The DiskStation DS416play 4-Bay NAS Enclosure from Synology is a high-performance 4-bay NAS storage and application server built for home users and creative professionals who want to store large collections of photos and videos in one place. It is equipped with four drive bays that are capable of supporting 3.5" SATA III (6 Gb/s) and SATA II (3 Gb/s) hard drives, as well as 2.5" SATA III (6 Gb/s) and SATA II (3 Gb/s) hard drives and SSDs. Using its four drive bays, this NAS will allow you to store and share a large number of files, including videos, music, photos, and documents with up to 2,048 user accounts and 256 maximum concurrent connections.
The DS416play 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 1.6 GHz Intel Celeron N3060 Dual-Core (64-bit) with a burst speed of up to 2.48 GHz and its 1GB of DDR3 RAM allows frequently-used files and applications to be quickly accessed. The NAS is capable of achieving read speeds of over 225 MB/s and write speeds of over 186 MB/s, as well as encrypted read speeds of 224 MB/s and encrypted write speeds of 142 MB/s. It features three USB 3.0 ports which allows it to be connected to your Windows, Mac, or Linux system. Network connectivity is achieved via its two integrated Gigabit Ethernet ports, which are equipped with link aggregation and failover support. Data may also be made remotely available through the free iOS and Android applications.
For those who require RAID support, the DS416play supports RAID 0 1, 5, 6, and 10, as well Synology Hybrid RAID and Basic RAID, each of which offers performance, data redundancy, or a combination of both. For those who do not require a RAID, JBOD is also available, allowing each drive bay to be individually utilized.
The DS416play is engineered to be energy efficient. Not only does it offer a dual 92 x 92mm fans with a smart airflow design to keep the system running cool at all times, its noise dampening design of 19.4 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 DiskStation DS416play 4-Bay NAS Enclosure operates on 100-240 VAC at 50/60 Hz and includes an accessory pack, a 90W AC power adapter, an AC power cord, and a two LAN cables. It is protected by a limited 2-year warranty.