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Synology DiskStation DS916+ 4-Bay NAS Review

Rating: 8.0.

The DiskStation DS916+ is the latest addition to the the Synology Plus product line aimed at Workgroups and Small & Medium Business users. The 4-Bay DS916+ features a Quad-core Intel processor and expandable memory.

Powered by an Intel Pentium N3710 processor clocked at 1.6GHz (burst up to 2.56GHz) the DiskStation DS916+ is offered in two memory options, the entry level 2GB version or an 8GB version, which is the model Synology submitted for review. 8GB is the maximum memory supported by the single SO-DIMM slot, so if you buy the entry level unit, at least you upgrade the memory should you need to.

It has an AES-NI hardware encryption engine and an hardware-accelerated transcoding engine which supports the transcoding and streaming of H.264 4K / 1080p video content.

Synology quote Sequential throughput performance for the DS916+ as 226MB/s for reads and 222MB/s for writes although a point of caution here, those figures are with both LAN ports being used in Link Aggregation mode.

Synology back the DS916+ with a 3-year warranty.

Specifications
Intel Pentium N3710 1.6GHz (Burst up to 2.56GHz)
8GB DDR3 memory
Dual Cooling fans
Dual LAN ports
Btrfs file system support
3-year warranty

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