DS218Play

DiskStation DS218play

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.

CPU
Quad-Core 1.4 GHz

Transcoding
4K Ultra HD video transcoding

Fast Performance
112 MB/s reading, 112 MB/s writing

Eco-friendly
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.

Multimedia powerhouse

Access your multimedia content anytime, anywhere with an intuitive we-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.

Seamless integration with your mobile devices

Synology mobile applications are designed to allow quick and secure access to your data wherever you are.

DS Audio

DS Photo

DS video

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.

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.

File Server/Management

Powerful built-in file management and sharing services.

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

Cloud Station Suite

Synchronize cross-platform data automatically with file version control on all of your devices.

Hardware Specifications  
CPU  
CPU Model Realtek RTD1296
CPU Architecture 64-bit
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
Memory  
System Memory 1 GB DDR4
Storage  
Drive Bays 2
Compatible Drive Type* (See all supported drives) 3.5″ SATA HDD
  2.5″ SATA HDD (with optional 2.5″ Disk Holder)
  2.5″ SATA SSD (with optional 2.5″ Disk Holder)
   
Maximum Internal Raw Capacity 24 TB (12 TB drive x 2) (Capacity may vary by RAID types)
Maximum Single Volume Size 108 TB
Notes “Compatible drive type” indicates the drives that have been tested to be compatible with Synology products. This term does not indicate the maximum connection speed of each drive bay.
  The maximum single volume size is not directly related to the maximum raw capacity. (Learn more)
   
External Ports  
RJ-45 1GbE LAN Port 1
USB 3.0 Port 2
File System  
Internal Drives EXT4
External Drives EXT4
  EXT3
  FAT
  NTFS
  HFS+
  exFAT*
   
Notes exFAT Access is purchased separately in Package Center.
Appearance  
Size (Height x Width x Depth) 165 mm x 100 mm x 225.5 mm
Weight 0.87 kg
Others  
System Fan 92 mm x 92 mm x 1 pcs
Fan Speed Mode Full-Speed Mode
  Cool Mode
  Quiet Mode
   
Brightness adjustable front LED indicators  
Power Recovery  
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)
Environment Temperature  
Operating Temperature 5°C to 40°C (40°F to 104°F)
Storage Temperature -20°C to 60°C (-5°F to 140°F)
Relative Humidity 5% to 95% RH
Certification EAC
  CCC
  RCM
  KC
  FCC
  CE
  BSMI
   
Warranty 2 Years
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: 24.25-25.75˚C; Humidity: 58.2-61.8%
DSM Specifications ( See more )  
Storage Management  
Maximum Internal Volume Number 256
Maximum iSCSI Target Number 10
Maximum iSCSI LUN 10
SSD TRIM  
Supported RAID Type Synology Hybrid RAID
  Basic
  JBOD
  RAID 0
  RAID 1
   
RAID Migration Basic to RAID 1
Volume Expansion with Larger HDDs Synology Hybrid RAID
  RAID 1
   
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  
Log Center  
Syslog Events per Second 400
Add-on Packages (learn more about the complete add-on package list)  
Chat  
Maximum Users 500
Notes The number of concurrent HTTP connections for Chat was configured to the maximum.
  CPU and RAM usage were both under 80% when the number of maximum users was reached.
   
Cloud Station Server  
Maximum Number of Concurrently Connected Devices 200
Maximum Number of Synced Files (ext4) 100,000 / single file reaction time 642 ms
Notes The maximum number of concurrently connected devices refers to the maximum number of devices that can remain connected at the same time. For more information on file processing capability, please refer to the reaction time for file processing.
  File reaction time refers to the preparation time required for other devices to start downloading a 10KByte file from a Synology NAS after the file has been added to the NAS. RAM expansion was not used during testing.
  Non-encrypted shared folders were used during the aforementioned testing.
   
Download Station  
Maximum Concurrent Download Tasks 50
Drive  
Maximum Number of Synced Files 100,000 / single file reaction time 941 ms
Maximum Number of Concurrent Connections for PC Clients 200
Notes The EXT4 file system was used for the purpose of testing.
  The maximum number of concurrent connections refers to the maximum number of connections that could be maintained when the maximum number of synced files was reached.
  File reaction time refers to the preparation time required for other devices to start downloading a 10KByte file from a Synology NAS after the file has been added to the NAS.
  Non-encrypted shared folders were used during the aforementioned testing.
   
exFAT Access (optional)  
Media Server  
DLNA Compliance  
Moments  
Facial recognition  
Subject recognition  
Office  
Maximum Users 200
Notes Multiple files were opened for testing and each file was edited by 30 users simultaneously.
  CPU and RAM usage were both under 80% when the number of maximum users was reached.
  Client performance may affect maximum simultaneous editing users. Client PCs used for testing: Intel Core i3-3220 / 8GB RAM
   
Surveillance Station  
Maximum IP cam (Licenses required) 15 (including 2 Free License) (See All Supported IP Cameras)
Total FPS (H.264)* 450 FPS @ 720p (1280×720)
  180 FPS @ 1080p (1920×1080)
  110 FPS @ 3M (2048×1536)
  80 FPS @ 5M (2591×1944)
  40 FPS @ 4K (3840×2160)
Total FPS (H.265)* 450 FPS @ 720p (1280×720)
  450 FPS @ 1080p (1920×1080)
  210 FPS @ 3M (2048×1536)
  120 FPS @ 5M (2591×1944)
  60 FPS @ 4K (3840×2160)
Total FPS (MJPEG)* 210 FPS @ 720p (1280×720)
  70 FPS @ 1080p (1920×1080)
  50 FPS @ 3M (2048×1536)
  30 FPS @ 5M (2591×1944)
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 Station  
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
VPN Server  
Maximum Connections 15
Environment & Packaging  
Environment RoHS Compliant
Packaging Content Main Unit X 1
  Accessory Pack X 1
  AC Power Adapter X 1
  AC Power Cord X 1
  RJ-45 LAN Cable X 1
  Quick Installation Guide X 1