Every year, our homes become mini data centers, with the addition of new computers and mobile devices as well as the introduction of smart home and IoT appliances. We not only consume more massive amounts of data and content, we also produce just as much via our smartphones, digital cameras, and software. The measly hard drives confined to our desktops are no longer sufficient. We need a data storage that is not only capable of storing that much data but can also grant access to the same quickly and painlessly. Fortunately, Synology’s DS416play NAS offers storage, reliability, and convenience in one neat and affordable package for your home.
If you were looking for a fancy piece of equipment to put on display in your living room, you might be in the wrong market. The Synology DS416play is neither meant to be seen nor heard most of the time, the exceptions being when the fans kick in or when you want to interface with the drives or ports. The NAS’ design is utilitarian at best, but that’s not to say it looks terrible.
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