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Synology DS418 network attached storage (NAS) device, 4-bay, up to 48TB storage

Synology DS418 network attached storage (NAS) device, 4-bay, up to 48TB storage
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Price: £405.00   £486.00 inc VAT
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Overview of the Synology DS418

This Network Attached Storage (NAS) device by Synology offers a secure data management and storage solution for video data files. Featuring four drive bays, it is able to house a maximum of 48TB of storage and can be supplied with Western Digital Purple hard drives (fitting required).

With a 64-bit quad-core processor and Link aggregation enabled, this unit can deliver average reading speeds of 226 MB/s and writing speeds of 170 MB/s. By using hardware accelerated encryption, this NAS device also supports the transmission of encrypted data with 224 MB/s reading and 139 MB/s writing speeds. Dual 1 GbE ports feature failover protection, and 2 integrated USB 3.0 ports allow for external storage devices to be connected – for fast and efficient file transfer. Additionally, the drive bays’ hot-swappable design reduces system downtime during maintenance and makes disk replacing a simple task.

Ideal for small-scale businesses, Windows AD and LDAP support allows quick and seamless integration into existing networks. A host of helpful add-on applications and features are also available, which allow for effective management of drives and data – helping users utilise their NAS device to the fullest. The D418 is also optimised for 10-bit, 4K H.265 video transcoding which enables users to view stored 4K video on multiple devices - even if they are not capable of 4K resolution playback.

This high-performing unit can be supplied with a choice of up to four 6TB WD Purple hard drives (fitting required). These drives have been specially designed for demanding video surveillance applications. (Please select storage from the dropdown menu above).

Key features & benefits

  • Network Attached Storage (NAS) device delivers secure storage and management of data files
  • Capable of supporting up to 48TB of storage across 4 drive-bays – optional WD Purple hard drives available (fitting required)
  • Fast file transfer support with powerful quad-core processor and hardware accelerated encryption
  • Provides up to 226 MB/s reading speeds 170 MB/s writing speeds with Link aggregation
  • Dual LAN failover support helps ensure continual network uptime
  • Two USB 3.0 ports enable quick transfer of files onto external storage devices
  • Hot-swappable design facilitates quick installation and easy maintenance of disks
  • Easy integration into an existing network with Windows AD and LDAP support
  • Able to stream 4K video to multiple devices and is optimised for 10-bit 4K H.265 video transcoding

Typical applications

The Synology DS418 4-bay Network Attached Storage (NAS) device provides up to 48TB of storage and is a versatile solution for management of data and storage. Typical applications include small offices, motels and leisure centres.



  • Quick installation guide
  • Accessory pack
  • AC power cord
  • 2 x RJ-45 LAN cable

Optional (please select from above dropdown menu if required):

  • Storage

Key technical features for Synology DS418

NAS device
Form factor: desktop
CPU: Realtek RTD1296 quad-core 1.4 ghz
OS: Synology Surveillance Station
Storage: 4 drive bays, up to 48TB storage, please select storage capacity from the above dropdown menu 
RAID: Synology Hybrid RAID, Basic, JBOD, RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 6, RAID 10
Back up: failover support
Other: hot swappable
LAN: 2 x Gigabit (RJ-45)
USB: 2 x USB 3.0
Power: 100-240V, AC power adapter included
Access and use
Access: web browser interface, smart device
Protocols supported: SMB, AFP, NFS, FTP, WebDAV. CalDAV, iSCSI, Telnet, SSH, SNMP, VPN (PPTP, OpenVPN, L2TP)
Client: Windows 7 and 10, Mac OS X 10.11 onward
Dimensions: 166 x 199 x 243 mm
Weight: 2.28kg
Operating temperature: 5°C to 40°C
Warranty: 2 years