Synology DiskStation DS916+ Review


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.


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