Synology RackStation RS2818RP+ 16 Bay Diskless NAS - Intel Atom C3538 quad-core 2.1GHz - 4GB (1x 4GB) DDR4 RAM (4x Slots), Memory expandable to 64GB (4x 16GB) - 16 x 3.5" or 2.5" SATA SSD/HDD (drives not included) - Maximum Internal Raw Capacity: 40TB (4x 10TB drives) - 4 x RJ-45 1GbE, 2x USB 3.0 port, 1x Expansion port - RS2818RP+ - 3 Years Limited Warranty

 

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+ 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 desination 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. Optional upgrade to 5 years Warranty available.

 

 

Scalable Storage Server On-Demand

RS2818RP+ is an ideal storage solution for small- and medium-sized businesses with great flexibility in terms of expandable storage capacity, upgradable memory and optional high-speed NIC support. It fits perfectly as a backup target for distributed businesses, a centralized file server, or a backup target for employee workstations in a growing business. 

 

 

CPU

Quad-core 2.1GHz 

 

 

 

RAM options

4GB DDR4 UDIMM, up to 64GB

 

 

 

Network

4 x 1GbE port, optional 10GbE NIC support

 

 

 

Chassis

3U design, 16 SATA drive bays

 

 

 

 

 

Robust scalability and reliability

RS2818RP+ provides large, scalable storage capacity with affordable total cost of ownership. The 3U chassis design accommodates up to 16 drives and the storage capacity can be further scaled up when connected to one Synology Expansion Unit RX1217 or RX1217RP1, providing a total drive count of 28 without disrupting host services.

 

 

 

 

Next-generation file system for better data protection

The Btrfs file system introduces advanced storage technologies and optimized snapshots to prevent data corruption and reduce maintenance overhead. While ensuring high-level data integrity, it also offers flexible, efficient data protection and recovery tools.

Flexible Shared Folder/User Quota System provides comprehensive quota control on all user accounts and shared folders

 Snapshot Replication provides schedulable and storage capacity-saving data protection with 1,024 shared folder backups and 65,000 system-wide snapshots

 File or folder level data restoration makes data recovery fast and flexible

 Automatic file self-healing detects and recovers corrupted files without user intervention

 

 

 

 

 

Ultimate Backup Solution

RS2818RP+ integrates various backup applications to safeguard your important data on any device with an intuitive user interface and durable storage technologies.

 

Active Backup for Server

An agentless backup solution protects data from Windows and Linux servers through SMB and Rsync to minimize deployment and management costs.

 

 

Hyper Backup

Comprehensively back up your data to a local shared folder, an external device, another Synology NAS, an rsync server, or a public cloud to ensure data safety.

 

 

Desktop Backup

Safeguard your PC with Cloud Station Backup. Effortlessly back up data stored on macOS to Synology NAS with Time Machine.

 

 

Active Backup for Office 365/ G Suite

On-premise backup solution with a centralized dashboard. Optimize storage efficiency with single instancing and block-level deduplication technology. 

 

 

 

Fully certified storage virtualization solutions

Synology iSCSI storage fully supports most virtualization solutions to enhance work efficiency with easy management interface. VMware vSphere 6 and VAAI integration helps offload storage operations and optimizes computation efficiency. Windows Offloaded Data Transfer (ODX) speeds up data transfer and migration rate. OpenStack Cinder support turns your Synology NAS into a block-based storage component. 

 

     

 

 

 

 

Digital asset protection

Powered by Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM), Synology NAS offers advanced security measures to protect against sudden data loss and potential security holes.

 

 Security Advisor   Analyzes system settings, password strength, network preferences, and removes any possible malware.

 AppArmor   A kernel-level enhancement that blocks malicious programs from accessing unauthorized system resources.

 AES 256-bit encryption   Encrypt shared folders and network data transmission to keep data from unauthorized access.

 2-step verification   Prevent others from logging in to your DSM by generating a one-time password (OTP) on your mobile device.

 Trust Level   Customize the trust level in Package Center to avoid installing packages from untrusted sources, safeguarding your NAS from unknown or tampered package files.

 

 

 

Powered by Synology DSM

 

DSM UI

Award-winning operating system with an intuitive user interface and powerful capabilities.

 

 

Public Cloud Integration

Backup and synchronize data easily between your public cloud accounts and your NAS.

 

 

 

High Availability

Ensures seamless service transition between clustered servers in the event of a server failure.

 

 

 

Security

Comprehensive built-in security tools are constantly updated to tackle evolving threats and protect your devices.

 

 

 

 

Snapshot Replication

Provides schedulable and instantaneous data protection for shared folders and virtual machines on iSCSI LUNs in the event of disaster.

 

 

 

Desktop Backup

Simplified backup solution for your Mac, PC, and mobile devices.

 

 

 

 

  • 1Power button and indicator
  • 2Beep off button
  • 3Drive tray
  • 4Drive status indicator
  • 5Power port
  • 6PSU indicator
  • 7PSU fan
  • 8Console port
  • 91GbE RJ-45 port
  • 10USB 3.0 port
  • 11Expansion port
  • 12PCIe expansion slot
  • 13Reset button

 

Notes:

  1. RS2818RP+ supports one Synology expansion unit RX1217/RX1217RP, sold separately.

(RS2818RP-Plus)

  • 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 IOPS 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
  • Maximum IP cameras: 40 (total of 1,200 FPS at 720p, H.264) (includes two free camera licenses; additional cameras require the purchasing of additional licenses)
  • PCIe 3.0 slot - x8 slot x 1 (4-lane)
  • Additional Service and Warranty Packages available - ASK your MMT Account Manager for more details.(Service must be purchased with 30 days of the NAS purchase)
  • This NAS model supports Synology High Availability (SHA)
Hardware Specifications
CPU
CPU Model Intel Atom C3538
CPU Architecture 64-bit
CPU Frequency Quad Core 2.1 GHz
Hardware Encryption Engine (AES-NI)  
Memory
System Memory 4 GB DDR4
Memory Module Pre-installed 4GB (1 x 4GB)
Total Memory Slots 4
Memory Expandable up to 64 GB (16 GB x 4)
Storage
Drive Bays 16
Maximum Drive Bays with Expansion Unit 28
Compatible Drive Type* 
  • 3.5" SATA HDD
  • 2.5" SATA HDD
  • 2.5" SATA SSD
Maximum Internal Raw Capacity 192 TB (12 TB drive x 16) (Capacity may vary by RAID types)
Maximum Raw Capacity with Expansion Units 336 TB (192 TB + 12 TB drive x 12) (Capacity may vary by RAID types)
Maximum Single Volume Size 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.
  • The maximum raw capacity is not limited by the maximum single volume size. Synology NAS models may utilize capacities over the maximum single volume size as long as each volume created is below the limit.
External Ports
RJ-45 1GbE LAN Port 4 (with Link Aggregation / Failover support)
USB 3.0 Port 2
Expansion Port 1
PCIe
PCIe Expansion 1 x Gen3 x8 slot (black, x4 link)
Add-in-card support
  • M2D17 - Dual M.2 SSD adapter card for SSD cache
  • PCIe Network Interface Card
Notes RS2818RP+ with M2D17 can only support M.2 SATA SSD. M.2 NVMe/AHCI PCIe SSD is not supported.
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) 132.3 mm x 482 mm x 656.5 mm 
Weight 17.4 kg 
Others
System Fan 80 mm x 80 mm x 3 pcs
Fan Speed Mode
  • Full-Speed Mode
  • Cool Mode
  • Quiet Mode
Easy Replacement System Fan  
Power Recovery  
Noise Level* 51.0 dB(A) 
Scheduled Power On/Off  
Wake on LAN/WAN  
Power Supply Unit / Adapter 2 X 500W 
AC Input Power Voltage 100V to 240V AC
Power Frequency 50/60 Hz, Single Phase
Power Consumption* 138.1 W (Access, for RP model) 
66.7 W (HDD Hibernation, for RP model) 
British Thermal Unit 471.5 BTU/hr (Access, for RP model) 
227.7 BTU/hr (HDD Hibernation, for RP model) 
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
  • EAC
  • VCCI
  • CCC
  • RCM
  • FCC
  • CE
  • BSMI
Warranty 3 Year Hardware Warranty, Extendable to 5 Year Coverage - EW202
Notes
  • Power consumption is measured when fully loaded with Western Digital 1TB WD10EFRX hard drive(s).
  • Support for Wake on WAN needs switch and routers which recognize Magic Packet.
  • 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 512
Maximum iSCSI Target Number 32
Maximum iSCSI LUN 256
iSCSI LUN Clone/Snapshot, Windows ODX  
SSD Read/Write Cache  
SSD TRIM  
RAID Group  
Supported RAID Type
  • Synology Hybrid RAID
  • 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
  • Synology Hybrid RAID
  • RAID 1
  • RAID 5
  • RAID 6
Volume Expansion by Adding a HDD
  • Synology Hybrid RAID
  • RAID 5
  • RAID 6
  • JBOD
Global Hot Spare Supported RAID Type
  • Synology Hybrid RAID
  • RAID 1
  • RAID 5
  • RAID 6
  • RAID 10
File Sharing Capacity
Maximum Local User Accounts 2048
Maximum Local Groups 256
Maximum Shared Folder 512
Maximum Shared Folder Sync Tasks 8
Maximum Concurrent CIFS/AFP/FTP Connections 1000
Windows Access Control List (ACL) Integration  
NFS Kerberos Authentication  
High Availability Manager  
Log Center  
Syslog Events per Second 800
Virtualization
VMware vSphere 6 with VAAI  
Windows Server 2012  
Windows Server 2012 R2  
Windows Server 2016  
Citrix Ready  
OpenStack  
Add-on Packages
Antivirus by McAfee (Trial)  
Central Management System  
Chat  
Maximum Users 1500
Notes
  • The number of concurrent HTTP connections for Chat was configured to the maximum.
  • CPU and RAM usage were both under 80% when the number of maximum users was reached.
  • For tested models with expandable memory, the maximum amount of RAM was installed.
Cloud Station Server  
Maximum Number of Concurrently Connected Devices 1000
Maximum Number of Concurrently Connected Devices (with RAM expansion) 2000
Maximum Number of Synced Files (btrfs) 1,000,000 / single file reaction time 692 ms
Maximum Number of Synced Files (ext4) 1,000,000 / single file reaction time 456 ms
Notes
  • The maximum number of concurrently connected devices refers to the maximum number of devices that can remain connected at the same time. For more information on file processing capability, please refer to the reaction time for file processing.
  • File reaction time refers to the preparation time required for other devices to start downloading a 10KByte file from a Synology NAS after the file has been added to the NAS. RAM expansion was not used during testing.
  • Non-encrypted shared folders were used during the aforementioned testing.
Document Viewer  
Download Station  
Maximum Concurrent Download Tasks 80
Drive  
Maximum Number of Synced Files 1,000,000 / single file reaction time 437 ms
Maximum Number of Concurrent Connections for PC Clients 550
Notes
  • The Btrfs file system was used for the purpose of testing.
  • The maximum number of concurrent connections refers to the maximum number of connections that could be maintained when the maximum number of synced files was reached.
  • File reaction time refers to the preparation time required for other devices to start downloading a 10KByte file from a Synology NAS after the file has been added to the NAS.
  • For tested models with expandable memory, the maximum amount of RAM was installed.
  • Non-encrypted shared folders were used during the aforementioned testing.
exFAT Access (optional)  
MailPlus / MailPlus Server  
Free Email Accounts 5
Recommended MailPlus Client Number Up to 100 (Btrfs) / 100 (EXT4)
Maximum Server Performance 940,000 (Btrfs) / 1,016,000 (EXT4) emails per day, approx. 28.7 GB (Btrfs) / 31 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  
Moments  
Facial recognition  
Subject recognition  
Office  
Maximum Users 1800
Notes
  • Multiple files were opened for testing and each file was edited by 30 users simultaneously.
  • CPU and RAM usage were both under 80% when the number of maximum users was reached.
  • 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
Snapshot Replication  
Maximum Snapshots per Shared Folder 1024
Maximum Snapshots of all Shared Folder 65536
Surveillance Station  
Maximum IP cam (Licenses required) 40 (including 2 Free License)
Total FPS (H.264)* 1200 FPS @ 720p (1280x720) 
960 FPS @ 1080p (1920×1080) 
520 FPS @ 3M (2048x1536) 
320 FPS @ 5M (2591x1944) 
240 FPS @ 4K (3840x2160)
Total FPS (H.265)* 1200 FPS @ 720p (1280x720) 
1200 FPS @ 1080p (1920×1080) 
880 FPS @ 3M (2048x1536) 
520 FPS @ 5M (2591x1944) 
400 FPS @ 4K (3840x2160)
Total FPS (MJPEG)* 560 FPS @ 720p (1280x720) 
270 FPS @ 1080p (1920×1080) 
190 FPS @ 3M (2048x1536) 
110 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 1
Maximum Transcoding Channel Number 1 channel, 30 FPS @ 1080p(1920×1080), H.264 (AVC)/MPEG-4 Part 2 (XVID, DIVX5)/MPEG-2/VC-1
Virtual Machine Manager  
Maximum Virtual DSM Number (Licenses required) 4 (including 1 Free License)
Notes Virtual Machine Manager is not supported on hosts running Synology High Availability.
VPN Server  
Maximum Connections 20
Environment & Packaging
Environment RoHS Compliant
Packaging Content
  • Main Unit X 1
  • Accessory Pack X 1
  • AC Power Cord X 2 (for RP model)
  • Quick Installation Guide X 1
Optional Accessories
  • Surveillance Device License Pack
  • D4N2133-4G DDR4 non-ECC UDIMM*
  • RAMEC2133DDR4-16G DDR4 ECC UDIMM
  • Expansion Unit: RX1217/RX1217RP X 1
  • VS360HD
  • VS960HD
  • Synology RKS1317 - Rail Kit Sliding
  • Synology Ethernet Adapter E10G15-F1
  • Synology Ethernet Adapter E10G17-F2
  • Synology M2D17 M.2 SSD adapter card
Notes Mixed usage of non-ECC and ECC UDIMMs is not supported.

 

SKU RS2818RP-Plus
Barcode # 846504002900
Brand SYNOLOGY
Shipping Weight 17.4000kg
Manufacturer Warranty
3 Years Limited Warranty
Manufacturer Contact Info
http://www.synology.com 
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