|Hard Drive||16 TB Diskless|
|Number of USB 3.0 Ports||3|
Synology Disk Station 2-Bay Diskless Network Attached Storage (DS716+)
|Price:||$523.79 + $8.91 shipping|
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- Quad-core CPU with AES-NI hardware encryption engine
- Single H.264 4K or triple Full HD video transcoding on the fly
- Scale up to 7 drives with Synology DX513
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|Hardware Connectivity||Ethernet||Ethernet||Ethernet||Ethernet||USB 3.0, USB 3.0||Ethernet|
|Item Dimensions||4 x 9 x 7 in||4.07 x 6.18 x 9.13 in||4 x 9 x 7 in||8 x 9 x 7 in||13 x 15 x 14 in||3.93 x 6.5 x 8.88 in|
|Item Weight||3.9 lbs||3.86 lbs||2 lbs||4.5 lbs||8.6 lbs||1.94 lbs|
Fulfill your needs for safe data storage and ultra high definition video sharing with the new Synology Disk Station DS716+. Compact yet powerful, DS716+ newly features an Intel quad-core CPU with AES-NI hardware encryption engine and 2GB RAM, providing outstanding performance and data encryption acceleration along with real-time transcoding of 4K Ultra HD source content. Synology Disk Station DS716+ is backed with Synology's 3-year limited warranty. powerful shared storage solution
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- 2 x 2TB WD Enterprise Black HDD 7.2k, 2 x 2TB Samsung SpinPoint 7.2k (Neither were NAS drives)
- Synology Hybrid RAID (2 drives fault tolerance)
- Single GbE port with 8-port TP Link switch
- External USB 2.0 4TB HDD for biweekly full backup
- Upgraded to 1GB RAM from 512MB
- 2 x Seagate Enterprise NAS 4TB drives (ST4000VN0001- listed on the Synology DS716+ QVL (Qualified Vendor List))
- RAID-0 configuration using Btrfs
- Bonded GbE ports using Link Aggregation connected to a Cisco SG200-08 switch
- External USB 3.0 6TB HDD for migration/biweekly full backups
I spend a lot of time copying files to/from the NAS. The DS716+ is much faster with write speeds sustaining at 125MB/s (vs 30MB/s +/- with the DS410). This is due to many factors including but not limited to: port bonding, RAID-0, and drives designed for use in a NAS.
PhotoStation is faster when rendering thumbnails in the browser UI (both wired and wireless). I don't notice as much of a difference using the app for either IOS or Android Marshmallow.
Kodi is udes to stream SD/HD video from the DS716+ to a GbE wired HTPC in the living room. Media scanning is much faster, however; there is no noticeable difference with streaming from the DS410.
I started to playing around with Synology's VideoStation and transcoding to Android. My videos are stored as MKV files. Some of which include DTS audio streams (others use AAC, AC3, and EAC3). I am unable to smoothly play MKV files which use a DTS audio channel via an Android DS Video and MX Player Pro apps over a mid-high LTE cellular signal (too choppy). When the audio source is converted from DTS to AC3 using FFMPEG, everything is smooth and streams well. I have yet to extensively read up on this but it seems to be a solution for me until I discover an unacceptable downside. Suggestions in the comments section are welcome.
The Synology Amazon Glacier app is used to encrypt and backup the real important stuff. I don't recall this being an option with the DS410.
Audio Station, Download Station, and Web Station all perform with no noticeable difference from the DS410. I don't host any web sites except for one using an old CSS template.
There is a big difference in the amount of Synology packages that are available to download and install on the newer NAS. I can't wait to try some of them out! A new NAS of this caliber is not an inexpensive endeavor. If you are just getting into it and not sure what you will be using it for, I'd probably recommend searching for a used one and see what piques your interest. You may not need one that transcodes 4k signals or writes at over 100MB/s (although they are both niceties.)
If I discover anything else worth noting in future adventures with the DS716+, I'll try to remember to add it to this review.
I put pretty considerable research and deliberation into buying this product, because even for a well-reviewed device, 500 is a large number of dollars to invest in plugging an Ethernet cable into $300 worth of hard drives (which you must supply separately).
If you are looking for the most economical way to accomplish storage on your home network, I'm pretty certain you could do far better.
But this thing...this thing is a BEAST. Its not so much an appliance as it is a Linux file server on a full fledged modern Intel PC. But smaller. And quieter. And cooler. With a lower energy footprint. And headless. Actually, I guess it is an appliance. In the sense that a Ferrari is still a good way to get to the supermarket.
What does it do with all of these beastly powers? Well, you know that way you want to do that thing on that platform that nobody ever ends up supporting? It supports thats. What about that other thing, you say? Yeah, it supports that, too. If it has to do with putting bits on it or getting them off, you can probably make it work.
-Quiet enough to sit on my desk right next to my PC and I don't generally notice that its on.
-Excellent build quality, fit and trim, unboxing.
-Software feels very finished and polished, and emulates a native OS desktop window manager for pretty natural navigation.
-Cloud based archiving without my PC needing to be on.
-That USB port on the front that sucks up the contents of thumbdrives when you press the button, without a computer.
-An eSATA port I can plug an expansion enclosure into when I fill this one up.
-Web based administration interface is both highly robust and platform agnostic.
-Its a $500 "empty" box. I'm still not convinced I'm using a large enough subset of this thing's features to justify its existence as opposed to something moderately cheaper and far simpler, but I have no fears of outgrowing it anytime soon.