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RackStation RS3618xs
High performance and scalable NAS simplifies data management, optimizes virtualization environments for large scale businesses.

Synology RackStation RS3618xs

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Synology RackStation
RS3618xs
- 16-bay NAS designed for small- and medium-sized businesses
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Our Price: $2,990.00

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Overview:

Synology RackStation RS3618xs is a reliable, superior-performance network-attached storage solution for large-scale enterprises with demanding business applications. RS3618xs simplifies data management, optimizes virtualization environments, and rapidly expands storage capacity with minimal time investment in setup and maintenance. Synology RS3618xs is backed by Synology’s 5-year limited warranty.

  • Reliable centralized storage solution for large scale businesses
  • Quad-core CPU with AES-NI and 8GB (up to 64GB) DDR4 ECC UDIMM
  • Ultra-high performance of over 3,900 MB/s sequential reading and 143,500 iSCSI random read IOPS1 , capable of installing optional 10GbE/40GbE NICs
  • Scalable up to 36 drives with Synology RX1217/RX1217RP
  • Complete virtualization solution with Synology Virtual Machine Manager
  • Dynamic iSCSI/NFS storage for VMware, Windows Hyper-V, Citrix, and OpenStack
  • Backed by Synology’s 5-year limited warranty & Synology Replacement Service (SRS)

Features:

High-speed Scalable Storage Server

Synology RS3618xs is a 2U 12-bay rackmount network-attached storage solution equipped with a quad-core processor and 8GB DDR4 memory (expandable up to 64GB), meeting the needs for large-scale businesses. With 10GbE Link Aggregation enabled, RS3618xs delivers great performance at over 3,900 MB/s sequential reading throughput and 143,500 iSCSI random IOPS under a RAID 5 configuration. Encrypted data throughput can reach over 2,300 MB/s in reading and 1,177 MB/s in writing

RS3618xs provides great flexibility to easily scale up to 36 drives when connected to two Synology RX1217 or RX1217RP2 expansion units. Storage capacity can be expanded according to your business needs with minimal effort.

Btrfs: Next Generation Storage Efficiency

RS3618xs introduces the Btrfs file system, bringing the most advanced storage technologies to meet the management needs of modern businesses:

  • 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.
  • Flexible Shared Folder/User Quota System provides comprehensive quota control over all user accounts and shared folders.
  • File self-healing: Btrfs file system is able to auto-detect corrupted files with mirrored metadata, and recover broken data using the supported RAID volumes, which include RAID1, 5, 6, 10 and RAID F1.


Comprehensive Business Applications

Powered by the innovative Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM), RS3618xs comes fully-equipped with applications and features designed specifically for large-scale businesses:

  • Windows® AD and LDAP support allows easy integration with existing business directory services without recreating user accounts.
  • Windows ACL support provides fine-grained access control and efficient privilege settings, allowing RS3618xs to fit seamlessly into current infrastructure.
  • Internet file access is simplified by the encrypted FTP server and the web-based file explorer, Synology File Station. HTTPS, firewall, and IP auto-block support ensure file sharing over the Internet is protected with a high level of security.
  • Application Privileges controls access to applications and packages based on each individual account, user group, or IP address
  • MailPlus allows your business to set up a secure, reliable, and private mail server while giving your employees a modern mail client for receiving and sending messages.

Effortless Virtualization Environment

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.

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 RS3618xs with reduced hardware deployment and maintenance costs.

Running on Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM)

Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM) is a web-based operating system tailor-made for every Synology NAS. Featuring an intuitive multitasking user interface, DSM provides simple desktop-like experience to minimize effort in exploring and managing your Synology NAS.

The built-in Package Center allows you to download and install a variety of packages designed specifically for your unique needs, ranging from file backup, virtualization, productivity, safeguard security and utilities.

With all the built-in and add-on features, DSM provides comprehensive and fine-grained controls over your RS3618xs, helping you maximize productivity and make the best out of your digital assets. All will happen with just a few clicks.


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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 RS3618xs Datasheet  (PDF).

Pricing Notes:

  • Pricing and product availability subject to change without notice.
Synology Products
Synology RackStation
Synology RackStation RS3618xs 16-bay NAS designed for small- and medium-sized businesses
#RS3618xs
Our Price: $2,990.00