Synology DiskStation DS118 1-Bay NAS Enclosure

BH #SYDS118 • MFR #DS118
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Synology DiskStation DS118 1-Bay NAS Enclosure
Key Features
  • 1 x 3.5/2.5" SATA HDD/SSD Drive Bay
  • 1.4 GHz Realtek RTD1296 Quad-Core
  • 1GB of DDR4 RAM
  • 1 x Gigabit Ethernet Port
Designed for small offices and home users, the DiskStation DS118 1-Bay NAS Enclosure from Synology allows users to share and synchronize files across multiple devices and public cloud storage services from virtually anywhere, while also helping to boost work productivity, enhance team collaboration, and transcode 10-bit 4K H.265 video on the fly. It is equipped with one drive bay that is capable of natively supporting 3.5" SATA hard drives, as well as 2.5" SATA hard drives and SSDs with a drive bay adapter. Using its single drive bay, 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.
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Synology DS118 External HDD/SSD Overview

Designed for small offices and home users, the DiskStation DS118 1-Bay NAS Enclosure from Synology allows users to share and synchronize files across multiple devices and public cloud storage services from virtually anywhere, while also helping to boost work productivity, enhance team collaboration, and transcode 10-bit 4K H.265 video on the fly. It is equipped with one drive bay that is capable of natively supporting 3.5" SATA hard drives, as well as 2.5" SATA hard drives and SSDs with a drive bay adapter. Using its single drive bay, 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.

The DS118 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 speeds of up to 113 MB/s and sequential write speeds up to 112 MB/s, while a dedicated hardware transcoding engine can transcode 10-bit 4K H.265 video on-the-fly. Also featured are two USB 3.0 Type-A ports which allows 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. Using the integrated 4K multimedia server on the DS118, Video Station and DS video can be used to convert and play 4K videos from most computers, mobile devices and other media players that don't support Ultra HD formats.

The DS118 is engineered to be energy efficient. Not only does it offer a 60 x 60mm fan to help keep the system running cool at all times, its noise dampening design of 16.7 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 DS118 1-Bay NAS Enclosure operates on 100-240 VAC at 50/60 Hz and includes an accessory pack, a 36W AC power adapter, and an RJ45 LAN cable. It is protected by a limited 2-year warranty.

General Features

Versatile, Powerful, and Compact Storage Server

The Synology DS118 comes with a 1.4 GHz Quad-Core 64-bit processor and 1GB of DDR4 RAM, delivering data transfer speeds of up to 113 MB/s, 10-bit 4K H.265 video transcoding on the fly, and eco-friendly power stats of 9.4W during access and 4.22W during hibernation.

Ultimate File Management and Sharing

File Station is a web-based, fast, and secure management tool built to allow easy, drag-and-drop operation without requiring any complex setup on Windows or Mac. Advanced search and filtering tools allow for easy organization and sharing of files with just a link. It supports SMB, FTP, AFP, NFS, and WebDAV, and is compatible with most environments.

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.

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.

4K Multimedia Server

Access and stream your favorite 4K content anywhere, anytime. The DS118 supports 10-bit 4K H.265 online transcoding. With Video Station and DS video, you can convert and play 4K videos from almost any computer, mobile device, or other media players that don't support Ultra HD formats.

Powered by Synology DSM

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

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

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

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

Multimedia
Complete multimedia solution for management, streaming, and playback.
UPC: 846504002955

Synology DS118 External HDD/SSD Specs

Computing
CPU1.4 GHz Quad-Core
ProcessorRealtek RTD1296
Total Installed Memory1 GB DDR4
General
Number of Bays1 x 3.5"
I/O2 x USB Type-A (USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gb/s))
1 x RJ45 (Gigabit Ethernet)
Compatible Drive InterfaceSATA III
Media Card SlotsNone
Maximum Filled Capacity12 TB
Networking
Supported ProtocolsAFP
CIFS/SMB
CalDAV
FTP
HTTP
HTTPS
NFS
SNMP
WebDAV
iSCSI
Software
Supported File SystemsExternal: EXT3, EXT4, FAT, HFS+, NTFS
Internal: EXT4
OS CompatibilityWindows 7
Windows 8.1
Windows 10
macOS 10.11 or Later
Supported BrowsersChrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari
Supported LanguagesBrazilian Portuguese
Czech
Danish
Dutch
English
French
Hungarian
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Norwegian
Polish
Portuguese
Russian
Simplified Chinese
Spanish
Swedish
Traditional Chinese
Turkish
Security
VPN Server Connections5
Electrical
AC Input Power100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
DC Input Power 36 VDC
Power SourceAC Adapter
Power Consumption9.4 W (Typical)
4.22 W (Standby)
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, CE, EAC, FCC, RCM, as per Manufacturer
Physical
Status MonitoringLED Indicator
Cooling1 x 60 mm Fan
Noise Level16.7 dBA
Weight1.5 lb / 0.7 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.915 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)11.3 x 9.85 x 3.7"

Synology DS118 External HDD/SSD Reviews

perfect upgrade to my wd nas

By Dennis
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-31

I started receiving emails that my wd nas drive was going to stop receiving updates and to buy another nas from them. I instead found this one drive nas enclosure, backed up my wd hdd data, opened up my wd nas and took out the drive, and installed it into the synology ds118. Super easy, it formats and prepare the drive and the software it has is much powerful than the wd crappy one . Very happy with my purchase and bh photo delivered super fast.

Expected much more

By Gregory
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2021-07-30

Slow reading and writing speeds when directly connected to external HD with USB 3.0 . The maximum copying speed was 70 mbs with an average transfer speed of 40 mbs.

Home Security

By Mark
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-07-15

Still hooking my system up but looking forward to seeing it work

Use for backups

By Jim
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2019-12-31

Bought to use with timemachine to backup 2 macs. working great.

Check contents of box!

By Ralph
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2019-09-23

The first unit may have been one that had been returned by a previous customer. It was missing documentation and included mounting screws that did not fit. The second unit appeared to be unopened but was missing some screws for securing the case. Aside from the sloppy/incomplete packaging, the unit seems to work OK.

Spiffy

By Carl
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2019-05-01

Synology has a very good product. Their software support is top notch. The DS118 is much faster than the DS114. The difference in speed is noticeable. This unit is great for home and small office. It just works, even with Apple’s Time Machine.

My First NAS

By Kevin
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-24

Wow, I cannot believe how many features this thing has. I am using it for an Emby media server and it works flawlessly. I connected the share to my Linux machine and transferring to it is very easy. Definitely recommend. Pros: Easy setup Fast transfers Can manage from anywhere Made me want to buy the next higher model. Cons: Single drive bay. I use it for movies, so I'm not worried about losing files. If I used it for a backup drive, I would have purchased a dual bay for Raid capabilities. Not really a con, just worth mentioning.

Awesome NAS for my media!

By Rich
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-10-18

This NAS is amazing and is perfect for all of my streaming media!

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