Synology DiskStation DS416play 4-Bay NAS Enclosure

Synology DiskStation DS416play 4-Bay NAS Enclosure

Synology DiskStation DS416play 4-Bay NAS Enclosure

Synology DiskStation DS416play 4-Bay NAS Enclosure

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Product Highlights

  • 4 x 3.5"/2.5" SATA III Drive Bays
  • 1.6 GHz Intel Celeron N3060 Dual-Core
  • 1GB of DDR3 RAM
  • 2 x Gigabit Ethernet Port
  • 3 x USB 3.0 Ports
  • RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, & JBOD
  • Data Transfer Speeds up to 225 MB/s
  • AES-NI Hardware Encryption Engine
  • Synology DiskStation Manager OS
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Synology DS416play overview

  • 1Description

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.

General Features

4K Video Transcoding / Watch Videos On Any Device
The DS416play features single channel 4K Ultra HD or triple-channel 1080p Full HD video transcoding on the fly, allowing users to convert media files to the right formats for playback on different devices. The DS416play supports a wider selection of file formats, making it easier for users to stream favorite movies from their NAS to Apple TV, DLNA devices, mobile devices, and computers
Accomplish More
Powered by a dual-core processor and AES-NI encryption engine, the DS416play achieves faster processing performance exceeding 225 MB/s reading and 186 MB/s writing, while delivering an accelerated encrypted performance at 224 MB/s reading and 142 MB/s writing. Dual Gigabit LAN offers failover support ensuring service continuity during unexpected LAN failure
Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM) OS
Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM) is a 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
File Center
File Station is a fast and secure feature for sharing and managing your files stored on your DS416play. 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, the DS416play lets you organize and share files through an advanced web application. 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
Cloud Service
The DS416play brings you a comprehensive cloud service. Cloud Station lets you sync files among DiskStations and multiple devices, including Windows PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, and Android, as well as Windows mobile devices, whereas 2-way sync allows file synchronization among different DiskStations. With Cloud Sync, you can even sync your DiskStation with Amazon Cloud Drive, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, Dropbox, Box, Baidu Cloud, and many more
Stream Content to Your TV
The DS416play is highly 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. Synology offers support for TV streaming, including Samsung TV, Roku players, Apple TV, and Google Chromecast, meaning you can stream digital content stored on the DS416play to your widescreen TV
Multimedia Library
The DS416play provides you a central platform to organize, backup, and share photos, music, and video collections. Featuring a streamlined and sleek interface, Synology packages - Photo Station, Audio Station, and Video Station - let you build a seamless entertainment hub. Since everything is saved on the DS416play, you can enjoy a more customizable content arrangement. Better yet, your digital collections can be shared with others via a simple link
Get Mobility via Synology's Apps
Synology develops versatile mobile apps - MailPlus, DS note, DS audio, DS video, DS photo, DS cloud, DS file, DS download, and DS cam - allowing you to access and manage the contents of your DS416play with smartphones and tablets. QuickConnect brings an easier network experience as it eliminates complicated router configuration or port forwarding. With Synology mobile apps, your multimedia collection and work files are virtually always on the go
Connect Your Data Quickly and Easily
Synology aims to provide you with a convenient way to enjoy all services on the DS416play. With Synology QuickConnect, you don't have to deal with difficult DDNS setups. 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 any extra charge
Eco-Friendly NAS Server
All Synology NAS are designed with energy efficiency in mind. The DS416play only consumes 12.5W in HDD Hibernation and 29W in access. The support of Wake on LAN/WAN and scheduled power on and off can further reduce power consumption and operation costs
In the Box
Synology DiskStation DS416play 4-Bay NAS Enclosure
  • Accessory Pack
  • 1 x AC Power Adapter
  • 1 x AC Power Cord
  • 2 x RJ45 LAN Cables
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Synology DS416play specs

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    CPU Model 1.6 GHz Intel Celeron N3060 Dual-Core
    Burst Frequency Up to 2.48 GHz
    CPU Architecture 64-bit
    Floating Point Yes
    Hardware Encryption Engine (AES-NI) Yes
    Hardware Transcoding Engine - H.264 (AVC), MPEG-2, and VC-1
    - Maximum Resolution: 4K (4096 x 2160)
    - Minimum Frames per Second: 30 fps
    System Memory 1 GB of DDR3 RAM
    Drive Bays 4
    Compatible Drive Types 3.5" SATA III / SATA II HDD
    Maximum Single Volume Size 108 TB
    Hot Swappable Drives Yes
    External Ports
    USB 3.0 Ports 3
    RJ-45 1GbE LAN Port 2 (with Link Aggregation / Failover support)
    File System
    Internal Drives
  • Btrfs
  • EXT4
  • External Drives
  • Btrfs
  • EXT4
  • EXT3
  • FAT
  • NTFS
  • HFS+
  • General
    Wake on LAN/WAN Yes
    System Fan 92 x 92 mm (2 pieces)
    Fan Speed Mode
  • Cool Mode
  • Quiet Mode
  • Wireless Support (Dongle) Yes
    Brightness Adjustable Front LED Indicators Yes
    Power Recovery Yes
    Noise Level 19.4 dB(A)
    Scheduled Power On/Off Yes
    Power Supply Unit / Adapter 90 W
    AC Input Power Voltage 100 to 240 VAC
    Power Frequency 50/60 Hz, Single Phase
    Power Consumption 29 W (Access)
    12.5 W (HDD Hibernation)
  • FCC Class B
  • CE Class B
  • BSMI Class B
  • Environmental
    Operating Temperature 40 to 104°F / 4 to 40°C
    Storage Temperature -5 to 140°F / -21 to 60°C
    Relative Humidity 5 to 95% RH
    DSM Specifications
    Networking Protocols
  • CIFS
  • AFP
  • NFS
  • FTP
  • WebDAV
  • CalDAV
  • iSCSI
  • Telnet
  • SSH
  • SNMP
  • VPN (PPTP, OpenVPN)
  • Windows AD Domain Integration Domain Users login via Samba/AFP/FTP/File Station
    HDD Management
  • HDD Hibernation
  • S.M.A.R.T.
  • Dynamic Bad Sector Mapping
  • Security
  • FTP over SSL/TLS
  • IP Auto-Block
  • Firewall
  • Encrypted Network Backup over Rsync
  • HTTPS Connection
  • Utilities Synology Assistant
    Supported Clients
  • Windows 7 or above
  • Mac OS X 10.10 or above
  • Supported Browsers
  • Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Internet Explorer 9 or later
  • Safari 8 or later
  • Safari (iOS 7.0 or later on iPad)
  • Chrome (Android 4.0 on tablets)
  • Supported Languages English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Dansk, Norsk, Svenska, Nederlands, Русский, Polski, Magyar, Português do Brasil, Português Europeu, Türkçe, Český, 日本語, 한국어, 繁體中文, 简体中文
    Storage Management
    Maximum Internal Volume Number 256
    Maximum iSCSI Target Number 32
    Maximum iSCSI LUN 256
    Supported RAID Type
  • Synology Hybrid RAID
  • Basic
  • JBOD
  • RAID 0
  • RAID 1
  • RAID 5
  • RAID 6
  • RAID 10
  • RAID Migration
  • 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
  • File Sharing Capacity
    Maximum User Accounts 2,048
    Maximum Groups 256
    Maximum Shared Folders 256
    Maximum Shared Folder Sync Tasks 4
    Maximum Concurrent CIFS/AFP/FTP Connections 256
    Windows Access Control List (ACL) Integration Yes
    NFS Kerberos Authentication Yes
    Log Center
    Syslog Events per Second 400
    VPN Server Maximum Connections: 20
    Dimensions & Weight
    Dimensions 6.5 x 8.0 x 9.2" / 165.0 x 203.0 x 233.2 mm
    Weight 4.50 lb / 2.04 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 7.8 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.26 x 10.315 x 9.528"

    Synology DS416play reviews

    DiskStation DS416play 4-Bay NAS Enclosure is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 21.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well Thought-Out OS, Excellent Manufacturer Support I bought this mainly to house large archives of image files, but also appreciate the ability to stream video and audio files wherever I am, as well as give friends access to my media library. Physical installation of the drives and connections took about five minutes, there is an easy setup wizard that guides you through the process of setting up the OS, and Synology support has been fabulous with virtually zero hold time when I need to ask questions.
    Date published: 2016-08-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Synology NAS DS416play meets my needs Using for storage of; data exceeding computers internal capacity, periodic backups, files accessed across computers via network and videos accessed by smart tv. Like knowing storage system has tolerance for single drive failure. Currently have 2 WD Red 4TB installed using Synology SHR. Have 2 more 4TB on order and will change to SHR-2 scheme to accommodate 2 drive failure. Will use WD 8TB USB drive to backup NAS. While hurricane Harvey was a wake up call, I live in FL and Irma reinforced the need for convenient means to store and backup that storage. Had no prior experience with NAS. Setup was very easy. NAS interfaces with UPS. Still learning about additional capabilities. Synology website has excellent documentation and useful community forum.
    Date published: 2017-09-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from AWESOME! I purchased the Synology 416Play to replace my aging Synology 411j. The performance improvement is nigh and day difference. Files transfer to/from the 416Play are only limited in speed by my gigabit network speed. All of the apps load very quickly and work great. I use the Synology system as a video server at home, but also for a web and photo repository that I share with family and friends. It works great both when at home on the local network, but also when away from home. The mobile apps make it easy to move photos and videos from my phone to the 416Play anywhere I am. The 416Play also looks great compared and a front USB port making it easy to copy files to/from thumb drives and my LaCie rugged drive.
    Date published: 2017-06-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Setting up a NAS could not be easier! I purchased the Synology DS416play because I wanted to setup a Plex server in my home. I figured a 4-bay would give me enough room to expand, without being too big. The box is pretty slick looking and the design is geared towards ease of use and overall simplicity. I ordered two 4Tb Western Digital Red drives and the installation was a dream. I have installed more hard drives than I care to remember over the last 20 years and it has never been so simple. Setup of the software took a few minutes to download updates, etc. but Synology's software was very clear and relatively intuitive. Getting my drives mirrored and accessible was straight forward. Hooking it up with Plex was also really easy. I haven't used the Synology media server software, but have no doubt it will be a solid user experience. I am really happy with my purchase and would highly recommend.
    Date published: 2016-07-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Synology is the best. I've used a 2-bay model (DS212j) for 4 years now. I'm still amazed how much it can do. From syslog server to OpenVPN sevrer, from an email server to RADIUS. It is simply amazing what you get in one neat package. It is one of the very few things that I bought and liked more after using for a while than before I bought it. It was getting a bit slow and low on space, so I decided to get another Synology NAS (is there any other kind :). This one is much faster, I have more space for another two drives, but overall, it is still one amazing machine!
    Date published: 2017-05-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from My first NAS needed to be a good choice I have had many Mac and PC computers over the last 35 years. Often I was left wanting to have some services available 24/7. Network Accessible Storage (NAS) was the answer. After much research and speaking to friends who had more experience in this area, I settled on the Synology DS416play. It's not the most basic model the offer, nor is it the top of the line. However, for the price, it's a great entry point for price/functionality to learn from going forward. I suspect at some point this unit will become a backup for a larger Synology NAS in the future. The web based interface & apps work pretty much the same on Mac or PC, and most have a gently sloped learning curve. The unit is very quiet with WD RED 5400rpm NAS drives (4x4TB), and in my home's hall closet it usually runs about 35??C. All of my computers can now use it for TimeMachine backups, and all of our music and video are stored on it. Rebuilding a drive after removal takes about 40 hours in my experience with 3.5TB of data (I successively upgraded 2 older, smaller ones after my initial setup). Overall, I am very pleased.
    Date published: 2017-08-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I would purchase this product again. In fact I am. Synology is technology you can LOVE. For something that could be very complex, it was a dream to set up. I use mine for video and photo storage. It is fast. It is quiet. It is efficient. Should any one of the 4 discs fail, I can hot swap replace and continue to access my stored files while the new drive is introduced to the 'pack'. Just buy it!
    Date published: 2017-03-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I would be this again. So far so good. I upgraded from the 410j to the 416play because the older NAS was to old. The newer ds416play with the beefier processor and memory has been great. I have not seen the indexing that the older one had. The CPU seldom goes above 70% when working hard. Has been always accessible. The old one at times would not be accessible for days.
    Date published: 2016-07-10
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