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RackStation RS2818RP+
High-capacity and scalable NAS to serve as a centralized backup destination or a file server for small- and medium-sized businesses

Synology RackStation RS2818RP+

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Synology RackStation
RS2818RP+
- 16-bay NAS designed for small- and medium-sized businesses
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Our Price: $3,105.00

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Overview:

Synology RackStation RS2818RP+ is a 16-bay NAS designed for small- and medium-sized businesses. It provides large, scalable storage capacity with affordable total cost of ownership, ideal to serve as a centralized backup destination or a file server, providing easy-to-use storage applications to safeguard company's data assets. Synology RS2818RP+ is backed by Synology’s 3-year limited warranty.

  • High storage capacity NAS in 3U chassis enclosure with 16 drive bays
  • High performance of over 1,400 MB/ s sequential read throughput and 26,000 random write IOPS3, capable of installing optional 10GbE NICs
  • Quad core, 2.1 GHz CPU and 4GB DDR4 memory, expandable up to 64GB
  • Scale up to 28 drives with Synology RX1217/RX1217RP
  • Advanced Btrfs file system offering 65,000 system-wide snapshots and 1,024 snapshots per shared folder
  • Complete virtualization solution with Synology Virtual Machine Manager. Dynamic iSCSI/NFS storage for VMware, Windows Hyper-V, Citrix, and OpenStack
  • Backed with SRS, Synology's next business-day replacement service

Features:

Scalable Storage Server On-Demand

Synology RS2818RP+ is a 3U, 16-bay network-attached storage solution, providing large storage capacity for growing businesses. It can support up to 28 drives when connected to one Synology RX1217 or RX1217RP1 expansion unit. Storage capacity can be expanded according to your business needs with minimal effort. It is ideal to serve as an centralized backup target, a file server or a hub-and-spoke backup target for distributed businesses.

RS2818RP+ is equipped with a quad-core processor and 4GB DDR4 memory (expandable up to 64GB) . With Link Aggregation enabled, RS2818RP+ delivers outstanding sequential throughput performance at over 1,400 MB/s reading and 580 MB/s writing and the iSCSI random IOPS performance can reach over 38,100 in reading and 26,000 in writing .

Btrfs: Next Generation Storage Efficiency

RS2818RP+ introduces the Btrfs file system, bringing the most advanced storage technologies to meet the management needs of modern businesses:

  • Built-in data integrity check detects data and file system corruption with data and meta-data checksums and improves the overall stability.
  • Flexible Shared Folder/User Quota System provides comprehensive quota control over all user accounts and shared folders.
  • Advanced snapshot technology with customizable backup schedule allows up to 1,024 copies of shared folder backups in a minimum 5-minute interval without occupying huge storage capacity and system resources.
  • File or folder level data restoration brings huge conveniences and saves time for users who wish to restore only a specific file or folder.
  • File self-healing: Btrfs file system can auto-detect corrupted files with mirrored metadata, and recover broken data using the supported RAID volumes, which include RAID1, 5, 6, and 10.


Cross-Platform File Sharing and Data Synchronization

RS2818RP+ can serve as a centralized backup destination, providing large storage capacity with affordable cost of ownership. Large amount of data scattered on employees' workstations can be easily backed up and synced to a centralized target on RS2818RP+. Cloud Sync keeps your Dropbox, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, Baidu, and Box storage in sync with RS2818RP+. Cloud Station Suite allows you to effortlessly sync files across multiple devices, including Windows, macOS, Linux, and Android or iOS mobile devices.

With block-level incremental backup and cross-version deduplication, Synology Hyper Backup provides multi-version backup with optimized storage utilization and allows for backing up to multiple destinations–local shared folders, external hard drives, network shared folders, rsync servers, and public cloud services.

Effortless Virtualization Environment

Synology’s Virtual Machine Manager adds unlimited capabilities to your NAS. Set up and run various virtual machines, including Windows, Linux, and Virtual DSM so that you can test new software versions in a sandbox environment, isolate your customers' machines, and increase the flexibility of your RS2818RP+ with reduced hardware deployment and maintenance costs.

Synology iSCSI storage fully supports most virtualization solutions to enhance work efficiency with a simple management interface. VMware vSphere™ 6.5 and VAAI integration helps offload storage operations and optimizes computation efficiency. Windows Offloaded Data Transfer (ODX) speeds up data transfer and migration rates, while OpenStack Cinder support turns your Synology NAS into a block-based storage component.

Reliability, Availability & Disaster Recovery

System reliability is of paramount importance to businesses which depend upon their commercial servers every day. RS2818RP+ responds to these concerns with wide-ranging availability and redundancy features:

  • Synology High Availability ensures seamless transition between clustered servers in the event of server failure with minimal impact on applications.
  • Redundant power supplies, system fans and network ports with failover support ensure maximum continuous service uptime.
  • High reliability system design including fan-less CPU heat-sink and passive cooling technology, preventing single points of failure.
  • Optional 5-year warranty is available in select regions.

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Performance:

5-bay to 16-bay NAS designed for small- and medium-sized businesses

Synology strives to enhance the performance of our NAS with every software update, even long after a product is launched. For enterprises and users that demand uncompromising performance from their servers, check the figures below to find the most suitable choice.

Aggregated 10GbE SMB - Sequential Throughput (64KB)

Model DS1817+ (8GB) DS1817+ (2GB) DS1517+ (8GB) DS1517+ (2GB) DS1817
Read 1179.13 1080.24 1165.08 1069.65 1577.61
Write 542.73 436.34 527.99 432.58 739.75

Aggregated 10GbE SMB - Sequential Throughput (64KB)

10GbE iSCSI - Random IOPS (4KB)

Model DS1817+ (8GB) DS1817+ (2GB) DS1517+ (8GB) DS1517+ (2GB) DS1817
Read 28376.48 27509.97 27628.06 27185.71 27442.57
Write 24874.58 22580.64 19172.68 19975.26 12496.52

10GbE iSCSI - Random IOPS (4KB)

1GbE SMB - Sequential Throughput (64KB)

Model RS2416(RP)+ DS2415+ DS1817+ (2GB) DS1517+ (2GB) DS1817 DS1517
Read 450.08 449.74 450.19 427.81 442.15 436.32
Write 400.46 396.19 400.93 384.7 405.8 449.69

1GbE SMB - Sequential Throughput (64KB)

Aggregated 1GbE SMB - Sequential Throughput via Encrypted Shared Folder (64KB)

Model RS2416(RP)+ DS2415+ DS1817+ (2GB) DS1517+ (2GB) DS1817 DS1517
Read 427.49 425.5 425.12 411.09 344.22 334.16
Write 267.4 266.31 270.34 260.87 261.08 269.31

Aggregated 1GbE SMB - Sequential Throughput via Encrypted Shared Folder (64KB)

1GbE SMB - Windows File Transfer (3GB file x 1)

Model RS2416(RP)+ DS2415+ DS1817+ (2GB) DS1517+ (2GB) DS1817 DS1517
Windows Download 112.53 112.7 112.14 112.32 111.13 111.2
Windows Upload 111.51 111.72 111.72 111.59 110.39 110.39

1GbE SMB - Windows File Transfer (3GB file x 1)

1GbE SMB - Windows File Transfer (1MB file x 3000)

Model RS2416(RP)+ DS2415+ DS1817+ (2GB) DS1517+ (2GB) DS1817 DS1517
Windows Download 82.06 82.46 85.83 86.49 88.3 87.82
Windows Upload 63.08 62.55 64.54 63.86 66.2 66.71

1GbE SMB - Windows File Transfer (1MB file x 3000)

1GbE SMB - Windows File Transfer via Encrypted Shared Folder (3GB file x 1)

Model RS2416(RP)+ DS2415+ DS1817+ (2GB) DS1517+ (2GB) DS1817 DS1517
Windows Download 111.54 111.62 112.36 112.43 111.32 110.55
Windows Upload 106.39 106.06 108.7 108.9 99.93 99.51

1GbE SMB - Windows File Transfer via Encrypted Shared Folder (3GB file x 1)

1GbE SMB - Windows File Transfer via Encrypted Shared Folder (1MB file x 3000)

Model RS2416(RP)+ DS2415+ DS1817+ (2GB) DS1517+ (2GB) DS1817 DS1517
Windows Download 79.01 79.64 80.87 81.11 81.3 78.47
Windows Upload 40.73 40.89 41.58 41.64 42.01 41.87

1GbE SMB - Windows File Transfer via Encrypted Shared Folder (1MB file x 3000)

1GbE AFP - Mac File Transfer (3GB file x 1)

Model RS2416(RP)+ DS2415+ DS1817+ (2GB) DS1517+ (2GB) DS1817 DS1517
AFP Download 93.47 94.64 93.82 94.43 93.28 94.99
AFP Upload 92.91 92.96 93.23 92.86 92.48 94.91

1GbE AFP - Mac File Transfer (3GB file x 1)

1GbE AFP - Mac File Transfer (1MB file x 3000)

Model RS2416(RP)+ DS2415+ DS1817+ (2GB) DS1517+ (2GB) DS1817 DS1517
AFP Download 67.05 67.99 68.88 69.88 57.98 51.2
AFP Upload 54.23 55.37 55.81 55.98 64.67 57.12

1GbE AFP - Mac File Transfer (1MB file x 3000)

1GbE Web Server - HTML Response Efficiency

Model RS2416(RP)+ DS2415+ DS1817+ (2GB) DS1517+ (2GB) DS1817 DS1517
Responses per second 51013.37 51261.25 51474.37 51183.08 40548.71 38497.32

1GbE Web Server - HTML Response Efficiency

1GbE Web Server - PHP Response Efficiency

Model RS2416(RP)+ DS2415+ DS1817+ (2GB) DS1517+ (2GB) DS1817 DS1517
Responses per second 10773.23 10801.16 10670.82 10785.98 9920.56 9897.51

1GbE Web Server - PHP Response Efficiency

NAS:

  • Operating System: DSM 6.1
  • Volume Type: RAID 5
  • Drives:
    • DS1817+, DS1517+, DS1817: Fully loaded with Intel 535 Series 240GB SSDSC2BW240H6 SSD (10GbE network environments) / Seagate ST6000VN0001 6TB HDD (1GbE network environments)
    • Other models: Fully loaded with Seagate ST6000VN0001 6TB HDD
  • File System:
    • EXT4: DS1817, DS1517
    • Btrfs: RS2416(RP)+, DS1817+, DS1517+, DS2415+
  • Aggregated 10GbE SMB and 10GbE iSCSI Network Environments:
    • DS1817+, DS1517+: 2 x 10GbE ports (1 x Intel X520-DA2 NIC); MTU 9000; connected to client PCs via Juniper QFX5100-48S-AFO switch
    • DS1817: 2 x 10GbE ports (built-in); MTU 9000; connected to client PCs via Netgear M4300-24X24F switch
  • 1GbE Network Environments:
    • For models with single 1GbE LAN port: MTU 1500; connected to 1 client PC via HP 2530-48G switch
    • For models with multiple 1GbE LAN ports: Link Aggregation is enabled for Sequential Throughput tests; MTU 1500; connected to client PCs via HP 2530-48G switch

Client PC:

  • Aggregated 10GbE SMB and 10GbE iSCSI Network Environments: Intel Core i7-4790 3.60GHz; 4GB DDR3-1600; Intel X520-DA2 NIC; MTU 9000; Windows 7 64 bit
  • 1GbE SMB Network Environments:
    • For NAS models with single 1GbE LAN port: Intel Core i7-3770 3.40GHz; 32GB DDR3-1866; RAMdisk with 14GB source partition and 14GB target partition; Intel Gigabit CT; MTU 1500; Windows 7 64-bit
    • For NAS models with multiple 1GbE LAN ports: Intel Core i7-3770 3.40GHz; 4GB DDR3-1600; Intel 520 (120GB) SSD x 2; striped volume; Intel Gigabit CT; MTU 1500; Windows 7 64-bit
  • IOMeter setting for Sequential Throughput tests: Continuously read from/write to a single 16GB file (10GbE network environments) / 8GB file (1GbE network environments) for 3 minutes; Block size: 64KB for SMB, 4KB for IOPS and iSCSI
  • 1GbE Web Server Network Environment:
    • Intel Core i7-6700 3.40GHz; 16GB DDR4-2133; Intel Gigabit CT; MTU 1500; Ubuntu 16.04
    • (html) wrk -t 8 -c [10-250] -d 60s -H "Host: benchmark" http://DS_IP/index.html
    • (php) wrk -t 8 -c [10-250] -d 60s -H "Host: benchmark"http://DS_IP/echo.php
  • 1GbE AFP Network Environment: Mac Mini; 2.3GHz 4 core Intel Core i7; 16GB DDR3-1600; RAMdisk with 7GB source partition and 4GB target partition; MTU 1500; OSX 10.9

Special Note:

  • Performance figures are achieved in the Synology lab by using very powerful client computers with optimized network settings, and could vary in different environments. Regular office desktop or notebook computers may not be able to reproduce these figures.

Documentation:

Download the Synology RackStation RS2818RP+ Datasheet  (PDF).

Pricing Notes:

  • Pricing and product availability subject to change without notice.
Synology Products
Synology RackStation
Synology RackStation RS2818RP+ 16-bay NAS designed for small- and medium-sized businesses
#RS2818RP+
Our Price: $3,105.00