Synology DiskStation DS218play
Your Household Entertainment Center
Designed for multimedia enthusiasts, Synology DiskStation DS218play provides a smooth streaming experience to your TV, smartphone, and media players no matter you’re at home or on the go. With the availability of centralized management, Synology DiskStation DS218play is ideal for fast file sharing and acts as a reliable backup for all types of devices.
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Synology DiskStation DS218play
Your personal multimedia library
Ideal Entertainment Center with 4K Ultra HD Capability
Designed for multimedia enthusiasts, Synology DiskStation DS218play supports real-time transcoding of 4K Ultra HD source content. With the availability of centralized management, Synology DiskStation 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. Synology DiskStation 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 centre, 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
Back up 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
Synology DiskStation DS218play specification
|CPU Model||Realtek RTD1296|
|CPU Frequency||4-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 non-ECC|
|Notes||Synology reserves the right to replace memory modules with the same or higher frequency based on supplier’s product life cycle status. Rest assured that the compatibility and stability have been strictly verified with the same benchmark to ensure identical performance.|
|Compatible Drive Type* (See all supported drives)||
|Maximum Single Volume Size*||108 TB|
|Hot Swappable Drive||–|
|Notes||“Compatible drive type” indicates drives that have been tested to be compatible with Synology products. This term does not indicate the maximum connection speed of each drive bay.|
|RJ-45 1GbE LAN Port||1|
|USB 3.2 Gen 1 Port*||2|
|Notes||The USB 3.0 standard was renamed to USB 3.2 Gen 1 by the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) in 2019.|
|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|
|Synology DiskStation DS218play||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||60 W|
|AC Input Power Voltage||100 V to 240 V 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)
|Synology DiskStation DS218play||Notes||Noise Level Testing Environment: Fully loaded with Seagate 2TB ST2000VN000 hard drive(s) in the idle state. Two G.R.A.S. Type 40AE microphones, each set up 1 meter away from the Synology NAS at the front and rear. Background noise: 16.49-17.51 dB(A); Temperature: 24.25-25.75˚C; Humidity: 58.2-61.8%|
|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|
|Synology DiskStation DS218play||Notes||The warranty period starts from the purchase date as stated on your purchase receipt. (Learn more)|