Synology® Introduces DiskStation DS218play, DS218j, and DS118

Next-level data storing experience with powerful solutions for home and small offices

Taipei, Taiwan—October 27, 2017Synology® Inc. today launched DS218play, DS218j, and DS118, three feature-rich NAS servers with media streaming, file sharing, and data backup features perfect for home and small offices.

DS218play is equipped with a 64-bit quad-core 1.4 GHz processor with a hardware encryption engine and 1 GB RAM, delivering encrypted sequential reading/writing throughput at over 110 MB/s. Powered by a hardware transcoding engine, DS218play supports real-time single channel 10-bit H.265 4K Ultra HD or single channel full HD video transcoding. This enables users to enjoy videos on the go with no device limits.

DS218j features a dual-core 1.3 GHz processor with a hardware encryption engine and 512 MB RAM, delivering sequential reading throughput at over 113 MB/s and writing throughput at over 112 MB/s. DS218j allows users to experience faster data access while achieving energy efficiency with its eco-friendly design, consuming only 17.48 W during peak usage and 7.03 W under HDD hibernation.

DS118 is a new 1-bay tower NAS, equipped with a 64-bit quad-core 1.4 GHz processor and 1 GB RAM. With its hardware encryption engine, DS118 offers encrypted sequential reading/writing throughput at over 110 MB/s. DS118 is an ideal storage solution that comes with data backup and QuickConnect features that allow users to access data from any location. It also supports 10-bit H.265 4K video transcoding on the fly to enrich multimedia entertainment.

“These three home storage solutions are built to be the best multimedia library for users who love taking photos and videos to capture every important moment with their family and friends.” said Katarina Shao, Product Manager at Synology Inc. “With versatile add-on packages, the three NAS models are also excellent choices for small studio owners who are seeking better productivity during work hours.”

DS218play, DS218j, and DS118 run on DiskStation Manager (DSM), one of the most advanced and intuitive operating systems that offers a wide range of applications including multimedia, file sharing, and productivity tools for network-attached storage devices. Synology has received numerous media accolades, topping the mid-range NAS category in TechTarget’s storage solution survey and winning PC Mag Readers’ Choice seven years in a row.

DS218play is designed for multimedia enthusiasts. Highlights include:
  • Powered by a 64-bit 1.4 GHz quad-core processor with 1 GB DDR4 RAM.
  • Up to 112 MB/s sequential reading and writing throughput.
  • Support of 10-bit H.265 4K video transcoding on the fly.
  • MSRP: USD230
DS218j is the entry-level NAS for home and personal cloud storage. Highlights include:
  • Dual-core CPU with hardware encryption engine.
  • Excellent sequential throughput at over 113 MB/s reading and 112 MB/s writing.
  • Energy-efficient and budget friendly to serve as a 24/7 personal storage server.
  • MSRP: USD178
DS118 is a versatile and compact storage server. Highlights include:
  • Powered by a 64-bit quad-core 1.4GHz processor and 1GB memory, a huge upgrade from its predecessor.
  • Provides high-speed data transmission with two USB 3.0 ports and delivers sequential throughput at over 113 MB/s reading and 112 MB/s writing.
  • Supports 10-bit H.265 4K video transcoding on the fly.
  • MSRP: USD166

By Harry