Synology RackStation RS3617RPxs 12 Bay Diskless Rackmount NAS - Intel Xeon D-1521 quad-core 2.4GHz burst up to 2.7GHz Processor - 8GB DDR4-2133 ECC UDIMM (expandable up to 64GB) - Supports 12x 2.5"/3.5" SATA III/SATA II HDD/SSD - 4x RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet LAN Ports - 2x USB 2.0 Ports, 2x Expansion Ports - 80mm fan - 5 Years Limited Warranty

 

RackStation RS3617RPxs

Reliable storage solution providing uninterrupted services for large-scale businesses

Designed for businesses seeking large data storage capacity, RS3617RPxs is a high-performance, 12-bay rackmount NAS equipped with redundant power supplies, ensuring business continuity. Organizations can integrate seamlessly with virtualization solutions including VMware, Citrix, Hyper-V, and OpenStack Cinder.

RS3617RPxs

 

High-performance NAS server

RS3617RPxs delivers stunning performance with over 3,829 MB/s sequential throughput and 433,873 IOPS under a RAID 5 configuration1 with 10GbE Link Aggregation. Equipped with 8GB DDR4 ECC RAM (upgradeable to 64GB), RS3617RPxs ensures data accuracy when handling high-value data and mission-critical tasks across large-scale businesses.

 

 

Scale on demand

As your data storage needs grow, RS3617RPxs can be connected to one or two dedicated RX1217/RX1217RP expansion units2, allowing you to expand storage capacity up to 36 drives3 without disrupting service. The high-bandwidth cable ensures speedy data transmission between the main server and expansion unit.

 

10GbE network capability

In addition to the four built-in Gigabit ports, RS3617RPxs comes with two PCIe 3.0 x8 slots that allows for the installation of two 10GbE Network Interface Cards (NIC), maximizing bandwidth and meeting high performance requirements for data-intensive applications.

 

 

Reliable redundancy mechanisms

RS3617RPxs comes with comprehensive redundancy mechanisms to ensure business continuity. Built-in four LAN ports with failover provides reliable redundancy in the event of unexpected network failure. The high reliability system design, including fanless CPU heat-sink and passive cooling technologies, prevents a single point of failure. Other features such as redundant power supplies, system fans, and network ports with failover support ensure continual service uptime. 

 

 

Enhanced encryption performance

RS3617RPxs is equipped with an encryption engine which offloads encryption calculation tasks from the main CPU, thus allowing it to perform other important tasks. In addition, Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) on shared folders with hardware acceleration ensures security without compromising access performance, providing over 2,916MB/s in reading.

 

 

SSD cache technology

RS3617RPxs enables the combination of hard drives and read/write-optimized SSD cache, boosting throughput efficiently while minimizing cost per gigabyte. With full SSD cache reading and writing support, RS3617RPxs offers a significant reduction in I/O latency without crippling your budget. With only a small upfront investment, businesses can benefit from significant server performance enhancement.

 

 

5 year warranty

Synology RS3617RPxs is backed with Synology's 5-year limited warranty. With technical support and hardware replacement service, the 5-year warranty maximizes your enterprises' return on investment. For the entire duration, you will enjoy technical support via email and telephone.

 

 

Award winning OS - DiskStation Manager

Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM) is a sleek, browser-based operating system running on every DiskStation and RackStation, which makes managing your Synology NAS a breeze. Featuring an intuitive user interface, DSM makes accessing and sharing your data smarter and simpler. Synology's Package Center lets you download and install useful add-on packages designed specifically for individual or business needs, meaning you can enjoy more entertainment in your life or better productivity at work.

 

Fit into business environments easily

With the support of Windows AD, LDAP, and Domain Trust, RS3617RPxs enables seamless account integration. The User Home feature can automatically create a "home" folder for every user account to minimize the administrator's effort in repeatedly creating "home" folders for all accounts. Windows ACL support on RS3617RPxs allows IT administrators to fine tune access controls and set up privileges to files and folders on RS3617RPxs through the familiar Windows user interface. With compatibility for major protocols, RS3617RPxs can eliminate server configuration overhead and enhance IT administrators’ efficiency.

Next-generation data protection and integrity

When dealing with large-scale data storage, businesses require a solution that offers reliable backup and prevents file corruption. With support for the next-generation Btrfs file system, RS3617RPxs ensures information is stored with a high level of data integrity, while providing flexible and efficient data protection tools.

Seamless storage solution for virtualization environments

RS3617RPxs provides seamless storage solutions for virtualization environments, including VMware, Citrix, Hyper-V, and OpenStack Cinder. With VMware vSphere 6 and VAAI integration certified, RS3617RPxs helps offload specific storage operations and optimizes computation power for unparalleled performance and efficiency in VMware environments. As the centralized storage of a virtual environment, RS3617RPxs enables virtual machine migration, allowing movement from server to server whilst eliminating service downtime and disruption to user. Windows Offloaded Data Transfer (ODX) and Synology Advanced LUN support greatly improves the efficiency on massive data transfer and migration. With OpenStack Cinder support, RS3617RPxs can be used as a block-based storage component for servers complying with the Cinder API.

Unified storage system

RS3617RPxs enables businesses to cost-effectively manage multi-protocol data by integrating file-level (NAS) and block-level (SAN) storage into one unified storage system. Files can be shared across Windows®, Mac®, and Linux® platforms seamlessly with comprehensive network protocol support (CIFS/SMB, AFP, and NFS). RS3617RPxs provides a cost-effective iSCSI solution, allowing large scale businesses to consolidate storage into data center storage arrays. With thin provisioning available for file-level iSCSI LUN, you can maximize storage utilization by oversubscribing provisions and grow storage space as needed.

 

Protection with LUN backup, snapshot, and clone

RS3617RPxs enhances the ease of moving and copying data in a virtualized environment with the features LUN Snapshot, clone, and replication. Synology’s LUN Clone and LUN Snapshot only consume 1/1000 of the original size highly optimizing storage usage. In addition, Synology's LUN Snapshot lets you create up 256 snapshots per LUN using point-in-time technology without having any impact on system performance. With better support to servers under VMware vSphere or Windows environment, IT managers can expect guaranteed VM status and data consistency through application-consistent snapshots.

 

Synology CMS (Central Management System)

For enterprises with more than one Synology NAS server, CMS offers the flexibility and convenience for IT administrators to manage all of them from a single point of entry. Through a simple interface, you can obtain a clear overview on resource consumption and logs, helping you identify any issue right away. With group policies, CMS can do much more for your daily tasks. Once a NAS joins a group, it will automatically adopt its rules and behave as intended, without extra configuration.

 

Increase business productivity with cloud solutions

With comprehensive cloud solutions, RS3617RPxs lets you create your own private cloud easily. Cloud Station is the perfect package to sync files across multiple devices. Files can be edited in offline mode and later synced to Cloud Station, which keeps up to 32 historical versions, allowing you to restore a file back to previous version or recover deleted files. With the mobile app DS cloud, any change made to a file is automatically synced to your smartphones and tablets. For distributed enterprises, Synology's 2-way sync between different DiskStations ensures employees at different locations share the same information in real-time. IT administrators can handpick individual folders that they want to sync to different devices, manually or automatically based on file format and size. Folders synced by Cloud Station can be encrypted on DSM — no one will be able to access its content without your private key.

 

Ensuring business continuity & reliability

Uninterrupted availability is a critical goal for all businesses. RS3617RPxs offers Synology High Availability (SHA) technology which combines an active and passive server into one cluster, the former always mirrored to the latter. Shared Folder Sync can replicate data in real-time to another Synology NAS at a remote location, giving your business the Recovery Time Objective (RTO) for prompt disaster recovery. With multiple LAN ports, RS3617RPxs also ensures redundancy in the event of unexpected network failure.

 

Secure your data

RS3617RPxs offers advanced security measures to protect you from potential security holes. Security Advisor analyzes system settings, password strength, network preferences and removes any possible malware. AppArmor blocks malicious programs from accessing unauthorized system resources. You can also customize the trust level in Package Center to avoid installing packages from untrusted sources, safeguarding your NAS from unknown or tampered files. In addition, RS3617RPxs provides other security add-ons, such as AES encryption, 2-Step verification, IP block & allow list, Antivirus packages, firewall, and DoS attack prevention.

 

Notes:
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  1. Tested with 4 x 10 GbE connections with Link Aggregation enabled and fully loaded with Intel 535 Series 240GB 2.5” SSD. The performance figures vary on different environments.
  2. RS3617RPxs supports up to two Synology RX1217/RX1217RP, purchased separately.
  3. Learn more about the compatibility of hard drives, please click here.

 

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Hardware Specifications
CPU
CPU Model Intel Xeon D-1521
CPU Architecture 64-bit
CPU Frequency Quad Core 2.4 (base) / 2.7 (turbo) GHz
Hardware Encryption Engine (AES-NI)  
Memory
System Memory 8 GB DDR4 ECC UDIMM
Memory Module Pre-installed 8 GB x 1
Total Memory Slots 4
Memory Expandable up to 64 GB (16 GB x 4)
Storage
Drive Bay(s) 12
Maximum Drive Bays with Expansion Unit 36
Compatible Drive Type*
  • 3.5" SATA HDD
  • 2.5" SATA HDD
  • 2.5" SATA SSD
Maximum Internal Raw Capacity 120 TB (10 TB HDD x 12) (Capacity may vary by RAID types)
Maximum Raw Capacity with Expansion Units 360 TB (10 TB HDD x 36) (Capacity may vary by RAID types)
Maximum Single Volume Size
  • 200 TB (32GB RAM required, for RAID 5 or RAID 6 groups only)
  • 108 TB
Hot Swappable Drive  
Notes "Compatible drive type" indicates the drives that have been tested to be compatible with Synology products. This term does not indicate the maximum connection speed of each drive bay.
External Ports
USB 3.0 Port 2
Expansion Port 2
File System
Internal Drives
  • Btrfs
  • EXT4
External Drives
  • Btrfs
  • EXT4
  • EXT3
  • FAT
  • NTFS
  • HFS+
  • exFAT*
Notes exFAT Access is purchased separately in Package Center.
Appearance
Size (Height x Width x Depth) 88 mm x 430.5 mm x 692 mm 
Weight 14.5 kg 
Others
RJ-45 1GbE LAN Port 4 (with Link Aggregation / Failover support)
Wake on LAN/WAN  
PCIe Slot for Network Card 2 x Gen3 x8 slots (x8 link)
System Fan 80 mm x 80 mm x 4 pcs
Fan Speed Mode
  • Full-Speed Mode
  • Cool Mode
  • Quiet Mode
Easy Replacement System Fan  
Wireless Support (dongle)  
Power Recovery  
Noise Level* 50.2 dB(A) 
Scheduled Power On/Off  
Power Supply Unit / Adapter 2 X 500W 
AC Input Power Voltage 100V to 240V AC
Power Frequency 50/60 Hz, Single Phase
Power Consumption* 116.42 W (Access) 
65.49 W (HDD Hibernation) 
British Thermal Unit 397.24 BTU/hr (Access) 
223.46 BTU/hr (HDD Hibernation) 
Redundant Power Supply (for xs+ and RP model)  
Environment Temperature
Operating Temperature 5°C to 35°C (40°F to 95°F)
Storage Temperature -20°C to 60°C (-5°F to 140°F)
Relative Humidity 5% to 95% RH
Certification
  • FCC Class A
  • CE Class A
  • BSMI Class A
Warranty 5 Years
Notes
  • Power consumption is measured when fully loaded with Western Digital 1TB WD10EFRX hard drive(s).
  • Noise Level Testing Environment: Fully loaded with Seagate 2TB ST2000VN000 hard drive(s) in idle; Two G.R.A.S. Type 40AE microphones, each set up at 1 meter away from the Synology NAS front and rear; Background noise: 16.49-17.51 dB(A); Temperature: 24.25-25.75˚C; Humidity: 58.2-61.8%
DSM Specifications 
Storage Management
Maximum Internal Volume Number 1024
Maximum iSCSI Target Number 64
Maximum iSCSI LUN 512
iSCSI LUN Clone/Snapshot, Windows ODX  
RAID Group  
Supported RAID Type
  • Basic
  • JBOD
  • RAID 0
  • RAID 1
  • RAID 5
  • RAID 6
  • RAID 10
RAID Migration
  • Basic to RAID 1
  • Basic to RAID 5
  • RAID 1 to RAID 5
  • RAID 5 to RAID 6
Volume Expansion with Larger HDDs
  • RAID 1
  • RAID 5
  • RAID 6
Volume Expansion by Adding a HDD
  • RAID 5
  • RAID 6
  • JBOD
Global Hot Spare Supported RAID Type
  • RAID 1
  • RAID 5
  • RAID 6
  • RAID 10
SSD Support
SSD Read/Write Cache   
SSD TRIM  
File Sharing Capacity
Maximum Local User Accounts 16000
Maximum Local Groups 512
Maximum Shared Folder 512
Maximum Shared Folder Sync Tasks 16
Maximum Concurrent CIFS/AFP/FTP Connections 2048
Windows Access Control List (ACL) Integration  
NFS Kerberos Authentication  
High Availability Manager  
Log Center  
Syslog Events per Second 3000
Virtualization
VMware vSphere 6 with VAAI  
Windows Server 2012  
Windows Server 2012 R2  
Citrix Ready  
OpenStack  
Add-on Packages
Antivirus by McAfee (Trial)  
Central Management System  
Chat  
Maximum Users 1600
Notes
  • The number of concurrent HTTP connections for Chat was configured to the maximum.
  • CPU and RAM usage were both under 80% when testing the recommended number of clients.
  • For tested models with expandable memory, the maximum amount of RAM was installed.
Cloud Station Server  
Maximum Concurrent File Transfers 2000
Maximum Concurrent File Transfers (with RAM expansion) 10000
Docker DSM  
Maximum Docker DSM Number (Licenses required) 35 (including 1 Free License)
Document Viewer  
Download Station  
Maximum Concurrent Download Tasks 80
exFAT Access (optional)  
HiDrive Backup  
MailPlus / MailPlus Server  
Free Email Accounts (Licenses required for additional accounts)
Recommended MailPlus Client Number Up to 300 (Btrfs) / 400 (EXT4)
Maximum Server Performance 2,248,000 (Btrfs) / 2,184,000 (EXT4) emails per day, approx. 68.8 GB (Btrfs) / 66.7 GB (EXT4)
Notes
  • The CPU and RAM usages were both under 80% when testing recommended client numbers.
  • For tested models with expandable memory, the maximum amount of RAM was installed.
  • Read-write SSD cache was enabled in 5-bay (and above) NAS models with 2 SSDs units installed.
  • The performance of the mail system will slightly decrease in high-availability mode due to data synchronization between the two servers.
  • Functions that were enabled in all of the tests above: anti-spam, anti-virus, DNSBL, greylist, content scan, full-text search (English only).
Media Server  
DLNA Compliance  
Office  
Maximum Users 1600
Maximum Simultaneous Editing Users per File 100
Notes
  • CPU and RAM usage were both under 80% when testing the recommended number of clients.
  • For tested models with expandable memory, the maximum amount of RAM was installed.
  • Client performance may affect maximum simultaneous editing users. Client PCs used for testing: Intel Core i3-3220 / 8GB RAM
PetaSpace  
Snapshot Replication  
Maximum Snapshots per Shared Folder 1024
Maximum Snapshots of all Shared Folder 65536
Surveillance Station  
Maximum IP cam (Licenses required) 75 (including 2 Free License)
Total FPS (H.264)* 2250 FPS @ 720p (1280x720) 
900 FPS @ 1080p (1920×1080) 
500 FPS @ 3M (2048x1536) 
300 FPS @ 5M (2591x1944)
Total FPS (MJPEG)* 750 FPS @ 720p (1280x720) 
375 FPS @ 1080p (1920×1080) 
250 FPS @ 3M (2048x1536) 
180 FPS @ 5M (2591x1944)
Notes Surveillance Station throughput is tested with Axis network camera, using continuous recording with live view from Surveillance Station and motion detection by camera. Live view and recording are sharing the same stream from the camera.
Video Station  
Video Transcoding Group 1 - Type 2
Maximum Transcoding Channel Number 1 channel, 30 FPS @ 720p (1280x720), H.264 (AVC)/MPEG-4 Part 2 (XVID, DIVX5)/MPEG-2/VC-1
Virtual DSM Manager  
VPN Server  
Maximum Connections 30
Environment & Packaging
Environment RoHS Compliant
Packaging Content
  • Main Unit X 1
  • Accessory Pack X 1
  • AC Power Cord X 2
  • Quick Installation Guide X 1
Optional Accessories
  • Camera License Pack
  • 8GB DDR4 ECC UDIMM
  • 16GB DDR4 ECC UDIMM
  • Expansion Unit: RX1217/RX1217RP X 2
  • VS360HD
  • Synology RKS1317 - Rail Kit Sliding
  • Synology Ethernet Adapter E10G15-F1
  • Synology Ethernet Adapter E10G17-F2
SKU RS3617RPXS
Barcode # 846504002221
Brand SYNOLOGY
Shipping Weight 16.0000kg
Manufacturer Warranty
5 Years Limited Warranty
Manufacturer Contact Info
http://www.synology.com

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