Synology DiskStation DS116 review and specs

Synology DiskStation DS116 is one of the best choices for both home users and small workgroups looking for an affordable storage solution with comprehensive features such as file sharing, collaborative software and more.

Synology DiskStation DS116 review

With a Marvell Armada 385 88F6820 dual-core processor running at 1.8 GHz, the new DS116 delivers excellent performance, since it is able to reach 112 MB / s write speed and 111 MB / s reading. Equipped with an encryption engine dedicated hardware, this new device ensures significantly improved performance when encrypted data are transferred: 112 MB / s of encrypted write and 93 MB / s encrypted reading, ie an increase of 241% and 364%, respectively, when compared to its predecessor.

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In addition, two USB 3.0 ports ensure very rapid file transmission to a wide range of external devices. And thanks to its energy efficient design, consumes only 10.68 watts while data watts and 6,28 accessed during hibernation disk.

Synology DiskStation DS116 runs DiskStation Manager (DSM), the most advanced and intuitive operating system available for NAS devices, offering a wide range of applications ranging from backups to media management for home and for use personal. Synology has received numerous awards, including PC Mag Reader’s Choice for four consecutive years.

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The DS116 includes a complete set of office applications, allowing you to maximize productivity at work and improve team dynamics. Whether it is necessary to keep track of household expenses as if you have to update the status of a project, with SpreadSheet you can work with others on the same document in real time, as if all team members were in the same site, not kilometers away. In addition, Note Station allows all users to take detailed notes and perform more tasks with features such as graphics, layout view, mail tool to crop, etc.