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The RackStation RS816 4-Bay NAS Enclosure from Synology lets you create a shared storage pool of data with a small group of networked users. This RackStation sports four bays that can accommodate your 3.5" and 2.5" hard drives and SSDs. To manage the data, DSM operating system, and apps, Synology has armed this NAS with a dual-core 1.8 GHz Marvell Armada 385 processor along with 1GB of DDR3 RAM. It features a 1 RU form factor and connects to your network via two Gigabit Ethernet ports. For uninterruptible services, the networking ports offer failover and link-aggregation support. Other notable connections include one eSATA port as well as two USB 3.0 ports, so you can expand the RS816's capabilities with external storage drives, printers, and more. In addition, it lets you configure the drives in a RAID array, set up iSCSI LUNs, and encrypt the data.
Compact and Agile
The 1 RU, 4-bay rackmount NAS is only 12" deep and can be deployed in a 2-post or wall-mount rack, suitable for businesses where space is at a premium. In the meanwhile, the RS816 does not compromise any bit of its computing power, delivering read and write performance while providing a 142% increase in its encrypted writing performance compared to its predecessor.
Dual-Core CPU with Hardware Encryption Engine
Powered by a dual-core CPU with hardware encryption engine, the RS816 delivers fast advanced encryption performance in dual LAN bonding environments at over 148 MB/s reading, 81 MB/s writing, making sure your data is kept safe from prying eyes. Moreover, the built-in floating-point unit enables faster thumbnail creation when uploading a large amount of photos and videos, and the 1GB RAM significantly increases RS816's multi-tasking capability, making it a suitable rackmount server for demanding businesses.
Flexible Scalability up to Eight Drives
Designed to satisfy growing businesses, the RS816 can be easily scaled up to eight drives with an optional RX415 expansion unit for an additional 40TB volume, merging into one big 80TB volume, so businesses can start with a lower upfront cost and scale up storage capacity as demands grow while reducing time on storage management.
Dual LAN with Failover and Link Aggregation Support
The RS816 is equipped with two Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports capable of applying Link Aggregation technology, while offering automatic bandwidth optimization for each connected device. The two LAN ports also support failover, ensuring continual network service even when one connection is down. The RS816's hot-swappable design allows easy and risk-free hard drive replacement and maintenance, providing growing businesses with reliable redundancy mechanisms to keep operations running smoothly.
The RS816 acts as multi-function server. Directory Server provides LDAP service, while DNS and DHCP packages allow you to host a domain name server and automate network IP assignment at no extra cost. With Synology's Proxy Server, you can regulate content access and monitor who can access which website while saving bandwidth. You can host up to 30 websites with Web Station, safeguard the office environments with Surveillance Station, send and receive mails using your own email domain with MailPlus, share printing capability with Printer Server, make the RS816 act as a VPN server to access company's resources remotely, and more.
Synology's DiskStation Manager (DSM) is a sleek, 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.
Connect Your Data Quickly and Easily
Synology aims to provide you a convenient way to enjoy all services on the RS816. With Synology QuickConnect, you don't have to deal with 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 devices without extra charge.
The Synology RS816 can serve as a centralized backup target. Whether you are a Windows or Mac user, you can back up everything on your computer directly to Synology NAS using Cloud Station Backup. Whenever you modify a file, the changes are backed up to RS816 automatically. Mac users also enjoy native Apple Time Machine support. You can also back up data from your RS816 to another DiskStation, rsync servers, external drives, or even Amazon S3, Glacier cloud service, Microsoft Azure, SFR, and hicloud. Synology Hyper Backup 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 the specific data block that has been changed between versions.
File Station is a fast and secure feature for sharing and managing your files stored on the RS816. Just drag-n-drop and upload data from a Mac or PC. Advanced filters make it easy to search for documents, photos, or videos. With built-in FTP or email clients, the RS816 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 secure file sharing over the Internet.
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. With Cloud Sync, you can even sync your DiskStation with online storage services to enjoy more storage flexibility and prevent data loss.
Enjoy seamless files sharing across Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms as the RS816 offers comprehensive network protocol support including FTP, SMB2, AFP, NFS and WebDAV. With Windows AD and LDAP integration, the RS816 can fit effortlessly into any existing network environment - there is no need for IT administrators to maintain two sets of credentials. You also won't 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.
Business Environments Friendly
With the support of Windows AD, LDAP, and Domain Trust, the RS816 enables seamless account integration. The User Home feature can automatically create a "home" folder for every user account to minimize the administrator's effort in repeatedly creating "home" folders for all accounts. Windows ACL support on the RS816 allows IT administrators to fine-tune access controls and set up privileges to files and folders on the RS816 through the familiar Windows user interface. With compatibility for major protocols, the RS816 can eliminate server configuration overhead and enhance an IT administrators' efficiency.
Eco-Friendly NAS Server
The RS816 only consumes 12.4W in HDD Hibernation and 27.9W in access. The support of Wake on LAN/WAN and scheduled power on and off can further reduce power consumption and operation cost. Synology acknowledges the responsibility as a global citizen, so all Synology products are produced with RoHS compliant parts and packed with recyclable packing materials.
Max User Accounts: 2048
Max Groups: 256
Max Shared Folders: 256
Max Shared Folder Sync Tasks: 4
Max Concurrent CIFS/AFP/FTP Connections: 256
Windows Access Control List (ACL) integration NFS Kerberos authentication