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[Amazon Canada] Synology DS218+ for $355.18

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[Amazon Canada] Synology DS218+ for $355.18

This is the lowest price yet on the DS218+ according to CCC.

Similar price is available on ebay sometimes but no returns (currently 369.99). Newegg.ca lists this currently for 399.99.

I've been thinking of upgrading my DS218play to this one because there seems to be way more applications available for the Intel based processor on the DS218+ including PLEX and Docker.

Anyone have any experience with the DS218+?

[edit subject]. Updated price - dropped from 363.87 to 355.18.
Last edited by Chucky121 on Feb 17th, 2019 8:42 am, edited 1 time in total.
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If you aren't in a hurry, it's better to buy from Ebay when they have 15% coupons. I got it for 364 taxes in.
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Thanks Jaydubz. I haven't see the 15% ebay coupon so I will look into that.
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jaydubz wrote:
Feb 16th, 2019 1:55 pm
If you aren't in a hurry, it's better to buy from Ebay when they have 15% coupons. I got it for 364 taxes in.
Be carefull with buying from ebay.
Not sure how the 2 year warranty would apply. Synology does actually request for a copy of your purchase invoice for warranty service/replacement. And not sure they'd accept an ebay invoice.

However OP, difference in price between amazon and newegg is less significant, depending on your shipping location.

At least, here in QC (probably same in some other provinces), it would be cheaper to order from newegg.ca :) Even though the price seems higher at quick glance. Amazon will collect both taxes. But in QC, newegg only collects a single tax (GST).

Amazon price breakdown:
Order Summary
Items: CDN$ 363.87
Shipping & Handling: CDN$ 5.90
FREE Shipping: -CDN$ 5.90
Total before tax: CDN$ 363.87
Estimated GST/HST: CDN$ 18.19
Estimated PST/RST/QST: CDN$ 36.30
Order Total: CDN$ 418.36

Newegg price breakdown:
Subtotal: $399.99
EHF: $0.20
Handling: $0.00
GST/HST: $19.51
PST: $0.00
Shipping: $0.00
Discount From Promo Code X2Y5CANWE7X -$10.00 [Promo code listed at top of page]
Grand Total: $409.70

Chucky121 wrote:
Feb 16th, 2019 1:45 pm
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I've been thinking of upgrading my DS218play to this one because there seems to be way more applications available for the Intel based processor on the DS218+ including PLEX and Docker.

Anyone have any experience with the DS218+?
The DS218+ only has a dual core CPU, and don't expect any amazing performance for stuff like docker. Now for Plex support, that is different, and I can't comment much, since I don't use it. I have a few DS1817+ units and a few DS1515+ units at home, but I don't use plex. I typically just have Kodi which has one of the SMB shares from the synology mapped as a movie source, and just use that to play any local media. So the Synology is really not doing much more than serving up files via an SMB share. Most of my media is streamed from online sources nowadays, that I rarely use my local library much anymore, unless I'm playing old disney movies for my nephews from my local library.
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It's better and cheaper to build your own
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Totoriko wrote:
Feb 16th, 2019 2:14 pm
It's better and cheaper to build your own
Oh no... Here we go again... :) That debate has been beaten to death on numerous threads. You want to build your own and maintain it, go for it. There is a place for all of these devices including the DIY. The simplicity of use for these devices is why they sell, and have been selling for over a decade (I had bought a DS508 back in 2009 - and today (fast forward to 2019) I have a few DS1817+ and DS1515+ housing my libraries and backups. My sister bought one a few years ago, and she got it up and running in 30 minutes, and she is not a tech savvy person. Having her build her own, and then install and maintain it, ya right.. Good luck. And when a disk fails, try to figure out which drive failed and how to recover... sure..

Yes DIY are more flexible, but nothing compares to the simplicity of these pre-built units.
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Emporium wrote:
Feb 16th, 2019 2:11 pm

At least, here in QC (probably same in some other provinces), it would be cheaper to order from newegg.ca :) Even though the price seems higher at quick glance. Amazon will collect both taxes. But in QC, newegg only collects a single tax (GST).
Thanks Emporium. I went back and checked a NewEgg order from last year and the GST/HST line on the invoice was 13% of the order subtotal. So I think you are right that your location might make the NewEgg option cheaper.
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Emporium wrote:
Feb 16th, 2019 2:11 pm
Be carefull with buying from ebay.
Not sure how the 2 year warranty would apply. Synology does actually request for a copy of your purchase invoice for warranty service/replacement. And not sure they'd accept an ebay invoice.
I buy them at Newegg Ebay store. There shouldn't be a problem if they are an authorized dealer.
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Chucky121 wrote:
Feb 16th, 2019 2:30 pm
Thanks Emporium. I went back and checked a NewEgg order from last year and the GST/HST line on the invoice was 13% of the order subtotal. So I think you are right that your location might make the NewEgg option cheaper.
A lot of these online order places make it very beneficial for us in QC, since many of them don't collect Provincial Sales tax. I guess they don't want to deal with our communist govt :)
Even Canada Computers.. Even though we have stores in QC, for large ticket items, it is cheaper to order online and save 9.975%.. Can easily add up on larger orders.
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Emporium wrote:
Feb 16th, 2019 2:28 pm
Oh no... Here we go again... :) That debate has been beaten to death on numerous threads. You want to build your own and maintain it, go for it. There is a place for all of these devices including the DIY. The simplicity of use for these devices is why they sell, and have been selling for over a decade (I had bought a DS508 back in 2009 - and today (fast forward to 2019) I have a few DS1817+ and DS1515+ housing my libraries and backups. My sister bought one a few years ago, and she got it up and running in 30 minutes, and she is not a tech savvy person. Having her build her own, and then install and maintain it, ya right.. Good luck. And when a disk fails, try to figure out which drive failed and how to recover... sure..

Yes DIY are more flexible, but nothing compares to the simplicity of these pre-built units.
Don't get me wrong, I have owned 2 Synology NAS in my life and only when I decided to build my own that I realised how expensive they are. I built 2 Synology NAS (DS3615xs) costing a fraction of the official one. If you are tech savvy, there's quite some money that can be saved. Not sure what you are referring to regarding disk failure, the tools are all the same.
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Totoriko wrote:
Feb 16th, 2019 2:41 pm
Don't get me wrong, I have owned 2 Synology NAS in my life and only when I decided to build my own that I realised how expensive they are. I built 2 Synology NAS (DS3615xs) costing a fraction of the official one. If you are tech savvy, there's quite some money that can be saved. Not sure what you are referring to regarding disk failure, the tools are all the same.
I'd love to have a parts list if you have something similar handy. Everytime I try to piece something similar out my prices are nowhere comparable.
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Totoriko wrote:
Feb 16th, 2019 2:14 pm
It's better and cheaper to build your own
do you have a build guide for the similar cost??
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Totoriko wrote:
Feb 16th, 2019 2:41 pm
Don't get me wrong, I have owned 2 Synology NAS in my life and only when I decided to build my own that I realised how expensive they are. I built 2 Synology NAS (DS3615xs) costing a fraction of the official one. If you are tech savvy, there's quite some money that can be saved. Not sure what you are referring to regarding disk failure, the tools are all the same.
tempting to build one but i haven't been following pc components for like 10 years
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Sling wrote:
Feb 16th, 2019 2:46 pm
I'd love to have a parts list if you have something similar handy. Everytime I try to piece something similar out my prices are nowhere comparable.
ericli3091 wrote:
Feb 16th, 2019 2:49 pm
do you have a build guide for the similar cost??
ericli3091 wrote:
Feb 16th, 2019 2:53 pm
tempting to build one but i haven't been following pc components for like 10 years
AMD Athlon 5350 Quad Core APU 2.05GHZ Processor AM1 2MB Cache
ASRock AM1H-ITX
Cooler Master Elite 130 - Mini-ITX Computer Case with Mesh Front Panel and Water Cooling Support
16GB (max 32GB) DDR3 1600
12V Adapter - You can use a proper psu but it's going to consume more power - also depends on how many drives you intend to use

Installing synology OS was pretty straightforward. The updates are obtained directly from the official servers.
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Totoriko wrote:
Feb 16th, 2019 2:57 pm
AMD Athlon 5350 Quad Core APU 2.05GHZ Processor AM1 2MB Cache
ASRock AM1H-ITX
Cooler Master Elite 130 - Mini-ITX Computer Case with Mesh Front Panel and Water Cooling Support
16GB (max 32GB) DDR3 1600
12V Adapter - You can use a proper psu but it's going to consume more power - also depends on how many drives you intend to use

Installing synology OS was pretty straightforward. The updates are obtained directly from the official servers.
CPU and mobo are discontinued

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