Synology Inc. today announced the launch of its new model Synology DiskStation DS416slim , a server NAS with four bays for storage units is aimed at home users and professionals who need a compact storage solution with great energy saving and it easily transportable. It can accommodate up to four hard drives 2.5” for a total of 8TB of data available. Synology DiskStation DS416slim review.
From the point of view of hardware, the new Synology DiskStation DS416slim has a dual-core CPU 88F6820 Marvell Armada 385 with 32-bit internal architecture that runs at a clock speed of 1.0 GHz with an encryption engine and 512 MB dedicated DDR3 RAM.
Powered by Link Aggregation enabled, DS416slim is able to offer up to 170.23 MB / s read and 77.62 MB / s in writing. Writing through a single network Gigabit LAN rises to 78.81 MB / s, representing an increase of 30% compared to the previous generation. The high performance of Synology DS416slim is paired with low power consumption, since the DS416slim consumes only 17.17 watts on average while running.
The Synology DiskStation DS416slim is designed for easy maintenance and cleaning. The four hot swappable trays are easily accessible, and 2.5-inch hard drives can be replaced on the fly if necessary. In addition, the fan module located at the bottom of the unit can be removed in a blink of an eye in case of malfunction.
For completeness, one of the two USB 3.0 ports is available on the front panel of the DiskStation DS416slim for convenient access by its users. The new DiskStation DS416slim runs DiskStation Manager (DSM), the most advanced and intuitive for NAS devices that exists right now in the operating system market.
With a wide range of backup applications, network management to multimedia, the DS416slim offers all essential services and increased productivity at work, as well as a complete entertainment center solution for the whole family. Synology recently led storage systems during the 10th celebration of the awards TechTarget NAS Quality Awards in a survey of intermediate users and received the highest rating for the initial characteristics of product quality and product.