218 NAS

Simple and robust. Take a look at what makes our powerful fireproof and waterproof two-drive NAS device so popular. Make sure you buy yours with factory-installed hard drives so you’re covered by the comprehensive ioSafe Data Recovery Service.

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218 NAS

Fireproof and waterproof redundant network attached storage–on top of the popular Synology DiskStation Manager software. Make sure you buy yours with factory-installed hard drives so you’re covered by the generous ioSafe Data Recovery Service. 

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Features

You’re just as likely to find the fireproof and waterproof ioSafe 218 network attached storage (NAS) device in home offices as corner offices. That’s because our versatile and popular backup system creates redundant (RAID 1) copies of data. It also runs the Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM) software, making it perfect for collaboration and data backup. All in a modest package!

IS IT GETTING WARMER AROUND HERE?

If your business or office is threatened by fire, you won’t have time to get out a hard drive and back up your system before walking out the door. Enter the 218, which will withstand up to 1550° for 30 minutes.

KEEP YOUR DATA DRY

Our 218 will protect your data for 3 days when submerged in 10 feet of water. Is that a little overkill for the firefighter’s hose? Yes, probably. But it’ll sure come in handy if your basement floods!

TWO DRIVES GETS HIGH FIVES

Unfortunately, hard drives can fail. It’s not a matter of if but when. To eliminate this risk, the 218 NAS makes two copies of your data simultaneously on two different drives. This ensures that your work is protected no matter the danger.

RUNS SYNOLOGY'S OS

The 218 is powered by Synology’s DiskStation Manager operating system, a popular NAS OS with a thriving app ecosystem. Use your 218 from anywhere as a shared network storage system, find apps for productivity or media management, or create a private cloud.

 

 

“I thought the unit was toast. The casing was badly charred and external connectors had melted. However, when I extracted the drive from the ioSafe casing and connected it to a computer, I discovered that the data was still there.”

– Robb Mercer, Snoqualmie Valley Medical Clinic

“I thought the unit was toast. The casing was badly charred and external connectors had melted. However, when I extracted the drive from the ioSafe casing and connected it to a computer, I discovered that the data was still there.”

– Robb Mercer, Snoqualmie Valley Medical Clinic

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ABOUT THE 218 NAS

The fireproof and waterproof ioSafe 218 NAS contains two hard drives configured as a redundant RAID 1 device. If one drive fails, pop in another for an automatic rebuild. 

Perfect for professional offices, small or medium businesses, and even some home users, the 218 NAS is perfect for protecting data to ensure business continuity. 

Our comprehensive Data Recovery Service, included on systems purchased with factory-installed hard drives, offers additional protection for your data. Should your device go through fire, water, or corrupted hard drive, our Data Recovery Service will help get you back in business quickly.

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Technical Specs

Overview
  • Capacities of up to 24TB
  • Networked for easy access
  • Kensington security slot and with an optional floor mount and padlock kit available
  • Runs Synology’s DiskStation Manager operating system
  • Data Recovery Service available
Hardware Specs
CPU
CPU Model Realtek RTD1296
CPU Architecture 64-bit
CPU Frequency Quad Core 1.4 GHz
Hardware Encryption Engine
Hardware Transcoding Engine 10-bit H.265 (HEVC), MPEG-4 Part 2, MPEG-2, VC-1; maximum resolution: 4K (4096 x 2180); maximum frame rate per second (FPS): 60
Memory
System Memory 2 GB DDR4
Storage
Drive Bays 2
Compatible Drive Type (See all supported drives) 3.5″ SATA HDD
2.5″ SATA HDD
2.5″ SATA SSD
Maximum Internal Raw Capacity 24 TB (12 TB drive x 2) (Capacity may vary by RAID types)
Maximum Single Volume Size 108 TB
Hot Swappable Drive
Notes “Compatible drive type” indicates the drives that have been tested to be compatible with ioSafe products. This term does not indicate the maximum connection speed of each drive bay.
The maximum single volume size is not directly related to the maximum raw capacity.
External Ports
RJ-45 1GbE LAN Port 1
USB 2.0 Port 1
USB 3.0 Port 2
Copy Button
File System
Internal Drives EXT4
External Drives EXT4
EXT3
FAT
NTFS
HFS+
exFAT (purchased separately in Synology Package Center)
Appearance
Size (Height x Width x Depth) 5.9 in (150mm) x 9.06 in (230mm) x 11.5 in (292mm)
Weight 28 lbs (12.7 kg)
Others
System Fan 92 mm x 92 mm x 1 pcs
Fan Speed Mode Full-Speed Mode
Cool Mode
Quiet Mode
Brightness adjustable front LED indicators
Power Recovery
Scheduled Power On/Off
Wake on LAN/WAN
Power Supply Unit / Adapter 60W
AC Input Power Voltage 100V to 240V AC
Power Frequency 50/60 Hz, Single Phase
Power Consumption* 14.99 W (Access)
5.78 W (HDD Hibernation)
British Thermal Unit 51.15 BTU/hr (Access)
19.72 BTU/hr (HDD Hibernation)
Environment Temperature
Operating Temperature 5°C to 35°C (40°F to 95°F)
Storage Temperature -20°C to 60°C (-5°F to 140°F)
Relative Humidity 5% to 95% RH
Warranty Diskless: 1 year No‐Hassle Warranty. With factory-loaded drives: 1 year No‐Hassle + 1 year Data Recovery Service. Upgradeable to 5 year No‐Hassle Warranty + 5 years Data Recovery Service.
Notes Power consumption is measured when fully loaded with Western Digital 1TB WD10EFRX hard drive(s).
DSM Specs
Storage Management
Maximum Internal Volume Number 256
Maximum iSCSI Target Number 10
Maximum iSCSI LUN 10
SSD TRIM
Supported RAID Type Synology Hybrid RAID
Basic
JBOD
RAID 0
RAID 1
RAID Migration Basic to RAID 1
Volume Expansion with Larger HDDs Synology Hybrid RAID
RAID 1
Volume Expansion by Adding a HDD Synology Hybrid RAID
File Sharing Capacity
Maximum Local User Accounts 2048
Maximum Local Groups 256
Maximum Shared Folder 256
Maximum Shared Folder Sync Tasks 2
Maximum Concurrent CIFS/AFP/FTP Connections 200
Windows Access Control List (ACL) Integration
NFS Kerberos Authentication
Log Center
Syslog Events per Second 100
Add-on Packages
Chat
Maximum Users 500
Notes The number of concurrent HTTP connections for Chat was configured to the maximum.
CPU and RAM usage were both under 80% when the number of maximum users was reached.
Cloud Station Server
Maximum Number of Concurrently Connected Devices 200
Maximum Number of Synced Files (ext4) 100,000 / single file reaction time 632 ms
Notes The maximum number of concurrently connected devices refers to the maximum number of devices that can remain connected at the same time. For more information on file processing capability, please refer to the reaction time for file processing.
File reaction time refers to the preparation time required for other devices to start downloading a 10KByte file from a Synology NAS after the file has been added to the NAS. RAM expansion was not used during testing.
Non-encrypted shared folders were used during the aforementioned testing.
Download Station
Maximum Concurrent Download Tasks 30
Drive
Maximum Number of Synced Files 100,000 / single file reaction time 941 ms
Maximum Number of Concurrent Connections for PC Clients 200
Notes The EXT4 file system was used for the purpose of testing.
The maximum number of concurrent connections refers to the maximum number of connections that could be maintained when the maximum number of synced files was reached.
File reaction time refers to the preparation time required for other devices to start downloading a 10KByte file from a Synology NAS after the file has been added to the NAS.
Non-encrypted shared folders were used during the aforementioned testing.
exFAT Access (optional)
Media Server
DLNA Compliance
Moments
Facial recognition
Subject recognition
Office
Maximum Users 200
Notes Multiple files were opened for testing and each file was edited by 30 users simultaneously.
CPU and RAM usage were both under 80% when the number of maximum users was reached.
Client performance may affect maximum simultaneous editing users. Client PCs used for testing: Intel Core i3-3220 / 8GB RAM
Surveillance Station
Maximum IP cam (Licenses required) 20 (including 2 Free License)
Total FPS (H.264)* 600 FPS @ 720p (1280×720) 
300 FPS @ 1080p (1920×1080) 
200 FPS @ 3M (2048×1536) 
150 FPS @ 5M (2591×1944) 
110 FPS @ 4K (3840×2180)
Total FPS (H.265)* 600 FPS @ 720p (1280×720) 
300 FPS @ 1080p (1920×1080) 
240 FPS @ 3M (2048×1536) 
200 FPS @ 5M (2591×1944) 
180 FPS @ 4K (3840×2180)
Total FPS (MJPEG)* 240 FPS @ 720p (1280×720) 
200 FPS @ 1080p (1920×1080) 
130 FPS @ 3M (2048×1536) 
80 FPS @ 5M (2591×1944)
Notes Surveillance Station throughput is tested with Axis network camera, using continuous recording with live view from Surveillance Station and motion detection by camera. Live view and recording are sharing the same stream from the camera.
Video Station
Video Transcoding 4K Group 3
Maximum Transcoding Channel Number 1 channel, 60 FPS @ 4K (4096 x 2180), H.265 (HEVC), 10-bit or 
1 channel, 30 FPS @ 1080p (1920 × 1080), H.264 (AVC)/MPEG-4 Part 2 (XVID, DIVX5)/MPEG-2/VC-1
VPN Server
Maximum Connections 5
Environment & Packaging
Environment RoHS Compliant
Packaging Content Main Unit X 1
Accessory Pack X 1
AC Power Adapter X 1
AC Power Cord X 1
RJ-45 LAN Cable X 1
Quick Installation Guide X 1
Optional Accessories Surveillance Device License Pack
VS360HD
VS960HD
General
Networking Protocols CIFS
AFP
NFS
FTP
WebDAV
CalDAV
iSCSI
Telnet
SSH
SNMP
VPN (PPTP, OpenVPN)
Windows AD Domain Integration Domain Users login via Samba/AFP/FTP/File Station
HDD Management HDD Hibernation
S.M.A.R.T.
Dynamic Bad Sector Mapping
Security FTP over SSL/TLS
IP Auto-Block
Firewall
Encrypted Network Backup over Rsync
HTTPS Connection
Utilities Synology Assistant
Supported Clients Windows 7 and 10
Mac OS X 10.11 onward
Supported Browsers Chrome
Firefox
Internet Explorer 10 onwards
Safari 10 onwards
Safari (iOS 10 onwards)
Chrome (Android 6.0 onwards)
Supported Language English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Dansk, Norsk, Svenska, Nederlands, Русский, Polski, Magyar, Português do Brasil, Português Europeu, Türkçe, Český, 日本語, 한국어, 繁體中文, 简体中文