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Thursday, September 28, 2017

Synology Announces the DS418 Play

As 2017 slowly comes to an end, that means it's time for new models and versions of everything for 2018. Synology isn't an exception as they just released their 4-bay DS418play. The "Play" line normally is a media-centric line that can handle real time transcoding for things like plex and the built in Video Station. The big selling point on this NAS is the fact that you can stream 2 different channels of video in both h.264 and h.265 up to 4K! As 4k video can eat storage for breakfast, we are given 4 drive slots for the HDD of your choosing.

Pricing should be available real soon. Until then, read over the press release.

From Synology:




Release Date: 28 September 2017
Synology® Introduces DiskStation DS418play More powerful, more entertainment

Bellevue, Wash. —September 28, 2017—Synology® Inc. announced the official launch of the DiskStation DS418play, a 4-bay NAS ideal for serving as a home multimedia center.
DS418play is equipped with a dual-core 2GHz processor capable of bursting up to 2.5GHz. It comes with 2GB DDR3L memory by default, which is twice the size of its predecessor, and expands up to 6GB to enhance multi-tasking operations. Powered by a new hardware transcoding engine, DS418play supports up to two channels of H.265/H.264 4K video transcoding. 
"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."
The processor of DS418play supports AES-NI hardware accelerated encryption. With Link Aggregation enabled, DS418play delivers excellent encrypted data throughput at over 226 MB/s reading and 185 MB/s writing. Users' digital assets are protected by AES-256 encryption, which allows them to enjoy high-performance data transmission.
DS418play runs on DiskStation Manager (DSM) 6.1, the advanced and intuitive operating system for Synology NAS devices, with various applications offered to enhance work productivity. Synology has received numerous media accolades, topping the mid-range NAS category in TechTarget's storage solution survey and winning PC Mag Readers' Choice seven years in a row.
For more information on DS418play, please visit https://www.synology.com/products/DS418play

Synology at a Glance
Synology creates network attached storage, IP surveillance solutions, and network equipment that transform the way users manage data, conduct surveillance, and manage network in the cloud era. By taking full advantage of the latest technologies, Synology aims to help users centralize data storage and backup, share files on-the-go, implement professional surveillance solutions, and manage network in reliable and affordable ways. Synology is committed to delivering products with forward-thinking features and the best in class customer services

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