Built with a dual-core processor, an AES-NI hardware encryption engine, Btrfs file system support, and 4K UHD video transcoding, the DiskStation DS216+II 2-Bay NAS Enclosure from Synology is a high-performance 2-bay NAS server designed for small office and home users who want an efficient and secure storage solution to help protect and share data, as well as enjoy on-the-fly video transcoding. It is equipped with two 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 two 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 DS216+II 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 and write speeds of over 111.78 MB/s, as well as encrypted read speeds of over 113.01 MB/s and encrypted write speeds of over 111.66 MB/s. It features one USB 3.0 port, two USB 2.0 ports, and one eSATA port which allow it to be connected to your Windows, Mac, or Linux system. Network connectivity is achieved via its integrated Gigabit Ethernet port. Data may also be made remotely available through the free iOS and Android applications.
For those who require RAID support, the DS216+II supports RAID 0 and 1, 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 DS216+II is engineered to be energy efficient. Not only does it offer a 92 x 92mm fan with a smart airflow design to keep the system running cool at all times, its noise dampening design of 18.2 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 DS216+II 2-Bay NAS Enclosure operates on 100-240 VAC at 50/60 Hz and includes an accessory pack, a 60W AC power adapter, an AC power cord, and a LAN cable. It is protected by a limited 2-year warranty.