Synology DS918+

Synology DS918+


 

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DiskStation DS918+

DS918+

Synology DiskStation DS918+ is a 4-bay NAS designed for small and medium-sized businesses and IT enthusiasts. Powered by a new Intel® Celeron® quad-core processor, DS918+ provides outstanding performance and data encryption acceleration along with real-time transcoding of 4K Ultra HD source contents. Synology DS918+ is backed by Synology’s 3-year limited warranty.

High-speed Scalable Storage Server 

Synology DS918+ is a 4-bay network attached storage solution equipped with an Intel® Celeron® quad-core processor and 4GB DDR3L memory (expandable up to 8GB). With Link Aggregation enabled, DS918+ delivers great sequential throughput performance at over 226 MB/s reading and 222 MB/s writing1. With AES-NI hardware accelerated encryption, DS918+ delivers encrypted data throughput at over 225 MB/s reading and 221 MB/s writing1. DS918+ newly supports M.2 NVMe 2280 SSDs, allowing fast system cache creation without occupying internal drive bay

DS918+ can support up to 9 drives when connected to one Synology DX5172 expansion unit. Storage capacity can be expanded according to your business needs with minimal effort.

Btrfs: Next Generation Storage Efciency DS918+ introduces the Btrfs fle system, bringing the most advanced storage technologies to meet the management needs of modern businesses:
Built-in data integrity check detects data and fle system corruption with data and meta-data checksums and improves the overall stability.
Flexible Shared Folder/User Quota System provides comprehensive quota control over all user accounts and shared folders.
Advanced snapshot technology with customizable backup schedule allows up to 1,024 copies of shared folder backups in a minimum 5-minute interval without occupying huge storage capacity and system resources.
File or folder level data restoration brings huge conveniences and saves time for users who wish to restore only a specifc fle or folder.
File self-healing: Btrfs fle system can auto-detect corrupted fles with mirrored metadata, and recover broken data using the supported RAID volumes, which include RAID1, 5, 6, and 10.

Comprehensive Business Applications

Powered by the innovative Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM), DS918+ comes fully-equipped with applications and features designed specifcally 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 fne-grained access control and efcient privilege settings, allowing DS918+ to ft seamlessly into current infrastructure.
• Internet fle access is simplifed by the encrypted FTP server and Synology File Station,a web-based fle explorer. HTTPS, frewall, and IP auto-block support ensure fle 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 whilegiving your employees a modern mail client for receiving and sending messages.
• The powerful Collaboration Suite integrates Synology Ofcie, Calendar, and Chat,ensuring secure and effective private communications and allowing your organizations to easily manage and control relevant contents.

Virtualization Solutions
Synology’s Virtual Machine Manager opens up abundant possibilities, allowing you to set up and run various virtual machines, including Windows, Linux, and Virtual DSM. You can also test new software versions in a sandbox environment, isolate your customers' machines, and increase the flexibility of your DS918+ with reduced hardware deployment and maintenance costs. Synology iSCSI storage fully supports most of the virtualization solutions, enhancing work efciency with an intuituve management interface. VMware vSphere™ 6.5 and VAAI integration help ofoad storage operations and optimize computation efciency. Windows Ofoaded Data Transfer (ODX) speeds up data transfer and migration rate, while OpenStack Cinder support transforms your Synology NAS into a block-based storage component.

 

 

Quad-core CPU and AES-NI hardware encryption engine bringing high performance

Equipped with the powerful Intel Pentium quad-core CPU and AES-NI hardware encryption engine, DS918+ provides excellent encrypted reading speed over 225 MB/s and writing over 209 MB/s1, enabling compelling performance and a more productive user experience.

Flexible scalability answering growing needs in storage capacity

To help businesses cope with a rapidly growing amount of data effortlessly, DS918+ supports robust scalability up to 9 drives with DX513expansion unit, combining drives into one large volume. Your business can start with a lower upfront cost and scale up storage capacity as requirements grow while investing less time on storage management.

 

4K Ultra HD video transcoding

Powered by a hardware-accelerated transcoding engine, DS918+ allows you to transcode and stream H.264 4K / 1080p videos to high-definition TV, 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. 4K transcoding is available only through Synology’s Video Station, DS video, Media Server.



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.

Your files anywhere with cloud service

DS918+ brings you comprehensive cloud service. Cloud Station lets you sync files among DiskStations and multiple devices, including Windows PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android, as well as Windows mobile devices, whereas 2-way sync allows file synchronization among different DiskStations. With Cloud Sync, you can even sync your DiskStation with Amazon Cloud Drive, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, Dropbox, Box, Baidu Cloud, and many more — establish your hybrid cloud to enjoy more storage flexibility and prevent data loss.

The most compatible sharing

Enjoy seamless files sharing across Windows®, Mac®, and Linux®platforms as DS918+ offers comprehensive network protocol support including FTP, SMB2, AFP, NFS and WebDAV. With Windows AD and LDAP integration, DS918+ 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.

 

Fit into business environments easily

With the support of Windows AD, LDAP, and Domain Trust, DS918+ 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 DS918+ allows IT administrators to fine tune access controls and set up privileges to files and folders on DS918+ through the familiar Windows user interface. With compatibility for major protocols, DS918+ can eliminate server configuration overhead and enhance IT administrators’ efficiency.

Home surveillance, accessible for all

With the Surveillance Station add-on package and two free IP camera and device licenses, DS918+ serves as your home surveillance hub. Simply connect multiple IP cameras or I/O modules to the home network, pair them with DS918+, and then easily view live surveillance feeds, record videos, or enjoy other advanced features like motion detection or push notifications. Support for thousands of IP cameras makes it easy to find compatible models and brands. Safeguard your home, without breaking the bank.

Backup data in multiple ways

Synology DS918+ 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 Backup. Whenever you modify a file, the changes are backed up to DS918+ automatically. Mac users also enjoy native Apple® Time Machine support. You can also back up data from your DS918+ to another DiskStation, rsync servers, external drives, or even Amazon® S3, Glacier cloud service, Microsoft Azure, SFR, and hicloud. Synology Hyper Backup 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.

Next-generation data protection and integrity

When dealing with large-scale data storage, businesses require a solution that offers reliable backup and prevents file corruption. With support for the next-generation Btrfs file system, DS918+ ensures information is stored with a high level of data integrity, while providing flexible and efficient data protection tools.

Seamless storage solution for virtualization environments

DS918+ provides seamless storage solutions for virtualization environments, including VMware, Citrix, and Microsoft Hyper-V. With VMware vSphere® & VAAI integration, DS918+ helps offload specific storage operations and optimizes computation power in VMware environments. Windows ODX support speeds up data manipulation as the data transfer is offloaded. iSCSI also lets SMB users consolidate storage into data center storage arrays while providing hosts with the illusion of locally-attached disks.

Secure your data

DS918+ 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, DS918+ provides other security add-ons, such as AES encryption, 2-Step verification, IP block & allow list, Antivirus packages, firewall, and DoS attack prevention.

Stream content to your TV

DS918+ is highly compatible with other devices, letting you manage and enjoy digital content with the devices you already have: computers, mobile devices, TVs, DLNA devices, and stereos. Synology offers the latest support for TV streaming, including Samsung TV, Roku players, Apple TV, and Google Chromecast, meaning you can stream digital content stored on DS918+ to your widescreen TV effortlessly.





Eco-friendly NAS server

All Synology NAS is designed with energy efficiency in mind. DS918+ only consumes 13W in HDD Hibernation and 30W in access*. With special fan and the smart airflow design, the DS918+ 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.

Hardware Specifications
CPU
CPU Model Quand-core Intel J3455
CPU Architecture 64-bit
CPU Frequency Quad Core 1.6 burst up to 2.56 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 4 GB DDR3L
Storage
Drive Bay(s) 4
Maximum Drive Bays with Expansion Unit 9
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 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)
Maximum Single Volume Size 108 TB
Hot Swappable Drive  
External Ports
USB 3.0 Port 3
eSATA Port 1
File System
Internal Drives
  • Btrfs
  • EXT4
External Drives
  • Btrfs
  • EXT4
  • EXT3
  • FAT
  • NTFS
  • HFS+
Appearance
Size (Height x Width x Depth) 165 mm x 203 mm x 233.2 mm
Weight 2.04 kg
Others
RJ-45 1GbE LAN Port 2 (with Link Aggregation / Failover support)
Wake on LAN/WAN  
System Fan 92 mm x 92 mm x 2 pcs
Fan Speed Mode
  • Cool Mode
  • Quiet Mode
Wireless Support (dongle)  
Brightness adjustable front LED indicators  
Power Recovery  
Noise Level* 19.4 dB(A)
Scheduled Power On/Off  
Power Supply Unit / Adapter 100W
AC Input Power Voltage 100V to 240V AC
Power Frequency 50/60 Hz, Single Phase
Power Consumption* 30 W (Access)
13 W (HDD Hibernation)
British Thermal Unit 102.4 BTU/hr (Access)
44.4 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 3 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%