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Synology DS416play Four-Bay Consumer NAS Review

By: Tyler Bernath | SOHO NAS/DAS in Storage | Posted: Jul 20, 2016 1:10 pm
TweakTown Rating: 90%Manufacturer: Synology

Packaging and a Closer Look

 

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Starting with packaging as I tend to do, the DS416play has a no frills approach with its plain brown box and sticker above. The sticker includes all the information about the NAS including bay count, LAN ports, and features.

 

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The scope of delivery of this solution includes the power adapter, Ethernet cable, and set of screws for securing your drives.

 

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The front of the NAS has that glossy bay cover we have all come to love while the right side houses all the LEDs, power button, and USB 3.0 port

 

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Upon removing the bay cover, each tray is unlatched at the top and then slides out. Bays are numbered by dots above the trays.

 

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The trays are the tool-less type with plastic bars that snap in and lock your drives with pins.

 

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The backplane has slots that are ready for SAS drives, although we haven't tested the functionality to know if they are fully supported.

 

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The rear of the unit carries a rather simple I/O. This includes dual gigabit LAN at the top left while USB 3.0 is placed on the right and power next to it.

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