Synology DiskStation DS918+ 4-Bay NAS Enclosure

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Synology DiskStation DS918+ 4-Bay NAS Enclosure
Key Features
  • 4 x 3.5"/2.5" SATA HDD/SSD Drive Bays
  • 1.5 GHz Intel Celeron J3455 Quad-Core
  • 4GB of 1866 MHz DDR3L RAM
  • 2 x Gigabit Ethernet Ports
Built with a quad-core processor, an AES-NI hardware encryption engine, Btrfs file system support, and Cinema 4K video transcoding, the DiskStation DS918+ 4-Bay NAS Enclosure from Synology is a powerful and scalable system designed for growing small- and medium-sized businesses and IT enthusiasts. It provides fast encrypted and sequential file transfers and can transcode up to two channels of H.265/H.264 4K video simultaneously, and is well-suited for storing and sharing Ultra HD media content. It is equipped with four drive bays that are capable of natively supporting 3.5" SATA hard drives, as well as 2.5" SATA hard drives and SSDs for data storage, plus two M.2 2280 NVMe SSD slots for caching. Using its four drive bays, this NAS will allow you to store and share a large number of files, including videos, music, photos, and documents with up to 2048 user accounts and 1000 maximum concurrent connections.
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Synology DS918+ Overview

Built with a quad-core processor, an AES-NI hardware encryption engine, Btrfs file system support, and Cinema 4K video transcoding, the DiskStation DS918+ 4-Bay NAS Enclosure from Synology is a powerful and scalable system designed for growing small- and medium-sized businesses and IT enthusiasts. It provides fast encrypted and sequential file transfers and can transcode up to two channels of H.265/H.264 4K video simultaneously, and is well-suited for storing and sharing Ultra HD media content. It is equipped with four drive bays that are capable of natively supporting 3.5" SATA hard drives, as well as 2.5" SATA hard drives and SSDs for data storage, plus two M.2 2280 NVMe SSD slots for caching. Using its four drive bays, this NAS will allow you to store and share a large number of files, including videos, music, photos, and documents with up to 2048 user accounts and 1000 maximum concurrent connections.

The DS918+ runs on Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM) OS, which is a browser-based operating system which helps to simplify managing your Synology NAS. Its CPU is a 1.5 GHz Intel Celeron J3455 Quad-Core with a burst frequency of up to 2.3 GHz, and its 4GB of 1866 MHz DDR3L RAM, which be upgraded to 8GB, allows frequently-used files and applications to be quickly accessed. The NAS is capable of achieving encrypted sequential read speeds of up to 225 MB/s and encrypted sequential write speeds of up to 221 MB/s, while a dedicated hardware transcoding engine can simultaneously transcode two channels of H.264 (AVC), H.265 (HEVC), MPEG-2, and VC-1 video at resolutions up to 4096 x 2160 at up to 30 fps via Video Station and DS video. This allows 4K videos to be converted and played on-the-fly on devices that do not natively support Ultra HD formats.

Also featured are two USB 3.0 Type-A ports and eSATA port which allow it to be connected to your Windows or Mac system, and network connectivity is achieved via the dual Gigabit Ethernet ports that support Link Aggregation and Failover, allowing your stored data to be shared with users throughout the network. Data may also be made remotely available through the free iOS and Android applications. For those who require RAID support, the DS918+ supports RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, and 10, as well Synology Hybrid RAID and Basic RAID, each of which offers performance, data redundancy, or a combination of both. For those who do not require a RAID, JBOD is also available, allowing each drive bay to be individually utilized.

The DS918+ is engineered to be energy efficient. Not only does it offer two 92 x 92mm fans to help keep the system running cool at all times, its noise dampening design of 19.8 dB(A) makes for quiet operations. The server supports numerous scheduled power on / off cycles and hard drive hibernation to further minimize power consumption and operation expenses.

The Synology DiskStation DS918+ 4-Bay NAS Enclosure operates on 100-240 VAC at 50/60 Hz and includes an accessory pack, a 100W AC power adapter, a power cord, and two RJ45 LAN cables. If you need to expand its storage, the DS918+ can be connected to one DX517 expansion unit. Protection is provided by a limited 3-year warranty.

General Features

Flexible Scalability Meets Growing Needs

The Synology DS918+ comes with a 1.5 GHz Intel Celeron J3455 Quad-Core (64-bit) processor with a burst speed of up to 2.3 GHz and 4GB of DDR3L RAM, delivering encrypted sequential read speeds of up to 225 MB/s, encrypted sequential write speeds of up to 221 MB/s, AES-NI hardware encryption, dual Gigabit Ethernet ports, and 4K H.264/H.265 video transcoding.

Performance and Capacity

The DS918+ supports up to two M.2 2280 NVMe SSDs, allowing fast system cache creation without occupying internal drive bays. Scalable up to 9 drives with a Synology's DX517 expansion unit, the DS918+ answers the need for flexible storage capacity.

Btrfs: Next-Generation Storage Efficiency

The Btrfs file system introduces the advanced storage technologies to meet the management needs of modern large scale businesses:

Flexible Shared Folder / User Quota System
Provides comprehensive quota control on user accounts and shared folders.

Snapshot Replication
Provides schedulable and storage capacity-saving data protection with 1024 shared folder backups and 65,000 system-wide snapshots.

File- or Folder-Level Data Restoration
Makes data recovery fast and flexible.

Automatic File Self-Healing
Detects and recovers corrupted files without user intervention.

Digital Asset Protection

Powered by Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM), this Synology NAS offers advanced security measures to help protect against sudden data loss and potential security holes.

Security Advisor
Analyzes system settings, password strength, network preferences, and removes possible malware.

AppArmor
A kernel-level enhancement that blocks malicious programs from accessing unauthorized system resources.

AES 256-bit Encryption
Encrypt shared folders and network data transmission to keep data from unauthorized access.

2-Step Verification
Prevent others from logging in to your DSM by generating a one-time password (OTP) on your mobile device.

Trust Level
Customize the trust level in Package Center to avoid installing packages from untrusted sources, safeguarding your NAS from unknown or tampered package files.

Synchronize Files Across Your Devices

Cloud Station Suite provides real-time data synchronization across all your devices and other Synology NAS. "Intelliversioning" keeps the most important file versions to better utilize storage space.

4K Multimedia Server

Access and stream your 4K media content virtually anytime and anywhere. The DS918+ supports 4K H.264/H.265 online transcoding via Video Station and DS video, allowing 4K videos to be converted and played on-the-fly on other computers, smartphones, and media players that do not natively support Ultra HD formats.

Powered by Synology DSM

Surveillance Station
Complete surveillance solution for recording, monitoring, and management.

Collaboration Suite
Synology Office, Calendar, and Chat help provide secure and high-performance private communications and user-friendly content organization.

All-in-One Server
Save additional investments by integrating various network services, web/mail services, and management applications into your NAS.

DSM UI
Synology's DSM operating system has an intuitive user interface and powerful capabilities.

Desktop Backup
Simplified backup solution for your Windows, Mac, and mobile devices.

Security
Comprehensive built-in security tools are constantly updated to tackle evolving threats and protect your devices.

Synology DS918+ Specs

General
Number of Bays4 x 2.5"/3.5"
2 x M.2 (2280)
Media Card SlotsNone
Maximum Filled Capacity48 TB
108 TB (with Expansion)
Connections2 x USB Type-A (USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gb/s))
1 x eSATA
2 x RJ45 (Gigabit Ethernet)
Compatible Drive InterfaceSATA, NVMe
Form FactorDesktop
RAID ModesRAID 0, 1, 10, 5, 6
Hot-Swap SupportYes
Link Aggregation and Failover SupportYes
Wake on LANYes
TypeNone
Computing
ProcessorIntel Celeron J3455 Quad-Core
Clock SpeedBase: 1.5 GHz / Maximum Boost: 2.3 GHz
GPUIntel HD Graphics 500
Total Installed Memory4 GB DDR3L
User-Replaceable Memory1 x 4 GB
Total Memory Slots2
Maximum Memory Capacity8 GB
Networking
Supported ProtocolsAFP
CIFS
CalDAV
FTP
NFS
OpenVPN
PPTP
SNMP
SSH
Telnet
WebDAV
iSCSI
iSCSI LUN256
iSCSI Target128
Max Cameras Supported40
Max Concurrent Connections450
Max Folders512
Max Groups256
Max Sync Tasks8
Max User Accounts2048
Max Volume Number512
Software
File System Formats SupportedInternal: Btrfs, EXT4
External: Btrfs, EXT3, EXT4, FAT, HFS+, NTFS, exFAT
Electrical
Power Consumption28.8 W (Typical)
12.6 W (Standby)
Power SourceAC Adapter
PSU Wattage1 x 100 W
AC Input Power100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
Security
EncryptionAES-NI
VPN Server Connections20
Environmental
Operating Temperature40 to 104°F / 4 to 40°C
Operating Humidity5 to 95%
Storage Temperature-5 to 140°F / -21 to 60°C
CertificationsBSMI, CCC, CE, EAC, FCC, Kcc, RCM, VCCI, as per Manufacturer
Physical
Cooling2 x 92 mm Fans
Noise Level19.8 dBA
Status MonitoringLED Indicator
Dimensions6.5 x 7.8 x 8.8" / 166 x 199 x 223 mm
Weight5 lb / 2.3 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight7.94 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)11.4 x 10.65 x 9.65"
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