Overview: Synology DS916+

September 3, 2017 0 By urbantechnoobs

The DS916+ is Synology’s offering to the Small office and Home office(SOHO) market, and somehow, in our opinion, it would tickle the fancy of people who would want to have a Network Attached Storage(NAS) in their homes.

Inside the DS916+ is a quad-core Intel Pentium N3710 processor that has a clock speed of 1.6Ghz which boosts up to 2.56Ghz. The processor is accompanied by an 8GB of DDR3 memory. However, if the 8GB seems a little too much, there is a version with a 2GB memory.

Led indicators are found up front the DS916+ along with the power button and an additional USB 3.0 port. And as we all know, these LED indicators will give us a hint of what’s happening with the drives within DS916+.

Out of the box, the DS916+ comes with 4 Drive bays that are compatible with 2.5” and 3.5” Hard Drives. Each of the drive bay can support a Hard Drive with up to 10TB of storage space, that’ll be about 40TB all in all if you are to max out each bay. Two 92mm fans keep the Hard drives cool.

If four Drive bays aren’t enough or if additional storage space is needed, the DS916+ can be expanded up to 9 Drive bays through the use of Expansion Units, which are sold separately. The Expansion Units that can be partnered with the DS916+ are the DX513 and DX213.

The Expansion Unit can be attached through the eSATA Port located at the back of the DS916+, also seen at the back are two USB 3.0 ports, two 1GbE LAN ports, and a power port. The LAN ports have Link Aggregation and Failover capability.

And just like the DS916+, the Expansion Units can also support up to 10TB of storage space. So, if you are to max out each Drive bays of a DS916+ and a DX513, that would give you a whopping 90TB of storage space! If an even faster access to frequently used files is needed, the DS916+ supports the Read/Write Cache capability of SSDs.