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Synology DS218+ 2 Bay Desktop NAS Enclosure - £263.99 @ Amazon
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Synology DS218+ 2 Bay Desktop NAS Enclosure - £263.99 @ Amazon

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Posted 17th JulEdited by:"TorqueOfTheDevil"

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This is the DS218+ higher end DS218.


Found this via a CamelCamel link. Can't see it searching Amazon directly.

  • Powerful 2-bay all-round storage solution for small businesses. Operating Temperature : 5 degree Celsius to 40 degree Celsius
  • Encrypted sequential throughput performance at over 113 MB/s reading and 112 MB/s writing. Maximum Number of Concurrently Connected Devices (with RAM expansion) 1500
  • Intel Celeron J3355 dual-core processor with AES-NI encryption acceleration
  • 2GB DDR3L-1866 memory (expandable up to 6GB)
  • Advanced Btrfs file system offering 65,000 system-wide snapshots and 1,024 snapshots per shared folder
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Crystal ball, will the drop more later in the year
Apparently there's a new one out this year right?
Is this more powerful then ts253a qnap
Edited by: "wakkaday" 17th Jul
It's a shame it doesn't have HDMI
jg21317/07/2019 23:46

It's a shame it doesn't have HDMI


Wtf? Plug into a TV? Get a USB hard drive if you are looking play local content. Or get a chrome cast as that will stream from the nas box.
Schizophonic18/07/2019 00:08

Wtf? Plug into a TV? Get a USB hard drive if you are looking play local …Wtf? Plug into a TV? Get a USB hard drive if you are looking play local content. Or get a chrome cast as that will stream from the nas box.


I'm just starting to look at NAS systems, but I think it would be good to have streaming, access to files and backups as well as hdmi so I can play content straight to my TV without having to have something in between.

I have a 2nd gen chromecast, would that stream at full resolutions? e.g. 1080p and 4k or will the NAS transcode say a 4k video down to 1080p if chromcast 2nd gen supports 1080p.

What about movies with surround sound how would you get the sound to the receiver?
Edited by: "jg213" 18th Jul
ck1211117/07/2019 23:00

Apparently there's a new one out this year right?


I thought synology were on a two year product release cycle?
wolf3305518/07/2019 00:47

I thought synology were on a two year product release cycle?


They are, this came out in 2017
Benefits of this over DS218j?
mccririck18/07/2019 06:40

Benefits of this over DS218j?


Without going into detail: it's faster for things like transcoding
New models were announced, but nothing replacing this yet.
ck1211118/07/2019 06:30

They are, this came out in 2017


Ah, you're correct, I always thought the last number was the release data.
jg21318/07/2019 00:45

I'm just starting to look at NAS systems, but I think it would be good to …I'm just starting to look at NAS systems, but I think it would be good to have streaming, access to files and backups as well as hdmi so I can play content straight to my TV without having to have something in between.I have a 2nd gen chromecast, would that stream at full resolutions? e.g. 1080p and 4k or will the NAS transcode say a 4k video down to 1080p if chromcast 2nd gen supports 1080p.What about movies with surround sound how would you get the sound to the receiver?



That is not what NAS is for, it's a server which is central to your network (hence, "network attached storage"). If you want HDMI output, buy a PC with a graphics card. Some NAS will transcode but they will be pricey (not sure if this one does). It doesn't have amplifiers/sound cards built in either, why would it. Your streaming device (smart TV, iPad, or whatever) will have it's own speakers. If you want audio to a receiver then you need to use ARC or an optical output from your receiving device, if you have one. If your TV has apps, try using a media server like Plex.
Edited by: "electrogear" 18th Jul
jg21318/07/2019 00:45

I'm just starting to look at NAS systems, but I think it would be good to …I'm just starting to look at NAS systems, but I think it would be good to have streaming, access to files and backups as well as hdmi so I can play content straight to my TV without having to have something in between.I have a 2nd gen chromecast, would that stream at full resolutions? e.g. 1080p and 4k or will the NAS transcode say a 4k video down to 1080p if chromcast 2nd gen supports 1080p.What about movies with surround sound how would you get the sound to the receiver?


Network attached storage so it would be quite weird for these to have a HDMI output.

Providing your TV can access network shares/has DLNA support and is connected to your home LAN you should still be able to stream content from it by creating a shared folder.
CHAOSEN318/07/2019 10:27

Network attached storage so it would be quite weird for these to have a …Network attached storage so it would be quite weird for these to have a HDMI output.Providing your TV can access network shares/has DLNA support and is connected to your home LAN you should still be able to stream content from it by creating a shared folder.


I think the user has a misconception whas a NAS box is. Even if someone did ever include 'HDMI out' it will increase in hardprice due to the components on board but then there are alternatives and other solutions which can do the same thing.

User thinks a NAS box is a glorified hard drive to store their content.

Better off getting something like this :

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thats if your TV is compatible with picking up the USB connection.
Ds418 which I have and am happy with. More robust I have found synology boxes to that of Qnap.
Still available, please unexpire
available to order still (but 2-5 week wait)
Back in stock with delivery for Monday
Now 247
Yep, £247.99 now.
jg21318/07/2019 00:45

I'm just starting to look at NAS systems, but I think it would be good to …I'm just starting to look at NAS systems, but I think it would be good to have streaming, access to files and backups as well as hdmi so I can play content straight to my TV without having to have something in between.I have a 2nd gen chromecast, would that stream at full resolutions? e.g. 1080p and 4k or will the NAS transcode say a 4k video down to 1080p if chromcast 2nd gen supports 1080p.What about movies with surround sound how would you get the sound to the receiver?


First of all Transcoding is the death of streaming. Always try to stream the data raw. You can buy a powerful NAS box with 4k streaming/transcoding built in with a HDMI connection. Or the other option is just to get a NAS with decent transfer Gb speeds and use an android/Windows/a.n.other device to do the heavy lifting. As long as you have the right box, then the latter approach can stream a 70Gb file with 4K HDR picture and Dolby Atmos sound without breaking a sweat.
Edited by: "Enet" 19th Jul
What NAS would you recommend? Have got an Nvidia Shield to play the file
Daddypig4019/07/2019 22:24

What NAS would you recommend? Have got an Nvidia Shield to play the file


Well you've got just about the best android player going (although it lacks Dolby Vision) so that is a great start. Any modern Synology or Qnap NAS circa 2016+ is the safest option because they are the most reputable available on the market for home and small business.
Synology 2 bay NAS are literally plug and play. Very easy to use with lots of features. Qnap 3 and 4 bay NAS running RAID 5 are a little more difficult to set up but in terms of software and features it is similar to Synology. I don't know anything about 2 bay Qnaps or 3-4 bay Synology. There is currently a 2 bay Synology 218j NAS enclosure available for around 140 pounds on Amazon at the moment. This is a basic but very good Synology NAS.

The Terramaster NAS are well reviewed on Amazon for hardware features and value for money but they probably don't have the software features. I don't know anything about these.
Edited by: "Enet" 19th Jul
This shouldn’t be expired (again). Folk who can’t figure out how to change merchants on Amazon should be banned from expiring deals.
deal needs unexpiring...

can be ordered today at current price £247.99
(if you don't mind a 17 day wait)
back in stock 8th Aug 2019
Has anyone heard if this model is due to be replaced?
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