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DiskStation DS718+
High performance NAS optimized for intensive workloads

DiskStation DS718+

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Synology DiskStation DS718+ 2-Bay NAS
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Overview:

Synology DiskStation DS718+ features a quad-core processor with AES-NI hardware encryption engine, providing outstanding performance and data encryption acceleration along with real-time transcoding of 4K content. DS718+ is ideal for protecting critical assets, and sharing files across different platforms. Synology DS718+ is backed with Synology’s 3-year limited warranty.

  • Powerful 2-bay all-round storage solution for small businesses
  • Encrypted sequential throughput performance at over 226 MB/s reading and 184 MB/s writing
  • Quad-core processor with AES-NI hardware encryption engine
  • Dual 1GbE LAN with failover and Link Aggregation support
  • Scalable up to 7 drives with Synology DX517
  • Advanced Btrfs file system offering 65,000 system-wide snapshots and 1,024 snapshots per shared folder
  • Two channels H.265/H.264 support 4K video transcoding on the fly

Compact yet Powerful Storage Solution

DS718+ is designed for small or growing businesses pursuing a compact and powerful shared storage solution, offering the flexibility to expand the 2 GB RAM to up to 6 GB RAM to process intensive workloads. Featuring a quad-core 1.5 GHz processor with a burst frequency of 2.3 GHz, DS718+ delivers up to 226 MB/s reading and 188 MB/s writing under RAID 1 configuration, and delivers up to 226 MB/s reading and 184 MB/s writing even under encrypted data transmission.

DS718+ comes with three USB 3.0 ports and dual Gigabit LAN ports supporting failover and Link Aggregation modes. The 2-bay DS718+ can support up to 7 drives with Synology DX517 expansion unit.

Comprehensive Business Applications

Powered by the innovative Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM), DS718+ comes fully-equipped with applications and features designed specifically for small or growing businesses:

  • Windows AD and LDAP support allow easy integration with existing business directory services, without needing to recreate user accounts.
  • Windows ACL support provides fine-grained access control and efficient privilege settings, allowing DS718+ to fit seamlessly into current infrastructure.
  • Internet file access is simplified by the encrypted FTP server and Synology File Station, a web-based file explorer. HTTPS, firewall, and IP auto-block support ensure file sharing over the Internet is protected with a high level of security.
  • Application Privileges controls access to applications and packages based on each individual account, user group, or IP address.
  • MailPlus allows your business to set up a secure, reliable, and private mail server, while giving your employees a modern mail client for receiving and sending messages.
  • The powerful Collaboration Suite integrates Synology Office, Calendar, and Chat, ensuring secure and effective private communications and allowing your organizations to easily manage and control the relevant content.

Personal Multimedia Library

Synology DiskStation DS718+ features real-time H.264/H.265 4K video transcoding of up to two channels, bringing comprehensive support to the latest multimedia file formats and contents and allowing easy file sharing across Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms. With Video Station, you can organize 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 formats support and provides music playback via DLNA or AirPlay-compliant devices.

24/7 Smart 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 DS718+. Surveillance Station features optimized live view together with streamlined real-time monitoring. Its powerful analytics, such as motion detection and alert notification, allows you to stay informed of any suspicious activity with triggers sent via SMS, e-mail, and DS cam mobile application.

Features:

Flexible scalability meeting growing needs

Powered by an Intel Celeron J3455 quad-core processor and AES-NI hardware encryption engine, DS718+ delivers excellent file transfer speeds. With the scalability to expand up to 7 drives with Synology Expansion Unit DX517 and the support for real-time 4K/1080p video transcoding, DS718+ is ideal for centralizing data backup and storing ultra-high definition media contents.

Next-generation file system for better data protection

The Btrfs file system introduces advanced storage technologies and optimized snapshots to prevent data corruption and reduce maintenance overhead. While ensuring high-level data integrity, it also offers flexible, efficient data protection and recovery tools.

  • Flexible Shared Folder/User Quota System provides comprehensive quota control on all user accounts and shared folders
  • Snapshot Replication provides schedulable and storage capacity-saving data protection with 1,024 shared folder backups and 65,000 system-wide snapshots
  • File or folder level data restoration makes data recovery fast and flexible
  • Automatic file self-healing detects and recovers corrupted files without user intervention

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


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 4K media content anytime and anywhere. DS218+ supports 4K H.264/H.265 online transcoding via Video Station and DS video, allowing 4K videos to be converted and played on the fly on other computers, smartphones, and media players that originally do not 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.

Hyper Backup

Hyper Backup

Store multiple backup versions with block-level incremental data backup and cross-version deduplication.

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.

All-in-one server

All-in-one server

Save additional investment by integrating various network services, web/mail services, management applications into your NAS.


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DS718+ Left View
DS718+ Left Side View
DS718+ Rear View
DS718+ Right Side View
DS718+ Right View

Technical Specifications:


Front View
Rear View
  1. Drive status indicator
  2. Drive tray lock
  3. Status indicator
  4. LAN indicator
  5. USB copy button
  6. USB 3.0 port
  7. Power button and indicator
  8. Fan
  9. 1GbE RJ-45 port
  10. Power port
  11. Reset button
  12. USB 3.0 port
  13. Kensington Security Slot
  14. eSATA port
Hardware Specifications:
CPU
CPU Model Intel Celeron J3455
CPU Architecture 64-bit
CPU Frequency Quad Core 1.5 burst up to 2.3 GHz
Hardware Encryption Engine
Hardware Transcoding Engine H.264 (AVC), H.265 (HEVC), MPEG-2 and VC-1; maximum resolution: 4K (4096 x 2160); maximum frame rate per second (FPS): 30
Memory
System Memory 2 GB DDR3L
Memory Module Pre-installed 2GB (1 x 2GB)
Total Memory Slots 2
Memory Expandable up to 6 GB (2 GB + 4 GB)
Storage
Drive Bay(s) 2
Maximum Drive Bays with Expansion Unit 7
Compatible Drive Type
  • 3.5" SATA HDD
  • 2.5" SATA HDD
  • 2.5" SATA SSD
Maximum Internal Raw Capacity 20 TB (10 TB drive x 2) (Capacity may vary by RAID types)
Maximum Raw Capacity with Expansion Units 70 TB (10 TB drive x 7) (Capacity may vary by RAID types)
Maximum Single Volume Size 108 TB
Hot Swappable Drive
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.
  • Expansion of the internal volume is only supported if the combined single volume size does not exceed the maximum limit of 108TB.
External Ports
RJ-45 1GbE LAN Port 2 (with Link Aggregation / Failover support)
USB 3.0 Port 3
eSATA Port 1
USBCopy
File System
Internal Drives
  • Btrfs
  • EXT4
External Drives
  • Btrfs
  • EXT4
  • EXT3
  • FAT
  • NTFS
  • HFS+
  • exFAT*
Notes
  • exFAT Access is purchased separately in Package Center.
Appearance
Size (Height X Width X Depth) 157 mm x 103.5 mm x 232 mm 
Weight 1.74 kg
Others
System Fan 92 mm x 92 mm x 1 pcs
Fan Speed Mode
  • Full-Speed Mode
  • Cool Mode
  • Quiet Mode
Brightness adjustable front LED indicators
Power Recovery
Noise Level 18.4 dB(A) 
Scheduled Power On/Off
Wake on LAN/WAN
Power Supply Unit / Adapter 65W
AC Input Power Voltage 100V to 240V AC
Power Frequency 50/60 Hz, Single Phase
Power Consumption 20.1 W (Access) 
9.1 W (HDD Hibernation) 
British Thermal Unit 68.58 BTU/hr (Access) 
31.05 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 3 Years Hardware Warranty
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: Btrfs, ext4
  • External: Btrfs, ext4, ext3, FAT, NTFS, HFS+, exFAT4
Supported RAID type Synology Hybrid RAID (SHR), Basic, JBOD, RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 6, RAID 10
Storage management
  • Maximum single volume size: 108TB
  • Maximum internal volume: 512
  • Maximum iSCSI target: 32
  • Maximum iSCSI LUN: 256
  • iSCSI LUN clone/snapshot support
File sharing capability
  • Maximum user account: 2048
  • Maximum group: 256
  • Maximum shared folder: 512
  • Maximum concurrent SMB/NFS/AFP/FTP connection: 500
Privilege Windows Access Control List (ACL), application privilege
Virtualization VMware vSphere 6, Microsoft Hyper-V, Citrix, OpenStack
Directory service Windows AD Integration: Domain Users login via Samba (CIFS)/AFP/FTP/File Station, LDAP integration
Virtualization VMware vSphere 6, Microsoft Hyper-V, Citrix, OpenStack
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)
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
Active Backup for Server Centralize data backup for Windows and Linux servers without client installation
Backup tool DSM configuration backup, macOS Time Machine support, Cloud Station Backup
Shared folder sync - maximum task number: 8
Cloud Station Suite Sync your data between multiple platforms by installing client utilities on Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, and iOS devices, while retaining up to 32 historical versions of files
Maximum concurrent file transfer: 500
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, and Yandex Disk
Surveillance Station Maximum IP camera: 40 (total of 1,200 FPS at 720p, H.264) (Includes two free camera licenses; additional cameras require the purchasing of additional licenses)
Virtual Machine Manager Deploy and run various virtual machines on Synology NAS, including Windows, Linux, or Virtual DSM
High Availability Manager Reduce service downtime by setting up two identical NAS into one high-availability cluster
Snapshot Replication
  • Maximum of replications: 64
  • Maximum of shared folder snapshots: 1,024
  • Maximum of system snapshots: 65,536
Active Directory Server Provide a flexible and cost-effective domain controller solution
CMS Provide a single interface to manage and monitor multiple Synology NAS
VPN Server Maximum connection: 20, supported VPN protocol: PPTP, OpenVPN, L2TP/IPSec
MailPlus Intuitive webmail interface for MailPlus Server, customizable mail labels, filters, and user interface
MailPlus Server Secure, reliable, and private mail solution with high-availability, load balancing, security and filtering design (includes 5 free email account licenses; additional accounts require the purchasing of additional licenses)
Collaboration Suite
  • Chat maximum user: 1,500
  • Office maximum user: 200, maximum simultaneous editing user: 80
  • 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
Security Advisor Malware detection/removal, user account/password, network, system-related security scan
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 task: 80
Web Station Virtual host (up to 30 websites), PHP / MariaDB, third-party applications support
Other packages Video Station, Photo Station, Audio Station, DNS Server, RADIUS Server, iTunes Server, Log Center, third-party packages 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, MailPlus
Windows Phone applications DS audio, DS file, DS finder, DS get, DS photo, DS video
Environment & Packaging:
Environment RoHS Compliant
Packaging Content
  • DS718+ 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
  • D3NS1866L-4G
  • Synology Expansion Unit DX517
  • Synology VS360HD
  • Surveillance Device License Pack
  • MailPlus 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 DS718+ supports one Synology DX517, sold separately.
3 DS718+ 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.
4 exFAT Access is purchased separately in Package Center.

Performance:

2-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 RS217 DS718+ DS218+ DS216 DS218play DS218j DS216se
Read 221.65 226.22 113.11 113.02 112.83 113.11 101.8
Write 171.6 188.27 112.62 108.54 112.1 112.35 64.1

1GbE SMB - Sequential Throughput (64KB)

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

Model RS217 DS718+ DS218+ DS216 DS218play DS218j DS216se
Read 118.64 226.13 113.11 112.35 112.69 105.67 30.21
Write 64.64 184.7 112.04 69.97 112.93 58.93 12.6

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

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

Model RS217 DS718+ DS218+ DS216 DS218play DS218j DS216se
Windows Download 111.89 112.36 112.77 111.47 112.23 111.95 96.33
Windows Download 111.32 111.83 111.55 110.67 110.78 109.31 59.37

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

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

Model RS217 DS718+ DS218+ DS216 DS218play DS218j DS216se
Windows Download 82.04 85.53 84.53 82.11 82.81 80.28 5.62
Windows Download 58.54 68.21 68.39 59.47 63.9 57.82 32.27

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

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

Model RS217 DS718+ DS218+ DS216 DS218play DS218j DS216se
Windows Download 49.94 112.27 112.63 51.05 112.29 48.9 24.59
Windows Download 35.52 104.67 110.94 35.91 111.15 33.07 12.3

1GbE SM - 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 RS217 DS718+ DS218+ DS216 DS218play DS218j DS216se
Windows Download 40.53 85.27 83.43 40.9 57.03 39.1 20.94
Windows Download 21.9 41.87 42.59 22.24 43.5 20.8 8.14

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

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

Model RS217 DS718+ DS218+ DS216 DS218play DS218j DS216se
AFP Download 94.46 93.5 94.25 93.96 94.44 93.01 84.35
AFP Upload 94.09 92.49 92.9 93.19 93.55 90.19 57.05

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

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

Model RS217 DS718+ DS218+ DS216 DS218play DS218j DS216se
AFP Download 50.25 68.68 69.81 50.26 51.73 50.08 42.2
AFP Upload 57.99 64.4 57.13 57.43 60.89 55.31 33.66

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

1GbE Web Server - PHP Response Efficiency

Model RS217 DS718+ DS218+ DS216 DS218play DS218j DS216se
Responses per second 4502.74 13329.55 8763.35 4481.41 8920.13 4632.2 765.5

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 DS718+ Datasheet  (PDF).

Pricing Notes:

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Our Price: $511.00