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Synology Gets Recognition by PC Mag Awards for its NAS Devices

Synology takes immense pride to announce that it has received the PC Mag Awards 2018 for its NAS devices. The company gets acknowledged in three categories including Business Choice Awards, Readers’ Choice Award 2018 and Editors’ Choice Award for its DS718+ NAS device.

Synology’s DS718+ is the latest update to the popular Plus Series of DiskStation NAS units. The DS718+ is a powerful two-drive network attached storage (NAS) device that can be used in a variety of ways thanks to a generous catalog of Synology-branded and third-party apps.

The DS718+ is powered by a 1.5GHz quad-core CPU and 2GB of memory (expandable to 6GB); the DS718+ can accept 2.5- and 3.5-inch drives with a capacity of up to 12TB each. It supports RAID 0, RAID 1, JBOD, Basic, and Synology Hybrid RAID (SHR), and when used with a five-bay expansion unit it will support RAID 5, RAID 6, and RAID 10 configurations. Supported file formats include Btrfs and EXT4 for internal drives and Btrfs, EXT4, EXT3, NTSF, FAT, HFS+, and exFAT for external drives.

The device can also accommodate up to 2,048 users, 256 user groups, and up to 512 shared folders, and it supports on-the-fly 4K video transcoding, which allows it to stream HD video to all of the connected devices. DS718+ is managed using the DiskStation Manager (DSM) operating system, the same web-based OS used by other Synology devices including the DS218j, the DS1517+, and the DS416slim.

“We are extremely delighted to receive recognition in the PC Mag awards this year. At Synology, we feel we are committed to customers in delivering reliable products and services year after year and we have immense pride to retain the position this year.” comments Mike Shay Sales, Account Manager Synology Inc.