Synology DiskStation DS218 2-Bay NAS Enclosure

Synology DiskStation DS218 2-Bay NAS Enclosure

Synology DiskStation DS218 2-Bay NAS Enclosure

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Synology DiskStation DS218 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
  • 2GB of DDR4 RAM
  • 1 x Gigabit Ethernet Port
  • 2 x USB 3.0 Type-A | 1 x USB 2.0 Type-A
  • RAID 0, 1, Basic, Hybrid & JBOD
  • Sequential Reads & Writes up to 112 MB/s
  • Hardware Encryption & Transcoding Engine
  • Synology DiskStation Manager OS
  • Windows & Mac Compatible
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Synology DiskStation DS218 overview

  • 1Description

Designed for small offices and home users, the DiskStation DS218 2-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 engage in real-time 4K H.265 video transcoding. 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 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 2048 user accounts.

The DS218 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 2GB 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 10-bit 4K H.265 video on-the-fly. Also featured are two USB 3.0 Type-A ports and one USB 2.0 Type-A 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. Using the integrated 4K multimedia server on the DS218, 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.

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 DS218 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 19.3 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 DS218 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

Versatile, Powerful, and Compact Storage Server
The Synology DS218 comes with a 1.4 GHz Quad-Core 64-bit processor and 2GB of DDR4 RAM, delivering sustained data transfer speeds of up to 112 MB/s, 10-bit 4K H.265 video transcoding on-the-fly, and capacities surpassing 16TB per single volume.
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.
Easy Backup Solutions
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.
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 DS218 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
Complete surveillance solution for recording, monitoring, and management.

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: 846504002962
In the Box
Synology DiskStation DS218 2-Bay NAS Enclosure
  • Accessory Pack
  • 60W AC Power Adapter
  • AC Power Cord
  • RJ45 LAN Cable
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Synology DiskStation DS218 specs

    General
    Number of Bays 2 x 2.5"/3.5"
    Media Card Slots None
    Maximum Filled Capacity 24 TB
    Connections 2 x USB Type-A (USB 3.1 Gen 1)
    1 x USB Type-A (USB 2.0)
    1 x RJ45 (Gigabit Ethernet)
    Compatible Drive Interface SATA
    Hot-Swap Support Yes
    Wake on LAN Yes
    Drives
    Total Raw Capacity None
    Type None
    Flash Memory None
    Computing
    Processor Realtek RTD1296 Quad-Core
    Clock Speed Base: 1.4GHz
    Total Installed Memory 2 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 14.99 W (Typical)
    5.78 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 32 to 104°F / 0 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 19.3 dBA
    Status Monitoring LED Indicator
    Dimensions 6.5 x 4.3 x 9.2" / 165.0 x 108.0 x 233.2 mm
    Weight 2.9 lb / 1.3 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 5.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.4 x 10.5 x 4.8"

    Synology DiskStation DS218 reviews

    DiskStation DS218 2-Bay NAS Enclosure is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 4.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy setup. This is my first NAS system, so I was a little concerned about putting everything together by myself. For my surprise, it was very simple to set up and configure it. Installing hard drives took less than 5-6 minutes (no tool needed). Synology App is also very intuitive and simple to use. Lots of applications for managing drives, backups, other tasks, etc. Unit makes almost no noise (what you hear is in fact the drives working. fan is super quiet). *My only regret was not buying larger hard drives ( I got 2x 6Tb, and believe it would just perfect having my DS218 running 2x 8Tb or even 2x 10Tb). Let's see how it does on a long run, but overall, I'm very happy with it.
    Date published: 2018-07-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just what I needed! This is a very nice NAS for a home office.� The extra apps are a nice benefit.� One of the best apps is the ability to sync folders from the NAS to a cloud provider such as Dropbox, Google, etc.
    Date published: 2018-01-31
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from It is OK for average usage It is fine, but do not expect it can do much. It is a linux based device. The packages could be installed is not fantasic
    Date published: 2018-03-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing NAS Station File cloud, timemachine, video streaming center, and B&H has the best price out there.... amazing!
    Date published: 2018-03-30
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