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Synology DiskStation DS218j/8TB-IW entry-level 2-bay 8TB(2x4TB Seagate IronWolf) NAS for home and personal cloud storage £367.47 Del @ Box
Found 26th NovFound 26th Nov
Thought this was a great price for the Synology Diskstation, especially as it comes ready to go with 2 x 4TB IronWolf Seagate Drives. IronWolf are specially made drives for your NA… Read more

Works out cheaper if you get the unit and hard drives using this offer: £151.64 for the unit and 2x4TB drives (2x£103.18) = £357.85


Anyone got opinions on Seagate v WD for warranty RMA's?


For anyone not in the know, the iron wolf's are equivalent to the WD reds.


Can I plug this into my iPhone for Apple’s new iOS update?


Got this Thursday Amazon 118 but diskless

Synology DS218+ 2 Bay Diskless Desktop NAS £289.97 @ Laptops Direct
Found 20th NovFound 20th Nov
Synology DS218+ 2 Bay Diskless Desktop NAS. Black Friday Deal at Laptops Direct with free UK delivery. Best price I've seen for a while and I've been keeping an eye on it for the l… Read more
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Would this be any good as a dedicated streaming PC (gaming done on an Xbox)?


I'm going to buy a hard drive and use plex as the server. I might be in touch by pm if I get stuck when setting it up if that's ok? You seem to know your stuff. Thanks


I just plugged a 2TB drive into one of my Shields. It's working as a Plex server and I can copy files to it from one of my Synology servers. A couple of observations... * Make sure you apply any pending updates to Plex before attempting to set this up. * Enabling network access to the USB drive took a while. It seemed to fail several times before the username and password were revealed. * The Shield only supports SMB1, this it turned off by default in the latest builds of Windows 10 - you have to enable the SMB1 Client feature if you want to access the Shield. * Network copy performance is reasonable (but not great). I'm getting ~40 MBps when copying over a 1 Gig wired connection.


Yes -


Not necessarily, the Shield will function as a NAS, so you could create network shares and copy data over Ethernet or wireless...

DiskStation DS218j synology 2 Bay nas server - £118.56 @ Amazon Warehouse
Found 20th NovFound 20th Nov
DiskStation DS218jSynology 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 DS2… Read more
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Thanks for posting hope you got your order in before hand though




Can anyone confirm - this seems to have expired?


So I can take a pic on my phone/s and it will auot backup on this? Thanks


Depends on your requirements. The range of Synology apps for your phone is quite varied and very practical. One app in particular has automatic photo uploader. (DS File). Only Synology and Qlogic offer this function - automatic photo/ video uploader. You could make your own via 3rd party apps hooked up to IFTT - but for an "out of the box" functionality where everything 'just works' then a purpose built NAS, specifically Synology, is the way to go.

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Synology DS418play 4 Bay Desktop NAS Enclosure £397.97 @ Amazon
Found 20th NovFound 20th Nov
Synology DiskStation DS418play - Multimedia-enhanced personal cloud solution Synology DiskStation DS418play is a 4-bay NAS designed for ultra-high definition multimedia enthusiast… Read more

Well, I wouldn't claim my elderly dad would be able to do it, but I managed it. I generally followed the guides here which are superb. Once you've added one of SAB, Sonarr, Radarr etc, they all follow the same pattern.


Exactly what Im wanting to do now - Ive been running PLEX for donkies off a gaming laptop, and now I want something that will work with SAB, Sonarr etc plus local file backups. Was it easy to set up?


Would this be any good as a dedicated streaming PC (gaming done on an Xbox)?


I bought this a year ago & it's been great for me. I run Plex (natively), along with SABNZB, NZBHydra, Sonarr, Radarr, Cadigann, Jackett, Deluge (all through Docker). I no longer really have to leave my computer on. Radarr & Sonarr keep an eye out for my movies/shows, once found, pushes them to SAB/Deluge which downloads, reports back to Radarr/Sonarr which rename & move to correct place on NAS, then inform Plex that something new is there. I do nothing now apart from tell Sonarr/Radarr if I'm looking out for anything new. It easily pushes a 4K video to my TVs/Shield/Apple TV etc (Gigabit ethernet). I've not tried more than 1 consecutive 4K stream, but it copes with at least 1 4K along with a 1080p to a different room. I'd totally recommend it to most people. Heat from me.


Just files and media station? You don't need the 918.

Synology DS918+ 4 Bay Desktop NAS Enclosure - £482 @ Amazon
Found 20th NovFound 20th Nov
Copied from Amazon - Normally over £500 so a small saving (but a saving is a saving i guess) Product Description Synology DiskStation DS918+ - Powerful and scalable 4-bay NAS for … Read more

My box was the same - brown tape on synology packaging - no outer packaging. After reading your comment I've created a synology account and added the SN but I haven't set up the unit yet. Is your 'register extended warranty' option enabled on the synology website (under devices)? Regarding the warranty, you never know what they might say to get out of it, for example; it wasn't bought from an approved reseller. I think normally warranty and support in the 1st year is with the retailer directly, then anything after is with synology. I just try to use the credit card protection on anything I can just in case.


I got mine today too. Finally. Some hassle about lack of comms, but it arrived within 9 days since placing order, which isnt too bad. But the box wasnt sealed i.e. Opened box taped down with brown tape. I did register the product on Synology website with the serial number which it did register without any issue. Just wondering - shouldnt the warranty n support be with Synology directly after registering...?


Mine also arrived today


Same here, received mine today after he said via email it would be with me by Wednesday. No automated emails since order confirmation or tracking number - it just turned up. Looks brand new and fine - just a bit of unnecessary stress about the order. I just hope Vargtech is still in business in a few years to handle any warranty issues - if not I paid via credit card I just hope PayPal doesn't invalidate the section 75 relationship in this case. Regarding the unit, it is surprisingly plasticky (skeptical) unexpected considering the price.


Good to hear - thanks for the update. My order shows as dispatched so hoping it should arrive this week.

WD Red 3TB NAS Hard Drive - 27% off, £76.99 Amazon Black Friday
Found 16th NovFound 16th Nov
3TB WD Red NAS 'retail boxed' drive with 3 year warranty from Western Digital. I've got a few of these in a Synology NAS and they've proven very good - cheapest price I've seen for… Read more

Excellent price, was looking for a deal with these, bought 2, thanks


10tb for £150 why can’t we get deals like that 😔


@sneakybifta Same here, or maybe even upgrade to 8TB for a bit more. Little annoyed I missed the deal in the US for 10TB for $150. I am so upset a few of my US co-workers got it and didn't even think to mention it to me!


Was hoping to get a 4TB for this price on Black Friday, guess I was slightly off the mark.


I think he meant you are not limited to purchasing a single drive, rather you can purchase up to 4 of them @ 76.99 each.

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Synology ds218j NAS at Ebuyer for £151.64
Found 25th OctFound 25th Oct
Synology DS218j 2 Bay Desktop NAS Enclosure Key Features A versatile entry-level 2-bay NAS for home and personal cloud storage Over 113 MB/s reading, 112 MB/s writing Dual-co… Read more

£118.56 on warehouse deals right now, 7 as new available. 5 as new available


Going to be any black Friday deals on this


Also no problem playing 4K files stored on the ds216j on my Apple TV 4K. I use a very nice app called "Infuse" on the Apple TV which lets you play files from an NFS share on the Synology. I can use the same app on my iPad. Plex won't work because it tries to do stuff with the files before streaming them and 4K files are too high bit rate for the NAS to process.


Now 15p cheaper!


How Good is next to the Buffalo LinkStation 210 at 89.99 I understand 1 Bay etc. But say for transfers and app, backups etc. Which should I go for?

Synology DS118 1 Bay Diskless Desktop NAS £144.97 / £149.98 delivered @ laptops direct
Found 24th SepFound 24th Sep
Well-regarded brand, this price is the cheapest I can find. Only drawback is its ARM processor which might limit the availability of some of the usual Synology packages (apps). I b… Read more

Just set mine up today and quite pleased with it. The DS Audio app for Android is particularly handy for streaming. The main downside so far is that some Synology packages such as Docker are not compatible with the ARMv8 processor. The current Beta version of Plex seems to be too buggy to bother with at the moment but it hopefully shouldn't be too long until an update is released.


Have both, 5 and 6 bay devices. Symbology is miles ahead, in both tech and customer care.


I have a synology but qnap is the only way togo


From what I have read that is true. But I just need storage with only basic "smarts" that can send files to another box that does all the work.


Yeah, should be better than the 215j but nowhere near as powerful as the 118.

Synology DS218play 2 Bay Desktop NAS Enclosure  £209.96 @ Amazon
Found 17th MarFound 17th Mar
Synology DS218play 2 Bay Desktop NAS Enclosure £209.96 @ Amazon
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DiskStation DS218play Your personal multimedia library Synology DiskStation DS218play is a feature rich, two-bay tower equipped with a 64-bit quad-core processor. Featuring powerfu… Read more

Now even better: currently available at £204.97


Really? MKV is so common that’s a bit of a downer


Works perfectly. Lightweight OS and a lot of the heavy lifting like transcoding is easily dealt with (the exception being MKV files which have never worked for me through Plex or the DSVideo app, regardless of file size).


Does this really only have 1GB RAM? I thought 4GB was the minimum for a NAS? (I have been looking at a QNAP - but a lot more expensive than this - so wondering if this Synolgy would suffice for my own needs (personal home NAS, for backing-up pictures and documents, and watching movies from different locations) Thanks


Which is great for you but not for anyone wanting a 118/218 with ARM processors (DS218+ excluded)

Synology DS216Play 2 Bay Desktop NAS Enclosure - Amazon - £193.63
Found 23rd FebFound 23rd Feb
Synology DS216Play 2 Bay Desktop NAS Enclosure - Amazon - £193.63
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Good Price after long time 4K Ultra HD video transcoding on the fly Powerful dual-core CPU with H.265 codec support 107.7 MB/s Reading, 91.47 MB/s Writing DLNA certified for… Read more
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I attached a raspberry pi 2 (Kodi 17.6) to a DS 214+ and never had any issues with format or speed but will soon replace the raspberry with something more powerful.


Looking at qnap ts-231p2 which is in similar price band as this better than synology...any advice please


It’s a bit of a ballache. You need the the command line version of Handbrake as a prerequisite.


Nearly went for the 216j at christmas so glad i didn't. DS118 and Video Station work perfect for all mkv, mp4 and avi vids i've used so far.


All of my files are MKV DTS. Am I wasting my time looking at a NAS/Plex. If so can someone please suggest an alternative.

Synology DS418PLAY 4 Bay Diskless Desktop NAS - £294.97 at Laptops Direct
Found 14th FebFound 14th Feb
Synology DS418PLAY 4 Bay Diskless Desktop NAS - £294.97 at Laptops Direct
£294.97£431.6432%Laptops Direct Deals
Been shopping around for one of these for a while, and suddenly Laptops Direct knock a good £100 or more off the price! (This model is normally more like £450) No prior experience… Read more
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Nice one. I saw your post, added one to the basket, then researched an online review, returned to hotukdeals to see the posts re price increase so went back and checked out, still showing at the reduced price. I paid, received confirmation email but a short while later received a phone call saying the item was out of stock at this price but I could order elsewhere for the RRP. I declined of course. Ah well... Oh and enjoy your new toy :)


I ordered immediately before posting the deal, maybe by 10-15 minutes or so? It arrived yesterday and is currently sat on my shelf waiting for some drives to show up!


Congrats! When did you order exactly


Seems like they're honouring it! Arriving tomorrow, according to DPD - hopefully some others got lucky too, and apologies if you missed out.


Good luck!

Synology DS718+ 2 Bay Diskless Desktop NAS - £389.98 @ Laptops Direct
Found 31st JanFound 31st Jan
Synology DS718+ 2 Bay Diskless Desktop NAS - £389.98 @ Laptops Direct
Powered by an Intel Celeron J3455 quad-core processor and AES-NI hardware encryption engine, DS718+ delivers excellent file transfer speeds. With the scalability to expand … Read more

If their link aggregation genuinely works by dedicating a port per disk, there's a genius out there that needs to be hit with a large stick.


this one you can upgrade the memory to 6gb it also has link aggregate which means if your router supports it, you can have 2 x gigabit ethernet cables writing to seperate disk thus increasing read/write speeds


Microservers have 4 drive bay slots, can have the memory upgraded, can be used to run VMs or dockers and anything else you like. You aren't limited by the supplied OS on a microserver. Synology boxes are very user friendly however compared to a microserver so it all depends on what you want it for.


What's the difference between this & setting up xpenelogy on a microserver?


I've got a really old Synology 4 drive nas, the software is really nice to use and they continuously update it.

Synology DS418J 4 Bay NAS Enclosure Diskless reduced from £349.99 to 288.83 (Amazon) £291.12 (Kikatek on Amazon)
Found 23rd JanFound 23rd Jan
Synology DS418J 4 Bay NAS Enclosure Diskless reduced from £349.99 to 288.83 (Amazon) £291.12 (Kikatek on Amazon)
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Next cheapest from a creditable bigish company would be BT business direct at 299+about £7 pp. its a good NAS that provides 4 bays (versus similar price with 2-bay) which might be… Read more

Have a read on the model numbers on the Synology website. Although already mentioned, this is their new 2018 "budget" J version.. just saying incase anyone decided to impulse buy.


looks like a decent enough nas ORDERED :) looking forward to migrating my data across to this.


You tried changing the country to Ireland and use PayPal - that’s way cheaper vs UK... I think I will wait till I go over to the US and order the Gold 10tb (256) as they are $330 each using student discount from my friend’s kids - (note they don’t accept ISIC on their US site)


Only 10% off the 10TB with ISIC, plus postage makes it £339 for a single drive. You'd be better with the Enterprise Gold on Amazon for £328... Gonna need 4 of those bad boys right enough to fill the NAS and have at least SOME redundancy (and hope 2 don't fail at the same time!).


Ah it was you! Thanks!

Synology DS216j 8TB (2 x 4TB WD RED) 2 Bay Desktop NAS Unit for £253.66 @ Amazon
Found 24th Nov 2017Found 24th Nov 2017
Synology DS216j 8TB (2 x 4TB WD RED) 2 Bay Desktop NAS Unit for £253.66 @ Amazon
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Fab price. Temporarily out of stock but you can order (y) A versatile personal cloud storage for everyday life Dual-core CPU with hardware encryption engine Over 112.75 MB/… Read more
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I got £5....


I had a hunch this wasn't going to come off which is why I cancelled on the 22nd Dec, changed direction slightly and went for the DS118. Very happy apart from Plex not working on it, but it's not a biggy for me. Commiserations to everyone that held on....


Just FYI - I complained to Amazon and they gave me a 50 quid voucher - might be worth a try too ;)


Received same email :(


Hello, We regret to inform you that we have been unable to source the following item: "Synology DS216j 8TB (2 x 4TB WD RED) 2 Bay Desktop NAS Unit" Our supplier has informed us that this item is no longer available. This item has now been cancelled from your order #204-8606863-8129921 and we can confirm that you have not been charged for it. We apologise for the length of time it has taken us to reach this conclusion. Until recently, we had still hoped to obtain this item for you.

Synology DS216J 2 Bay Desktop NAS Enclosure (Amazon Prime) for £134.58
Found 20th Nov 2017Found 20th Nov 2017
Synology DS216J 2 Bay Desktop NAS Enclosure (Amazon Prime) for £134.58
£134.58Amazon Deals
Synology DS216J 2 Bay Desktop NAS Enclosure. DS216j is specifically designed for home and personal users. It is intuitive and powerful, making sure users enjoy effortless data sha… Read more

My 212j been running 24x7 since March 2012 and has been through 3 house moves! Never missed a beat.


Awesome little device! its like a mini server, if you want it for Plex its fine locally but not externally, i use mine as a web server, ftp, email server, media server and plex, i fell in love with it!


Yeah - there are packages available and they work fine, at least for sab and Couchpotato. Not sure about sonar, but I assume there's something.


So it appears you got yours using Flubit?


I paid £126 in March... Just deal with it... £134 is NOT a bargain.

Synology DS415Play 4 Bay Desktop NAS Enclosure - £268.98 @ Amazon
Found 7th Nov 2017Found 7th Nov 2017
Synology DS415Play 4 Bay Desktop NAS Enclosure - £268.98 @ Amazon
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Not a huge fan of these but they can be handy and this is a great price. lowest its ever been. You'll need to choose to buy from Amazon on back-order.

Mines arriving this weekend, apparently. Anyone else get theirs?


Has anyones arrived? Mines listed as expected Dec 25th - I've got the hard drives sat ready!




My always on N40L micro server is dead :( Looking forward for some good BF deals on SYnology box.... Can't decide whether the 216Play or the 216+II....


Synology devices aren't great for transcoding with Plex Might be worth getting a i3 NUC (or SHIELD) to do all the grunt work and have Synology as your storage Big fan of Synology boxes (but one day I'll give the Microservers a try)

Synology DS115j DiskStation 1-Bay 3TB Network Attached NAS Storage w/ 1x 3TB Hard Drive 151.93 delivered. @ Broadband Buyer
Found 17th Jun 2017Found 17th Jun 2017
Synology DS115j DiskStation 1-Bay 3TB Network Attached NAS Storage w/ 1x 3TB Hard Drive 151.93 delivered. @ Broadband Buyer
Compact, lightweight, and energy-efficient, the Synology DS115j DiskStation 1-Bay Network Attached NAS Storage device is perfect for budget-conscious home users looking for a simpl… Read more

good os but poor hardware. so slow. try ds116 for a snappier solution. more ££££ but worth it


Have one of these 1tb version use it to watch movies on my tv excellent and extremely reliable NAS highly recommended


I use mapped drive as it's easier for wife and kids to use. I have a full back up on a removable drive done once a week. And a second removable back up of the really important stuff. E.g documents and photos. Overkill but worst case I nuke computers and diskstation and lose very little


Cannot recommend synology enough. I've had a ds210j for about 6 years and it's superb for all the above reasons. took the time to clean about 2 inches of dust off the fans and it still runs quiet.


Don't have it as a mapped drive in that case, most ransomware will encrypt that as well! Use ftp or make sure you have an offline backup of this too!

Synology Diskstation DS416Play enclosure now only £312.35 delivered @ Amazon
Found 17th Jun 2017Found 17th Jun 2017
Synology Diskstation DS416Play enclosure now only £312.35 delivered @ Amazon
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After my previous Synology NAS deal fail, I think this one might be a bit better - hopefully a lot better as I've just ordered one.

​Add a camera or two to it and you'll know why Synology is worth every penny. The cctv app is comparable to some of the best cctv systems.


I've now got my DS416Play NAS up and running. It wasn't all plain sailing as the first 4TB Red HDD I ordered ('Like New' from Amazon Warehouse) was a dud as it was dead as a dodo on arrival, so it wasn't until last night when I managed to stick the second 4TB Red HDD I ordered in and got the thing up and running. I haven't faffed about with much of what it can do as it wasn't difficult to get Kodi on my Fire TV to see the NAS via FTP, but I'll have a look at what it can do next week when I'm on annual leave. I bought a 4GB RAM module for it but I don't think it needs it - at least, it doesn't seem so having copied a few files to the NAS last night and then played them flawlessly through Kodi (which, fwiw, will be my primary digital media front end) - but I'll install the RAM anyway seeing as it's here now. I also bought another 4TB Red HDD (the second in real terms as the first was a dud as aforementioned), but that won't arrive until the end of the month as Amazon are out of stock at the moment. Following a successful test drive last night, I'm now wondering why I never bought a NAS years ago lol :)


Windows and Synology DSM are very different OSs. I have apps on my phone to access my music, transcoded video, my IPcams, etc. that would be far harder to set up with Windows.


I agree, RAID 6 at least or don't bother. The principle of running RAID with just one redundancy is silly IMO. If one fails then the stress of restoring the array is then put onto the other drives increasing the odds of another one failing, and because the likelihood is that the drives are the same age that they are also at an age where they are more likely to fail during the restore. Still a small percentage chance, but if the data is valuable enough for RAID to begin with then it ought to be valuable enough to not want losing during a rebuild. Obviously RAID 6 isn't bullet proof, and other backups (especially cloud or in another building) are also recommended, but if there is (off the top of my head) a 2% chance of failure per drive restoring RAID 5 then that will be a 6% chance of being screwed on a 4 bay. With RAID 6 that would go to 0.24% (4% of 6%) which is far far safer than 6%! Of course the 2% chance is just a number picked from my head so could be more, could be less IRL but I think the maths involving that figure is correct. Also worth noting I had two drives start to die within a few days of each other (lots of bad sectors) in my 413 so I had to replace them and rebuild my RAID.


Or save time and use Windows

Synology DS416PLAY 4-bay NAS Enclosure only £345.79 delivered @ AmazonFR
Found 13th Jun 2017Found 13th Jun 2017
Synology DS416PLAY 4-bay NAS Enclosure only £345.79 delivered @ AmazonFR
The Synology DS416PLAY 4-bay NAS enclosure is currently £345.79 delivered at AmazonFR. It's £370.98 @ AmazonUK and as far as I can tell, this is as cheap as it gets. It might get c… Read more

I've been comparing prices with this one at Amazon; what's the difference between this and the one you posted if any? Is it simply a case of Amazon having two webpages for the same product?


£335.06 Amazon UK -


Looks like the price jumped from 368 euros to 393.73. Deal over then... if it ever was a deal judging by the cold votes.

Synology DS415+/24TB-RED (4 x 6 TB) 24 TB Network Attached Storage £554.80 @ Amazon
Found 21st Apr 2017Found 21st Apr 2017
Synology DS415+/24TB-RED (4 x 6 TB) 24 TB Network Attached Storage £554.80 @ Amazon
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Up to 24 TB Personal Multimedia Bank 1080p Full HD Video Transcoding on the Fly Concurrent Multi-Channel Streaming DLNA-Certified Media Server 1.6GHz Dual Core CPU with Floating Po… Read more

Just had an email from Amazon saying this is back in stock - for £850 - from a just launched 3rd party seller. Yeah - no thanks! :)


Guess it makes sense to stick with Synology then. I've decided to grab a HP Gen 8 and run Xpenology and either pfsense/openvpn appliance on VM's. Figure I can swap out the processor for one with AES-NI and get good throughput for openvpn remote access. Plus have the option of using the 5th bay for expansion.


I'm upgrading from a DS216J


What that they cancelled?


What... I can believe it, anyone else get the good news overnight? :D

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