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DS218
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6TB (1 X 6TB WD Red)


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

Synology DiskStation NAS DS218 2-Bay (2GB RAM)


spantv reviewOur Review:

8

OVERALL

DESIGN rating score 8.00

FEATURES rating score 8.00

PERFORMANCE rating score 8.00

VALUE FOR MONEY
rating score 8.00
  PROS
designSynology have improved this case and it is great to see the new 2-Bay chassis being utilised. The device arrives with much better specs than the DS216 before it and with almost double the stats and an 64bit Chip, the DS218 is an impressive starter NAS.
featuresEasily the best standard 2-Bay NAS synology have released. If your budget is tight, then this is possible the best price vs power NAS out there, supporting almost every application and NAS task you need. Though Plex Transcoding is not really an option - though native transcoding is more than possible.
performanceThe improved Realtek CPU and DDR4 memory mean that options like 4k, transcoding natively and most file level network applications are conducted very well.
valueAll in all, the best standard class NAS from Synology we have seen in a few years. Recommended for Surveillance, backups, file level access and sharing files easily - this si a good, solid NAS.

  CONS
designThose familiar with NAS may find the unit a little limiting - but for the budget and the hardware, it is still quite a bargain.
featuresThe lack of an intel / x86 based CPU, mean that transcoding in plex is not really an option.
performanceIt will stumble a little with higher end / dense multimedia applications.
valueIf your budget can allow it, we recommend the DS218+ unit as it will give you far higher power at your finger tips


Synology NAS guide

->Video
Synology DS218 logo

Synology DS218 Key features


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

free camera License
2x Free Camera Licenses

DiskStation DS218

Versatile 2-bay NAS for small offices and home users
Versatile NAS server for centralized file storage and real-time 4K H.265 video transcoding
Synology DS218 comes with a new 64-bit quad-core processor, delivering excellent data transfer speed, large storage volume management, and 10-bit 4K H.265 video transcoding on the fly. 
  • CPU - Quad-core 1.4GHz 
  • Memory - 2GB DDR4
  • Performance - Over 112 MB/s and 112 MB/s sequential read and write
  • Capacity - Surpass 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 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 and other Synology NAS. "Intelliversioning" keeps the most important file versions to better utilize storage space. 

Easy backup solutions
Back up 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.

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 secure, customizable address, so that you can instantly access media and work files on any Internet-connected device with no additional charge.

4K Multimedia Server
Access and stream your favorite 4K content anywhere, anytime. DS218 supports 10-bit 4K H.265 online transcoding. With Video Station and DS video, you can convert and play 4K videos from 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 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): 60
Memory
System Memory 2 GB DDR4
Storage
Drive Bays 2
Compatible Drive Type* (See all supported drives)
  • 3.5" SATA HDD
  • 2.5" SATA HDD
  • 2.5" SATA SSD
Maximum Internal Raw Capacity 24 TB (12 TB drive x 2) (Capacity may vary by RAID types)
Maximum Single Volume Size 108 TB
Hot Swappable Drive  
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. (Learn more)
External Ports
RJ-45 1GbE LAN Port 1
USB 2.0 Port 1
USB 3.0 Port 2
USBCopy  
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) 165 mm x 108 mm x 233.2 mm 
Weight 1.3 kg 
Others
System Fan 92 mm x 92 mm x 1 pcs
Fan Speed Mode
  • Full-Speed Mode
  • Cool Mode
  • Quiet Mode
Brightness adjustable front LED indicators  
Power Recovery  
Noise Level* 19.3 dB(A) 
Scheduled Power On/Off  
Wake on LAN/WAN  
Power Supply Unit / Adapter 60W 
AC Input Power Voltage 100V to 240V AC
Power Frequency 50/60 Hz, Single Phase
Power Consumption* 14.99 W (Access) 
5.78 W (HDD Hibernation) 
British Thermal Unit 51.15 BTU/hr (Access) 
19.72 BTU/hr (HDD Hibernation) 
Environment Temperature
Operating Temperature 0°C to 40°C (32°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 256
Maximum iSCSI Target Number 10
Maximum iSCSI LUN 10
SSD TRIM  
Supported RAID Type
  • Synology Hybrid RAID
  • Basic
  • JBOD
  • RAID 0
  • RAID 1
RAID Migration Basic to RAID 1
Volume Expansion with Larger HDDs
  • Synology Hybrid RAID
  • RAID 1
Volume Expansion by Adding a HDD Synology Hybrid RAID
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 (learn more about the complete add-on package list)
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 632 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.
  • 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) 20 (including 2 Free License) (See All Supported IP Cameras)
Total FPS (H.264)* 600 FPS @ 720p (1280x720) 
300 FPS @ 1080p (1920×1080) 
200 FPS @ 3M (2048x1536) 
150 FPS @ 5M (2591x1944) 
110 FPS @ 4K (3840x2160)
Total FPS (H.265)* 600 FPS @ 720p (1280x720) 
300 FPS @ 1080p (1920×1080) 
240 FPS @ 3M (2048x1536) 
200 FPS @ 5M (2591x1944) 
180 FPS @ 4K (3840x2160)
Total FPS (MJPEG)* 240 FPS @ 720p (1280x720) 
200 FPS @ 1080p (1920×1080) 
130 FPS @ 3M (2048x1536) 
80 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, 60 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
  • AC Power Cord X 1
  • RJ-45 LAN Cable X 1
  • Quick Installation Guide X 1
Optional Accessories
  • Surveillance Device License Pack
  • VS360HD
  • VS960HD
Spanstor Build And Test
If you buy this Synology DiskStation NAS and hard drives we do free build and test for the unit and hard drives. So you can use this device straight out of the box. All free of charge in DS218 price.
Same Day and Next Day Delivery available in UK and fast WorldWide delivery for products in stock.
FREE Business Quotes available for products with specific requirements or quantities. Often cheaper than Amazon.

Synology DS218 DiskStation NAS RAM / Card upgrade options




Synology DS218 Compatible UPS:
APC Smart-UPS SMT750I 750VA 230V, LCD, Tower
APC Smart-UPS SMT1000I 1000VA 230V, LCD, Tower
APC Smart-UPS SMT1500I 1500VA 230V, LCD, Tower
APC Smart-UPS SMT2200I 2200VA 230V, LCD, Tower
APC Smart-UPS SMT3000I 3000VA 230V, LCD, Tower

Synology Compatible cameras:
Wireless 1.3Mega Pixel Single Mode IP-Camera
IP CAMERA WIRELESS 11N 1.3MP H.264/MJPEG/PLUG & VIEW
Wireless 1.3Mega pixel Triple Mode IP Camera with Night vision
WIRELESS 720P DAY & NIGHT IP CAMERA WITH PIR SENSOR AND 2 WAY AUDIO
Wireless Day & Night Pan/Tilt IP Camera
Wireless HD Day/Night Pan/Tilt Cloud Camera with built in Humidity /Temperature Sensor
Wireless HD Outdoor Day/Night Cloud Camera



Specifications
Specifications

General

Stock code IBSY-218
Brand Synology
Series DiskStation NAS
Model DS218
Type 2-Bay (2GB RAM)
ROHS Y
Date added 11/09/2017

DS218 Spec Information

Form Factor / Drive Height 165x108x233mm
Platter size 3.5"
Platter (alternate) 2.5"
RAM/Cache 2GB
Guarantee 2yr
Processor Realtek RTD1296 64-bit Quad Core 1.4 GHz
CPU Mark (cpubenchmark.net) low
Total Drives 2
Total Drives (alternate) 2
RAID 0:1:
RAID Levels Basic, JBOD, RAID 0, RAID 1

DS218 Spec Connections

sub- connectionI/EQuantity
LANLANExternal1
SATASATA 7-pin Discrete with PowerInternal2
USB3USB3 type A (host)External2
USB2USB2 type A (host)External1

Software

DS218 Speed

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

Physical

Colour Black
Weight (kg) 2.5kg
Weight (bare) 1.3kg
External Length (mm) 300cm
External Width (mm) 250cm
External Height (mm) 200cm
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Synology DiskStation NAS DS218 2-Bay (2GB RAM)
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Synology
DS218
DiskStation NAS
2-Bay (2GB RAM)
6TB (1 X 6TB WD Red)



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Synology DiskStation NAS DS218 2-Bay (2GB RAM)


spantv reviewOur Review:

8

OVERALL

DESIGN rating score 8.00

FEATURES rating score 8.00

PERFORMANCE rating score 8.00

VALUE FOR MONEY
rating score 8.00
  PROS
designSynology have improved this case and it is great to see the new 2-Bay chassis being utilised. The device arrives with much better specs than the DS216 before it and with almost double the stats and an 64bit Chip, the DS218 is an impressive starter NAS.
featuresEasily the best standard 2-Bay NAS synology have released. If your budget is tight, then this is possible the best price vs power NAS out there, supporting almost every application and NAS task you need. Though Plex Transcoding is not really an option - though native transcoding is more than possible.
performanceThe improved Realtek CPU and DDR4 memory mean that options like 4k, transcoding natively and most file level network applications are conducted very well.
valueAll in all, the best standard class NAS from Synology we have seen in a few years. Recommended for Surveillance, backups, file level access and sharing files easily - this si a good, solid NAS.

  CONS
designThose familiar with NAS may find the unit a little limiting - but for the budget and the hardware, it is still quite a bargain.
featuresThe lack of an intel / x86 based CPU, mean that transcoding in plex is not really an option.
performanceIt will stumble a little with higher end / dense multimedia applications.
valueIf your budget can allow it, we recommend the DS218+ unit as it will give you far higher power at your finger tips


Synology NAS guide

->Video
Synology DS218 logo

Synology DS218 Key features


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

free camera License
2x Free Camera Licenses

DiskStation DS218

Versatile 2-bay NAS for small offices and home users
Versatile NAS server for centralized file storage and real-time 4K H.265 video transcoding
Synology DS218 comes with a new 64-bit quad-core processor, delivering excellent data transfer speed, large storage volume management, and 10-bit 4K H.265 video transcoding on the fly. 
  • CPU - Quad-core 1.4GHz 
  • Memory - 2GB DDR4
  • Performance - Over 112 MB/s and 112 MB/s sequential read and write
  • Capacity - Surpass 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 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 and other Synology NAS. "Intelliversioning" keeps the most important file versions to better utilize storage space. 

Easy backup solutions
Back up 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.

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 secure, customizable address, so that you can instantly access media and work files on any Internet-connected device with no additional charge.

4K Multimedia Server
Access and stream your favorite 4K content anywhere, anytime. DS218 supports 10-bit 4K H.265 online transcoding. With Video Station and DS video, you can convert and play 4K videos from 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 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): 60
Memory
System Memory 2 GB DDR4
Storage
Drive Bays 2
Compatible Drive Type* (See all supported drives)
  • 3.5" SATA HDD
  • 2.5" SATA HDD
  • 2.5" SATA SSD
Maximum Internal Raw Capacity 24 TB (12 TB drive x 2) (Capacity may vary by RAID types)
Maximum Single Volume Size 108 TB
Hot Swappable Drive  
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. (Learn more)
External Ports
RJ-45 1GbE LAN Port 1
USB 2.0 Port 1
USB 3.0 Port 2
USBCopy  
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) 165 mm x 108 mm x 233.2 mm 
Weight 1.3 kg 
Others
System Fan 92 mm x 92 mm x 1 pcs
Fan Speed Mode
  • Full-Speed Mode
  • Cool Mode
  • Quiet Mode
Brightness adjustable front LED indicators  
Power Recovery  
Noise Level* 19.3 dB(A) 
Scheduled Power On/Off  
Wake on LAN/WAN  
Power Supply Unit / Adapter 60W 
AC Input Power Voltage 100V to 240V AC
Power Frequency 50/60 Hz, Single Phase
Power Consumption* 14.99 W (Access) 
5.78 W (HDD Hibernation) 
British Thermal Unit 51.15 BTU/hr (Access) 
19.72 BTU/hr (HDD Hibernation) 
Environment Temperature
Operating Temperature 0°C to 40°C (32°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 256
Maximum iSCSI Target Number 10
Maximum iSCSI LUN 10
SSD TRIM  
Supported RAID Type
  • Synology Hybrid RAID
  • Basic
  • JBOD
  • RAID 0
  • RAID 1
RAID Migration Basic to RAID 1
Volume Expansion with Larger HDDs
  • Synology Hybrid RAID
  • RAID 1
Volume Expansion by Adding a HDD Synology Hybrid RAID
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 (learn more about the complete add-on package list)
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 632 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.
  • 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) 20 (including 2 Free License) (See All Supported IP Cameras)
Total FPS (H.264)* 600 FPS @ 720p (1280x720) 
300 FPS @ 1080p (1920×1080) 
200 FPS @ 3M (2048x1536) 
150 FPS @ 5M (2591x1944) 
110 FPS @ 4K (3840x2160)
Total FPS (H.265)* 600 FPS @ 720p (1280x720) 
300 FPS @ 1080p (1920×1080) 
240 FPS @ 3M (2048x1536) 
200 FPS @ 5M (2591x1944) 
180 FPS @ 4K (3840x2160)
Total FPS (MJPEG)* 240 FPS @ 720p (1280x720) 
200 FPS @ 1080p (1920×1080) 
130 FPS @ 3M (2048x1536) 
80 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, 60 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
  • AC Power Cord X 1
  • RJ-45 LAN Cable X 1
  • Quick Installation Guide X 1
Optional Accessories
  • Surveillance Device License Pack
  • VS360HD
  • VS960HD
Spanstor Build And Test
If you buy this Synology DiskStation NAS and hard drives we do free build and test for the unit and hard drives. So you can use this device straight out of the box. All free of charge in DS218 price.
Same Day and Next Day Delivery available in UK and fast WorldWide delivery for products in stock.
FREE Business Quotes available for products with specific requirements or quantities. Often cheaper than Amazon.

Synology DS218 DiskStation NAS RAM / Card upgrade options






Specifications

General

Stock code IBSY-218
Brand Synology
Series DiskStation NAS
Model DS218
Type 2-Bay (2GB RAM)
ROHS Y
Date added 11/09/2017

DS218 Spec Information

Form Factor / Drive Height 165x108x233mm
Platter size 3.5"
Platter (alternate) 2.5"
RAM/Cache 2GB
Guarantee 2yr
Processor Realtek RTD1296 64-bit Quad Core 1.4 GHz
CPU Mark (cpubenchmark.net) low
Total Drives 2
Total Drives (alternate) 2
RAID 0:1:
RAID Levels Basic, JBOD, RAID 0, RAID 1

DS218 Spec Connections

sub- connectionI/EQuantity
LANLANExternal1
SATASATA 7-pin Discrete with PowerInternal2
USB3USB3 type A (host)External2
USB2USB2 type A (host)External1

Software

DS218 Speed

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

Physical

Colour Black
Weight (kg) 2.5kg
Weight (bare) 1.3kg
External Length (mm) 300cm
External Width (mm) 250cm
External Height (mm) 200cm
Alternatives
Synology DiskStation NAS DS718+ (6GB) 2-Bay (6GB Synology RAM)
Synology DiskStation NAS DS718+ (6GB) 2-Bay (6GB Synology RAM)
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inc.VAT £462.00

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Synology DiskStation NAS DS218+ (6GB) 2-Bay (6GB Synology RAM)
Synology DiskStation NAS DS218+ (6GB) 2-Bay (6GB Synology RAM)
ex.VAT £301.00
inc.VAT £361.20

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Synology DiskStation NAS DS218play 2-Bay (1GB RAM)
Synology DiskStation NAS DS218play 2-Bay (1GB RAM)
Stock code: IBSY-218PLAY
Quick code: 62549
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ex.VAT £179.00
inc.VAT £214.80

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Synology DiskStation NAS DS218j 2-Bay (512MB RAM)
Synology DiskStation NAS DS218j 2-Bay (512MB RAM)
Stock code: IBSY-218J
Quick code: 62475
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ex.VAT £145.00
inc.VAT £174.00

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Synology DiskStation NAS DS218+ 2-Bay (2GB RAM)
Synology DiskStation NAS DS218+ 2-Bay (2GB RAM)
Stock code: IBSY-218P
Quick code: 62442
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ex.VAT £261.00
inc.VAT £313.20

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Qnap Desktop NAS TS-231P2-4G 2-Bay, RAID 0/1 (4GB RAM)
Qnap Desktop NAS TS-231P2-4G 2-Bay, RAID 0/1 (4GB RAM)
ex.VAT £240.00
inc.VAT £288.00

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Qnap Desktop NAS TS-231P2-1G 2-Bay, RAID 0/1 (1GB RAM)
Qnap Desktop NAS TS-231P2-1G 2-Bay, RAID 0/1 (1GB RAM)
ex.VAT £188.00
inc.VAT £225.60

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Synology NVR Server NVR1218 2-Bay, HDMI, 4x Camera License
Synology NVR Server NVR1218 2-Bay, HDMI, 4x Camera License
ex.VAT £210.00
inc.VAT £252.00

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Synology DiskStation NAS DS718+ 2-Bay (2GB RAM)
Synology DiskStation NAS DS718+ 2-Bay (2GB RAM)
Stock code: IBSY-718P
Quick code: 61978
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ex.VAT £345.00
inc.VAT £414.00

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Qnap Desktop NAS TS-253B-8G 2-Bay, RAID 0/1 (8GB RAM)
Qnap Desktop NAS TS-253B-8G 2-Bay, RAID 0/1 (8GB RAM)
ex.VAT £494.00
inc.VAT £592.80

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Qnap Desktop NAS TS-253B-4G 2-Bay, RAID 0/1 (4GB RAM)
Qnap Desktop NAS TS-253B-4G 2-Bay, RAID 0/1 (4GB RAM)
ex.VAT £421.00
inc.VAT £505.20

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Qnap Desktop NAS TS-231P 2-Bay, RAID 0/1 (1GB RAM)
Qnap Desktop NAS TS-231P 2-Bay, RAID 0/1 (1GB RAM)
ex.VAT £164.00
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Synology RackStation NAS RS217 2-Bay 1U (RAILS NOT REQUIRED)
Synology RackStation NAS RS217 2-Bay 1U (RAILS NOT REQUIRED)
ex.VAT £370.00
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Qnap Desktop NAS TS-251A-4G 2-Bay, RAID 0/1 (4GB RAM)
Qnap Desktop NAS TS-251A-4G 2-Bay, RAID 0/1 (4GB RAM)
ex.VAT £300.00
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Qnap Desktop NAS TS-251A-2G 2-Bay, RAID 0/1 (2GB RAM)
Qnap Desktop NAS TS-251A-2G 2-Bay, RAID 0/1 (2GB RAM)
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Synology DiskStation NAS DS216 2-Bay
Synology DiskStation NAS DS216 2-Bay
ex.VAT £230.00
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Qnap Silent NAS HS-251+ 2-Bay, RAID 0/1 (2GB RAM)
Qnap Silent NAS HS-251+ 2-Bay, RAID 0/1 (2GB RAM)
ex.VAT £282.00
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Synology DiskStation NAS DS216se 2-Bay (256MB RAM)
Synology DiskStation NAS DS216se 2-Bay (256MB RAM)
ex.VAT £110.00
inc.VAT £132.00

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Qnap Desktop NAS TS-251+-8G 2-Bay, RAID 0/1 (8GB RAM)
Qnap Desktop NAS TS-251+-8G 2-Bay, RAID 0/1 (8GB RAM)
ex.VAT £415.00
inc.VAT £498.00

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Qnap Desktop NAS TS-251+-2G 2-Bay, RAID 0/1 (2GB RAM)
Qnap Desktop NAS TS-251+-2G 2-Bay, RAID 0/1 (2GB RAM)
Stock code: IBQ-251P
Quick code: 51037
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ex.VAT £259.00
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23/04/2018 | | EU Flag |
4K transcoding, 2GB RAM, simplistic User Interface, Quadcore CPU. Not bad for the price at all.
15/04/2018 | | EU Flag |
I didn't want to pay the extra for the ds218+ version of this. I just needed an easy to use 2 bay machine for home music and basic files and this NAS is working well. I did think about the 4GB model but the 2GB seems to be fine.
18/12/2017 | | GB Flag |
This is option for those who are not quite happy with DS218play. This has more RAM, hot swap trays and USB copy button.
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
File Server
and more...


 

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.


 



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