New NAS units unveiled at Synology


The FlashStation FS1018 is a powerful 12-bay, low-latency, all-SSD NAS powered by an Intel Pentium D1508 dual-core CPU.

It has eight gigabytes of DDR4 EEC RAM, expandable up to 32GB.

There are four plug-and-play Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports and selected network add-on cards can be installed with a PCIe 3×8 slot, providing more than 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 the testing of software in sandboxes, isolating connected machines and increases server flexibility.

“Designing a form factor that satisfies the need for both performance and drive capacity was crucial,” said product manager Jason Fan.

The DiskStation DS218 is a two-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 of DDR4 memory, four times the capacity of its predecessor.

The DS218 is also optimised for 10-bit 4K H.265 video transcoding via Video Station.

Michael Wang, another product manager at Synology, noted that 4K video content is “becoming more and more common”.

“If your device isn’t capable of 4K video playback, the DS218 provides online 4K video transcoding to 1080p and below for a smoother experience.”

The FS1018 and DS218 run on DiskStation Manager, the intuitive operating system for Synology NAS devices, with various applications offered to enhance work productivity.

Synology has received several media accolades, topping the mid-range NAS category in TechTarget magazine’s storage-solution survey and winning PC Mag Readers’ Choice seven years in a row.