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DiskStation DS418
Powerful 4-bay NAS for home and office users

DiskStation DS418

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Synology DiskStation DS418 4-Bay NAS
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Overview:

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.

  • Powerful 4-bay NAS for offices and home users
  • Sequential throughput performance at over 226 MB/s reading and 170 MB/s writing
  • 64-bit quad-core 1.4GHz processor
  • 2 GB DDR4 memory, twice the size than its predecessor
  • Dual 1GbE ports with failover and Link Aggregation support
  • 4K 10-bit H.265 video transcoding on the fly
  • Over 40TB raw single volume capacity
  • New drive tray locks for asset security

Optimal Price-Performance Ratio

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.

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.

Cross-Platform File Sharing and Data Synchronization

DS418 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

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.

24/7 Security Solution

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.

Energy-Efficient and Easy Management

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.

Features:

Versatile NAS server for centralized file storage and real-time 4K H.265 video transcoding

Synology DS418 comes with a new 64-bit quad-core processor, delivering excellent data transfer speed, large storage volume management, and 10-bit 4K H.265 video transcoding on the fly.

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

Real-time collaboration on your private cloud

Office is a collaboration package combining the convenience and usability of public clouds with the data privacy and security guaranteed by private clouds. It allows you to work seamlessly together on documents and spreadsheets in a protected environment.

Real-time collaboration on your private cloud

4K Multimedia Server

Access and stream your favorite 4K content anywhere, anytime. DS418 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

Synology Hybrid RAID (SHR) technology

Storage management is easy with Synology Hybrid RAID (SHR) technology. SHR is an automated RAID management system allowing you to easily create and expand storage volumes and migrate RAID types without requiring details on RAID. SHR provides 1 to 2-disk redundancy to safeguard your data during drive failures.

  • Cost-effective
    SHR maximizes the data capacity of your RAID when different sizes of HDDs are used.
  • Easy Management
    For novice users who have no technical background and still want to protect their data using RAID technology, a convenient installation wizard will guide you through all the steps during your first installation.
  • Scalability
    You can add new disks on the fly in Storage Manager with a simple click.
  • Flexibility
    While creating a volume, you can plan ahead and leave empty and unallocated space for future usage.

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

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:


DS418 Front View
DS418 Left View
DS418 Left Side View
DS418 Rear View
DS418 Right Side View
DS418 Right View

Technical Specifications:


Front View
Rear View
  1. Status indicator
  2. Drive status indicator
  3. Drive tray lock
  4. USB 3.0 port
  5. Power button and indicator
  6. Drive tray
  7. 1GbE RJ-45 port
  8. Reset button
  9. USB 3.0 port
  10. Power port
  11. Fan
  12. Kensington Security Slot
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 2 GB DDR4
Storage
Drive Bay(s) 4
Compatible Drive Type
  • 3.5" SATA HDD
  • 2.5" SATA HDD
  • 2.5" SATA SSD
Maximum Internal Raw Capacity 40 TB (10 TB HDD x 4) (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 2 (with Link Aggregation / Failover support)
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 199 mm x 223 mm 
Weight 2.28 kg 
Others
System Fan 92 mm x 92 mm x 2 pcs
Fan Speed Mode
  • Full-Speed Mode
  • Cool Mode
  • Quiet Mode
Brightness adjustable front LED indicators
Power Recovery
Noise Level 20.9 dB(A) 
Scheduled Power On/Off
Wake on LAN/WAN
Power Supply Unit / Adapter 90W
AC Input Power Voltage 100V to 240V AC
Power Frequency 50/60 Hz, Single Phase
Power Consumption 26.49 W (Access) 
8.78 W (HDD Hibernation) 
British Thermal Unit 90.39 BTU/hr (Access) 
29.96 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 Synology Hybrid RAID (SHR), Basic, JBOD, RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 6, RAID 10
Storage management
  • Maximum internal volume: 256
  • 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: 30 (total of 900 FPS at 720p, H.264) (includes two free camera licenses; additional cameras require the purchasing of additional licenses)
DLNA/UPnP Media Server DLNA certified, PS3/PS4/Xbox 360/Xbox One support
VPN Server Maximum connections: 20, 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
  • DS418 main unit x 1
  • Quick Installation Guide x 1
  • Accessory pack x 1
  • AC power adapter x 1
  • RJ-45 LAN cable x 2
Optional Accessories
  • VisualStation VS360HD, VS960HD
  • Surveillance Device License Pack

*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 DS418 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:

4-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 RS815(RP)+ RS816 DS918+ DS418 DS418play DS418j DS416slim
Read 366.47 225.27 226.07 226.02 226.29 112.94 223.31
Write 347.53 145.76 222.98 170.49 220.84 108.88 77.49

1GbE SMB - Sequential Throughput (64KB)

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

Model RS815(RP)+ RS816 DS918+ DS418 DS418play DS418j DS416slim
Read 361.42 151.18 226.05 224.78 226.09 112.78 86.7
Write 255.91 76.76 221.8 139.73 185.64 87.79 42.49

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

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

Model RS815(RP)+ RS816 DS918+ DS418 DS418play DS418j DS416slim
Windows Download 112.57 111.23 112.92 111.53 112.38 111.68 112.61
Windows Upload 111.8 109.04 111.41 110.89 111.23 100.99 77.81

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

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

Model RS815(RP)+ RS816 DS918+ DS418 DS418play DS418j DS416slim
Windows Download 84.08 81.43 92.5 79.75 83.95 82.72 76.94
Windows Upload 62.43 57.48 66.62 56.97 64.77 56.65 47.01

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

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

Model RS815(RP)+ RS816 DS918+ DS418 DS418play DS418j DS416slim
Windows Download 112.27 57.82 112.38 111.3 112.14 111.68 42.45
Windows Upload 107.2 40.75 111.34 96.24 104.3 86.19 26.99

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 RS815(RP)+ RS816 DS918+ DS418 DS418play DS418j DS416slim
Windows Download 80.67 46.66 81.38 71.77 81.38 71.83 35.13
Windows Upload 40.21 25.91 41.52 38.87 42.62 37.99 17.48

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

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

Model RS815(RP)+ RS816 DS918+ DS418 DS418play DS418j DS416slim
AFP Download 94.51 93.79 94.42 93.25 93.61 94.16 94.12
AFP Upload 93.28 88.58 92.95 90.47 91.92 82.15 71.75

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

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

Model RS815(RP)+ RS816 DS918+ DS418 DS418play DS418j DS416slim
AFP Download 68.75 44.51 75.85 44.65 67.45 44.86 61.42
AFP Upload 55.4 57.92 65.22 58.32 64.2 54.96 47.3

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

1GbE Web Server - HTML Response Efficiency

Model RS815(RP)+ RS816 DS918+ DS418 DS418play DS418j DS416slim
Responses per second 52010.11 3333.06 63488.82 23824.99 39699.81 23430.09 18668.92

1GbE Web Server - HTML Response Efficiency

1GbE Web Server - PHP Response Efficiency

Model RS815(RP)+ RS816 DS918+ DS418 DS418play DS418j DS416slim
Responses per second 10934.26 5996.57 13690.33 8874.15 8457.31 5585.42 3317

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] DS116, DS115j
      • [2-bay] RS217, DS216, DS216play, DS216j, 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
    • (html) wrk -t 8 -c [10-250] -d 60s -H "Host: benchmark" http://DS_IP/index.html
    • (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 DS418 Datasheet  (PDF).

Pricing Notes:

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Synology DiskStation DS418 4-Bay NAS
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Our Price: $416.00