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Synology 4 bay NAS DiskStation DS416slim (Diskless)
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- Small footprint, feature-rich personal cloud storage designed for 2.5” drives
- Dual-core CPU with hardware encryption engine
- Dual LAN with link aggregation support
- Over 170.23 MB/s reading, 77.62 MB/s writing
- Easy to use web operating system on any browsers. Compatible Drive Type: 2.5" SATA HDD (Up to 12.5mm drive height),2.5" SATA SSD
- Everywhere access with iOS/Android/Windows ready mobile apps
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- Easy Management
Synology Hybrid RAID (SHR) technology
Storage management is easy with Synology Hybrid RAID (SHR) technology. SHR is an automated RAID management system allowing you to easily create and expand storage volumes and migrate RAID types without requiring details on RAID. SHR provides 1 to 2-disk redundancy to safeguard your data during drive failures.
Miniature in size, powerful in performance
Your own personal private cloud in the palm of your hands. DS416slim might be diminutive in size at less than 2.5 liters, but it packs comprehensive file management capabilities with versatile dual LAN ports and hot swappable trays for maximum service continuity.
DS416slim is specially designed to fit in four 2.5-inch drives for flexible drive management. The small server consumes only 17W during operation, leaving lesser carbon footprint than traditional 4-bay NAS counterparts. Quiet and smaller than your palm, DS416slim easily blends into your environment.
Easy file access with QuickConnect
Access files on your Synology NAS over the Internet without the hassle of setting up port forwarding rules, DDNS, or other complicated network settings. QuickConnect allows you to connect via a secure, customizable address, so that you can instantly access media and work files on any Internet-connected device with no additional charge.
Stream content to your TV
Turn your Synology NAS into a home media hub and stream your digital contents to computers, mobile devices, Samsung TV, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, and DLNA devices.
- CPU Dual-core 1.0GHz
- Ultra Performance Up to 223 MB/s reading and 77 MB/s writing performance
- Small Form Factor Ultra-compact, portable design with hot-swappable trays
- Network Dual 1GbE LAN ports for failover and Link Aggregation
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|Hard Disk Size||0 TB||—||—||40.0 TB||24.0 TB|
|Hardware Interface||Ethernet||Ethernet, USB 3.0, SATA 6.0 Gb/s||Ethernet, USB 3.0, SATA 6.0 Gb/s||USB||SATA 6.0 Gb/s|
|Item Dimensions||5.6 x 4.2 x 4.7 inches||6.5 x 4.25 x 9.14 inches||8.86 x 3.94 x 6.5 inches||8.78 x 7.83 x 6.54 inches||8.88 x 6.5 x 3.94 inches|
|Item Weight||1.50 lbs||2.87 lbs||3.31 lbs||5.03 lbs||1.92 lbs|
Synology Disk Station DS416slim is the most compact personal cloud bringing you seamless multimedia streaming for more fun and effortless file sharing, while optimizing your space utilization. Small yet feature-rich, DS416slim is equipped with the award winning operating system: Synology Disk Station Manager. Synology DS416slim is backed with Synology's 2-year limited warranty.
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I bought this with the intention of decluttering my computer's HDD and for sharing my movies and things with my roommate, and for this purpose, it works brilliantly. But it has far and away exceeded my (admittedly naive) expectations.
I'm a huge fan of SFF things, especially with computers. This NAS is amazingly efficient in terms of space utilization. As a fan of design, I give them a huge thumbs up here. With the drives out you can see everything inside, and they don't waste a single milliliter of space. Everything has a use from the structure, to the PCB, to how they've tapered one edge to make the power button and LED on the side fit nicely while still fitting with the exterior design language! There's a fan for the drives, and it's user-replaceable! Seriously, this thing has a winning design.
The tiny PCB packs a relatively low-power 1 GHz dual core ARM processor which is how it gets away with such little cooling in this form factor. As far as how this impacts performance, I don't have another NAS here to compare it with. I will say that if I was given the interface and had to guess the speed of the device, I would not guess that low. I guess that's the magic of first party hardware and OS.
The only very minor gripe I can throw at them: why do I have to label my drive sleds? Synology only provides 4 stickers and sleds anyway, so it's not like I'll be swapping them out. The stickers are tiny; I would have preferred if the labels were just embedded on like they are under the bays.
As far as the drives I'm using, I have 4x Samsung Seagate 2TB Laptop HDD SATA III 2.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive 9.5MM (ST2000LM003) in mine with a RAID 5 config. No problems with noise, but I have mine on a shelf in my office. If it were on my desk right in front of me, spinning 4 platters at once, I'll hear it, but that's what I get for using HDDs. Under normal conditions I cannot hear the device when it's in use only a few meters away.
I've thoroughly enjoyed using this. The DSM OS has a nice Unix-like feeling, its got lots of options for configuration and access. I don't know what I expected, but its essentially a low-power server, which is awesome. I usually dismiss any service that claims to have an "App store" but this is a new product category for me, and the package center has a compelling selection. I am able to control the access of all the users, because I'm literally the sysadmin. It has unix-style system permissions, for users and groups with folders and files.
This is where the device really sells itself for me. I bought it thinking it was just a storage box, but these packages have changed how I use the device. Here's a list of some that I found pretty cool:
- They have a first party suite of packages for managing media like movies, music and photos. I use the Video Station package the most and it makes the viewing experience remarkably easy. There's a web portal for desktops, and of course apps for both iOS and android which work pretty identically to each other. Video Station can stream playback to lots of devices, DLNA, Chromecast (I can only do this on the mobile apps, not the web interface for some reason), and even Apple's own airplay. It's not perfect, but it's really good.
- Developer tools like Python, Java, Ruby, and even a first party Git server, which I think is pretty neat. There are a few cases where I could see myself using my own personal git server, and I've downloaded it but haven't had the need to use it yet.
- A seedbox style download manager. I've used this to download an OS disk and it worked splendidly, it's a set it and forget it kind of thing, just like regular torrenting. But what's more, I could be at work and pull up my NAS desktop and check on the status, add more, the works.
There's loads more that I haven't even been able to use yet. A personal VPN, a security camera suite, Wikis, moodle, backup managers, cloud backups (which I think Synology hosts themselves, don't quote me on this), etc. I recommend you look at the full list on their website before you buy, (google "DSM packages" and its the first result).
A little note here, when messing around with some of the packages, I downloaded PLEX to try it as an alternative to Video Station, and while it ultimately didn't suit my needs, it did tell me that due to the low-power CPU on the device, it was unable to use the on-the-fly media encoding that PLEX does. Those who use PLEX might want to know about this.
I have had only a few problems using the device, but after lots of googling, as far as I can tell none of them are within Synology's control. From HEVC playback in the HTML5 player the Video Station package uses, to Windows severing network connections while writing large files.
For my use case, it's quite perfect. I wanted lots of storage, small form factor, and a well designed product, and I didn't mind the asking price. I thought it was a risky purchase from the start, but I'm totally sold now.
It wakes the drives up one at a time, even with SSDs so there is a huge 10 second delay when accessing the unit most of the time. I finally gave up with spinning disks and now use SSDs with the power management disabled.
Two ethernet ports but only one USB port on the back is annoying, good luck getting a USB hub to work correctly. So you have one USB port going to your UPS and then one for a hard drive for backups and that's it. Weak...
Update December 2018:
The unit died recently. Synology support is quite poor. It took perhaps 2 weeks to even get the RMA created as EVERY response from them takes days. Their online RMA page doesn't appear to actually work. I tried multiple computers, multiple browsers and even two different ISPs. The only reason this isn't 1 star is because they did honor the warranty after support created the RMA for me. The unit they sent was used and had some marks on it, while mine was pristine as it only sat on a shelf from the day I unboxed it.
Synology is also ramping up their data collection (like everyone else) and you have to really pay attention to avoid agreeing to let them constantly monitor what your NAS is doing. To load any applications you have to agree to additional terms that are quite broad.
Long term update May 2019:
Still working. The fan is audible even on the lowest setting and I find it annoying. The SSD next to the CPU runs very hot. A few pennies for a metal plate could have solved this.
Long, long term update May 2020:
The rear USB port stopped functioning suddenly. So now I either can't have backups or I can't see the status of the UPS.
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Es ist ein gutes Gerät das nur eine bedingte Lebensdauer hat. Wer damit leben kann, hat seine Daten gut gesichert. Mir wird es jedoch langsam zu teuer.
je l'ai donc renvoyé