Synology has launched a new product lineup featuring: the DS3018xs, the company’s first 6-bay tower NAS with optional 10GbE and NVMe SATA SSD supports; plus-series DS918+, DS718+, and DS218+, and the value-series DS418.
To allow for high performance using SSD cache without occupying internal drive bays, DS3018xs features a PCIe slot, which can be installed with a dual M.2 SATA SSD adapter card (M2D17). DS918+ comes with dedicated dual M.2 NVMe slots at the bottom where you can directly install M.2 NVMe SSDs. DS418 features 10-bit H.265 4K video transcoding, and while supporting the next-generation Btrfs file system in DSM 6.2 official, expected to release in the first quarter of 2018.
DS3018xs, Synology’s first 6-bay tower NAS, features the Intel’s advanced Pentium D1508 dual-core 2.2GHz processor with an AES-NI encryption engine; offering scalability of RAM up to 32GB and storage capacity up to 30 drives with two Synology DX1215. In addition to four Gigabit LAN ports, DS3018xs takes advantage of boosting maximum throughput with an optional 10GbE network interface card, delivering stunning performance at over 2,230 MB/s sequential reading and 265,000 sequential read IOPS.
The DS918+ and DS718+ are powered by Intel‘s Celeron J3455 quad-core processor. DS218+ is powered by Intel’s Celeron J3355 dual core processor. Both models are equipped with AES-NI hardware encryption engine and support up to two channels of H.265/H.264 4K video transcoding.DS918+’s RAM is scalable up to 8GB, while DS718+ and DS218+ are scalable up to 6GB. DS918+ and DS718+ are equipped with two LAN ports, and their storage capacity can be scaled up to nine and seven drives, respectively, with Synology’s DX517 expansion unit.
The DS418 is equipped with a 1.4GHz quad-core processor with hardware encryption engine, 2 GB RAM, and two LAN ports. Powered by the hardware transcoding engine, DS418 supports H.265 4K transcoding allowing it to serve as your media library.