video transcoding, bringing more complete support to the latest multimedia file formats and contents. The DS216play is also a feature-rich NAS server with a 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. Now users can enjoy on-demand ultra-high-quality video transcoding and file sharing offered exclusively by DS216play.
Personal Multimedia Bank
DS216play helps you easily manage your multimedia contents and share them across Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms. With Video Station, you can organize your digital video library with comprehensive media information, watch 4K Ultra HD movies and films, or record your favorite TV programs with a DVB-T/DVB-S stick. Photo Station's intuitive design allows you to effortlessly organize photos into customized categories, smart albums and blog posts, and link them to social networking websites within a few clicks. Audio Station comes with built-in lyrics plugin, Internet radio and lossless audio formats support and provides music playback via DLNA, AirPlay, and Bluetooth devices (A Bluetooth dongle is required).
Anywhere/Anytime Availability
Synology provides mobile applications that allow you to enjoy the full variety of your multimedia library even when on the go, allowing you to reach for your private albums, music and video collection at home in DS216play. Available on iOS, Android and Windows Phone platforms, DS photo, DS audio, and DS video mobilize your Photo Station, Audio Station and Video Station, placing terabytes of content at your fingertips. What's more, DS download makes it possible for you to manage and monitor your download tasks remotely while you can access DS216play content with DS file whenever required.
DLNA-Certified Media Server
As a ready DLNA DMS (Digital Media Server), DS216play comes with the capability to host digital multimedia content for remote playback. Once configured in your network, DS216play is able to stream music, photos and videos to DLNA-compliant devices, thus enabling users to enjoy their collection on larger screens or with quality speakers. Synology even makes it possible for users to browse and select DiskStation content using DS audio to designate a DLNA player within the same local network for audio playback.
Easy Setup and Management
Web Assistant is a web-based utility to make every DiskStation as easy to install as possible. Installation is done inside your existing web browser by setting up all vital system components in a few simple steps. Combined with a quick start widget, users can simultaneously tour the DSM operating system and set it up to use right away.

For users unfamiliar with complicated router configurations or those who simply want to save time, Synology EZ-Internet Wizard simplifies the process of setting up access to DS216play from the Internet by walking through all of network settings including firewall, port-forwarding, PPPoE setup and DDNS registration. Synology Hybrid RAID allows you to make maximum use of hard drive capacity while keeping your storage safe with data redundancy.
Running on Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM)
Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM) is a web-based OS that provides private cloud service. The multi-tasking web UI allows you to run multiple applications simultaneously on one browser tab and switch between them instantly. The simple interface allows you to obtain and configure storage capacity with minimal friction. It provides you with complete control of your personal cloud and lets you access it anywhere.

The built-in Package Center allows you to download and install the packages designed specifically for your unique needs, whether it's sharing files on the cloud, sharing photos on an online album, or setting up a VPN environment. All will happen with just a few clicks.
Energy Efficient with Cool and Quiet Design
The Synology DS216play is designed with energy efficiency in mind. Compared with its average PC counterpart, Synology DS216play consumes relatively little power at 15.08 watts while accessing and 6.83 watts when hard drive hibernation is enabled. The scheduled power on/off feature further reduces power consumption and operation cost.
In the Box
Synology DiskStation DS216play
  • Accessory Pack
  • AC Power Adapter
  • RJ-45 LAN Cable
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    Synology DS214PLAY specs

    CPU STM STiH412 dual-core 1.5 GHz
    Floating Point Unit Yes
    Hardware Encryption Engine Yes
    Hardware Transcoding Engine Yes
    Supported Codec: MPEG-4 Part 2 (XVID, DIVX5), MPEG-2, VC-1, H.265 (HEVC)
    Maximum Resolution: 4K (3840 x 2160)
    Maximum Frame Rate per Second (FPS): 30
    RAM 1GB DDR3
    Compatible Drive Types 2 x 3.5" / 2.5" SATA III/II
    (Hard drives not included. Disk holders are required for 2.5" drives.)
    Maximum Internal Raw Capacity 16 TB (2 x 8 TB HDD)
    (The actual capacity will differ according to volume types.)
    External Ports 1 x USB 3.0 port
    1 x USB 2.0 port
    LAN 1 x Gigabit (RJ-45)
    Wireless Support Yes (wireless dongles not included)
    Wake on LAN/WAN Yes
    Scheduled Power On/Off Yes
    AC Input Power Voltage 100 to 240 V
    Power Frequency 50 to 60 Hz, single phase
    Temperature & Humidity Operating Temperature: 40 to 104°F / 5 to 40°C
    Storage Temperature: -5 to 140°F / -20 to 60°C
    Relative Humidity: 5 to 95%
    General Specifications
    Networking Protocols CIFS, AFP, NFS, FTP, WebDAV, CalDAV, iSCSI, Telnet, SSH, SNMP, VPN (PPTP, OpenVPN, L2TP)
    File System Internal: ext4
    External: ext4, ext3, FAT, NTFS, HFS+ (read only)
    Storage Management Maximum Single Volume Size: 16 TB
    Maximum Internal Volume: 256
    Maximum iSCSI Target: 10
    Maximum iSCSI LUN: 10
    Supported RAID Type Synology Hybrid RAID (SHR), Basic, JBOD, RAID 0, RAID 1
    File Sharing Capability Maximum User Account: 2048
    Maximum Group: 256
    Maximum Shared Folder: 256
    Maximum Concurrent CIFS/AFP/FTP/File Station Connection: 256
    User Privelages Windows Access Control List (ACL)
    Directory Service Windows AD Integration: Domain Users login via Samba (CIFS)/AFP/FTP/File Station, LDAP integration
    Security FTP over SSL/TLS, IP auto-block, firewall, encrypted network backup over Rsync, HTTPS connection
    Utilities Synology Web Assistant, Synology Assistant, Cloud Station, Photo Station Uploader, Evidence Integrity Authenticator
    Supported Clients Windows XP onwards, Mac OS X 10.7 onwards, Ubuntu 12 onwards
    Supported Browsers Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer: 8 onwards, Safari 7 onwards, Safari (iOS 7 onwards on iPad), Chrome (Android 4.0 onwards on tablets)
    File Station Virtual drive, remote folder, Windows ACL editor, compress/extract archived files, bandwidth control for specific users or groups, create sharing links, transfer logs
    Backup Solutions Network backup; local backup; desktop backup; configuration backup; OS X Time Machine; backup data to public cloud
    Shared Folder Sync - Maximum Task Number: 4
    Mail Server Supported Mail Server Protocols: POP3, SMTP, IMAP, support LDAP/AD account
    FTP Server Bandwidth control for TCP connections, custom FTP passive port range, anonymous FTP, FTP SSL/TLS and SFTP protocols, boot over the network with TFTP and PXE support, transfer logs
    Web Station Virtual host (up to 30 websites), PHP/MariaDB, 3rd-party applications support
    Printer Server Maximum Printer: 2
    Printing Protocols: LPR, CIFS, IPP, iOS printing, Google Cloud Print, multi functional print server (MFP functions are for Windows PC only)
    Storage Analyzer Volume and quota usage, total size of files, volume usage and trends based on past usage, size of shared folders, largest/most/least frequently modified files
    Security Adviser Malware detection/removal, user account/password, network, system-related security scan
    Log-Center SSL Connection, Log Rotation: 6 months, 1 year, 2 years, 3 years, email notification
    iOS/Android Applications DS cloud, DS file, DS finder, DS cam, DS note, DS audio, DS download, DS photo, DS video
    Windows Phone Applications DS file, DS finder, DS audio, DS download, DS photo, DS video
    RoHS Compliant Yes
    Dimensions & Weight
    Dimensions 6.5 x 4.3 x 8.9" / 165.0 x 110.0 x 225.5 mm
    Weight 1.94 lb / 0.88 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 4.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.4 x 10.6 x 4.9"

    Synology DS214PLAY reviews

    DiskStation DS216play is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 5.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from DiskStation DS216play by Synology Fast enough (7 from 10) and versatile home NAS. Great app suite, easy setup. All in all the device is nice for the price Would prefer the Power Supply/Adapter to be internal for ease of placement without needing to find a place to set the large brick as well as the NAS.
    Date published: 2016-05-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent NAS I got this to replace an older Synology DS209. New unit is much quicker, and quieter, and has smaller LED's so it makes less light in the room. With PLEX installed, stream all of *your* media to any device.
    Date published: 2016-03-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product It worked like a charm with very minimal setup. This is my second Diskstation and am very happy with it. The web interface is logical and intuitive. Lots of nice options and add-ons.
    Date published: 2016-11-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Doing a wonderful job Just got this but loading it up with our family media. Great interface and capabilities. A wonderful pairing with iTunes and movie media. I am impressed.
    Date published: 2016-01-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to setup, easy to use Bought as general NAS and to stream multimedia. Easy to setup. Home with multiple macs, iOS devices, and AppleTV.
    Date published: 2016-04-18
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