Diskstation DS218play 2 Bay Network Attached Storage Enclosure

  • DS218PLAY
  • 2 Bay
  • Core 1.4GHz CPU Frequency
  • 1GB Memory
  • 2X SATA 6Gb/s Internal Capacity
  • 2X USB 3.0
  • 24TB Max HDD Support
  • 1X Gigabit LAN
  • Synology DiskStation Manager

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Stock Code: HD-0AR-SY

EAN: 4711174722884


Manufacturer: Synology

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Diskstation DS218play 2 Bay Network Attached Storage Enclosure

Ideal Entertainment Center with 4K Ultra HD Capability

Designed for multimedia enthusiasts, DS218play supports real-time transcoding of 4K Ultra HD source content. With the availability of centralized management, DS218play is ideal for fast file sharing and reliable backup for all types of devices.

Enjoy 4K videos on the go
Access and stream your 4K media content anytime and anywhere. DS218play supports 4K live transcoding via Video Station and DS video, allowing 4K videos to be instantly converted and played on TV, smartphone, and other media players that originally do not support Ultra HD formats.

Multimedia powerhouse
Access your multimedia content anytime, anywhere with an intuitive web-based interface.

- Video Station: Video station lets you easily manage and organise movies, TV shows, home videos and stream to other computers, smartphones and media players.

- Photo Station: Photo station allows you to effectively organise and share photos and albums, while easily communicating with others using labels, comments and more.

- Audio Station: Audio station is your personal music centre designed to intelligently sort and organise your audio files and stream to google cast enabled devices easily. Audio station supports lossless formats ensuring pristine audio quality.

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., so that you can instantly access media and work files on any Windows/Mac/Linux computer, laptop, or mobile device without additional charge.

- CPU Model: Realtek RTD1296
- CPU Architecture: 64-bit
- CPU Frequency: Quad Core 1.4 GHz
- 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

- System Memory: 1 GB DDR4

- Drive Bays: 2
- Compatible Drive Type:
- Maximum Internal Raw Capacity: 28 TB (14 TB drive x 2) (Capacity may vary by RAID types)
- Maximum Single Volume Size: 108 TB

- RJ-45 1GbE LAN Port: 1
- USB 3.0 Port: 2

- Size (Height x Width x Depth): 165 mm x 100 mm x 225.5 mm
- Weight: 0.87 kg

- Raid Support:
Synology Hybrid RAID

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Excellent Product

Fantastic piece of kit!

Installed 2 WD 4TB Red drives in mine. plug and play - as simple as that.

Easy to setup individual user accounts through the web interface and grant access to the various shares you setup or just use the default ones already configured once the OS has installed. I've left the default music, video, photo shares open for all users to access and then configured a personal share for each user to use privately. Took about 5mins to configure that.

Really impressed with the Apps that are available.
The DS Video app is fantastic. It can identify the movie and source info from IMDB to give it a nice title icon, rating score and synopsis. This looks great if viewing through the browser on a computer or using the app on android/apple phones. Streaming in the house over the network is seamless but it also works smoothly over an external wi-fi so can access my library collection when away from home. Additional options such as download and transcode before leaving home add another layer to this feature.

The DS File App - can access the default shares and my own private user share, it offered to setup backup of my phones DCIM folder which I've set to Wi-Fi only but it instantly went to work backing up my current photos and films on my phone to a folder of my choice.

Lots of other apps are on offer for music/photo/surveillance (I think all DS come with 2 free camera licenses but extra an be purchased)

Synology do offer a cloud backup service to protect you in the event of complete unit failure/theft etc which I'll look in to as i believe its a monthly subscription

Richard Foster 2017-11-23

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