Model: Synology DiskStation DS418j 4-Bay NAS Server
Manufacturer: Synology
Provided By: Synology

As one of the biggest names in the network-attached storage (NAS) industry, Synology doesn't need much of an introduction. Founded in 2000 by two former Microsoft employees, this Taiwanese company creates network-attached storage, IP surveillance solutions and network equipment for the home and small to medium sized business markets. By taking full advantage of the latest technologies, Synology aims to help users centralize data storage and backup, share files on-the-go, implement professional surveillance solutions, and manage network in reliable and affordable ways.

This fall, Synology launched its latest budget-friendly 4-bay NAS, the DiskStation DS418j. Designed for home and personal usage, this energy-efficient NAS is equipped with a 64-bit dual-core 1.4 GHz processor, 1GB of DDR4 RAM, two USB 3.0 ports and a gigabit Ethernet port and is capable of delivering up to 112 MB/s read and 108 MB/s write speeds. The DS418j also runs the latest version of Synology's award-winning DiskStation Manager (DSM) operating system which offers a wide range of applications for cross-platform file sharing, data backup, cloud synchronization and multimedia streaming.

Synology DiskStation DS418j 4-Bay NAS Server
Processor Realtek RTD1293 dual-core 1.4GHz
Memory 1GB DDR4
Hard Disk Drive 4 x 3.5” or 2.5” SATA HDD/SSD
LAN 1 x 1GbE (RJ-45)
External Ports 2 x USB 3.0
Dimensions 184 x 168 x 230 mm
Weight 2.21 kg
Power Consumption 21.22 W (Access)
8.97 W (HDD Hibernation)
Temperature 5°C to 40°C (Operating)
-20°C to 60°C (Storage)
Relative Humidity 5% to 95% RH
Power Supply 90W AC power adapter, 100-240V
System Fan 2 x 80 mm x 80 mm

Needless to say, this is only a taste of what Synology's latest entry-level 4-bay NAS has to offer. To give you an idea of what to expect, we'll take a look at the DS418j's features and then put it through its paces to see how it performs. Does Synology's new 4-bay NAS have what it takes? Is it the best bang for your buck? Keep reading as we find out.

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