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|design||Synology 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.|
|features||Easily 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.|
|performance||The improved Realtek CPU and DDR4 memory mean that options like 4k, transcoding natively and most file level network applications are conducted very well.|
|value||All 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.|
|design||Those familiar with NAS may find the unit a little limiting - but for the budget and the hardware, it is still quite a bargain.|
|features||The lack of an intel / x86 based CPU, mean that transcoding in plex is not really an option.|
|performance||It will stumble a little with higher end / dense multimedia applications.|
|value||If your budget can allow it, we recommend the DS218+ unit as it will give you far higher power at your finger tips|
The Synology DiskStation NAS DS218 2-Bay (2GB RAM) 12TBis Network Attached NAS Storage device. It features a Realtek RTD1296 64-bit Quad Core 1.4 GHz CPU and with 2GB RAM providing outstanding performance for those looking for a cost effective Network Storage option. This Synology DiskStation NAS DS218 is backed with Synology’s 2yr limited warranty.Out of the box this NAS can handle 2 x 3.5" hard drives / SSDs, giving it a maximum capacity of 28TB via 14TB drives.
Combining Synology DiskStation NAS DS218 and 2 HGST hard disks will provide you with a solid, long term Storage solution.
Combining Synology DiskStation NAS DS218 and 2 HGST hard drives provide you compact but highly efficient Network-Attached Storage solution. Giving you the ability to share and distribute your media throughout the home and accross the internet, create Apple Time Machine backups, conduct Surveillance tasks and still furnish you with a strong Synchronisation system running in the background.
|Type||2-Bay (2GB RAM)|
|Form Factor / Drive Height||165x108x233mm|
|Processor||Realtek RTD1296 64-bit Quad Core 1.4 GHz|
|CPU Mark (cpubenchmark.net)||low|
|Total Drives (alternate)||2|
|RAID Levels||Basic, JBOD, RAID 0, RAID 1|
|SATA||SATA 7-pin Discrete with Power||Internal||2|
|USB3||USB3 type A (host)||External||2|
|USB2||USB2 type A (host)||External||1|
|Speed/RPM||SATA to Gigabit Ethernet (1,000 Mbit/s)|
|External Length (mm)||300cm|
|External Width (mm)||250cm|
|External Height (mm)||200cm|
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