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Synology DS116 [12 months warranty]

  • Discontinued Synology models come with 12-months warranty
  • Unopened in packaging and like new
  • These discounts apply while supplies last!

Product Description DS116

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DiskStation DS116
Synology® DiskStation DS116 is a compact 1-bay NAS server with outstanding performance, bringing you a novel way to store, share, stream and synchronize data in your daily life. With comprehensive business and multimedia applications, DS116 is designed to boost up productivity and let you enjoy multimedia content effortlessly. 

Optimal Price/Performance Ratio
Synology DS116 is a compact, all-purpose 1- bay NAS with supreme performance, designed to make your daily data storage simpler than ever. Equipped with a Marvell® ARMADA™ dualcore CPU and 1GB DDR3 RAM, DS116 delivers high performance – 112.53 MB/s reading speed and 111.41 MB/s writing speed – in a Windows® environment. Powered with a hardware encryption engine, DS116 excels with its high-speed encrypted data transmission – over 61.13 MB/s for reading and 46.07 MB/s for writing – making itself one of the best NAS available today. DS116 comes with built-in floating-point unit support that allows quick thumbnail generation for your photos. The dual USB 3.0 ports on the rear panel can provide high speed data transmission to a large variety of external USB devices, including Wi-Fi dongles, printers, external hard drives and more.

Supported by numerous feature-rich applications, DS116 turns your hard drive into a versatile storage server, which acts not only as your private cloud for anywhere access, but also as a backup device, online photo album, local storage of your public cloud data, 24/7 download portal, and so much more.

Cross-Platform File Sharing and Data Synchronization
Synology DS116 supports comprehensive network protocols, ensuring a seamless file sharing experience across Windows®, Mac®, and Linux® platforms. Windows AD and LDAP integration allow DS116 to fit quickly and effortlessly into any existing network environment without the necessity to recreate user accounts. Cloud Sync keeps your Dropbox, Google™ Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, Baidu and Box storages in sync with your personal DiskStation at home. The Cloud Station Suite allows you to sync files among multiple devices — Windows PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android™ tablets/phones — effortlessly keeping everything up-to-date. All the seamless file sharing over the Internet is protected at a high security level with the HTTPS, firewall, and IP auto-block mechanisms supported by DS116.

Comprehensive Office Applications
With Synology DS116 and its rich business applications, you can boost personal productivity and therefore become more efficient at work. SpreadSheet allows you to create, edit and simultaneously collaborate on a spreadsheet with multiple users on any browser, and share it with a specific group of people effortlessly. VPN Server offers an easy VPN solution that turns your Synology DS116 into a VPN server, providing a secure way of connecting to a private LAN from a remote location. RADIUS Server strengthens network security by overseeing wireless access authentication via the RADIUS (Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service) networking protocol. Surveillance Station offers a centralized interface to manage IP cameras deployed in your office or home, allowing users traveling miles away to safeguard their personal environment by watching live views, recording events, and taking snapshots with a computer or iOS/Android device.

Extensive Multimedia Features
With various tools supported by DS116, managing your multimedia content has never been easier. Photo Station’s intuitive design allows you to effortlessly organize photos into customized categories, smart albums, and blog posts; as well as link them to social networking websites like Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, and Weibo with just a few clicks. Audio Station comes with a built-in lyrics plugin, Internet radios, and support for DLNA®, AirPlay®, and Bluetooth speakers for quality playback. With Video Station, you can watch movies and TV shows online or directly through the DS video app on Apple TV.

DLNA-Certified Media Server
As a certified DLNA DMS (Digital Media Server), DS116 serves as a ready media server with the capability to host digital multimedia content for remote playback. DLNA-compliant devices can access the shared content on DS116 in the same local area network without fussing over privilege settings. DS116 not only makes your multimedia files accessible without preconfiguration, but also transforms your mobile device into a remote control through Synology mobile apps. Movies, photos, and music can be immediately streamed to your TV or players, right from the palm of your hand.

Anywhere/Anytime Availability
QuickConnect and EZ-Internet configure your DS116 to be accessed over the Internet with minimal effort. Multimedia content is downright accessbble via Synology’s popular mobile apps like DS photo, DS audio, and DS video. DS download, DS file, and DS cloud allow file download/access/synchronization from anywhere at any time.

Energy-efficient with Cool and Quiet Design
All Synology NAS are designed with energy efficiency in mind. Inside DS116, there’s a 60 x 60 mm fan with smart airflow functions that keep the system running cool 24/7. DS116 consumes minimal power at only 10.68 watts during access and 6.28 watts during hard drive hibernation. The noise dampening design makes DS116 quiet compared to its PC counterparts. The support of Wake on LAN/WAN, scheduled power on/off can further reduce power consumption and operation cost.

All Synology products are produced with RoHS compliant parts and packed with recyclable packing materials. Synology acknowledges the responsibility as a global citizen to continually work to reduce the environmental impact of every product produced.

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Type Tower
CPU Marvell ARMADA 385 88F6820 dual-core 1.8GHz
Nr. of HDD slots 1 slot
Harddisk interface 2,5'' SATA II, 2,5'' SATA III, 3,5'' SATA II, 3,5'' SATA III
External interface 2x USB 3.0
Encryption Hardware based
Link aggregation No
Redundant power supply No
Wireless No: Optional
Specials Cloud function
Package content DS416j main unit
Welcome note
Accessory pack
AC power adapter
RJ-45 LAN cable
Warranty 1 year
EAN Code 4711174722280

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CPU Marvell ARMADA 385 88F6820 dual-core 1.8GHz
Hardware encryption engine Yes
Floating point unit Yes
RAM size DDR3 1GB
Compatible drive type 3.5 inch or 2.5 inch SATA III/II x 1 (hard drives not included. Disk holders are required for 2.5inch drives.)
Max internal raw capacity 8TB (1 x 8TB hard drive)
External ports USB 3.0 port x 2
Size (HxWxD) 166mm x 71mm x 224mm
Weight 0.7 kg
LAN Gigabit (RJ-45) x 1
Wireless support Yes (wireless dongles not included)
Wake on LAN/WAN Yes
Scheduled power on/off Yes
AC input power voltage 100V to 240V AC
Operating temperature 5C to 40C (40F to 104F)
Storage temperature -20C to 60C (-5F to 140F)
Relative humidity 5% to 95% RH

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