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1GB RAM
Realtek RTD1296 64-bit Quad Core 1.4 GHz
2yr Warranty
Description
DiskStation DS118
High-performance 1-bay NAS for small office and home users

Versatile, powerful and compact storage server
Synology DS118 comes with a new 64-bit quad-core processor, delivering excellent data transfer speed and 10-bit 4K H.265 video transcoding on the fly.

CPU - Quad-core 1.4 GHz
Memory - 1GB DDR4
Performance - Over 113 MB/s and 112 MB/s sequential reading and writing
Eco-friendly - 9.4 W / 4.22 W Access / Hibernation power consumption

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 Mac or PC. Advanced search and filtering tools allow for easy organization and sharing of files with just a link. Supports SMB, FTP, AFP, NFS, WebDAV, compatible with any environment.

Synchronize files across your devices
Cloud Station Suite provides real-time data synchronization across all your devices, such as computers, mobile devices, and other Synology NAS whenever a file is modified. "Intelliversioning" keeps the most important file versions to better utilize storage space.
Cloud Station Sharesync - Cloud Station Drive - Cloud Station Server - DS Cloud

Easy 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 simple customizable address (e.g. https://customID.quickconnect.to), so that you can instantly access media and work files on any Windows/Mac/Linux computer, laptop, or mobile device without additional charge.

4K Multimedia Server
Access and stream your favorite 4K content anywhere, anytime. DS118 supports 10-bit 4K H.265 online transcoding via Video Station and DS video, allowing 4K videos to be converted and played on your computers, mobile devices, 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 Mac, PC, and mobile devices.

Public Cloud Integration
Backup and synchronize data easily between your public cloud accounts and your NAS.

DSM UI
Award-winning operating system with an intuitive user interface and powerful capabilities.

Security
Comprehensive built-in security tools are constantly updated to tackle evolving threats and protect your devices.

Multimedia
Complete multimedia solution for management, streaming, and playback.



Hardware Specifications CPU CPU Model Realtek RTD1296 CPU Architecture 64-bit CPU Frequency Quad Core 1.4 GHz Hardware Encryption Engine   Hardware Transcoding Engine 10-bit H.265 (HEVC), MPEG-4 Part 2, MPEG-2, VC-1; maximum resolution: 4K (4096 x 2160); maximum frame rate per second (FPS): 30 Memory System Memory 1 GB DDR4 Storage Drive Bays 1 Compatible Drive Type* (See all supported drives) 3.5" SATA HDD 2.5" SATA HDD (with optional 2.5" Disk Holder) 2.5" SATA SSD (with optional 2.5" Disk Holder) Maximum Internal Raw Capacity 12 TB (12 TB drive x 1) (Capacity may vary by RAID types) Maximum Single Volume Size 108 TB Notes "Compatible drive type" indicates the drives that have been tested to be compatible with Synology products. This term does not indicate the maximum connection speed of each drive bay. The maximum single volume size is not directly related to the maximum raw capacity. External Ports RJ-45 1GbE LAN Port 1 USB 3.0 Port 2 File System Internal Drives EXT4 External Drives EXT4 EXT3 FAT NTFS HFS+ exFAT* Notes exFAT Access is purchased separately in Package Center. Appearance Size (Height x Width x Depth) 166 mm x 71 mm x 224 mm  Weight 0.7 kg  Others System Fan 60 mm x 60 mm x 1 pcs Fan Speed Mode Full-Speed Mode Cool Mode Quiet Mode Low-power Mode Brightness adjustable front LED indicators   Power Recovery   Noise Level* 16.7 dB(A)  Scheduled Power On/Off   Wake on LAN/WAN   Power Supply Unit / Adapter 36W  AC Input Power Voltage 100V to 240V AC Power Frequency 50/60 Hz, Single Phase Power Consumption* 9.4 W (Access) 
4.22 W (HDD Hibernation)  British Thermal Unit 32.1 BTU/hr (Access) 
14.41 BTU/hr (HDD Hibernation)  Environment Temperature Operating Temperature 5°C to 40°C (40°F to 104°F) Storage Temperature -20°C to 60°C (-5°F to 140°F) Relative Humidity 5% to 95% RH Certification FCC Class B CE Class B BSMI Class B Warranty 2 Years Notes Power consumption is measured when fully loaded with Western Digital 1TB WD10EFRX hard drive(s). DSM Specifications ( See more ) Storage Management Maximum Internal Volume Number 1 Maximum iSCSI Target Number 10 Maximum iSCSI LUN 10 Supported RAID Type Basic SSD Support SSD TRIM   File Sharing Capacity Maximum Local User Accounts 2048 Maximum Local Groups 256 Maximum Shared Folder 256 Maximum Shared Folder Sync Tasks 2 Maximum Concurrent CIFS/AFP/FTP Connections 200 Windows Access Control List (ACL) Integration   NFS Kerberos Authentication   Log Center   Syslog Events per Second 100 Add-on Packages  Chat   Maximum Users 500 Notes The number of concurrent HTTP connections for Chat was configured to the maximum. CPU and RAM usage were both under 80% when the number of maximum users was reached. Cloud Station Server   Maximum Number of Concurrently Connected Devices 200 Maximum Number of Synced Files (ext4) 100,000 / single file reaction time 617 ms Notes The maximum number of concurrently connected devices refers to the maximum number of devices that can remain connected at the same time. For more information on file processing capability, please refer to the reaction time for file processing. File reaction time refers to the preparation time required for other devices to start downloading a 1KByte file from a Synology NAS after the file has been added to the NAS. RAM expansion was not used during testing. Non-encrypted shared folders were used during the aforementioned testing. Download Station   Maximum Concurrent Download Tasks 30 exFAT Access (optional)   Media Server   DLNA Compliance   Office   Maximum Users 100 Maximum Simultaneous Editing Users 30 Notes CPU and RAM usage were both under 80% when the number of maximum users was reached. For tested models with expandable memory, the maximum amount of RAM was installed. Client performance may affect maximum simultaneous editing users. Client PCs used for testing: Intel Core i3-3220 / 8GB RAM Surveillance Station   Maximum IP cam (Licenses required) 15 (including 2 Free License) (See All Supported IP Cameras) Total FPS (H.264)* 450 FPS @ 720p (1280x720) 
180 FPS @ 1080p (1920×1080) 
110 FPS @ 3M (2048x1536) 
80 FPS @ 5M (2591x1944) 
40 FPS @ 4K (3840x2160) Total FPS (H.265)* 450 FPS @ 720p (1280x720) 
450 FPS @ 1080p (1920×1080) 
210 FPS @ 3M (2048x1536) 
120 FPS @ 5M (2591x1944) 
60 FPS @ 4K (3840x2160) Total FPS (MJPEG)* 210 FPS @ 720p (1280x720) 
70 FPS @ 1080p (1920×1080) 
50 FPS @ 3M (2048x1536) 
30 FPS @ 5M (2591x1944) Notes Surveillance Station throughput is tested with Axis network camera, using continuous recording with live view from Surveillance Station and motion detection by camera. Live view and recording are sharing the same stream from the camera. Video Station   Video Transcoding 4K Group 3 (See more) Maximum Transcoding Channel Number 1 channel, 30 FPS @ 4K (4096 x 2160), H.265 (HEVC), 10-bit or 
1 channel, 30 FPS @ 1080p (1920×1080), H.264 (AVC)/H.265 (HEVC)/MPEG-4 Part 2 (XVID, DIVX5)/MPEG-2/VC-1 VPN Server   Maximum Connections 5 Environment & Packaging Environment RoHS Compliant Packaging Content Main Unit X 1 Accessory Pack X 1 AC Power Adapter X 1 RJ-45 LAN Cable X 1 Quick Installation Guide X 1 Optional Accessories Surveillance Device License Pack Disk Holder: Type C VS360HD VS960HD
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Stock code IBSY-118
Brand Synology
Series DiskStation NAS
Model DS118
Type 1-Bay (UK POWER ONLY)
ROHS Y
Date added 13/09/2017

DS118 Spec Information

Form factor / drive height 166x71x224mm
Platter size 3.5"
Platter (alternate) 2.5"
Cache 1GB
Guarantee 2yr
Processor Realtek RTD1296 64-bit Quad Core 1.4 GHz
CPU Mark (cpubenchmark.net) low
Total Drives 1
Total Drives (alternate) 1
RAID Levels N/A

DS118 Spec Connections

sub- connectionI/EQuantity
LANLANExternal1
SATASATA 7-pin DiscreteInternal1
USB3USB3 type A (host)External2

Software

DS118 Speed

Speed/RPM 6Gb/s to Gigabit Ethernet (1,000 Mbit/s)

Physical

Colour Black
Weight (kg) 2.2kg
Weight (bare) 700g
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Synology DiskStation NAS DS118 1-Bay (UK POWER ONLY)


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8

OVERALL

DESIGN rating score 8.00

FEATURES rating score 9.00

PERFORMANCE rating score 7.00

VALUE FOR MONEY
rating score 8.00
  PROS
featuresFor such a compact and cost effective device, it is possibly one of the best cost v hardware NAS that Synology have ever produced. Supporting many common NAS applications and functionality such as transcoding, 4K Playback, surveillance recording from IP Cameras, Apple Time Machine and more Don't let the size fool you
performancePerforming better and with more efficiency than the older DS116, the DS118 quad core Realtek CPU and DDR memory mean that you have a good balance of power underneath the bonnet. However it is designed more with efficiency than power in mind and therefore you should factor that in when buying,
valueHard to argue with so much ability and output at this price range. You need to overcome the lack of RAID protection and intel CPU, but after that you will not be disappointed. Easily one of the top 10 NAS devices we have seen so far
designUsing the same chassis as the DS116 NAS, the DS118 NAS is a compact, low power use, low noise and discreet size. If you are looking for a NAS you cancelled in a cupboard or draw somewhere, this may well be the perfect NAS for you.

  CONS
featuresThe only downside, despite the high performance, is that this is based on the fact it is an ARM processor and therefore will always pale in comparison to a solid x86 based Intel or AMD CPU. Disappointing that PLEX has not yet released supported plex app.
performanceOnce you start looking at tasks that factor higher amounts of rendering, transcoding or much broader multimedia tasks across multiple streams at once, you will start to struggle
valueIf you have used NAS in they past, especially a device released this year) then the DS118 will not exactly blow your socks off. For it's size and price tag, it is an excellent NAS, but more designed with first time NAS users, micro users or those on a tight budget in mind.
designA Single HDD NAS, as many already know, lacks RAID protection. This should certainly be a factor to take into consideration when considering a NAS to store all your data.


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Synology DS118 Key features


6Gb/s to Gigabit Ethernet (1,000 Mbit/s)
1GB RAM
Realtek RTD1296 64-bit Quad Core 1.4 GHz
2yr Warranty

free camera License
2x Free Camera Licenses

DiskStation DS118
High-performance 1-bay NAS for small office and home users

Versatile, powerful and compact storage server
Synology DS118 comes with a new 64-bit quad-core processor, delivering excellent data transfer speed and 10-bit 4K H.265 video transcoding on the fly.

CPU - Quad-core 1.4 GHz
Memory - 1GB DDR4
Performance - Over 113 MB/s and 112 MB/s sequential reading and writing
Eco-friendly - 9.4 W / 4.22 W Access / Hibernation power consumption

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 Mac or PC. Advanced search and filtering tools allow for easy organization and sharing of files with just a link. Supports SMB, FTP, AFP, NFS, WebDAV, compatible with any environment.

Synchronize files across your devices
Cloud Station Suite provides real-time data synchronization across all your devices, such as computers, mobile devices, and other Synology NAS whenever a file is modified. "Intelliversioning" keeps the most important file versions to better utilize storage space.
Cloud Station Sharesync - Cloud Station Drive - Cloud Station Server - DS Cloud

Easy 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 simple customizable address (e.g. https://customID.quickconnect.to), so that you can instantly access media and work files on any Windows/Mac/Linux computer, laptop, or mobile device without additional charge.

4K Multimedia Server
Access and stream your favorite 4K content anywhere, anytime. DS118 supports 10-bit 4K H.265 online transcoding via Video Station and DS video, allowing 4K videos to be converted and played on your computers, mobile devices, 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 Mac, PC, and mobile devices.

Public Cloud Integration
Backup and synchronize data easily between your public cloud accounts and your NAS.

DSM UI
Award-winning operating system with an intuitive user interface and powerful capabilities.

Security
Comprehensive built-in security tools are constantly updated to tackle evolving threats and protect your devices.

Multimedia
Complete multimedia solution for management, streaming, and playback.



Hardware Specifications
CPU
CPU Model Realtek RTD1296
CPU Architecture 64-bit
CPU Frequency Quad Core 1.4 GHz
Hardware Encryption Engine  
Hardware Transcoding Engine 10-bit H.265 (HEVC), MPEG-4 Part 2, MPEG-2, VC-1; maximum resolution: 4K (4096 x 2160); maximum frame rate per second (FPS): 30
Memory
System Memory 1 GB DDR4
Storage
Drive Bays 1
Compatible Drive Type* (See all supported drives)
  • 3.5" SATA HDD
  • 2.5" SATA HDD (with optional 2.5" Disk Holder)
  • 2.5" SATA SSD (with optional 2.5" Disk Holder)
Maximum Internal Raw Capacity 12 TB (12 TB drive x 1) (Capacity may vary by RAID types)
Maximum Single Volume Size 108 TB
Notes
  • "Compatible drive type" indicates the drives that have been tested to be compatible with Synology products. This term does not indicate the maximum connection speed of each drive bay.
  • The maximum single volume size is not directly related to the maximum raw capacity.
External Ports
RJ-45 1GbE LAN Port 1
USB 3.0 Port 2
File System
Internal Drives EXT4
External Drives
  • EXT4
  • EXT3
  • FAT
  • NTFS
  • HFS+
  • exFAT*
Notes exFAT Access is purchased separately in Package Center.
Appearance
Size (Height x Width x Depth) 166 mm x 71 mm x 224 mm 
Weight 0.7 kg 
Others
System Fan 60 mm x 60 mm x 1 pcs
Fan Speed Mode
  • Full-Speed Mode
  • Cool Mode
  • Quiet Mode
  • Low-power Mode
Brightness adjustable front LED indicators  
Power Recovery  
Noise Level* 16.7 dB(A) 
Scheduled Power On/Off  
Wake on LAN/WAN  
Power Supply Unit / Adapter 36W 
AC Input Power Voltage 100V to 240V AC
Power Frequency 50/60 Hz, Single Phase
Power Consumption* 9.4 W (Access) 
4.22 W (HDD Hibernation) 
British Thermal Unit 32.1 BTU/hr (Access) 
14.41 BTU/hr (HDD Hibernation) 
Environment Temperature
Operating Temperature 5°C to 40°C (40°F to 104°F)
Storage Temperature -20°C to 60°C (-5°F to 140°F)
Relative Humidity 5% to 95% RH
Certification
  • FCC Class B
  • CE Class B
  • BSMI Class B
Warranty 2 Years
Notes Power consumption is measured when fully loaded with Western Digital 1TB WD10EFRX hard drive(s).
DSM Specifications ( See more )
Storage Management
Maximum Internal Volume Number 1
Maximum iSCSI Target Number 10
Maximum iSCSI LUN 10
Supported RAID Type Basic
SSD Support
SSD TRIM  
File Sharing Capacity
Maximum Local User Accounts 2048
Maximum Local Groups 256
Maximum Shared Folder 256
Maximum Shared Folder Sync Tasks 2
Maximum Concurrent CIFS/AFP/FTP Connections 200
Windows Access Control List (ACL) Integration  
NFS Kerberos Authentication  
Log Center  
Syslog Events per Second 100
Add-on Packages 
Chat  
Maximum Users 500
Notes
  • The number of concurrent HTTP connections for Chat was configured to the maximum.
  • CPU and RAM usage were both under 80% when the number of maximum users was reached.
Cloud Station Server  
Maximum Number of Concurrently Connected Devices 200
Maximum Number of Synced Files (ext4) 100,000 / single file reaction time 617 ms
Notes
  • The maximum number of concurrently connected devices refers to the maximum number of devices that can remain connected at the same time. For more information on file processing capability, please refer to the reaction time for file processing.
  • File reaction time refers to the preparation time required for other devices to start downloading a 1KByte file from a Synology NAS after the file has been added to the NAS. RAM expansion was not used during testing.
  • Non-encrypted shared folders were used during the aforementioned testing.
Download Station  
Maximum Concurrent Download Tasks 30
exFAT Access (optional)  
Media Server  
DLNA Compliance  
Office  
Maximum Users 100
Maximum Simultaneous Editing Users 30
Notes
  • CPU and RAM usage were both under 80% when the number of maximum users was reached.
  • For tested models with expandable memory, the maximum amount of RAM was installed.
  • Client performance may affect maximum simultaneous editing users. Client PCs used for testing: Intel Core i3-3220 / 8GB RAM
Surveillance Station  
Maximum IP cam (Licenses required) 15 (including 2 Free License) (See All Supported IP Cameras)
Total FPS (H.264)* 450 FPS @ 720p (1280x720) 
180 FPS @ 1080p (1920×1080) 
110 FPS @ 3M (2048x1536) 
80 FPS @ 5M (2591x1944) 
40 FPS @ 4K (3840x2160)
Total FPS (H.265)* 450 FPS @ 720p (1280x720) 
450 FPS @ 1080p (1920×1080) 
210 FPS @ 3M (2048x1536) 
120 FPS @ 5M (2591x1944) 
60 FPS @ 4K (3840x2160)
Total FPS (MJPEG)* 210 FPS @ 720p (1280x720) 
70 FPS @ 1080p (1920×1080) 
50 FPS @ 3M (2048x1536) 
30 FPS @ 5M (2591x1944)
Notes Surveillance Station throughput is tested with Axis network camera, using continuous recording with live view from Surveillance Station and motion detection by camera. Live view and recording are sharing the same stream from the camera.
Video Station  
Video Transcoding 4K Group 3 (See more)
Maximum Transcoding Channel Number 1 channel, 30 FPS @ 4K (4096 x 2160), H.265 (HEVC), 10-bit or 
1 channel, 30 FPS @ 1080p (1920×1080), H.264 (AVC)/H.265 (HEVC)/MPEG-4 Part 2 (XVID, DIVX5)/MPEG-2/VC-1
VPN Server  
Maximum Connections 5
Environment & Packaging
Environment RoHS Compliant
Packaging Content
  • Main Unit X 1
  • Accessory Pack X 1
  • AC Power Adapter X 1
  • RJ-45 LAN Cable X 1
  • Quick Installation Guide X 1
Optional Accessories
  • Surveillance Device License Pack
  • Disk Holder: Type C
  • VS360HD
  • VS960HD
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Specifications

General

Stock code IBSY-118
Brand Synology
Series DiskStation NAS
Model DS118
Type 1-Bay (UK POWER ONLY)
ROHS Y
Date added 13/09/2017

DS118 Spec Information

Form factor / drive height 166x71x224mm
Platter size 3.5"
Platter (alternate) 2.5"
Cache 1GB
Guarantee 2yr
Processor Realtek RTD1296 64-bit Quad Core 1.4 GHz
CPU Mark (cpubenchmark.net) low
Total Drives 1
Total Drives (alternate) 1
RAID Levels N/A

DS118 Spec Connections

sub- connectionI/EQuantity
LANLANExternal1
SATASATA 7-pin DiscreteInternal1
USB3USB3 type A (host)External2

Software

DS118 Speed

Speed/RPM 6Gb/s to Gigabit Ethernet (1,000 Mbit/s)

Physical

Colour Black
Weight (kg) 2.2kg
Weight (bare) 700g
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11/12/2017 | | GB Flag |
Transcodes all my videos from Iphone. I have new Iphone 8 with 4k video. No problem. Good price.
08/12/2017 | | GB Flag |
Listed on Span as supporting Plex and in fact it does not, due to the ARM v8 processor without v7 compatibility.

It is true- PLEX have not yet created PLEX server app version for Realtek processor. So if your intentions are to use it as PLEX server, you need to wait little longer until Plex develops an app for it. In meantime you can still use it as 4K transcoding NAS with Video Station app. Plex will struggle even with 1080p transcoding when they will release an app. CPU on its own is not very powerful, but transcoding chip makes it very powerful with Synology own apps. 


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16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
Is there a difference between network drive, backup drive, network hard drive and nas drive?

There is no physical difference between a network drive, backup drive, network hard drive and NAS drive, the MAIN difference is about the use of the equipment. So:

A Network Drive is a area on storage that is useable to anyone on the network and will be visible to the device you are using if you have the correct login/password.

A Backup Drive is a storage device is a area of NAS or DAS storage that is used JUST for backups and only for writing, not reading - it backs up one or multiple devices on a regular basis.


A Network Hard Drive is the same as a network drive, but instead of a portion of online storage that is network/internet accessible, it is an entire disk drive. Much larger and often includes a RAID drive acting as a fall-back.

A NAS Drive can do all of the above. It can be set up to be a backup drive for all your devices, it can make either a portion or ALL of the storage available over the internet or network, it can do all of these at the same time and can give you much, much more access options thanks to NAS software from the likes of QNAP, Synology, WD, Asustor, Buffalo and Drobo.


 

16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
What is a server at home?

A server at home is a network attached storage device (NAS) that is like a computer, but with the emphasis on storage space. They can be purchased for as little as £100 and mean all your data can be accessed, used and backed up to and from overt the internet or your home network (WiFi etc). Bigger and more expensive home servers can do more, such as virtual computers, surveillance recording and multimedia access.

16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
What is meant by diskless NAS?

A Diskless NAS means that it a network storage device that is sold without any Hard Drives inside. Many NAS Brands like WD and Buffalo will only sell their NAS server devices with Drives already installed - this can often increase the price significantly, as well as limit the Hard Drives you want to install. A diskless NAS is a device that you can choose which drives, how many and the capacity you want and install them yourself, for a more bespoke NAS storage device. Installing the Hard Drives is very easy and you can often save a lot of time and improve your long term storage by choosing a diskless NAS and selecting the drives yourself.

16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
What is a NAS external hard drive?

A NAS external Hard Drive is an external storage device that, unlike USB 3.0 and eSATA external Hard Drives, is accessed used the internet or your home network. So that means you can access the contents (DATA) of the NAS on your iPhone, iPad, Smart TV, PS4, XBOX One, Sonos Sound System, Bose system, Laptop, Smartphone and pretty much any DLNA enabled device without having to connect to it with a cable. Meaning you do not need to carry duplicates of all your data on all your devices, but can have one central NAS storage devices that all the other devices can access.

16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
How do I connect to my NAS remotely?

You can connect to your NAS server remotely with the mobile applications that are free with your NAS Brand manufacturer for iOS and Android. Alternatively you can use a number of desktop applications from the big brands QNAP and Synology NAS to access your device remotely. Lastly you can create a network and internet accessible drive with iSCSI and then setup software (Virtual Machine, backup, Surveillance and more) on your Mac or Windows machine to read and write to the NAS remotely.

16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
What is a NAS drive used for?

A NAS drive can be used for the following:

Apple Time Machine Backups
Synchronized Backups of Windows and Android devices
A Plex Media Server
DLNA Media Server
Download Server
Printer Server
Virtual Machine Deployment
Email Server
CRM and/or CMS System
A CCTV IP Camera Enabled Surveillance station for your home or office
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16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
What are the different types of RAID?

The most popular and recommended RAID levels for a 2-Bay NAS and 4-Bay NAS from Synology and QNAP are:

RAID 0 - Meaning all drive storage is pooled together into 1 big drive - MOST UNSAFE
RAID 1 - Drives are duplicated so you lose half the available storage, but have a complete, up to the second copy of your data
RAID 5 - You lose 1 drive of data storage space, but data is spread across all the available drives and a small piece of information called PARITY is created each wave/stripe that makes a blueprint of all the data
RAID 6 - Same as above, but it removes two drives worth of space and protects you against the loss of two Hard Drives

16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
What is a RAID hard drive?

A RAID Hard drive is a Hard Disk Drive that is designed to be used in a RAID configuration - in simple terms it is a drive that can be installed with multiple other drives of the same type (such as WD Red RAID Drives, WD Purples Surveillance RAID Drives and Seagate Ironwolf NAS RAID Drives). These are designed to be on for long periods of time and for handling data that is shared and/or duplicated across multiple drives at once - constructed with better vibration, head and access controls). Most other drives are designed to work on their own.

16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
What is raid on a NAS?

RAID on a NAS is a means to protect yourself from losing your data due to hard drive failure. Hard Drives are the 2nd most vulnerable area of a NAS device and if a drive fails and you do not have a copy of the data elsewhere, you will most likely lose it all. RAID gives you a safety net (called REDUNDANCY) which means you can afford to lose 1, 2 or even 3 hard drives with the right configuration. The most common options are:

RAID 0 - Meaning all drive storage is pooled together into 1 big drive - MOST UNSAFE
RAID 1 - Drives are duplicated so you lose half the available storage, but have a complete, up to the second copy of your data
RAID 5 - You lose 1 drive of data storage space, but data is spread across all the available drives and a small piece of information called PARITY is created each wave/stripe that makes a blueprint of all the data
RAID 6 - Same as above, but it removes two drives worth of space and protects you against the loss of two Hard Drives

16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
What is a personal cloud storage device?

A personal Cloud storage device is a piece of Hardware, Like a NAS, that gives you the access, freedom, speed and utility of popular 3rd party cloud providers such as Dropbox, Google Drive, iCloud, Amazon S3 and more. However unlike those providers that hold your data on a server farm hundreds or thousands of miles away, where you it can be broken into, a Personal Cloud (NAS) lives in your home/office and can be protected with both bespoke AES-256bit encryption, individual login credentials and if the worst case scenario, can be simply unplugged from the network/internet.


It is also considerably cheaper in the long term.


 

16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
How do you connect to a NAS?

You can connect to a device in several ways:


- You can connect to a NAS via your home network as long as it is connected to the same router/switch that your other devices are connected to, via cable or over Wi-Fi (the devices, not the NAS)


- You can connect over the internet using the NAS manufacturer’s respective software on desktop or mobile platforms for Mac, Windows and Android devices


- You can also access the data as a network drive (where the location of the drive with be an IP - 192.168. etc.) and then the drive can be read and written to as needed


Thank you


 

16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
How does a NAS device work?

Excellent Question. A NAS devices like a computer that is dedicated to storing data that is made accessible across all your internet enabled devices. It connects to your home network (in simple terms, the internet connected network in your home or office) and makes the data that is store on it accessible. You can also access the data from outside the phone via WiFi at hotspots and other buildings, or via your mobile 3G or 4G internet connection.

16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
Do you really need a NAS?

If you have data spread across multiple devices without a single backup location, then YES, you really do need a NAS drive. As it will make backing up with multiple devices easier, more automated and reliable.


If you are a business with large amounts of data that needs to be accessible quickly, across multiple machines or outside your office environment for off-site staff or clients, then YES you needs a NAS.


If you want your internet accessible data to be 100% inaccessible when needed (for security) and are considering a Cloud provider or a NAS, BUY A NAS!!! It is cheaper in the long run and can have individual and bespoke security measures. 


 

16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
What is a NAS drives for home?

A NAS drive for Home is the means of storing your data in a central location that can be used for more home and entertainment based applications. Often these are 2-Bay or 4-Bay NAS Devices that support applications such as Plex, DLNA Server support, Backups like Apple Time Machine and Surveillance over IP cameras from companies such as Edimax and Reolink. The Hard drives in a NAS Drive for Home are recommended to be WD Red NAS Drives or Seagate Ironwolf NAS drives.


 

27/10/2017 | | GB Flag |
This is revolutionary release! First super budget transcoding device for home! Before you had to get at least ds216play to enjoy video resolution conversion for different mobile devices. So DS116 would let you only stream you media - that way using too much of your WiFi bandwidth. DS118 now will allow you to watch easily your videos when you are on the go using 3G or 4G. H265 and 4K transcoding adds this extra benefit of transcoding videos from new iphone 8 and iphone X videos. Great release.


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