Overview: Synology DS916+September 3, 2017
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.
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+.
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.