Video: [Tek Syndicate] Synology 2018 Break Down

Brand/Manufacturer Winner: Synology

They seem to have the best software and seems the most compatible with Windows and Apple. So this is the one that I’ll be going with.

The Machines:

The Name Meanings

  • XX: DS (Disk Station) | RS (Rack Station)
  • _##: 4 (4 Bays) | 15 (5 Bays that can be expanded)
  • #_ _: 18 (Made in 2018)
  • +: + | xs | xs+ (Better and More Options)

DS218/DS418 (Best Value)

  • 4 ARM Cores
  • 4K Transcoding (1ch)
  • 2GB Memory
  • 64bit Platform (Btrfs Snapshot?)

DS418play (Multimedia Value)

  • 2 Intel Cores
  • 4K Transcoding (2ch)
  • Up To 6GB Memory

DS218+ (Home Multimedia Center)

  • 2 Intel Cores
  • 4K Transcoding (2ch)
  • Up To 6GB Memory

DS718+ (2 Bay Best Performance)

  • 4 Intel Apollo Lake Cores
  • 4K Transcoding (2ch)
  • Up To 6GB Memory

DS918+ (4 Bay Best Performance)

  • 4 Intel Apollo Lake Cores
  • nvme SSD Cache
  • Up To 8GB Memory

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