Synology has introduced three new home-office NAS storage system designed for everyday media needs: from streaming media to backup and data sharing.
Three Synology NAS devices are including DS218play, DS218j, and DS118, all are based on the DiskStation Manager operating system and up to 4 core processors coupled with up to 1GB of RAM.
Synology DS218play offers a quad-core (64bit) processor with a frequency of 1.4GHz, paired with 1GB of DDR4 RAM and maximum single volume size of 108 TB. The Synology surveillance station supports full-HD video and 10 bit H.265 (4K UHD) video transcoding, all for unlimited bandwidth-free video playback with regard to devices.
Synology DS218j belongs to a lower band, so it uses a 1.3 GHz dual-core CPU, also paired with a hardware encryption engine and 512 MB of DDR3 RAM.
In this case, a maximum single volume size is down to 16TB, while also low energy consumption, ensured by eco-friendly design. In fact, the DS218j consumes only 17.4 W juice and 7 W with the HDD in suspension.
Finally, the Synology DS118 is a 1-chamber NAS system, with a 1.4GHz quad-core processor and 1GB of DDR4 RAM.
Synology DiskStation provides a maximum single volume size up to 108TB, resulting in a good storage option thanks to data backup capabilities and QuickConnect Synology (with data accessible anywhere). The device also supports instantaneous transcoding of 10-bit H.265 4K video, a great multimedia option.
As of now, the company has not announced the pricing and availability of all three Synology Disk Station yet.