Synology is a company we know for great network-attached storage (NAS) devices. They have really made a name for themselves by making setting up and using a NAS very easy. Today we will be taking a look at their DiskStation DS216+ which is part of their Plus Series of devices that are made for workgroup and small / medium business use. Being part of the Plus Series the DS216+ features a Intel Celeron N3050 dual core 1.6 GHz processor, 1GB of DDR3 memory and two hard drive slots for a total storage capacity of us to 16TB. Built into the DS216+ you have the AES-NI hardware encryption engine, support of Windows AD, LDAP, and Domain Trust, and 4K Ultra HD video transcoding, all backed by high-speed data transfer rates. Like all Synology NAS devices the DS216+ is running Synology’s award winning NAS OS, DiskStation Manager. This makes configuring your NAS and getting it setup a breeze. Let’s check out the DS216+ and see what it is all about!
The DS216+ comes in a pretty plain cardboard box, it seems this is the style Synology is going for as their RT1900ac router came the same way. On the front there is a sticker that lets us know we have the DS216+ and some of its main features.
Flipping the box over on the back there is another sticker that gives us an overview of all the ports, lights, etc on the unit and we have a full list of hardware specifications as well.
Getting everything out of the box we have the DS216+ unit, power adapter, power cable, Ethernet cable, a bag of screws, and a quick installation guide.