The DiskStation DS416j 4-Bay NAS Enclosure from Synology is a file backup, storage, and sharing solution that is well suited for use as a home storage and entertainment center. It comes equipped with four drive bays that are capable of supporting both 3.5" and 2.5" SATA III 6 Gb/s and SATA II 3 Gb/s hard drives and solid-state drives. Using its four drive bays and hardware encryption, this NAS will allow you to store and share a large number of files, including videos, music, photos, and documents with up to 1,024 users.
The DS416j runs on Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM) OS, which is a browser-based operating system which helps to simplify managing your Synology NAS. Its CPU is a 1.3 GHz Marvell Armada 388 88F6828 Dual-Core that runs in 32-bit mode and its 512MB of DDR3 RAM allows frequently-used files and applications to be quickly accessed. The NAS is capable of achieving read speeds of 112.82 MB/s, write speeds of 101.2 MB/s, and features one USB 3.0 port and one USB 2.0 port, both of which allow it to be connected to your Windows, Mac, or Linux system. Internet connectivity is achieved via the included Gigabit Ethernet port, allowing your stored data to be shared with users throughout the network. Data may also be made remotely available through the free iOS and Android applications.
Using the integrated media server on the DS416j, you have the ability to stream digital multimedia content from the DiskStation to media devices for local or remote playback. You may also stream movies and music to a DLNA-compatible device to enjoy your favorite movies or shows stored on the DiskStation.
The DS416j also serves as a centralized backup target for all the computers in your home. Windows users can back up data to the DS416j via Windows Backup, while Mac OS X users will be able to take advantage of native Apple Time Machine integration. You have the ability to set the backup destination to not only be local hard disks, but also connected USB drives or the cloud. The DS416j also supports a variety of RAID modes, including RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, Basic, and Synology Hybrid, each of which provides performance, data redundancy, or a combination of both. For those who do not require RAID support, JBOD is also supported.
The DS416j is also engineered to be energy efficient. Not only does it offer a larger fan and smart airflow to keep the system running cool at all times, its noise dampening design of 19.1 dB(A) makes for quiet operation. The server supports numerous scheduled power on / off cycles and hard drive hibernation to further minimize power consumption and operation expenses.
The DS416j operates on 100-240 VAC at 50/60 Hz and includes an accessory pack, an AC power adapter, an AC power cord, and an Ethernet cable.