Synology DiskStation 24TB DS218 2-Bay NAS Enclosure Kit with Seagate NAS Drives (2 x 12TB)

BH #SYDS21824TBI (B&H Kit)
Synology DiskStation 24TB DS218 2-Bay NAS Enclosure Kit with Seagate NAS Drives (2 x 12TB)
Key Features
  • 24TB Storage Capacity
  • 2 x 12TB 7200 rpm SATA III 3.5" HDDs
  • 1.4 GHz Realtek RTD1296 Quad-Core
  • 2GB of DDR4 RAM
This B&H Kit combines the Synology DiskStation DS218 2-Bay NAS Enclosure with two Seagate 12TB IronWolf 7200 rpm SATA III 3.5" hard drives for a total storage capacity of 24TB.
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Synology DiskStation DS218 External HDD Overview

This B&H Kit combines the Synology DiskStation DS218 2-Bay NAS Enclosure with two Seagate 12TB IronWolf 7200 rpm SATA III 3.5" hard drives for a total storage capacity of 24TB.

General Features
Optimized for NAS with AgileArray
AgileArray is built for dual-plane balancing and RAID optimization in multi-bay environments with advanced power management
IronWolf Health Management
IronWolf Health Management focuses on prevention, intervention, and recovery
Reduced Lag Times
Improved performance means reduced lag times or downtime for users during high traffic time for the NAS
Rotational Vibration (RV) Sensors
IronWolf comes standard with RV sensors to maintain high performance in multi-bay NAS enclosures
Multi-User Environments
IronWolf provides a workload rate of 180TB per year, which means that multiple users can upload and download data to the NAS server, knowning that IronWolf can handle the workload, whether you are a creative professional or small business
Designed for Always-On, Always-Accessible 24/7 Performance
Access data on your NAS virtually any time, whether remotely or on site
Cache Memory
IronWolf provides 256MB of cache memory, allowing your NAS to serve data faster
1.0 Million Hours MTBF | Limited 3-Year Warranty
This represents an improved total cost of ownership (TCO) over desktop drives with reduced maintenance costs
Designed for 24x7 Performance
Access your data on your NAS at virtually any time, whether remotely or on site
Best-Fit Applications
1-8 bay business network attached storage (NAS)
Desktop RAIDs and servers
Multimedia server storage
Private cloud
UPC: 763649121757

Synology DiskStation DS218 External HDD Specs

Key Specs
Total Installed Capacity
12 TB
Drive Type
SATA III / 3.5" HDD (7200 rpm)
Read Speed
Maximum: 210 MB/s
Write Speed
Maximum: 210 MB/s
Drive Type
SATA III / 3.5" HDD (7200 rpm)
Read Speed
Maximum: 210 MB/s
Write Speed
Maximum: 210 MB/s
Encryption Support
No
Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF)
1.0 Million Hours
Endurance (Total Bytes Written)
180 TB
Power Draw
7.8 W (Active)
5.0 W (Idle)
0.8 W (Standby)
Input Power
12 VDC at 1.8 A
Environmental
Operating Temperature
32 to 149°F / 0 to 65°C
Storage Temperature
-40 to 158°F / -40 to 70°C
Operating Shock
70 G / 2.0 ms
General
Dimensions
5.78 x 4.01 x 1.02" / 146.81 x 101.85 x 25.91 mm
Weight
1.52 lb / 0.69 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1.75 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
8.8 x 6.1 x 3"

Synology DiskStation DS218 External HDD Reviews

Easy to set up, but no minimal documentation

By Jason
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2023-01-26

The Synology DS218 and dual hard drives were easy to set up and begin using. The booklet had illustrations on how to get up and running, but that's about it. Fortunately I had watched a few videos online before receiving my NAS so I somewhat knew what to expect and what steps to take. The NAS itself is great, and more powerful than I expected, but Synology really should provide better documentation on how to get things set up. They have good video tutorials, but someone less tech savvy might not know where to begin.

Great replacement for WD MyCloud

By Ronald
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-27

I bought this DiskStation to replace an aging Western Digital MyCloud device. I wanted a unit that supported RAID 1 disk duplication and allowed for future disk upgrades to a larger capacity. This unit nicely met those requirements. Installing the hard drives in the DiskStation was easy, I just followed the diagrams in the instructions. The instructions then gave me a link to a web address where I registered the product and downloaded the disk management system. The system installed and then formatted the hard drives. I opted to do a disk check as part of the formatting, so I let it run overnight. Next day it was finished and ready to go. I use this device to store system backups from six different PCs over my home network. I was able to modify my existing backup scripts to point to the new device. I was also able to copy files from my old device to the new one over the network. So far it has worked flawlessly. It is quiet and I like that it spins down the disks when they have been inactive for a period of time. As an added bonus, it backs up my systems faster than the old device did.

Great Gear!

By Richard
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-14

This item arrived from B&H very quickly! The SpaceRex videos on YouTube were very helpful for setup help.

My New NAS Upgrade

By Mark
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-08-07

Purchased the Synology Diskstation DS218 kit with two WD Red Plus NAS drives to replace a pair of aging consumer level single drive network drives from another brand. I chose the DS218 over the newer and more powerful DS220+ as I wanted the additional USB port for use with a UPS while retaining the ability to connect a backup drive at the rear. I did not feel I needed the redundant LAN connection and while the Celeron processor would have been nice I do not anticipate needing the processing power. I am liking the benefits of the Raid 1 configuration and the recycle bin not provided by my previous boxes. Initial setup was straight forward as far as getting the DS218 up and running. After that it can be a bit overwhelming as there are many options available in settings that were not offered in my earlier home user oriented drives. Fortunately, there is a lot of information and advise available through Synology and other internet sources. Liking the recycle bin, snapshots, and other features that were lacking in my old setup.

What a pleasure to have this unit

By Robert
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-10-14

I have tried FreeNAS and other means of having a systematic backup at home as well as file sharing from home but I didn't have success and I am not tech savvy. While the automatic backup through the USB external Drive setup did require a help of a friend I am able to use the new unit as my home cloud and backup system successfully. Even though I needed some technical help of a friend I am still giving a 5star because the product seems to be of a good quality and very feature rich at a price I couldn't find anywhere else.

Faster than my old Seagate GoFlex NAS

By Armando
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-09-04

I had my GoFlex NAS for several years now and somehow its software can not keep up with Mac software updates. This is my first time using Synology DiskStation. Besides noticing faster file transfer, this system offers lots of features and good Control Panel interface. The default setting is Raid 1 - disk mirroring for redundancy. I am very happy with my purchase. I just hope this will last for a long time like the reliable GoFlex. Thanks Synology and B&H.

Not what I needed, but a great value bundle

By Avi
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-16

I ended up getting the DS720+ but kept the two drives. I'm not sure what to do with the enclosure for this now, but it was a great deal.

The perfect solution for large image, music & video files

By Timothy
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-13

I'm a photographer. When I order a new MacBook Pro M1 Max in October, I purchased the Synology 24TB DS218 NAS for less than upgrading the MacBook from a 1TB SSD to a 6TB SSD, and a third less than upgrading to an 8TB SSD. The Synology software made it quick and easy to configure the NAS, and when I attached USB drives to the NAS enclosure, transferring large amounts of files to the 24TB NAS through the Synology desktop was very fast. So now I have years of photo files, music files, and video files all in one place that I can access from multiple computers. I recently ordered a Synology DS220+ NAS from B&H that I'm using to back up the 24TB DS218 NAS.

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Is this kit difficult to assemble?

Is this kit difficult to assemble?
Asked by: Paul
This kit is very easy to set up and start to use.
Answered by: Moe
Date published: 2021-02-01

Is this kit difficult to ‘assemble’ ?

Is this kit difficult to ‘assemble’ ?
Asked by: Paul
It is super simple.
Answered by: Daniel
Date published: 2021-01-26

Will this work with Mac time machine for more ...

Will this work with Mac time machine for more then 1 computer?
Asked by: steve
Yes...Be sure to enable Apple file/Time Machine services.
Answered by: Gregorio M.
Date published: 2022-02-11

Will this work with time machine for more then 1 ...

Will this work with time machine for more then 1 Mac?
Asked by: steve
Yes, this can work with multiple devices on the same network as a time machine share location.
Answered by: Michael
Date published: 2022-02-11

Does this kit support RAID 1 for backing up ...

Does this kit support RAID 1 for backing up important files?
Asked by: Michael
Synology Hybrid RAID (SHR), Basic, JBOD, RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 6, RAID 10
Answered by: James
Date published: 2021-12-22

Can I use all four drives to back up the same ...

Can I use all four drives to back up the same data (4x redundancy)?
Asked by: Leon
You can use it as JBOD for that, but would not be recommended.
Answered by: Sagi
Date published: 2021-04-14

Is this NAS noisy?

Is this NAS noisy?
Asked by: Scotty
The Synology DiskStation 16TB DS418 has a decibal level of 21 which is considered low. A refrigerator typically has a dedibal level of 50.
Answered by: Geoffrey
Date published: 2021-12-14
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