FlashStation FS1018

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FlashStation FS1018

Desktop form factor all-flash NAS designed for I/O-intensive and latency-sensitive applications

Extraordinary performance. Compact size.

The all-flash FS1018 supports up to 12 x 2.5” SATA SSDs in a desktop form factor. It is low latency and provides high IOPS for the most demanding work environments. It is ideal for running business applications like mail services, virtualization and latency-sensitive applications.

CPU

Dual-core Turbo Boost up to 2.6 GHz

Memory

8GB DDR4 ECC RAM, up to 32GB

High Performance

Over 40,000 iSCSI 4K random write IOPS

Scalability

Connect up to two DX1215 expansion units

Supercharge your storage with speedy performance

With four built-in Gigabit LAN ports, FS1018 is capable of performing Link Aggregation and failover. For environments requiring a higher speed, the addition of an Ethernet add-on card can increase data transmission to 10GbE.

  • 10GbE

    10GbE network capacity for bandwidth intensive environments

Note: Network adapter card needs to be purchased separately.

  • 10GbE
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5 year warranty

Synology's 5-year limited warranty provides hardware replacement and technical support via email and telephone services, maximizing your enterprises' return on investment.

Synology Replacement Service (SRS)

SRS provides free advance replacement units as early as the next business day in selected regions, maximizing the service uptime for your mission-critical storage and ensuring your business continuity1.Check service availability here.

RAID F1

Due to the peculiarities of SSD and RAID technology, a common challenge lies in how to prevent all of the drives from failing at the same time because of the evenly distributed workload. RAID F1 alleviates this problem with a specially designed algorithm to unevenly distribute workload to drives, enhancing the resilience of the storage pool and ensuring your data remains safe.

See the white paper for more technical details regarding RAID F1

Compared with traditional RAID, RAID F1 distributes uneven workload to SSDs to prevent all drives from wearing out simultaneously.

Next-generation file system for advanced data protection

The Btrfs file system introduces the most advanced storage technologies. It helps to prevent data corruption and reduce maintenance overhead with optimized snapshots. Btrfs ensures high-level data integrity, while taking advantage of flexible and efficient data protection and recovery tools.

Flexible Shared Folder and User Quota System provide comprehensive quota control on user accounts and shared folders

Snapshot Replication provides data protection that is able to be scheduled and saves storage capacity. It supports 1,024 shared folder backups and 65,000 system-wide snapshots

File- or folder-level data restoration accelerates data recovery and flexibility

Automatically self-healing files detect and recover corrupted files without user intervention

Virtual Machine Manager

Virtual Machine Manager enables you to test new software in sandboxes, isolate your customers' machines, and increase the flexibility of your server. You can easily run Windows, Linux, and Virtual DSM on your Synology NAS by just a few steps.

Learn more about Virtual Machine Manager 

Snapshots for virtual machines

Perfectly clone and restore a virtual machine within seconds.

Live migration

Seamlessly migrate Virtual DSM instances from a Synology NAS to another.

Multi-tenant environment

Create multiple isolated virtual machines for subsidiary business units or departments.

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

Snapshot Replication

Provides schedulable and instantaneous data protection for shared folders and virtual machines on iSCSI LUNs in the event of disaster.

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Synology High Availability

Ensures seamless service transition between clustered servers in the event of a server failure.

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Hyper Backup

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

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CMS

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

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Cloud Station Suite

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

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MailPlus

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

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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 Expansion port
  • 12 1GbE RJ-45 port
  • 13 PCIe 3.0 slot
  • 14 USB 3.0 port
  • 15 Reset button
Hardware Specifications
CPU
CPU Model Intel Pentium D1508
CPU Architecture 64-bit
CPU Frequency Dual Core 2.2 GHz 2.2 (base) / 2.6 (turbo) GHz
Hardware Encryption Engine (AES-NI)
Memory
System Memory 8 GB DDR4 ECC SO-DIMM
Memory Module Pre-installed 8GB (1 x 8GB)
Total Memory Slots 2
Memory Expandable up to 32 GB (16 GB x 2)
Storage
Drive Bays 12
Maximum Drive Bays with Expansion Unit 36
Compatible Drive Type* (See all supported drives) 2.5" SATA SSD
Maximum Internal Raw Capacity 48 TB (4 TB drive x 12) (Capacity may vary by RAID types)
Maximum Raw Capacity with Expansion Units 336 TB (48 TB + 12 TB drive x 24) (Capacity may vary by RAID types)
Maximum Single Volume Size
  • 200 TB (32GB RAM required, for RAID 5 or RAID 6 groups only)
  • 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 or 200TB if upgraded to 32GB RAM or more.
External Ports
RJ-45 1GbE LAN Port 4 (with Link Aggregation / Failover support)
USB 3.0 Port 3
Expansion Port 2
PCIe
PCIe Expansion 1 x Gen3 x8 slot (x8 link)
Add-in-card support
Notes FS1018 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 282 mm x 243 mm
Weight 5.2 kg
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* 28.1 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* 107.92 W (Access)
48.36 W (HDD Hibernation)
British Thermal Unit 368.45 BTU/hr (Access)
165.12 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
  • EAC
  • VCCI
  • RCM
  • KC
  • FCC
  • CE
  • BSMI
Warranty 5 Years
Notes
  • Power consumption is measured when fully loaded with Western Digital 1TB WD10JFCX hard drive(s).
  • Noise Level Testing Environment: Fully loaded with WD 1TB WD10JFCX 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: 17.2 dB(A); Temperature: 23.6˚C; Humidity: 58.2%.
DSM Specifications ( See more )
Storage Management
Maximum Internal Volume Number 1024
Maximum iSCSI Target Number 64
Maximum iSCSI LUN 512
iSCSI LUN Clone/Snapshot, Windows ODX
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
Volume Expansion by Adding a HDD
  • RAID F1
  • RAID 5
  • RAID 6
  • JBOD
Global Hot Spare Supported RAID Type
  • RAID F1
  • RAID 1
  • RAID 5
  • RAID 6
  • RAID 10
File Sharing Capacity
Maximum Local User Accounts 16000
Maximum Local Groups 512
Maximum Shared Folder 512
Maximum Shared Folder Sync Tasks 16
Maximum Concurrent CIFS/AFP/FTP Connections 2000
Windows Access Control List (ACL) Integration
NFS Kerberos Authentication
High Availability Manager
Log Center
Syslog Events per Second 3000
Virtualization
VMware vSphere 6 with VAAI
Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows Server 2016
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 3000
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 2000
Maximum Number of Concurrently Connected Devices (with RAM expansion) 8000
Maximum Number of Synced Files (btrfs) 1,000,000 / single file reaction time 189 ms
Maximum Number of Synced Files (ext4) 1,000,000 / single file reaction time 172 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 10KByte 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.
Document Viewer
Download Station
Maximum Concurrent Download Tasks 80
Drive
Maximum Number of Synced Files 1,000,000 / single file reaction time 437 ms
Maximum Number of Concurrent Connections for PC Clients 550
Notes
  • The Btrfs file system was used for the purpose of testing.
  • The maximum number of concurrent connections refers to the maximum number of connections that could be maintained when the maximum number of synced files was reached.
  • File reaction time refers to the preparation time required for other devices to start downloading a 10KByte file from a Synology NAS after the file has been added to the NAS.
  • For tested models with expandable memory, the maximum amount of RAM was installed.
  • Non-encrypted shared folders were used during the aforementioned testing.
exFAT Access (optional)
MailPlus / MailPlus Server
Free Email Accounts 5 (Licenses required for additional accounts)
Recommended MailPlus Client Number Up to 200
Maximum Server Performance 1,572,000 (Btrfs) / 1,524,000 (EXT4) emails per day, approx. 48 GB (Btrfs) / 46.5 GB (EXT4)
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
Moments
Facial recognition
Subject recognition
Office
Maximum Users 2900
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
PetaSpace
Snapshot Replication
Maximum Snapshots per Shared Folder 1024
Maximum Snapshots of all Shared Folder 65536
Surveillance Station
Maximum IP cam (Licenses required) 75 (including 2 Free License) (See All Supported IP Cameras)
Total FPS (H.264)* 2250 FPS @ 720p (1280x720)
1050 FPS @ 1080p (1920×1080)
600 FPS @ 3M (2048x1536)
450 FPS @ 5M (2591x1944)
320 FPS @ 4K (3840x2160)
Total FPS (H.265)* 2250 FPS @ 720p (1280x720)
2250 FPS @ 1080p (1920×1080)
1125 FPS @ 3M (2048x1536)
600 FPS @ 5M (2591x1944)
500 FPS @ 4K (3840x2160)
Total FPS (MJPEG)* 600 FPS @ 720p (1280x720)
360 FPS @ 1080p (1920×1080)
240 FPS @ 3M (2048x1536)
192 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
Virtual Machine Manager
Maximum Virtual DSM Number (Licenses required) 4 (including 1 Free License) (Learn more)
Notes Virtual Machine Manager is not supported on hosts running Synology High Availability.
VPN Server
Maximum Connections 30
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
  • RAMEC2133DDR4SO-16G DDR4 ECC SO-DIMM
  • Expansion Unit: DX1215 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 Browsers
  • Chrome
  • Firefox
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