Synology launches the DS416play, an Intel Celeron powered NAS

Synology launches the DS416play, an Intel Celeron powered NAS

Today, Synology announces their DS416play, a powerful NAS designed for media streaming.


Synology boasts quite powerful specs for the DS416play, with being able to transcode a single H.264 4K or triple Full HD 1080p video on the fly. That’s quite a claim.
The DS416play also features dual Gigabit Ethernet jacks, up to 32TB of storage (depending on HDD’s used), 1GB RAM, and up to 225.68 MB/s read and 186.67 MB/s write speeds. The DS416play uses BTRFS for the filesystem, runs DSM 6.0, and even has two USB 3.0 ports on the rear of the device.


The DS416play is available worldwide starting today with more information on the Synology website. The DS416play will run you around $479.99 from Amazon. Want more information? Check out the full press release and datasheet document after the break.

Press Release

Release Date: 2 June 2016

Synology® Introduces DiskStation DS416play

Bringing the next-level of user experience to homes and creative professionals

Taipei, Taiwan—June 2, 2016—Synology® Inc. today launched DiskStation DS416play. The consumer-centric four-bay NAS server, equipped with a 1.6 GHz dual-core processor with a burst frequency up to 2.48 GHz, is a high-performance storage and application server built for home users and creative professionals to store an entire library of content in one place.

“With accelerated performance, DS416play lets you accomplish more tasks in one day,” said Jason Fan, product manager at Synology Inc. “The add-on software packages allow users to organize and access files with ease, extending the capability of NAS and taking it further beyond just data storage.”

Synology DS416play features single channel 4K Ultra HD or triple-channel full HD video transcoding on the fly, allowing users to effortlessly convert media files to the right formats for playback on different devices. DS416play supports a wider selection of file formats, making it easier for users to enjoy their favorite movies via Apple TV, DLNA devices, mobile devices, and computers.

Powered by a 1.6 GHz dual-core processor with a burst frequency up to 2.48 GHz, DS416play achieves faster processing performance exceeding 225 MB/s reading and 186 MB/s writing under RAID 5 configuration in a Windows® environment. Dual gigabit LAN offers failover support ensuring service continuity during hardware replacement or other unexpected situations.

DS416play runs on DiskStation Manager (DSM), the most advanced and intuitive operating system for network-attached storage devices that offers a wide range of applications from backup to multimedia for home and personal uses. While earning the highest overall ranking in the 10th TechTarget Quality Awards survey for mid-range NAS systems, Synology has also received numerous media accolades, including PC Mag Readers’ Choice for five years in a row.

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DS416play is available worldwide immediately.

Synology at a Glance

Synology creates network attached storage, IP surveillance solutions, and network equipment that transform the way users manage data, conduct surveillance, and manage network in the cloud era. By taking full advantage of the latest technologies, Synology aims to help users centralize data storage and backup, share files on-the-go, implement professional surveillance solutions, and manage network in reliable and affordable ways. Synology is committed to delivering products with forward-thinking features and the best in class customer services.

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