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Stock code IBSY-216P
Brand Synology
Series DiskStation NAS
Model DS216+

DS216+ Spec Information

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Platter size 3.5"
RAM/Cache 1MB
Total Drives 2
RAID (0/1)
Rack size Desktop
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27/09/2020 | Guest | GB Flag |
What is the maximum storage DS216+ NAS can handle?
It is better to ask SPAN for free compatibility checks. But as today you could fill it with 2X 18TB Seagate Ironwolf. This would give you a total raw storage of 36TB
26/09/2020 | Guest | GB Flag |
Can I use any drives with this NAS?
Yes, but we would recommend to use WD Red or Seagate Ironwolf. They consume less energy and generate less vibration and noise.
25/09/2020 | Guest | GB Flag |
Can I upgrade the RAM on this NAS?
Yes, it will work with Samsung, WD or Seagate SSD. In fact this will improve the internal speed and make apps run faster.
24/09/2020 | Guest | GB Flag |
Is this enclosure suitable for a SSD - such as Samsung EVO SATA III SSD
22/02/2016 | Dave | US Flag |
Comparison of the specs between the Synology DS216+ and DS716+ indicate that the DS216+ is not "supported" as virtualization storage (e.g. Hyper-V, VMWare, etc.), but the DS716+ is "supported". This is confusing to me as they both run the latest version of DSM 5.2 and should both run 6.0 when released. What is different about the DS716+ that allows this to be "supported" versus the DS216+? The price differential on Amazon.com is about 150 USD. I don't need the expansion capability of the DS716+; I only need 2 disks.
Hi Dave,


Yes both units use the same DSM but what make the difference in these two units is the DS716+ is far more powerful. It has 2GB of RAM compared with the 216+ 1GB and a Quad core CPU compared the 216+ Dual core.
Here is a nice side by side comparison:



https://www.span.com/compare/DS216+-vs-DS716+/53375-51145 


SPAN.COM tech team
09/02/2016 | trickypirate4 | GB Flag |
Should I buy the DS214+, DS215+ or this new DS216+? I've never owned a NAS before. It would just be for home use. My main goal is to have my large collection of MP3s, WAV files, pictures and videos (mostly 1080p and 720p mp4) compiled in one place, and mirrored on both drives. I am not sure if I really need transcoding, since I just plan to stream the videos to my Samsung Smart TV (right now, the TV is capable of reading the video files from a connected USB drive without a problem.) I don't really need to watch the videos on any mobile device. I do want to be able to play the MP3 files from any computer in my home, as well as on my phone when I am traveling. It looks like the DS214+ advantages are more USB-3 ports and dual NIC. It does not support transcoding, 4k video or PLEX? The DS216+ advantage is that it is capable of transcoding, supports 4k video, and it is able to run PLEX? --- Your videos are very informative, and have been extremely helpful. Thanks!
For your first NAS, this unit is a very good middle ground. You will not see any slow down in the tasks you require from it and it will provide an admirable benchmark across most traditional NAS requirements. If you are just about the buy a NAS I would recommend buying the latest unit in a series typically anyway because: 1, the prices will always be very close regardless of release date (all use the same software that is updated regularly) 2, Warranty concerns - in the event of any kind of failure, ideally you want replacement of the unit and your hard drive data to be able to communicate with a new device. If you bought the older ds214+ device and then it failed a year or 2 from now, and they no nlonger support it (maybe giving you a newer unit), then there is no guarantee that your hard drives (filled with data) will migrate successfully. 3, The CPU on the latest device of these 3 is the most PLEX compatible by FAR. All can host a Plex Media Server, but if you are using media sizes/types that are not ideal from other devices (eg a 1080P MKV file going to an android smartphone) then the NAS will have to transcode (change the file) to a format that is workable - this takes CPU and RAM... if you haven;t seen my video on PLEX, use the link at the bottom. If you are convinced/curious, why not buy the Synology DS216+ from us at SPAN.COM and we can do the setup, installation, checks, RAID etc so you have a NAS that is ready to go out the box! We are UK based but ship worldwide at very competitive rate. View the Synology DS216 plus via the link below (add hard drives using the TB buttons): https://www.span.com/product/Synology-2-Bay-DiskStation-NAS-DS216+-SATA-HD-RAID-0-1~53375 Oh and here is that PLEX Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Hzd_HI3PIg


SPAN.COM tech team
09/02/2016 | Doe John | GB Flag |
Its a hoax or what? the 215+ had usb3-s on the back. also it had 2 ethernet port for link aggregation for example. also it had a different front from the nonplus versions. i hope you are mistaken here, in almost every point. the other case is that synology fucked up the + series, hugely...
Sadly, it is all true. I am concerned that Synology have somewhat 'nerfed' this unit to keep it split between the DS216 and the DS716+... It does seem bizarre to think that they have added 4K support and AES-NI, but USB 2.0 and a dual core CPU... all this is happening whilst QNAP are pushing some real big specs units at 50-100 quid cheaper... a little worrying to the NAS market in general.


SPAN.COM tech team
09/02/2016 | Marco c | GB Flag |
But why still no H265 support ? cpu power should be enough
Hard to say...could very well be another attempt by synology to place this unit between the DS216 and DS716+ Also the CPU architecture is a factor.

Also, In case you were curious, the DS216+ from Synology has released and is available now here https://www.span.com/product/Synology-2-Bay-DiskStation-NAS-DS216+-SATA-HD-RAID-0-1~53375

Compare the DS216 vs The DS716+ vs The DS216+ here https://www.span.com/compare/DS216-vs-DS216+-vs-DS716+/52858-53375-51145


SPAN.COM tech team
09/02/2016 | I want to buy my first NAS, and I am between | GB Flag |
I want to buy my first NAS, and I am between the DS216+ and DS215+. I just dont like that the DS216+ doesnt have USB3 on the back. Even the DS216 has it. I want to connect to my network with an usb 3.0 wifi AC1200 adaptor. That is why I doubting which one to buy. Any recommendation?

Well, straight away you touched onto one of my main grips with the DS216+ - those USB 2.0 ports! One cannot help but feel that this has been done as to keep in in a pricing structure with the other units behind (DS216) and ahead (DS716+) of it. Thereby avoiding sales conflict... sigh... Anyway, If your heart is set on a Synology Unit, then I would recommend the Synology DS216PLAY for your needs, though it is noticeable lower in terms of Hardware, it has the USB port you seek, uses the same software (as of course all the units do) and it noticeable lower in price

Synology have only just released their Software verion 6.0 and you are fortunate enough to arrive just in time to enjoy it! Prior to this version the QNAP certainly had the edge. Never the less, of the two units, based on your first comment, I think deciding between the two comes down to (and please forgive the vulgar over-simplification) if you are running a predominantly MAC based setup, go for the Synology. If it's mainly windows - go for the QNAP. If it's a mix of both, go for the Synology... I know this sounds a bit 'cave-man', but it mostly comes down to how well the NAS unit works with your set up on this point. Now Synology is on ver 6.0 it is a very even playing field and almost all features and capabilities of software are identical (though of course there are hardware disparities). Even the design is very subjective and most users (just going by the comments I reply to and the units SPAN.COM sell) who are Android users seem to prefer the QNAP QTS software look... Mac Users like the less technical and more graphic interface of the Synology... this isn't full proof and of course there are exceptions. So, how technical are you prepared/want to be? with QNAP you save a little money and have more powerful hardware but it comes with a slight learning curve and all information available up front?. Or do you pay more for less hardware power but a more user-friendly interface (with advanced options available but not immediately available)?

SPAN.COM tech team
09/02/2016 | Mystic Guru | GB Flag |
You hinted at the quality of transcoding, which makes me wonder; how well does the DS716+ transcode files? Is it going to be herky-jerky or long pauses, for instance?

it transcodes them exceptionally well.. I only really hint at different kinds of transcoding such as in Plex, which is a different kettle of fish and something that people often get mixed up with real transcoding between the Synology NAS and a Synology Native App

SPAN.COM tech team
09/02/2016 | Tomas Lindberg | GB Flag |
very good video indeed, i was about to go for the ds216+ but changed my opinion now. can you comment on if its possible to move existing disks from a ds211j to a ds716+ without any hassle?

It's likely to carry over ok... have you been updating the firmware on your DS211J regularly? However both Synology and myself would argue that it is not fulproof and it would be worthwhile to back up your data first. Alternatively, buy the DS716+ and 2 drives, then sync the new device up with the old device over sync station and carry the data over easily. then at least you have the old unit to work as a backup (again over cloud station over a synchronized schedule), and then you can have the drives in the newer device in a RAID 0 (as you will have covered both redundancy AND backing up with the connection of the old device. If however your old device has failed (hence the need for the newer unit), then buy an additional Synology DX213 (quite cheap, only just over £110 or so) and do the same as above. Sound ok?

SPAN.COM tech team
09/02/2016 | Francisco Pires | GB Flag |
What about ds216play vs ds216+? Is the 64 bit processor really worth it? (All the other features are useless to me, including hot swap and ports)

Why not check out our latest video - I think it will help with your decision. Fair warning... it's a long one! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40jutzZp69E&lc=z13jh5ibhrjigt3k322igp1g5w3ccvt4c04

SPAN.COM tech team
08/02/2016 | David C | GB Flag |
What is the best drive to be used with this NAS.
Hi David,

We recomend Western Digital Red's drives but any of the other NAS drives would work very well
Seagate NAS
HGST NAS

Regards,

SPAN.COM tech team
26/01/2016 | Nick | GB Flag |
Why this nas is for cheaper price than the one on Amazon. Is it the same model ds216+?
This is the same Synology DS216+ as sold by anyone, including Amazon.

We do not know how Amazon decide what price to sell products for...


SPAN.COM tech team
09/01/2016 | Kara | GB Flag |
I have placed my pre-order for the synology DS216+ but have a few questions.

1. Will the DS216plus be released this month?

2. Can I expand the RAM on the DS216 plus or is it just the 1GB of DDR3 memory?

3. What are the largest drives I can put in the DS 216+ ?

4. Can I use this for a Plex Media Server? or just a Kodi media server at home?

Looking for ward to hearing from you. Please notify me when this unit is in stock and whether I will get one in the first batch.

K

Thank you for your pre-order.


 


We will be receiving a consignment of the DS216+ i nthe lat week of the month and then more after. You will definitely receive your order from the first batch. To answer your questions directly. 


1) Yes, it the release date for the Synology DS216+ is around the 26th of Jan 2016.

2) The RAM cannot be upgraded and is at 1GB of DDR3 as stated.

3) Currently the largest hard drives you can install in the DS216+ are 8TB NAS drives such as the ones in the links below, however there are soon to be 10TB drives available (non NAS HDDs)


Seagate 8TB NAS drive - https://www.span.com/product/Seagate-Enterprise-NAS-HDD-ST8000NE0001-3-5-SATA-6Gb-8TB-7200rpm~51060

WD Red 6TB Hard Drive - https://www.span.com/product/Western-Digital-Red-WD60EFRX-3-5-SATA-6Gb-6TB-5400-7200~45997

4) You can certainly use the Synology DS216+ as a Plex Media server and as a KODI media server - you can even run both at the same time and gain all the benefits! Don't forget 'Emby' too!


Thank you once again for your order and thank you for choosing SPAN.COM for your NAS needs.

Kind regards,

Robbie - SPAN.COM tech team

07/01/2016 | Ted | GB Flag |
I can not wait. When ds 216+ (plus) will be released and shipping? What is gonna be a buy price?
We are due our first batch at the end of January, and the price should be similar to the DS215+

If you would like to reserve one, please contact us directly with your details, as these are sure to be popular!


SPAN.COM tech team



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Synology DiskStation NAS DS216+ 2-Bay

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7.8

OVERALL

DESIGN rating score 9.00

FEATURES rating score 7.00

PERFORMANCE rating score 7.00

VALUE FOR MONEY
rating score 8.00
  PROS
designClean design, Metal and in keeping with the rest of the Synology 2 Bay Series
featuresGood solid Synology NAS with all the support you would expect from their PLUS series.
performanceExcellent Read and Write transmission speeds via a single LAN port as well as AES-NI Encryption and 4K support is a bonus.
valueFor the money, you are getting a well rounded NAS and msot certainly on of the leaders of the 2 BAY NAS market today.

  CONS
featuresThe inclusion of USB 2.0 and only 1 gigabit LAN port is a little underwhelming.
performanceThough the performance figures are very good for a 2 Bay devices, you may see occasional performance dips when accessing excessive media streams and with Plex.
valueLack of HDMI port may put off media users to a lesser degree


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Stock code IBSY-216P
Brand Synology
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DS216+ Spec Information

RPM null
Platter size 3.5"
RAM/Cache 1MB
Total Drives 2
RAID (0/1)
Rack size Desktop
Number of bays null
OS Support - Windows null null null null
OS Support - Mac/OSX null
OS Support - Linux null
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27/09/2020 | Guest | GB Flag |
What is the maximum storage DS216+ NAS can handle?
It is better to ask SPAN for free compatibility checks. But as today you could fill it with 2X 18TB Seagate Ironwolf. This would give you a total raw storage of 36TB
26/09/2020 | Guest | GB Flag |
Can I use any drives with this NAS?
Yes, but we would recommend to use WD Red or Seagate Ironwolf. They consume less energy and generate less vibration and noise.
25/09/2020 | Guest | GB Flag |
Can I upgrade the RAM on this NAS?
Yes, it will work with Samsung, WD or Seagate SSD. In fact this will improve the internal speed and make apps run faster.
24/09/2020 | Guest | GB Flag |
Is this enclosure suitable for a SSD - such as Samsung EVO SATA III SSD
22/02/2016 | Dave | US Flag |
Comparison of the specs between the Synology DS216+ and DS716+ indicate that the DS216+ is not "supported" as virtualization storage (e.g. Hyper-V, VMWare, etc.), but the DS716+ is "supported". This is confusing to me as they both run the latest version of DSM 5.2 and should both run 6.0 when released. What is different about the DS716+ that allows this to be "supported" versus the DS216+? The price differential on Amazon.com is about 150 USD. I don't need the expansion capability of the DS716+; I only need 2 disks.
Hi Dave,


Yes both units use the same DSM but what make the difference in these two units is the DS716+ is far more powerful. It has 2GB of RAM compared with the 216+ 1GB and a Quad core CPU compared the 216+ Dual core.
Here is a nice side by side comparison:



https://www.span.com/compare/DS216+-vs-DS716+/53375-51145 


SPAN.COM tech team
09/02/2016 | trickypirate4 | GB Flag |
Should I buy the DS214+, DS215+ or this new DS216+? I've never owned a NAS before. It would just be for home use. My main goal is to have my large collection of MP3s, WAV files, pictures and videos (mostly 1080p and 720p mp4) compiled in one place, and mirrored on both drives. I am not sure if I really need transcoding, since I just plan to stream the videos to my Samsung Smart TV (right now, the TV is capable of reading the video files from a connected USB drive without a problem.) I don't really need to watch the videos on any mobile device. I do want to be able to play the MP3 files from any computer in my home, as well as on my phone when I am traveling. It looks like the DS214+ advantages are more USB-3 ports and dual NIC. It does not support transcoding, 4k video or PLEX? The DS216+ advantage is that it is capable of transcoding, supports 4k video, and it is able to run PLEX? --- Your videos are very informative, and have been extremely helpful. Thanks!
For your first NAS, this unit is a very good middle ground. You will not see any slow down in the tasks you require from it and it will provide an admirable benchmark across most traditional NAS requirements. If you are just about the buy a NAS I would recommend buying the latest unit in a series typically anyway because: 1, the prices will always be very close regardless of release date (all use the same software that is updated regularly) 2, Warranty concerns - in the event of any kind of failure, ideally you want replacement of the unit and your hard drive data to be able to communicate with a new device. If you bought the older ds214+ device and then it failed a year or 2 from now, and they no nlonger support it (maybe giving you a newer unit), then there is no guarantee that your hard drives (filled with data) will migrate successfully. 3, The CPU on the latest device of these 3 is the most PLEX compatible by FAR. All can host a Plex Media Server, but if you are using media sizes/types that are not ideal from other devices (eg a 1080P MKV file going to an android smartphone) then the NAS will have to transcode (change the file) to a format that is workable - this takes CPU and RAM... if you haven;t seen my video on PLEX, use the link at the bottom. If you are convinced/curious, why not buy the Synology DS216+ from us at SPAN.COM and we can do the setup, installation, checks, RAID etc so you have a NAS that is ready to go out the box! We are UK based but ship worldwide at very competitive rate. View the Synology DS216 plus via the link below (add hard drives using the TB buttons): https://www.span.com/product/Synology-2-Bay-DiskStation-NAS-DS216+-SATA-HD-RAID-0-1~53375 Oh and here is that PLEX Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Hzd_HI3PIg


SPAN.COM tech team
09/02/2016 | Doe John | GB Flag |
Its a hoax or what? the 215+ had usb3-s on the back. also it had 2 ethernet port for link aggregation for example. also it had a different front from the nonplus versions. i hope you are mistaken here, in almost every point. the other case is that synology fucked up the + series, hugely...
Sadly, it is all true. I am concerned that Synology have somewhat 'nerfed' this unit to keep it split between the DS216 and the DS716+... It does seem bizarre to think that they have added 4K support and AES-NI, but USB 2.0 and a dual core CPU... all this is happening whilst QNAP are pushing some real big specs units at 50-100 quid cheaper... a little worrying to the NAS market in general.


SPAN.COM tech team
09/02/2016 | Marco c | GB Flag |
But why still no H265 support ? cpu power should be enough
Hard to say...could very well be another attempt by synology to place this unit between the DS216 and DS716+ Also the CPU architecture is a factor.

Also, In case you were curious, the DS216+ from Synology has released and is available now here https://www.span.com/product/Synology-2-Bay-DiskStation-NAS-DS216+-SATA-HD-RAID-0-1~53375

Compare the DS216 vs The DS716+ vs The DS216+ here https://www.span.com/compare/DS216-vs-DS216+-vs-DS716+/52858-53375-51145


SPAN.COM tech team
09/02/2016 | I want to buy my first NAS, and I am between | GB Flag |
I want to buy my first NAS, and I am between the DS216+ and DS215+. I just dont like that the DS216+ doesnt have USB3 on the back. Even the DS216 has it. I want to connect to my network with an usb 3.0 wifi AC1200 adaptor. That is why I doubting which one to buy. Any recommendation?

Well, straight away you touched onto one of my main grips with the DS216+ - those USB 2.0 ports! One cannot help but feel that this has been done as to keep in in a pricing structure with the other units behind (DS216) and ahead (DS716+) of it. Thereby avoiding sales conflict... sigh... Anyway, If your heart is set on a Synology Unit, then I would recommend the Synology DS216PLAY for your needs, though it is noticeable lower in terms of Hardware, it has the USB port you seek, uses the same software (as of course all the units do) and it noticeable lower in price

Synology have only just released their Software verion 6.0 and you are fortunate enough to arrive just in time to enjoy it! Prior to this version the QNAP certainly had the edge. Never the less, of the two units, based on your first comment, I think deciding between the two comes down to (and please forgive the vulgar over-simplification) if you are running a predominantly MAC based setup, go for the Synology. If it's mainly windows - go for the QNAP. If it's a mix of both, go for the Synology... I know this sounds a bit 'cave-man', but it mostly comes down to how well the NAS unit works with your set up on this point. Now Synology is on ver 6.0 it is a very even playing field and almost all features and capabilities of software are identical (though of course there are hardware disparities). Even the design is very subjective and most users (just going by the comments I reply to and the units SPAN.COM sell) who are Android users seem to prefer the QNAP QTS software look... Mac Users like the less technical and more graphic interface of the Synology... this isn't full proof and of course there are exceptions. So, how technical are you prepared/want to be? with QNAP you save a little money and have more powerful hardware but it comes with a slight learning curve and all information available up front?. Or do you pay more for less hardware power but a more user-friendly interface (with advanced options available but not immediately available)?

SPAN.COM tech team
09/02/2016 | Mystic Guru | GB Flag |
You hinted at the quality of transcoding, which makes me wonder; how well does the DS716+ transcode files? Is it going to be herky-jerky or long pauses, for instance?

it transcodes them exceptionally well.. I only really hint at different kinds of transcoding such as in Plex, which is a different kettle of fish and something that people often get mixed up with real transcoding between the Synology NAS and a Synology Native App

SPAN.COM tech team
09/02/2016 | Tomas Lindberg | GB Flag |
very good video indeed, i was about to go for the ds216+ but changed my opinion now. can you comment on if its possible to move existing disks from a ds211j to a ds716+ without any hassle?

It's likely to carry over ok... have you been updating the firmware on your DS211J regularly? However both Synology and myself would argue that it is not fulproof and it would be worthwhile to back up your data first. Alternatively, buy the DS716+ and 2 drives, then sync the new device up with the old device over sync station and carry the data over easily. then at least you have the old unit to work as a backup (again over cloud station over a synchronized schedule), and then you can have the drives in the newer device in a RAID 0 (as you will have covered both redundancy AND backing up with the connection of the old device. If however your old device has failed (hence the need for the newer unit), then buy an additional Synology DX213 (quite cheap, only just over £110 or so) and do the same as above. Sound ok?

SPAN.COM tech team
09/02/2016 | Francisco Pires | GB Flag |
What about ds216play vs ds216+? Is the 64 bit processor really worth it? (All the other features are useless to me, including hot swap and ports)

Why not check out our latest video - I think it will help with your decision. Fair warning... it's a long one! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40jutzZp69E&lc=z13jh5ibhrjigt3k322igp1g5w3ccvt4c04

SPAN.COM tech team
08/02/2016 | David C | GB Flag |
What is the best drive to be used with this NAS.
Hi David,

We recomend Western Digital Red's drives but any of the other NAS drives would work very well
Seagate NAS
HGST NAS

Regards,

SPAN.COM tech team
26/01/2016 | Nick | GB Flag |
Why this nas is for cheaper price than the one on Amazon. Is it the same model ds216+?
This is the same Synology DS216+ as sold by anyone, including Amazon.

We do not know how Amazon decide what price to sell products for...


SPAN.COM tech team
09/01/2016 | Kara | GB Flag |
I have placed my pre-order for the synology DS216+ but have a few questions.

1. Will the DS216plus be released this month?

2. Can I expand the RAM on the DS216 plus or is it just the 1GB of DDR3 memory?

3. What are the largest drives I can put in the DS 216+ ?

4. Can I use this for a Plex Media Server? or just a Kodi media server at home?

Looking for ward to hearing from you. Please notify me when this unit is in stock and whether I will get one in the first batch.

K

Thank you for your pre-order.


 


We will be receiving a consignment of the DS216+ i nthe lat week of the month and then more after. You will definitely receive your order from the first batch. To answer your questions directly. 


1) Yes, it the release date for the Synology DS216+ is around the 26th of Jan 2016.

2) The RAM cannot be upgraded and is at 1GB of DDR3 as stated.

3) Currently the largest hard drives you can install in the DS216+ are 8TB NAS drives such as the ones in the links below, however there are soon to be 10TB drives available (non NAS HDDs)


Seagate 8TB NAS drive - https://www.span.com/product/Seagate-Enterprise-NAS-HDD-ST8000NE0001-3-5-SATA-6Gb-8TB-7200rpm~51060

WD Red 6TB Hard Drive - https://www.span.com/product/Western-Digital-Red-WD60EFRX-3-5-SATA-6Gb-6TB-5400-7200~45997

4) You can certainly use the Synology DS216+ as a Plex Media server and as a KODI media server - you can even run both at the same time and gain all the benefits! Don't forget 'Emby' too!


Thank you once again for your order and thank you for choosing SPAN.COM for your NAS needs.

Kind regards,

Robbie - SPAN.COM tech team

07/01/2016 | Ted | GB Flag |
I can not wait. When ds 216+ (plus) will be released and shipping? What is gonna be a buy price?
We are due our first batch at the end of January, and the price should be similar to the DS215+

If you would like to reserve one, please contact us directly with your details, as these are sure to be popular!


SPAN.COM tech team



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