Synology's Quad 2.5" Drive Bay DS416slim NAS Now Available

👤by Tim Harmer Comments 📅25.03.2016 16:03:39

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom – 24th March 2016 Synology® Inc. today announced the release of DS416slim, a 4-bay NAS server aimed at home users and professionals in need of a compact, energy-saving, and easily transportable storage solution. It can host up to four 2.5" hard drives for a total of 8TB available data.

"Despite its diminutive form factor and incredibly light weight of roughly 700 grams, DS416slim provides all of the powerful features you'd expect from a Synology NAS server. The small size makes it perfect for users without much space for in need of a reliable file server" said Jason Fan, Product Manager at Synology Inc. DS416slim's longest side measures less than 15 cm and will fit everywhere, whether it's a small student room or a busy office desk. It can also be easily transported to serve as a local file and backup servers during off-site assignments.

From a hardware point of view, DS416slim boasts a dual-core 1.0 GHz CPU with a dedicated encryption engine and 512 MB of DDR3 RAM. With Link Aggregation enabled, DS416slim delivers up to 170.23 MB/s in reading and 77.62 MB/s in writing. Writing through a single Gigabit LAN speed goes up to 78.81 MB/s, which represents a 30% boost compared to the previous generation. DS416slim's high performance is paired with low power consumption, as DS416slim consumes only 17.17 watts in average during activity.*

DS416slim has been designed for convenient maintenance and cleaning. The four hot-swappable trays are easily accessible, and 2.5" hard drives can be replaced on the fly if needed. In addition, the fan module situated at the bottom of the unit can be removed in a breeze in case of malfunction. In addition, one of the two USB 3.0 ports is available on the front panel of DS416slim.

DS416slim runs DiskStation Manager (DSM), the most advanced and intuitive operating system for NAS devices. Featuring a wide range of applications from backup, network management to multimedia, DS416slim provides all essential services and increased productivity at work as well as a comprehensive media centre solution. Synology recently topped TechTarget 10th Quality Awards NAS storage systems survey of midrange users, and received the highest rating for initial product quality and product features.

Selected Technical Specifications

CPU:- Marvell Armada 385 88F6820 dual-core 1.0GHz
Floating point unit:- Yes
Hardware encryption engine:- Yes
RAM size:- DDR3 512MB
Compatible drive type:- 2.5” SATA III/II x 4 (hard drives not included)
Maximum internal raw capacity:- 8TB (2TB HDD x 4) (actual capacity dependent on volume types)
External ports:- USB 3.0 port x 2
Size (HxWxD):- 120mm x 105 mm x 142 mm
Weight:- 0.66 kg
LAN:- Gigabit (RJ-45) x 2
Wireless support:- Yes (wireless dongles not included)
Wake on LAN/WAN:- Yes
Scheduled power on/off:- Yes
AC input power voltage:- 100V to 240V

Networking protocols:- CIFS, AFP, NFS, FTP, WebDAV, CalDAV, iSCSI, Telnet, SSH, SNMP, VPN (PPTP, OpenVPN™ , L2TP)

File system:
- Internal: ext4
- External: ext4, ext3, FAT, NTFS, HFS+(read only)

Storage management:

- Maximum single volume size: 16TB, Maximum internal volume: 256, Maximum iSCSI Target: 10, Maximum iSCSI LUN: 10

Supported RAID type:- Synology Hybrid RAID (SHR), Basic, JBOD, RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 6, RAID 10

File sharing capability:
- Maximum user account: 1024, Maximum group: 256, Maximum shared folder: 256
- Maximum concurrent CIFS/AFP/FTP/File Station connection: 128

Privilege:- Windows Access Control List (ACL)

Directory service:
- Windows AD Integration: Domain Users login via Samba (CIFS)/AFP/FTP/File Station, LDAP integration

Security:- FTP over SSL/TLS, IP auto-block, firewall, encrypted network backup over Rsync, HTTPS connection
Utilities:- Synology Assistant, Cloud Station, Synology Cloud Sync Decryption Tool, Evidence Integrity Authenticator, Photo Station Uploader
Supported clients:- Windows XP onwards, Mac OS X® 10.7 onwards, Ubuntu 12 onwards
Supported browsers:- Chrome™, Firefox®, Internet Explorer® 8 onwards, Safari® 7 onwards, Safari (iOS® 7 onwards on iPad®), Chrome (Android 4.0 onwards on tablets)

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This release is available worldwide immediately with an MSRP of £222.00 including VAT or €248.64 excluding VAT.

*Performance figures based on operation with DSM 5.2 software.

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