UK Price (as reviewed): £246.99 (inc VAT)

US Price (as reviewed): $269.00 (ex tax)

If a formula isn't broken, it's usually wise not to mess with it too much, and Synology has adhered to this sensible rule for a while with its NAS enclosures.

Something that's always intrigued us, though, is how it can justify charging more for some NAS enclosures and less for others, considering models in one particular range will have the same number of bays as well as, more importantly, mostly the same set of software features.

There are a few tweaks here and there that Synology hopes justify the extra outlay - in this case £246 for the DS216 compared to £144 for the cheaper DS216j.

Starting under the hood, there's actually very little difference.

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