Synology DiskStation DS218+ Driver Download. Finally. After much consideration of taking the money for a NAS, I have not regretted it for a day. I grabbed extra directly to the Plus model, in order to be prepared for the future. Likewise, I upgraded directly to a total of 10GB of RAM.
Synology DiskStation DS218+ Volume:
This could be even quieter. For me, the NAS is under the TV in the living room in a TV cabinet with rear wall. The very quiet fan noise is thrown back through the open cabinet. Possibly. I'm thinking about using a silent adapter. However, you only hear the NAS when there are no sounds in the room. So acceptable with the cinema sound!
I bought the NAS primarily to backup my pictures, after which 2 external HDD have smoked me. Also have a WD MyBook Live with 3TB. This is me without RAID but in the long run too unsafe. Besides, the MyBook Live is extremely slow.
Synology DiskStation DS218+ Speed:
When I put the NAS into operation, I experienced a true speed rush. I operate the NAS in the WLAN AC network and have transfer rates of up to 65MB / s. With the MyBook, I can do 9 MB / s if at all. The speed is even enough to edit RAW files in Lightroom. Of course, expect no SSD performance, but it works.
In addition to photos, I have now also liked to use the NAS as a media server. Here I have found the variant RasPlex on a Raspberry Pi for me as the best and most fluid solution. The NAS is running the Plex server and the Pi is the RasPlex client. Connected in the network over 1000 line. Everything is supported by DTS sound, mkv containers, H265 codecs etc.
Synology DiskStation DS218+ Software Download
I had the internal VideoStation tried, but which fails to DTS. However, an installation by ffmpeg did not bring any real success. So again a crutch. Then try to set up everything via the fireTV stick with Plex. But here also no AC3 support etc and then the connection goes directly to the knee at 1080p and high bit rate. Also Kodi on the TVstick brought no satisfied success. In summary: If you are looking for good quality, fast performance and good sound, then you will not pass a wired system. The integration of the RasberryPi has also moved me directly to build a DIY Ambilight with HyperCon. And that bucks right now.
What is also very successful are the whole apps. Be it the DS Photo or Audio App. The DS Photo App is very fast with external access and large photos can be quickly presented to colleagues and family. Also, I've included this in my iPhone so that automatically the mobile photos are uploaded to the NAS.
My better half can also access the music from your phone and collect and listen to your audiobooks. I know that all these services can be realized with other apps and platforms as well, but these very isolated solutions are always crutches for me. Here are photos on flickr, as data on Dropbox or Onedrive and music about the stressful and for me still the most complicated program iTunes. (and God knows, I have enough experience in the field of technology stuff). Besides, for me, this very possibility of being myself master of and about his data is also a positive side effect.
Next, the settings are very diverse. Alone the timed switching off, switching on, Wake on Lan, or the mundane "turn off the LED's" at 20.00 clock, so I can watch undisturbed movies, is great.
In summary: Real enthusiasm and worth every penny. I completely forget that I wanted to use the NAS primarily for archiving photos. Due to the possibilities, 4TB might not be enough for me at least.
LINK DOWNLOAD (DRIVER, SOFTWARE, APPS):
DSM is the operating system of DS218+. The update includes the latest features and enhancements.
Synology Assistant is a desktop utility that searches for Synology DiskStations in the local area network. It helps you set up and install DSM on your DiskStation, connect to network or multi-functional printers shared by your DiskStation, setup Wake on LAN (WOL), or view monitored resources of your DiskStation.
Drive for PC, the desktop utility of the DSM add-on package, Drive, allows you to sync and share files owned by you or shared by others between a centralized Synology NAS and multiple client computers.
The Chat desktop application is a feature-rich desktop native client developed for Windows, MacOS, and Linux platforms, allowing you to enjoy the instant messaging service on your PC.
Note Station Client
Note Station for desktop connects you with Note Station on your Synology NAS. You can manage all the notes/to-do list offline, right from your local computer.
Cloud Station Drive
Cloud Station Drive is an application designed to synchronize files between your Synology NAS and PCs via the Internet, ensuring that your data is always up-to-date and enabling you to easily access your files. Even when the Internet connection is not available, you can still view and edit your files offline, and all the changes made will be automatically synced to your Synology NAS and PCs once the Internet connection is restored.
Cloud Station Backup
Cloud Station Backup is a backup service that allows you to back up your files from multiple client computers to a centralized Synology NAS.
Hyper Backup Explorer
A desktop tool for browsing, decrypting, and extracting different versions of backup data in Hyper Backup repositories
Ubuntu & Fedora
ActiveBackup for Business Agent
Active Backup for Business is the all-in-one backup solution, designed for streamlining and enhancing data protection in businesses' diverse IT environments. Before protecting and backing up data stored on personal computers as well as physical Windows Servers, this Active Backup Agent is required to be installed on the target device to carry out the designed backup tasks and store the backed up data. As the management is centralized on the server end, most of the actions require either DSM or device's administrative privilege.
Active Backup for Business Recovery Tool
Active Backup for Business, the all-in-one backup solution supporting bare-metal and volume-level recovery. To restore a PC or physical server back to a specific point in time, the Active Backup for Business Recovery Tool is required on customizable recovery media. You can download the tool here and follow the recovery media creation guide for future recoveries.
Photo Station Uploader
Photo Station Uploader is an app for bulk uploading photos and videos to Photo Station. It creates thumbnails and converts videos to playable and high quality formats using the processing power of your computer instead of consuming the system resources of your DiskStation. It is integrated with the context menu in File Explorer or Finder on your Windows PC or Mac, so that you can upload photos by right-clicking.
Mac (OS X 10.6 & 10.7)
Surveillance Station Client
Surveillance Station Client is a desktop utility which provides quick, simple and powerful way to access Surveillance Station on your Synology products. With this utility, you can now enjoy smoother live-view experience, improved performance while launching different applications, and be free from browser limitations.
Transactions Device Simulator
Transactions Device Simulator is a user interface simulation program for Point of Service (POS). You can easily add Transaction Device Simulator to Surveillance Station to test all the functions of Transactions.
Transactions Compatibility Tool
Transactions Compatibility Tool is designed to test the compatibility of Point of Service (POS) and third-party software with Surveillance Station. Since the Transactions application provides a general interface to receive the data sent by POS or third-party software, the list of compatible manufacturers cannot be provided. Therefore, Transactions Compatibility Tool allows you to check the compatibility before purchasing a Synology product.
Evidence Integrity Authenticator
Evidence Integrity Authenticator is a Windows/Mac application that validates and confirms that the recordings and screenshots made by Synology Surveillance Station have not been tampered with since its original recording. Other than approve the recordings’ embedded digital signature, this tool also display the exact recording time and DiskStation serial number.
Presto Desktop Client
The intuitive Presto desktop client enables users to securely and rapidly exchange data on all major platforms.
Snapshot Manager for Windows
Synology Snapshot Manager software plugin for Windows Server allows you to create application-consistent snapshots in DSM. For Windows environment, you can install Synology Snapshot Manager for Windows Server. After installation, when a snapshot is triggered on DSM, Synology Snapshot Manager will use the Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) technology to produce consistent point-in-time copies of data. Synology Snapshot Manager for Windows Server also supports performing snapshots when triggered by 3rd party software via VSS.
Snapshot Manager for VMware
Synology Snapshot Manager software plugin for VMware vCenter Server allows you to create application-consistent snapshots in DSM. For VMware environments, you can install Synology Snapshot Manager for VMware vCenter Server on Windows Server. After installation, when a snapshot is triggered on DSM, vCenter Server will be notified and flush all the data from memory to the LUN to guarantee data consistency. Once the snapshot is complete, vCenter Server will resume normal I/O operation of VMware datastore.
VMware vCenter 6
VMware Storage Replication Adapter
iSCSI LUN replication can be managed via VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager by installing Synology SRA on VMware Site Recovery Manager servers.
NFS Plug-in for VMware VAAI
To enable VMware VAAI on your NFS datastores, you need to install Synology NFS VAAI Plug-in on each ESXi host. NFS VAAI Plug-in can be installed directly on an ESXi server from the command line, or through the VMware Update Manager (VUM). For detailed instructions, please refer to the README file.
Guest Tool for Virtual Machine Manager
This tool improves the compatibility of Windows virtual machines running on Synology NAS. It includes VirtIO drivers required for Windows and Synology Guest Agent, optimizing snapshots and other functions of virtual machines.
Synology Cloud Sync Decryption Tool
A desktop tool to decrypt data encrypted by Cloud Sync.