Synology Offers Better Storage with its New NAS Box DS416slim

By CIOReview | Wednesday, April 20, 2016
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Network Attached StorageFREMONT, CA: Synology a provider of Network Attached Storage (NAS) appliances, announced the release of its new lightweight NAS DS416slim for home and small business users. The device uses up to 2.5 SATA drives and provides a storage space of 8 TB that is ideal for backups, media streaming and file synchronization. It’s powered by DiskStation Manager 6.0 OS and features a dual core ARM processor.

It’s compact, efficient and weighs up to 700 grams. This rectangular shaped device has dimensions of 18.4cm x 16.8cm x 23cm and has built in LED displays on front indicating the device status. The hard drives are inserted into the rear side of the unit using snap-in drive trays that slide into it. The rear panel also houses dual Gigabit Ethernet ports and another USB 3.0 port.

DS416slim has a dual-core CPU with a dedicated encryption engine and a DDR3 RAM of 512MB. It delivers a speed of up to 170.23 MB per sec in reading and 77.62 MB per sec in writing. The speed can go up to 112.77 MB/s reading through a single Gigabit LAN. It ensures continuous network in case one of the LAN connection fails, which decreases network downtime.

Replacing the fan for cleaning purposes is much easier in DS416slim with the detachable fan module. Also the snap-in drive tray design permits hassle free disk installation. Users can select from the usual RAID suspects with all the four drives installed including RAID 0,1,5,6 and 10. With a total capacity of 8TB single volumes and JBOD are also preferable options. The light weight and portability makes it suitable for video editors, photographers and small business users who need access to fast file storage mediums.