Synology DiskStation DS416 and DS216play aim at 4K video streaming

Synology has unveiled a pair of new network attached storage solutions called the DS416 and the DS216play. Both of the storage devices are optimized for task processing while the DS416 gets additional hardware including a hardware encryption engine. The DS216play is able to transcode 4K video on the fly.

The DS416 is aimed at the small business or home user that needs lots of storage on a budget. The device has a 1.4GHz dual-core CPU and a dedicated hardware encryption engine, 1GB of RAM, and dual LAN ports. It can reach transfer speeds of 221.05 MB/s read and over 139.51 MB/s write.

DS416 models have three USB ports and drives are hot swappable. The DS216play is aimed at video transcoding and streaming duties. It has a real-time 1080p H.264 and 4K H.265 Ultra HD video transcoding capability. It can then stream 4K videos to digital media players, mobile phones, and computers without needing a third party video player.

It has a 1.5GHz dual-core processor and 1GB of RAM. It can reach 107 MB/s read and 91 MB/sec write speeds when using RAID 1. The DS216play is also designed to be energy efficient consuming 15W of power in use and 6.8W during disk hibernation. The DS416 sells for $479.99 and the DS216play sells for $299.99 and both are shipping now without storage drives.

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