SA3600

Achieving petabyte-scale storage on demand

SA3600
SA3600
CPU

CPU

Intel® Xeon® D-1567 12-core 2.1 GHz

Memory

Memory

16 GB DDR4 ECC RDIMM, up to 128 GB

Scalability

Scalability

Up to 180/96 SAS/SATA drives2

Expandability

Expandability

2 x PCIe 3.0 for optional network adapter cards

Petabyte-scale flexibility

Scalable to 180/96 drives delivering more than 1.5 petabytes of raw capacity, SA3600 can easily fulfill extensive storage needs, including video post-production and massive surveillance deployment.

Petabyte-scale flexibility

Supercharge network performance effortlessly

Built-in dual 10GbE Ethernet ports and dual PCIe 3.0 slots provide high-speed network transmission with additional network interface cards' expansion.

Btrfs: Next generation storage efficiency

Access and sync your files seamlessly

Synology Drive provides a built-in universal portal to access your data anytime and anywhere, and synchronize all your files across platforms, including Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, and iOS. Learn more

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5-year warranty

5-year warranty

At Synology, we are committed to 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. 

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SA3600

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  • 1Power button and indicator
  • 2Beep off button
  • 3Drive status indicator
  • 4Drive tray
  • 5Power port
  • 6PSU indicator
  • 7PSU fan
  • 8Console port
  • 91GbE RJ-45 port
  • 1010GbE RJ-45 port
  • 11USB 3.0 port
  • 12PCIe expansion slot
  • 13Expansion port
  • 14Reset button

Notes:

  1. Performance figures may vary depending on environment, usage, and configuration.

  2. SA3600 can scale up to 96 drives with 7 x RX1217sas or 180 drives with 7 x RX2417sas, sold separately.

Hardware Specifications
CPU
CPU
CPU Model Intel Xeon D-1567
CPU Quantity 1
CPU Architecture 64-bit
CPU Frequency 12-core 2.1 (base) / 2.7 (turbo) GHz
Hardware Encryption Engine (AES-NI)
Memory
Memory
System Memory 16 GB DDR4 ECC RDIMM
Memory Module Pre-installed 16 GB (16 GB x 1)
Total Memory Slots 4
Maximum Memory Capacity 128 GB (32 GB x 4)
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.
  • For more information about the recommended memory configurations, please check the Hardware Installation Guide of your Synology product.
  • For more information on memory upgrade limitations, visit here.
Storage
Storage
Drive Bays 12
Maximum Drive Bays with Expansion Unit 96 (RX1222sas/RX1217sas x 7) / 180 (RX2417sas x 7)
Compatible Drive Type* (See all supported drives)
  • 3.5" SAS HDD
  • 2.5" SAS HDD
  • 2.5" SAS SSD
  • 3.5" SATA HDD
  • 2.5" SATA HDD
  • 2.5" SATA SSD
Hot Swappable Drive
Notes "Compatible drive type" indicates 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
External Ports
RJ-45 1GbE LAN Port 4 (with Link Aggregation / Failover support)
RJ-45 10GbE LAN Port 2 (with Link Aggregation / Failover support)
USB 3.2 Gen 1 Port* 2
Expansion Port 1
Notes The USB 3.0 standard was renamed to USB 3.2 Gen 1 by the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) in 2019.
PCIe
PCIe
PCIe Expansion 2 x Gen3 x8 slots (x8 link)
File System
File System
Internal Drives
  • Btrfs
  • EXT4
External Drives
  • Btrfs
  • EXT4
  • EXT3
  • FAT
  • NTFS
  • HFS+
  • exFAT
Notes exFAT Access can be installed for free from Package Center in DSM 7.0. In DSM 6.2 or earlier versions, exFAT Access needs to be purchased in Package Center.
Appearance
Appearance
Form Factor (RU) 2U
Size (Height x Width x Depth) 88 mm x 482 mm x 724 mm
Weight 14.5 kg
Rack Installation Support* 4-post 19" rack (Synology Rail Kit - RKS-02)
Notes The rail kit is sold separately
Others
Others
System Fan 80 mm x 80 mm x 4 pcs
Fan Speed Mode
  • Full-Speed Mode
  • Cool Mode
  • Quiet Mode
Easy Replacement System Fan
Power Recovery
Noise Level* 49.8 dB(A)
Scheduled Power On / Off
Wake on LAN / WAN
Power Supply Unit / Adapter 500 W
Redundant Power Supply
AC Input Power Voltage 100V to 240V AC
Power Frequency 50/60 Hz, Single Phase
Power Consumption* 156.23 W (Access)
72.37 W (HDD Hibernation)
British Thermal Unit 533.08 BTU/hr (Access)
246.94 BTU/hr (HDD Hibernation)
Notes
  • Power consumption is measured when it is fully loaded with Western Digital 1TB WD10EFRX hard drive(s).
  • Noise Level Testing Environment: Fully loaded with Seagate 2TB ST2000VN000 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: 16.49-17.51 dB(A); Temperature: 24.25-25.75˚C; Humidity: 58.2-61.8%
Temperature
Temperature
Operating Temperature 0°C to 35°C (32°F to 95°F)
Storage Temperature -20°C to 60°C (-5°F to 140°F)
Relative Humidity 5% to 95% RH
Certification
Certification
  • FCC
  • CE
  • BSMI
  • EAC
  • CCC
  • KC
  • VCCI
  • RCM
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 2
  • Quick Installation Guide X 1
Optional Accessories
Optional Accessories
Notes
  • All memory modules will operate at the maximum frequency specified by the CPU manufacturer.
  • It is required to use D4RD-2666-16G with identical memory modules of the same capacity and frequency. For more information, visit here.
DSM Specifications
Maximum Single Volume Size*
  • 1 PB (64GB RAM required)
  • 200 TB (32 GB memory required)
  • 108 TB
Maximum Internal Volume Number 256
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
Notes
  • Usable capacity for each volume will be lower than the maximum volume size and is dependent on the filesystem and the amount of system metadata stored.
  • On Peta Volume enabled volumes, Snapshot Replication, SSD caching, shared folder encryption, and compression will not be available. Please refer to this article for more information on limitations.
  • Each internal volume (may consist of multiple drives) is expandable up to 108 TB (with memory less than 32 GB) or 200 TB (with memory equal to or greater than 32 GB).
File Protocol SMB/AFP/NFS/FTP/WebDAV
Maximum Concurrent SMB/AFP/FTP Connections 4,000
Maximum Concurrent SMB/AFP/FTP Connections (with RAM expansion) 10,000
Windows Access Control List (ACL) Integration
NFS Kerberos Authentication
Notes
  • Regarding data concerning tests with RAM expansion, all memory slots are installed with the maximum capacity of supported RAM.
  • During testing, the maximum number of SSDs supported by this model is installed in a RAID 5 configuration.
  • The testing standard was based on the maximum number of concurrent connections supported by this model. During the testing, 25% of the connections were used to transfer files concurrently. The transfer process guaranteed that the connections were not interrupted; the minimum transfer speed was not guaranteed.
Maximum Local User Accounts 16,000
Maximum Local Groups 512
Maximum Shared Folder 512
Maximum Shared Folder Sync Tasks 32
Maximum Hybrid Share Folders 30
Notes For more details about the maximum number of Hybrid Share folders, check this article.
Synology High Availability
Syslog Events per Second 3,000
Virtualization
Virtualization
VMware vSphere with VAAI
Windows Server 2016
Windows Server 2019
Citrix Ready
OpenStack
Networking Protocols SMB1 (CIFS), SMB2, SMB3, NFSv3, NFSv4, NFSv4.1, NFS Kerberized sessions, iSCSI, Fibre Channel, HTTP, HTTPs, FTP, SNMP, LDAP, CalDAV
Supported Browsers
  • Google Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Safari
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
Notes For an updated list of supported browser versions, check the DSM Technical Specifications.
Antivirus by McAfee (Trial)
Antivirus by McAfee (Trial)
Maximum Users 6,000
Maximum Number of Concurrent Users 600
Notes When applicable, systems are tested configured with maximum memory and set to allow the maximum number of connections.
Document Viewer
Document Viewer
Download Station
Download Station
Maximum Concurrent Download Tasks 80
Maximum iSCSI Target Number 256
Maximum LUN 512
LUN Clone/Snapshot, Windows ODX
Notes iSCSI Manager has been renamed to SAN Manager in DSM 7.0.
Free Email Accounts 5 (Licenses required for additional accounts)
Maximum Number of Concurrent Users 1,600
Maximum Server Performance 5,040,000 emails per day, approx. 151 GB
Notes
  • Models with more than 4 bays were installed with two SSDs for SSD cache.
  • For tested models with expandable memory, the maximum amount of RAM was 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).
DLNA Compliance
Facial Recognition
PetaSpace
PetaSpace
Maximum Snapshots per Shared Folder 1,024
Maximum of System Snapshots 65,536
Maximum IP cam (Licenses required) 128 (including 2 Free License) (see all supported IP cameras)
Total FPS (H.264) 3840 FPS @ 720p (1280x720)
2800 FPS @ 1080p (1920x1080)
1200 FPS @ 3M (2048x1536)
700 FPS @ 5M (2591x1944)
500 FPS @ 4K (3840x2160)
Total FPS (H.265) 3840 FPS @ 720p (1280x720)
3840 FPS @ 1080p (1920x1080)
2400 FPS @ 3M (2048x1536)
1300 FPS @ 5M (2591x1944)
800 FPS @ 4K (3840x2160)
Total FPS (MJPEG) 1000 FPS @ 720p (1280x720)
650 FPS @ 1080p (1920x1080)
490 FPS @ 3M (2048x1536)
320 FPS @ 5M (2591x1944)
Notes
  • Maximum IP cameras and FPS figures are tested with the device fully populated with drives and under a continuous recording setup.
  • Actual system capabilities may differ depending on system configuration, drive performance, number of features enabled, and if additional workloads are present.
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)
Recommended Number of Hosted Files 50,000,000 (applies to files indexed or hosted by Synology Drive. For file access through other standard protocols, refer to the File Services section above)
Notes
  • Exceeding the recommended numbers above will not block application operations, but may result in longer response time.
  • Utilizing SSD cache can significantly improve performance.
  • For tested models with expandable memory, the maximum amount of RAM was installed.
  • Btrfs file system and non-encrypted shared folders were used during the aforementioned testing.
Maximum Users 3,400
Notes
  • Multiple files were opened for testing and each file was edited by 30 users simultaneously.
  • 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 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
Recommended Virtual Machine Instances 24 (Learn more)
Recommended Virtual DSM Number (Licenses required) 24 (including 1 Free License)
Notes The specifications vary depending on system configuration and memory size.
Maximum Connections 60

Notes:

  1. Model specifications are subject to change without prior notice.
  2. The figures are based on Synology internal testing. Each performance test is done individually. No other services or applications are processed at the same time.
  3. The actual performance may be lower than lab testing figure due to differences in server configuration, deployment, and the number of active operations.
  4. If usage requirements exceed the specifications above, please contact our regional partners for professional advice.