by Adam Armstrong

Synology Introduces DiskStation DS418j

Today Synology Inc. released their latest budget friendly, 4-bay NAS, the DiskStation DS418j. This new value series NAS is aimed at home users looking to manage, protect, and share data such as multimedia. As with all Synology NAS products, the DS418j is powered by the award winning DSM.

The new NAS comes equipped with a 64-bit dual-core CPU and 1GB of DDR4 memory that allow it to hit performance numbers of 112 MB/s read and 87 MB/s write under a RAID 5 configuration in a Windows environment. The NAS can have up to 40TB of total capacity with 4 x 10TB HDDs. Being geared toward home use, the DS486j has brightness controls for its LED indicator lights and only uses 21.22W in full operation and 8.97W in hibernation.

Synology DS418j key specifications:

  • CPU
    • CPU Model: Realtek RTD1293
    • CPU Architecture: 64-bit
    • CPU Frequency: Dual Core 1.4 GHz
  • Memory: 1GB of DDR4
  • Storage
    • Drive bays: 4
    • Compatible drive types:
      • 3.5" SATA HDD
      • 2.5" SATA HDD
      • 2.5" SATA SSD
    • Maximum internal capacity: 40TB
  • Ports:
    • 1x RJ-45 1GbE LAN port
    • 2x USB 3.0
  • Files system:
    • Internal Drives: EXT4
    • External Drives:       
      • EXT4
      • EXT3
      • FAT
      • NTFS
      • HFS+
      • exFAT
  • Pysical:
    • HxWxD: 184 mm x 168 mm x 230 mm
    • Weight: 2.21kg
  • Warranty: 2-year


Synology DiskStation DS418j is available now.

Synology DiskStation DS418j product page

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