AstPro Media, we really love to create and consume content, whether it could be about tech, or about Hallyu (since we have another website that focuses on Korean entertainment in general), and either stream or download them for future use. We do really keep all of our content, and archive them for future use or backups.ere at
Of course, for a media company of our size, we are starting to feel the need to access multiple files and projects at the same time, and having only an external drive or a single computer to house all the data we have isn’t really the best and practical industry solution that we can think of. We acknowledged this problem, and with the help of our friends at Synology and Seagate, we finally got a solution which would take less hassle, so that we could focus more on our final projects this 2018 – further website development and content production.
Easing this problem was our priority, and with a Network Attached Storage (NAS), it’s simple to say that most of the problems we’re facing about storage and accessing them at the same time are now eliminated at least. We also love the fact that it can be upgraded easily – just get another drive to put in and a bit of configuration and you’re good to go.
With that said, Synology has kindly provided us their 4-bay DS918+ for us to use – and we’re now going to give our thoughts about it. It’s our first NAS review, so bear with us if we didn’t get something right.
What’s in the box
Setting up, performance and software
Synology DS918+ 4-bay NAS
If you're looking for a powerful media and file server to stream videos, whether in 4K or HD, the DS918+ will not let you down.
- Ease of use and setup
- User-friendly interface (DSM)
- Performance, 4K transcoding option, Link aggregation
- No 10GbE ports
- Easy to open drive bays (can lead to drive loss and damage)
Ease of Use
Software and Mobile Apps