FlashStation FS1018

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FlashStation FS1018

Desktop form factor all-flash NAS designed for I/O-intensive and latency-sensitive applications

Extraordinary performance. Compact size.

The all-flash FS1018 supports up to 12 x 2.5” SATA SSDs in a desktop form factor. It is low latency and provides high IOPS for the most demanding work environments. It is ideal for running business applications like mail services, virtualization and latency-sensitive applications.

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CPU

Dual-core Turbo Boost up to 2.6 GHz

Memory

8GB DDR4 ECC RAM, up to 32GB

High Performance

Over 40,000 iSCSI 4K random write IOPS

Scalability

Connect up to two DX1215 expansion units

Supercharge your storage with speedy performance

With four built-in Gigabit LAN ports, FS1018 is capable of performing Link Aggregation and failover. For environments requiring a higher speed, the addition of an Ethernet add-in card can increase data transmission to 10GbE.

  • 10GbE

    10GbE network capacity for bandwidth intensive environments

Note: Network adapter card needs to be purchased separately.

  • 10GbE
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5-year warranty

As we're committed to improving product innovation and quality, Synology guarantees a robust and reliable data management experience with a 5-year limited warranty, providing responsive technical support and hardware replacement services to maximize your return on investment.

RAID F1

Due to the peculiarities of SSD and RAID technology, a common challenge lies in how to prevent all of the drives from failing at the same time because of the evenly distributed workload. RAID F1 alleviates this problem with a specially designed algorithm to unevenly distribute workload to drives, enhancing the resilience of the storage pool and ensuring your data remains safe.

See the white paper for more technical details regarding RAID F1

Compared with traditional RAID, RAID F1 distributes uneven workload to SSDs to prevent all drives from wearing out simultaneously.

Next-generation file system for advanced data protection

The Btrfs file system introduces the most advanced storage technologies. It helps to prevent data corruption and reduce maintenance overhead with optimized snapshots. Btrfs ensures high-level data integrity, while taking advantage of flexible and efficient data protection and recovery tools.

Flexible Shared Folder and User Quota System provide comprehensive quota control on user accounts and shared folders

Snapshot Replication provides data protection that is able to be scheduled and saves storage capacity. It supports 1,024 shared folder backups and 65,000 system-wide snapshots

File- or folder-level data restoration accelerates data recovery and flexibility

Automatically self-healing files detect and recover corrupted files without user intervention

Virtual Machine Manager

Virtual Machine Manager enables you to test new software in sandboxes, isolate your customers' machines, and increase the flexibility of your server. You can easily run Windows, Linux, and Virtual DSM on your Synology NAS by just a few steps.

Learn more about Virtual Machine Manager 

Snapshots for virtual machines

Perfectly clone and restore a virtual machine within seconds.

Live migration

Seamlessly migrate Virtual DSM instances from a Synology NAS to another.

Multi-tenant environment

Create multiple isolated virtual machines for subsidiary business units or departments.

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.

Powered by Synology DSM

Snapshot Replication

Schedulable and instantaneous data protection of shared folders and iSCSI LUNs for disaster prevention.

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Synology High Availability

Seamless transition between clustered servers in the event of a server failure to minimize the impact on applications.

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Hyper Backup

Store multiple backup versions with block-level incremental data backup and cross-version deduplication.

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Central Management System

Manage multiple Synology NAS servers simultaneously on a centralized interface to increase business efficiency.

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Cloud Station Suite

Synchronize cross-platform data automatically with file version control on all your devices.

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Synology MailPlus

Secure, reliable, and private mail server solution with an intuitive and modern mail client.

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  • 1 Status indicator
  • 2 Alert indicator
  • 3 Drive status indicator
  • 4 Drive tray lock
  • 5 Power button and indicator
  • 6 LAN indicator
  • 7 USB 3.0 port
  • 8 Fan
  • 9 Power port
  • 10 Kensington Security Slot
  • 11 Expansion port
  • 12 1GbE RJ-45 port
  • 13 PCIe 3.0 slot
  • 14 USB 3.0 port
  • 15 Reset button

Hardware Specifications

CPU

CPU

CPU Model Intel Pentium D1508
CPU Architecture 64-bit
CPU Frequency Dual Core 2.2 (base) / 2.6 (turbo) GHz
Hardware Encryption Engine (AES-NI)

Memory

Memory

System Memory 8 GB DDR4 ECC SO-DIMM
Memory Module Pre-installed 8 GB (8 GB x 1)
Total Memory Slots 2
Memory Expandable up to 32 GB (16 GB x 2)
Notes
  • Synology reserves the right to replace memory modules with the same or higher frequency based on supplier's product life cycle status. Rest assured that the compatibility and stability have been strictly verified with the same benchmark to ensure identical performance.
  • Please select Synology memory modules for optimum compatibility and reliability. Synology will not provide complete product warranty or technical support if non-Synology memory modules are used for memory expansion.

Storage

Storage

Drive Bays 12
Maximum Drive Bays with Expansion Unit 36
Compatible Drive Type* (See all supported drives) 2.5" SATA SSD
Maximum Internal Raw Capacity 92.16 TB (7.68 TB drive x 12) (Capacity may vary by RAID types)
Maximum Raw Capacity with Expansion Units 428.16 TB (92.16 TB + 14 TB drive x 24) (Capacity may vary by RAID types)
Maximum Single Volume Size*
  • 200 TB (32 GB 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.
  • 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. (Learn more)
  • Each internal volume (may consist of multiple drives) is expandble up to 108TB (with memory less than 32GB) or 200TB (with memory equal to or greater than 32GB).

External Ports

External Ports

RJ-45 1GbE LAN Port 4 (with Link Aggregation / Failover support)
USB 3.0 Port 3
Expansion Port 2

PCIe

PCIe

PCIe Expansion 1 x Gen3 x8 slot (x8 link)
Add-In-Card Support
  • PCIe Network Interface Card (Learn more)
  • M2D18 - Dual M.2 SATA/NVMe SSD adapter card for SSD cache

File System

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

Appearance

Size (Height x Width x Depth) 166 mm x 282 mm x 243 mm
Weight 5.2 kg

Others

Others

System Fan 92 mm x 92 mm x 2 pcs
Fan Speed Mode
  • Full-Speed Mode
  • Cool Mode
  • Quiet Mode
Easy Replacement System Fan
Brightness Adjustable Front LED Indicators
Power Recovery
Noise Level* 28.1 dB(A)
Scheduled Power On / Off
Wake on LAN / WAN
Power Supply Unit / Adapter 250 W
AC Input Power Voltage 100 V to 240 V AC
Power Frequency 50/60 Hz, Single Phase
Power Consumption* 107.92 W (Access)
48.36 W (HDD Hibernation)
British Thermal Unit 368.45 BTU/hr (Access)
165.12 BTU/hr (HDD Hibernation)
Notes
  • Power consumption is measured when it's fully loaded with Western Digital 1TB WD10JFCX hard drive(s).
  • Noise Level Testing Environment: Fully loaded with WD 1TB WD10JFCX hard drive(s) in the idle state. Two G.R.A.S. Type 40AE microphones, each set up 1 meter away from the Synology NAS at the front and rear. Background noise: 17.2 dB(A); Temperature: 23.6˚C; Humidity: 58.2%.

Temperature

Temperature

Operating Temperature 5°C to 40°C (40°F to 104°F)
Storage Temperature -20°C to 60°C (-5°F to 140°F)
Relative Humidity 5% to 95% RH

Certification

Certification

  • EAC
  • VCCI
  • RCM
  • KC
  • FCC
  • CE
  • BSMI

Warranty

Warranty

5 Years
Notes The warranty period starts from the purchase date as stated on your purchase receipt. (Learn more)

Environment

Environment

RoHS Compliant

Packaging Content

Packaging Content

  • Main Unit X 1
  • Accessory Pack X 1
  • AC Power Cord X 1
  • RJ-45 LAN Cable X 2
  • Quick Installation Guide X 1

Optional Accessories

Optional Accessories

  • D4ECSO-2400-16G DDR4 ECC SO-DIMM*
  • Surveillance Device License Pack
  • Expansion Unit: DX1215 X 2
  • Synology Ethernet Adapter E10G17-F2
  • Synology Ethernet Adapter E10G18-T1
  • Synology Ethernet Adapter E10G18-T2
  • Synology M2D18 M.2 SSD adapter card
  • VS360HD
  • VS960HD
Notes If multiple memory modules of different frequency are installed in the same system, all memory modules will be operated at the lowest frequency available.

DSM Specifications

Storage Management

Storage Management

Maximum Internal Volume Number 1,024
Maximum iSCSI Target Number 256
Maximum iSCSI LUN 512
iSCSI LUN Clone/Snapshot, Windows ODX
SSD Read / Write Cache (White Paper)
SSD TRIM
RAID Group
Supported RAID Type
  • RAID F1
  • 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 F1
  • RAID 1
  • RAID 5
  • RAID 6
  • RAID 10
Volume Expansion by Adding a HDD
  • RAID F1
  • JBOD
  • RAID 5
  • RAID 6
Global Hot Spare Supported RAID Type
  • RAID F1
  • RAID 1
  • RAID 5
  • RAID 6
  • RAID 10

File Services

File Services

File Protocol CIFS/AFP/NFS/FTP/WebDAV
Maximum Concurrent CIFS/AFP/FTP Connections 2,000
Maximum Concurrent CIFS/AFP/FTP Connections (with RAM expansion) 8,000
Windows Access Control List (ACL) Integration
NFS Kerberos Authentication

Account & Shared Folder

Account & Shared Folder

Maximum Local User Accounts 16,000
Maximum Local Groups 512
Maximum Shared Folder 512
Maximum Shared Folder Sync Tasks 32

High Availability

High Availability

Synology High Availability

Log Center

Log Center

Syslog Events per Second 3,000

Virtualization

Virtualization

VMware vSphere 6 with VAAI
Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows Server 2016
Citrix Ready
OpenStack

General Specifications

General Specifications

Networking Protocols SMB1 (CIFS), SMB2, SMB3, NFSv3, NFSv4, NFSv4.1, NFS Kerberized sessions, iSCSI, HTTP, HTTPs, FTP, SNMP, LDAP, CalDAV
Supported Browsers
  • Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Edge
  • Internet Explorer 10 onwards
  • Safari 10 onwards
  • Safari (iOS 10 onwards)
  • Chrome (Android 6.0 onwards)
Supported Language English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Dansk, Norsk, Svenska, Nederlands, Русский, Polski, Magyar, Português do Brasil, Português Europeu, Türkçe, Český, ภาษาไทย, 日本語, 한국어, 繁體中文, 简体中文

Add-on Packages view the complete package list

Antivirus by McAfee (Trial)

Antivirus by McAfee (Trial)

Central Management System

Central Management System

Synology Chat

Synology Chat

Maximum Users 3,000
Notes
  • The number of concurrent HTTP connections for Synology 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

Cloud Station Server

Recommended Number of Hosted Files 1,000,000
Recommended Number of Concurrent Sync Clients 2,000 (the number of connections that can be maintained when the recommended number of hosted files was reached)
Notes
  • The maximum number of concurrently connected devices refers to the maximum number of devices that can remain connected at the same time.
  • The maximum number of hosted files refers to the maximum number of files that can be indexed and hosted by the Cloud Station Server service. RAM expansion was not used during testing.
  • Non-encrypted shared folders were used during the aforementioned testing.

Document Viewer

Document Viewer

Download Station

Download Station

Maximum Concurrent Download Tasks 80

exFAT Access (Optional)

exFAT Access (Optional)

Synology MailPlus / MailPlus Server

Synology MailPlus / MailPlus Server

Free Email Accounts 5 (Licenses required for additional accounts)
Maximum Number of Concurrent Users 200
Maximum Server Performance 1,840,000 emails per day, approx. 56GB
Notes
  • The CPU and RAM usage were both under 80% when testing the maximum number of concurrent users.
  • 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

Media Server

DLNA Compliance

Moments

Moments

Facial Recognition
Subject Recognition
Auto Color & Rotate
Moments Select

PetaSpace

PetaSpace

Snapshot Replication

Snapshot Replication

Maximum Snapshots per Shared Folder 1,024
Maximum of System Snapshots 65,536

Surveillance Station

Surveillance Station

Maximum IP cam (Licenses required) 75 (including 2 Free License) (See All Supported IP Cameras)
Total FPS (H.264)* 2250 FPS @ 720p (1280x720)
1050 FPS @ 1080p (1920x1080)
600 FPS @ 3M (2048x1536)
450 FPS @ 5M (2591x1944)
320 FPS @ 4K (3840x2160)
Total FPS (H.265)* 2250 FPS @ 720p (1280x720)
2250 FPS @ 1080p (1920x1080)
1125 FPS @ 3M (2048x1536)
600 FPS @ 5M (2591x1944)
500 FPS @ 4K (3840x2160)
Total FPS (MJPEG)* 600 FPS @ 720p (1280x720)
360 FPS @ 1080p (1920x1080)
240 FPS @ 3M (2048x1536)
192 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.

Synology Drive

Synology Drive

Recommended Number of Hosted Files 1,000,000 (applies to files indexed or hosted by Synology Drive. For file access through other standard protocols, refer to the File Services section above)
Recommended Number of Concurrent Sync Clients 550 (the number of connections that can be maintained when the recommended number of hosted files was reached)
Notes
  • For tested models with expandable memory, the maximum amount of RAM was installed.
  • Exceeding the limits above may result in longer response time in file operations.
  • Btrfs file system and non-encrypted shared folders were used during the aforementioned testing.

Synology Office

Synology Office

Maximum Users 2,900
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

Video Station

Video Station

Video Transcoding Group 1 - Type 1 (See more)
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

Virtual Machine Manager

Recommended Virtual Machine Instances 4 (Learn more)
Recommended Virtual DSM Number (Licenses required) 4 (including 1 Free License)
Notes
  • Virtual Machine Manager is not supported on hosts running Synology High Availability.
  • The specifications vary depending on system configuration and memory size.

VPN Server

VPN Server

Maximum Connections 40

Notes:

  • Model specifications are subject to change without prior notice.