Synology NAS - Hardware and Setup

Your own private cloud - Synology DS218 offers massive storage capacity that makes it easy to create your own private cloud and maintain complete control over your data. Boost work productivity with enhanced collaboration tools and further protect your data with robust backup solutions.

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Bulletproof backup

Maintain control of your data and ensure your files are safe with Synology. We provide secure, reliable, and affordable solutions that make it easy to backup files for all your devices and protect yourself from accidental data loss.

Personal multimedia hub

With support for Smart TV's, Roku players, Apple TV, and Chromecast, easily stream digital content stored on your DiskStation to your TV's and tablets. Create the ultimate media server by streaming through DLNA-certified products, media players, and gaming consoles.

File sharing and syncing

With comprehensive support for network file sharing protocols — like CIFS, AFP, NFS, FTP and more — DiskStation allows the entire office to centralize files and collaborate on projects. Or synchronize files across multiple devices or even across several locations so remote teams can work together.

24/7 smart security solution

Surveillance Station delivers intelligent monitoring and video management tools such as managing multiple IP cameras with live streaming, integration of I/O modules and more to help safeguard all the important places in your life.

The first time we discovered the Synology DS218 was when a long time client asked for our help because they had been just moved into a new office and were getting bids for having a server installed on their network. They had less than ten users on the network at the time, and the main goal was for them to have all of their data in one place so that all the team members would be able to access the data while they were in the office as when they were at home or on a business trip.

They needed the data to be secure and they needed private folders with permissions and access that could be defined by an administrator. They also wanted all the data to be backed up to a cloud service with minimal management.

After researching various options, we came to the conclusion that what they really needed was a high quality network attached storage solution that would also give them room to grow. No server and no gigantic bill for licensing and configuration.

We spent about 4 hours configuring the NAS before we went onsite to install it, and another two hours onsite. The was it! The Synology DS218 was installed and working. Since we configured the Synology DS218 there has been a total of two hours of technical support and remote administration. It is an amazing product that we loved so much that we bought one for our own shop.