- -AED 60.00
Synology DiskStation DS218play
DataCare : Rated #1 in Storage
- Value Series 2-bay NAS for Home and small busines
- Diskless 0 TB
- Supports RAID SHR, 0,1
Your personal multimedia library
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.
4K Ultra HD video transcoding
112 MB/s reading, 112 MB/s writing performance
5.16 W in HDD hibernation / 16.79 W in access
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.
Access your multimedia content anytime, anywhere with an intuitive web-based interface.
Video Station : Video Station lets you easily manage and organize movies, TV shows, and home videos, and stream to other computers, smartphones, and media players.
Photo Station : Photo Station allows you to effectively organize and share photos and albums, while easily communicating with others using labels, comments, and more.
Audio Station : Audio Station is your personal music center, designed to intelligently sort and organize 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 secure, customizable address, so that you can instantly access media and work files on any Internet-connected device with no additional charge.
Powered by Synology DSM
Powerful built-in file management and sharing services.
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.
Award-winning operating system with an intuitive user interface and powerful capabilities.
Comprehensive built-in security tools are constantly updated to tackle evolving threats and protect your devices.
Cloud Station Suite
Synchronize cross-platform data automatically with file version control on all your devices.
- Status indicator
- LAN indicator
- Drive status indicator
- Power button and indicator
- USB 3.0 Port
- Reset button
- 1GbE RJ-45 port
- Kensington Security Slot
- Power port
|CPU Model||Realtek RTD1296|
|CPU Frequency||Quad Core 1.4 GHz|
|Hardware Encryption Engine|
|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): 60|
|System Memory||1 GB DDR4|
|Compatible Drive Type*(See all supported drives)||
|Maximum Internal Raw Capacity||24 TB (12 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|
|Notes||exFAT Access is purchased separately in Package Center.|
|Size (Height x Width x Depth)||165 mm x 100 mm x 225.5 mm|
|System Fan||92 mm x 92 mm x 1 pcs|
|Fan Speed Mode||
|Brightness adjustable front LED indicators|
|Noise Level*||19.9 dB(A)|
|Scheduled Power On/Off|
|Wake on LAN/WAN|
|Power Supply Unit / Adapter||60W|
|AC Input Power Voltage||100V to 240V AC|
|Power Frequency||50/60 Hz, Single Phase|
|Power Consumption*||16.79 W (Access)
5.16 W (HDD Hibernation)
|British Thermal Unit||57.29 BTU/hr (Access)
17.61 BTU/hr (HDD Hibernation)
|Operating Temperature||5C to 40C (40F to 104F)|
|Storage Temperature||-20C to 60C (-5F to 140F)|
|Relative Humidity||5% to 95% RH|
|Notes||Noise Level Testing Environment: Fully loaded with Seagate 2TB ST2000VN000 hard drive(s) in idle; Two G.R.A.S. Type 40AE microphones, each set up at 1 meter away from the Synology NAS front and rear; Background noise: 16.49-17.51 dB(A); Temperature: 24.25-25.75C; Humidity: 58.2-61.8%|
|DSM Specifications( See more )|
|Maximum Internal Volume Number||256|
|Maximum iSCSI Target Number||10|
|Maximum iSCSI LUN||10|
|Supported RAID Type||
|RAID Migration||Basic to RAID 1|
|Volume Expansion with Larger HDDs||
|Volume Expansion by Adding a HDD||Synology Hybrid RAID|
|File Sharing Capacity|
|Maximum Local User Accounts||2048|
|Maximum Local Groups||256|
|Maximum Shared Folder||256|
|Maximum Shared Folder Sync Tasks||4|
|Maximum Concurrent CIFS/AFP/FTP Connections||200|
|Windows Access Control List (ACL) Integration|
|NFS Kerberos Authentication|
|Syslog Events per Second||400|
|Add-on Packages(learn more about the complete add-on package list)|
|Cloud Station Server|
|Maximum Number of Concurrently Connected Devices||200|
|Maximum Number of Synced Files (ext4)||100,000 / single file reaction time 642 ms|
|Maximum Concurrent Download Tasks||50|
|Maximum Number of Synced Files||100,000 / single file reaction time 941 ms|
|Maximum Number of Concurrent Connections for PC Clients||200|
|exFAT Access (optional)|
|Maximum IP cam (Licenses required)||15 (including 2 Free License)(See All Supported IP Cameras)|
|Total FPS (H.264)*||450 FPS @ 720p (1280x720)
180 FPS @ 1080p (19201080)
110 FPS @ 3M (2048x1536)
80 FPS @ 5M (2591x1944)
40 FPS @ 4K (3840x2160)
|Total FPS (H.265)*||450 FPS @ 720p (1280x720)
450 FPS @ 1080p (19201080)
210 FPS @ 3M (2048x1536)
120 FPS @ 5M (2591x1944)
60 FPS @ 4K (3840x2160)
|Total FPS (MJPEG)*||210 FPS @ 720p (1280x720)
70 FPS @ 1080p (19201080)
50 FPS @ 3M (2048x1536)
30 FPS @ 5M (2591x1944)
|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 Transcoding||4K Group 3(See more)|
|Maximum Transcoding Channel Number||1 channel, 60 FPS @ 4K (4096 x 2160), H.265 (HEVC), 10-bit or
1 channel, 30 FPS @ 1080p (1920 1080), H.264 (AVC)/MPEG-4 Part 2 (XVID, DIVX5)/MPEG-2/VC-1
|Environment & Packaging|
Yes, you can hot swap the hard drives. Remember your RAID will rebuild so give it ample time to rebuild if you plan to swap more than one drive.
We are a Sub-Distributor and Service partner for UAE. Please check on Synology Website for authentic partnership status , off late there have been many shady businesses "Claiming" to be the distributors of Synology just to rank in the search engines.
DataCare LLC is a Subdistributor and Service partner of Synology for UAE. In the last 10 years, we have become the largest Synology partner and SI providing storage solutions for UAE. You can check our credentials and partnership status on Synology website.
If you are an End user and on a budget go with j series – 220j or 420j. If you are power user go with Plus series ( DS-220+, DS-720+ or DS-920+). If you are a business user, contact us and we will suggest a model that suits your need depending on the number of users and features you need
Drives are hot swappable which means you don’t have shut down the unit. If you are on RAID 5 or SHR1, then you only have 1 HDD failure tolerance, and its advisable to not use the NAS while the RAID is being rebuilt. Replacing hard drive is as easy as pulling the bay housing the failing/failed drive, and replacing with a new drive.
Data you store on the hard drives is subject to silent corruption ( called Bit rot). With Data Scrubbing, your data is checked periodically to ensure that there is no bit rot and data is accurate. If an inaccuracy is found, Synology DSM will attempt to repair the data using the redundant copy. So with Data Scrubbing the chances of your data Silently getting corrupt is minimized.
DSM is installed on the hard drives/ssd. First time you power on the unit ( or power on an existing unit without Hard drives), it prompts you to install the DSM. On the higher units, there might be DOM (Disk on Module) but you need the DSM on hard drive/SSD to boot the unit
Synology Hard drives are manufactured by Toshiba, they are Toshiba MG enterprise drives. However they have a specific firmware which enable a deeper integration with Synology DSM
With Synology 2 Camera Licenses are free. Others can be bought in a pack of 1, 4 or 8
Data Scrubbing takes place according to the schedule you set
All the Major NAS work the same way. At the very basic – you connect them to a network, define basic permissions and settings and then anyone on your network ( or outside the network if you configured cloud) can access it on PCs and mobile devices. Contact us if you want to see a demo
Licenses are issued as paper licenses with a serial key. Use the serial key to register the license on Surveillance station. We sell surveillance station license also online.
Plus series ( DS-220+, 720+ and 920+) works well for Plex. This series does the Hardware transcoding too. Refer to Plex NAS compatibility List for more information
Synology allows 64-256 volumes ( varies by models) to be setup but you would typically be setting up 1 or 2 volumes and multiple folders inside, say an SSD volume and an HDD volume. Most of the time you are looking at minimizing the number of volumes you create.
DSM allows 2048 to 16,000 users depending on the model to be created. However the actual number of concurrent users who can work comfortably depends on the hardware. For example 220j allows 2048 user accounts, but not more than 6 users can connect without a performance degrade
Virtual Machines can only be run on models support VMM. Number of Vms that you can run depend on the VM workload , typically Number of CPU threads, and the memory requirement are 2 important variables to keep in mind while calculating the max number of Vms your machine can support. There is no single formula to calculate but the Free CPU power and Ram, Divided by the CPU power and ram of each VM gives you a fair idea
Depending on the unit there can be 2 to 24 drives. Look at your model specification sheet to see the number of 2.5”/3.5” SATA bays. Some models can be expanded too
Synology SHR allows you to mix different sized drives without wasting space. SHR1 is equivalent of RAID 5 and SHR2 is equivalent of RAID6. At the most basic – it creates multiple partitions on the drives each equal to the lowest size drive and then applying a RAID treating each partition as an individual drive.
Typically you would want a single large volume with multiple folders inside. However in some cases you may want to make multiple volumes like when you mix media ( SSD fast volume and HDD slow volume), or you want different raid levels ( RAID 6 volumes for important data, RAID 5 volume for second backup) or if the upper size limit of the volume is reached and you can’t expand it any further.
If you have RAM intensive processing running on your NAS, it helps to upgrade. Look at your system status and see the RAM usage. If its peaking, a RAM upgrade will help. If the current memory usage is above 90% for example, you can improve performance by adding RAM. If you run VM or Docker, then you would definitely need more RAM
Synology Active backup for business is a backup application that allows you to backup your servers, virtual machines and desktops. It allows you to restore on a file level or bare metal recovery
DSM (Diskstation manager) is the name Synology has given to its operating system. Each NAS is like a little PC with its own CPU, RAM and OS.
Both of them are great NAS brands – the top in the NAS category . This question is like which is better- iOS or android. Typically QNAP offers more hardware choices and hardware tweaking options. Synology on the other hand has more stable and easier software UI. The one you should go for , greatly depends on the actual requirement you have.