Synology launches 2-bay NAS server for small offices, workgroups

Synology Inc. said it has launched DiskStation DS216, a two-bay NAS server specially designed for sharing and protecting data within workgroups and offices.

The DS216 is powered by a dual-core 1.3 GHz CPU and 512 MB DDR3 memory, and delivers read and write speeds of more than 111 MB/s, under RAID 1 configuration, in a Windows® environment.

Additionally, the built-in floating-point unit (FPU) improves the overall capability of the DS216´s main CPU, making it ideal for speeding up thumbnail processing, and enhancing photo viewing at different resolutions. With an encryption engine, it also offloads encryption calculations away from the main CPU, helping to improve file transfer speeds. The DS216 is also equipped with a USB 3.0 port and a USB copy button on the front panel for easy data transfer.

Designed for non-stop, up-time service, the DS216 is equipped with hot-swappable and tool-less drive trays that simplifies drive replacement and maintenance.

The DS216 runs on the DiskStation Manager (DSM). Featuring a wide range of applications from backup to network management, the DS216 provides essential business services to help increase productivity at work.

Synology creates network attached storage, IP surveillance solutions, and network equipment. It helps users centralize data storage and backup, share files on-the-go, and implement professional security solutions, in reliable and affordable ways.