Synology DiskStation DS916+ Review


The Synology DS916+ is the latest addition to Synology’s “Plus” series of NAS appliances. It is for IT professionals and small businesses who wants an affordable four-bay network storage with growth in the future. With the Synology DX513 expansion unit, the DS916+ becomes a nine-bay NAS that boasts 90TB of raw storage (9 x 10TB) with great data protection features.

The DS916+ comes in two variants – 2GB and 8GB model. According to Synology’s DS916+ specifications page, higher number of concurrent access is observed for apps like Cloud Station Server, Docker DSM, MailPlus, Surveillance Station, etc. The price difference between the two models is marginal. Both variants are backed by three-years warranty.


Synology DiskStation DS916+ Specifications
Processor Intel Pentium N3710 (Quad Core 1.6 GHz, Burst up to 2.56 GHz)
Memory2GB or 8GB DDR3
EncryptionAES-NI Hardware Encryption Engine
Storage 4 x 3.5"/2.5" SATA II/III; Hot Swappable
Maximum of 9 drives with DX513 Expansion Unit
SSD Support SDD as Read/Write Cache
TRIM support
File System Internal Drives – Btrfs, EXT4
External Drives – Btrfs, EXT4, EXT3, FAT, NTFS, HFS+
RAID Levels Single Disk
RAID 0/1/5/5 + Hot Spare/6/10/Synology Hybrid RAID
Capacity up to 40TB (4 x 10TB)
up to 90TB with DX513 expansion unit (9 x 10TB)
iSCSI Target & Initiator
Networking 2 x 10/100/1000 Mbps
Supports Link Aggregation/Failover
Connectors 3 x USB 3.0
1 x eSATA
Fan 2 x 92mm
Dimensions 165 (H) x 203 (W) x 233.2 (D) mm
Weight 2.04kg
Power Consumption Sleep – 13W
Operation – 30W
Noise Level 19.4 dB(A)


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