Synology DiskStation DS418play 4-Bay Multimedia NAS

MX68982 DiskStation DS418play 4-Bay Multimedia NAS
MX68982 DiskStation DS418play 4-Bay Multimedia NAS MX68982 DiskStation DS418play 4-Bay Multimedia NAS MX68982 DiskStation DS418play 4-Bay Multimedia NAS MX68982 DiskStation DS418play 4-Bay Multimedia NAS

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DiskStation DS418play – Multimedia-enhanced Personal Cloud Solution

Built with a dual-core processor, an AES-NI hardware encryption engine, Btrfs file system support, and Cinema 4K video transcoding, the DiskStation DS418play 4-Bay NAS Enclosure from Synology is designed as a multimedia-enhanced personal cloud station that can act as a centralized multimedia hub for those who need an all-around storage solution that has been optimized to not only safeguard data, but also transcode up to two channels of H.265/H.264 4K videos simultaneously. It is equipped with four drive bays that are capable of natively support 3.5" SATA hard drives, as well as 2.5" SATA hard drives and SSDs. Using its four drive bays, this NAS will allow you to store and share a large number of files, including videos, music, photos, and documents with up to 2048 user accounts and 200 maximum concurrent connections.

The DS418play runs on Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM) OS, which is a browser-based operating system which helps to simplify managing your Synology NAS. Its CPU is a 2.0 GHz Intel Celeron J3355 Dual-Core with a burst frequency of up to 2.5 GHz, and its 2GB of DDR3L RAM, which can be upgraded to 6GB, allows frequently-used files and applications to be quickly accessed. The NAS is capable of achieving encrypted sequential read speeds of up to 226 MB/s and encrypted sequential write speeds of up to 185 MB/s, while a dedicated hardware transcoding engine can transcode H.264 (AVC), H.265 (HEVC), MPEG-2, and VC-1 video at resolutions up to 4096 x 2160 at up to 30 fps via Video Station and DS video. This allows 4K videos to be converted and played on-the-fly on devices that do not natively support Ultra HD formats.

  • 2.0 GHz Intel Celeron J3355 Dual-Core CPU
  • 4 x 3.5/2.5" SATA HDD/SSD Drive Bays
  • Ultra performance: 226 MB/s Sequential reading, 185 MB/s Sequential writing
  • Hardware Encryption & Transcoding Engine
  • RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, and JBOD


Massive storage capacity with 4K Ultra HD capability

Synology DS418play is designed to be your ideal, centralized multimedia hub with over 40TB of raw storage capacity, allowing you to transcode up to 2 channels of H.265/H.264 4K videos at the same time. With a powerful built-in AES-NI hardware encryption engine, DS418play also provides excellent encrypted file transmission.

4K Multimedia Server

Access and stream your 4K media content anytime and anywhere. DS418play 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.

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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 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 accelerates data recovery, providing more flexibility for businesses
  • Automatic file self-healing detects and recovers corrupted files without user intervention

Learn more about the benefits of using Btrfs

Synology Hybrid RAID (SHR) Technology

Storage management is easy with Synology Hybrid RAID (SHR) technology. SHR is an automated RAID management system allowing you to easily create and expand storage volumes and migrate RAID types without requiring details on RAID. SHR provides 1 to 2-disk redundancy to safeguard your data during drive failures.

Easy File Access with QuickConnect

Access files on your Synology NAS over the Internet without the hassle of setting up port forwarding rules, DDNS, or other complicated network settings. QuickConnect allows you to connect via a secure, customizable address, so that you can instantly access media and work files on any Internet-connected device with no additional charge.

Powered by Synology DSM

Cloud Station Suite - Synchronize cross-platform data automatically with file version control on all your devices.

Collaboration Suite - Synology Office, Calendar and Chat guarantee a secure and high-performance private communication and user-friendly content organization.

File Server/Management - Powerful built-in file management and sharing services.

DSM UI - Award-winning operating system with an intuitive user interface and powerful capabilities.

Desktop Backup - Simplified backup solution for your Mac, PC, and mobile devices.

Security - Comprehensive built-in security tools are constantly updated to tackle evolving threats and protect your devices.


Product Synology DiskStation 4-Bay NAS, 2 GB
Part Number DS418PLAY
CPU Intel Celeron J3355 (64-bit)
Dual Core 2.0GHz (Up to 2.5 GHz Burst)
Hardware Encryption Engine (AES-NI)
System Memory 2 GB DDR3L (1x 2GB pre-installed), 2 slots
Drive Bay(s) 4
Compatible Drive Type 3.5" SATA HDD
Max Internal Raw Capacity 48TB (12TB drive x 4) (Capacity may vary by RAID types)
Max Single Volume Size 108 TB
Hot Swappable Drive Yes
External Ports 2 x RJ-45 1GbE LAN ports (w/ Link Aggregation / Failover support)
2 x USB 3.0 ports
eSATA Port(s) N/A
File System

Internal Drives:

External Drives:
exFAT (exFAT Access is purchased separately in Package Center)

System Fan 2 x 92x92mm fans
Fan Speed Mode Full-speed Mode, Cool Mode, Quiet Mode
Noise Level 20.5 dB(A)
Brightness Adjustable Front LED Indicators Yes
Power Supply Unit / Adapter 90W AC adapter
AC Input Power Voltage 100V to 240V AC
Power Frequency 50/60 HZ, Single Phase
Power Consumption 29.01W (Access)
5.57W (HDD Hibernation)
Temperature Operating: 5°C to 40°C (40°F to 104°F)
Storage: -20°C to 60°C (-5°F to 140°F)
Relative Humidity 5% to 95% RH
Certification FCC Class B
CE Class B
BSMI Class B
Environment RoHS compliant
Dimensions (WxHxD) 199 x 166 x 223 mm
Weight 2.33 kg

Package Contents

  • Synology DiskStation DS418play 4-Bay NAS, 2GB
  • Accessory Pack
  • AC Power Adapter
  • AC Power Cord
  • 2 x RJ-45 LAN Cables
  • Quick Installation Guide