Product Comparison: Synology DS218+ vs Synology DS718+

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General Specifications
About the Product
Equipped with a dual-core processor and AES-NI hardware encryption engine, DS218+ delivers exceptional file transfer speeds. Supporting real-time 4K video streaming, DS218+ is ideal not only for protecting critical data but for storing ultra-high definition media contents as well.
Synology Disk Station DS718+ features a quad-core processor with AES-NI hardware encryption engine, providing outstanding performance and data encryption acceleration along with real-time transcoding of 4K content.
Key Specs
Hard Drive Capacity
24 TB
6 TB
Number Of Slots
2 -bay
2 -bay
Storage Drive Type
2.5”, 3.5”
3.5”, 2.5”
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Synology DS218+ 24TB NAS Solution
  • The DS218+ was a huge step up even though I'm not taking advantage of all the different applications that are available for it. Great number of slots.
Synology DS718+ 6TB Desktop NAS Unit
  • I hooked the drive up right away, the setup was pretty easy.
  • Demonstrates excellent performance, I like that I can fit 2 drives.
  • I paired this unit up with 2x WD Red Pro 2TB drive.
  • I just wanted something for backup of the main drive on my PC. This is good storage with nice 2 slots.
  • Useless system can't read most external drives.
Size & Weight
9.1 in.
6.18 in.
4.2 in.
4.07 in.
6.5 in.
9.13 in.
2.87 lbs.
3.83 lbs.
Intel Celeron J3355
Intel Celeron J3455
2 GB
2 GB
RAID Support
Synology Hybrid RAID, Basic, RAID 0, RAID 1
Synology Hybrid RAID, Basic, JBOD, RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 6, RAID 10
Compact yet powerful storage solution, 4K Multimedia Server, Digital asset protection, Easy file access with QuickConnect
Ultimate file management and sharing, Synchronize files across your devices, Surveillance Station, Desktop Backup, DSM UI, All-in-one server
Included Software
NFS Plug-in for VMware VAAI, Snapshot Manager for Windows, Snapshot Manager for VMware, Cloud Sync Decryption Tool, Cloud Station Backup, Cloud Station Drive, Evidence Integrity Authenticator, Photo Station Uploader, Cloud Station, Synology Assistant, Synology Web Assistant
Universal Search, Hyper Backup, Active Backup for Server, Backup tool, Cloud Station Suite, Cloud Sync, Virtual Machine Manager, High Availability Manager, Snapshot Replication, MailPlus, Note Station, Storage Analyzer, Security Advisor, iOS/Android applications, Windows Phone applications
What customers say about "Features"
Synology DS218+ 24TB NAS Solution
  • Syslog server is great. Really handy if your router or firewall can send logs.
  • To start off out of the box the L2TP VPN never worked.
Synology DS718+ 6TB Desktop NAS Unit
  • I stream movies from it at home with a Roku and it’s flawless!
  • CPU handles streaming and hosting Minecraft with no issues. Streams UHD movies just fine.
  • Easily handles all tasks without maxing out the CPU or RAM.
  • This is a very nice unit, plenty of CPU power and fast disk read/write speeds with good-quality drives installed.
  • Order this to serve as a media storage, plex server, and torrenting machine. Great CPU and RAM.
LAN Speed
1000 Mbps
1000 Mbps
Number of LAN
Number of USB
What customers say about "Interfaces"
Synology DS718+ 6TB Desktop NAS Unit
  • Supports external USB drives and the speed is very consistent even when I try to access the files over the internet.
  • Since the USB port is USB type 3, I thought the copy would go pretty quickly.
  • I can copy the whole library to my laptop in a few minutes via USB.
  • So many features and amazing software support. Has 2 LAN and 3 USB. Great!
  • Wish Synology would offer USB-C ports, but USB 3.0 works well.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
2 year(s)
3 year(s)
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