4K Ultra HD video transcoding
Powered by a hardware-accelerated transcoding engine, DS216play supports H.264/H.265 1080p and H.265 4K codecs, allows you to transcode 4K videos to 1080p, making them suitable for all screens and bandwidths whether they are local media players or remote mobile devices. In addition, you can also stream original 4K resolution videos to your multimedia player or 4K TV within a local network environment. 4K transcoding is available only through Synology’s Video Station, DS video, Media Server.
Dual-core CPU with floating-point unit enhances media processing
DS216play comes with a 1.5 GHz dual-core CPU and 1GB RAM, delivering an average 107 MB/s reading and 91 MB/s writing speed under RAID 1 configuration in a Windows® environment.1 The built-in floating-point unit enhances the overall capability of the main CPU and is particularly advantageous in speeding up thumbnail creations when uploading a large amount of photos or videos.
USB 3.0 accelerates transfer rates
DS216play comes with a USB 3.0 port, allowing you to connect to an external storage devices with fast and efficient file transfer speed and spend less time transferring media content or personal files in or out of the NAS.
DLNA Certified® media server
DS216play can act as a DLNA Certified® DMS (Digital Media Server), allowing you to stream multimedia contents, such as music, photos, and videos, to DLNA compliant devices located anywhere in the world.
Award winning OS – DiskStation Manager
Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM) is a sleek, browser-based operating system running on every DiskStation and RackStation, which makes managing your Synology NAS a breeze. Featuring an intuitive user interface, DSM makes accessing and sharing your data smarter and simpler. Synology’s Package Center lets you download and install useful add-on packages designed specifically for individual or business needs, meaning you can enjoy more entertainment in your life or better productivity at work
Connect your data quickly and easily
Synology aims to provide you the most convenient way to enjoy all services on DS216play. With Synology QuickConnect, you don’t have to deal with difficult DDNS setup. QuickConnect frees you from complicated router configuration and port-forwarding, so your entertainment and work files can be accessed on any computer, laptop, or mobile devices instantly without extra charge.
Ultimate file center
File Station is a fast and secure feature for sharing and managing your files stored on DS216play. Just drag-n-drop and upload data from Mac or PC. Advanced filters make it easy to search for documents, photos, or videos. With built-in FTP or email clients, DS216play lets you organize and share files through an advanced web application effortlessly. You can even share files and folders with others by simply sending a link. Files can be reached on mobile devices via the companion mobile app DS file. HTTPS, SSL/TLS encryption, and link expiry dates also ensure file sharing over the Internet is highly secure.
Effective backup solution
Synology DS216play can serve as a centralized backup target. Whether you are a Windows or Mac user, you can back up everything on your computer directly to Synology NAS using Cloud Station Backup. Whenever you modify a file, the changes are backed up to DS216play automatically. Mac users also enjoy native Apple® Time Machine support. You can also back up data from your DS216play to another DiskStation, rsync servers, external drives, or even Amazon® S3, Glacier cloud service, Microsoft Azure, SFR, and hicloud. Synology Hyper Backup allows you to schedule backup tasks and restore the server to any particular point in time, while minimizing storage consumption and processing time by saving only the specific data block that has been changed between versions.
Your files anywhere with cloud service
DS216play brings you comprehensive cloud service. Cloud Station lets you sync files among DiskStations and multiple devices, including Windows PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android, as well as Windows mobile devices, whereas 2-way sync allows file synchronization among different DiskStations. With Cloud Sync, you can even sync your DiskStation with Amazon Cloud Drive, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, Dropbox, Box, Baidu Cloud, and many more — establish your hybrid cloud to enjoy more storage flexibility and prevent data loss.
The most compatible sharing
Enjoy seamless files sharing across Windows®, Mac®, and Linux®platforms as DS216play offers comprehensive network protocol support including FTP, SMB2, AFP, NFS and WebDAV. With Windows AD and LDAP integration, DS216play can fit effortlessly into any existing network environment – there is no need for IT administrators to maintain two sets of credentials. You also won’t worry about missing files with the Recycle Bin feature which is supported on AFP, CIFS, File Station, and WebDAV. All files deleted in a shared folder will be automatically moved into the Recycle Bin.
Enjoy multimedia library
DS216play provides you a central platform to organize, backup, and share photos, music, and video collections. Featuring a streamlined and sleek interface, Synology packages — Photo Station, Audio Station and Video Station — let you build a seamless entertainment hub effortlessly. Since everything is saved on DS216play, you can enjoy more customizable content arrangement, and no worries about extra monthly fees for storage capacity. Better yet, your digital collections can be shared with others via a simple link.
Stream content to your TV
DS216play is highly compatible with other devices, letting you manage and enjoy digital content with the devices you already have: computers, mobile devices, TVs, DLNA devices, and stereos. Synology offers the latest support for TV streaming, including Samsung TV, Roku players, Apple TV, and Google Chromecast, meaning you can stream digital content stored on DS216play to your widescreen TV effortlessly.
Get mobility with our apps
Synology develops versatile mobile apps — DS note, DS audio, DS video, DS photo, DS cloud, DS file, DS get and DS cam — allowing you to access and manage the contents of your DS216play with smartphones and tablets. QuickConnect brings an easier network experience as it eliminates complicated router configuration or port forwarding. With Synology mobile apps, your multimedia collection and work files are always on the go.
Eco-friendly NAS server
All Synology NAS is designed with energy efficiency in mind. DS216play only consumes 6.83W in HDD Hibernation and 15.08W in access*. With special fan and the smart airflow design, the DS216play keeps the system running cool 24/7, while its noise dampening design makes it quieter than PC counterparts. Synology acknowledges the responsibility as a global citizen, so all Synology products are produced with RoHS compliant parts and packed with recyclable packing materials.
* The power consumption figures may vary on different environments.
- Performance figures may vary depending on environment, usage and configuration.
|CPU Model||STM STiH412|
|CPU Frequency||Dual Core 1.5 GHz|
|Hardware Transcoding Engine||H.265 (HEVC), MPEG-4 Part 2, MPEG-2, VC-1, Maximum resolution: 4K (3840 x 2160), Maximum FPS: 30|
|System Memory||1 GB DDR3|
|Compatible Drive Type* (See all supported drives)||
|Maximum Internal Raw Capacity||20 TB (10 TB HDD x 2) (Capacity may vary by RAID types)|
|Maximum Single Volume Size||16 TB|
|Notes||“Compatible drive type” indicates the drives that have been tested to be compatible with Synology products. This term does not indicate the maximum connection speed of each drive bay.|
|USB 2.0 Port||1|
|USB 3.0 Port||1|
|Size (Height x Width x Depth)||165 mm x 100 mm x 225.5 mm|
|RJ-45 1GbE LAN Port||1|
|Wake on LAN/WAN|
|System Fan||92 mm x 92 mm x 1 pcs|
|Fan Speed Mode||
|Wireless Support (dongle)|
|Noise Level*||18.5 dB(A)|
|Scheduled Power On/Off|
|Power Supply Unit / Adapter||60W|
|AC Input Power Voltage||100V to 240V AC|
|Power Frequency||50/60 Hz, Single Phase|
|Power Consumption*||15.08 W (Access)
6.83 W (HDD Hibernation)
|British Thermal Unit||51.49 BTU/hr (Access)
23.32 BTU/hr (HDD Hibernation)
|Operating Temperature||5°C to 40°C (40°F to 104°F)|
|Storage Temperature||-20°C to 60°C (-5°F to 140°F)|
|Relative Humidity||5% to 95% RH|
|DSM Specifications ( See more )|
|Maximum Internal Volume Number||256|
|Maximum iSCSI Target Number||10|
|Maximum iSCSI LUN||10|
|Supported RAID Type||
|RAID Migration||Basic to RAID 1|
|Volume Expansion with Larger HDDs||
|Volume Expansion by Adding a HDD||Synology Hybrid RAID|
|File Sharing Capacity|
|Maximum Local User Accounts||2048|
|Maximum Local Groups||256|
|Maximum Shared Folder||256|
|Maximum Shared Folder Sync Tasks||4|
|Maximum Concurrent CIFS/AFP/FTP Connections||256|
|Windows Access Control List (ACL) Integration|
|NFS Kerberos Authentication|
|Syslog Events per Second||400|
|Add-on Packages (learn more about the complete add-on package list)|
|Cloud Station Server|
|Maximum Concurrent File Transfers||256|
|Maximum Concurrent Download Tasks||50|
|exFAT Access (optional)|
|Maximum Simultaneous Editing Users per File||40|
|Maximum IP cam (Licenses required)||15 (including 2 Free License) (See All Supported IP Cameras)|
|Total FPS (H.264)*||450 FPS @ 720p (1280×720)
180 FPS @ 1080p (1920×1080)
110 FPS @ 3M (2048×1536)
80 FPS @ 5M (2591×1944)
|Total FPS (MJPEG)*||210 FPS @ 720p (1280×720)
70 FPS @ 1080p (1920×1080)
50 FPS @ 3M (2048×1536)
30 FPS @ 5M (2591×1944)
|Notes||Surveillance Station throughput is tested with Axis network camera, using continuous recording with live view from Surveillance Station and motion detection by camera. Live view and recording are sharing the same stream from the camera.|
|Video Transcoding||4K Group 2 (See more)|
|Maximum Transcoding Channel Number||1 channel, 30 FPS @ 4K (3840 x 2160), H.265 (HEVC) or 1 channel, 30 FPS @ 1080p (1920×1080), H.264 (AVC)/H.265 (HEVC)/MPEG-4 Part 2 (XVID, DIVX5)/MPEG-2/VC-1|
|Environment & Packaging|