IoSafe 218 2-Bay NAS Enclosure


The ioSafe 218 2-Bay NAS Enclosure is designed to deliver strong reliability while protecting data from natural and man-made disasters. It is fi...

The ioSafe 218 2-Bay NAS Enclosure is designed to deliver strong reliability while protecting data from natural and man-made disasters. It is fireproof up to 1550°F for up to 30 minutes and also protects data from while fully submerged in up to 10' of fresh or salt water for up to 72 hours. Cloud-enabled and powered by Synology's DiskStation Manager operating system, the 218 NAS includes apps for remote access, collaboration, file syncing and sharing, video surveillance, photo management and more.

ioSafe's 218 has two drive bays, each of which natively supports 3.5" SATA hard drives, as well as 2.5" SATA hard drives and SSDs. It is powered by a 1.4 GHz Realtek RTD1296 Quad-Core processor, which will allow you to run multiple functions simultaneously, while 2GB of DDR4 RAM will allow quick access to frequently used files and programs. Also featured are two USB 3.0 Type-A ports and one USB 2.0 Type-A port which allow it to be connected to your Windows or Mac system. Network connectivity is achieved via one Gigabit Ethernet port or a separately wireless dongle for Wi-Fi connectivity.

The 218 runs on the DiskStation Manager (DSM) operating system, which helps simplify managing your NAS, as well as accessing and sharing data. A variety of RAID modes are supported, which help provide users with data redundancy, speed, or a combination of both. Supported RAID modes include RAID 0, 1, Basic, and Synology Hybrid RAID. For those who do not require a RAID, JBOD is also available, allowing each drive bay to be individually utilized.

ioSafe has engineered this NAS to be energy efficient. Not only does it use a 92 x 92mm fans to help keep the system running cool, the server supports numerous scheduled power on / off cycles and hard drive hibernation to further minimize power consumption and operational expenses. The 218 operates on 100-240 VAC at 50/60 Hz and includes an accessory pack, a 60W AC power adapter, an AC power cord, and an RJ45 LAN cable. Protection is provided by a limited 1-year hardware warranty.

General Features

Fire Protection

Purpose-built to keep on-premises data safe during building fires, the 218 NAS protects data from temperatures up to 1550°F for 30 minutes per ASTM E119.

Water Protection

Designed to protect data from floods, sprinklers, and fire department's hoses, the 218 keeps data safe during periods of complete submersion in fresh or salt water up to a 10' depth for 72 hours.

Theft Protection, Tamper Protection

With an optional floor mount kit, the 218 can be bolted down to protect against theft. Additionally, the kit enables access to the ports and drive bays to be blocked to prevent tampering.


Keep data safe and secure with military-grade hardware encryption, built-in vulnerability scanning and remediation, secure data transmission, login protection, and more.

Backup and Replication

Use the 218 NAS as a secure backup target or as primary storage with data backed up to another ioSafe or Synology device, an rsync server, Microsoft Azure, S3-compatible storage, or other cloud services.

File Syncronization

Easily and securely synchronize data across PCs, Macs, iOS and Android devices, and other NAS with either one-way or two-way syncing that supports file versioning, point-in-time recovery, compression, and encryption.

File Sharing

Share files easily, quickly, and securely across multiple platforms with optionally password-protected or time-limited download links and built-in support for FTP, WebDAV, CalDAV, and CardDAV services.

Video Surveillance

Protect your home or business. Create an easily managed, reliable, and intuitive monitoring system that delivers secure storage for recordings. With Synology Surveillance Station, you can monitor streams from multiple cameras in real time and manage and analyze recordings. Mobile support enables you to take proactive camera control on the go using iOS or Android devices. With support for more than 6000 IP camera model and integration with with I/O modules and door controllers, the 218 can be used to build a complete security system for your premises.

Photo Management

Optimize photo management. Designed to meet the needs of professional photographers, Synology's feature-rich Photo Station enables you manage photo storage, easily share your images, and much more. And with apps for iOS and Android, you can do it all while on the go.


Enjoy your media virtually everywhere. Synology DiskStation Manager makes it easy to access and manage your media. Stream to your Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Android Fire, USB or Bluetooth speakers or, when on the go, to your iOS or Android devices.

Synology Office

Boost productivity. Synology Office enables you to create documents and spreadsheets, work collaboratively, chat with colleagues, and is compatible with Microsoft Word and Excel.

Warranty and Data Recovery Service

Includes a standard 1-year hardware warranty that is extendable to 5-years and optional ioSafe Data Recovery Service that covers the cost of third-party forensic data recovery up to $5000 per TB.

IoSafe 218 Specs

Number of Bays 2 x 2.5"/3.5"
Media Card Slots None
Connections 2 x USB Type-A (USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gb/s))
1 x USB Type-A (USB 2.0 (480 Mb/s))
Compatible Drive Interface SATA
Form Factor Desktop
RAID Modes RAID 0, 1, JBOD, Synology Hybrid
Hot-Swap Support Yes
Wake on LAN Yes
Total Raw Capacity None
Type None
Flash Memory None
Processor Realtek RTD1296 Quad-Core
Clock Speed Base: 1.4 GHz
Total Installed Memory 2 GB DDR4
Supported Protocols AFP
iSCSI Target 10
Max Cameras Supported 20
Max Concurrent Connections 200
Max Folders 256
Max Groups 256
Max Sync Tasks 2
Max User Accounts 2048
Max Volume Number 256
OS Compatibility Windows 7
Windows 10
macOS 10.11 or Later
File System Formats Supported Internal: EXT4
External: EXT3, EXT4, FAT, HFS+, NTFS, exFAT
Supported Browsers Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari
Supported Languages Czech
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Max Number of Printers Supported 2
Power Consumption 14.99 W (Typical)
5.78 W (Standby)
Power Source AC Adapter
PSU Wattage 1 x 60 W
AC Input Power 100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
Security Features Kensington Security Slot
VPN Server Connections 5
Operating Temperature 40 to 95°F / 4 to 35°C
Operating Humidity 5 to 95%
Storage Temperature -5 to 140°F / -20 to 60°C
Storage Humidity 5 to 95%
Certifications RoHS, as per Manufacturer
Cooling 1 x 92 mm Fan
Noise Level 19.9 dBA
Built-In Speakers None
Audible Alarm None
IR Sensor None
Status Monitoring LED Indicator
Dimensions 9.1 x 5.9 x 11.5" / 231.14 x 149.86 x 292.1 mm
Weight 28 lb / 12.7 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight 28 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 17 x 13.5 x 11.5"
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