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21/07/2020 £145.50 exc. VAT
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  • Versatile 24/7 Personal Cloud Solution
  • Over 113 MB/s reading, 112 MB/s writing
  • Dual-core CPU with hardware encryption engine

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Synology DiskStation Nas Server 2 Bays (DS218J)

The Synology (DS218J) is a 2-bay NAS server which perfectly fits home and personal users to build your own personal cloud. Simple yet powerful, the DS218J offers effortless data sharing, multimedia streaming, and cloud synchronisation. Synology DS218J is backed by Synology’s 2-year limited warranty.

Synology (DS218J) Key Features

  • Versatile 24/7 Personal Cloud Solution
  • Over 113 MB/s reading, 112 MB/s writing
  • Dual-core CPU with hardware encryption engine
  • Anywhere/Anytime Availability
  • An integrated media server supporting multimedia streaming
  • Runs on Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM)
  • Cross-Platform File Sharing
  • Easy Backup Solutions
Cloud Station Backup for PC protection
Featuring real-time incremental backup technology, data stored on a PC can be backed up to a Synology NAS instantly, using minimal system resources for a truly comprehensive and secure private cloud experience.
Effective Sync and Backup Solution

Versatile 24/7 personal cloud solution
The Synology DiskStation DS218j is a 2-bay, entry-level NAS specifically designed for home and personal users. Powered by a dual-core processor, the DS218j delivers excellent sequential throughput at over 113 MB/s reading and 112 MB/s writing under RAID1 configuration in a Windows® environment. With the help of the built-in hardware encryption engine, the DS218j delivers encrypted data throughput at over 105 MB/s reading and 58 MB/s writing.

The DS218j and DS218 models comes with front LED indicators with automatic brightness schedule control for reducing possible visual interference during night time. The DS218j consumes only 17.48 watts during access and 7.03 watts during HDD hibernation, which is power-efficient and budget friendly to serve as a 24/7 personal storage server.

Cross-platform file sharing
The DS218j supports comprehensive network protocols, ensuring a seamless file sharing experience across Windows, Mac®, and Linux® platforms. Windows AD and LDAP integration allow the DS218j to fit quickly and effortlessly into any existing network environment without the necessity to create identical user accounts. Cloud Sync keeps Dropbox, Google™ Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, Baidu and Box storage in sync with a personal DiskStation at home. The Cloud Station Suite allows easy syncing of files among multiple devices such as Windows PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android™ phones and tablets, keeping everything up-to-date effortlessly. The DS218j combines seamless file sharing capability with enhanced security, even over the internet with HTTPS, built-in firewall, and multiple IP and account intrusion auto-blocking mechanisms.

A well-rounded multimedia centre
The DS218j supports various tools for easy management of multimedia content. Photo Station’s intuitive design allows photos to be organised into customised categories, smart albums and blog posts and link them to social networking websites like Facebook, Twitter and Flickr with just a few clicks. Audio Station comes with a built-in lyrics plugin, Internet radios, and support for DLNA® and AirPlay® speakers for quality playback. Video Station, allows movies and TV shows to be watched online or directly through the DS video app on Apple TV.

Available anywhere, anytime
Synology’s mobile applications enable access to a multimedia library even when on the go. Available on iOS, Android™ and Windows Phone® platforms, DS photo, DS audio, DS video, and DS file enable access to Synology NAS through Photo Station, Audio Station, Video Station, and File Station. DS can also be used to remotely manage and monitor download tasks on Download Station. QuickConnect enables connection via a simple customisable address so that media and files can be accessed instantly on any Windows/Mac/Linux computer, laptop, or mobile device.

Easy backup solutions
With block-level incremental backup and cross-version deduplication, Synology Hyper Backup provides multi-version backup with optimised storage utilisation and allows data backup to multiple destinations–local shared folders, external hard drives, network shared folders, rsync servers, and public cloud services.

Running on Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM)
Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM) is a web-based operating system tailor-made for every Synology NAS. Featuring an intuitive multitasking user interface, DSM makes it easy to explore and manage Synology NAS.

The built-in Package Centre enables the download and installation of a variety of packages designed specifically for the user’s unique needs, ranging from file backup, multimedia sharing, productivity tools, safeguard security and utilities.

With all the built-in and add-on features, DSM provides complete and fine-grained control of the DS218j, helping to maximise productivity and make the most of digital assets, all with just a few clicks.

Synology (DS218J) Technical Specification


  • CPU: Marvell Armada 385 88F6820 dual-core 1.3GHz
  • Hardware encryption engine: Yes
  • Memory: DDR3 512MB
  • Compatible drive type: 2 x 3.5” or 2.5” SATA HDD/SSD (drives not included)
  • External ports: 2 x USB 3.0 port
  • Size (HxWxD): 165 x 100 x 225.5 mm
  • Weight: 0.87 kg
  • LAN: Gigabit (RJ-45) x 1
  • Wake on LAN/WAN: Yes
  • Scheduled power on/off: Yes
  • System fan: 92 x 92 x 25 mm
  • AC input power voltage: 100V to 240V
  • Power frequency: 50/60Hz, single phase
  • Operating temperature: 5°C to 40°C (40°F to 104°F)
  • Storage temperature: -20°C to 60°C (-5°F to 140°F)
  • Relative humidity: 5% to 95% RH
  • Maximum operating altitude: 5,000 m (16,400 ft)

General DSM Specification

  • Networking protocol: SMB, AFP, NFS, FTP, WebDAV, CalDAV, Telnet, SSH, SNMP, VPN (PPTP, OpenVPN ™ , L2TP)
  • File system:
    - Internal: ext4
    - External: ext4, ext3, FAT, NTFS, HFS+ (read only), exFAT2
  • Supported RAID type: Synology Hybrid RAID (SHR), Basic, JBOD, RAID 0, RAID 1
  • Storage management:
    - Maximum internal volume: 256
    - Maximum iSCSI target: 10
    - Maximum iSCSI LUN: 10
  • File sharing capability:
    - Maximum local user account: 1,024
    - Maximum local group: 256
    - Maximum shared folder: 256
    - Maximum concurrent SMB/NFS/AFP/FTP connection: 100
  • Privilege: Windows Access Control List (ACL), application privileges
  • Directory service: Windows® AD integration: Domain users login via SMB/NFS/AFP/FTP/File Station, LDAP integration
  • Security: Firewall, encryption shared folder, SMB encryption, FTP over SSL/TLS, SFTP, rsync over SSH, login auto block, Let's Encrypt support, HTTPS (customisable cipher suite)
  • Supported client: Windows 7 and 10, Mac OS X® 10.11 onwards
  • Supported browser: Chrome®, Firefox®, Internet Explorer® 10 onwards, Safari® 10 onwards; Safari (iOS 10 onwards), Chrome (Android™ 6.0 onwards)
  • Interface language: English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Dansk, Norsk, Svensk, Nederlands, Русский, Polski, Magyar, Português do Brasil, Português Europeu, Türkçe, Český and more

Packages and Applications

  • File Station: Virtual drives, remote folders, Windows ACL editor, compressing/extracting archived files, bandwidth control for specific users/groups, creating sharing links, transfer logs
  • FTP Server: Bandwidth control for TCP connections, custom FTP passive port range, anonymous FTP, FTP SSL/TLS and SFTP protocol, boot over the network with TFTP and PXE support, transfer logs
  • Universal Search: Offer global search into applications and files
  • Hyper Backup: Support local backup, network backup, and data backup to public clouds
  • Backup tool: DSM configuration backup, macOS Time Machine support, Cloud Station Backup Shared folder sync - maximum task number: 2
  • Cloud Station Suite: Sync data between multiple platforms by installing the client utilities on Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and iOS devices, while retaining up to 32 historical versions of files. Maximum concurrent file transfer: 100
  • Cloud Sync: One or two-way synchronisation with public cloud storage providers including Amazon Drive, Amazon S3-compatible storage, Baidu cloud, Box, Dropbox, Google Cloud Storage, Google Drive, hubiC, MegaDisk, Microsoft OneDrive, OpenStack Swift-compatible storage, WebDAV servers, Yandex Disk
  • Surveillance Station: Maximum IP camera: 14 (total of 420 FPS at 720p, H.264) (including two free camera licenses; additional cameras require the purchasing of additional licenses)
  • VPN Server: Maximum connection: 5, supported VPN protocol: PPTP, OpenVPN™, L2TP/IPSec
  • Mail Server: Supported Mail Server protocol: POP3, SMTP, IMAP, support LDAP/AD account
  • Mail Station: Webmail interface for Mail Server to receive emails from multiple POP3 mailboxes, customisable SMTP server
  • Collaboration Suite:
    - Chat maximum user: 10
    - Office maximum user: 10, maximum simultaneous editing user: 10
    - Calendar: support CalDAV and access via mobile devices
  • Note Station: Rich-text note organisation and versioning, encryption, sharing, media embedding and attachments
  • Storage Analyser: Volume and quota usage, total size of files, volume usage and trends based on past usage, size of shared folders, largest/most/least frequently modified files
  • Antivirus Essential: Full system scan, scheduled scan, white list customisation, virus definition auto update
  • Download Station: Supported download protocol: BT, HTTP, FTP, NZB, eMule, Thunder, FlashGet, QQDL. Maximum concurrent download task: 30
  • Web Station: Virtual host (up to 30 websites), PHP/MariaDB®, third-party application support
  • Other packages: Video Station, Photo Station, Audio Station, DNS Server, RADIUS Server, iTunes® Server, Log Center, additional 3rd-party packages are available on Package Center
  • iOS/Android™ applications: DS audio, DS cam, DS cloud, DS file, DS finder, DS get, DS note, DS photo, DS video
  • Windows Phone® applications: DS audio, DS file, DS finder, DS get, DS photo, DS video

Environment and Packaging

  • Environment safety: RoHS compliant
  • Package content:
    - DS218j main unit
    - Quick Installation Guide
    - Accessory pack
    - AC power adapter and power cord
    - RJ-45 LAN cable
  • Optional accessories:
    - VisualStation VS360HD, VS960HD
    - Surveillance Device License Pack
    - 2.5" Disk Holder Type C
  • Warranty: 2 years

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