Feature-rich and high-performance NAS server optimised for businesses and homes
Synology DiskStation DS416 is the ideal solution for SMBs and home users seeking to establish a robust, dense, and high-value storage server or private cloud. Featuring a powerful hardware encryption engine, DS416 ensures your encrypted data remains available in an instant.
High-speed data transfer and hardware encryption engine
Featuring a dual-core processor with hardware encryption engine, DS416 delivers blazingly fast file transfer speeds – even when handling encrypted data. With Link Aggregation enabled, DS416 delivers average reading and writing speeds of 220 MB/s and 140 MB/s respectively, while encrypted file transfers remain quickly retrievable, with performance exceeding 146 MB/s reading and 65 MB/s writing.1 That means you can safeguard data without sacrificing performance.
Dual LAN ports with failover and Link Aggregation
Equipped with two Ethernet ports featuring failover and Link Aggregation support, DS416 ensures continual network uptime even if LAN connection malfunction occurs on one port, reducing the chance of service disruption and costly downtime. Link Aggregation improves connection speeds beyond the limits of a single network cable or port.
USB 3.0 ensures speedy transfers to external storage
DS416 optimizes your working experience by enabling faster and more efficient data transfers. Equipped with one USB 3.0 interface in the front panel for quick access, and two USB 3.0 interfaces in the back, for external storage access is made fast and easy.
Easy installation, hassle-free maintenance
Easy installation and hot-swappable disk support ensures easy maintenance and continuous service uptime should a disk need replacement. In addition, DS416 incorporates a passive cooling design to reduce dependency on the dedicated processor cooling fan, thus mitigating any critical point of failure. When the system detects a fan failure, the built-in redundancy mechanism ensures continuous operation until the replacement fan arrives.
Award winning OS - DiskStation Manager
Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM) is a sleek, browser-based operating system running on every DiskStation and RackStation, which makes managing your Synology NAS a breeze. Featuring an intuitive user interface, DSM makes accessing and sharing your data smarter and simpler. Synology's Package Center lets you download and install useful add-on packages designed specifically for individual or business needs, meaning you can enjoy more entertainment in your life or better productivity at work.
Ultimate file center
File Station is a fast and secure feature for sharing and managing your files stored on DS416. Just drag-n-drop and upload data from Mac or PC. Advanced filters make it easy to search for documents, photos, or videos. With built-in FTP or email clients, DS416 lets you organize and share files through an advanced web application effortlessly. You can even share files and folders with others by simply sending a link. Files can be reached on mobile devices via the companion mobile app DS file. HTTPS, SSL/TLS encryption, and link expiry dates also ensure file sharing over the Internet is highly secure.
The most compatible sharing
Enjoy seamless files sharing across Windows®, Mac®, and Linux® platforms as DS416 offers comprehensive network protocol support including FTP, SMB2, AFP, NFS and WebDAV. With Windows AD and LDAP integration, DS416 can fit effortlessly into any existing network environment - there is no need for IT administrators to maintain two sets of credentials. You also won't worry about missing files with the Recycle Bin feature which is supported on AFP, CIFS, File Station, and WebDAV. All files deleted in a shared folder will be automatically moved into the Recycle Bin.
Fit into business environments easily
With the support of Windows AD, LDAP, and Domain Trust, DS416 enables seamless account integration. The User Home feature can automatically create a "home" folder for every user account to minimize the administrator's effort in repeatedly creating "home" folders for all accounts. Windows ACL support on DS416 allows IT administrators to fine tune access controls and set up privileges to files and folders on DS416 through the familiar Windows user interface. With compatibility for major protocols, DS416 can eliminate server configuration overhead and enhance IT administrators’ efficiency.
Offering rich office applications, DS416 can serve as your multi-function server. With add-on packages Mail Server and Mail Station, DS416 can become a dedicated mail server, and let you enjoy complete webmail service. DS416 can become a VPN server or VPN client. The comprehensive VPN service let you access resources remotely while maintaining security protocols. As a printer server, DS416 minimizes businesses' operating costs by sharing printing resources throughout the office. Administration and network tools, such as DNS Server, Directory Server, RADIUS Server, DHCP Server, and Log Center help you manage IT deployment and policies more efficiently. Maximize resource utilization with DS416!
Increase business productivity with cloud solutions
With comprehensive cloud solutions, DS416 lets you create your own private cloud easily. Cloud Station is the perfect package to sync files across multiple devices. Files can be edited in offline mode and later synced to Cloud Station, which keeps up to 32 historical versions, allowing you to restore a file back to previous version or recover deleted files. With the mobile app DS cloud, any change made to a file is automatically synced to your smartphones and tablets. For distributed enterprises, Synology's 2-way sync between different DiskStations ensures employees at different locations share the same information in real-time. IT administrators can handpick individual folders that they want to sync to different devices, manually or automatically based on file format and size. Folders synced by Cloud Station can be encrypted on DSM — no one will be able to access its content without your private key.
Secure your data
DS416 offers advanced security measures to protect you from potential security holes. Security Advisor analyzes system settings, password strength, network preferences and removes any possible malware. AppArmor blocks malicious programs from accessing unauthorized system resources. You can also customize the trust level in Package Center to avoid installing packages from untrusted sources, safeguarding your NAS from unknown or tampered files. In addition, DS416 provides other security add-ons, such as AES encryption, 2-Step verification, IP block & allow list, Antivirus packages, firewall, and DoS attack prevention.
Get mobility with our apps
Synology develops versatile mobile apps — DS note, DS audio, DS video, DS photo+, DS cloud, DS file, DS download and DS cam — allowing you to access and manage the contents of your DS416 with smartphones and tablets. QuickConnect brings an easier network experience as it eliminates complicated router configuration or port forwarding. With Synology mobile apps, your multimedia collection and work files are always on the go.
Eco-friendly NAS server
All Synology NAS is designed with energy efficiency in mind. DS416 only consumes 10.14W in HDD Hibernation and 31.96W in access. The support of Wake on LAN/WAN and scheduled power on and off can further reduce power consumption and operation cost. Synology acknowledges the responsibility as a global citizen, so all Synology products are produced with RoHS compliant parts and packed with recyclable packing materials.
* The performance figures vary on different environments.
Annapurna Labs Alpine AL-212
Dual Core 1.4 GHz
Hardware Encryption Engine
1 GB DDR3
Compatible Drive Type (See all supported drives)
3.5" SATA III / SATA II HDD
2.5" SATA III / SATA II HDD
2.5" SATA III / SATA II SSD
Maximum Internal Raw Capacity
32 TB (8 TB HDD X 4) (Capacity may vary by RAID types)
Maximum Single Volume Size
Hot Swappable Drive
USB 3.0 Port
HFS+ (Read Only, with max. volume size 2TB)
Size (Height X Width X Depth)
165 mm X 203 mm X 233.2 mm
RJ-45 1GbE LAN Port
2 (with Link Aggregation / Failover support)
Wake on LAN/WAN
92 mm X 92 mm X 2 pcs
Fan Speed Mode
Wireless Support (dongle)
Scheduled Power On/Off
Power Supply Unit / Adapter
AC Input Power Voltage
100V to 240V AC
50/60 Hz, Single Phase
31.96 W (Access)
10.14 W (HDD Hibernation)
British Thermal Unit
109.13 BTU/hr (Access)
34.62 BTU/hr (HDD Hibernation)
5°C to 40°C (40°F to 104°F)
-20°C to 60°C (-5°F to 140°F)
5% to 95% RH
FCC Class B
CE Class B
BSMI Class B
Power consumption is measured when fully loaded with Western Digital 1TB WD10EFRX hard drive(s).
Noise Level Testing Environment: Fully loaded with Seagate 1TB ST31000520AS hard drive(s) in idle; Two G.R.A.S. Type 40AE microphones, each set up at 1 meter away from the Synology NAS front and rear; Background noise: 16.49-17.51 dB(A); Temperature: 24.25-25.75˚C; Humidity: 58.2-61.8%
DSM Specifications ( See more )
Maximum Internal Volume Number
Maximum iSCSI Target Number
Maximum iSCSI LUN
Supported RAID Type
Synology Hybrid RAID
Basic to RAID 1
Basic to RAID 5
RAID 1 to RAID 5
RAID 5 to RAID 6
Volume Expansion with Larger HDDs
Synology Hybrid RAID
Volume Expansion by Adding a HDD
Synology Hybrid RAID
Global Hot Spare Supported RAID Type
Synology Hybrid RAID
File Sharing Capacity
Maximum User Accounts
Maximum Shared Folder
Maximum Shared Folder Sync Tasks
Maximum Concurrent CIFS/AFP/FTP Connections
Windows Access Control List (ACL) Integration
NFS Kerberos Authentication
Syslog Events per Second
Add-on Packages (See more)
Maximum Concurrent File Transfers
Maximum Concurrent Download Tasks
Maximum IP cam (Licenses required)
25 (including 2 Free License) (See All Supported IP Cameras)
Total FPS (H.264)*
750 FPS @ 720p (1280x720)
200 FPS @ 1080p (1920×1080)
150 FPS @ 3M (2048x1536)
100 FPS @ 5M (2591x1944)
Total FPS (MJPEG)*
250 FPS @ 720p (1280x720)
100 FPS @ 1080p (1920×1080)
60 FPS @ 3M (2048x1536)
40 FPS @ 5M (2591x1944)
Group 1 (See more)
Surveillance Station throughput is tested with Axis P1347 (H.264@1280x720@30FPS), using continuous recording with live view from Surveillance Station and motion detection by camera. Live view and recording are sharing the same stream from the camera. Recording video is saved every 5 minutes with the limit of archive folder up to 1GB.
Environment & Packaging
Main Unit X 1
Welcome Note X 1
Accessory Pack X 1
AC Power Adapter X 1
AC Power Cord X 1
RJ-45 LAN Cable X 2
Camera License Pack
| Stock code || IBSY-416|
| Brand || Synology|
| Series || DiskStation NAS|
| Model || DS416|
| Type || 4-Bay|
| UPC || 846504002115|
| ROHS || Y|
| Date added || 14/09/2015|
DS416 Spec Information
| Form factor / drive height || 165x203x233mm|
| Platter size || 3.5"|
| Platter (alternate) || 2.5"|
| Cache || 1GB|
| Guarantee || 2yr|
| Processor || Annapurna Labs Alpine AL-212 dual-core 1.4GHz|
| CPU Mark (cpubenchmark.net) || low|
| Total Drives || 4|
| Total Drives (alternate) || 4|
| RAID || 0:1:5:6:|
DS416 Spec Connections
|SATA||SATA 7-pin Discrete with Power||Internal||4|
|USB3||USB3 type A (host)||External||3|
| Speed/RPM || 6Gb/s to Gigabit Ethernet (1,000 Mbit/s)|
| Colour || Black|
| Weight (kg) || 4kg|
| Weight (bare) || 2.04kg|
| External Length (mm) || 300cm|
| External Width (mm) || 300cm|
| External Height (mm) || 250cm|
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