DiskStation DS1817+

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DiskStation DS1817+

High performance NAS optimized for encryption and intensive tasks

Centralized storage solution with outstanding performance

Synology DiskStation DS1817+ is a 8-bay NAS powered by a quad-core CPU with AES-NI hardware encryption engine. Coming with quad 1GbE LAN ports, it can be installed with a 10GbE network interface card (NIC) or a dual M.2 SSD adapter card, thereby enhancing network speeds or boosting performance with SSD cache.

CPU

Quad-core 2.4GHz

Memory

2GB/8GB DDR3, up to 16GB (dual channel)

High Performance

1,179 MB/s sequential reading

Scalability

Up to 18 drives with two DX517 expansion units1

Supercharge your storage with speedy performance

Equipped with dual-channel memory and a PCIe slot, DS1817+ supports installing the dual M.2 SSD adapter card, M2D17, or the 10GbE NIC, for high-IOPS system cache and ultra-fast data transmission respectively.

  • M2D17

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

    10GbE network capacity for bandwidth intensive environments
  • RAM

    Dual-channel memory that boosts the performance by 20%

Note: M2D17 and 10GbE Network adapter card need to be purchased separately.

  • M2D17
  • 10GbE
  • RAM
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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

Ultimate file management and sharing

File Station is a web-based, fast and secure management tool built to allow easy, drag-and-drop operation without requiring any complex setup on Mac or PC. Advanced search and filtering tools allow for easy organization and sharing of files with just a link. Supports SMB, FTP, AFP, NFS, WebDAV, compatible with any environment.

Real-time collaboration on your private cloud

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

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.

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Surveillance Station

Complete surveillance solution for recording, monitoring, and management.

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Hyper Backup

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

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DSM UI

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

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Security

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

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All-in-one server

Save additional investment by integrating various network services, web/mail services, management applications into your NAS.

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Desktop Backup

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

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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 1GbE RJ-45 port
  • 12 eSATA port
  • 13 PCIe 2.0 slot
  • 14 Reset button
  • 15 USB 3.0 port

Notes:
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  1. View specifications for a list of supported models.
Hardware Specifications
CPU
CPU Model Intel Atom C2538
CPU Architecture 64-bit
CPU Frequency Quad Core 2.4 GHz
Hardware Encryption Engine (AES-NI)
Memory
System Memory 2/8 GB DDR3
Memory Module Pre-installed 2GB (1 x 2GB) / 8GB (2 x 4GB)
Total Memory Slots 2
Memory Expandable up to 16 GB (8 GB x 2)
Storage
Drive Bays 8
Maximum Drive Bays with Expansion Unit 18
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 (12 TB drive x 8) (Capacity may vary by RAID types)
Maximum Raw Capacity with Expansion Units 216 TB (12 TB drive x 18) (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.
  • Expansion of the internal volume is only supported if the combined single volume size does not exceed the maximum limit of 108TB.
External Ports
RJ-45 1GbE LAN Port 4 (with Link Aggregation / Failover support)
USB 3.0 Port 4
eSATA Port 2
PCIe
PCIe Expansion 1 x Gen2 x8 slot (x4 link)
Add-in-card support
Notes DS1817+ 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) 166 mm x 343 mm x 243 mm
Weight 6.0 kg
Others
System Fan 120 mm x 120 mm x 2 pcs
Fan Speed Mode
  • Cool Mode
  • Quiet Mode
Easy Replacement System Fan
Brightness adjustable front LED indicators
Power Recovery
Noise Level* 22.2 dB(A)
Scheduled Power On/Off
Wake on LAN/WAN
Power Supply Unit / Adapter 250W
AC Input Power Voltage 100V to 240V AC
Power Frequency 50/60 Hz, Single Phase
Power Consumption* 61.5 W (Access)
31.6 W (HDD Hibernation)
British Thermal Unit 156.55 BTU/hr (Access)
86.09 BTU/hr (HDD Hibernation)
Environment 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
  • FCC Class B
  • CE Class B
  • BSMI Class B
Warranty 3 Year Hardware Warranty
Notes
  • Power consumption is measured when fully loaded with Western Digital 1TB WD10EFRX hard drive(s).
  • Noise Level Testing Environment: Fully loaded with Seagate 1TB ST31000520AS 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 ( See more )
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 (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
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 512(2GB) / 2048(8GB)
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
Citrix Ready
OpenStack
Add-on Packages (learn more about the complete add-on package list)
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 512 (2GB) / 2000 (8GB)
Maximum Number of Concurrently Connected Devices (with RAM expansion) 2000
Maximum Number of Synced Files (btrfs) 1,000,000 / single file reaction time 827 (2GB) / 872 (8GB) ms
Maximum Number of Synced Files (ext4) 1,000,000 / single file reaction time 533 (2GB) / 512 (8GB) 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 1KByte 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.
Virtual Machine Manager
Maximum Virtual DSM Number (Licenses required) 4 (including 1 Free License) (Learn more)
Document Viewer
Download Station
Maximum Concurrent Download Tasks 80
exFAT Access (optional)
MailPlus / MailPlus Server
Free Email Accounts 5 (Licenses required for additional accounts)
Recommended MailPlus Client Number Up to 90(btrfs)/100(ext4)
Maximum Server Performance 825,000 emails per day, approx. 25.18 GB
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
Office
Maximum Users 400
Maximum Simultaneous Editing Users 80
Notes
  • 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) (See All Supported IP Cameras)
Total FPS (H.264)* 1200 (2GB RAM) / 1200 (8GB RAM) FPS @ 720p (1280x720)
900 (2GB RAM) / 1080 (8GB RAM) FPS @ 1080p (1920×1080)
320 (2GB RAM) / 480 (8GB RAM) FPS @ 3M (2048x1536)
270 (2GB RAM) / 280 (8GB RAM) FPS @ 5M (2591x1944)
120 (2GB RAM) / 160 (8GB RAM) FPS @ 4K (3840x2160)
Total FPS (H.265)* 1200 (2GB RAM) / 1200 (8GB RAM) FPS @ 720p (1280x720)
1200 (2GB RAM) / 1200 (8GB RAM) FPS @ 1080p (1920×1080)
560 (2GB RAM) / 1120 (8GB RAM) FPS @ 3M (2048x1536)
300 (2GB RAM) / 760 (8GB RAM) FPS @ 5M (2591x1944)
200 (2GB RAM) / 480 (8GB RAM) FPS @ 4K (3840x2160)
Total FPS (MJPEG)* 540 (2GB RAM) / 760 (8GB RAM) FPS @ 720p (1280x720)
200 (2GB RAM) / 400 (8GB RAM) FPS @ 1080p (1920×1080)
150 (2GB RAM) / 280 (8GB RAM) FPS @ 3M (2048x1536)
90 (2GB RAM) / 200 (8GB RAM) 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 (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
VPN Server
Maximum Connections 20
Environment & Packaging
Environment RoHS Compliant
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
  • Surveillance Device License Pack
  • 8GB (4GB x 2) DDR3 RAM Module Kit
  • 16GB (8GB x 2) DDR3 RAM Module Kit
  • Expansion Unit: DX517 X 2
  • VS360HD
  • VS960HD
  • Synology Ethernet Adapter E10G15-F1
  • Synology Ethernet Adapter E10G17-F2
  • Synology M2D17 M.2 SSD adapter card
General
Networking Protocols
  • CIFS
  • AFP
  • NFS
  • FTP
  • WebDAV
  • CalDAV
  • iSCSI
  • Telnet
  • SSH
  • SNMP
  • VPN (PPTP, OpenVPN)
Windows AD Domain Integration Domain Users login via Samba/AFP/FTP/File Station
HDD Management
  • HDD Hibernation
  • S.M.A.R.T.
  • Dynamic Bad Sector Mapping
Security
  • FTP over SSL/TLS
  • IP Auto-Block
  • Firewall
  • Encrypted Network Backup over Rsync
  • HTTPS Connection
Utilities Synology Assistant
Supported Clients
  • Windows 7 and 10
  • Mac OS X 10.11 onward
Supported Browsers
  • Chrome
  • Firefox
  • 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, 日本語, 한국어, 繁體中文, 简体中文
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