Performance

Synology strives to enhance the performance of our NAS with every software update, even long after a product is launched. For enterprises and users that demand uncompromising performance from their servers, check the figures below to find the most suitable choice.

10GbE Environment - Sequential Throughput (64KB)
Model FS3017 FS2017
Read 6,462.36
4,649.87
Write 2,985.53
2,788.98
10GbE Environment - Sequential IOPS (4KB)
Model FS3017 FS2017
Read 996,195.38
854,436.62
Write 611,566.38
504,918.53
10GbE Environment - Random IOPS (4KB)
Model FS3017 FS2017
Read 368,300.69
247,564.23
Write 232,073.59
86,085.95
10GbE Environment - AES 256-bit Sequential Throughput via Encrypted Shared Folder (64KB)
Model FS3017 FS2017
Read 5,111.13
3,530.21
Write 2,548.76
2,046.92
10GbE Environment - iSCSI Random IOPS (4KB)
Model FS3017 FS2017
Read 541,157.38
280,831.84
Write 275,562.88
98,481.67

Test Environment:

NAS:
  • Operating System: DSM 6.1
  • Volume Type: RAID F1
  • Drives:
    • FS3017: Fully loaded with Intel DC S3710 series 800GB SSDSC2BA800G4 SATA SSD
    • FS2017: Fully loaded with Intel DC S3710 series 200GB SSDSC2BA200G4 SATA SSD
  • Memory:
    • FS3017: 64GB DDR4 ECC RDIMM (16GB x 4)
    • FS2017: 32GB DDR4 ECC RDIMM (16GB x 2)
  • File System: EXT4 (FS3017); Btrfs (FS2017)
  • iSCSI network environment:
    • Mellanox® MCX312B-XCCT 10GbE NIC with iSCSI over RDMA enabled
    • 16GB File LUN; MTU 9000; connected to 4 client PCs (FS3017) / 2 client PCs (FS2017) via Juniper QFX5100-48S-AFO switch
  • SMB network environment:
    • FS3017: Built-in 10GbE ports + 2 x Intel® X540-T2 NIC (6 x 10GbE ports in total) with Link Aggregation enabled
    • FS2017: Built-in 10GbE ports + 1 x Intel® X540-T2 NIC (4 x 10GbE ports in total) with Link Aggregation enabled
    • MTU 9000; connected to 6 client PCs via Netgear M7100-24X 10GbE switch
Client PC:
  • iSCSI network environment: 4 client PCs (FS3017) / 2 client PCs (FS2017) with Intel Core i7-4790 3.60GHz; 4GB DDR3-1600; Mellanox® MCX312B-XCCT 10GbE NIC; MTU 9000; Ubuntu 15.04
  • SMB network environment: 6 client PCs with Intel Core i7-4790 3.60GHz; 4GB DDR3-1600; Intel® X540-T2 NIC 10GbE NIC; MTU 9000; Windows 7 64 bit
  • IOMeter configuration:
    • Continuously read from/write to a single 16GB file for 3 minutes
    • Block size: 64KB for SMB2 (Throughput), 4KB for IOPS and iSCSI
Special Note:
  • Performance figures are achieved in the Synology lab by using very powerful client computers with optimized network settings, and could vary in different environments. Regular office desktop or notebook computers may not be able to reproduce these figures.
10GbE Environment - Sequential Throughput (64KB)
Model RC18015xs+ RS18017xs+ RS4017xs+ RS3617xs+ RS3617RPxs RS3617xs DS3617xs
Read 2,153.26
4,871.75
5,959.87
5,293.29
3,914.71
3,011.78
2,358.60
Write 1,646.98
2,077.93
2,494.28
2,062.35
1,909.80
1,634.64
1,923.50
10GbE Environment - AES 256-bit Sequential Throughput via Encrypted Shared Folder (64KB)
Model RC18015xs+ RS18017xs+ RS4017xs+ RS3617xs+ RS3617RPxs RS3617xs DS3617xs
Read 2,140.52
3,154.22
3,550.04
3,040.51
2,384.06
2,165.94
2,198.39
Write 1,165.17
1,581.00
1,892.70
1,603.86
1,177.12
1,157.94
1,129.36
10GbE Environment - Sequential IOPS (4KB)
Model RC18015xs+ RS18017xs+ RS4017xs+ RS3617xs+ RS3617RPxs RS3617xs DS3617xs
Read 339,248.25
677,184.62
844,590.31
693,865.69
491,753.22
334,383.03
450,188.62
Write 222,354.08
386,948.28
487,332.22
408,227.22
285,828.44
220,133.81
277,429.56
10GbE Environment - Random IOPS (4KB)
Model RC18015xs+ RS18017xs+ RS4017xs+ RS3617xs+ RS3617RPxs RS3617xs DS3617xs
Read 122,037.35
188,257.09
224,750.75
175,939.66
123,905.24
112,116.19
121,069.69
Write 49,430.67
75,536.17
70,285.04
68,485.04
65,774.18
47,137.35
65,832.91
10GbE Environment - iSCSI Random IOPS (4KB)
Model RC18015xs+ RS18017xs+ RS4017xs+ RS3617xs+ RS3617RPxs RS3617xs DS3617xs
Read 152,559.09
204,686.62
252,087.59
198,761.78
143,549.44
146,113.95
141,099.25
Write 77,043.49
82,728.79
94,094.00
82,147.87
75,815.40
84,760.06
71,464.02
1GbE Environment - Web Server HTML Response Efficiency
Model RC18015xs+ RS18017xs+ RS4017xs+ RS3617xs+ RS3617RPxs RS3617xs DS3617xs
Responses per second 206,844.45 206,230.02 206,829.64 206,029.56 203,557.34 207,195.69 203,230.31
1GbE Environment - Web Server PHP Response Efficiency
Model RC18015xs+ RS18017xs+ RS4017xs+ RS3617xs+ RS3617RPxs RS3617xs DS3617xs
Responses per second 59,770.68 82,017.29 94,612.93 82,507.90 60,403.53 59,953.64 57,127.87

Test Environment:

10GbE Environment
NAS:
  • Operating System: DSM 6.1
  • Volume Type: RAID 5
  • Drives:
    • RC18015xs+/RXD1215sas, RS18017xs+: Fully loaded with HGST HUSMH8020BSS200 SAS SSD
    • Other models: Fully loaded with Intel 535 series 240GB SSDSC2BW240H6 SSD
  • Memory:
    • RS4017xs+, RS3617RPxs: 16GB DDR4 ECC UDIMM (8GB x 2)
    • Other models: System default capacity
  • File System: Btrfs
Network Environment:
  • Multiple 10GbE ports with Link Aggregation enabled; MTU 9000; connected to the client PCs via Netgear M7100-24X 10GbE switch (RS3617xs+) / Juniper QFX5100-48S 10GbE switch (other models)
    • RC18015xs+: 1 x Intel® X520-DA2 NIC (2 x 10GbE ports in total)
    • RS3617RPxs / RS3617xs: 2 x Intel® X520-DA2 NIC (4 x 10GbE ports in total)
    • RS18017xs+ / RS4017xs+ / RS3617xs+: Built-in 10GbE ports + 2 x Intel® X540-T2 NIC (6 x 10GbE ports in total)
    • DS3617xs: 1 x Intel® X520-DA2 NIC (2 x 10GbE ports in total)
Client PC:
  • For RS18017xs+, RS4017xs+, RS3617xs+: 6 client PCs with Intel Core i7-4790 3.60GHz; 4GB DDR3-1600; Intel® X540-T2 NIC; MTU 9000; Windows 7 64 bit
  • For other models: 4 client PCs with Intel Core i7-4790 3.60GHz; 4GB DDR3-1600; Intel® X520-DA2 NIC; MTU 9000; Windows 7 64 bit
  • IOMeter configuration:
    • Continuously read from/write to a single 16GB file for 3 minutes with 4 PCs; 4 clients for RC18015xs+, DS3617xs and DS2015xs, 8 clients for other models
    • Block size: 64KB for SMB2 (Throughput), 4KB for IOPS and iSCSI
Special Note:
  • Performance figures are achieved in the Synology lab by using very powerful client computers with optimized network settings, and could vary in different environments. Regular office desktop or notebook computers may not be able to reproduce these figures.
1GbE Environment
NAS:
  • Operating System: DSM 6.1
  • Volume Type: RAID 5 (4 bay and above), RAID 1 (2 bay), Basic (1 bay)
  • Drives:
    • DS416slim: Fully loaded with Intel 535 Series 240GB SSDSC2BW240H6 SSD
    • Other models: Fully loaded with Seagate ST6000VN0001 6TB HDD
Network Environment:
  • For models with single 1GbE LAN port: MTU 1500; connected to 1 client PC via HP 2530-48G switch
  • For models with multiple 1GbE LAN ports: Link Aggregation is enabled for Sequential Throughput tests; MTU 1500; connected to 2 client PCs via HP 2530-48G switch
Client PC:
  • For models with single 1GbE LAN port: Intel Core i7-3770 3.40GHz; 32GB DDR3-1866; RAMdisk with 14GB source partition and 14GB target partition; Intel Gigabit CT; MTU 1500; Windows 7 64-bit; Ubuntu 14.04 (Web Server Responsiveness Testing)
  • For models with multiple 1GbE LAN ports: Intel Core i7-3770 3.40GHz; 4GB DDR3-1600; Intel 520 (120GB) SSD x 2; striped volume; Intel Gigabit CT; MTU 1500; Windows 7 64-bit
  • IOMeter configuration (Sequential Throughput tests only):
    • Continuously read from/write to a single 8GB file for 3 minutes with 2 client PCs
    • Block size: 64KB for SMB2 (Throughput)
Special Note:
  • AES 256-bit Encrypted File Upload/Download test is conducted only on models with more powerful CPU/RAM.
  • Web Access Benchmark Tool: (html) wrk -t 8 -c [10-250] -d 60s -H "Host: benchmark" http://DS_IP/index.html (php) wrk -t 8 -c [10-250] -d 60s -H "Host: benchmark"http://DS_IP/echo.php
  • Performance figures are achieved in the Synology lab by using very powerful client computers with optimized network settings, and could vary in different environments. Regular office desktop or notebook computers may not be able to reproduce these figures.
10GbE Environment - Sequential Throughput (64KB)
Model DS1817+ (8GB) DS1817+ (2GB) DS1517+ (8GB) DS1517+ (2GB) DS1817
Read 1,179.13
1,080.24
1,165.08
1,069.65
1,577.61
Write 542.73
436.34
527.99
432.58
739.75
10GbE Environment - iSCSI Random IOPS (4KB)
Model DS1817+ (8GB) DS1817+ (2GB) DS1517+ (8GB) DS1517+ (2GB) DS1817
Read 28,376.48
27,509.97
27,628.06
27,185.71
27,442.57
Write 24,874.58
22,580.64
19,172.68
19,975.26
12,496.52
1GbE Environment - Sequential Throughput (64KB)
Model RS2416(RP)+ DS2415+ DS1817+ (2GB) DS1517+ (2GB) DS1817 DS1517
Read 450.08
449.74
450.19
427.81
442.15
436.32
Write 400.46
396.19
400.93
384.70
450.80
449.69
1GbE Environment - AES 256-bit Sequential Throughput via Encrypted Shared Folder (64KB)
Model RS2416(RP)+ DS2415+ DS1817+ (2GB) DS1517+ (2GB) DS1817 DS1517
Read 427.49 425.50 425.12 411.09 344.22 334.16
Write 267.40 266.31 270.34 260.87 261.08 269.31
1GbE Environment - Windows Upload/Download (3GB file)
Model RS2416(RP)+ DS2415+ DS1817+ (2GB) DS1517+ (2GB) DS1817 DS1517
Windows Download 112.53 112.70 112.14 112.32 111.13 111.20
Windows Upload 111.51 111.72 111.72 111.59 110.39 110.39
1GbE Environment - Windows Upload/Download (1MB x 3000 files)
Model RS2416(RP)+ DS2415+ DS1817+ (2GB) DS1517+ (2GB) DS1817 DS1517
Windows Download 82.06 82.46 85.83 86.49 88.30 87.82
Windows Upload 63.08 62.55 64.54 63.86 66.20 66.71
1GbE Environment - AES 256-bit Windows Upload/Download via Encrypted Shared Folder (3GB file)
Model RS2416(RP)+ DS2415+ DS1817+ (2GB) DS1517+ (2GB) DS1817 DS1517
Windows Download 111.54 111.62 112.36 112.43 111.32 110.55
Windows Upload 106.39 106.06 108.70 108.90 99.93 99.51
1GbE Environment - AES 256-bit Windows Upload/Download via Encrypted Shared Folder (1MB x 3000 files)
Model RS2416(RP)+ DS2415+ DS1817+ (2GB) DS1517+ (2GB) DS1817 DS1517
Windows Download 79.01 79.64 80.87 81.11 81.30 78.47
Windows Upload 40.73 40.89 41.58 41.64 42.01 41.87
1GbE Environment - Web Server HTML Response Efficiency
Model RS2416(RP)+ DS2415+ DS1817+ (2GB) DS1517+ (2GB) DS1817 DS1517
Responses per second 51,013.37 51,261.25 51,474.37 51,183.08 40,548.71 38,497.32
1GbE Environment - Web Server PHP Response Efficiency
Model RS2416(RP)+ DS2415+ DS1817+ (2GB) DS1517+ (2GB) DS1817 DS1517
Responses per second 10,773.23 10,801.16 10,670.82 10,785.98 9,920.56 9,897.51
Mac Test Environment - 1GbE AFP Upload/Download (3GB file)
Model RS2416(RP)+ DS2415+ DS1817+ (2GB) DS1517+ (2GB) DS1817 DS1517
AFP Download 93.47 94.64 93.82 94.43 93.28 94.99
AFP Upload 92.91 92.96 93.23 92.86 92.48 94.91
Mac Test Environment - 1GbE AFP Upload/Download (1MB x 3000 files)
Model RS2416(RP)+ DS2415+ DS1817+ (2GB) DS1517+ (2GB) DS1817 DS1517
AFP Download 67.05 67.99 68.88 69.88 57.98 51.20
AFP Upload 54.23 55.37 55.81 55.98 64.67 57.12

Test Environment:

10GbE Environment
NAS:
  • Operating System: DSM 6.1
  • Volume Type: RAID 5
  • Drives:
    • DS1817+ / DS1517+ / DS1817: Fully loaded with Intel 535 series 240GB SSDSC2BW240H6 SSD
  • File System:
    • EXT4: DS1817
    • Btrfs: DS1817+, DS1517+
Network Environment:
  • DS1817+ / DS1517+: 2 x 10GbE ports (1 x Intel X520-DA2 NIC); MTU 9000; connected to client PCs via Juniper QFX5100-48S-AFO switch
  • DS1817: 2 x 10GbE ports (built-in); MTU 9000; connected to client PCs via Netgear M4300-24X24F switch
Client PC:
  • 4 client PCs with Intel Core i7-4790 3.60GHz; 4GB DDR3-1600; Intel® X520-DA2 NIC; MTU 9000; Windows 7 64 bit
  • IOMeter configuration: Continuously read from/write to a single 16GB file for 3 minutes with 8 clients. Block size: 64KB for SMB2 (Throughput), 4KB for IOPS and iSCSI
Special Note:
  • Performance figures are achieved in the Synology lab by using very powerful client computers with optimized network settings, and could vary in different environments. Regular office desktop or notebook computers may not be able to reproduce these figures.
1GbE Environment
NAS:
  • Operating System: DSM 6.1
  • Volume Type: RAID 5 (4 bay and above), RAID 1 (2 bay), Basic (1 bay)
  • Drives:
    • DS416slim: Fully loaded with Intel 535 Series 240GB SSDSC2BW240H6 SSD
    • Other models: Fully loaded with Seagate ST6000VN0001 6TB HDD
Network Environment:
  • For models with single 1GbE LAN port: MTU 1500; connected to 1 client PC via HP 2530-48G switch
  • For models with multiple 1GbE LAN ports: Link Aggregation is enabled for Sequential Throughput tests; MTU 1500; connected to 2 client PCs via HP 2530-48G switch
Client PC:
  • For models with single 1GbE LAN port: Intel Core i7-3770 3.40GHz; 32GB DDR3-1866; RAMdisk with 14GB source partition and 14GB target partition; Intel Gigabit CT; MTU 1500; Windows 7 64-bit; Ubuntu 14.04 (Web Server Responsiveness Testing)
  • For models with multiple 1GbE LAN ports: Intel Core i7-3770 3.40GHz; 4GB DDR3-1600; Intel 520 (120GB) SSD x 2; striped volume; Intel Gigabit CT; MTU 1500; Windows 7 64-bit
  • IOMeter configuration (Sequential Throughput tests only):
    • Continuously read from/write to a single 8GB file for 3 minutes with 2 client PCs
    • Block size: 64KB for SMB2 (Throughput)
Special Note:
  • AES 256-bit Encrypted File Upload/Download test is conducted only on models with more powerful CPU/RAM.
  • Web Access Benchmark Tool: (html) wrk -t 8 -c [10-250] -d 60s -H "Host: benchmark" http://DS_IP/index.html (php) wrk -t 8 -c [10-250] -d 60s -H "Host: benchmark"http://DS_IP/echo.php
  • Performance figures are achieved in the Synology lab by using very powerful client computers with optimized network settings, and could vary in different environments. Regular office desktop or notebook computers may not be able to reproduce these figures.
1GbE Environment - Sequential Throughput (64KB)
Model RS815(RP)+ RS816 DS916+ DS416 DS416play DS416j DS416slim
Read 366.47
225.27
226.10
199.56
225.72
113.07
223.31
Write 347.53
145.76
222.75
140.91
205.56
96.61
77.49
1GbE Environment - Windows Upload/Download (3GB file)
Model RS815(RP)+ RS816 DS916+ DS416 DS416play DS416j DS416slim
Windows Download 112.57 111.23 112.44 110.80 112.32 111.68 112.61
Windows Upload 111.80 109.04 111.42 106.14 110.36 100.94 77.81
1GbE Environment - Windows Upload/Download (1MB x 3000 files)
Model RS815(RP)+ RS816 DS916+ DS416 DS416play DS416j DS416slim
Windows Download 84.08 81.43 84.63 85.01 83.80 82.86 76.94
Windows Upload 62.43 57.48 64.34 60.17 61.66 55.03 47.01
1GbE Environment - AES 256-bit Sequential Throughput via Encrypted Shared Folder (64KB)
Model RS815(RP)+ RS816 DS916+ DS416 DS416play DS416j DS416slim
Read 361.42 151.18 225.73 142.63 223.58 112.84 86.70
Write 255.91 76.76 211.09 87.03 143.93 61.53 42.49
1GbE Environment - AES 256-bit Windows Upload/Download via Encrypted Shared Folder (3GB file)
Model RS815(RP)+ RS816 DS916+ DS416 DS416play DS416j DS416slim
Windows Download 112.27 57.82 112.21 101.14 111.96 50.98 42.45
Windows Upload 107.20 40.75 100.82 56.38 101.66 34.45 26.99
1GbE Environment - AES 256-bit Windows Upload/Download via Encrypted Shared Folder (1MB x 3000 files)
Model RS815(RP)+ RS816 DS916+ DS416 DS416play DS416j DS416slim
Windows Download 80.67 46.66 80.03 72.65 76.93 41.10 35.13
Windows Upload 40.21 25.91 41.45 28.37 37.99 21.31 17.48
1GbE Environment - Web Server HTML Response Efficiency
Model RS815(RP)+ RS816 DS916+ DS416 DS416play DS416j DS416slim
Responses per second 52,010.11 33,337.06 52,145.81 16,737.09 26,812.58 24,063.09 18,668.92
1GbE Environment - Web Server PHP Response Efficiency
Model RS815(RP)+ RS816 DS916+ DS416 DS416play DS416j DS416slim
Responses per second 10,934.26 5,996.57 10,065.36 4,710.74 5,935.76 4,501.21 3,317.00
Mac Test Environment - 1GbE AFP Upload/Download (3GB file)
Model RS815(RP)+ RS816 DS916+ DS416 DS416play DS416j DS416slim
AFP Download 94.51 93.79 94.26 94.09 94.13 93.49 94.12
AFP Upload 93.28 88.58 93.11 84.10 89.61 85.11 71.75
Mac Test Environment - 1GbE AFP Upload/Download (1MB x 3000 files)
Model RS815(RP)+ RS816 DS916+ DS416 DS416play DS416j DS416slim
AFP Download 68.75 44.51 67.67 45.96 67.71 45.95 61.42
AFP Upload 55.40 57.92 53.39 51.97 48.12 53.83 47.30

Test Environment:

1GbE Environment
NAS:
  • Operating System: DSM 6.1
  • Volume Type: RAID 5 (4 bay and above), RAID 1 (2 bay), Basic (1 bay)
  • Drives:
    • DS416slim: Fully loaded with Intel 535 Series 240GB SSDSC2BW240H6 SSD
    • Other models: Fully loaded with Seagate ST6000VN0001 6TB HDD
Network Environment:
  • For models with single 1GbE LAN port: MTU 1500; connected to 1 client PC via HP 2530-48G switch
  • For models with multiple 1GbE LAN ports: Link Aggregation is enabled for Sequential Throughput tests; MTU 1500; connected to 2 client PCs via HP 2530-48G switch
Client PC:
  • For models with single 1GbE LAN port: Intel Core i7-3770 3.40GHz; 32GB DDR3-1866; RAMdisk with 14GB source partition and 14GB target partition; Intel Gigabit CT; MTU 1500; Windows 7 64-bit; Ubuntu 14.04 (Web Server Responsiveness Testing)
  • For models with multiple 1GbE LAN ports: Intel Core i7-3770 3.40GHz; 4GB DDR3-1600; Intel 520 (120GB) SSD x 2; striped volume; Intel Gigabit CT; MTU 1500; Windows 7 64-bit
  • IOMeter configuration (Sequential Throughput tests only):
    • Continuously read from/write to a single 8GB file for 3 minutes with 2 client PCs
    • Block size: 64KB for SMB2 (Throughput)
Special Note:
  • AES 256-bit Encrypted File Upload/Download test is conducted only on models with more powerful CPU/RAM.
  • Web Access Benchmark Tool: (html) wrk -t 8 -c [10-250] -d 60s -H "Host: benchmark" http://DS_IP/index.html (php) wrk -t 8 -c [10-250] -d 60s -H "Host: benchmark"http://DS_IP/echo.php
  • Performance figures are achieved in the Synology lab by using very powerful client computers with optimized network settings, and could vary in different environments. Regular office desktop or notebook computers may not be able to reproduce these figures.
Mac Test Environment
NAS:
  • Operating System: DSM 6.1
  • Volume Type: RAID 5 (4 bay and above), RAID 1 (2 bay), Basic (1 bay)
  • Drives:
    • DS416slim: Fully loaded with Intel 535 Series 240GB SSDSC2BW240H6 SSD
    • Other models: Fully loaded with Seagate ST6000VN0001 6TB HDD
Network Environment:
  • 1Gbps LAN; MTU 1500; connected to the client PC via HP 2530-48G
Client PC:
  • Mac Mini; 2.3GHz 4 core Intel Core i7; 16GB DDR3-1600; RAMdisk with 7GB source partition and 4GB target partition; MTU 1500; OSX 10.9
Special Note:

Performance figures are achieved in the Synology lab by using very powerful client computers with optimized network settings, and could vary in different environments. Regular office desktop or notebook computers may not be able to reproduce these figures.

Gigabit Ethernet Environment - Sequential Throughput (64KB)
Model RS217 DS716+II DS216+II DS216 DS216play DS216j DS216se
Read 221.65 226.29 113.07 113.02 105.88 112.98 101.80
Write 171.60 190.88 112.10 108.54 82.05 98.42 64.10
1GbE Environment - Windows Upload/Download (3GB file)
Model RS217 DS716+II DS216+II DS216 DS216play DS216j DS216se
Windows Download 111.89 112.44 112.51 111.47 100.39 111.34 96.33
Windows Upload 111.32 109.91 111.40 110.67 85.52 98.42 59.37
1GbE Environment - Windows Upload/Download (1MB x 3000 files)
Model RS217 DS716+II DS216+II DS216 DS216play DS216j DS216se
Windows Download 82.04 83.70 82.99 82.11 70.07 79.66 59.62
Windows Upload 58.54 62.50 64.09 59.47 43.64 54.03 32.27
1GbE Environment - AES 256-bit Sequential Throughput via Encrypted Shared Folder (64KB)
Model RS217 DS716+II DS216+II DS216 DS216play DS216j DS216se
Read 118.64 225.92 113.07 112.35 21.21 87.61 30.21
Write 64.64 178.69 111.01 69.97 18.90 49.87 12.60
1GbE Environment - AES 256-bit Windows Upload/Download via Encrypted Shared Folder (3GB file)
Model RS217 DS716+II DS216+II DS216 DS216play DS216j DS216se
Windows Download 49.94 112.21 112.36 51.05 20.09 42.28 24.59
Windows Upload 35.52 102.15 106.68 35.91 18.93 28.75 12.30
1GbE Environment - AES 256-bit Windows Upload/Download via Encrypted Shared Folder (1MB x 3000 files)
Model RS217 DS716+II DS216+II DS216 DS216play DS216j DS216se
Windows Download 40.53 82.68 81.81 40.90 18.17 35.02 20.94
Windows Upload 21.90 39.28 40.82 22.24 13.55 17.99 8.14
1GbE Environment - Web Server HTML Response Efficiency
Model RS217 DS716+II DS216+II DS216 DS216play DS216j DS216se
Responses per second 23,813.06 47,142.94 26,753.80 23,710.64 18,677.36 19,002.20 3,633.57
1GbE Environment - Web Server PHP Response Efficiency
Model RS217 DS716+II DS216+II DS216 DS216play DS216j DS216se
Responses per second 4,502.74 9,357.98 5,912.89 4,481.41 3,861.92 3,362.31 765.50
Mac Test Environment - 1GbE AFP Upload/Download (3GB file)
Model RS217 DS716+II DS216+II DS216 DS216play DS216j DS216se
AFP Download 94.46 94.38 94.30 93.96 85.07 93.45 84.35
AFP Upload 94.09 92.44 92.32 93.19 62.02 84.43 57.05
Mac Test Environment - 1GbE AFP Upload/Download (1MB x 3000 files)
Model RS217 DS716+II DS216+II DS216 DS216play DS216j DS216se
AFP Download 50.25 66.75 67.79 50.26 44.11 49.35 42.20
AFP Upload 57.99 58.06 56.37 57.43 38.82 52.75 33.66

Test Environment:

1GbE Environment
NAS:
  • Operating System: DSM 6.1
  • Volume Type: RAID 5 (4 bay and above), RAID 1 (2 bay), Basic (1 bay)
  • Drives:
    • DS416slim: Fully loaded with Intel 535 Series 240GB SSDSC2BW240H6 SSD
    • Other models: Fully loaded with Seagate ST6000VN0001 6TB HDD
Network Environment:
  • For models with single 1GbE LAN port: MTU 1500; connected to 1 client PC via HP 2530-48G switch
  • For models with multiple 1GbE LAN ports: Link Aggregation is enabled for Sequential Throughput tests; MTU 1500; connected to 2 client PCs via HP 2530-48G switch
Client PC:
  • For models with single 1GbE LAN port: Intel Core i7-3770 3.40GHz; 32GB DDR3-1866; RAMdisk with 14GB source partition and 14GB target partition; Intel Gigabit CT; MTU 1500; Windows 7 64-bit; Ubuntu 14.04 (Web Server Responsiveness Testing)
  • For models with multiple 1GbE LAN ports: Intel Core i7-3770 3.40GHz; 4GB DDR3-1600; Intel 520 (120GB) SSD x 2; striped volume; Intel Gigabit CT; MTU 1500; Windows 7 64-bit
  • IOMeter configuration (Sequential Throughput tests only):
    • Continuously read from/write to a single 8GB file for 3 minutes with 2 client PCs
    • Block size: 64KB for SMB2 (Throughput)
Special Note:
  • AES 256-bit Encrypted File Upload/Download test is conducted only on models with more powerful CPU/RAM.
  • Web Access Benchmark Tool: (html) wrk -t 8 -c [10-250] -d 60s -H "Host: benchmark" http://DS_IP/index.html (php) wrk -t 8 -c [10-250] -d 60s -H "Host: benchmark"http://DS_IP/echo.php
  • Performance figures are achieved in the Synology lab by using very powerful client computers with optimized network settings, and could vary in different environments. Regular office desktop or notebook computers may not be able to reproduce these figures.
Mac Test Environment
NAS:
  • Operating System: DSM 6.1
  • Volume Type: RAID 5 (4 bay and above), RAID 1 (2 bay), Basic (1 bay)
  • Drives:
    • DS416slim: Fully loaded with Intel 535 Series 240GB SSDSC2BW240H6 SSD
    • Other models: Fully loaded with Seagate ST6000VN0001 6TB HDD
Network Environment:
  • 1Gbps LAN; MTU 1500; connected to the client PC via HP 2530-48G
Client PC:
  • Mac Mini; 2.3GHz 4 core Intel Core i7; 16GB DDR3-1600; RAMdisk with 7GB source partition and 4GB target partition; MTU 1500; OSX 10.9
Special Note:

Performance figures are achieved in the Synology lab by using very powerful client computers with optimized network settings, and could vary in different environments. Regular office desktop or notebook computers may not be able to reproduce these figures.

Gigabit Ethernet Environment - Sequential Throughput (64KB)
Model DS116 DS115j
Read 112.98 100.29
Write 112.68 64.30
1GbE Environment - Windows Upload/Download (3GB file)
Model DS116 DS115j
Windows Download 112.21 98.74
Windows Upload 111.28 62.17
1GbE Environment - Windows Upload/Download (1MB x 3000 files)
Model DS116 DS115j
Windows Download 84.97 61.57
Windows Upload 62.03 33.09
1GbE Environment - AES 256-bit Sequential Throughput via Encrypted Shared Folder (64KB)
Model DS116 DS115j
Read 112.90 30.36
Write 93.37 12.41
1GbE Environment - AES 256-bit Windows Upload/Download via Encrypted Shared Folder (3GB file)
Model DS116 DS115j
Windows Download 58.62 25.02
Windows Upload 43.74 12.64
1GbE Environment - AES 256-bit Windows Upload/Download via Encrypted Shared Folder (1MB x 3000 files)
Model DS116 DS115j
Windows Download 46.31 21.32
Windows Upload 27.21 8.28
1GbE Environment - Web Server HTML Response Efficiency
Model DS116 DS115j
Responses per second 33,740.35 3,668.92
1GbE Environment - Web Server PHP Response Efficiency
Model DS116 DS115j
Responses per second 6,020.35 761.35
Mac Test Environment - 1GbE AFP Upload/Download (3GB file)
Model DS116 DS115j
AFP Download 93.82 85.07
AFP Upload 93.41 59.66
Mac Test Environment - 1GbE AFP Upload/Download (1MB x 3000 files)
Model DS116 DS115j
AFP Download 51.62 43.26
AFP Upload 61.24 35.30

Test Environment:

1GbE Environment
NAS:
  • Operating System: DSM 6.1
  • Volume Type: RAID 5 (4 bay and above), RAID 1 (2 bay), Basic (1 bay)
  • Drives:
    • DS416slim: Fully loaded with Intel 535 Series 240GB SSDSC2BW240H6 SSD
    • Other models: Fully loaded with Seagate ST6000VN0001 6TB HDD
Network Environment:
  • For models with single 1GbE LAN port: MTU 1500; connected to 1 client PC via HP 2530-48G switch
  • For models with multiple 1GbE LAN ports: Link Aggregation is enabled for Sequential Throughput tests; MTU 1500; connected to 2 client PCs via HP 2530-48G switch
Client PC:
  • For models with single 1GbE LAN port: Intel Core i7-3770 3.40GHz; 32GB DDR3-1866; RAMdisk with 14GB source partition and 14GB target partition; Intel Gigabit CT; MTU 1500; Windows 7 64-bit; Ubuntu 14.04 (Web Server Responsiveness Testing)
  • For models with multiple 1GbE LAN ports: Intel Core i7-3770 3.40GHz; 4GB DDR3-1600; Intel 520 (120GB) SSD x 2; striped volume; Intel Gigabit CT; MTU 1500; Windows 7 64-bit
  • IOMeter configuration (Sequential Throughput tests only):
    • Continuously read from/write to a single 8GB file for 3 minutes with 2 client PCs
    • Block size: 64KB for SMB2 (Throughput)
Special Note:
  • AES 256-bit Encrypted File Upload/Download test is conducted only on models with more powerful CPU/RAM.
  • Web Access Benchmark Tool: (html) wrk -t 8 -c [10-250] -d 60s -H "Host: benchmark" http://DS_IP/index.html (php) wrk -t 8 -c [10-250] -d 60s -H "Host: benchmark"http://DS_IP/echo.php
  • Performance figures are achieved in the Synology lab by using very powerful client computers with optimized network settings, and could vary in different environments. Regular office desktop or notebook computers may not be able to reproduce these figures.
Mac Test Environment
NAS:
  • Operating System: DSM 6.1
  • Volume Type: RAID 5 (4 bay and above), RAID 1 (2 bay), Basic (1 bay)
  • Drives:
    • DS416slim: Fully loaded with Intel 535 Series 240GB SSDSC2BW240H6 SSD
    • Other models: Fully loaded with Seagate ST6000VN0001 6TB HDD
Network Environment:
  • 1Gbps LAN; MTU 1500; connected to the client PC via HP 2530-48G
Client PC:
  • Mac Mini; 2.3GHz 4 core Intel Core i7; 16GB DDR3-1600; RAMdisk with 7GB source partition and 4GB target partition; MTU 1500; OSX 10.9
Special Note:

Performance figures are achieved in the Synology lab by using very powerful client computers with optimized network settings, and could vary in different environments. Regular office desktop or notebook computers may not be able to reproduce these figures.

Windows Upload/Download with USB 3.0 (5GB for NTFS/EXT4, 2GB for FAT)
Model NTFS FAT EXT4
Windows Download 60.06 105.72 103.54
Windows Upload 42.35 52.48 61.13
Windows Upload/Download with UHS-I SDXC (5GB for NTFS/EXT4, 2GB for FAT)
Model NTFS FAT EXT4
Windows Download 58.10 74.68 74.93
Windows Upload 42.78 55.32 55.84

EDS14 Environment
NAS:
  • Operating System: DSM 6.0
  • SDXC: TOSHIBA EXCERIA UHS-I Type1 16GB
  • USB 3.0: RAIDON GT1650-SB3 USB3.0 3.5 inch external chassis
  • WD2003FYYS 2TB ( 3.5" )
  • Network Environment:: 1Gbps LAN; MTU 1500; connected to clients via HP 2530-48G
Client PC:
  • Intel Core i7-3770 ; 4GB DDRIII 1600 ; Intel 520 (120GB) SSD x 2 ; striped volume ; Intel Gigabit CT ; MTU 1500 ; Windows 7 64bit
Special Note:
  1. Performance figures are achieved in the Synology lab by using very powerful client computers with optimized network settings, and could vary in different environments. Regular office desktop or notebook computers may not be able to reproduce these figures.