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The Synology DiskStation DS416slim 4-Bay NAS Enclosure features four 2.5" bays as well as a compact design to provide you with an easily transportable storage solution. The four bays are compatible with SATA-based 2.5" hard drives and SSDs in the capacities of up to 2TB. Once drives are installed, data is managed by a dual-core 1 GHz Marvell Armada 385 processor and 512MB of DDR3 memory. For cooling the system and drives, a 60mm fan is on board. Sharing data with connected devices on a network can be accomplished with the two Gigabit Ethernet ports, which also support failover and Link Aggregation. In addition to the Ethernet ports, two USB 3.0 ports are available for backing up data to external drives.
High-Performance and Encryption Engine
The DS416slim sports a dual-core processor, dedicated encryption engine, and 512MB of DDR3 RAM. With link aggregation enabled, the DS416slim delivers up to 170.23 MB/s in reading and 77.62 MB/s in writing. Reading through a single Gigabit LAN connection is up to 112.77 MB/s.
Dual LAN with Failover and Link-Aggregation Support
Equipped with dual LAN ports, the DS416slim ensures continual network service in case one LAN connection fails, decreasing the risk of network downtime. Link Aggregation takes advantage of the two LAN ports to enhance connection speeds beyond the limits of a single cable or port.
Easy Disk Installation and Fast Fan Replacement
With a detachable fan module, the DS416slim makes fan replacement or cleaning easier. At the same time, the snap-in drive tray allows for fast and neat disk installation. These designs make it easy to keep the DS416slim clean and running perfectly all the time.
The DS416slim weighs less than 2 lbs and can be be easily transported to serve as a local file and backup server during off-site assignments. Despite its compact form factor, it can host up to 8TB of raw data and features two USB 3.0 ports for fast backup from external drives.
Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM) is a browser-based operating system running on every DiskStation and RackStation. 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.
With Synology QuickConnect, you don't have to deal with a 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 device instantly.
File Station shares and manages your files stored on DS416slim. Just drag-n-drop and upload data from a PC or Mac. Advanced filters make it easy to search for documents, photos, or videos. With built-in FTP or email clients, the DS416slim 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 secure.
Enjoy seamless files sharing across Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms as the DS416slim offers comprehensive network protocol support including FTP, SMB2, AFP, NFS, and WebDAV. With Windows AD and LDAP integration, the DS416slim can fit effortlessly into any existing network environment—there is no need for IT administrators to maintain two sets of credentials. You'll also don't have to worry about missing files with the Recycle Bin feature, which is supported on AFP, CIFS, File Station, and WebDAV. All files deleted in a shared folder will be automatically moved into the Recycle Bin.
Backup Data in Multiple Ways
No matter you are a Windows or Mac user, you can back up everything on your computer directly to the Synology NAS using Cloud Station. Apple Time Machine is supported for Mac users. You can specify the backup destination on local hard drives, connected USB storage devices, or public cloud services. Additionally, "Backup & Replication" allows you to schedule backup tasks and restore the server to any particular point in time, while minimizing storage consumption and processing time by saving only specific data blocks that are changed between versions.
Cloud Station lets you sync files among DiskStations and multiple devices, including Windows PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android, as well as Windows mobile devices, whereas 2-way sync allows file synchronization among different DiskStations. You can even sync the DiskStation with a cloud service to establish a hybrid cloud setup to enjoy more storage flexibility and prevent data loss.
The DS416slim provides you with a central platform to organize, backup, and share multimedia collections. Featuring a streamlined and sleek interface, the Synology packages—Photo Station, Audio Station, and Video Station—let you build a seamless entertainment hub effortlessly. Since everything is saved on the DS416slim, you can enjoy customizable content arrangement without extra monthly fees for storage capacity. Better yet, your digital collections can be shared with others via a simple link.
The DS416slim is compatible with other devices, letting you manage and enjoy digital content with the devices you already have: computers, mobile devices, TVs, DLNA devices, and stereos. With TV streaming support, you can stream digital content stored on the DS416slim to your widescreen TV.
Apps for Mobile Devices
Synology has developed versatile mobile apps such as DS note, DS audio, DS video, DS photo+, DS cloud, DS file, DS download and DS cam so you may access and manage the contents of your DS416slim with smartphones and tablets. With Synology mobile apps, your multimedia collection and work files are always on the go.
Eco-Friendly NAS Server
This Synology NAS is designed with energy efficiency in mind by consuming 11.63W in hibernation and 17.17W in operation. With a fan and smart airflow design, the DS416slim keeps the system running cool 24/7, while its noise dampening design makes it quieter than PC counterparts.
In the Box
Synology DiskStation DS416slim 4-Bay NAS Enclosure
AC Power Adapter
Ethernet LAN Cables
Limited 2-Year Warranty
Table of Contents
Dual-core 1 GHz Marvell Armada 385 88F6820 processor 32-bit architecture Floating point and hardware encryption engine
512 MB of DDR3
4 x 2.5" drive bays Maximum Single Volume Size: 16 TB Hot-swap support
Supported Drive Types
2.5" SATA III/II HDD (up to 12.5 mm drive height) 2.5" SATA III/II SSD
2 x USB 3.0 2 x Gigabit Ethernet ports with Link Aggregation and Failover
Basic to RAID 1 Basic to RAID 5 RAID 1 to RAID 5 RAID 5 to RAID 6
Volume Expansion with Larger HDDs
Synology Hybrid RAID RAID 1 RAID 5 RAID 6
Volume Expansion by Adding a HDD
Synology Hybrid RAID RAID 5 JBOD
Global Hot Spare Supported RAID Type
Synology Hybrid RAID RAID 1 RAID 5
File Sharing Capacity
Maximum User Accounts: 2048 Maximum Groups: 256 Maximum Shared Folder: 256 Maximum Shared Folder Sync Tasks: 2 Maximum Concurrent CIFS/AFP/FTP Connections: 128 Windows Access Control List (ACL) integration NFS Kerberos authentication