FINALLY – Synology look like they may release the DS718+ NAS soon
The New Synology DiskStation DS718+ NAS features a quad-core processor with AES-NI hardware encryption engine, providing outstanding performance and data encryption acceleration along with real-time transcoding of 4K content. DS718+ is ideal for protecting critical assets, and sharing files across different platforms. Synology DS718+ is backed with Synology’s 3-year limited warranty.
The Synology DS718+ serves as the follow up to he popular Synology DS716+ NAS that was released way back in 2015. This device was then improved again with the release of the improved CPU version, the Synology DS716+II NAS in spring on 2016. The newly available DS718+ has every likelihood to be even better with an improved and more efficient CPU, meaning operations such as VM ware and setting up your own Plex Media server will be smoother than ever before on this Synology 2-Bay.
But what is so great about the Synology DS718+ 2-Bay NAS? Does it live upto the hype?
Compact Storage with Outstanding Performance
Featuring an Intel® Celeron® J3455 quad-core 1.5 GHz processor with burst frequency of 2.3 GHz and 2GB RAM, Synology DiskStation DS718+ is designed for small or growing businesses pursuing a compact and powerful shared storage solution, offering the flexibility to expand up to 6GB RAM to process intensive workloads.
With Link Aggregation enabled, DS718+ delivers up to 226 MB/s reading and 188 MB/s writing under RAID 1 configuration. With AES-NI, DS718+ provides encrypted data transmission at over 226 MB/s reading and 184 MB/s writing.
The DS718+ NAS arrives with Btrfs: Next Generation Storage
DS718+ integrates the Btrfs file system, bringing the most advanced storage technologies to meet the management needs of modern businesses:
Flexible Shared Folder/User Quota System immediately and easily available
provides comprehensive quota control on all user accounts and shared folders
Advanced snapshot technology straight away from start-up
With customizable backup schedule allows up to 1,024 copies of shared folder backups and 65,000 copies of system-wide snapshots, without occupying huge storage capacity and system resources
File or folder level data restoration for both complex and easy access
This brings huge convenience and saves time for users who wish to restore only a specific single file or folder
File self-healing to ensure that recovery is always an option
The Btrfs file system can auto-detect corrupted files with mirrored metadata, and recover broken data using the supported RAID volumes, which include RAID 1, 5, 6, and 10
Comprehensive Business Applications for the home and business on the DS718+ NAS
Powered by the innovative Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM), DS718+ comes fully-equipped with applications and features designed specifically for small or growing businesses:
Windows® AD and LDAP support via multiple Synology applications
Allow easy integration with existing business directory services without recreating user accounts
Windows ACL support to fit in with your existing setup
Provides fine-grained access control and efficient privilege settings, allowing DS718+ to fit seamlessly into current infrastructure
Internet file access simplified so you can reach everything, anywhere
By the encrypted FTP server and Synology File Station, a web-based file explorer. HTTPS, firewall, and IP auto-block support ensure file sharing over the Internet is protected with a high level of security
Application Privileges controls to share what you want and protect what you don’t
Access to applications and packages based on each individual account, user group, or IP address
MailPlus to bring your contacts together
Allows your business to set up a secure, reliable, and private mail server while giving your employees a modern mail client for receiving and sending messages
Powerful Collaboration Suite to unify your employees and business
Integrates Synology Office, Calendar and Chat, ensuring secure and high-performance private communications and allowing your organizations to easily manage and control the relevant content
Personal Multimedia Library in Plex, DLNA and more upto 4K natively
Synology DiskStation DS718+ features real-time H.264/H.265 4K video transcoding of up to two channels3, bringing comprehensive support to the latest multimedia file formats and contents and allowing easy file sharing across Windows®, Mac®, and Linux® platforms. With Video Station, you can organize personal digital video library with comprehensive media information and watch 4K Ultra HD movies and films. Photo Station allows you to effortlessly organize photos into customized 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 formats support and provides music playback via DLNA or AirPlay-compliant devices.
24/7 Smart Security Solution with the new Synology DS718+ and Surveillance Station
Featuring user-friendly video management tools and an intuitive desktop-like interface, Synology Surveillance Station is a reliable private-security solution that can support multiple IP cameras connected to DS718+. Surveillance Station features optimized live view together with streamlined real-time monitoring. Its powerful analytics, such as motion detection and alert notification, allows you to stay informed of any suspicious activity with triggers sent via SMS, e-mail, and DS cam mobile application
The Synology DS718+ – £350-360 (pending) without VAT and HDD media
- Expected Release Date – Late September 2017
- 2-Bay NAS – Expandable to 9 with DX517
- Intel Celeron J3455 Quad Core 1.5 GHz (up to 2.3 GHz)
- 2GB DDR3 Memory, expandable to 8GB (some places state 6GB but I think that is error)
- In terms of connectivity, this NAS has 3 USB 3.0 ports (including 1 on the front), 2 Gigabit network ports and 1 eSATA port.
- 2 Channel 4K Transcoding of H.264 and decoding H.265
- BTRFS support and SHR / SHR-2 Support