Synology unveils new XS, Plus and Value storage solutions

Synology delivers a new range of storage products, including the XS Series DS3018xs: 6-slots Synology 6-Series Tower model and support for optional 10 GbE and M.2 SATA SSDs; DS918 +, DS718 + and DS218 + from the Plus series: for intensive loads; DS418 from the Value series: introduction of 4K transcoding capability over the internet.

The DS3018xs has a PCIe slot that can be installed with a dual M.2 SATA SSD adapter card (M2D17), allowing ultimate SSD cache performance without inserting slots for internal drives. The DS918 + has special double M.2 NVMe slots at the bottom, where the user can directly install M.2 NVMe-SSDs. DS418 has 10-bit H.265 4K video transcoding. Btrfs provides reliable data protection thanks to snapshot capabilities that can resolve internal errors and reset at any time.

XS Series
The DS3018xs, the first 6-slots Synology Tower model, is compact but powerful and features the advanced Intel Pentium D1508 dual-core 2.2 GHz Turbo Boost to 2.6 GHz with AES-NI- encryption engine. The RAM can be expanded to 32 GB, while in combination with two Synology DX1215 systems, a storage capacity of up to 30 discs can be realized. In addition to the four Gigabit LAN ports, the DS3018xs utilizes a maximum throughput with an optional 10 GbE network card, resulting in 2.230 MB / sec. sequential readings and 265,000 consecutive IOPS readings can be achieved.

Plus series
DS918 + and DS718 + work based on an Intel Celeron J3455 quad-core processor. DS218 + works on an Intel Celeron J3355 dual core processor. All these models feature an AES-NI engine for hardware encryption. The Plus Series NAS servers have a transcoder engine and support up to two channels with H.265 / H.264 video transcoding in 4K. The RAM can be scaled up to 8GB for the DS918 + and up to 6GB for the other two products, allowing you to perform more intensive tasks at once. The DS918 + and DS718 + have two LAN ports. Their storage capacity can be expanded to 9 and 7 discs in combination with a Synology DX517.

“The DS3018xs respond to the demands of our customers and forms an extensive desktop model that is directly applicable to businesses. Thanks to the DS3018xs, it has never been so easy to run business-critical applications or implement virtualization capabilities, “said Vic Hsu (photo), CEO of Synology Inc. “The new DS918 +, DS718 + and DS218 + are optimized for use as digital video library and provide excellent experiences with live video transcoding in HD.”

Value Series
The DS418 features a 1.4GHz quad-core processor with hardware encryption engine, 2GB RAM and two LAN ports. The DS418 supports H.265 transcoding in 4K based on the hardware transcoding engine and can be used as a media library. The DS418 is ideal for business and private users who want to manage, protect and share their critical data efficiently.

DS3018xs, DS918 +, DS718 +, DS218 + and DS418 work with DiskStation Manager (DSM) 6.1, a network storage device operating system.

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