Thursday, August 16, 2018
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Synology DiskStation DS216+ NAS Review

Synology is a company we know for great network-attached storage (NAS) devices. They have really made a name for themselves by making setting up and using a NAS very easy. Today we will be taking a look at their DiskStation DS216+ which is part of their Plus Series of devices that are made for workgroup and small / medium business use. Being part of the Plus Series the DS216+ features a Intel Celeron N3050 dual core 1.6 GHz processor, 1GB of DDR3 memory and two hard drive slots for a total storage capacity of us to 16TB. Built into the DS216+ you have the AES-NI hardware encryption engine, support of Windows AD, LDAP, and Domain Trust, and 4K Ultra HD video transcoding, all backed by high-speed data transfer rates. Like all Synology NAS devices the DS216+ is running Synology’s award winning NAS OS, DiskStation Manager. This makes configuring your NAS and getting it setup a breeze. Let’s check out the DS216+ and see what it is all about!

Special thanks to Synology for providing us with the DS216+ to review.

Packaging
The DS216+ comes in a pretty plain cardboard box, it seems this is the style Synology is going for as their RT1900ac router came the same way. On the front there is a sticker that lets us know we have the DS216+ and some of its main features.

Synology DiskStation DS216+ NAS

Flipping the box over on the back there is another sticker that gives us an overview of all the ports, lights, etc on the unit and we have a full list of hardware specifications as well.

Synology DiskStation DS216+ NAS

Getting everything out of the box we have the DS216+ unit, power adapter, power cable, Ethernet cable, a bag of screws, and a quick installation guide.

Synology DiskStation DS216+ NAS

Bob Buskirk
the authorBob Buskirk
About 10 years of computer experience. Been messing around with electronics since I was 5, got into computers when I was in highschool, been modding them ever since then. Very interested in how things work and their design.
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