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DiskStation DS118
High-performance 1-bay NAS for small office and home users

DiskStation DS118

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Synology DiskStation DS118 1-Bay NAS
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Overview:

Synology DiskStation DS118 is a high-performance and compact 1-bay NAS, specifically designed for offices and home users to effectively manage, protect, and share data. Its new 64-bit quad-core processor supports 10-bit 4K H.265 video transcoding to enrich multimedia entertainment. Synology DS118 is backed by Synology’s 2-year limited warranty.

  • High-performance 1-bay NAS for small offices and home users
  • Sequential throughput at over 113 MB/s reading and 112 MB/s writing
  • 64-bit quad-core 1.4GHz processor
  • 10-bit 4K H.265 video transcoding on the fly
  • Running on Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM)

Optimal Price-Performance Ratio

Synology DS118 is a high-performance 1-bay network attached storage solution equipped with a 64-bit quad-core 1.4GHz processor and 1GB memory, delivering excellent sequential throughput at over 113 MB/s reading and 112 MB/s writing1 . With hardware accelerated encryption, DS118 delivers encrypted data throughput at over 112 MB/s reading and 113 MB/s writing.

DS118 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, DS118 provides online 4K video transcoding to 1080p or lower resolutions for smoother and time-saving video watching experience.

Cross-Platform File Sharing and Data Synchronization

Synology DS118 supports comprehensive network protocols, ensuring a seamless file sharing experience across Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms. Windows AD and LDAP integration allow DS118 to fit quickly and effortlessly into any existing network environment without the necessity of creating identical 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. DS118 combines seamless file sharing capability with enhanced security, even over the internet with HTTPS, built-in firewall, and multiple IP and account intrusion auto-blocking mechanisms.

Easy Backup Solutions

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

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.

Energy Efficient with Cool and Quiet Design

Synology DS118 is designed with energy efficiency in mind. Compared with its average PC counterpart, Synology DS118 consumes relatively little power at 9.4 watts while accessing and 4.22 watts when hard drive hibernation is enabled. The scheduled power on/off feature further reduces power consumption and operation cost.

Running on Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM)

Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM) is a web-based operating system tailor-made for every Synology NAS. Featuring an intuitive multitasking user interface, DSM provides simple destop-like experience to minimize effort in exploring and managing your Synology NAS. The built-in Package Center allows you to download and install a variety of packages designed specifically for your unique needs, ranging from file backup, multimedia sharing , productivity tools, safeguard security and utilities. With all the built-in and add-on features, DSM provides you with complete and fine-grained control of your DS118, helping you maximize productivity and make the best out of of your digital assets. All will happen with just a few clicks.

Features:

Versatile, powerful and compact storage server

Synology DS118 comes with a new 64-bit quad-core processor, delivering excellent data transfer speed and 10-bit 4K H.265 video transcoding on the fly.

Ultimate file management and sharing

File Station is a web-based, fast and secure management tool built to allow easy, drag-and-drop operation without requiring any complex setup on Mac or PC. Advanced search and filtering tools allow for easy organization and sharing of files with just a link. Supports SMB, FTP, AFP, NFS, WebDAV, compatible with any environment.

Ultimate file management and sharing

Synchronize files across your devices

Cloud Station Suite provides real-time data synchronization across all your devices, such as computers, mobile devices, and other Synology NAS whenever a file is modified. "Intelliversioning" keeps the most important file versions to better utilize storage space.

Cloud Station Sharesync

Cloud Station Sharesync

Cloud Station Drive

Cloud Station Drive

Cloud Station Server

Cloud Station Server

DS Cloud

DS Cloud


Easy file access with QuickConnect

Access files on your Synology NAS over the Internet without the hassle of setting up port forwarding rules, DDNS, or other complicated network settings. QuickConnect allows you to connect via a simple customizable address (e.g. https://customID.quickconnect.to), so that you can instantly access media and work files on any Windows/Mac/Linux computer, laptop, or mobile device without additional charge.

Easy file access with QuickConnect

4K Multimedia Server

Access and stream your favorite 4K content anywhere, anytime. DS118 supports 10-bit 4K H.265 online transcoding via Video Station and DS video, allowing 4K videos to be converted and played on your computers, mobile devices, or other media players that don't support Ultra HD formats.

4K Multimedia Server

Powered by Synology DSM

Surveillance Station

Surveillance Station

Complete surveillance solution for recording, monitoring, and management.

Desktop Backup

Desktop Backup

Simplified backup solution for your Mac, PC, and mobile devices.

Public Cloud Integration

Public Cloud Integration

Backup and synchronize data easily between your public cloud accounts and your NAS.

DSM UI

DSM UI

Award-winning operating system with an intuitive user interface and powerful capabilities.

Security

Security

Comprehensive built-in security tools are constantly updated to tackle evolving threats and protect your devices.

Multimedia

Multimedia

Complete multimedia solution for management, streaming, and playback.


Product Views:


DS118 Front View
DS118 Left View
DS118 Left Side View
DS118 Rear View
DS118 Right Side View
DS118 Right View

Technical Specifications:


Front View
Rear View
  1. Status indicator
  2. LAN indicator
  3. Drive status indicator
  4. Power button and indicator
  5. Fan
  6. Reset button
  7. Kensington Security Slot
  8. USB 3.0 port
  9. 1GbE RJ-45 port
  10. Power port
Hardware Specifications:
CPU
CPU Model Realtek RTD1296
CPU Architecture 64-bit
CPU Frequency Quad Core 1.4 GHz
Hardware Encryption Engine (AES-NI)
Hardware Transcoding Engine 10-bit H.265 (HEVC), MPEG-4 Part 2, MPEG-2, VC-1; maximum resolution: 4K (4096 x 2160); maximum frame rate per second (FPS): 30
Memory
System Memory 1 GB DDR4
Storage
Drive Bay(s) 1
Compatible Drive Type
  • 3.5" SATA HDD
  • 2.5" SATA HDD (with optional 2.5" Disk Holder)
  • 2.5" SATA SSD (with optional 2.5" Disk Holder)
Maximum Internal Raw Capacity 12 TB (12 TB drive x 1) (Capacity may vary by RAID types)
Maximum Single Volume Size 108 TB
Notes
  • "Compatible drive type" indicates the drives that have been tested to be compatible with Synology products. This term does not indicate the maximum connection speed of each drive bay.
  • The maximum single volume size is not directly related to the maximum raw capacity.
External Ports
RJ-45 1GbE LAN Port 1
USB 3.0 Port 2
File System
Internal Drives EXT4
External Drives
  • EXT4
  • EXT3
  • FAT
  • NTFS
  • HFS+
  • exFAT*
Notes exFAT Access is purchased separately in Package Center.
Appearance
Size (Height X Width X Depth) 166 mm x 71 mm x 224 mm
Weight 0.7 kg 
Others
System Fan 60 mm x 60 mm x 1 pcs
Fan Speed Mode
  • Full-Speed Mode
  • Cool Mode
  • Quiet Mode
  • Low-power Mode
Brightness adjustable front LED indicators
Power Recovery
Noise Level 16.7 dB(A)
Scheduled Power On/Off
Wake on LAN/WAN
Power Supply Unit / Adapter 36W
AC Input Power Voltage 100V to 240V AC
Power Frequency 50/60 Hz, Single Phase
Power Consumption 9.4 W (Access) 
4.22 W (HDD Hibernation) 
British Thermal Unit 32.1 BTU/hr (Access) 
14.41 BTU/hr (HDD Hibernation)
Environment Temperature
Operating Temperature 5°C to 40°C (40°F to 104°F)
Storage Temperature -20°C to 60°C (-5°F to 140°F)
Relative Humidity 5% to 95% RH
Other
Certification
  • FCC Class B
  • CE Class B
  • BSMI Class B
Warranty 2 Years
Notes Power consumption is measured when fully loaded with Western Digital 1TB WD10EFRX hard drive(s).
General DSM Specifications:
Networking protocol SMB, AFP, NFS, FTP, WebDAV, CalDAV, iSCSI, Telnet, SSH, SNMP, VPN (PPTP, OpenVPN , L2TP)
File system
  • Internal: ext4
  • External: ext4, ext3, FAT, NTFS, HFS+, exFAT3
Supported RAID type Basic
Storage management
  • Maximum internal volume: 1
  • Maximum iSCSI Target: 10
  • Maximum iSCSI LUN: 10
File sharing capability
  • Maximum user account: 2048
  • Maximum group: 256
  • Maximum shared folder: 256
  • Maximum concurrent CIFS/AFP/FTP/File Station connection: 200
Privilege Windows Access Control List (ACL), application privilege
Directory service Windows AD Integration: Domain Users login via Samba (CIFS)/AFP/FTP/File Station, LDAP integration
Security Firewall, encrypted shared folder, SMB encryption, FTP over SSL/TLS, SFTP, rsync over SSH, login auto block, Let's Encrypt support, HTTPS (Customizable cipher suite)
Supported client Windows 7 and 10, Mac OS X 10.11 onwards
Supported browser Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer: 10 onwards, Safari 10 onwards, Safari (iOS 10 onwards on iPad), Chrome (Android 6.0 onwards on tablets)
Language English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Dansk, Norsk, Svensk, Nederlands, Русский, Polski, Magyar, Português do Brasil, Português Europeu, Türkçe, Český
Packages and Applications:
File Station Virtual drive, remote folder, Windows ACL editor, compress/extract archived files, bandwidth control for specific users or groups, create sharing links, transfer logs
FTP Server Bandwidth control for TCP connections, custom FTP passive port range, anonymous FTP, FTP SSL/TLS and SFTP protocols, boot over the network with TFTP and PXE support, transfer logs
Universal Search Offer global search into applications and files
Hyper Backup Support local backup, network backup, and backup data to public clouds
Backup tools DSM configuration backup, macOS Time Machine support, Cloud Station Backup
Shared folder sync - maximum tasks: 2
Cloud Station Suite Sync data between multiple platforms by installing the client utilities on Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and iOS devices, while retaining up to 32 historical versions of files
Maximum concurrent file transfers: 200
Cloud Sync One or two-way synchronization with public cloud storage providers including Amazon Drive, Amazon S3-compatible storage, Baidu cloud, Box, Dropbox, Google Cloud Storage, Google Drive, hubiC, MegaDisk, Microsoft OneDrive, OpenStack Swift-compatible storage, WebDAV servers, Yandex Disk
Surveillance Station Maximum IP cameras: 15 (total of 450 FPS at 720p, H.264) (includes two free camera licenses; additional cameras require the purchasing of additional licenses)
VPN Server Maximum connections: 5, supported VPN protocol: PPTP, OpenVPN, L2TP/IPSec
Mail Server Supported Mail Server protocol: POP3, SMTP, IMAP, support LDAP/AD account
Mail Station Webmail interface for Mail Server to receive emails from multiple POP3 mailboxes, customizable SMTP server
Collaboration tools
  • Chat maximum users: 500
  • Office maximum users: 100, maximum simultaneous editing users: 30
  • Calendar: support CalDAV and access via mobile devices
Note Station Rich-text note organization with versioning, encryption, sharing, media embedding and attachments
Storage Analyzer Volume and quota usage, total size of files, volume usage and trends based on past usage, size of shared folders, largest/most/least frequently modified files
Antivirus Essential Full system scan, scheduled scan, white list customization, virus definition auto update
Download Station Supported Download Protocols: BT, HTTP, FTP, NZB, eMule, Thunder, FlashGet, QQDL
Maximum concurrent download tasks: 30
Web Station Virtual host (up to 30 websites), PHP/MariaDB, 3rd-party applications support
Other packages Video Station, Photo Station, Audio Station, DNS Server, RADIUS Server, iTunes Server, Log Center, additional 3rd-party packages are available on Package Center
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
Environment & Packaging:
Environment RoHS Compliant
Packaging Content
  • DS118 main unit
  • Quick Installation Guide
  • Accessory pack
  • AC power adapter
  • RJ-45 LAN cable
Optional Accessories
  • VisualStation VS360HD, VS960HD
  • Surveillance Device License Pack
  • 2.5" Disk Holder Type C

*Model specifications are subject to change without notice. Please refer to www.synology.com for the latest information.
1 Performance figures may vary depending on environment, usage and configuration.
2 DS118 can transcode 4K video to 1080p or lower. The maximum number of concurrent video transcoding channels supported may vary depending on the video codec, resolution, bitrate and FPS.
3 exFAT Access is purchased separately in Package Center.

Performance:

1-bay NAS

Synology strives to enhance the performance of our NAS with every software update, even long after a product is launched. For enterprises and users that demand uncompromising performance from their servers, check the figures below to find the most suitable choice.

1GbE SMB - Sequential Throughput (64KB)

Model DS116 DS115j
Read 113.04 100.29
Write 112.65 64.3

1GbE SMB - Sequential Throughput (64KB)

1GbE SMB - Sequential Throughput via Encrypted Shared Folder (64KB)

Model DS118 DS115j
Read 112.79 30.36
Write 113.04 12.41

1GbE SMB - Sequential Throughput via Encrypted Shared Folder (64KB)

1GbE SMB - Windows File Transfer (3GB file x 1)

Model DS118 DS115j
Windows Download 112.31 98.74
Windows Upload 111.2 62.17

1GbE SMB - Windows File Transfer (3GB file x 1)

1GbE SMB - Windows File Transfer (1MB file x 3000)

Model DS118 DS115j
Windows Download 83.42 61.57
Windows Upload 63.28 33.09

1GbE SMB - Windows File Transfer (1MB file x 3000)

1GbE SMB - Windows File Transfer via Encrypted Shared Folder (3GB file x 1)

Model DS118 DS115j
Windows Download 112.07 25.02
Windows Upload 111.47 12.64

1GbE SMB - Windows File Transfer via Encrypted Shared Folder (3GB file x 1)

1GbE SMB - Windows File Transfer via Encrypted Shared Folder (1MB file x 3000)

Model DS118 DS115j
Windows Download 57.32 21.32
Windows Upload 43.55 8.28

1GbE SMB - Windows File Transfer via Encrypted Shared Folder (1MB file x 3000)

1GbE AFP - Mac File Transfer (3GB file x 1)

Model DS118 DS115j
AFP Download 94.38 85.07
AFP Upload 94.06 59.66

1GbE AFP - Mac File Transfer (3GB file x 1)

1GbE AFP - Mac File Transfer (1MB file x 3000)

Model DS118 DS115j
AFP Download 51.93 43.26
AFP Upload 61.33 35.3

1GbE AFP - Mac File Transfer (1MB file x 3000)

1GbE Web Server - PHP Response Efficiency

Model DS118 DS115j
Responses per second 9321.02 761.35

1GbE Web Server - PHP Response Efficiency

NAS:

  • Operating System: DSM 6.1
  • Volume Type: RAID 5 (4 bay), RAID 1 (2 bay), Basic (1 bay)
  • Drives:
    • DS416slim: Fully loaded with Intel 535 Series 240GB SSDSC2BW240H6 SSD
    • Other models: Fully loaded with Seagate ST6000VN0001 6TB HDD
  • File System:
    • EXT4:
      • [1-bay] DS118, DS115j
      • [2-bay] RS217, DS216, DS218play, DS218j, DS216se
      • [4-bay] RS816, DS418, DS418j, DS416slim
    • Btrfs:
      • [2-bay] DS718+, DS218+
      • [4-bay] RS815(RP)+, DS918+, DS418play
  • 1GbE Network Environments:
    • For models with single 1GbE LAN port: MTU 1500; connected to 1 client PC via HP 2530-48G switch
    • For models with multiple 1GbE LAN ports: Link Aggregation is enabled for Sequential Throughput tests; MTU 1500; connected to client PCs via HP 2530-48G switch

Client PC:

  • 1GbE SMB Network Environments:
    • For NAS models with single 1GbE LAN port: Intel Core i7-3770 3.40GHz; 32GB DDR3-1866; RAMdisk with 14GB source partition and 14GB target partition; Intel Gigabit CT; MTU 1500; Windows 7 64-bit
    • For NAS models with multiple 1GbE LAN ports: Intel Core i7-3770 3.40GHz; 4GB DDR3-1600; Intel 520 (120GB) SSD x 2; striped volume; Intel Gigabit CT; MTU 1500; Windows 7 64-bit
  • IOMeter setting for Sequential Throughput tests: Continuously read from/write to a single 8GB file for 3 minutes; Block size: 64KB
  • 1GbE Web Server Network Environment:
    • Intel Core i7-6700 3.40GHz; 16GB DDR4-2133; Intel Gigabit CT; MTU 1500; Ubuntu 16.04
    • (php) wrk -t 8 -c [10-250] -d 60s -H "Host: benchmark"http://DS_IP/echo.php
  • 1GbE AFP Network Environment: Mac Mini; 2.3GHz 4 core Intel Core i7; 16GB DDR3-1600; RAMdisk with 7GB source partition and 4GB target partition; MTU 1500; OSX 10.9

Special Note:

  • Performance figures are achieved in the Synology lab by using very powerful client computers with optimized network settings, and could vary in different environments. Regular office desktop or notebook computers may not be able to reproduce these figures.

Documentation:

Download the Synology DiskStation DS118 Datasheet  (PDF).

Pricing Notes:

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Our Price: $201.00