PC HARDWARE | From home to business: Synology unveils new series product lineup

October 3, 2017 - 8:35 PM
Synology DiskStation DS718+

MANILA, PHILIPPINES — Synology Inc. announced the official launch of new product lineup in Taipei.

The new storage products include: The XS-series DS3018xs: Synology’s first 6-bay tower NAS with optional 10GbE and M.2 SATA SSD supports; Plus-series DS918+, DS718+, and DS218+: Greater performance and data resiliency for intensive workloads; and the Value-series DS418: Introduction of 4K online transcoding capability which allow for ultra-high performance using SSD cache without occupying internal drive bays.

The DS3018xs features a PCIe slot, which can be installed with a dual M.2 SATA SSD adapter card (M2D17). While the DS918+ comes with dedicated dual M.2 NVMe slots at the bottom where you can directly install M.2 NVMe SSDs. The DS418, on the other hand, features 10-bit H.265 4K video transcoding.

In the XS-series, the DS3018xs, is Synology’s first 6-bay tower NAS. Compact but powerful, it features the advanced processor Intel Pentium D1508 dual-core 2.2GHz (Turbo Boost up to 2.6GHz) with AES-NI encryption engine, offering scalability of RAM up to 32 GB and of storage capacity up to 30 drives with two Synology DX1215.

In addition to four Gigabit LAN ports, DS3018xs takes advantage of boosting maximum throughput with an optional 10GbE network interface card, delivering stunning performance at over 2,230 MB/s sequential reading and 265,000 sequential read IOPS.

Synology DiskStation DS718+

In the Plus-series, DS918+ and DS718+ are powered by Intel Celeron J3455 quad-core processor, while the DS218+ is powered by Intel Celeron J3355 dual core processor. All these models are equipped with AES-NI hardware encryption engine.

Powered by transcoding engine, the Plus-series NAS servers support up to two channels of H.265/H.264 4K video transcoding. The RAM can be scaled up to 8 GB for DS918+, and up to 6 GB for the other two products, allowing you to operate more intensive tasks at once. DS918+ and DS718+ are equipped with two LAN ports, and their storage capacity can be scaled up to 9 and 7 drives respectively with Synology DX517.

“Responding to the demands from our customers, DS3018xs is built as a comprehensive business-ready desktop NAS. Running mission-critical applications or planning virtualization deployment with DS3018xs has never been easier.” said Vic Hsu, chief executive of Synology Inc. “The new DS918+, DS718+, and DS218+ are optimized to be your digital video libraries, and will bring you excellent experiences with high definition live video transcoding anywhere you go.”

For the the Value-series, the DS418 is equipped with a 1.4GHz quad-core processor with hardware encryption engine, 2 GB RAM, and two LAN ports. Powered by the hardware transcoding engine, DS418 supports H.265 4K transcoding to serve as your media library. DS418 is ideal for offices and home users to manage, protect, and share the critical data efficiently.

All models DS3018xs, DS918+, DS718+, DS218+, and DS418 run on DiskStation Manager (DSM) 6.1, one of the most advanced and intuitive operating systems for network-attached storage devices which offers a wide range of applications to bring better productivity at work.

Synology has received numerous media accolades, such as topping the mid-range NAS category in TechTarget’s storage solution survey and PC Mag Readers’ Choice for seven years in a row.

For the prices, the DS218+ is tagged at P18,999, DS718+ at P24,999, while the DS418 at P22,999, DS918+ at P30,999, and DS3018xs at P76,999.

Synology DiskStation DS3018xs