The Synology DS916+ versus The Synology DS415+ NAS – The Synology Old v New Comparison

The Synology DS916+ vs The Synology DS415+ - The Synology 4-Bay Plus Series NAS Comparison with NASCompares

Is the Newer Synology DS916+ better than the Older DS415+

ds415play1 The DS415+ same as the DS916+ (2GB) is made by Synology. People often choose Synology because of user friendly interface as well as being suited for Mac and Windows based environments. It is relatively easy to set up and use, and those who are new to Network Attached Storage are advised to go for the Synology. Unlike the DS916+ (2GB) this box has the Intel Atom Quad Core 2.4 GHz processor. With its ATOM processor, this box should have no trouble transcoding your videos up to 720P via the native MANUFACTURER apps. Just like the DS916+ (2GB) this box has 2GB RAM.

Both units are:

  • DLNA Certified
  • Both feature hardware suitable for Plex Media Servers upto 720p
  • Both can be used for Backup Images
  • Both support migration with 3rd Party Cloud Services
  • Both support jbod, raid 0, 1, 5, 6 AND 10
  • Both are compatible with Windows and Mac Environments
  • Both have multiple IOS and Android Apps available
  • Both have Multi-Lingual Language Support
  • Both use and Btrfs and EXT 4 internal File System
  • Both have low power, hibernation and fan control

Highlight Differences with Robbie at SPANTV:

Hardware Specifications comparing the DS916+ and the DS415+
Model Name Synology DS916+

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Synology DS415+

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  £386 £366
CPU
CPU Model Intel Pentium N3710 Intel Atom C2538
CPU Architecture 64-bit 64-bit
CPU Frequency Quad Core 1.6 burst up to 2.56 GHz Quad Core 2.4 GHz
Floating Point
Hardware Encryption Engine (AES-NI)
Hardware Transcoding Engine H.264 (AVC), MPEG-2 and VC-1; maximum resolution: 4K (4096 x 2160); maximum frame rate per second (FPS): 30
Memory
System Memory 2 / 8 GB DDR3 2 GB DDR3
Storage
Drive Bay(s) 4 4
Maximum Drive Bays with Expansion Unit 9 Independent Volume +5
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

·         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) 32 TB (8 TB HDD x 4) (Capacity may vary by RAID types)
Maximum Raw Capacity with Expansion Units 72 TB (8 TB HDD x 9) (Capacity may vary by RAID types) Independent Volume
Maximum Single Volume Size ·         108 TB ·         108 TB
Hot Swappable Drive
External Ports
USB 2.0 Port 0 1
USB 3.0 Port 3 2
eSATA Port 1 1
File System
Internal Drives ·         Btrfs

·         EXT4

·         Btrfs

·         EXT4

External Drives ·         Btrfs

·         EXT4

·         EXT3

·         FAT

·         NTFS

·         HFS+

·         Btrfs

·         EXT4

·         EXT3

·         FAT

·         NTFS

·         HFS+

RJ-45 1GbE LAN Port 2 (with Link Aggregation / Failover support) 2 (with Link Aggregation / Failover support)
Noise Level* 19.4 dB(A)  20.2 dB(A)
Power Consumption* 30 W (Access)
13 W (HDD Hibernation) 
32.64 W (Access)
14.78 W (HDD Hibernation)
Read and Write 225MB/s Read

209 MB/s

225.81 MB/s

223.86 MB/s

Warranty 3 Years 2 Years

What connections and ports are on the DS415+ and DS916+?

ds415+4 There are two LAN ports on this box, making it a good home or small business NAS as you can utilise Link Aggregation and Failover support. Two USB3 ports on this Synology is offering you up to 5Gb/s transfer speeds of external devices. It is fast enough to get your files through fairly quickly with this speed and make backing up with an external drive or Apple Time Machine a quick and easy process. There is one eSATA port on DS415+ giving you up to 6Gb/s transfer speeds.

With 4 bay unit you are having additional advantages. You can choose from number of RAID solutions to set up. There could be RAID that saves your data even if one of the drives fail so you can still recover your data. This would be slightly more safe option to keep your data. Besides you can still access your documents or media files over your private network or even internet.

This box comes with 2 year warranty for your peace of mind and long term hardware security. This Synology is £21.00 cheaper than the most expensive unit DS916+ (2GB).

ds415play2 The DS916+ (2GB) same as the DS415+ is made by Synology. People often choose Synology because of user friendly interface as well as being suited for Mac and Windows based environments. It is relatively easy to set up and use, and those who are new to Network Attached Storage are advised to go for the Synology. Unlike the DS415+ this box has the Intel Pentium N3710 Quad Core 1.6 Ghz to 2.56 GHz processor. Just like the DS415+ this box has 2GB RAM.

There are two LAN ports on this box, making it a good home or small business NAS as you can utilise Link Aggregation and Failover support. Three USB3 ports on this Synology is offering you up to 5Gb/s transfer speeds of external devices. It is fast enough to get your files through fairly quickly with this speed and make backing up with an external drive or Apple Time Machine a quick and easy process. There is one eSATA port on DS916+ (2GB) giving you up to 6Gb/s transfer speeds. Sometimes when your business grows, you might consider getting a box with expansion capabilities. With this box you have all opportunities to do so. You might want to contact one of our tech guys to find out more.

The Synology DS416PLAY versus The Synology DS415PLAY - PLAY Series NAS Comparison 4 With 4 bay unit you are having additional advantages. You can choose from number of RAID solutions to set up. There could be RAID that saves your data even if one of the drives fail so you can still recover your data. This would be slightly more safe option to keep your data. Besides you can still access your documents or media files over your private network or even internet.

This box comes with 2 year warranty for your peace of mind and long term hardware security.

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