Synology DiskStation DS218play 2-Bay NAS Enclosure

Synology DiskStation DS218play 2-Bay NAS Enclosure

Synology DiskStation DS218play 2-Bay NAS Enclosure

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Synology DiskStation DS218play 2-Bay NAS Enclosure

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Product Highlights

  • 2 x 3.5/2.5" SATA HDD/SSD Drive Bays
  • 1.4 GHz Realtek RTD1296 Quad-Core
  • 1GB of DDR4 RAM
  • 1 x Gigabit Ethernet Port
  • 2 x USB 3.0 Type-A Ports
  • RAID 0, 1, Basic, Hybrid, and JBOD
  • Reads & Writes up to 112 MB/s
  • Hardware Encryption & Transcoding Engine
  • Synology DiskStation Manager OS
  • Windows & Mac Compatible
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Synology DiskStation DS218play overview

  • 1Description

Built with a Quad-Core processor, an AES-NI hardware encryption engine, Btrfs file system support, and Cinema 4K video transcoding, the DiskStation DS218play 2-Bay NAS Enclosure from Synology is designed for those who need an all-around storage solution that has been optimized to not only safeguard data, but also deliver fast file transfer speeds, real-time 4K video streaming, and the storage of Ultra HD content. It is equipped with two drive bays that are capable of natively supporting 3.5" SATA hard drives, as well as 2.5" SATA hard drives and SSDs. Using its two 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 DS218play 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 1.4 GHz Realtek RTD1296 Quad-Core and its 1GB of DDR4 RAM allows frequently-used files and applications to be quickly accessed. The NAS is capable of achieving sequential read and write speeds of up to 112 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 60 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 one eSATA port, which allow it to be connected to your Windows or Mac system, and network connectivity is achieved via the integrated Gigabit Ethernet port, 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 DS218play supports RAID 0 and 1, 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 DS218play is engineered to be energy efficient. Not only does it offer a 92 x 92mm fan to help keep the system running cool at all times, its noise dampening design of 19.9 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 DS218play 2-Bay NAS Enclosure operates on 100-240 VAC at 50/60 Hz and includes an accessory pack, a 60W AC power adapter, a power cord, and an RJ45 LAN cable. It is protected by a limited 2-year warranty.

General Features

Entertainment with 4K Ultra HD Capabilities
Designed for multimedia enthusiasts, the DS218play supports the real-time transcoding of 4K Ultra HD source content. With the availability of centralized management, the DS218play is well-suited for fast file sharing and reliable backups for all types of devices. It also features a 1.4 GHz Quad-Core processor, 112 MB/s read and write speeds, and eco-friendly power usage, with 5.16W during HDD hibernation and 16.79W during HDD access.
Enjoy 4K Videos On-the-Go
Access and stream your 4K media content virtually anytime and anywhere. The DS218play supports 4K live transcoding via Video Station and DS video, allowing 4K videos to be converted and played on TVs, smartphones, and other media players that do not natively support Ultra HD formats.
Multimedia Powerhouse
Access your multimedia content with an intuitive web-based interface.

Video Interface
Video Station lets you manage and organize movies, TV shows, and home video, and stream to other computers, smartphones, and media players.

Photo Station
Photo Station allows you to effectively organize and share photos and albums, while easily communicating with others using labels, comments, and more.

Audio Station
Audio Station is your personal music center, designed to intelligently sort and organize your audio files, and stream to Google Cast-enabled devices. Audio Station also supports lossless formats, helping to ensure pristine audio quality.
Integration with Your Mobile Devices
Synology mobile applications, such as DS audio, DS Photo, and DS video, are designed to allow quick and secure access to your data.
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
Desktop Backup
Simplified backup solution for your Windows, Mac, and mobile devices.

Public Cloud Integration
Back up and synchronize easily between your public and cloud accounts and your NAS

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

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

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

Cloud Station Suite
Synchronize cross-platform data automatically with file version control on all your devices.
UPC: 846504002887
In the Box
Synology DiskStation DS218play 2-Bay NAS Enclosure
  • Accessory Pack
  • 60W AC Power Adapter
  • AC Power Cord
  • RJ45 LAN Cable
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description

    Synology DiskStation DS218play specs

    General
    Number of Bays 2 x 3.5"
    Media Card Slots None
    Maximum Filled Capacity 24 TB
    Connections 2 x USB Type-A (USB 3.1 Gen 1)
    1 x RJ45 (Gigabit Ethernet)
    Compatible Drive Interface SATA
    Drives
    Total Raw Capacity None
    Type None
    Flash Memory None
    Computing
    Processor Realtek RTD1296 Quad-Core
    Clock Speed Base: 1.4GHz
    Total Installed Memory 1 GB DDR4
    Networking
    Supported Protocols AFP
    CIFS/SMB
    CalDAV
    FTP
    NFS
    OpenVPN
    PPTP
    SNMP
    SSH
    Telnet
    WebDAV
    iSCSI
    Software
    OS Compatibility Windows 7
    Windows 8.1
    Windows 10
    macOS 10.11 or Later
    File System Formats Supported External: EXT3, EXT4, FAT, HFS+, NTFS
    Internal: EXT4
    Supported Browsers Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari
    Menu Languages Brazilian Portuguese
    Czech
    Danish
    Dutch
    English
    French
    Hungarian
    Italian
    Japanese
    Korean
    Norwegian
    Polish
    Portuguese
    Russian
    Simplified Chinese
    Spanish
    Swedish
    Traditional Chinese
    Turkish
    Electrical
    Power Consumption 16.79 W (Typical)
    5.16 W (Standby)
    Power Source AC Adapter
    AC Input Power 100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
    DC Input Power  60 VDC
    Security
    VPN Server Connections 15
    Environmental
    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
    Physical
    Cooling 1 x 92 mm Fan
    Noise Level 19.9 dBA
    Status Monitoring LED Indicator
    Dimensions 6.5 x 3.9 x 8.9" / 165.0 x 100.0 x 225.5 mm
    Weight 1.9 lb / 0.9 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 4.2 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.4 x 10.7 x 4.8"

    Synology DiskStation DS218play reviews

    DiskStation DS218play 2-Bay NAS Enclosure is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 3.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Home NAS I've had a DS211j for almost 7 years and just upgraded to the DS218Play. WOW! I just had 5 computers syncing with the DS218Play while the DS218Play was uploading encrypted files to a cloud server, while also copying files from the DS218Play to a USB drive. CPU usage was 37% and memory was 42%. Moving between the different pages of DSM 6.1 was almost instantaneous while all this was happening. I'm so glad I upgraded. The DS211j still handled MOST of my needs but this DS218Play is a monster by comparison. I considered getting the DS218+ or the DS718+ but now I can see that the DS218Play is more than enough as a file server for home use.
    Date published: 2018-02-14
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Doesn't Work with Plex - Despite Advertising to the Contrary I bought this because BOTH the Plex site and the Synology website said that it worked with Plex. It does not. That said, it's a pretty solid product. The native apps work well. The file name editing is very well though out. And Synology's tech Support actually responds to inquiries, unlike Plex. Very disappointed that I need to run two media servers now, Plex for everything (because I've used it for years) and Synology for video. This stuff should just work. Super frustrating experience.
    Date published: 2018-06-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! I’ve been streaming my movies and TV shows from it, and it has been great so far ??
    Date published: 2017-12-18
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