Synology DiskStation DS218play 2-Bay NAS Enclosure

Synology DiskStation 8TB DS218play 2-Bay NAS Enclosure Kit with WD NAS Drives (2 x 4TB)

Synology DiskStation 8TB DS218play 2-Bay NAS Enclosure Kit with WD NAS Drives (2 x 4TB)

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Product Highlights

  • 8TB Storage Capacity
  • 2 x 4TB 5400 rpm SATA III 3.5" HDDs
  • 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
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Synology DiskStation DS218play overview

  • 1Description

This B&H Kit combines the Synology DiskStation DS218play 2-Bay NAS Enclosure with two WD 4TB Red 5400 rpm SATA III 3.5" hard drives for a total storage capacity of 8TB.

  • Synology DiskStation DS218play 2-Bay NAS Enclosure

    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
  • 2 x WD 4TB Red 5400 rpm SATA III 3.5" Internal NAS HDD

    Designed with home and small office/business customers in mind, the 4TB Red 5400 rpm SATA III 3.5" Internal NAS HDD from WD is well-suited for NAS environments with up to eight 3.5" drive bays. Engineered to handle increased workloads, this 4TB drive operates using a SATA III 6 Gb/s interface, a 64MB cache, and a rotational speed of 5400 rpm, all of which help to ensure uninterrupted data transfers with a sustained rate of up to 150 MB/s. This drive also features high levels of reliability, with 600,000 load/unload cycles, <10 in 1014 non-recoverable read errors per bits read, error recovery controls, and 1,000,000 hours MTBF for 1-8 bay NAS systems. Also built into this drive are noise and vibration protection and WD's NASware 3.0 helps increase system compatibility, allowing WD Red drives to be more easily integrated with your existing network infrastructure.

    General Features

    Fill Your NAS with WD Red
    Built for 1 to 8-bay NAS systems, WD Red lets users store their data in one unit
    NASware 3.0 Technology
    Built into every WD Red hard drive, NASware 3.0's technology helps improves your system's storage performance by increasing compatibility, integration, upgradeability, and reliability
    Built for NAS Compatibility
    Desktop drives aren't purpose-built for NAS, but WD Red drives with NASware are. WD's technology helps takes the guesswork out of selecting a drive. WD Red is for small NAS systems and WD's algorithm balances performance and reliability in NAS and RAID environments
    Desktop Drives vs. WD Red
    Desktop hard drives are not designed for NAS environments. Do right by your NAS and choose a drive with an array of features to help preserve your data and maintain optimum performance. Take the following into consideration when choosing a hard drive for your NAS:
  • Compatibility: Without being tested for compatibility with your NAS system, improved performance is not guaranteed
  • Reliability: The always-on environment of a NAS or RAID is a hot one and desktop drives aren't typically tested in those conditions. WD Red is
  • Error Recovery Controls: WD Red NAS hard drives are specifically designed with RAID error recovery control to help reduce failures within the NAS system. Desktop drives are not typically designed for RAID environments where this can be an issue
  • Noise and Vibration Protection: Designed to operate solo, desktop drives offer little or no protection from the noise and vibration faced in a multi-drive system. WD Red drives are designed for multi-bay NAS systems
  • WD Red for Home
    Stream, backup, share, and organize your digital content at home with a NAS and WD Red drives designed to share content to the devices in your home. Red NASware helps increase your drives' compatibility with your devices, TV, stereo, and more
    WD Red for Small Business
    WD Red is a good hard drive choice for 1 to 8 bay systems. NASware 3.0 allows for integration with your existing network so WD Red can share and backup files at the speed of your business. For larger businesses with up to 16 bays, use WD Red Pro
    3D Active Balance Plus
    This helps ensure your data is protected from excessive vibration and noise in a NAS or RAID environment. This dual-plane balance control helps reduce the degradation of your drive over time
    Reliability
    Since your NAS system is always on, a reliable drive is essential. With an MTBF of up to 1 million hours, the WD Red drive with NASware 3.0 is designed for 24x7 environments
    Cooler Operations
    By reducing power consumption, the operating temperature of your NAS stays cooler. With a lower temperature in your system, you can create a more reliable solution for your NAS
    UPC: 718037810058
In the Box
Table of Contents
  • 1Description
  • Synology DiskStation DS218play 2-Bay NAS Enclosure
    Hardware Specifications
    CPU
    CPU Model 1.4 GHz Realtek RTD1296 Quad-Core
    CPU Architecture 64-bit
    Hardware Encryption Engine Yes
    Hardware Transcoding Engine 10-bit H.265 (HEVC), MPEG-4 Part 2, MPEG-2, and VC-1
    Maximum Resolution: Cinema 4K (4096 x 2160)
    Maximum Frames per Second: 60 fps
    Memory
    System Memory 1 GB DDR4
    Storage
    Drive Bays 2
    Compatible Drive Types 3.5" SATA HDDs
    2.5" SATA HDDs & SSDs (with optional 2.5" disk holder)
    Maximum Internal Raw Capacity 24 TB (2 x 12 TB HDDs, capacity may vary by RAID types)
    Maximum Single Volume Size 108 TB
    Ports
    External Ports 2 x USB 3.0 Type-A
    1 x Gigabit Ethernet
    File System
    Internal Drives EXT4
    External Drives EXT4
    EXT3
    FAT
    NTFS
    HFS+
    exFAT (purchased separately in Package Center)
    General
    System Fan 92 x 92 mm (1 piece)
    Fan Speed Mode Full-Speed Mode
    Cool Mode
    Quiet Mode
    Brightness Adjustable Front LED Indicators Yes
    Power Recovery Yes
    Noise Level 19.9 dB(A)
    Scheduled Power On/Off Yes
    Wake on LAN/WAN Yes
    Power Supply Unit / Adapter 60 W
    AC Input Power Voltage 100 to 240 VAC
    Power Frequency 50/60 Hz, Single Phase
    Power Consumption 16.79 W (Access)
    5.16 W (HDD Hibernation)
    Environmental
    Operating Temperature 40 to 104°F / 4 to 40°C
    Storage Temperature -5 to 140°F / -21 to 60°C
    Relative Humidity 5 to 95% RH
    Certifications
    Certifications FCC Class B
    CE Class B
    BSMI Class B
    EAC
    CCC
    RCM
    DSM Specifications
    Operating System Windows 7 and 10
    Mac OS X 10.11+
    Supported Browsers Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer 10+, Safari 10+, Safari (iOS 10+), Chrome (Android 6.0+)
    Multilingual Support English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Dansk, Norsk, Svenska, Nederlands, Русский, Polski, Magyar, Português do Brasil, Português Europeu, Türkçe, Českı, 日本語, 한국어, 繁體中文, 简体中文
    Networking Protocols CIFS, AFP, NFS, FTP, WebDAV, CalDAV, iSCSI, Telnet, SSH, SNMP, VPN (PPTP, OpenVPN)
    Security FTP over SSL/TLS, IP auto-block, firewall, encrypted network backup over Rsync, HTTPS connection
    VPN Server Maximum Connections: 15
    Dimensions & Weight
    Dimensions 6.5 x 3.9 x 8.9" / 165 x 100 x 225.5 mm
    Weight 1.92 lb / 0.87 kg
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.4 x 10.7 x 4.8"
  • 2 x WD 4TB Red 5400 rpm SATA III 3.5" Internal NAS HDD
    Storage
    Drive Capacity 4.0 TB
    Cache Memory 64 MB
    Performance
    Interface SATA III (6 Gb/s)
    Sequential Read Speed 150 MB/s
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    Drive Type HDD
    Form Factor 3.5"
    Noise Level 28.0 dB (Active)
    25.0 dB (Idle)
    HDD Specs
    Spindle Speed (RPM) 5400 RPM
    Reliability / Data Integrity
    Load/Unload Cycles 600,000
    Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) 1.0 Million Hours
    Non-Recoverable Read Errors per Bits Read < 1 in 1014
    Electrical
    Power Draw 4.5 W (Active)
    3.3 W (Idle)
    0.4 W (Standby)
    Supported Voltage 12 VDC
    Current 1.75 A at 12 VDC
    Environmental
    Operating Shock 30 G / 2.0 ms
    Storage Shock 250 G / 2.0 ms
    Operating Temperature 32 to 149°F / 0 to 65°C
    Storage Temperature -40 to 158°F / -40 to 70°C
    General
    Certifications RoHS, as per Manufacturer
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 4.0 x 5.8 x 1.0" / 101.6 x 147.3 x 25.4 mm
    Weight 1.5 lb / 0.7 kg
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.5 x 6.1 x 2.9"

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