Compare Synology DiskStation NAS DS218+ (6GB) 2-Bay (2GB + 4GB Synology RAM) AND Synology DiskStation NAS DS218j 2-Bay (512MB RAM) AND Synology DiskStation NAS DS220+ (18GB) 2-Bay (2GB + 16GB non-Synology RAM)


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DS218+ (6GB)
IBSY-218P6
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£296.00 ex.VAT
£355.20 inc.VAT
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DS218j

IBSY-218J
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DS220+ (18GB)
IBSY-220P18
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£307.00 ex.VAT
£368.40 inc.VAT
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General

Stock code
IBSY-218P6
IBSY-218J
IBSY-220P18
Brand
Synology
Synology
Synology
Series
DiskStation NAS
DiskStation NAS
DiskStation NAS
Model
DS218+ (6GB)
DS218j
DS220+ (18GB)
Type
2-Bay (2GB + 4GB Synology RAM)
2-Bay (512MB RAM)
2-Bay (2GB + 16GB non-Synology RAM)
ROHS
Y
Y
Y
Min Qty
789
789
Date added
09/11/2017
11/09/2017
03/06/2020

Information

Form Factor / Drive Height
165x108x233mm
165x100x225.5mm
165 x 108 x 233 mm
Platter size
3.5"
3.5"
3.5"
Platter (alternate)
2.5"
2.5"
2.5"
RAM/Cache
6GB
512MB
18GB
Guarantee
2yr
2yr
2yr
Processor
Intel Celeron J3355 dual-core 2GHz, burst up to 2.5GHz
Marvell Armada 385 88F6820 32-bit Dual Core 1.3 GHz
Intel Celeron J4025 2-core 2.0 GHz, burst up to 2.9 GHz
CPU Mark (cpubenchmark.net)
1325
low
1825
Total Drives
2
2
2
Total Drives (alternate)
2
2
2
RAID
0:1:
0:1:
0:1:
RAID Levels
Basic, JBOD, RAID 0, RAID 1
Basic, JBOD, RAID 0, RAID 1

Connections

PORTS SUMMARY
0X eSATA (host)
1X LAN
2X SATA 7-pin Discrete with Power
1X LAN
2X SATA 7-pin Discrete with Power
2X USB3 type A (host)
2X RJ45 1GbE
2X SATA 3.5
2X USB3.0
Speed
Speed/RPM
SATA to Gigabit Ethernet (1,000 Mbit/s)
SATA to Gigabit Ethernet (1,000 Mbit/s)
SATA 6Gb/s to 1GbE
Physical
Weight (kg)
2.5kg
2.5kg
2.3kg
Weight (bare)
1.3kg
880g
1.3kg
Watts
17.23W
17.48W
Colour
Black
White
Black
Reviews
Synology DiskStation NAS

DS218+ (6GB)


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Price ex.VAT:£296.00
Price inc.VAT:£355.20





General Performance

The DS218+ (6GB) same as the DS218j and the DS220+ (18GB) is made by Synology. People often choose Synology because of user friendly interface as well as being suited for Mac and Windows based environments. It is relatively easy to set up and use, and those who are new to Network Attached Storage are advised to go for the Synology. Unlike the DS218j and the DS220+ (18GB) this box has the Intel Celeron J3355 dual-core 2GHz, burst up to 2.5GHz processor. Another key difference between the DS218j and the DS220+ (18GB) is RAM. DS218+ (6GB) arrives with 6GB RAM. The DS218+ (6GB) 6GB RAM compared with DS220+ (18GB) 18GB is clearly weaker.

About Connections

There is one LAN port on this box, making it a simple home NAS. Sometimes when your business grows, you might consider getting a box with expansion capabilities. With this box you have all opportunities to do so. You might want to contact one of our tech guys to find out more.

About Usage

With two bay unit you are having additional advantages. You may choose your box to be set up as JBOD, RAID0 or RAID1. RAID 0 would be good for non-critical storage of data when you need it to read and written at high speeds. It could give you good performance. Besides you can still access your documents or media files over your private network or even internet. You may install Plex Media Server on this box. Plex lets you easily create a feature rich and practical home media playback system. Some boxes offer real time transcoding functionality. That let you stream your media hustle free, based on your device speed or screen size. Please contact us to find transcoding compatibility list.

Price And Warranty

This box comes with 2 year warranty for your peace of mind and long term hardware security. This Synology is £11.00 cheaper than the most expensive unit DS220+ (18GB).
Synology DiskStation NAS

DS218j


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Our Review: 4/5
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7.3

OVERALL

DESIGN rating score 7.00

FEATURES rating score 6.00

PERFORMANCE rating score 6.00

VALUE FOR MONEY
rating score10.00
Synology DS218j PROS

designThe familiar Synology Chassis



General Performance

The DS218j same as the DS218+ (6GB) and the DS220+ (18GB) is made by Synology. People often choose Synology because of user friendly interface as well as being suited for Mac and Windows based environments. It is relatively easy to set up and use, and those who are new to Network Attached Storage are advised to go for the Synology. Unlike the DS218+ (6GB) and the DS220+ (18GB) this box has the Marvell Armada 385 88F6820 32-bit Dual Core 1.3 GHz processor. Another key difference between the DS218+ (6GB) and the DS220+ (18GB) is RAM. DS218j arrives with 512MB RAM. It has 512MB RAM which is enough for home environments to do very simple tasks. The DS218j 512MB RAM compared with DS220+ (18GB) 18GB is clearly weaker.

About Connections

There is one LAN port on this box, making it a simple home NAS. Two USB3 ports on this Synology is offering you up to 5Gb/s transfer speeds of external devices. It is fast enough to get your files through fairly quickly with this speed and make backing up with an external drive or Apple Time Machine a quick and easy process. Sometimes when your business grows, you might consider getting a box with expansion capabilities. With this box you have all opportunities to do so. You might want to contact one of our tech guys to find out more.

About Usage

With two bay unit you are having additional advantages. You may choose your box to be set up as JBOD, RAID0 or RAID1. RAID 0 would be good for non-critical storage of data when you need it to read and written at high speeds. It could give you good performance. Besides you can still access your documents or media files over your private network or even internet. You may install Plex Media Server on this box. Plex lets you easily create a feature rich and practical home media playback system. Some boxes offer real time transcoding functionality. That let you stream your media hustle free, based on your device speed or screen size. Please contact us to find transcoding compatibility list.

Price And Warranty

This box comes with 2 year warranty for your peace of mind and long term hardware security.
Synology DiskStation NAS

DS220+ (18GB)


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Price ex.VAT:£307.00
Price inc.VAT:£368.40





General Performance

The DS220+ (18GB) same as the DS218+ (6GB) and the DS218j is made by Synology. People often choose Synology because of user friendly interface as well as being suited for Mac and Windows based environments. It is relatively easy to set up and use, and those who are new to Network Attached Storage are advised to go for the Synology. This model comes with new DDR4 technology random access memorty (RAM). DDR3 used to work at 800 MT/s (or Millions of Transfers per second) and some went as high as 2133. DDR4, starts at 2133 MHz. The increased speed means an overall increase in bandwidth. Unlike the DS218+ (6GB) and the DS218j this box has the Intel Celeron J4025 2-core 2.0 GHz, burst up to 2.9 GHz processor. Another key difference between the DS218+ (6GB) and the DS218j is RAM. DS220+ (18GB) arrives with 18GB RAM. Size of 18GB makes DS220+ (18GB) the best regards to RAM capacity.

About Connections

There are two LAN ports on this box, making it a good home or small business NAS as you can utilise Link Aggregation and Failover support. Two USB3 ports on this Synology is offering you up to 5Gb/s transfer speeds of external devices. It is fast enough to get your files through fairly quickly with this speed and make backing up with an external drive or Apple Time Machine a quick and easy process. Sometimes when your business grows, you might consider getting a box with expansion capabilities. With this box you have all opportunities to do so. You might want to contact one of our tech guys to find out more.

About Usage

With two bay unit you are having additional advantages. You may choose your box to be set up as JBOD, RAID0 or RAID1. RAID 0 would be good for non-critical storage of data when you need it to read and written at high speeds. It could give you good performance. Besides you can still access your documents or media files over your private network or even internet. You may install Plex Media Server on this box. Plex lets you easily create a feature rich and practical home media playback system. Some boxes offer real time transcoding functionality. That let you stream your media hustle free, based on your device speed or screen size. Please contact us to find transcoding compatibility list.

Price And Warranty

This box comes with 2 year warranty for your peace of mind and long term hardware security. This is the most expensive box with the price tag £307.00.


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