Synology has today launched the DS218 NAS. This server provides media streaming, file sharing, and data backup features in desktop form factors.

DS218 is a 2-bay NAS equipped with a 64-bit quad-core processor delivering sequential throughput at over 112 MB/s reading and 112 MB/s writing. It comes with 2 GB DDR4 memory, four times the capacity of its predecessor. DS218 is also optimised for 10-bit 4K H.265 video transcoding via Video Station.

“4K video content is becoming more and more common. DS218 is also optimised for 10-bit 4K H.265 video transcoding. If your device is not capable of 4K video playback, DS218 provides online 4K video transcoding to 1080p and below for a smoother experience,” said Michael Wang, Product Manager at Synology Inc.

The DS218 runs on DiskStation Manager, the advanced and intuitive operating system for Synology NAS devices, with various applications offered to enhance work productivity.

You can read our review of the larger DS416Play NAS here.

Prices are expected to be €226 ex VAT.

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