Synology DiskStation DS218play 2-Bay Multimedia NAS Server

MX69467 DiskStation DS218play 2-Bay Multimedia NAS Server
MX69467 DiskStation DS218play 2-Bay Multimedia NAS Server MX69467 DiskStation DS218play 2-Bay Multimedia NAS Server MX69467 DiskStation DS218play 2-Bay Multimedia NAS Server MX69467 DiskStation DS218play 2-Bay Multimedia NAS Server

Product Info

DiskStation DS218play – Your Personal Multimedia Library

Built with a Quad-Core processor, an AES-NI hardware encryption engine, Btrfs file system support, and Cinema 4K video transcoding, the DiskStation DS218play 2-Bay NAS Enclosure from Synology is designed for those who need an all-around storage solution that has been optimized to not only safeguard data, but also deliver fast file transfer speeds, real-time 4K video streaming, and the storage of Ultra HD content. It is equipped with two drive bays that are capable of natively supporting 3.5" SATA hard drives, as well as 2.5" SATA hard drives and SSDs. Using its two 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 DS218play 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 1.4 GHz Realtek RTD1296 Quad-Core and its 1GB of DDR4 RAM allows frequently-used files and applications to be quickly accessed. The NAS is capable of achieving sequential read and write speeds of up to 112 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 60 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.

Also featured are two USB 3.0 Type-A ports and one eSATA port, which allow it to be connected to your Windows or Mac system, and network connectivity is achieved via the integrated Gigabit Ethernet port, allowing your stored data to be shared with users throughout the network. Data may also be made remotely available through the free iOS and Android applications. For those who require RAID support, the DS218play supports RAID 0 and 1, as well Synology Hybrid RAID and Basic RAID, each of which offers performance, data redundancy, or a combination of both. For those who do not require a RAID, JBOD is also available, allowing each drive bay to be individually utilized.

  • 1.4 GHz Realtek RTD1296 Quad-Core
  • 1GB DDR4 RAM
  • 2 x 3.5/2.5" SATA HDD/SSD Drive Bays
  • Fast performance: 112 MB/s Sequential reading, 112 MB/s Sequential writing
  • Eco-friendly: 16.79 W in access, 5.16 W in HDD Hibernation
  • Hardware Encryption & Transcoding Engine
  • RAID 0, 1, Basic, Hybrid, and JBOD


Ideal Entertainment Center with 4K Ultra HD Capability

Designed for multimedia enthusiasts, DS218play supports real-time transcoding of 4K Ultra HD source content. With the availability of centralized management, DS218play is ideal for fast file sharing and reliable backup for all types of devices.

Enjoy 4K Videos On The Go

Access and stream your 4K media content anytime and anywhere. DS218play supports 4K live transcoding via Video Station and DS video, allowing 4K videos to be instantly converted and played on TV, smartphone, and other media players that originally do not support Ultra HD formats.

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Multimedia Powerhouse

Access your multimedia content anytime, anywhere with an intuitive web-based interface.

  • Video Station: Video Station lets you easily manage and organize movies, TV shows, and home videos, and stream to other computers, smartphones, and media players
  • Photo Station: Photo Station allows you to effectively organize and share photos and albums, while easily communicating with others using labels, comments, and more
  • Audio Station: Audio Station is your personal music center, designed to intelligently sort and organize your audio files, and stream to Google Cast enabled devices easily. Audio Station supports lossless formats ensuring pristine audio quality

Seamless Integration with Your Mobile Devices

Synology mobile applications are designed to allow quick and secure access to your data wherever you are.

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

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

Public Cloud Integration - Backup and synchronize data easily between your public cloud accounts and your NAS.

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.

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

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


Product Synology DiskStation 2-Bay NAS, 1 GB
Part Number DS218PLAY
CPU Realtek RTD1296 (64-bit)
Quad Core 1.4GHz
Hardware Encryption Engine (AES-NI)
System Memory 1 GB DDR4
Drive Bay(s) 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)
Max Internal Raw Capacity 24TB (12TB drive x 2) (Capacity may vary by RAID types)
Max Single Volume Size 108 TB
Hot Swappable Drive Yes
External Ports 1 x RJ-45 1GbE LAN port
2 x USB 3.0 ports
File System

Internal Drives:

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

System Fan 1 x 92x92mm fan
Fan Speed Mode Full-speed Mode, Cool Mode, Quiet Mode
Noise Level 19.9 dB(A)
Brightness Adjustable Front LED Indicators Yes
Power Supply Unit / Adapter 60W AC adapter
AC Input Power Voltage 100V to 240V AC
Power Frequency 50/60 HZ, Single Phase
Power Consumption 16.79W (Access)
5.16W (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) 100 x 165 x 225.5 mm
Weight 0.87 kg

Package Contents

  • Synology DiskStation DS218play 2-Bay NAS, 1GB
  • Accessory Pack
  • AC Power Adapter
  • AC Power Cord
  • 1 x RJ-45 LAN Cable
  • Quick Installation Guide