The Synology DS418 4-Bay Diskstation NAS Server – Specs And Details Revealed

The Synology DS418 NAS – Brand New Standard Class 4-Bay NAS for Home and SMB

The Synology DS418 4-Bay Diskstation NAS Server – Specs And Details 2 Synology DiskStation DS418 is a high-performance and versatile 4-bay NAS, specifically designed for offices and home users to effectively manage, protect, and share data. Its new 64-bit quad-core processor supports volume management of large-capacity storage and 10-bit 4K H.265 video transcoding to enrich multimedia entertainment. Synology DS418 is backed by Synology’s 2-year limited warranty.

The DS418 NAS is an Optimal Price-Performance Ratio for Cost Effective NAS Buyers

Synology DS418 is a powerful 4-bay network attached storage solution equipped with a 64-bit quad-core 1.4GHz processor, 2GB memory, and dual 1GbE ports. With Link Aggregation enabled, DS418 delivers great sequential throughput performance at over 226 MB/s reading and 170 MB/s writing1 . With hardware accelerated encryption, DS418 delivers encrypted data throughput at over 224 MB/s reading and 139 MB/s writing.

Synology DS418 NAS Server for your 4K Media

DS418 is also optimized for 10-bit 4K H.265 video transcoding via Video Station. You can organize personal digital video library with comprehensive media information, and stream 4K Ultra HD movies and films to various devices such as computers, smartphones, media players, and TVs. If your device is not capable of 4K video playback, DS418 provides online 4K video transcoding to 1080p or lower resolutions for smoother and time-saving video watching experience.

Newly released Data Sheets for the Synology DS418 Diskstation NAS can be found here:

Cross-Platform File Sharing and Data Synchronization via the DS418 NAS

The Synology DS418 4-Bay Diskstation NAS Server – Specs And Details 3DS418 supports comprehensive network protocols, ensuring a seamless file sharing experience across Windows®, Mac®, and Linux® platforms. Windows AD and LDAP integration allows DS418 to fit quickly and effortlessly into any existing network environment without the need to repeatedly create user accounts. Cloud Sync keeps your Dropbox, Google™ Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, Baidu and Box storages in sync with your personal DiskStation at home. The Cloud Station Suite allows you to sync files among multiple devices — Windows PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android™ tablets/phones — effortlessly keeping everything up-to-date. DS418 combines seamless file sharing capability with hardened security, even over the Internet with HTTPS, built-in firewall, and multiple auto-blocking mechanisms against IP and account intrusion.

Easy Backup Solutions on your home and business devices with the DS418 Synology NAS

With block-level incremental backup and cross-version deduplication, Synology Hyper Backup provides multi-version backup with optimized storage utilization and allows data backup to multiple destinations, such as local shared folders, external hard drives, network shared folders, rsync servers, and public cloud services.

Anywhere/Anytime Availability from home to work and holiday on DS418

Synology provides various mobile applications allowing you to enjoy your multimedia library even when on the go. Available on iOS, Android™, and Windows Phone® platforms, DS photo, DS audio, DS video, and DS file enable access to your Synology NAS through Photo Station, Audio Station, Video Station, and File Station. What’s more, you can use DS get to remotely manage and monitor download tasks on Download Station. QuickConnect allows you to connect via a simple customizable address so that you can instantly access media and work files on any Windows/Mac/Linux computer, laptop, or mobile device

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24/7 Security Solution with large scale Surveillance Options on DS418

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 the same network with DS418. Surveillance Station features optimized live view together with streamlined real-time monitoring.


Its powerful analytics, such as motion detection and alert notification, allow you to stay informed of any suspicious activities with triggers sent via SMS, e-mail, and DS cam mobile application.

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Energy-Efficient Power Control and Easy System Management of the DS418 NAS

Synology DS418 is designed and developed with energy efficiency in mind. DS418 consumes only 26.49 W in regular operation. Wake on LAN/WAN and scheduled power on/off can further reduce power consumption and operational costs. With HDD hibernation, hard drives can enter the energy-saving mode automatically when the system has been idle for a specified period of time.

Where and When Can I Buy the Synology DS418 Diskstation NAS?

The Synology DS418 4-Bay NAS is predicted to be around £330+ without VAT available with or without hard drives


  • Expected Release Date – End of 2017
  • New Chassis
  • 4-Bay NAS
  • Realtek RTD1296  Quad Core 1.4GHz
  • 2GB DDR4
  • In terms of connectivity, this NAS has 3x USB 3.0 ports, 2 Gigabit network ports
  • 4K Transcoding
  • SHR Support


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