Synology DS218j DiskStation 2 Bay All In One Desktop NAS Enclosure

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2 Bay Synology DS218j Desktop NAS, Dual Core Marvell, 512MB DDR3, 2.5"/3.5" SATA3, 1xFast Ethernet, 2xUSB 3.0
A versatile entry-level 2-bay NAS for home and personal cloud storage.
Over 113 MB/s reading, 112 MB/s writing[1].
Everywhere access with iOS/Android™/ Windows ready mobile apps.
Running on Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM)

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Synology DS218j DiskStation 2 Bay All In One Desktop NAS Enclosure
2 Bay Synology DS218j Desktop NAS, Dual Core Marvell, 512MB DDR3, 2.5"/3.5" SATA3, 1xFast Ethernet, 2xUSB 3.0
Manufacturers Code: DS218J
EAN: 4711174722815


A versatile entry-level 2-bay NAS for home and personal cloud storage.
Over 113 MB/s reading, 112 MB/s writing[1].
Dual-core CPU with hardware encryption engine.
Everywhere access with iOS/Android™/ Windows ready mobile apps.
An integrated media server supporting multimedia streaming.
Running on Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM).

Synology DiskStation DS218j is a 2-bay NAS server which perfectly fits home and personal users to build your own personal cloud. Simple yet powerful, Synology DS218j offers effortless data sharing, multimedia streaming, and cloud synchronization. Synology DS218j is backed by Synology’s 2-year limited warranty.

Versatile 24/7 Personal Cloud Solution
Synology DS218j is a 2-bay, entry-level NAS specifically designed for home and personal users. Powered by a dual-core processor, DS218j delivers excellent sequential throughput at over 113 MB/s reading and 112 MB/s writing under RAID1 configuration in a Windows® environment[1] . With the help of the built-in hardware encryption engine, DS218j delivers encrypted data throughput at over 105 MB/s reading and 58 MB/s writing[1].

DS218j comes with front LED indicators with automatic brightness schedule control for reducing possible visual interference during night time. DS218j consumes only 17.48 watts during access and 7.03 watts during HDD hibernation, which is power-efficient and budget friendly to serve as a 24/7 personal storage server.

Cross-Platform File Sharing
Synology DS218j supports comprehensive network protocols, ensuring a seamless file sharing experience across Windows, Mac®, and Linux® platforms. Windows AD and LDAP integration allow DS218j to fit quickly and effortlessly into any existing network environment without the necessity to create identical user accounts. Cloud Sync keeps your Dropbox, Google™ Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, Baidu and Box storage 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. DS218j 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.

Your Well-Rounded Multimedia Center
With various tools supported by DS218j, managing your multimedia content has never been easier. Photo Station’s intuitive design allows you to effortlessly organize photos into customized categories, smart albums, and blog posts; as well as link them to social networking websites like Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, and Weibo with just a few clicks. Audio Station comes with a built-in lyrics plugin, Internet radios, and support for DLNA® and AirPlay® speakers for quality playback. With Video Station, you can watch movies and TV shows online or directly through the DS video app on Apple TV.

Anywhere/Anytime Availability
Synology provides mobile applications that allow 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.

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–local shared folders, external hard drives, network shared folders, rsync servers, and public cloud services.

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 DS218j, helping you maximize productivity and make the best out of of your digital assets. All will happen with just a few clicks.

[1] Performance figures may vary depending on environment, usage, and configuration.


CPU Model     Marvell Armada 385 88F6820
CPU Architecture     32-bit
CPU Frequency     Dual Core 1.3 GHz
Hardware Encryption Engine      Yes

System Memory     512 MB DDR3

Drive Bays     2
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     24 TB (12 TB drive x 2) (Capacity may vary by RAID types)
Maximum Single Volume Size     16 TB
"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 raw capacity is not limited by the maximum single volume size. Synology NAS models may utilize capacities over the maximum single volume size as long as each volume created is below the limit.

External Ports
RJ-45 1GbE LAN Port     1
USB 3.0 Port     2
File System
Internal Drives     EXT4
External Drives     

HFS+ is read only, max 2TB volume size.
exFAT Access is purchased separately in Package Center.

Size (Height x Width x Depth)     165 mm x 100 mm x 225.5 mm
Weight     0.88 kg

System Fan     92 mm x 92 mm x 1 pcs
Fan Speed Mode     
Full-Speed Mode
Cool Mode
Quiet Mode
Low-power Mode
Brightness adjustable front LED indicators      Yes
Power Recovery      Yes
Noise Level*     18.2 dB(A)
Scheduled Power On/Off      Yes
Wake on LAN/WAN      Yes
Power Supply Unit / Adapter     60W
AC Input Power Voltage     100V to 240V AC
Power Frequency     50/60 Hz, Single Phase
Power Consumption*     17.48 W (Access)
7.03 W (HDD Hibernation)
British Thermal Unit     59.68 BTU/hr (Access)
24 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
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).     

Additional Information
Model Number     ds218j
GTIN     4711174722815


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