Synology DiskStation DS218play is a feature rich, two-bay tower equipped with a 64-bit quad-core processor. Featuring powerful multimedia processing capabilities, DS218play supports real-time transcoding of 4K Ultra HD source content, and is perfect for multimedia streaming and file sharing for home users. Synology DS218play is backed by Synology’s 2-year limited warranty
Up to 112 MB/s reading and 112 MB/s writing performance
16.79W in access and 5.16W in HDD hibernation
4K Ultra HD Entertainment Center
Synology DS218play is a multimedia-optimized 2-bay network attached storage solution equipped with a 64-bit quad-core 1.4 GHz processor and 1 GB RAM, delivering sequential reading throughput at over 112 MB/s and writing throughput at over 112 MB/s under RAID 1 configuration. An encrypted sequential data transmission at over 112 MB/s reading and 112 MB/s writing1. DS218play further supports real-time 4K Ultra HD (4096 x 2160) video transcoding of up to 10bit H.265 (HEVC) content.
Personal Multimedia Library
DS218play helps you easily manage your multimedia content and share them across Windows, Mac®, and Linux® platforms. With Video Station, you can easily organise and sort your personal digital video library with comprehensive media information and watch 4K Ultra HD movies and films. Photo Station allows you to effortlessly organise photos into customised categories, smart albums and blog posts, and link them to social networking websites within a few clicks. Audio Station comes with Internet radio and lossless audio format support, and is capable of music playback via DLNA or AirPlay-compliant devices.
Stream content to your TV
DS218play is highly compatible with other devices, letting you manage and enjoy digital content with the devices you already have: computers, mobile devices, TVs, DLNA devices, and stereos. Synology offers the latest support for TV streaming, including Samsung TV, Roku players, Apple TV, and Google Chromecast, meaning you can stream digital content stored on DS218play to your widescreen TV effortlessly.
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 customisable address (e.g. https://customID.quickconnect.to), so that you can instantly access media and work files on any Windows/Mac/Linux computer, laptop, or mobile device without additional charge.
Home surveillance, accessible for all
With the Surveillance Station add-on package and two free IP camera and device licenses, DS218play serves as your home surveillance hub. Simply connect multiple IP cameras or I/O modules to the home network, pair them with DS218play, and then easily view live surveillance feeds, record videos, or enjoy other advanced features like motion detection or push notifications. Support for thousands of IP cameras makes it easy to find compatible models and brands. Safeguard your home, without breaking the bank.
Award winning OS - DiskStation Manager
Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM) is a sleek, browser-based operating system running on every DiskStation and RackStation, which makes managing your Synology NAS a breeze. Featuring an intuitive user interface, DSM makes accessing and sharing your data smarter and simpler. Synology's Package Center lets you download and install useful add-on packages designed specifically for individual or business needs, meaning you can enjoy more entertainment in your life or better productivity at work
4K Multimedia Server, accessible for all
Access and stream your 4K media content anytime and anywhere. DS218play 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
The most compatible sharing
Enjoy seamless files sharing across Windows®, Mac®, and Linux® platforms as DS218play offers comprehensive network protocol support including FTP, SMB2, AFP, NFS and WebDAV. With Windows AD and LDAP integration, DS218play can fit effortlessly into any existing network environment - there is no need for IT administrators to maintain two sets of credentials. You also won't worry about missing files with the Recycle Bin feature which is supported on AFP, CIFS, File Station, and WebDAV. All files deleted in a shared folder will be automatically moved into the Recycle Bin.
Enjoy multimedia library
DS218play provides you a central platform to organise, backup, and share photos, music, and video collections. Featuring a streamlined and sleek interface, Synology packages — Photo Station, Audio Station and Video Station — let you build a seamless entertainment hub effortlessly. Since everything is saved on DS218play, you can enjoy more customisable content arrangement, and no worries about extra monthly fees for storage capacity. Better yet, your digital collections can be shared with others via a simple link.