Synology DS218+


 

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DiskStation DS218+

Efficient NAS ensuring data availability and high-quality video transcoding

 

Compact yet Powerful Storage Solution

Featuring an Intel® Celeron® J3355 dual-core 2.0 GHz processor with burst frequency of 2.5 GHz and 2GB RAM, Synology DiskStation DS218+ is designed for home users
or small businesses pursuing a compact and reliable shared storage solution, offering the flexibility to expand up to 6GB RAM to process intensive workloads. With AES-NI,
DS218+ delivers up to 113 MB/s reading and 112 MB/s writing encrypted performance under RAID 1 configuration1.

DS218+ comes with three USB 3.0 ports. The hot-swappable drive tray design allows easy installation and maintenance on 3.5-inch HDDs without additional tools.

Btrfs: Next Generation Storage 

DS218+ integrates Btrfs file system, bringing the most advanced storage technologies to meet the management needs of small businesses:

Flexible Shared Folder/User Quota System provides comprehensive quota control on all user accounts and shared folders.
Advanced snapshot technology with customizable backup schedule allows up to1,024 copies of shared folder backups and 65,000 copies of system-wide snapshots, without occupying huge storage capacity and system resources.
File or folder level data restoration brings huge convenience and saves time for users who wish to restore only a specific file or folder.
Cloud Station with file versioning requires less than half of the storage space when compared with ext4 file systems.

Comprehensive Business Applications


Powered by the innovative Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM), DS218+ comes fully-equipped with applications and features that are designed specifically for small or
growing businesses:
• Windows® AD and LDAP support allow easy integration with existing business directory services, without needing to recreate user accounts.
• Windows ACL support provides fine-grained access control and efficient privilege settings, allowing DS218+ to fit seamlessly into current infrastructure.
• Internet file access is simplified by the encrypted FTP server and Synology File Station, a web-based file explorer. HTTPS, firewall, and IP auto-block support ensure file sharing
over the Internet is protected with a high level of security.
• Application Privileges controls access to applications and packages based on each individual account, user group, or IP address.
• MailPlus allows your business to set up a secure, reliable, and private mail server, while giving your employees a modern mail client for receiving and sending messages.
• The powerful Collaboration Suite integrates Synology Office, Calendar, and Chat, ensuring secure and effective private communications and allowing your organizations
to easily manage and control the relevant content.

Personal Multimedia Library

Synology DiskStation DS218+ supports transcoding of up to two concurrent H.264/H.265 4K video streaming2, featuring support for the latest multimedia file. With Video Station, you can easily organize and sort your personal digital video library with comprehensive media information and watch 4K Ultra HD movies and films. Photo
Station allows you to effortlessly organize photos into customized categories, smart albums and blog posts, and link them to social networking websites within a few clicks. Audio Station comes with Internet radio and lossless audio format support, and is capable of music playback via DLNA or AirPlay-compliant devices.

24/7 Smart Security Solution


Featuring user-friendly video management tools and an intuitive desktop-like interface, Synology Surveillance Station is a reliable private-security solution that can support multiple IP cameras connected to DS218+. Surveillance Station features optimized live view together with streamlined real-time monitoring. Its powerful analytics, such as motion detection and alert notification, allows you to stay informed of any suspicious activity with triggers sent via SMS, e-mail, and DS cam mobile applications.

Thoughtful four-level brightness control for front LEDs

 

DS218+ comes with adjustable front LED indicators, allowing you to choose between four levels of brightness and set a schedule according to time and day. That way, you can achieve comfortable and appropriate brightness level for your individual environment.

4K Ultra HD video transcoding

 

Powered by a hardware-accelerated transcoding engine, DS218+ allows you to transcode H.264 4K videos to 1080p and stream them to high-definition TVs, digital media players, mobile handsets, and computers in the required format, making it easy to watch videos without having to install a 3rd party player.

Award winning OS - DiskStation Manager

 

Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM) is a sleek, browser-based operating system running on every DiskStation and RackStation, which makes managing your Synology NAS a breeze. Featuring an intuitive user interface, DSM makes accessing and sharing your data smarter and simpler. Synology's Package Center lets you download and install useful add-on packages designed specifically for individual or business needs, meaning you can enjoy more entertainment in your life or better productivity at work.

Fit into business environments easily

 

With the support of Windows AD, LDAP, and Domain Trust, DS218+DS218+ enables seamless account integration. The User Home feature can automatically create a "home" folder for every user account to minimize the administrator's effort in repeatedly creating "home" folders for all accounts. Windows ACL support on DS218+DS218+ allows IT administrators to fine tune access controls and set up privileges to files and folders on DS218+DS218+ through the familiar Windows user interface. With compatibility for major protocols, DS218+DS218+ can eliminate server configuration overhead and enhance IT administrators’ efficiency

Ultimate file center

 

File Station is a fast and secure feature for sharing and managing your files stored on DS218+DS218+. Just drag-n-drop and upload data from Mac or PC. Advanced filters make it easy to search for documents, photos, or videos. With built-in FTP or email clients, DS218+DS218+ lets you organize and share files through an advanced web application effortlessly. You can even share files and folders with others by simply sending a link. Files can be reached on mobile devices via the companion mobile app DS file. HTTPS, SSL/TLS encryption, and link expiry dates also ensure file sharing over the Internet is highly secure.

The most compatible sharing

 

Enjoy seamless files sharing across Windows®, Mac®, and Linux® platforms as DS218+DS218+ offers comprehensive network protocol support including FTP, SMB2, AFP, NFS and WebDAV. With Windows AD and LDAP integration, DS218+DS218+ can fit effortlessly into any existing network environment - there is no need for IT administrators to maintain two sets of credentials. You also won't worry about missing files with the Recycle Bin feature which is supported on AFP, CIFS, File Station, and WebDAV. All files deleted in a shared folder will be automatically moved into the Recycle Bin.

Effective backup solution

 

Synology DS218+DS218+ can serve as a centralized backup target. Whether you are a Windows or Mac user, you can back up everything on your computer directly to Synology NAS using Cloud Station. Whenever you modify a file, the changes are backed up to DS218+DS218+ automatically. Mac users also enjoy native Apple® Time Machine support. You can also back up data from your DS218+DS218+ to another DiskStation, rsync servers, external drives, or even Amazon® S3, Glacier cloud service, Microsoft Azure, SFR, and hicloud. "Backup & Replication" allows you to schedule backup tasks and restore the server to any particular point in time, while minimizing storage consumption and processing time by saving only the specific data block that has been changed between versions.

All-in-one server

 

With just one DS218+, it's possible to handle a vast amount of tasks. DS218+ helps your company gain a competitive edge by acting as your multi-function server. Directory Server provides LDAP service, while DNS and DHCP packages allow you to host a domain name server and automate network IP assignment at no extra cost. With Synology's Proxy Server, you can regulate content access and monitor who can access which website while saving bandwidth. You can host up to 30 websites with Web Station, safeguard the office environments with Surveillance Station, send and receive mails using your own email domain with Mail Station, share printing capability with Printer Server, make DS218+ act as a VPN server to access company’s resources remotely, and more.

Increase business productivity with cloud solutions

 

With comprehensive cloud solutions, DS218+ lets you create your own private cloud easily. Cloud Station is the perfect package to sync files across multiple devices. Files can be edited in offline mode and later synced to Cloud Station, which keeps up to 32 historical versions, allowing you to restore a file back to previous version or recover deleted files. With the mobile app DS cloud, any change made to a file is automatically synced to your smartphones and tablets. For distributed enterprises, Synology's 2-way sync between different DiskStations ensures employees at different locations share the same information in real-time. IT administrators can handpick individual folders that they want to sync to different devices, manually or automatically based on file format and size. Folders synced by Cloud Station can be encrypted on DSM — no one will be able to access its content without your private key.

Secure your data

 

DS218+ offers advanced security measures to protect you from potential security holes. Security Advisor analyzes system settings, password strength, network preferences and removes any possible malware. AppArmor blocks malicious programs from accessing unauthorized system resources. You can also customize the trust level in Package Center to avoid installing packages from untrusted sources, safeguarding your NAS from unknown or tampered files. In addition, DS218+DS218+ provides other security add-ons, such as AES encryption, 2-Step verification, IP block & allow list, Antivirus packages, firewall, and DoS attack prevention.

Get mobility with our apps

 

Synology develops versatile mobile apps — DS note, DS audio, DS video, DS photo+, DS cloud, DS file, DS download and DS cam — allowing you to access and manage the contents of your DS218+ with smartphones and tablets. QuickConnect brings an easier network experience as it eliminates complicated router configuration or port forwarding. With Synology mobile apps, your multimedia collection and work files are always on the go.

Eco-friendly NAS server

 

All Synology NAS is designed with energy efficiency in mind. DS218+ only consumes 7.52W in HDD Hibernation and 17.57W in access*. With special fan and the smart airflow design, the DS218+DS218+ keeps the system running cool 24/7, while its noise dampening design makes it quieter than PC counterparts. Synology acknowledges the responsibility as a global citizen, so all Synology products are produced with RoHS compliant parts and packed with recyclable packing materials.

 

* The power consumption figures may vary on different environments.

 

Hardware Specifications
CPU
CPU Model Intel Celeron N3050
CPU Architecture 64-bit
CPU Frequency Dual Core 1.6 burst up to 2.16 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 1 GB DDR3
Storage
Drive Bay(s) 2
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
Maximum Internal Raw Capacity 16 TB (8 TB HDD x 2) (Capacity may vary by RAID types)
Maximum Single Volume Size 108 TB
Hot Swappable Drive  
External Ports
USB 2.0 Port 2
USB 3.0 Port 1
eSATA Port 1
USBCopy  
File System
Internal Drives
  • Btrfs
  • EXT4
External Drives
  • Btrfs
  • EXT4
  • EXT3
  • FAT
  • NTFS
  • HFS+
Appearance
Size (Height x Width x Depth) 165 mm x 108 mm x 233.2 mm
Weight 1.25 kg
Others
RJ-45 1GbE LAN Port 1
Wake on LAN/WAN  
System Fan 92 mm x 92 mm x 1 pcs
Fan Speed Mode
  • Cool Mode
  • Quiet Mode
Wireless Support (dongle)  
Brightness adjustable front LED indicators  
Power Recovery  
Noise Level* 18.2 dB(A)
Scheduled Power On/Off  
Power Supply Unit / Adapter 60W
AC Input Power Voltage 100V to 240V AC
Power Frequency 50/60 Hz, Single Phase
Power Consumption* 17.57 W (Access)
7.52 W (HDD Hibernation)
British Thermal Unit 59.99 BTU/hr (Access)
25.68 BTU/hr (HDD Hibernation)
Environment Temperature
Operating Temperature 5°C to 40°C (40°F to 104°F)
Storage Temperature -20°C to 60°C (-5°F to 140°F)
Relative Humidity 5% to 95% RH
Certification
  • FCC Class B
  • CE Class B
  • BSMI Class B
Warranty 2 Years
Notes
  • Power consumption is measured when fully loaded with Western Digital 1TB WD10EFRX hard drive(s).
  • Noise Level Testing Environment: Fully loaded with Seagate 2TB ST2000VN000 hard drive(s) in idle; Two G.R.A.S. Type 40AE microphones, each set up at 1 meter away from the Synology NAS front and rear; Background noise: 16.49-17.51 dB(A); Temperature: 24.25-25.75˚C; Humidity: 58.2-61.8%

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