Synology DiskStation DS418play 4-Bay NAS Enclosure

Synology DiskStation DS418play 4-Bay NAS Enclosure

Synology DiskStation DS418play 4-Bay NAS Enclosure

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Product Highlights

  • 4 x 3.5/2.5" SATA HDD/SSD Drive Bays
  • 2.0 GHz Intel Celeron J3355 Dual-Core
  • 2GB of DDR3L RAM
  • 2 x Gigabit Ethernet Ports
  • 2 x USB 3.0 Type-A Ports
  • RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, and JBOD
  • Encrypted Reads up to 226 MB/s
  • Encrypted Writes up to 185 MB/s
  • Hardware Encryption & Transcoding Engine
  • Synology DiskStation Manager OS
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Synology DiskStation DS418play overview

  • 1Description

Built with a dual-core processor, an AES-NI hardware encryption engine, Btrfs file system support, and Cinema 4K video transcoding, the DiskStation DS418play 4-Bay NAS Enclosure from Synology is designed as a multimedia-enhanced personal cloud station that can act as a centralized multimedia hub for those who need an all-around storage solution that has been optimized to not only safeguard data, but also transcode up to two channels of H.265/H.264 4K videos simultaneously. It is equipped with four drive bays that are capable of natively support 3.5" SATA hard drives, as well as 2.5" SATA hard drives and SSDs. 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 200 maximum concurrent connections.

The DS418play 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 2.0 GHz Intel Celeron J3355 Dual-Core with a burst frequency of up to 2.5 GHz, and its 2GB of DDR3L RAM, which can be upgraded to 6GB, allows frequently-used files and applications to be quickly accessed. The NAS is capable of achieving encrypted sequential read speeds of up to 226 MB/s and encrypted sequential write speeds of up to 185 MB/s, while a dedicated hardware transcoding engine can transcode 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 which allow it to be connected to your Windows or Mac system, and network connectivity is achieved via the dual Gigabit Ethernet ports, which support link aggregation and failover and allow 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 DS418play 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 DS418play 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 20.5 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 DS418play 4-Bay NAS Enclosure operates on 100-240 VAC at 50/60 Hz and includes an accessory pack, a 90W AC power adapter, a power cord, and two RJ45 LAN cables. It is protected by a limited 2-year warranty.

General Features

Massive Storage Capacity with 4K Ultra HD Capabilities
Synology's DS418play is designed to be a centralized multimedia hub with large storage capacities, allowing users to transcode two channels of H.265/H.264 4K videos simultaneously. With a powerful built-in AES-NI hardware encryption engine, the DS418play also provides encrypted file transmission with sequential reads of up to 226 MB/s and sequential writes of up to 185 MB/s. It also features a 2.0 GHz Intel Celeron J3355 Dual-Core processor, 2GB of DDR3L RAM, dual Gigabit Ethernet ports with link aggregation and failover, and eco-friendly power usage, with 5.57W during HDD hibernation and 29.01W during HDD access.
4K Multimedia Server
Access and stream your 4K media content virtually anytime and anywhere. The DS418play 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 originally do not support Ultra HD formats.
Next-Generation File System for Improved Data Protection
The Btrfs file system introduces advanced storage technologies and optimized snapshots to help prevent data corruption and reduce maintenance overhead. While ensuring high-level data integrity, it also offers flexible, efficient data protection and recovery tools.

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
Accelerates data recovery, providing more flexibility for businesses.

Automatic File Self-Healing
Detects and recovers corrupted files without user intervention.
Synology Hybrid RAID (SHR)
Storage management is easy with Synology Hybrid RAID (SHR) technology. SHR is an automated RAID management system allowing you to create and expand storage volumes and migrate RAID types without requiring details on RAID. SHR provides 1- to 2-disk redundancy to safeguard your data during drive failures.

Cost Effective
SHR maximizes the data capacity of your RAID when different sizes of HDDs are used.

User-Friendly Management
For novice users who have no technical background and still want to protect their data using RAID technology, a convenient installation wizard will guide you through all the steps during your first installation.

You can add new disks on-the-fly in Storage Manager with a simple click.

While creating a volume, you can plan ahead and leave empty and unallocated space for future usage.
User-Friendly File Access with QuickConnect
Access files on your Synology NAS over the Internet without the hassle of setting up port forwarding rules, DDNS, or other complicated network settings. QuickConnect allows you to connect via a secure, customizable address, so that you can instantly access media and work files on most Internet-connected devices with no additional charge.
Powered by Synology DSM
Cloud Station Suite
Synchronize cross-platform data automatically with file version control on all your devices.

Collaboration Suite
Synology Office, Calendar, and Chat guarantee a secure and high-performance private communication and user-friendly content organization.

File Server/Management
Powerful built-in file management and sharing services.

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.

Comprehensive built-in security tools are constantly updated to tackle evolving threats and protect your devices.
UPC: 846504002801
In the Box
Synology DiskStation DS418play 4-Bay NAS Enclosure
  • Accessory Pack
  • 90W AC Power Adapter
  • AC Power Cord
  • 2 x RJ45 LAN Cables
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description

    Synology DiskStation DS418play specs

    Number of Bays 4 x 3.5"
    Media Card Slots None
    Maximum Filled Capacity 48 TB
    Connections 2 x USB Type-A (USB 3.1 Gen 1)
    2 x RJ45 (Gigabit Ethernet)
    Compatible Drive Interface SATA
    Hot-Swap Support Yes
    Link Aggregation and Failover Support Yes
    Total Raw Capacity None
    Type None
    Flash Memory None
    Processor Intel Celeron J3355 Dual-Core
    Clock Speed Base: 2.0GHz / Maximum Boost: 2.5 GHz
    Total Installed Memory 2 GB DDR3L
    User-Replaceable Memory 1 x 2 GB
    Total Memory Slots 2
    Maximum Memory Capacity 6 GB
    Supported Protocols AFP
    OS Compatibility Windows 7
    Windows 8.1
    Windows 10
    macOS 10.11 or Later
    File System Formats Supported External: Btrfs, EXT3, EXT4, FAT, HFS+, NTFS, exFAT
    Internal: Btrfs, EXT4
    Supported Browsers Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari
    Menu Languages Brazilian Portuguese
    Simplified Chinese
    Traditional Chinese
    Power Consumption 29.01 W (Typical)
    5.57 W (Standby)
    Power Source AC Adapter
    AC Input Power 100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
    DC Input Power  90 VDC
    VPN Server Connections 20
    Operating Temperature 40 to 104°F / 4 to 40°C
    Operating Humidity 5 to 95%
    Storage Temperature -5 to 140°F / -21 to 60°C
    Certifications BSMI, CE, EAC, FCC, RCM, as per Manufacturer
    Cooling 2 x 92 mm Fans
    Noise Level 20.5 dBA
    Status Monitoring LED Indicator
    Dimensions 6.5 x 7.8 x 8.8" / 166.0 x 199.0 x 223.0 mm
    Weight 4.9 lb / 2.2 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 8.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.339 x 10.315 x 9.606"

    Synology DiskStation DS418play reviews

    DiskStation DS418play 4-Bay NAS Enclosure is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 10.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Solid Product This is my first NAS, was fairly easy to setup.� Take the NAS out of the box slap in some drives and power it up.� Then point your browser to the specified address and follow the directions. The things that take a bit more setup are the web/cloud tools.� Some of them are more straight forward than others.� Searching for how to's on the web helps.� I'm not familiar with using the terminal so GUI is a great. One thing that did surprise me is that I figured that add on packages for previous models would be able to work on the most current models.� PLEX is not supported at the time of my purchase, Nov 2017
    Date published: 2017-11-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from More than I expected I was really surprised with all the capabilities that this NAS can offer such as Mail Server, Development tools, sftp, etc. Starting with a quick and easy setup. It's really quiet but you can customize the fan speed even lower or higher, depending on the temperature, etc. Also, you can customize the status LED to be 100% bright or not. Works perfect with Plex and I'm getting 120mb/s transferring files from my computers to this NAS, using the Seagate IronWolf. There are also useful articles on the internet on how to setup the NAS to do auto backups for TimeMachine and other stuff. The built-in�helper it's really useful too
    Date published: 2018-01-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just the thing for archiving my movie collection. I wanted a way to get rid of all those old vhs and cds containing home movies. �I also wanted to archive old photos and make my dvd and blu-ray collection easy to access. �Got this 4 bay NAS and populated with 2 6TB drives. �The set up with SHR (Synology Hybrid Raid) allows me to have the 2nd drive back up the other. �Works great with the Plex app and with my Mac Time Machine. �and fits in a very small space next to my modem. �Will populate the remaining 2 bays when needed.
    Date published: 2017-12-17
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Synology Customer Support Response Time & Info - Not Good I purchased this product a few weeks ago and it was taking a long time to back my data up. After 2 weeks of 24/7, I got messages that I was running out of memory. I had less than 8TB of data to be backed up on four 4TB hard drives. I called Synology Tech Support for assistance and was told to submit a support ticket. So I did. It took almost a day for them to get back to me. They provided me with a "White Paper" on how the system works - great bed time reading material, if you want to go to sleep quickly.� So I wrote back and asked for a solution. A day later, they sent a list of articles on every one of their "Packages."� I cannot tell you if this unit works or not. I am pretty computer savvy, but the concept of RAID 5 is new to me and I received no guidance or suggestions from them.� Sending the unit back and I am trying a QNAP unit at the suggestion of one of the B&H Customer Service people - who are extremely helpful. Customer service is EVERY industry!
    Date published: 2018-06-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Plug and play, easy to use, excellent media player Super quick delivery to Western Australia! Simply inset the hdds and the system does all the setup, painless! Love the media player, I can now play videos on my TV via chromecast ability to schedule downloads during off peak hours without needing to leaving my PC on Only thing i wish is that they are cheaper so I can get one with more bays without breaking my bank
    Date published: 2018-02-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Product for my needs I have been wanting a NAS for some time for backup files and video storage. I finally got tired of so many individual external hard drives to update (even though they definitely have their place). I didn’t find it difficult to set up following Synology’s documentation and I have virtually no IT experience although I do know my way around computers. Extremely pleased with my purchase, would do it again.
    Date published: 2018-05-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth the price I have been wanting to get a NAS for a long time now. Previously I had stored all our data on an old PC and called it a server and then moved to using dual external HDD's�so there was some backup but this is a much better solution.� Take the time and set it up right and it will make accessing your data so easy.
    Date published: 2018-01-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product, great service The Synology NAS was everything I wanted it to be. And the Synology Support team was there to assist every step of the way. B&H provided excellent service; my order was delivered on time. Could not ask for more!
    Date published: 2018-03-14
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