Synology DiskStation DS418play
AED 1,950.00 (Inc. VAT)
DataCare : Rated #1 in Storage
- Value Series 4-bay NAS for Home and small business
- Diskless 0 TB
- Supports RAID SHR, 0,1,5,6,10
Multimedia-enhanced personal cloud solution
Massive storage capacity with 4K Ultra HD capability
Synology DS418play is designed to be your ideal, centralized multimedia hub with over 40TB of raw storage capacity, allowing you to transcode up to 2 channels of H.265/H.264 4K videos at the same time. With a powerful built-in AES-NI hardware encryption engine, DS418play also provides excellent encrypted file transmission.
Dual-core 2GHz burst up to 2.5GHz
Dual 1GbE LAN ports
2GB DDR3L, scalable up to 6GB
Over 226 MB/s and 185 MB/s encrypted sequential reading and writing
4K Multimedia Server
Access and stream your 4K media content anytime and anywhere. DS418play supports 4K H.264/H.265 online transcoding via Video Station and DS video, allowing 4K videos to be converted and played on the fly on other computers, smartphones, and media players that originally do not support Ultra HD formats.
Btrfs: Next generation storage efficiency
Btrfs file system introduces the most advanced storage technologies to meet the management needs of modern large scale businesses:
Flexible Shared Folder/User Quota System provides comprehensive quota control on all user accounts and shared folders
Snapshot Replication provides schedulable and storage capacity-saving data protection with 1,024 shared folder backups and 65,000 system-wide snapshots
File or folder level data restoration makes data recovery fast and flexible
Automatic file self-healing detects and recovers corrupted files without user intervention
Synology Hybrid RAID (SHR) technology
Storage management is easy with Synology Hybrid RAID (SHR) technology. SHR is an automated RAID management system allowing you to easily create and expand storage volumes and migrate RAID types without requiring details on RAID. SHR provides 1 to 2-disk redundancy to safeguard your data during drive failures.
SHR maximizes the data capacity of your RAID when different sizes of HDDs are used.
For novice users who have no technical background and still want to protect their data using RAID technology, a convenient installation wizard will guide you through all the steps during your first installation.
You can add new disks on the fly in Storage Manager with a simple click.
While creating a volume, you can plan ahead and leave empty and unallocated space for future usage.
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.
Synology Office, Calendar and Chat guarantee a secure and high-performance private communication and user-friendly content organization.
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
- Drive status indicator
- Drive tray lock
- USB 3.0 port
- Power button and indicator
- Drive tray
- 1GbE RJ-45 port
- Reset button
- USB 3.0 port
- Power port
- Kensington Security Slot
|CPU Model||Intel Celeron J3355|
|CPU Frequency||Dual Core 2.0 burst up to 2.5 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|
|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)|
|Compatible Drive Type*(See all supported drives)||
|Maximum Internal Raw Capacity||48 TB (12 TB drive x 4) (Capacity may vary by RAID types)|
|Maximum Single Volume Size||108 TB|
|Hot Swappable Drive|
|RJ-45 1GbE LAN Port||2 (with Link Aggregation / Failover support)|
|USB 3.0 Port||2|
|Notes||exFAT Access is purchased separately in Package Center.|
|Size (Height x Width x Depth)||166 mm x 199 mm x 223 mm|
|System Fan||92 mm x 92 mm x 2 pcs|
|Fan Speed Mode||
|Brightness adjustable front LED indicators|
|Noise Level*||20.5 dB(A)|
|Scheduled Power On/Off|
|Wake on LAN/WAN|
|Power Supply Unit / Adapter||90W|
|AC Input Power Voltage||100V to 240V AC|
|Power Frequency||50/60 Hz, Single Phase|
|Power Consumption*||29.01 W (Access)
10.59 W (HDD Hibernation)
|British Thermal Unit||98.98 BTU/hr (Access)
36.12 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|
|DSM Specifications( See more )|
|Maximum Internal Volume Number||256|
|Maximum iSCSI Target Number||32|
|Maximum iSCSI LUN||256|
|Supported RAID Type||
|Volume Expansion with Larger HDDs||
|Volume Expansion by Adding a HDD||
|Global Hot Spare Supported RAID Type||
|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)|
|Antivirus by McAfee (Trial)|
|Cloud Station Server|
|Maximum Number of Concurrently Connected Devices||200|
|Maximum Number of Concurrently Connected Devices (with RAM expansion)||300|
|Maximum Number of Synced Files (btrfs)||1,000,000 / single file reaction time 834 ms|
|Maximum Number of Synced Files (ext4)||1,000,000 / single file reaction time 484 ms|
|Maximum Concurrent Download Tasks||80|
|Maximum Number of Synced Files||500,000 / single file reaction time 362 ms|
|Maximum Number of Concurrent Connections for PC Clients||450|
|exFAT Access (optional)|
|MailPlus / MailPlus Server|
|Free Email Accounts||5(Licenses required for additional accounts)|
|Recommended MailPlus Client Number||Up to 45 (Btrfs) / 45 (ext4)|
|Maximum Server Performance||181,000 (Btrfs) / 194,000 (ext4) emails per day, approx. 5.5 GB (Btrfs) / 5.9 GB (ext4)|
|Maximum Snapshots per Shared Folder||1024|
|Maximum Snapshots of all Shared Folder||65536|
|Maximum IP cam (Licenses required)||25 (including 2 Free License)(See All Supported IP Cameras)|
|Total FPS (H.264)*||750 FPS @ 720p (1280x720)
375 FPS @ 1080p (19201080)
250 FPS @ 3M (2048x1536)
200 FPS @ 5M (2591x1944)
120 FPS @ 4K (3840x2160)
|Total FPS (H.265)*||750 FPS @ 720p (1280x720)
750 FPS @ 1080p (19201080)
450 FPS @ 3M (2048x1536)
250 FPS @ 5M (2591x1944)
200 FPS @ 4K (3840x2160)
|Total FPS (MJPEG)*||450 FPS @ 720p (1280x720)
250 FPS @ 1080p (19201080)
160 FPS @ 3M (2048x1536)
130 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 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 (19201080), H.264 (AVC)/H.265 (HEVC)/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.