Powerful entry-level 4-bay NAS for home data backup and multimedia streaming
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Synology DiskStation DS418j is a 4-bay NAS server designed for home and personal users to effectively manage, protect and share data. Its new 64-bit dual-core processor provides large-capacity storage volume support for flexible data management. Synology DS418j is backed by Synology’s 2-year limited warranty.
- Powerful entry-level 4-bay NAS for home and personal usage
- 64-bit dual-core 1.4GHz processor
- 1 GB DDR4 memory, twice the size of its predecessor
- Over 112 MB/s sequential reading throughput and 108 MB/s sequential writing throughput
- Over 112 MB/s encrypted sequential reading throughput and 87 MB/s encrypted sequential writing throughput
- Over 40 TB raw single volume capacity
- Supports up to 16 IP cameras
- Brightness adjustable front LED indicators
Ideal Companion for Your Own Cloud
Synology DS418j is a powerful entry-level 4-bay network attached storage solution equipped with a 64-bit dual-core 1.4 GHz processor and 1GB RAM, delivering sequential reading throughput at over 112 MB/s and writing throughput at over 108 MB/s, and an encrypted sequential data transmission at over 112 MB/s reading and 87 MB/s writing1. The great combination of the 64-bit hardware and DiskStation Manager (DSM) allows DS418j to take advantage of large-capacity HDDs for flexible storage volume management as well as efficient file sharing and data backup.
Cross-Platform File Sharing and Data Synchronization
Synology DS418j supports comprehensive network protocols, ensuring a seamless file sharing experience across Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms. Windows AD and LDAP integration allows DS418j to fit quickly and effortlessly into any existing network environment without the necessity to recreate user accounts. Cloud Sync keeps your Dropbox, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, Baidu Cloud, and Box storages in sync with your personal DiskStation at home. The Cloud Station Suite enables you to sync files among multiple devices — Windows PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android tablets/ phones — easily keeping everything up-to-date. All the seamless file sharing over the Internet is protected at a high security level with the HTTPS, firewall, and IP auto-block mechanisms supported by DS418j.
Easy Backup Solutions
With block-level incremental backup and cross-version deduplication, Synology Hyper Backup provides multi-version backup with optimized storage utilization and allows data backup to multiple destinations - local shared folders, external hard drives, network shared folders, rsync servers, and public cloud services.
24/7 Security Solution
Synology Surveillance Station offers a centralized interface to manage IP cameras deployed in your workplace, allowing users traveling miles away to safeguard their environments by watching live views, recording events, and taking snapshots with computers or mobile devices. DS418j is an ideal surveillance solution as it is capable of hosting up to 16 IP cameras (480FPS at 720p). In addition to its intuitive setup and hassle-free interface, Surveillance Station features an optimized live view experience with on-screen operations, smart analytic tools like motion detection, and an alert system that sends instant notification through DS cam, SMS, and e-mail.
Synology provides mobile applications that allow you to enjoy the full variety of your multimedia library over the Internet on the go. Available on iOS, Android and Windows Phone platforms, DS photo, DS audio, DS video and DS file mobilize your Photo Station, Audio Station, Video Station and File Station by placing terabytes of multimedia content at your fingertips. What’s more, DS get makes it possible for you to manage and monitor your download tasks remotely anywhere, anytime.
Energy Efficient with Cool and Quiet Design
Synology DS418j is designed with energy efficiency in mind. Compared with its average PC counterpart, Synology DS418j consumes relatively little power at 21.22 watts while accessing and 8.97 watts when hard drive hibernation is enabled. The scheduled power on/off feature further reduces power consumption and operation cost.
Stream content to your TV
Turn your Synology NAS into a home media hub and stream your digital contents to your favorite devices such as computers, mobile devices, Samsung TV, Roku players, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, and DLNA devices.
Centralized backup storage for your computers
Back up any devices, whether it is a Windows computer, Mac, or other devices. Synology's comprehensive multi-version backup solution can protect your PC and NAS against malicious attacks including the rising encryption-based ransomware threats.
Synology Hybrid RAID (SHR) technology
Storage management is easy with Synology Hybrid RAID (SHR) technology. SHR is an automated RAID management system allowing you to easily create and expand storage volumes and migrate RAID types without requiring details on RAID. SHR provides 1 to 2-disk redundancy to safeguard your data during drive failures.
SHR maximizes the data capacity of your RAID when different sizes of HDDs are used.
- Easy Management
For novice users who have no technical background and still want to protect their data using RAID technology, a convenient installation wizard will guide you through all the steps during your first installation.
You can add new disks on the fly in Storage Manager with a simple click.
While creating a volume, you can plan ahead and leave empty and unallocated space for future usage.
Easy file access with QuickConnect
Access files on your Synology NAS over the Internet without the hassle of setting up port forwarding rules, DDNS, or other complicated network settings. QuickConnect allows you to connect via a simple customizable address (e.g. https://customID.quickconnect.to), so that you can instantly access media and work files on any Windows/Mac/Linux computer, laptop, or mobile device without additional charge.
Seamless integration with your devices
Synology mobile applications are designed to allow quick and secure access to your data wherever you are.
- DS Audio
- DS Photo
- DS Video
Powered by Synology DSM
Complete surveillance solution for recording, monitoring, and management.
Simplified backup solution for your Mac, PC, and mobile devices.
Powerful built-in file management and sharing services.
Award-winning operating system with an intuitive user interface and powerful capabilities.
Comprehensive built-in security tools are constantly updated to tackle evolving threats and protect your devices.
Complete multimedia solution for management, streaming, and playback.
- Status indicator
- LAN indicator
- Power button and indicator
- Drive status indicator
- 1GbE RJ-45 port
- Power port
- Kensington Security Slot
- USB 3.0 port
- Reset button
|CPU Model||Realtek RTD1293|
|CPU Frequency||Dual Core 1.4 GHz|
|Hardware Encryption Engine|
|System Memory||1 GB DDR4|
|Compatible Drive Type||
|Maximum Internal Raw Capacity||40 TB (10 TB HDD x 4) (Capacity may vary by RAID types)|
|Maximum Single Volume Size||108 TB|
|RJ-45 1GbE LAN Port||1|
|USB 3.0 Port||2|
|Notes||exFAT Access is purchased separately in Package Center.|
|Size (Height X Width X Depth)||184 mm x 168 mm x 230 mm|
|System Fan||80 mm x 80 mm x 2 pcs|
|Fan Speed Mode||
|Brightness adjustable front LED indicators|
|Noise Level||20.6 dB(A)|
|Scheduled Power On/Off|
|Wake on LAN/WAN|
|Power Supply Unit / Adapter||90W|
|AC Input Power Voltage||100V to 240V AC|
|Power Frequency||50/60 Hz, Single Phase|
|Power Consumption*||21.22 W (Access)
8.97 W (HDD Hibernation)
|British Thermal Unit||72.41 BTU/hr (Access)
30.61 BTU/hr (HDD Hibernation)
|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|
|Notes||Power consumption is measured when fully loaded with Western Digital 1TB WD10EFRX hard drive(s).|
|Networking protocol||SMB, AFP, NFS, FTP, WebDAV, CalDAV, iSCSI, Telnet, SSH, SNMP, VPN (PPTP, OpenVPN, L2TP)|
|Supported RAID type||Synology Hybrid RAID (SHR), Basic, JBOD, RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 6, RAID 10|
|File sharing capability||
|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 (customizable 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|
|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 synchronization 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: 16 (total of 480 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, customizable SMTP server|
|Note Station||Rich-text note organization and versioning, encryption, sharing, media embedding and attachments|
|Storage Analyzer||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|
|Security Advisor||Malware detection/removal, user account/password, network, system-related security scan|
|Antivirus Essential||Full system scan, scheduled scan, white list customization, 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, third-party packages 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 & Packaging:|
*Model specifications are subject to change without notice. Please refer to www.synology.com for the latest information.
1 Performance figures may vary depending on environment, usage, and configuration.
2 exFAT Access is purchased separately in Package Center.
Synology strives to enhance the performance of our NAS with every software update, even long after a product is launched. For enterprises and users that demand uncompromising performance from their servers, check the figures below to find the most suitable choice.
1GbE SMB - Sequential Throughput (64KB)
1GbE SMB - Sequential Throughput via Encrypted Shared Folder (64KB)
1GbE SMB - Windows File Transfer (3GB file x 1)
1GbE SMB - Windows File Transfer (1MB file x 3000)
1GbE SMB - Windows File Transfer via Encrypted Shared Folder (3GB file x 1)
1GbE SMB - Windows File Transfer via Encrypted Shared Folder (1MB file x 3000)
1GbE AFP - Mac File Transfer (3GB file x 1)
1GbE AFP - Mac File Transfer (1MB file x 3000)
1GbE Web Server - HTML Response Efficiency
|Responses per second||52010.11||3333.06||63488.82||23824.99||39699.81||23430.09||18668.92|
1GbE Web Server - PHP Response Efficiency
|Responses per second||10934.26||5996.57||13690.33||8874.15||8457.31||5585.42||3317|
- Operating System: DSM 6.1
- Volume Type: RAID 5 (4 bay), RAID 1 (2 bay), Basic (1 bay)
- DS416slim: Fully loaded with Intel 535 Series 240GB SSDSC2BW240H6 SSD
- Other models: Fully loaded with Seagate ST6000VN0001 6TB HDD
- File System:
- [1-bay] DS116, DS115j
- [2-bay] RS217, DS216, DS216play, DS216j, DS216se
- [4-bay] RS816, DS418, DS418j, DS416slim
- [2-bay] DS718+, DS218+
- [4-bay] RS815(RP)+, DS918+, DS418play
- 1GbE Network Environments:
- For models with single 1GbE LAN port: MTU 1500; connected to 1 client PC via HP 2530-48G switch
- For models with multiple 1GbE LAN ports: Link Aggregation is enabled for Sequential Throughput tests; MTU 1500; connected to client PCs via HP 2530-48G switch
- 1GbE SMB Network Environments:
- For NAS models with single 1GbE LAN port: Intel Core i7-3770 3.40GHz; 32GB DDR3-1866; RAMdisk with 14GB source partition and 14GB target partition; Intel Gigabit CT; MTU 1500; Windows 7 64-bit
- For NAS models with multiple 1GbE LAN ports: Intel Core i7-3770 3.40GHz; 4GB DDR3-1600; Intel 520 (120GB) SSD x 2; striped volume; Intel Gigabit CT; MTU 1500; Windows 7 64-bit
- IOMeter setting for Sequential Throughput tests: Continuously read from/write to a single 8GB file for 3 minutes; Block size: 64KB
- 1GbE Web Server Network Environment:
- Intel Core i7-6700 3.40GHz; 16GB DDR4-2133; Intel Gigabit CT; MTU 1500; Ubuntu 16.04
- (html) wrk -t 8 -c [10-250] -d 60s -H "Host: benchmark" http://DS_IP/index.html
- (php) wrk -t 8 -c [10-250] -d 60s -H "Host: benchmark"http://DS_IP/echo.php
- 1GbE AFP Network Environment: Mac Mini; 2.3GHz 4 core Intel Core i7; 16GB DDR3-1600; RAMdisk with 7GB source partition and 4GB target partition; MTU 1500; OSX 10.9
- Performance figures are achieved in the Synology lab by using very powerful client computers with optimized network settings, and could vary in different environments. Regular office desktop or notebook computers may not be able to reproduce these figures.
Download the Synology DiskStation DS418j Datasheet (PDF).