Synology DiskStation DS218j 2-Bay NAS Enclosure

Synology DiskStation DS218j 2-Bay NAS Enclosure

Synology DiskStation DS218j 2-Bay NAS Enclosure

B&H # SYDS218J MFR # DS218J
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Product Highlights

  • 2 x 3.5/2.5" SATA HDD/SSD Drive Bays
  • 1.3 GHz Realtek Marvell Armada Dual-Core
  • 512MB of DDR3 RAM
  • 1 x Gigabit Ethernet Port
  • 2 x USB 3.0 Type-A Ports
  • RAID 0, 1, Basic, Hybrid, and JBOD
  • Sequential Reads up to 113 MB/s
  • Sequential Writes up to 112 MB/s
  • Hardware Encryption Engine
  • Synology DiskStation Manager OS
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Synology DiskStation DS218j overview

  • 1Description

Designed for home users who need to back up digital assets with low power consumption, the DiskStation DS218j 2-Bay NAS Enclosure from Synology is an entry-level NAS for personal cloud storage that delivers rapid data transmission, with sequential read speeds of up to 113 MB/s and sequential write speeds of up to 112 MB/s. 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 with a drive bay adapter. Using its dual 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 1024 user accounts.

The DS218j 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 1.3 GHz Marvell Armada 385 88F6820 Dual-Core and its 512MB of DDR3 RAM allows frequently-used files and applications to be quickly accessed. 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 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. The DS218j is also able to function as a multimedia solution for management, streaming, and playback.

For those who require RAID support, the DS218 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 DS218j 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 18.2 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 DS218j 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

Cost-Effective Home Storage Server
Back up your digital assets with the Synology DS218j, a 2-bay NAS with sequential reads up to 113 MB/s and sequential writes up to 112 MB/s, power efficiency of 17.48W in HDD access and 7.03W in HDD hibernation, all of which is made for home users.
Cloud Station Backup for PC Protection
Back up virtually any computer or mobile device with Synology's comprehensive multi-versioning backup solution. You can protect your computer and NAS against malicious attacks including the rising encryption-based ransomware threats.
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.
Seamless 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.
Powered by Synology DSM
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Complete surveillance solution for recording, monitoring, and management.

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

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 and constantly updated to tackle evolving threats and protect your devices.

Multimedia
Complete multimedia solution for management, streaming, and playback.
UPC: 846504002818
In the Box
Synology DiskStation DS218j 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 DS218j specs

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    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 Marvell Armada 385 88F6820 Dual-Core
    Clock Speed Base: 1.33GHz
    Total Installed Memory 512 MB DDR3
    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 17.48 W (Typical)
    7.03 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 5
    Environmental
    Operating Temperature 40 to 104°F / 5 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 18.2 dBA
    Status Monitoring LED Indicator
    Dimensions 6.5 x 3.9 x 8.8" / 165.0 x 100.0 x 222.5 mm
    Weight 1.9 lb / 0.9 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 4.15 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.4 x 10.5 x 4.8"

    Synology DiskStation DS218j reviews

    DiskStation DS218j 2-Bay NAS Enclosure is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 4.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great NAS - once it is set up! I've set up multiple attached storage devices for work. This one is for personal storage - mainly for videos and pictures. In my opinion, the instructions for setup weren't as simple as they could have been. There are lots of options, and in some cases the terminology (or descriptions of the choices) could have been clearer. However, once set up, this NAS is quick and responsive. Everything works as it should. I've only had it for about a month, but I've had experience with Synology rack mount NASes in the past and they've had excellent reliability. I look forward to the same from this device.
    Date published: 2018-07-23
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from NAS does the job on my home network Do not use all the capabilities of the unit.� Easy to install. Dependability is the key and will to be determined.� Replaced a DNS-323 that was long in the tooth.� For my purposes, either device is transparent after installation, so it is hard to get too excited about this addition.
    Date published: 2018-02-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic product for the price! I bought this enclosure for backing up home computers and file sharing. It was very easy to setup and get configured to my liking. I am pleased with the quality and ease of setup.
    Date published: 2018-08-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product Synology enclosure is low end in cost, big in features, capabilities
    Date published: 2018-06-06
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