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Synology DiskStation DS218play 2-Bay Desktop NAS Enclosure

Synology DiskStation DS218play 2-Bay Desktop NAS Enclosure

CCL Code: NAS0290

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Synology DiskStation DS218play 2-Bay Desktop NAS Enclosure


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Key Features:

  • Number of Bays: 2
  • Desktop Form Factor
CCL Code: NAS0290

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 is backed by Synology's 2-year limited warranty. Synology DS218play is a multimedia-optimized 2-bay network attached storage solution equipped with a 64-bit quad-core 1.4 GHz processor and 1 GB RAM, delivering sequential reading throughput at over 112 MB/s and writing throughput at over 112 MB/s under RAID 1 configuration. An encrypted sequential data transmission at over 112 MB/s reading and 112 MB/s writing1. DS218play further supports real-time 4K Ultra HD (4096 x 2160) video transcoding of up to 10bit H.265 (HEVC) content. DS218play helps you easily manage your multimedia content and share them across Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms. With Video Station, you can easily organize and sort your 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 format support, and is capable of music playback via DLNA or AirPlay-compliant devices.

Main Features

  • Ports: 1 x 1GbE (RJ45), 2 x USB 3.0
  • 2-bay NAS with optimal multimedia solution for home users
  • 4K video transcoding on the fly with 10 bit H.265 codec support2
  • Up to 112 MB/s and 112 MB/s sequential reading and writing throughput, respectively.1
  • Over 112 MB/s encrypted sequential reading throughput and 112 MB/s encrypted sequential writing throughput1
  • Powered by a 64-bit 1.4 GHz quad-core processor with 1 GB DDR4 RAM
  • Supports a single volume of over 20TB raw capacity
  • Supports up to 15 IP cameras


Warranty Two years, limited.
Form Factor Desktop
Case Colour Black
Pack Quantity 1
In The Box DS218play main unit x 1, Quick Installation Guide x 1, Accessory pack x 1, AC power adaptor x 1, RJ-45 LAN cable x 1
Width 10.0 cm
Depth 22.55 cm
Height 16.5 cm
Weight 0.87 kg
Security Locking Mechanics Kensington Security Slot
LED Status Indicators Brightness adjustable front LED indicators
Enclosure type Desktop


CPU Family Realtek RTD dual-core
Processor Number 1296
CPU Speed 1.4 GHz


Memory Size 1 MB


Hard Drive Interface SATA
Number of Hard Disks 0
RAID Support RAID Level 0, 1, JBOD
Number of Bays 2

Supported Formats

Supported File System Internal: ext4 • External: ext4, ext3, FAT, NTFS, HFS+, exFAT


RJ-45 Ports 1 x RJ-45

Network (Wired)

Network Connection 1GbE (RJ45)


Management Maximum internal volume: 256 • Maximum iSCSI target: 10 • Maximum iSCSI LUN: 10 • • iSCSI LUN clone/snapshot support
Security Firewall, Encryption shared folder, SMB encryption, FTP over SSL/TLS, SFTP, Rsync over SSH, Login auto block, Let's Encrypt support, HTTPS (customizable cipher suite)
Backup Facilities Hyper Backup: Support local backup, network backup, and backup data to public clouds • Backup tool: DSM configuration backup, macOS Time Machine support, Cloud Station Backup Shared folder sync - maximum task number: 4
Software Included (may be trial or restricted) iOS/Android applications: DS audio, DS cam, DS cloud, DS file, DS finder, DS get, DS note, DS photo, DS video • Windows Phone applications: DS audio, DS file, DS finder, DS get, DS photo, DS video
Supported Web Browsers Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer 10 onwards, Safari 10 onwards; Safari (iOS 10 onwards), Chrome (Android 6.0 onwards)
Language Selection English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Dansk, Norsk, Svensk, Nederlands, Polski, Magyar, Português do Brasil, Português Europeu, Türkçe, Cesk
File Sharing Maximum local user account: 2,048 • Maximum local group: 256 • Maximum shared folder: 256 • Maximum concurrent SMB/NFS/AFP/FTP connection: 200

System Requirements

Operating Systems Supported Windows 7 and 10, Mac OS X 10.11 onwards


Power Supply 60W
Electrical Voltage 100 to 240 V AC
Electrical Power Consumption 16.79 W
Electrical Frequency 50 to 60 Hz
Cooling System Full-Speed Mode • Cool Mode • Quiet Mode
Power Saving Capabilities Scheduled Power On/Off • Wake on LAN/WAN
System Fans 1 x (92mm x 92mm)


Operating Temperature 5 to 40 °C
Noise Level (full operating mode) 19.9 dbA
Relative Humidity 5 to 95 %
Altitude (Operating) 5000 m

Item Details

Manufacturer Synology
Manufacturer Code DS218PLAY
EAN 4711174722884
Condition New

Manufacturer Information

Manufacturer Synology
Manufacturer Code DS218PLAY

Do you have you a question about the Synology DiskStation DS218play (0TB) 2-Bay Multimedia Desktop NAS Server with 4K Ultra HD Transcoding?

Q: Will it accept any standard 3.5" SATA drive and how easy is it to add the second later
Answer by Website User on 8th February 2019
Yes this will support any 3.5" hard drive. - Matthewt
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Q: The Synology web site describes this product as a having a quad core cpu - your spec description suggests it's a dual core - please would you clarify, thank you
Answer by Website User on 13th October 2018
We can only go by what the manufacture has provided us currently. I would call the manufacture directly to make sure they have not created a revised version with a quad core CPU and that we may have old stock.
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5.0 / 5 5 reviews

David Williamson

January 2020

Synologys DSM software is easily the best on any NAS, topped with decent specs and build of the 218play you have a winner.

Ian Chetwynd

December 2019

Synology Nas Drives are the best great price and super fast delivery thank you.


November 2019

This is a great item for those wanting to create a home network. The service I received was very good, fast delivery and the price was Low. I would use them again.

Mr Allen

April 2019

I bought this to repalce an aging MacMini server that would longer support Dropbox in a small office/ design studio. It was easy to set up and is working perfectly with 2 x 2 terabyte WD Red HDs. It automatically sets up RAID on Disk2. It is quiet in operation with a barely background noise.

N Kumar

March 2019

Wanted a NAS for my home. Works a treat, loads of videos online on how to set up etc. Early days but working fine


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