Should you buy the DS218play or the DS216play Synology NAS in 2017/2018

Choosing which Synology NAS to buy – DS218play or DS216play? A recent poll on NASCompares was made to ask NAS users, new and old, what was the intended reason they purchased a network attached storage device. With over 1000 opinions provided, over 74% purchased there NAS because they primarily wanted to use the NAS as […]

Plex on DS118, DS218play, DS418 and DS418j – Realtek RTD1296 issue

Cannot find the Plex App on your Synology NAS? Here is why It has reached our attention (thanks to J Westwood, UK) that Plex is currently not supported on the Synology DS118, DS218play, DS418 and DS418j NAS. This is down to these NAS Server devices using the new Realtek RTD1296 and RTD1293 CPU in their design. […]

Which Synology 2-Bay NAS should you buy in 2017 – A Complete Guide

Buying the Right 2-Bay Synology NAS Choosing the Right Synology NAS can be a very confusing task. The best balance for most users looking for cost vs hardware find that a two Hard Drive NAS is a great solution. A two disk Synology NAS can pretty much provide anything that large network attached storage devices can […]

Understanding the difference between PLAY, PLUS, XS and J series NAS – A Synology NAS Buyers guide

Help Choosing the Right Synology NAS for you  So many NAS servers to choose from. They all look remarkably similar and moreover, all seem to do basically the same thing – but some better than others. Yet for many people who are setting out to buy their first NAS from Synology, it can easily be […]

Comparing the Synology DS118 and Synology DS218play and Synology DS418 NAS

Choosing between three very similar Synology NAS – DS118 vs DS218play vs DS418 Synology has been producing NAS servers for a number of years now and made a real name for themselves in both the home and business markets. With such an evolving range of network attached storage devices available, they have done a really, really good job […]

Unboxing The Synology DS218PLAY 4K Multimedia NAS for Home

The New Synology 4K 2-Bay DS218play NAS for 2017 is available – Is it worth your data? The Synology ‘play’ series has got a little bigger with the release of the new Synology DS218play NAS, hot on the heels of the release of it’s 4-Bay big brother (the DS418Play) this is the latest in a […]

The Synology DS218PLAY 4K Multimedia NAS Specs and Data Sheets NOW Available

The New Synology DS218PLAY has Hardware and Software Details have been Released 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 […]

Synology DS218play 2-Bay Multimedia NAS for 2017 and 2018

A New Multimedia Synology DS218play Diskstation 2-Bay NAS for 4K, HD and more Already featured last month, the Synology PLAY series of network attached storage (NAS) devices gained a new two hard drive bay device to join the lineup. Already available in 4-Bay configuration (DS418play), this new multimedia NAS promises to not only be a […]

The Synology DS418play 4K Multimedia NAS Unboxing – 4K or Not 4K, That is the Question

The Latest Synology PLAY arrives for 2018 – Is the DS418Pplay the Dream 4K NAS for you? The Synology PLAY series has been around for a number of years now and over that time there have been highs and lows. Many considered the peak of that range to be the 2014 release DS214Pplay, a simple […]

Setting Up Your Synology DS418PLAY Media NAS In Minutes – Hardware Installation Guide

How to set up your Synology DS418PLAY NAS for the first time Well done on buying yoru multimedia NAS Synology DS418PLAY! Before setting up your new DiskStation, please check the package contents to verify that you have received the items below. Also, make sure to read the safety instructions carefully to avoid harming yourself or damaging […]

The Synology DS418PLAY 4-Bay 4K Multimedia NAS Server – Specs And Details Revealed

Specifications and Hardware Revealed on the Synology DS418PLAY 4K Diskstation NAS Synology DiskStation DS418play is a 4-bay NAS designed for ultra-high definition multimedia enthusiasts. Powered by a new dual-core processor, DS418play supports real-time transcoding for up to 2 channels of H.265/H.264 4K videos at the same time. AES-NI support ensures smooth encrypted data transfer and […]

The Synology DS218PLAY and DS418PLAY NAS Uncovered at Synology 2018 in China

The Synology DS218PLAY and DS418PLAY NAS for Multimedia have been Announced  It really has been a big, BIG Month for synology NAS server devices. we have gone from a long period where Synology seemed to be heavily focused on software and their ever evolving business network applications (Synology Office, e-mail clients, C2 Cloud service and […]