Synology DiskStation DS716+II – The Powerful NAS


Synology is a well-known name in the field of NAS servers. The company launched a high performing product that goes by the name DiskStation DS716+II. It is a perfect combination of scalability, versatility, and performance. The device delivers high-speed encrypted data transfer, running Btrfs and 4K transcoding. It is capable of delivering the reading speed of 226.1MBps and writing speed of 141.18 MBps.

The connectivity and installation

The device comes with DUAL LAN ports that feature Failover and Link Aggregation Support. It reduces the chances of service disruption and costly downtime. Even if LAN connection malfunctions on one port, it works flawlessly. The Link Aggregation also improves the speed of the connection. It takes the data transfer capabilities beyond the capacity of single cable or port.

The installation of the device is pretty easy. The hot-swappable hard drive support ensures the easy maintenance process and continues service uptime. You do not need to shut it down even when one HDD need replacement. Also, the cooling system of the device reduces the workload on processor cooling fan. It which ensures that the device does not malfunction due to overheating.

The DS716+II features high-speed USB 3.0 and eSATA ports. These ports which ensure faster data transfer in external storage devices. The USB 3.0 offers transfer speed up to 5 Gbps which is 10 times faster than USB 2.0. The device is capable of high-speed 4K Ultra HD video transcoding. It makes it easy to watch high-res media files without installing third party software.

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synology_dsm6_uiEasy to use OS and high-end security features

The browser-based Synology DiskStation Manager provides an easy to use OS for the NAS. The UI of the OS makes it easy for the user to manage the NAS without any hassle. The device fits into any business model. It serves as central file management and distribution solution. It supports all major operating systems include Mac OS, Linux, and Windows. In some cases, users often delete files from the shared folder. To avoid such cases companies often hire specialized IT administrators. But, in the case of DS716+II, all the deleted files from the shared folders move to a central recycle bin. Thus, it eliminates the need for IT administrators.

The DS716+II provides other security add-ons, like AES encryption, 2-Step verification, IP block and allow list, Antivirus, firewall, and DoS attack prevention. The dedicated software AppArmor stops all type of malware attacks. It keeps the device safe from outside intruders.

As the icing on the cake, the device is eco-friendly as well. It consumes much lesser power in comparison to the other competitors in the market. The Wake on LAN/WAN and scheduled power on and off features further reduces the power usage. Thus, saves a lot of energy and money. Also, all the parts of the device come in with recyclable packing materials. The DS716+II is in the true sense one of the best NAS solutions available in the market.

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