DiskStation DS1618+

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DiskStation DS1618+

High-performance and 6-bay NAS ideal for tackling multi-tasking challenges

User-oriented server with high-speed computing

DS1618+ is a 6-bay NAS that provides storage scalability perfect for tech enthusiasts and small- to medium-sized businesses by effortlessly handling workloads. Further boost storage performance with the optional M.2 SSD cache or enhance network speeds by adding a 10 GbE NIC.

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CPU

Quad-core 2.1GHz 

RAM options

4GB DDR4 SO-DIMM, expandable up to 32GB

High Performance

2,037 MB/s sequential reading

RAID type

More flexible in RAID configuration

Supercharge your storage with speedy performance

DS1618+ comes with a PCIe expansion slot to support add-in cards. Install a dual M.2 SSD card for high-IOPS system caching or a 10GbE NIC for ultra-fast data transmission.

  • M2D18

    Dual M.2 NVMe / SATA SSD slot, compatible with 2280/2260/2242 form factors
  • 10GbE

    10GbE network capacity for intensive bandwidth environments

M2D18 and 10GbE network adapter cards are sold separately.

  • M2D18
  • 10GbE
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Ultimate file management and sharing

File Station is a web-based, fast and secure management tool built to allow easy, drag-and-drop operations without requiring any complex setup on Mac or PC. Advanced search and filtering tools allow for easy organization and file sharing. For complete compatibility, DS1618+ supports the following protocols: AFP, FTP, iSCSI, NFS, SMB, and WebDAV.

Real-time collaboration on your private cloud

Synology Office is a collaboration package combining the convenience and usability of public clouds with the data privacy and security guaranteed by private clouds. It allows you to work seamlessly together on documents and spreadsheets in a protected environment.

Real-time collaboration on the same online documents to boost productivity,

Instant communication on Synology Chat during the editing of documents or spreadsheets

Version control for you to navigate all the changes and retrieve previous versions with just a click

  1. Real-time collaboration on the same online documents to boost productivity,
  2. Instant communication on Synology Chat during the editing of documents or spreadsheets
  3. Version control for you to navigate all the changes and retrieve previous versions with just a click

Ultimate Backup Solution

DS1618+ integrates various backup applications into an intuitive user interface, offering durable storage technologies to safeguard your valuable data on any device.

Active Backup for Business

Centralize backup tasks for VMware, Windows, and file servers. Restore whatever you want fast and reliably when needed.
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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.
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Synology Drive

Safeguard your computer with Synology Drive Client. Effortlessly perform real-time data backups and point-in-time file recovery.
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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.
Office 365 G Suite

Btrfs: Next generation storage efficiency

Btrfs file system introduces the most advanced storage technologies to meet the management needs of modern, large-scale businesses:

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

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

DSM UI

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

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Public Cloud Integration

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

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Surveillance Station

Complete surveillance solution for recording, monitoring, and management.

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Cloud Station Suite

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

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Snapshot Replication

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

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Security

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

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

Hardware Specifications

CPU

CPU

CPU Model Intel Atom C3538
CPU Architecture 64-bit
CPU Frequency Quad Core 2.1 GHz
Hardware Encryption Engine (AES-NI)

Memory

Memory

System Memory 4 GB DDR4
Memory Module Pre-installed 4 GB (4 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 6
Maximum Drive Bays with Expansion Unit 16
Compatible Drive Type* (See all supported drives)
  • 3.5" SATA HDD
  • 2.5" SATA HDD
  • 2.5" SATA SSD
Maximum Internal Raw Capacity 96 TB (16 TB drive x 6) (Capacity may vary by RAID types)
Maximum Raw Capacity with Expansion Units 256 TB (96 TB + 16 TB drive x 10) (Capacity may vary by RAID types)
Maximum Single Volume Size* 200 TB (32 GB RAM required, for RAID 5 or RAID 6 groups only)
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
eSATA Port 2

PCIe

PCIe

PCIe Expansion 1 x Gen3 x8 slot (black, x4 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+*
  • 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 5.05 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* 23.7 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* 56.86 W (Access)
25.76 W (HDD Hibernation)
British Thermal Unit 194.01 BTU/hr (Access)
87.9 BTU/hr (HDD Hibernation)
Notes
  • Power consumption is measured when it's 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 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Storage Temperature -20°C to 60°C (-5°F to 140°F)
Relative Humidity 5% to 95% RH

Certification

Certification

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

Warranty

Warranty

3 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

  • D4NESO-2400-4G DDR4 non-ECC SO-DIMM*
  • D4ECSO-2400-16G DDR4 ECC SO-DIMM*
  • Surveillance Device License Pack
  • Expansion Unit: DX517 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
  • For more information on memory upgrade limitations, visit here.
  • All memory modules will operate at the maximum frequency specified by the CPU manufacturer.

DSM Specifications

Storage Management

Storage Management

Maximum Internal Volume Number 64
Maximum iSCSI Target Number 128
Maximum iSCSI LUN 256
iSCSI LUN Clone/Snapshot, Windows ODX
SSD Read Cache
SSD Read / Write Cache (White Paper)
SSD TRIM
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
  • RAID 10
Volume Expansion by Adding a HDD
  • Synology Hybrid RAID
  • JBOD
  • RAID 5
  • RAID 6
Global Hot Spare Supported RAID Type
  • Synology Hybrid RAID
  • 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 1,000
Maximum Concurrent CIFS/AFP/FTP Connections (with RAM expansion) 2,000
Windows Access Control List (ACL) Integration
NFS Kerberos Authentication

Account & Shared Folder

Account & Shared Folder

Maximum Local User Accounts 2,048
Maximum Local Groups 256
Maximum Shared Folder 512
Maximum Shared Folder Sync Tasks 16

High Availability

High Availability

Synology High Availability

Log Center

Log Center

Syslog Events per Second 800

Virtualization

Virtualization

VMware vSphere 6 with VAAI
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 1,500
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 1,000 (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 150
Maximum Server Performance 1,484,000 emails per day, approx. 45GB
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

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) 40 (including 2 Free License) (See All Supported IP Cameras)
Total FPS (H.264)* 1200 FPS @ 720p (1280x720)
960 FPS @ 1080p (1920x1080)
520 FPS @ 3M (2048x1536)
320 FPS @ 5M (2591x1944)
240 FPS @ 4K (3840x2160)
Total FPS (H.265)* 1200 FPS @ 720p (1280x720)
1200 FPS @ 1080p (1920x1080)
880 FPS @ 3M (2048x1536)
520 FPS @ 5M (2591x1944)
400 FPS @ 4K (3840x2160)
Total FPS (MJPEG)* 560 FPS @ 720p (1280x720)
270 FPS @ 1080p (1920x1080)
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.

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 1,800
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 The specifications vary depending on system configuration and memory size.

VPN Server

VPN Server

Maximum Connections 30

Notes:

  • Model specifications are subject to change without prior notice.