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Synology DS918+ SMB NAS Review

By: Tyler Bernath | SOHO NAS/DAS in Storage | Posted: Feb 7, 2018 4:00 pm
TweakTown Rating: 85%Manufacturer: Synology

Packaging and a Closer Look

 

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The 918+ carries a sticker at the top right with identification information. This includes hardware features listed along the bottom.

 

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Scope of delivery includes two ethernet cables, the power brick and drive bay keys.

 

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The front of the unit houses all four bays, drive locks at the bottom. To the right, we have activity LEDs for each slot and overall status. At the bottom, we have one USB 3.0 port and the power button.

 

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On the back, we have dual 92mm fans for even cooling of the components. Under this, we have both of the 1Gbe ports and eSATA port. To the right, we have a Kensington lock slot and USB 3.0 port.

 

 

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The bottom houses both m.2 2280 slots, both of which allow toolless installation of drives.

 

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The drive trays are plastic and tool-less but do offer vibration dampening with rubber rings.

 

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The NAS backplane supports both SATA and SAS drives.

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