Hardware Pick: Synology DS216+II

Andy Ihnatko's pick of the week on MacBreak Weekly 559 is the Synology DS216+II NAS. This is a high performance 2-bay NAS server for home and small business users. It's also equipped with a dual-core CPU that's capable of 4K UHD video transcoding, and has a hardware encryption engine. It has built-in software for music, file storage, file sync, photo sync, backup, creating your own VPN, and more. There are also mobile apps for iOS and Android.

Synology's DS216+II is easy to install, and maintenace is hassle-free. It has a screwless drive bay design with hot-swappable support, so you can install and replace 3.5" hard drives without a screwdriver. It even has adjustable LED indicators on the front with four levels of brightness that can be set on a schedule.

- Learn more about the Synology DS216+II NAS (synology.com)

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