Synology Introduces FlashStation FS1018 and DiskStation DS218

Synology has launched FS1018 and DS218, two feature-rich NAS.

The FS1018 is a powerful and compact 12-bay, low-latency, all-SSD desktop NAS. It arrives powered by an Intel Pentium D1508 dual-core CPU and 8GB DDR4 EEC RAM, expandable up to 32GB. In addition to offering four plug-and-play Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports, FS1018 also support higher performance options. The selected network add-on cards can be installed on FS1018 with a PCIe 3.0x8 slot, providing over 40K 4K Random Write IOPS.

The cutting-edge hardware delivers high performance and throughput even with multitasking and multiple virtual machines hosted. The all-new Virtual Machine Manager enables you to test new software in sandboxes, isolate your customers’ machines, and increase the flexibility of your server.

“Designing a form factor that satisfies the need for both performance and drive capacity was crucial. FS1018 offers 12 SSD bays on a scale optimal for any desktop,” said Jason Fan, Product Manager at Synology Inc.

Meanwhile, the DS218 is a 2-bay NAS equipped with a 64-bit quad-core processor delivering sequential throughput at over 112 MB/s reading and 112 MB/s writing. It comes with 2GB DDR4 memory, four times the capacity of its predecessor.

“4K video content is becoming more and more common. DS218 is also optimised for 10-bit 4K H.265 video transcoding. If your device is not capable of 4K video playback, DS218 provides online 4K video transcoding to 1080p and below for a smoother experience,” said Michael Wang, Product Manager at Synology Inc.

For more information on FS1018, visit https://www.synology.com/products/FS1018

For more information on DS218, visit https://www.synology.com/products/DS218