Comparison results

DS218play DS220+ DS220j
Hardware Specs
Hardware Specifications
CPU
CPU Model Realtek RTD1296 Intel Celeron J4025 Realtek RTD1296
CPU Quantity 1 1 1
CPU Architecture 64-bit 64-bit 64-bit
CPU Frequency 4-core 1.4 GHz 2-core 2.0 (base) / 2.9 (burst) GHz 4-core 1.4 GHz
Hardware Encryption Engine
Hardware Encryption Engine (AES-NI)
Memory
System Memory 1 GB DDR4 non-ECC 2 GB DDR4 non-ECC 512 MB DDR4 non-ECC
Total Memory Slots 1
Maximum Memory Capacity 6 GB (2 GB + 4 GB)
Notes Synology reserves the right to replace memory modules with the same or higher frequency based on supplier's product life cycle status. Rest assured that the compatibility and stability have been strictly verified with the same benchmark to ensure identical performance.
  • Please select Synology memory modules for optimum compatibility and reliability. Synology will not provide complete product warranty or technical support if non-Synology memory modules are used for memory expansion.
  • Synology reserves the right to replace memory modules with the same or higher frequency based on supplier's product life cycle status. Rest assured that the compatibility and stability have been strictly verified with the same benchmark to ensure identical performance.
Synology reserves the right to replace memory modules with the same or higher frequency based on supplier's product life cycle status. Rest assured that the compatibility and stability have been strictly verified with the same benchmark to ensure identical performance.
Storage
Drive Bays 2 2 2
Compatible Drive Type* (See all supported drives)
  • 3.5" SATA HDD
  • 2.5" SATA HDD (with optional 2.5" Disk Holder)
  • 2.5" SATA SSD (with optional 2.5" Disk Holder)
  • 3.5" SATA HDD
  • 2.5" SATA HDD
  • 2.5" SATA SSD
  • 3.5" SATA HDD
  • 2.5" SATA HDD (with optional 2.5" Disk Holder)
  • 2.5" SATA SSD (with optional 2.5" Disk Holder)
Maximum Single Volume Size* 108 TB 108 TB 108 TB
Hot Swappable Drive
Notes "Compatible drive type" indicates drives that have been tested to be compatible with Synology products. This term does not indicate the maximum connection speed of each drive bay.
  • "Compatible drive type" indicates drives that have been tested to be compatible with Synology products. This term does not indicate the maximum connection speed of each drive bay.
  • Each internal volume (may consist of multiple drives) is expandable up to 108TB.
"Compatible drive type" indicates drives that have been tested to be compatible with Synology products. This term does not indicate the maximum connection speed of each drive bay.
External Ports
RJ-45 1GbE LAN Port 1 2 (with Link Aggregation / Failover support) 1
USB 3.2 Gen 1 Port* 2 2 2
USB / SD Copy
Notes The USB 3.0 standard was renamed to USB 3.2 Gen 1 by the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) in 2019. The USB 3.0 standard was renamed to USB 3.2 Gen 1 by the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) in 2019. The USB 3.0 standard was renamed to USB 3.2 Gen 1 by the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) in 2019.
File System
Internal Drives
  • EXT4
  • Btrfs
  • EXT4
  • EXT4
External Drives
  • EXT4
  • EXT3
  • FAT
  • NTFS
  • HFS+
  • exFAT
  • Btrfs
  • EXT4
  • EXT3
  • FAT
  • NTFS
  • HFS+
  • exFAT
  • EXT4
  • EXT3
  • FAT
  • NTFS
  • HFS+
  • exFAT
Notes exFAT Access can be installed for free from Package Center in DSM 7.0. In DSM 6.2 or earlier versions, exFAT Access needs to be purchased in Package Center. exFAT Access can be installed for free from Package Center in DSM 7.0. In DSM 6.2 or earlier versions, exFAT Access needs to be purchased in Package Center. exFAT Access can be installed for free from Package Center in DSM 7.0. In DSM 6.2 or earlier versions, exFAT Access needs to be purchased in Package Center.
Appearance
Size (Height x Width x Depth) 165 mm x 100 mm x 225.5 mm 165 mm x 108 mm x 232.2 mm 165 mm x 100 mm x 225.5 mm
Weight 0.87 kg 1.30 kg 0.88 kg
Others
System Fan 92 mm x 92 mm x 1 pcs 92 mm x 92 mm x 1 pcs 92 mm x 92 mm x 1 pcs
Fan Speed Mode
  • Full-Speed Mode
  • Cool Mode
  • Quiet Mode
  • Full-Speed Mode
  • Cool Mode
  • Quiet Mode
  • Full-Speed Mode
  • Cool Mode
  • Quiet Mode
  • Low-power Mode
Brightness Adjustable Front LED Indicators
Power Recovery
Noise Level* 19.9 dB(A) 19.3 dB(A) 18.2 dB(A)
Scheduled Power On / Off
Wake on LAN / WAN
Power Supply Unit / Adapter 60 W 60 W 60 W
AC Input Power Voltage 100 V to 240 V AC 100 V to 240 V AC 100 V to 240 V AC
Power Frequency 50/60 Hz, Single Phase 50/60 Hz, Single Phase 50/60 Hz, Single Phase
Power Consumption* 16.79 W (Access)
5.16 W (HDD Hibernation)
14.69 W (Access)
4.41 W (HDD Hibernation)
12.46 W (Access)
5.06 W (HDD Hibernation)
British Thermal Unit 57.29 BTU/hr (Access)
17.61 BTU/hr (HDD Hibernation)
50.12 BTU/hr (Access)
15.05 BTU/hr (HDD Hibernation)
45.52 BTU/hr (Access)
17.27 BTU/hr (HDD Hibernation)
Notes Noise Level Testing Environment: Fully loaded with Seagate 2TB ST2000VN000 hard drive(s) in the idle state. Two G.R.A.S. Type 40AE microphones, each set up 1 meter away from the Synology NAS at the front and rear. Background noise: 16.49-17.51 dB(A); Temperature: 24.25-25.75˚C; Humidity: 58.2-61.8%
  • Power consumption is measured when it is fully loaded with Western Digital 1TB WD10EFRX hard drive(s).
  • Noise Level Testing Environment: Fully loaded with Seagate 2TB ST2000VN000 hard drive(s) in the idle state. Two G.R.A.S. Type 40AE microphones, each set up 1 meter away from the Synology NAS at the front and rear. Background noise: 16.49-17.51 dB(A); Temperature: 24.25-25.75˚C; Humidity: 58.2-61.8%
  • Power consumption is measured when it is fully loaded with Western Digital 1TB WD10EFRX hard drive(s).
  • Noise Level Testing Environment: Fully loaded with Seagate 2TB ST2000VN000 hard drive(s) in the idle state. Two G.R.A.S. Type 40AE microphones, each set up 1 meter away from the Synology NAS at the front and rear. Background noise: 16.49-17.51 dB(A); Temperature: 24.25-25.75˚C; Humidity: 58.2-61.8%
Temperature
Operating Temperature 5°C to 40°C (40°F to 104°F) 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F) 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Storage Temperature -20°C to 60°C (-5°F to 140°F) -20°C to 60°C (-5°F to 140°F) -20°C to 60°C (-5°F to 140°F)
Relative Humidity 5% to 95% RH 5% to 95% RH 5% to 95% RH
Certification
  • FCC
  • CE
  • BSMI
  • EAC
  • CCC
  • KC
  • RCM
  • FCC
  • CE
  • BSMI
  • EAC
  • CCC
  • KC
  • VCCI
  • RCM
  • EAC
  • CCC
  • KC
  • FCC
  • CE
  • BSMI
  • VCCI
  • RCM
Warranty 2 Years 2 Years 2 Years
Notes The warranty period starts from the purchase date as stated on your purchase receipt. (Learn more) The warranty period starts from the purchase date as stated on your purchase receipt. (Learn more) The warranty period starts from the purchase date as stated on your purchase receipt. (Learn more)
Environment RoHS Compliant RoHS Compliant RoHS Compliant
Packaging Content
  • Main Unit X 1
  • Accessory Pack X 1
  • AC Power Adapter X 1
  • AC Power Cord X 1
  • RJ-45 LAN Cable X 1
  • Quick Installation Guide X 1
  • Main Unit X 1
  • Accessory Pack X 1
  • AC Power Adapter X 1
  • AC Power Cord X 1
  • RJ-45 LAN Cable X 2
  • Quick Installation Guide X 1
  • Main Unit X 1
  • Accessory Pack X 1
  • AC Power Adapter X 1
  • AC Power Cord X 1
  • RJ-45 LAN Cable X 1
  • Quick Installation Guide X 1
Optional Accessories
  • VisualStation: VS360HD
  • Surveillance Device License Pack
  • Disk Holder: Type C
  • VisualStation: VS360HD
  • Surveillance Device License Pack
  • Disk Holder: Type C
Notes All memory modules will operate at the maximum frequency specified by the CPU manufacturer.
Software Specs
DSM Specifications
Storage Management
Maximum Internal Volume Number 64 64 64
SSD TRIM
Supported RAID Type
  • Synology Hybrid RAID
  • Basic
  • JBOD
  • RAID 0
  • RAID 1
  • Synology Hybrid RAID
  • Basic
  • JBOD
  • RAID 0
  • RAID 1
  • Synology Hybrid RAID
  • Basic
  • JBOD
  • RAID 0
  • RAID 1
RAID Migration Basic to RAID 1 Basic to RAID 1 Basic to RAID 1
Volume Expansion with Larger HDDs
  • Synology Hybrid RAID
  • RAID 1
  • Synology Hybrid RAID
  • RAID 1
  • Synology Hybrid RAID
  • RAID 1
Volume Expansion by Adding a HDD Synology Hybrid RAID Synology Hybrid RAID Synology Hybrid RAID
File Services
File Protocol SMB/AFP/NFS/FTP/WebDAV SMB/AFP/NFS/FTP/WebDAV SMB/AFP/NFS/FTP/WebDAV
Maximum Concurrent SMB/AFP/FTP Connections 200 500 100
Maximum Concurrent SMB/AFP/FTP Connections (with RAM expansion) 1,500
Windows Access Control List (ACL) Integration
NFS Kerberos Authentication
Notes The testing standard was based on the maximum number of concurrent connections supported by this model. During the testing, 25% of the connections were used to transfer files concurrently. The transfer process guaranteed that the connections were not interrupted; the minimum transfer speed was not guaranteed.
  • Regarding data concerning tests with RAM expansion, all memory slots are installed with the maximum capacity of supported RAM.
  • The testing standard was based on the maximum number of concurrent connections supported by this model. During the testing, 25% of the connections were used to transfer files concurrently. The transfer process guaranteed that the connections were not interrupted; the minimum transfer speed was not guaranteed.
The testing standard was based on the maximum number of concurrent connections supported by this model. During the testing, 25% of the connections were used to transfer files concurrently. The transfer process guaranteed that the connections were not interrupted; the minimum transfer speed was not guaranteed.
Account & Shared Folder
Maximum Local User Accounts 2,048 2,048 1,024
Maximum Local Groups 256 256 256
Maximum Shared Folder 256 256 256
Maximum Shared Folder Sync Tasks 4 8 2
Hybrid Share
Hybrid Share Folder Number 4
Notes For more supported details, please check this article.
High Availability
Synology High Availability
Log Center
Syslog Events per Second 400 800 200
General Specifications
Networking Protocols SMB1 (CIFS), SMB2, SMB3, NFSv3, NFSv4, NFSv4.1, NFS Kerberized sessions, iSCSI, HTTP, HTTPs, FTP, SNMP, LDAP, CalDAV SMB1 (CIFS), SMB2, SMB3, NFSv3, NFSv4, NFSv4.1, NFS Kerberized sessions, iSCSI, HTTP, HTTPs, FTP, SNMP, LDAP, CalDAV SMB1 (CIFS), SMB2, SMB3, NFSv3, NFSv4, NFSv4.1, NFS Kerberized sessions, iSCSI, HTTP, HTTPs, FTP, SNMP, LDAP, CalDAV
Supported Browsers
  • Google Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Safari
  • Google Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Safari
  • Google Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Safari
Supported Language English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Dansk, Norsk, Svenska, Nederlands, Русский, Polski, Magyar, Português do Brasil, Português Europeu, Türkçe, Český, ภาษาไทย, 日本語, 한국어, 繁體中文, 简体中文 English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Dansk, Norsk, Svenska, Nederlands, Русский, Polski, Magyar, Português do Brasil, Português Europeu, Türkçe, Český, ภาษาไทย, 日本語, 한국어, 繁體中文, 简体中文 English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Dansk, Norsk, Svenska, Nederlands, Русский, Polski, Magyar, Português do Brasil, Português Europeu, Türkçe, Český, ภาษาไทย, 日本語, 한국어, 繁體中文, 简体中文
Notes For an updated list of supported browser versions, check the DSM Technical Specifications. For an updated list of supported browser versions, check the DSM Technical Specifications. For an updated list of supported browser versions, check the DSM Technical Specifications.
Add-on Packages view the complete package list
Antivirus by McAfee (Trial)
Central Management System
Synology Chat
Maximum Users 500 1,000 10
Notes The number of concurrent HTTP connections for Synology Chat was configured to the maximum.
  • The number of concurrent HTTP connections for Synology Chat was configured to the maximum.
  • For tested models with expandable memory, the maximum amount of RAM was installed.
The number of concurrent HTTP connections for Synology Chat was configured to the maximum.
Document Viewer
Download Station
Maximum Concurrent Download Tasks 80 80 50
SAN Manager
Maximum iSCSI Target Number 10 128 10
Maximum LUN 10 256 10
LUN Clone/Snapshot, Windows ODX
Notes iSCSI Manager has been renamed to SAN Manager in DSM 7.0. iSCSI Manager has been renamed to SAN Manager in DSM 7.0. iSCSI Manager has been renamed to SAN Manager in DSM 7.0.
Synology MailPlus / MailPlus Server
Free Email Accounts 5 (Licenses required for additional accounts)
Maximum Number of Concurrent Users 50
Maximum Server Performance 936,000 emails per day, approx. 28GB
Notes
  • For tested models with expandable memory, the maximum amount of RAM was installed.
  • The performance of the mail system will slightly decrease in high-availability mode due to data synchronization between the two servers.
  • Functions that were enabled in all of the tests above: anti-spam, anti-virus, DNSBL, greylist, content scan, full-text search (English only).
Media Server
DLNA Compliance
Synology Photos
Facial Recognition
Notes Photo Station and Synology Moments are succeeded by Synology Photos in DSM 7.0. For a features comparison, check this article. Photo Station and Synology Moments are succeeded by Synology Photos in DSM 7.0. For a features comparison, check this article. Photo Station and Synology Moments are succeeded by Synology Photos in DSM 7.0. For a features comparison, check this article.
Snapshot Replication
Maximum Snapshots per Shared Folder 1,024
Maximum of System Snapshots 65,536
Surveillance Station
Maximum IP cam (Licenses required) 15 (including 2 Free License) (See All Supported IP Cameras) 25 (including 2 Free License) (See All Supported IP Cameras) 12 (including 2 Free License) (See All Supported IP Cameras)
Total FPS (H.264) 450 FPS @ 720p (1280x720)
180 FPS @ 1080p (1920x1080)
110 FPS @ 3M (2048x1536)
80 FPS @ 5M (2591x1944)
40 FPS @ 4K (3840x2160)
750 FPS @ 720p (1280x720)
700 FPS @ 1080p (1920x1080)
350 FPS @ 3M (2048x1536)
240 FPS @ 5M (2591x1944)
120 FPS @ 4K (3840x2160)
360 FPS @ 720p (1280x720)
110 FPS @ 1080p (1920x1080)
70 FPS @ 3M (2048x1536)
40 FPS @ 5M (2591x1944)
30 FPS @ 4K (3840x2160)
Total FPS (H.265) 450 FPS @ 720p (1280x720)
450 FPS @ 1080p (1920x1080)
210 FPS @ 3M (2048x1536)
120 FPS @ 5M (2591x1944)
60 FPS @ 4K (3840x2160)
750 FPS @ 720p (1280x720)
750 FPS @ 1080p (1920x1080)
500 FPS @ 3M (2048x1536)
250 FPS @ 5M (2591x1944)
200 FPS @ 4K (3840x2160)
360 FPS @ 720p (1280x720)
240 FPS @ 1080p (1920x1080)
110 FPS @ 3M (2048x1536)
70 FPS @ 5M (2591x1944)
40 FPS @ 4K (3840x2160)
Total FPS (MJPEG) 210 FPS @ 720p (1280x720)
70 FPS @ 1080p (1920x1080)
50 FPS @ 3M (2048x1536)
30 FPS @ 5M (2591x1944)
450 FPS @ 720p (1280x720)
250 FPS @ 1080p (1920x1080)
160 FPS @ 3M (2048x1536)
130 FPS @ 5M (2591x1944)
80 FPS @ 720p (1280x720)
50 FPS @ 1080p (1920x1080)
40 FPS @ 3M (2048x1536)
20 FPS @ 5M (2591x1944)
Notes
  • Surveillance Station throughput is tested with Axis network camera, using continuous recording with live view from Surveillance Station and motion detection by camera. Live view and recording are sharing the same stream from the camera.
  • The maximum channel number also includes devices installed on Virtual DSM.
  • Total FPS may be affected by other services running at the same time (e.g., archive tasks performed by Archive Vault).
  • Surveillance Station throughput is tested with Axis network camera, using continuous recording with live view from Surveillance Station and motion detection by camera. Live view and recording are sharing the same stream from the camera.
  • The maximum channel number also includes devices installed on Virtual DSM.
  • Total FPS may be affected by other services running at the same time (e.g., archive tasks performed by Archive Vault).
  • Surveillance Station throughput is tested with Axis network camera, using continuous recording with live view from Surveillance Station and motion detection by camera. Live view and recording are sharing the same stream from the camera.
  • The maximum channel number also includes devices installed on Virtual DSM.
  • Total FPS may be affected by other services running at the same time (e.g., archive tasks performed by Archive Vault).
Synology Drive
Recommended Number of Hosted Files 500,000 (applies to files indexed or hosted by Synology Drive. For file access through other standard protocols, refer to the File Services section above) 5,000,000 (applies to files indexed or hosted by Synology Drive. For file access through other standard protocols, refer to the File Services section above) 500,000 (applies to files indexed or hosted by Synology Drive. For file access through other standard protocols, refer to the File Services section above)
Recommended Number of Concurrent Sync Clients 200 (the number of connections that can be maintained when the recommended number of hosted files was reached) 350 (the number of connections that can be maintained when the recommended number of hosted files was reached) 200 (the number of connections that can be maintained when the recommended number of hosted files was reached)
Notes
  • Exceeding the recommended numbers above will not block application operations, but may result in longer response time.
  • EXT4 file system and non-encrypted shared folders were used during the aforementioned testing.
  • Exceeding the recommended numbers above will not block application operations, but may result in longer response time.
  • For tested models with expandable memory, the maximum amount of RAM was installed.
  • Btrfs file system and non-encrypted shared folders were used during the aforementioned testing.
  • Exceeding the recommended numbers above will not block application operations, but may result in longer response time.
  • EXT4 file system and non-encrypted shared folders were used during the aforementioned testing.
Synology Office
Maximum Users 200 600 200
Notes
  • Multiple files were opened for testing and each file was edited by 30 users simultaneously.
  • Client performance may affect maximum simultaneous editing users. Client PCs used for testing: Intel Core i3-3220 / 8GB RAM
  • Multiple files were opened for testing and each file was edited by 30 users simultaneously.
  • For tested models with expandable memory, the maximum amount of RAM was installed.
  • Client performance may affect maximum simultaneous editing users. Client PCs used for testing: Intel Core i3-3220 / 8GB RAM
  • Multiple files were opened for testing and each file was edited by 30 users simultaneously.
  • Client performance may affect maximum simultaneous editing users. Client PCs used for testing: Intel Core i3-3220 / 8GB RAM
Video Station
Virtual Machine Manager
Recommended Virtual Machine Instances 2 (Learn more)
Recommended Virtual DSM Number (Licenses required) 2 (including 1 Free License)
Notes The specifications vary depending on system configuration and memory size.
VPN Server
Maximum Connections 20 40 10
Hardware Specs
Hardware Specifications
CPU
CPU Model
DS218play Realtek RTD1296
DS220+ Intel Celeron J4025
DS220j Realtek RTD1296
CPU Quantity
DS218play 1
DS220+ 1
DS220j 1
CPU Architecture
DS218play 64-bit
DS220+ 64-bit
DS220j 64-bit
CPU Frequency
DS218play 4-core 1.4 GHz
DS220+ 2-core 2.0 (base) / 2.9 (burst) GHz
DS220j 4-core 1.4 GHz
Hardware Encryption Engine
DS218play
DS220+
DS220j
Hardware Encryption Engine (AES-NI)
DS218play
DS220+
DS220j
Memory
System Memory
DS218play 1 GB DDR4 non-ECC
DS220+ 2 GB DDR4 non-ECC
DS220j 512 MB DDR4 non-ECC
Total Memory Slots
DS218play
DS220+ 1
DS220j
Maximum Memory Capacity
DS218play
DS220+ 6 GB (2 GB + 4 GB)
DS220j
Notes
DS218play Synology reserves the right to replace memory modules with the same or higher frequency based on supplier's product life cycle status. Rest assured that the compatibility and stability have been strictly verified with the same benchmark to ensure identical performance.
DS220+
  • Please select Synology memory modules for optimum compatibility and reliability. Synology will not provide complete product warranty or technical support if non-Synology memory modules are used for memory expansion.
  • Synology reserves the right to replace memory modules with the same or higher frequency based on supplier's product life cycle status. Rest assured that the compatibility and stability have been strictly verified with the same benchmark to ensure identical performance.
DS220j Synology reserves the right to replace memory modules with the same or higher frequency based on supplier's product life cycle status. Rest assured that the compatibility and stability have been strictly verified with the same benchmark to ensure identical performance.
Storage
Drive Bays
DS218play 2
DS220+ 2
DS220j 2
Compatible Drive Type* (See all supported drives)
DS218play
  • 3.5" SATA HDD
  • 2.5" SATA HDD (with optional 2.5" Disk Holder)
  • 2.5" SATA SSD (with optional 2.5" Disk Holder)
DS220+
  • 3.5" SATA HDD
  • 2.5" SATA HDD
  • 2.5" SATA SSD
DS220j
  • 3.5" SATA HDD
  • 2.5" SATA HDD (with optional 2.5" Disk Holder)
  • 2.5" SATA SSD (with optional 2.5" Disk Holder)
Maximum Single Volume Size*
DS218play 108 TB
DS220+ 108 TB
DS220j 108 TB
Hot Swappable Drive
DS218play
DS220+
DS220j
Notes
DS218play "Compatible drive type" indicates drives that have been tested to be compatible with Synology products. This term does not indicate the maximum connection speed of each drive bay.
DS220+
  • "Compatible drive type" indicates drives that have been tested to be compatible with Synology products. This term does not indicate the maximum connection speed of each drive bay.
  • Each internal volume (may consist of multiple drives) is expandable up to 108TB.
DS220j "Compatible drive type" indicates drives that have been tested to be compatible with Synology products. This term does not indicate the maximum connection speed of each drive bay.
External Ports
RJ-45 1GbE LAN Port
DS218play 1
DS220+ 2 (with Link Aggregation / Failover support)
DS220j 1
USB 3.2 Gen 1 Port*
DS218play 2
DS220+ 2
DS220j 2
USB / SD Copy
DS218play
DS220+
DS220j
Notes
DS218play The USB 3.0 standard was renamed to USB 3.2 Gen 1 by the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) in 2019.
DS220+ The USB 3.0 standard was renamed to USB 3.2 Gen 1 by the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) in 2019.
DS220j The USB 3.0 standard was renamed to USB 3.2 Gen 1 by the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) in 2019.
File System
Internal Drives
DS218play
  • EXT4
DS220+
  • Btrfs
  • EXT4
DS220j
  • EXT4
External Drives
DS218play
  • EXT4
  • EXT3
  • FAT
  • NTFS
  • HFS+
  • exFAT
DS220+
  • Btrfs
  • EXT4
  • EXT3
  • FAT
  • NTFS
  • HFS+
  • exFAT
DS220j
  • EXT4
  • EXT3
  • FAT
  • NTFS
  • HFS+
  • exFAT
Notes
DS218play exFAT Access can be installed for free from Package Center in DSM 7.0. In DSM 6.2 or earlier versions, exFAT Access needs to be purchased in Package Center.
DS220+ exFAT Access can be installed for free from Package Center in DSM 7.0. In DSM 6.2 or earlier versions, exFAT Access needs to be purchased in Package Center.
DS220j exFAT Access can be installed for free from Package Center in DSM 7.0. In DSM 6.2 or earlier versions, exFAT Access needs to be purchased in Package Center.
Appearance
Size (Height x Width x Depth)
DS218play 165 mm x 100 mm x 225.5 mm
DS220+ 165 mm x 108 mm x 232.2 mm
DS220j 165 mm x 100 mm x 225.5 mm
Weight
DS218play 0.87 kg
DS220+ 1.30 kg
DS220j 0.88 kg
Others
System Fan
DS218play 92 mm x 92 mm x 1 pcs
DS220+ 92 mm x 92 mm x 1 pcs
DS220j 92 mm x 92 mm x 1 pcs
Fan Speed Mode
DS218play
  • Full-Speed Mode
  • Cool Mode
  • Quiet Mode
DS220+
  • Full-Speed Mode
  • Cool Mode
  • Quiet Mode
DS220j
  • Full-Speed Mode
  • Cool Mode
  • Quiet Mode
  • Low-power Mode
Brightness Adjustable Front LED Indicators
DS218play
DS220+
DS220j
Power Recovery
DS218play
DS220+
DS220j
Noise Level*
DS218play 19.9 dB(A)
DS220+ 19.3 dB(A)
DS220j 18.2 dB(A)
Scheduled Power On / Off
DS218play
DS220+
DS220j
Wake on LAN / WAN
DS218play
DS220+
DS220j
Power Supply Unit / Adapter
DS218play 60 W
DS220+ 60 W
DS220j 60 W
AC Input Power Voltage
DS218play 100 V to 240 V AC
DS220+ 100 V to 240 V AC
DS220j 100 V to 240 V AC
Power Frequency
DS218play 50/60 Hz, Single Phase
DS220+ 50/60 Hz, Single Phase
DS220j 50/60 Hz, Single Phase
Power Consumption*
DS218play 16.79 W (Access)
5.16 W (HDD Hibernation)
DS220+ 14.69 W (Access)
4.41 W (HDD Hibernation)
DS220j 12.46 W (Access)
5.06 W (HDD Hibernation)
British Thermal Unit
DS218play 57.29 BTU/hr (Access)
17.61 BTU/hr (HDD Hibernation)
DS220+ 50.12 BTU/hr (Access)
15.05 BTU/hr (HDD Hibernation)
DS220j 45.52 BTU/hr (Access)
17.27 BTU/hr (HDD Hibernation)
Notes
DS218play Noise Level Testing Environment: Fully loaded with Seagate 2TB ST2000VN000 hard drive(s) in the idle state. Two G.R.A.S. Type 40AE microphones, each set up 1 meter away from the Synology NAS at the front and rear. Background noise: 16.49-17.51 dB(A); Temperature: 24.25-25.75˚C; Humidity: 58.2-61.8%
DS220+
  • Power consumption is measured when it is fully loaded with Western Digital 1TB WD10EFRX hard drive(s).
  • Noise Level Testing Environment: Fully loaded with Seagate 2TB ST2000VN000 hard drive(s) in the idle state. Two G.R.A.S. Type 40AE microphones, each set up 1 meter away from the Synology NAS at the front and rear. Background noise: 16.49-17.51 dB(A); Temperature: 24.25-25.75˚C; Humidity: 58.2-61.8%
DS220j
  • Power consumption is measured when it is fully loaded with Western Digital 1TB WD10EFRX hard drive(s).
  • Noise Level Testing Environment: Fully loaded with Seagate 2TB ST2000VN000 hard drive(s) in the idle state. Two G.R.A.S. Type 40AE microphones, each set up 1 meter away from the Synology NAS at the front and rear. Background noise: 16.49-17.51 dB(A); Temperature: 24.25-25.75˚C; Humidity: 58.2-61.8%
Temperature
Operating Temperature
DS218play 5°C to 40°C (40°F to 104°F)
DS220+ 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
DS220j 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Storage Temperature
DS218play -20°C to 60°C (-5°F to 140°F)
DS220+ -20°C to 60°C (-5°F to 140°F)
DS220j -20°C to 60°C (-5°F to 140°F)
Relative Humidity
DS218play 5% to 95% RH
DS220+ 5% to 95% RH
DS220j 5% to 95% RH
Certification
DS218play
  • FCC
  • CE
  • BSMI
  • EAC
  • CCC
  • KC
  • RCM
DS220+
  • FCC
  • CE
  • BSMI
  • EAC
  • CCC
  • KC
  • VCCI
  • RCM
DS220j
  • EAC
  • CCC
  • KC
  • FCC
  • CE
  • BSMI
  • VCCI
  • RCM
Warranty
DS218play 2 Years
DS220+ 2 Years
DS220j 2 Years
Notes
DS218play The warranty period starts from the purchase date as stated on your purchase receipt. (Learn more)
DS220+ The warranty period starts from the purchase date as stated on your purchase receipt. (Learn more)
DS220j The warranty period starts from the purchase date as stated on your purchase receipt. (Learn more)
Environment
DS218play RoHS Compliant
DS220+ RoHS Compliant
DS220j RoHS Compliant
Packaging Content
DS218play
  • Main Unit X 1
  • Accessory Pack X 1
  • AC Power Adapter X 1
  • AC Power Cord X 1
  • RJ-45 LAN Cable X 1
  • Quick Installation Guide X 1
DS220+
  • Main Unit X 1
  • Accessory Pack X 1
  • AC Power Adapter X 1
  • AC Power Cord X 1
  • RJ-45 LAN Cable X 2
  • Quick Installation Guide X 1
DS220j
  • Main Unit X 1
  • Accessory Pack X 1
  • AC Power Adapter X 1
  • AC Power Cord X 1
  • RJ-45 LAN Cable X 1
  • Quick Installation Guide X 1
Optional Accessories
DS218play
  • VisualStation: VS360HD
  • Surveillance Device License Pack
  • Disk Holder: Type C
DS220+
DS220j
  • VisualStation: VS360HD
  • Surveillance Device License Pack
  • Disk Holder: Type C
Notes
DS218play
DS220+ All memory modules will operate at the maximum frequency specified by the CPU manufacturer.
DS220j
Software Specs
DSM Specifications
Maximum Internal Volume Number
DS218play 64
DS220+ 64
DS220j 64
SSD TRIM
DS218play
DS220+
DS220j
Supported RAID Type
DS218play
  • Synology Hybrid RAID
  • Basic
  • JBOD
  • RAID 0
  • RAID 1
DS220+
  • Synology Hybrid RAID
  • Basic
  • JBOD
  • RAID 0
  • RAID 1
DS220j
  • Synology Hybrid RAID
  • Basic
  • JBOD
  • RAID 0
  • RAID 1
RAID Migration
DS218play Basic to RAID 1
DS220+ Basic to RAID 1
DS220j Basic to RAID 1
Volume Expansion with Larger HDDs
DS218play
  • Synology Hybrid RAID
  • RAID 1
DS220+
  • Synology Hybrid RAID
  • RAID 1
DS220j
  • Synology Hybrid RAID
  • RAID 1
Volume Expansion by Adding a HDD
DS218play Synology Hybrid RAID
DS220+ Synology Hybrid RAID
DS220j Synology Hybrid RAID
File Protocol
DS218play SMB/AFP/NFS/FTP/WebDAV
DS220+ SMB/AFP/NFS/FTP/WebDAV
DS220j SMB/AFP/NFS/FTP/WebDAV
Maximum Concurrent SMB/AFP/FTP Connections
DS218play 200
DS220+ 500
DS220j 100
Maximum Concurrent SMB/AFP/FTP Connections (with RAM expansion)
DS218play
DS220+ 1,500
DS220j
Windows Access Control List (ACL) Integration
DS218play
DS220+
DS220j
NFS Kerberos Authentication
DS218play
DS220+
DS220j
Notes
DS218play The testing standard was based on the maximum number of concurrent connections supported by this model. During the testing, 25% of the connections were used to transfer files concurrently. The transfer process guaranteed that the connections were not interrupted; the minimum transfer speed was not guaranteed.
DS220+
  • Regarding data concerning tests with RAM expansion, all memory slots are installed with the maximum capacity of supported RAM.
  • The testing standard was based on the maximum number of concurrent connections supported by this model. During the testing, 25% of the connections were used to transfer files concurrently. The transfer process guaranteed that the connections were not interrupted; the minimum transfer speed was not guaranteed.
DS220j The testing standard was based on the maximum number of concurrent connections supported by this model. During the testing, 25% of the connections were used to transfer files concurrently. The transfer process guaranteed that the connections were not interrupted; the minimum transfer speed was not guaranteed.
Maximum Local User Accounts
DS218play 2,048
DS220+ 2,048
DS220j 1,024
Maximum Local Groups
DS218play 256
DS220+ 256
DS220j 256
Maximum Shared Folder
DS218play 256
DS220+ 256
DS220j 256
Maximum Shared Folder Sync Tasks
DS218play 4
DS220+ 8
DS220j 2
Hybrid Share Folder Number
DS218play
DS220+ 4
DS220j
Notes
DS218play
DS220+ For more supported details, please check this article.
DS220j
Synology High Availability
DS218play
DS220+
DS220j
DS218play
DS220+
DS220j
Syslog Events per Second
DS218play 400
DS220+ 800
DS220j 200
Networking Protocols
DS218play SMB1 (CIFS), SMB2, SMB3, NFSv3, NFSv4, NFSv4.1, NFS Kerberized sessions, iSCSI, HTTP, HTTPs, FTP, SNMP, LDAP, CalDAV
DS220+ SMB1 (CIFS), SMB2, SMB3, NFSv3, NFSv4, NFSv4.1, NFS Kerberized sessions, iSCSI, HTTP, HTTPs, FTP, SNMP, LDAP, CalDAV
DS220j SMB1 (CIFS), SMB2, SMB3, NFSv3, NFSv4, NFSv4.1, NFS Kerberized sessions, iSCSI, HTTP, HTTPs, FTP, SNMP, LDAP, CalDAV
Supported Browsers
DS218play
  • Google Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Safari
DS220+
  • Google Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Safari
DS220j
  • Google Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Safari
Supported Language
DS218play English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Dansk, Norsk, Svenska, Nederlands, Русский, Polski, Magyar, Português do Brasil, Português Europeu, Türkçe, Český, ภาษาไทย, 日本語, 한국어, 繁體中文, 简体中文
DS220+ English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Dansk, Norsk, Svenska, Nederlands, Русский, Polski, Magyar, Português do Brasil, Português Europeu, Türkçe, Český, ภาษาไทย, 日本語, 한국어, 繁體中文, 简体中文
DS220j English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Dansk, Norsk, Svenska, Nederlands, Русский, Polski, Magyar, Português do Brasil, Português Europeu, Türkçe, Český, ภาษาไทย, 日本語, 한국어, 繁體中文, 简体中文
Notes
DS218play For an updated list of supported browser versions, check the DSM Technical Specifications.
DS220+ For an updated list of supported browser versions, check the DSM Technical Specifications.
DS220j For an updated list of supported browser versions, check the DSM Technical Specifications.
Antivirus by McAfee (Trial)
DS218play
DS220+
DS220j
DS218play
DS220+
DS220j
DS218play
DS220+
DS220j
Maximum Users
DS218play 500
DS220+ 1,000
DS220j 10
Notes
DS218play The number of concurrent HTTP connections for Synology Chat was configured to the maximum.
DS220+
  • The number of concurrent HTTP connections for Synology Chat was configured to the maximum.
  • For tested models with expandable memory, the maximum amount of RAM was installed.
DS220j The number of concurrent HTTP connections for Synology Chat was configured to the maximum.
Document Viewer
DS218play
DS220+
DS220j
Download Station
DS218play
DS220+
DS220j
Maximum Concurrent Download Tasks
DS218play 80
DS220+ 80
DS220j 50
DS218play
DS220+
DS220j
Maximum iSCSI Target Number
DS218play 10
DS220+ 128
DS220j 10
Maximum LUN
DS218play 10
DS220+ 256
DS220j 10
LUN Clone/Snapshot, Windows ODX
DS218play
DS220+
DS220j
Notes
DS218play iSCSI Manager has been renamed to SAN Manager in DSM 7.0.
DS220+ iSCSI Manager has been renamed to SAN Manager in DSM 7.0.
DS220j iSCSI Manager has been renamed to SAN Manager in DSM 7.0.
DS218play
DS220+
DS220j
Free Email Accounts
Maximum Number of Concurrent Users
DS218play
DS220+ 50
DS220j
Maximum Server Performance
DS218play
DS220+ 936,000 emails per day, approx. 28GB
DS220j
Notes
DS218play
DS220+
  • For tested models with expandable memory, the maximum amount of RAM was installed.
  • The performance of the mail system will slightly decrease in high-availability mode due to data synchronization between the two servers.
  • Functions that were enabled in all of the tests above: anti-spam, anti-virus, DNSBL, greylist, content scan, full-text search (English only).
DS220j
DS218play
DS220+
DS220j
DLNA Compliance
DS218play
DS220+
DS220j
DS218play
DS220+
DS220j
Facial Recognition
DS218play
DS220+
DS220j
Notes
DS218play Photo Station and Synology Moments are succeeded by Synology Photos in DSM 7.0. For a features comparison, check this article.
DS220+ Photo Station and Synology Moments are succeeded by Synology Photos in DSM 7.0. For a features comparison, check this article.
DS220j Photo Station and Synology Moments are succeeded by Synology Photos in DSM 7.0. For a features comparison, check this article.
DS218play
DS220+
DS220j
Maximum Snapshots per Shared Folder
DS218play
DS220+ 1,024
DS220j
Maximum of System Snapshots
DS218play
DS220+ 65,536
DS220j
DS218play
DS220+
DS220j
Maximum IP cam (Licenses required)
DS218play 15 (including 2 Free License) (See All Supported IP Cameras)
DS220+ 25 (including 2 Free License) (See All Supported IP Cameras)
DS220j 12 (including 2 Free License) (See All Supported IP Cameras)
Total FPS (H.264)
DS218play 450 FPS @ 720p (1280x720)
180 FPS @ 1080p (1920x1080)
110 FPS @ 3M (2048x1536)
80 FPS @ 5M (2591x1944)
40 FPS @ 4K (3840x2160)
DS220+ 750 FPS @ 720p (1280x720)
700 FPS @ 1080p (1920x1080)
350 FPS @ 3M (2048x1536)
240 FPS @ 5M (2591x1944)
120 FPS @ 4K (3840x2160)
DS220j 360 FPS @ 720p (1280x720)
110 FPS @ 1080p (1920x1080)
70 FPS @ 3M (2048x1536)
40 FPS @ 5M (2591x1944)
30 FPS @ 4K (3840x2160)
Total FPS (H.265)
DS218play 450 FPS @ 720p (1280x720)
450 FPS @ 1080p (1920x1080)
210 FPS @ 3M (2048x1536)
120 FPS @ 5M (2591x1944)
60 FPS @ 4K (3840x2160)
DS220+ 750 FPS @ 720p (1280x720)
750 FPS @ 1080p (1920x1080)
500 FPS @ 3M (2048x1536)
250 FPS @ 5M (2591x1944)
200 FPS @ 4K (3840x2160)
DS220j 360 FPS @ 720p (1280x720)
240 FPS @ 1080p (1920x1080)
110 FPS @ 3M (2048x1536)
70 FPS @ 5M (2591x1944)
40 FPS @ 4K (3840x2160)
Total FPS (MJPEG)
DS218play 210 FPS @ 720p (1280x720)
70 FPS @ 1080p (1920x1080)
50 FPS @ 3M (2048x1536)
30 FPS @ 5M (2591x1944)
DS220+ 450 FPS @ 720p (1280x720)
250 FPS @ 1080p (1920x1080)
160 FPS @ 3M (2048x1536)
130 FPS @ 5M (2591x1944)
DS220j 80 FPS @ 720p (1280x720)
50 FPS @ 1080p (1920x1080)
40 FPS @ 3M (2048x1536)
20 FPS @ 5M (2591x1944)
Notes
DS218play
  • Surveillance Station throughput is tested with Axis network camera, using continuous recording with live view from Surveillance Station and motion detection by camera. Live view and recording are sharing the same stream from the camera.
  • The maximum channel number also includes devices installed on Virtual DSM.
  • Total FPS may be affected by other services running at the same time (e.g., archive tasks performed by Archive Vault).
DS220+
  • Surveillance Station throughput is tested with Axis network camera, using continuous recording with live view from Surveillance Station and motion detection by camera. Live view and recording are sharing the same stream from the camera.
  • The maximum channel number also includes devices installed on Virtual DSM.
  • Total FPS may be affected by other services running at the same time (e.g., archive tasks performed by Archive Vault).
DS220j
  • Surveillance Station throughput is tested with Axis network camera, using continuous recording with live view from Surveillance Station and motion detection by camera. Live view and recording are sharing the same stream from the camera.
  • The maximum channel number also includes devices installed on Virtual DSM.
  • Total FPS may be affected by other services running at the same time (e.g., archive tasks performed by Archive Vault).
DS218play
DS220+
DS220j
Recommended Number of Hosted Files
DS218play 500,000 (applies to files indexed or hosted by Synology Drive. For file access through other standard protocols, refer to the File Services section above)
DS220+ 5,000,000 (applies to files indexed or hosted by Synology Drive. For file access through other standard protocols, refer to the File Services section above)
DS220j 500,000 (applies to files indexed or hosted by Synology Drive. For file access through other standard protocols, refer to the File Services section above)
Recommended Number of Concurrent Sync Clients
DS218play 200 (the number of connections that can be maintained when the recommended number of hosted files was reached)
DS220+ 350 (the number of connections that can be maintained when the recommended number of hosted files was reached)
DS220j 200 (the number of connections that can be maintained when the recommended number of hosted files was reached)
Notes
DS218play
  • Exceeding the recommended numbers above will not block application operations, but may result in longer response time.
  • EXT4 file system and non-encrypted shared folders were used during the aforementioned testing.
DS220+
  • Exceeding the recommended numbers above will not block application operations, but may result in longer response time.
  • For tested models with expandable memory, the maximum amount of RAM was installed.
  • Btrfs file system and non-encrypted shared folders were used during the aforementioned testing.
DS220j
  • Exceeding the recommended numbers above will not block application operations, but may result in longer response time.
  • EXT4 file system and non-encrypted shared folders were used during the aforementioned testing.
DS218play
DS220+
DS220j
Maximum Users
DS218play 200
DS220+ 600
DS220j 200
Notes
DS218play
  • Multiple files were opened for testing and each file was edited by 30 users simultaneously.
  • Client performance may affect maximum simultaneous editing users. Client PCs used for testing: Intel Core i3-3220 / 8GB RAM
DS220+
  • Multiple files were opened for testing and each file was edited by 30 users simultaneously.
  • For tested models with expandable memory, the maximum amount of RAM was installed.
  • Client performance may affect maximum simultaneous editing users. Client PCs used for testing: Intel Core i3-3220 / 8GB RAM
DS220j
  • Multiple files were opened for testing and each file was edited by 30 users simultaneously.
  • Client performance may affect maximum simultaneous editing users. Client PCs used for testing: Intel Core i3-3220 / 8GB RAM
DS218play
DS220+
DS220j
DS218play
DS220+
DS220j
Recommended Virtual Machine Instances
DS218play
DS220+ 2 (Learn more)
DS220j
Recommended Virtual DSM Number (Licenses required)
DS218play
DS220+ 2 (including 1 Free License)
DS220j
Notes
DS218play
DS220+ The specifications vary depending on system configuration and memory size.
DS220j
DS218play
DS220+
DS220j
Maximum Connections
DS218play 20
DS220+ 40
DS220j 10