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This B&H Kit combines the Synology DiskStation DS716+II 2-Bay NAS Enclosure with two 4TB 5400 rpm SATA III 3.5" hard drives for a total storage capacity of 8TB.
Synology DiskStation DS716+II 2-Bay NAS Enclosure
The Synology DiskStation DS716+II Two-Bay NAS Enclosure comes equipped with a quad-core Intel Celeron N3160 processor along with two drive bays to offer your system with fast file transfer speeds—even when handling encrypted data. The two bays can house 3.5" and 2.5" SATA III and SATA II hard drives and SSDs. Once your drives are installed, the DS716+II delivers read and write speeds up to 226.1 MB/s and 141.19 MB/s, respectively. You can manage the DS716+II with the pre-installed Synology DiskStation Manager, which is a browser-based operating system that lets you also download optional apps to make it more versatile. You may set up the DS716+II for virtualized environments or safeguard the office with the Surveillance Station app.
TThis two-bay NAS enclosure can be configured as a RAID 0 or 1 array. With optional expansion units, the DS716+II can support five additional drives to achieve even larger data capacities along with the ability to RAID your data in the configuration of 5, 6, or 10. In addition, you may link the DS716+II with a second DS716+II to ensure redundancy in the event the primary server fails.
Synology has outfitted the DiskStation DS716+II with three USB 3.0 ports as well as an eSATA port, so you can connect it with your printers and external storage drives. Network connectivity for file sharing is accomplished via dual Gigabit Ethernet ports. These ports also have Failover and Link Aggregation support, so data is reliably and quickly delivered. Other features include a 92mm fan for cooling the NAS as well as advanced security measures to protect your data from potential security holes.
High-Speed Data Transfer and Hardware Encryption Engine
Equipped with a quad-core processor and an AES-NI hardware encryption engine, the DS716+II delivers fast file transfer speeds—even when handling encrypted data. With Link Aggregation enabled, the DS716+II offers average reading and writing speeds of 226.1 MB/s and 141.19 MB/s respectively, while encrypted file transfers retain a similar level of performance, exceeding 226.09 MB/s reading and 138.04 MB/s writing.
Dual LAN Ports with Failover and Link Aggregation Support
The two Ethernet ports feature Failover support, which helps ensure continual network uptime even if LAN connection malfunction occurs on one port, reducing the chance of service disruption and costly downtime. With Link Aggregation support, the ports are combined to offer improved connection speeds beyond the limits of a single network cable or port.
Easy installation as well as hot-swappable hard drive support ensures easy maintenance and continuous service uptime should a hard drive need replacement. In addition, the DS716+II incorporates a passive cooling design to reduce dependency on the dedicated processor-cooling fan, thus mitigating any critical point of failure.
USB 3.0 and eSATA
The DS716+II boasts USB 3.0 and eSATA ports to connect to various kinds of external storage devices, while ensuring fast and efficient file transfer speeds. Support for USB 3.0 offers transfer speeds of up to 5 Gb/s (about 10 times faster than USB 2.0), meaning it takes less time to transfer data to external hard drives while consuming less power.
4K Video Transcoding
Powered by a hardware-accelerated transcoding engine, the DS716+II allows you to transcode and stream H.264 DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) / 1080p videos to high-definition TVs, digital media players, mobile handsets, and computers in the required format, making it easy to watch videos without having to install a 3rd party player.
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.
Seamless Storage Solution for Virtualization Environments
The DS716+II provides seamless storage solutions for virtualization environments, including VMware, Citrix, and Microsoft Hyper-V. With VMware vSphere 5 & VAAI integration, the DS716+II helps offload specific storage operations and optimizes computation power in VMware environments. Windows ODX support speeds up data manipulation as the data transfer is offloaded. With iSCSI, the DS716+II lets SMB users consolidate storage into data center storage arrays while providing hosts with the illusion of locally-attached disks.
With the support of Windows AD, LDAP, and Domain Trust, the DS716+II 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 DS716+II allows IT administrators to fine tune access controls and set up privileges to files and folders on the DS716+II through the familiar Windows user interface. With compatibility for major protocols, the DS716+II can eliminate server configuration overhead and enhance the IT administrators' efficiency.
Optimize Storage Management
With Synology's Storage Manager, the DS716+II allows for flexible storage deployment and utilization. You can optimize RAID configuration with Synology Hybrid RAID (SHR) while providing redundant data protection. Other features such as multiple volumes on single RAID and Global Hot Spare also enhance management efficiency and fit deployment of any kind.
Synology CMS (Central Management System)
For enterprises with more than one Synology NAS server, CMS offers the flexibility and convenience for IT administrators to manage all of them from a single point of entry. Through a simple interface, you can obtain a clear overview on resource consumption and logs, helping you identify any issue right away. With group policies, CMS can do much more for your daily tasks. Once a NAS joins a group, it will automatically adopt its rules and behave as intended, without extra configuration.
Enjoy seamless files sharing across Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms, as the DS716+II offers comprehensive network protocol support, including FTP, SMB2, AFP, NFS, and WebDAV. With Windows AD and LDAP integration, the DS716+II 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.
The Synology DS716+II 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. Whenever you modify a file, the changes are backed up to DS716+II automatically. Mac users can also enjoy native Apple Time Machine support. You may also back up data from your DS716+II to another DiskStation, rsync servers, external drives, or even Amazon S3, Glacier cloud service, Microsoft Azure, SFR, and hicloud. The Backup & Replication feature 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.
The DS716+II can act as a multi-function server that handles a vast amount of tasks. 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 Mail Station, share printing capability with Printer Server, make DS716+II act as a VPN server to access company's resources remotely, and more.
Synology High Availability (SHA)
The DS716+II supports Synology High Availability (SHA) technology which combines an active and passive server into one cluster, the former always mirrored to the latter. The Heartbeat mechanism detects regular "heartbeats" between the two servers. If the main server encounters unexpected downtime, the passive server immediately takes over. With multiple LAN ports, the DS716+II also ensures redundancy in the event of unexpected network failure.
Cloud Station sets up the DS716+II as your own private cloud easily, so you can sync files across multiple devices. Files can be edited in offline mode and later synced to Cloud Station, which keeps up to 32 historical versions, allowing you to restore a file back to previous version or recover deleted files. With the mobile app DS cloud, any change made to a file is automatically synced to your smartphones and tablets. For distributed enterprises, Synology's 2-way sync between different DiskStations ensures employees at different locations share the same information in real-time. IT administrators can handpick individual folders that they want to sync to different devices, manually or automatically based on file format and size. Folders synced by Cloud Station can be encrypted on DSM—no one will be able to access its content without your private key.
Secure Your Data
The DS716+II offers advanced security measures to protect you from potential security holes. Security Advisor analyzes system settings, password strength, and network preferences and removes any possible malware. AppArmor blocks malicious programs from accessing unauthorized system resources. You can also customize the trust level in Package Center to avoid installing packages from untrusted sources, safeguarding your NAS from unknown or tampered files. In addition, the DS716+II provides other security add-ons, such as AES encryption, 2-Step verification, IP block & allow list, Antivirus packages, firewall, and DoS attack prevention.
Eco-Friendly NAS Server
Designed with energy efficiency in mind, the DS716+II only consumes 9.5W in HDD Hibernation and 19.14W in access. The support of Wake on LAN/WAN along with scheduled power on and off can further reduce power consumption and operation cost.
2 x WD 4TB Red 5400 rpm SATA III 3.5" Internal NAS HDD Retail Kit
Designed with home and small office/business customers in mind, the 4TB Red 5400 rpm SATA III 3.5" Internal NAS HDD Retail Kit from WD is well-suited for NAS environments with up to eight 3.5" drive bays. Engineered to handle increased workloads, this 4TB drive operates using a SATA III 6 Gb/s interface, a 64MB cache, and a rotational speed of 5400 rpm, all of which help to ensure uninterrupted data transfers with a sustained rate of up to 150 MB/s. This drive also features high levels of reliability, with 600,000 load/unload cycles, <10 in 1014 non-recoverable read errors per bits read, error recovery controls, and 1,000,000 hours MTBF for 1-8 bay NAS systems. Also built into this drive are noise and vibration protection and WD's NASware 3.0 helps increase system compatibility, allowing WD Red drives to be more easily integrated with your existing network infrastructure.
Fill Your NAS with WD Red
Built for 1 to 8-bay NAS systems, WD Red lets users store their data in one unit
NASware 3.0 Technology
Built into every WD Red hard drive, NASware 3.0's technology helps improves your system's storage performance by increasing compatibility, integration, upgradeability, and reliability
Built for NAS Compatibility
Desktop drives aren't purpose-built for NAS, but WD Red drives with NASware are. WD's technology helps takes the guesswork out of selecting a drive. WD Red is for small NAS systems and WD's algorithm balances performance and reliability in NAS and RAID environments
Desktop Drives vs. WD Red
Desktop hard drives are not designed for NAS environments. Do right by your NAS and choose a drive with an array of features to help preserve your data and maintain optimum performance. Take the following into consideration when choosing a hard drive for your NAS:
Compatibility: Without being tested for compatibility with your NAS system, improved performance is not guaranteed
Reliability: The always-on environment of a NAS or RAID is a hot one and desktop drives aren't typically tested in those conditions. WD Red is
Error Recovery Controls: WD Red NAS hard drives are specifically designed with RAID error recovery control to help reduce failures within the NAS system. Desktop drives are not typically designed for RAID environments where this can be an issue
Noise and Vibration Protection: Designed to operate solo, desktop drives offer little or no protection from the noise and vibration faced in a multi-drive system. WD Red drives are designed for multi-bay NAS systems
WD Red for Home
Stream, backup, share, and organize your digital content at home with a NAS and WD Red drives designed to share content to the devices in your home. Red NASware helps increase your drives' compatibility with your devices, TV, stereo, and more
WD Red for Small Business
WD Red is a good hard drive choice for 1 to 8 bay systems. NASware 3.0 allows for integration with your existing network so WD Red can share and backup files at the speed of your business. For larger businesses with up to 16 bays, use WD Red Pro
3D Active Balance Plus
This helps ensure your data is protected from excessive vibration and noise in a NAS or RAID environment. This dual-plane balance control helps reduce the degradation of your drive over time
Since your NAS system is always on, a reliable drive is essential. With an MTBF of up to 1 million hours, the WD Red drive with NASware 3.0 is designed for 24x7 environments
By reducing power consumption, the operating temperature of your NAS stays cooler. With a lower temperature in your system, you can create a more reliable solution for your NAS
1.6 GHz Intel Celeron N3160 CPU Architecture: 64-bit Burst Frequency: 2.24 GHz Floating point Hardware Encryption Engine (AES-NI) Hardware Transcoding Engine: H.264 (AVC), MPEG-2 and VC-1; maximum resolution: DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) at 30 fps
2 GB of DDR3
3.5" SATA II/III HDD 2.5" SATA II/III HDD 2.5" SATA II/III SSD SSD read/write cache supported
Hot Swap Support
3 x USB 3.0 (support USBCopy) 1 x eSATA
Supported File Systems
Internal Drives: Btrfs and EXT4 External Drives: Btrfs, EXT4, EXT3, FAT, NTFS, and HFS+
Maximum Internal Volume Number: 512 Maximum iSCSI Target Number: 32 Maximum iSCSI LUN: 256 iSCSI LUN Clone/Snapshot, Windows ODX
File Sharing Capacity
Maximum User Accounts: 2048 Maximum Groups: 256 Maximum Shared Folder: 512 Maximum Shared Folder Sync Tasks: 8 Maximum Concurrent CIFS/AFP/FTP Connections: 512 Windows Access Control List (ACL) Integration NFS Kerberos Authentication
Data Protection Feature
Maximum Snapshots per Shared Folder: 64
High Availability Manager
Syslog Events per Second: 800
VMware vSphere 5 with VAAI Windows Server 2012 Windows Server 2012 R2 Citrix Ready
2 x RJ-45 1GbE LAN ports (Link Aggregation/Failover support) Wake on LAN/WAN
1 x 92 mm x 92 mm Cool and Quiet Modes
Wireless Support (Dongle)
Scheduled Power On/Off
65 W 100 to 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, single phase Consumption: 19.14 W (access), 9.5 W (HDD hibernation)/65.35 BTU/hr (access), 32.44 BTU/hr (HDD hibernation)
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
FCC Class B CE Class B BSMI Class B RoHS Compliant