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Synology DiskStation DS918+ 4-bay NAS Review

  

The Synology DiskStation DS918+ arrives in a smallish brown box with a label on the top right-hand corner. The label contains an image of the unit and which of the DiskStation series it is. Under the image is a panel with four icons representing features of the DS918+; Quad core CPU with AES-NI, the fact it supports two M.2 NVMe SSDs, uses the Btrfs file system and that it supports 4K H.264/H.265 transcoding.

The rear of the box has a label in the bottom right-hand corner and this has front and rear images of the DS918+ with spot points of the various ports and LEDS. Under this sits a hardware and box contents panel.

  

Both sides of the box have icons along the bottom showing some of the uses and features of the DS916+; Mobile Management, Surveillance, Backup, Data Security, File Sharing, Anywhere Access, Cloud Sync and Multimedia.

The box bundle contains everything you need to get started; PGB EA11011D-120 power adapter (rated at 100W), a pair of Ethernet cables, fixing screws for 2.5in drives, two drive bay keys, a quick install guide and a leaflet with an offer of a month’s free trial of Synology’s C2 Backup service.

C2 is a cloud backup service designed specifically for Synology NAS devices which uses military grade AES-256 and RSA-2048 encryption to protect your data during transmission and while its being stored on the cloud.

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