Powerful, scalable, and versatile

Synology DS1621+ is a powerful and compact 6-bay network attached storage solution designed to store and protect critical data assets. Today’s growing amount of unstructured data requires smarter and increasingly higher performance methods of storing, accessing, and collaborating. Designed for scalability, the DS1621+ enables you to start small, then expand as your data grows.

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CPU

AMD Ryzen
Quad-core 2.2 GHz

Cache Acceleration

Dual M.2 2280 slots for NVMe Cache

Performance

110K, 174% higher 4K random read IOPS1

Scalability

Expand up to 16 drives with two DX517 expansion units

Faster than ever

Compared to its predecessor, DS1621+ is faster in just about everything. Get things done quicker through Synology Drive and streamline photo management with Synology Moments.1

Synology Drive Moments Web server Transfer Performance

DS1621+

Predecessor

47.01%

faster in file indexing

DS1621+

Predecessor

49.13%

faster in photo indexing

DS1621+

Predecessor

174%

faster PHP response

DS1621+

Predecessor

273%

faster random IOPS

Turbocharge and expand it

Upgrade your DS1621+ to match your data requirements, whether it is for faster networking or for higher storage capacity.

  • 2 x M.2 NVMe

    Enable ultra-fast NVMe cache to accelerate HDD arrays by 20X or more
  • 10GbE support

    Add in faster SFP+ or RJ-45 networking to turbocharge existing workflows
  • Storage Expansion

    Supports two DX517 expansion units for a total of 16 bays

HDD/SSDs, 10GbE network adapter cards, and expansion units are sold separately.

  • 2x M.2 NVMe
  • 10GbE support
  • Storage Expansion

Turbocharge and expand it

Upgrade your DS1621+ to match your data requirements, whether it is for faster networking or for higher storage capacity.

M.2 SSD support

Enable ultra-fast NVMe cache to accelerate HDD arrays by 20X or more
2x M.2 NVMe

10GbE support

Add in faster SFP+ or RJ-45 networking to turbocharge existing workflows
10GbE support

Storage Expansion

Supports two DX517 expansion units for a total of 16 bays
Storage Expansion

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, DS1621+ supports the following protocols: AFP, FTP, iSCSI, NFS, SMB, and WebDAV.

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.

Ultimate Backup Solution

DS1621+ 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
Microsoft 365 / G Suite

On-premise backup solution with a centralized dashboard. Optimize storage efficiency with single instancing and block-level deduplication technology.
Microsoft 365G Suite

Powered by Synology DSM

Central Management System

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

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Synology MailPlus

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

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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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Security

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

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Synology Drive

A versatile solution for file management and synchronization. 

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Surveillance Station

Complete surveillance solution for recording, monitoring, and management.

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Works best with Synology solid-state drives

Engineered to handle intensive 24/7 workloads, Synology SSDs are designed to provide consistent high-performance.

  • 1 Status indicator
  • 2 Alert indicator
  • 3 Power button and indicator
  • 4 LAN indicator
  • 5 Drive status indicator
  • 6 Drive tray
  • 7 Drive tray lock
  • 8 USB 3.2 Gen 1 port
  • 9 System fan
  • 10 Power port
  • 11 Kensington Security Slot
  • 12 1GbE RJ-45 port
  • 13 Reset button
  • 14 Expansion port
  • 15 PCIe expansion slot

Notes:

  1. Performance figures are achieved in the Synology lab with optimized network and configuration settings. Actual performance could vary in different environments. Comparison done against prior-generation 6-bay DS1618+. For full details on the test setup, please visit the Synology performance page here.

Hardware Specifications

CPU

CPU

CPU Model AMD Ryzen V1500B
CPU Architecture 64-bit
CPU Frequency 4-core 2.2 GHz
Hardware Encryption Engine (AES-NI)

Memory

Memory

System Memory 4 GB DDR4 ECC SODIMM
Memory Module Pre-installed 4 GB (4 GB x 1)
Total Memory Slots 2
Maximum Memory Capacity 32 GB (16 GB x 2)
Notes
  • 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.
  • 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.

Storage

Storage

Drive Bays 6
Maximum Drive Bays with Expansion Unit 16 (DX517 x 2)
M.2 Drive Slots 2 (NVMe)
Compatible Drive Type* (See all supported drives)
  • 3.5" SATA HDD
  • 2.5" SATA HDD
  • 2.5" SATA SSD
  • M.2 2280 NVMe SSD
Maximum Single Volume Size* 108 TB
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.
  • Each internal volume (may consist of multiple drives) is expandable up to 108TB.

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 (x4 link)

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 5.1 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* 25.2 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* 51.22 W (Access)
25.27 W (HDD Hibernation)
British Thermal Unit 174.77 BTU/hr (Access)
86.22 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 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
  • BSMI
  • EAC
  • CCC
  • KC
  • VCCI
  • RCM

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

Notes 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 / 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
Notes Regarding data concerning tests with RAM expansion, all memory slots are installed with the maximum capacity of supported RAM.

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
Windows Server 2019
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
  • Google Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Internet Explorer 10 onwards
  • Safari 10 onwards
  • Safari (iOS 10 onwards)
  • Google 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.

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.
  • 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).

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)
1050 FPS @ 1080p (1920x1080)
600 FPS @ 3M (2048x1536)
440 FPS @ 5M (2591x1944)
320 FPS @ 4K (3840x2160)
Total FPS (H.265) 1200 FPS @ 720p (1280x720)
1200 FPS @ 1080p (1920x1080)
1120 FPS @ 3M (2048x1536)
600 FPS @ 5M (2591x1944)
480 FPS @ 4K (3840x2160)
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.
  • The maximum channel number also includes devices installed on Virtual DSM.
  • Total FPS may be affected by other services running at the same time (e.g., archive tasks performed by Archive Vault).

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. (Utilizing SSD cache can significantly improve performance.)
  • Exceeding the recommended numbers above will not block application operations, but may result in longer response time.
  • 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

Virtual Machine Manager

Virtual Machine Manager

Recommended Virtual Machine Instances 8 (Learn more)
Recommended Virtual DSM Number (Licenses required) 8 (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.
  • 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.
  • The actual performance may be lower than lab testing figure due to differences in server configuration, deployment, and the number of active operations.
  • If usage requirements exceed the above recommended specifications, please contact us.