- 1. Intro
- 2. Unboxing the Synology DS916+
- 3. Installing the Hard Disks
- 4. Setting up Disk Station Manager
- 5. Setting up the Volume(s)
- 6. Speed Testing the DS916+
- 7. Conclusions
With the DS916+, Synology has added another great product to its “plus” family. This four-bay hot-swappable NAS has the option to expand up to nine hard disks with the DX513 expansion units. The DS916+ features AES-NI hardware to accelerate encryption/ decryption operations. It also comes with a hardware transcoding engine for on-the-fly H.264 4K/ 1080p video transcoding.
The Synology DS916+ is noticeably quieter than my current DS1515+ during sleep and heavy loads and I hardly notice that the DS916+ is on my desk while writing this entry.
Lastly, Synology’s DiskStation Manager (DSM) and the huge library of applications (available in Package Center) makes the Synology DS916+ a great NAS appliance. If you plan to run most-if-not-all the apps, do get the DS916+ 8GB variant.