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Synology introduces FlashStation FS1018 and DiskStation DS218

By Nestor Domingo Jr - on 28 Dec 2017, 5:33pm

Synology introduces FlashStation FS1018 and DiskStation DS218

Synology introduced in December the FlashStation FS1018 and DiskStation DS1218, two feature-rich NAS devices capable of providing media streaming, file sharing, and data backup features in desktop form factors.

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The FS1018 is a powerful and compact 12-bay, low latency, all-SSD desktop NAS that is powered by an Intel Pentium Pentium D1508 dual-core CPU and 8GB DDR4 EEC RAM, expandable up to 32GB. It also has four plug-and-play Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports to offer and support higher performance options.

This cutting-edge hardware also sports the all-new Virtual Machine Manager which enables you to test new software in sandboxes, isolate your customer’s machines, and increase the flexibility of your server.

"Designing a form factor that satisfies the need for both performance and drive capacity was crucial. The FS1018 offers 12 SSD bays on a scale optimal for any desktop," said Jason Fan, Product Manager at Synology Inc.

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On the other hand, the DS218 is a 2-bay NAS device armed with a 64-bit quad-core processor delivering sequential throughput at over 112MBps reading and 112MBps writing. It comes with a 2GB DDR4 memory that has four times the capacity of its predecessor. It is also optimized for 10-bit 4K H.265 video transcoding via Video Station.

"4K video content is becoming more and more common. The DS218 is also optimized for 10-bit 4K H.265 video transcoding. If your device is not capable of 4K video playback, the DS218 provides online 4K video transcoding to 1080p and below for a smoother experience," said Michael Wang, Product Manager at Synology Inc.

Both the FS1019 and the DS218 run on DiskStation Manager, the advanced and intuitive operating system for Synology NAS devices. The system also comes with various applications offered to enhance work productivity. Over the years, Synology earned numerous media awards.

The FS1018 and the DS218 are available at local distributors nationwide for the price of PhP 88,999 and PhP 15,999 respectively. For more information about the FS1018 andthe  DS218, visit Synology’s website.