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Synology Introduces Value Series 4-Bay Multimedia Center

Discussion in 'Synology' started by Julio Urquidi, Sep 29, 2017.

  1. Julio Urquidi

    Julio Urquidi News Editor

    Apr 12, 2016
    The DS418play is a new addition to Synology's "Value" series positioned as a home multimedia center.

    It runs Synology’s DiskStation Manager OS 6.1 and is powered by Intel’s Celeron J3355 2 GHz dual core processor (with burst up to 2.5 GHz), 2 GB DDR3L RAM (expandable to 6 GB), and supports two channels of H.265/H.264 4K transcoding. The 4-bay NAS supports 3.5” and 2.5” SATA HDDs, 2.5” SATA SSDs, and employs AES-256 encryption to protect data. Supported redundant disk types include RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 6, and RAID 10, as well as Synology’s Hybrid RAID, basic and JBOD drive configurations.

    Interfaces on DS418play include two GbE ports that are link aggregable and two USB 3.0 ports.

    The DS418play's MSRP is $429.99 and it will be in stores shortly.
  2. tmac1900

    tmac1900 New Around Here

    Sep 27, 2017
    I been looking into getting one of these Synology boxes

    But the CPU/SoC is a bit lame other than it's codec accelerators



    >Meanwhile on the media side of matters, the media encode and decode functionality is similarly upgraded, bringing it up to par with Skylake.
    >Relative to its direct predecessor, Intel has gifted Apollo Lake with significantly better capabilities than Braswell, including full hardware acceleration for HEVC Main Profile (8-bit) and VP9 video decoding.
    Last edited: Sep 29, 2017
  3. moron+genius

    moron+genius Occasional Visitor

    Aug 23, 2014
    Would this be a good choice for a Plex server?

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