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Synology launches the DS418play 4-bay NAS

Synology have delivered the perfect ultra-high definition multimedia center
By: Shaun Grimley | Storage News | Posted: Sep 29, 2017 12:45 pm

Synology have released their latest 4-bay NAS that is perfect for serving as an ultra-high definition multimedia center, introducing the DiskStation DS418play. Powered by a new 2.0GHz (2.5Ghz boost) Intel Celeron dual-core processor, the DS418play supports real-time transcoding for up two channels of H.264/H.265 4K video simultaneously. This NAS also features 2GB DDR3L memory, which can be expanded up to 6GB and Dual 1GbE LAN ports.




"Mobile devices supporting 4K video recording are becoming increasingly popular. However, since 4K video clips are capacity-consuming and not all TVs at home support 4K video playback, users tend to record videos with lower resolution as an alternative," said Michael Wang, product manager at Synology Inc. "With DS418play supporting up to 40TB of raw capacity, users can store their favorite videos in ultra-high definition, organize and share videos with families and friends effortlessly, and transcode videos on-the-fly to allow video playback on devices that do not support 4K."


With Link Aggregation enabled, DS418play delivers excellent encrypted data throughput at over 226 MB/s reading and 185 MB/s writing. User's digital assets are protected by AES-256 encryption that allows them to enjoy high-performance data transmission.


All this impressive hardware is useless without the appropriate software support, the DS418play runs DiskStation Manager (DSM) 6.1, the most advanced and intuitive operating system for Synology NAS devices.


Available now, for more information head over to the Synology website.

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