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SATA to Gigabit Ethernet (1,000 Mbit/s)
6GB RAM
Intel Celeron J3455 quad-core 1.5GHz, burst up to 2.3GHz
3yr Warranty
Description
DiskStation DS718+ (6GB RAM) *

High performance NAS optimized for intensive workloads

Flexible scalability meeting growing needs
Powered by a quad-core processor and AES-NI hardware encryption engine, DS718+ delivers excellent file transfer speeds. With the scalability to expand up to 7 drives with Synology Expansion Unit DX517 and the support for real-time 4K/1080p video transcoding, DS718+ is ideal for centralizing data backup and storing ultra-high definition media contents.

CPU - Quad-core burst up to 2.3GHz
RAM options - DDR3L 2GB, up to 6GB
Encryption Performance - Up to 226 MB/s reading and 184 MB/s writing
Transcoding - 2-channel 4K H.264/H.265 video transcoding

* Supplied as 2GB installed + 4GB retail-boxed Synology RAM.
If we are building a NAS solution to your specifications, the extra 4GB will be installed and tested.


Hardware Specifications CPU CPU Model Intel Celeron J3455 CPU Architecture 64-bit CPU Frequency Quad Core 1.5 burst up to 2.3 GHz Hardware Encryption Engine (AES-NI)   Hardware Transcoding Engine H.264 (AVC), H.265 (HEVC), MPEG-2 and VC-1; maximum resolution: 4K (4096 x 2160); maximum frame rate per second (FPS): 30 Memory System Memory 2 GB DDR3L Memory Module Pre-installed 2GB (1 x 2GB) Total Memory Slots 2 Memory Expandable up to 6 GB (2 GB + 4 GB) Storage Drive Bays 2 Maximum Drive Bays with Expansion Unit 7 Compatible Drive Type* (See all supported drives) 3.5" SATA HDD 2.5" SATA HDD 2.5" SATA SSD Maximum Internal Raw Capacity 20 TB (10 TB drive x 2) (Capacity may vary by RAID types) Maximum Raw Capacity with Expansion Units 70 TB (10 TB drive x 7) (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) Expansion of the internal volume is only supported if the combined single volume size does not exceed the maximum limit of 108TB. External Ports RJ-45 1GbE LAN Port 2 (with Link Aggregation / Failover support) USB 3.0 Port 3 eSATA Port 1 USBCopy   File System Internal Drives Btrfs EXT4 External Drives Btrfs EXT4 EXT3 FAT NTFS HFS+ exFAT* Notes exFAT Access is purchased separately in Package Center. Appearance Size (Height x Width x Depth) 157 mm x 103.5 mm x 232 mm  Weight 1.74 kg  Others System Fan 92 mm x 92 mm x 1 pcs Fan Speed Mode Full-Speed Mode Cool Mode Quiet Mode Wireless Support (dongle)   Brightness adjustable front LED indicators   Power Recovery   Noise Level* 18.4 dB(A)  Scheduled Power On/Off   Wake on LAN/WAN   Power Supply Unit / Adapter 65W  AC Input Power Voltage 100V to 240V AC Power Frequency 50/60 Hz, Single Phase Power Consumption* 20.1 W (Access) 
9.1 W (HDD Hibernation)  British Thermal Unit 68.58 BTU/hr (Access) 
31.05 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 3 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 512 Maximum iSCSI Target Number 32 Maximum iSCSI LUN 256 iSCSI LUN Clone/Snapshot, Windows ODX   Supported RAID Type Synology Hybrid RAID Basic JBOD RAID 0 RAID 1 RAID 5 (with Expansion Unit) RAID 6 (with Expansion Unit) RAID 10 (with Expansion Unit) RAID Migration Basic to RAID 1 Basic to RAID 5 (with Expansion Unit) RAID 1 to RAID 5 (with Expansion Unit) RAID 5 to RAID 6 (with Expansion Unit) Volume Expansion with Larger HDDs Synology Hybrid RAID RAID 1 RAID 5 (with Expansion Unit) RAID 6 (with Expansion Unit) Volume Expansion by Adding a HDD Synology Hybrid RAID RAID 5 (with Expansion Unit) RAID 6 (with Expansion Unit) JBOD (with Expansion Unit) Global Hot Spare Supported RAID Type Synology Hybrid RAID RAID 1 (with Expansion Unit) RAID 5 (with Expansion Unit) RAID 6 (with Expansion Unit) RAID 10 (with Expansion Unit) SSD Support SSD Read/Write Cache (White Paper)   SSD TRIM   File Sharing Capacity Maximum Local User Accounts 2048 Maximum Local Groups 256 Maximum Shared Folder 512 Maximum Shared Folder Sync Tasks 8 Maximum Concurrent CIFS/AFP/FTP Connections 500 Windows Access Control List (ACL) Integration   NFS Kerberos Authentication   High Availability Manager   Log Center   Syslog Events per Second 800 Virtualization VMware vSphere 6 with VAAI   Windows Server 2012   Windows Server 2012 R2   Citrix Ready   OpenStack   Add-on Packages (learn more about the complete add-on package list) Antivirus by McAfee (Trial)   Central Management System   Chat   Maximum Users 1500 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. For tested models with expandable memory, the maximum amount of RAM was installed. Cloud Station Server   Maximum Number of Concurrently Connected Devices 500 Maximum Number of Concurrently Connected Devices (with RAM expansion) 1500 Maximum Number of Synced Files (btrfs) 1,000,000 / single file reaction time 862 ms Maximum Number of Synced Files (ext4) 1,000,000 / single file reaction time 351 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. Document Viewer   Download Station   Maximum Concurrent Download Tasks 80 exFAT Access (optional)   MailPlus / MailPlus Server   Free Email Accounts 5 (Licenses required for additional accounts) Recommended MailPlus Client Number Up to 90 (Btrfs) / 90 (ext4) Maximum Server Performance 831,000 (Btrfs) / 966,000 (ext4) emails per day, approx. 25.4 GB (Btrfs) / 29.5 GB (ext4) Notes The CPU and RAM usages were both under 80% when testing recommended client numbers. For tested models with expandable memory, the maximum amount of RAM was installed. Read-write SSD cache was enabled in 5-bay (and above) NAS models with 2 SSDs units installed. The performance of the mail system will slightly decrease in high-availability mode due to data synchronization between the two servers. Functions that were enabled in all of the tests above: anti-spam, anti-virus, DNSBL, greylist, content scan, full-text search (English only). Media Server   DLNA Compliance   Office   Maximum Users 200 Maximum Simultaneous Editing Users 80 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 Snapshot Replication   Maximum Snapshots per Shared Folder 1024 Maximum Snapshots of all Shared Folder 65536 Surveillance Station   Maximum IP cam (Licenses required) 40 (including 2 Free License) (See All Supported IP Cameras) Total FPS (H.264)* 1200 FPS @ 720p (1280x720) 
800 FPS @ 1080p (1920×1080) 
350 FPS @ 3M (2048x1536) 
280 FPS @ 5M (2591x1944) 
170 FPS @ 4K (3840x2160) Total FPS (MJPEG)* 450 FPS @ 720p (1280x720) 
250 FPS @ 1080p (1920×1080) 
200 FPS @ 3M (2048x1536) 
100 FPS @ 5M (2591x1944) Total FPS (H.265)* 1200 FPS @ 720p (1280x720) 
1200 FPS @ 1080p (1920×1080) 
600 FPS @ 3M (2048x1536) 
480 FPS @ 5M (2591x1944) 
200 FPS @ 4K (3840x2160) 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 1 (See more) Maximum Transcoding Channel Number 2 channel, 30 FPS @ 4K (4096 x 2160), H.264 (AVC)/H.265 (HEVC) or 2 channel, 30 FPS @ 1080p (1920×1080), H.264 (AVC)/H.265 (HEVC)/MPEG-2/VC-1 VPN Server   Maximum Connections 20 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 2 Quick Installation Guide X 1 Optional Accessories Surveillance Device License Pack D3NS1866L-4G RAM Module Expansion Unit: DX517 X 1 VS360HD VS960HD
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Specifications

General

Stock code IBSY-718P6
Brand Synology
Series DiskStation NAS
Model DS718+ (6GB)
Type 2-Bay (6GB Synology RAM)
ROHS Y
Date added 09/11/2017

DS718+ (6GB) Spec Information

Form Factor / Drive Height 157x103.5x232mm
Platter size 3.5"
Platter (alternate) 2.5"
RAM/Cache 6GB
Guarantee 3yr
Processor Intel Celeron J3455 quad-core 1.5GHz, burst up to 2.3GHz
CPU Mark (cpubenchmark.net) 2153
Total Drives 2
Total Drives (alternate) 2
RAID 0:1:
RAID Levels Basic, JBOD, RAID 0, RAID 1

DS718+ (6GB) Spec Connections

sub- connectionI/EQuantity
LAN1GbE RJ45External2
SATASATA 7-pin Discrete with PowerInternal2
USB3USB3 type A (host)External3
eSATAeSATA (host)External1

Software

DS718+ (6GB) Speed

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

Physical

Colour Black
Weight (kg) 2.7kg
Weight (bare) 1.74kg
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Synology DiskStation NAS DS718+ (6GB) 2-Bay (6GB Synology RAM)



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SATA to Gigabit Ethernet (1,000 Mbit/s)
6GB RAM
Intel Celeron J3455 quad-core 1.5GHz, burst up to 2.3GHz
3yr Warranty

free camera License
2x Free Camera Licenses

DiskStation DS718+ (6GB RAM) *

High performance NAS optimized for intensive workloads

Flexible scalability meeting growing needs
Powered by a quad-core processor and AES-NI hardware encryption engine, DS718+ delivers excellent file transfer speeds. With the scalability to expand up to 7 drives with Synology Expansion Unit DX517 and the support for real-time 4K/1080p video transcoding, DS718+ is ideal for centralizing data backup and storing ultra-high definition media contents.

CPU - Quad-core burst up to 2.3GHz
RAM options - DDR3L 2GB, up to 6GB
Encryption Performance - Up to 226 MB/s reading and 184 MB/s writing
Transcoding - 2-channel 4K H.264/H.265 video transcoding

* Supplied as 2GB installed + 4GB retail-boxed Synology RAM.
If we are building a NAS solution to your specifications, the extra 4GB will be installed and tested.


Hardware Specifications
CPU
CPU Model Intel Celeron J3455
CPU Architecture 64-bit
CPU Frequency Quad Core 1.5 burst up to 2.3 GHz
Hardware Encryption Engine (AES-NI)  
Hardware Transcoding Engine H.264 (AVC), H.265 (HEVC), MPEG-2 and VC-1; maximum resolution: 4K (4096 x 2160); maximum frame rate per second (FPS): 30
Memory
System Memory 2 GB DDR3L
Memory Module Pre-installed 2GB (1 x 2GB)
Total Memory Slots 2
Memory Expandable up to 6 GB (2 GB + 4 GB)
Storage
Drive Bays 2
Maximum Drive Bays with Expansion Unit 7
Compatible Drive Type* (See all supported drives)
  • 3.5" SATA HDD
  • 2.5" SATA HDD
  • 2.5" SATA SSD
Maximum Internal Raw Capacity 20 TB (10 TB drive x 2) (Capacity may vary by RAID types)
Maximum Raw Capacity with Expansion Units 70 TB (10 TB drive x 7) (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)
  • Expansion of the internal volume is only supported if the combined single volume size does not exceed the maximum limit of 108TB.
External Ports
RJ-45 1GbE LAN Port 2 (with Link Aggregation / Failover support)
USB 3.0 Port 3
eSATA Port 1
USBCopy  
File System
Internal Drives
  • Btrfs
  • EXT4
External Drives
  • Btrfs
  • EXT4
  • EXT3
  • FAT
  • NTFS
  • HFS+
  • exFAT*
Notes exFAT Access is purchased separately in Package Center.
Appearance
Size (Height x Width x Depth) 157 mm x 103.5 mm x 232 mm 
Weight 1.74 kg 
Others
System Fan 92 mm x 92 mm x 1 pcs
Fan Speed Mode
  • Full-Speed Mode
  • Cool Mode
  • Quiet Mode
Wireless Support (dongle)  
Brightness adjustable front LED indicators  
Power Recovery  
Noise Level* 18.4 dB(A) 
Scheduled Power On/Off  
Wake on LAN/WAN  
Power Supply Unit / Adapter 65W 
AC Input Power Voltage 100V to 240V AC
Power Frequency 50/60 Hz, Single Phase
Power Consumption* 20.1 W (Access) 
9.1 W (HDD Hibernation) 
British Thermal Unit 68.58 BTU/hr (Access) 
31.05 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 3 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 512
Maximum iSCSI Target Number 32
Maximum iSCSI LUN 256
iSCSI LUN Clone/Snapshot, Windows ODX  
Supported RAID Type
  • Synology Hybrid RAID
  • Basic
  • JBOD
  • RAID 0
  • RAID 1
  • RAID 5 (with Expansion Unit)
  • RAID 6 (with Expansion Unit)
  • RAID 10 (with Expansion Unit)
RAID Migration
  • Basic to RAID 1
  • Basic to RAID 5 (with Expansion Unit)
  • RAID 1 to RAID 5 (with Expansion Unit)
  • RAID 5 to RAID 6 (with Expansion Unit)
Volume Expansion with Larger HDDs
  • Synology Hybrid RAID
  • RAID 1
  • RAID 5 (with Expansion Unit)
  • RAID 6 (with Expansion Unit)
Volume Expansion by Adding a HDD
  • Synology Hybrid RAID
  • RAID 5 (with Expansion Unit)
  • RAID 6 (with Expansion Unit)
  • JBOD (with Expansion Unit)
Global Hot Spare Supported RAID Type
  • Synology Hybrid RAID
  • RAID 1 (with Expansion Unit)
  • RAID 5 (with Expansion Unit)
  • RAID 6 (with Expansion Unit)
  • RAID 10 (with Expansion Unit)
SSD Support
SSD Read/Write Cache (White Paper)  
SSD TRIM  
File Sharing Capacity
Maximum Local User Accounts 2048
Maximum Local Groups 256
Maximum Shared Folder 512
Maximum Shared Folder Sync Tasks 8
Maximum Concurrent CIFS/AFP/FTP Connections 500
Windows Access Control List (ACL) Integration  
NFS Kerberos Authentication  
High Availability Manager  
Log Center  
Syslog Events per Second 800
Virtualization
VMware vSphere 6 with VAAI  
Windows Server 2012  
Windows Server 2012 R2  
Citrix Ready  
OpenStack  
Add-on Packages (learn more about the complete add-on package list)
Antivirus by McAfee (Trial)  
Central Management System  
Chat  
Maximum Users 1500
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.
  • For tested models with expandable memory, the maximum amount of RAM was installed.
Cloud Station Server  
Maximum Number of Concurrently Connected Devices 500
Maximum Number of Concurrently Connected Devices (with RAM expansion) 1500
Maximum Number of Synced Files (btrfs) 1,000,000 / single file reaction time 862 ms
Maximum Number of Synced Files (ext4) 1,000,000 / single file reaction time 351 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.
Document Viewer  
Download Station  
Maximum Concurrent Download Tasks 80
exFAT Access (optional)  
MailPlus / MailPlus Server  
Free Email Accounts 5 (Licenses required for additional accounts)
Recommended MailPlus Client Number Up to 90 (Btrfs) / 90 (ext4)
Maximum Server Performance 831,000 (Btrfs) / 966,000 (ext4) emails per day, approx. 25.4 GB (Btrfs) / 29.5 GB (ext4)
Notes
  • The CPU and RAM usages were both under 80% when testing recommended client numbers.
  • For tested models with expandable memory, the maximum amount of RAM was installed.
  • Read-write SSD cache was enabled in 5-bay (and above) NAS models with 2 SSDs units installed.
  • The performance of the mail system will slightly decrease in high-availability mode due to data synchronization between the two servers.
  • Functions that were enabled in all of the tests above: anti-spam, anti-virus, DNSBL, greylist, content scan, full-text search (English only).
Media Server  
DLNA Compliance  
Office  
Maximum Users 200
Maximum Simultaneous Editing Users 80
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
Snapshot Replication  
Maximum Snapshots per Shared Folder 1024
Maximum Snapshots of all Shared Folder 65536
Surveillance Station  
Maximum IP cam (Licenses required) 40 (including 2 Free License) (See All Supported IP Cameras)
Total FPS (H.264)* 1200 FPS @ 720p (1280x720) 
800 FPS @ 1080p (1920×1080) 
350 FPS @ 3M (2048x1536) 
280 FPS @ 5M (2591x1944) 
170 FPS @ 4K (3840x2160)
Total FPS (MJPEG)* 450 FPS @ 720p (1280x720) 
250 FPS @ 1080p (1920×1080) 
200 FPS @ 3M (2048x1536) 
100 FPS @ 5M (2591x1944)
Total FPS (H.265)* 1200 FPS @ 720p (1280x720) 
1200 FPS @ 1080p (1920×1080) 
600 FPS @ 3M (2048x1536) 
480 FPS @ 5M (2591x1944) 
200 FPS @ 4K (3840x2160)
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 1 (See more)
Maximum Transcoding Channel Number 2 channel, 30 FPS @ 4K (4096 x 2160), H.264 (AVC)/H.265 (HEVC) or 2 channel, 30 FPS @ 1080p (1920×1080), H.264 (AVC)/H.265 (HEVC)/MPEG-2/VC-1
VPN Server  
Maximum Connections 20
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 2
  • Quick Installation Guide X 1
Optional Accessories
  • Surveillance Device License Pack
  • D3NS1866L-4G RAM Module
  • Expansion Unit: DX517 X 1
  • VS360HD
  • VS960HD
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Specifications

General

Stock code IBSY-718P6
Brand Synology
Series DiskStation NAS
Model DS718+ (6GB)
Type 2-Bay (6GB Synology RAM)
ROHS Y
Date added 09/11/2017

DS718+ (6GB) Spec Information

Form Factor / Drive Height 157x103.5x232mm
Platter size 3.5"
Platter (alternate) 2.5"
RAM/Cache 6GB
Guarantee 3yr
Processor Intel Celeron J3455 quad-core 1.5GHz, burst up to 2.3GHz
CPU Mark (cpubenchmark.net) 2153
Total Drives 2
Total Drives (alternate) 2
RAID 0:1:
RAID Levels Basic, JBOD, RAID 0, RAID 1

DS718+ (6GB) Spec Connections

sub- connectionI/EQuantity
LAN1GbE RJ45External2
SATASATA 7-pin Discrete with PowerInternal2
USB3USB3 type A (host)External3
eSATAeSATA (host)External1

Software

DS718+ (6GB) Speed

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

Physical

Colour Black
Weight (kg) 2.7kg
Weight (bare) 1.74kg
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17/03/2018 | Alex Sz. | EU Flag |
Having read the reviews on Synology NAS, and feeling that the 918+ was probably too big for my needs, I went for this powerful 718+ model. It runs the same CPU and I think the same specification throughout just in a smaller box. Thank you to those who came before and bothered writing feedback for those who come after!
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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