Our friends at Synology have officially launched their most recent update to their DiskStation product line: the DS418play, a 4-bay NAS targeted at home multimedia center.

With the increase of 4K video recording in mobile devices, you will start needing more and more storage for your video files. The DS418play supports up to 40TB of raw capacity and with its dual-core Intel Celeron 2GHz processor and 2GB RAM (expandable to 6GB), you can ensure that the DS418play can transcode those 4K files on-the-fly to your televisions that do not yet support the 4K resolution.

The DS418play also supports AES-NI hardware accelerated encryption and, coupled with Link Aggregation (it has dual 1 Gigabit Ethernet Ports), it can deliver up to 226 MB/s reading and 185 MB/s writing while protecting it all with AES-256 encryption.

Hardware Specifications

  • Intel Celeron J3355 dual-core 2GHz (2.5GHz burst)
  • AES-NI Hardware Encryption engine
  • 4x 3.5-inch or 2.5-inch SATA/HDD
  • 2GB Ram (expandable to 6GB)
  • 2x USB3.0 Ports
  • 2x Gigabit Ethernet Ports
  • Btrfs and Ext4 File System Support
  • 29.01W power draw in normal operation

As with all Synology DiskStation units, the DS418play includes their advanced and intuitive operating system DiskStation Manager (DSM) version 6.1. With a large offering of applications built into the DSM, it will surely enhance work productivity. You’ll have your own personal cloud storage solution that will not only back up your local computer and network files, but will also back up your mobile devices as well. You can set up your own mail server, create a VPN server, and more with the offerings that DSM offers.

If your looking for a network accessible storage (NAS) device for your home or small office that you can not only access via the cloud but will also become your own personal media center, then check out the Synology DiskStation DS418play.

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