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Synology DS218 2 Bay NAS (Network Attached Storage) Enclosure

DS218

 DS218, Synology DS218 2 Bay NAS (Network Attached Storage) Enclosure
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A versatile 2-bay NAS for small offices and home users, the Synology DS218 is ideal for centralised file storage and real-time 4K H.265 video transcoding.

Key Features

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  • CPU - Realtek RTD1296 64-bit Architecture
  • System Memory - 2 GB DDR4
  • 2 Bay
  • 1x Gigabit LAN port | 1x USB 2.0 | 2x USB 3.0
  • 2 Year Warranty
  • Versatile NAS for small offices and home users
  • Great for centralised file storage & real-time 4K H.265 video transcoding
  • DS218

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Synology DS218 2 Bay NAS (Network Attached Storage) Enclosure

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A versatile 2-bay NAS for small office and home users, the DS218 comes equipped with a 64-bit quad-core processor that delivers high data transmission speeds and 10-bit 4K H.265 video transcoding which allows for shared storage and multimedia entertainment. The 2GB DDR4 memory provides high sequential throughput at 112MB/s for both reading and writing and allows for a total capacity of up to 28TB, via two 14TB drives. The DS218 provides a centralised place for users to manage and share their files through Synology's easy to use web-based File Station application, and to synchronise via the Cloud Station Suite, helping to boost work productivity and collaboration. With the DS218's Video Station and DS video, you can access and stream your favourite 4K content from anywhere, at anytime, and it even allows you to convert and play 4K content from any computer, mobile device or other media player - even if it doesn't support Ultra HD formats.

Ultimate file managment and sharing

Synology's web-based File Station is a fast and secure tool designed for simple, drag and drop operations, meaning there's no complex setup to your PC or Mac. It has advanced tools and filtering systems, allowing for easy organisation and file sharing between users, and for complete compatibility, the DS218 supports the following protocols: AFP, FTP, iSCSI, NFS, SMB, and WebDAV.

Synchronise files across your devices

With Cloud Station Suite, any change made to your files will automatically be synced to other devices auch as PCs, mobile devices or other Synology NAS'. The DS218 will also retain the most important version of your files to better utilise storage space, whilst also providing a backup so that you can recover files from a previous point in time if needed. You can learn more about Cloud Station Suite here.

Easy backup solutions

Back up any computer or mobile device to your DS218 with Synology's comprehensive multi-versioning backup solution, whilst also protecting your computer and NAS from malicious attacks.

Easy file access with QuickConnect

Avoid the hassle of setting up any complicated network settings, by accessing your files on your DS218 via the web-based Quick Connect. This lets you connect via a secure, customisable address that provides instant access to content, allowing you to work from any Internet connected device from almost anywhere with no additional cost.

4K Multimedia Server

The DS218 features Synology's Video Station and DS video, giving you the opportunity to convert and play 4K videos on any computer, mobile device or media player - even if it doesn't support Ultra HD formats, allowing you to access and stream your favourite 4K content from anywhere.


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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
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  1. 1. Status indicator
  2. 2. LAN indicator
  3. 3. Drive status indicator
  4. 4. USB 2.0 port
  5. 5. USB copy button
  6. 6. Power button and indicator
  7. 7. USB 3.0 port
  8. 8. Reset button
  9. 9. 1 GbE RJ-45 port
  10. 10. Power port
  11. 11. Fan
  12. 12. Kensington Security Slot

DS218 Variations

  • Synology DS218+ - The DS218+ features a 64-bit dual-core processor, and offers a 2 GB DDR3L system memory. This NAS is great for all multimedia, whether it's HD or 4K, and is upgradable (RAM) to up to 7 drives, as a separate volume. Read more about the DS218+ here.
  • Synology DS218j - The DS218j is a simpler, cost-effective network drive, offering a 32-bit dual-core processor, and 512MB DDR3 memory. It offers rapid data transmission, and low power consumption, designed for home users. Click here to learn more about the DS218j.
  • Synology DS218play - The DS218play provides a 64-bit quad-core processor and is designed for multimedia enthusiasts with 4K Ultra HD capability. You can read more about the DS218play here.

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Specifications

Form Factor Desktop
Bays 2-Bays
HDD Diskless
Pre-Populated Combinations None
Capacity 24 TB
Connectivity Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45)
Connectivity USB 3.0
Connectivity USB 2.0
IronWolf Health Management N
Ethernet Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45) x 1
USB USB 3.0 x 2
USB USB 2.0 x 1
Brand Name Synology


Controllers
Controller TypeSerial ATA
RAID SupportedYes
RAID Levels0, 1, Basic, Hybrid RAID, JBOD
General Information
ManufacturerSynology, Inc
Manufacturer Part NumberDS218
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.synology.com
Brand NameSynology
Product LineDiskStation
Product ModelDS218
Product SeriesValue
Product NameDiskStation DS218 SAN/NAS Storage System
Packaged Quantity1
Marketing InformationVersatile 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. 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.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. Synchronize files across your devicesCloud 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. Learn more 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.
Product TypeSAN/NAS Storage System
I/O Expansions
Number of Total Expansion Bays2
Number of 2.5"/3.5" Bays2
Interfaces/Ports
Total Number of USB Ports3
Number of USB 3.0 Ports2
Network (RJ-45)Yes
eSATANo
Memory
Standard Memory2 GB
Management & Protocols
ProtocolsiSCSI / DLNA / AFP / CIFS / Kerberos / FTP / HTTP / NFS
Memory
Memory TechnologyDDR4 SDRAM
Network & Communication
Ethernet TechnologyGigabit Ethernet
Physical Characteristics
Height165.1 mm
Width109.2 mm
Depth231.1 mm
Weight (Approximate)1.30 kg
Form FactorDesktop
Processor & Chipset
Processor ManufacturerRealtek
Processor CoreQuad-core (4 Core)
Processor Speed1.40 GHz
Processor ModelRTD1296
Software
Operating SystemDiskStation Manager
Storage
Number of Hard Drives Supported2
Total Hard Drive Capacity Supported24 TB
Number of Solid State Drive Supported2
Number of Hard Drives InstalledNo
Number of Solid State Drive InstalledNo

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