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RackStation RS2418+​/​RS2418RP+

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RackStation RS2418+​/​RS2418RP+

High-capacity and scalable NAS designed for businesses with flexible storage and M.2 SSD expandability

Scalable Storage Server On-Demand

RS2418+/RS2418RP+ is an ideal storage solution for small- and medium-sized businesses with great flexibility in terms of expandable storage capacity, upgradable memory, and optional high-speed NIC or M.2 SSD cache support. It serves perfectly as a centralized file server, backup target for distributed businesses, or backup target for employee workstations in a growing business.  

CPU

Quad-core 2.1GHz 

RAM options

4GB DDR4 UDIMM, up to 64GB

Scalability

Up to 24 drives with one RX1217/RX1217RP1

Boost your storage performance with easy-to-install add-in cards

Equipped with a PCIe 3.0 slot, RS2418+ supports installing an M.2 SSD adapter card or 10GbE NIC for a high-IOPS system cache and ultra-fast data transmission.

  • SSD

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

    10GbE - 10GbE network capacity for bandwidth-intensive environments

  • Note: M2D18 and 10GbE Network adapter card need to be purchased separately.
    • SSD
    • 10GbE
    1. 1
    2. 2

    Next-generation file system for better data protection

    The Btrfs file system introduces advanced storage technologies and optimized snapshots to prevent data corruption and reduce maintenance overhead. While ensuring high-level data integrity, it also offers flexible, efficient data protection and recovery tools.

    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 Backup Solution

    RS2418+ integrates various backup applications to safeguard your important data on any device with an intuitive user interface and durable storage technologies.

    Active Backup for Business

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

    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.
    Learn more

    Desktop Backup 

    Safeguard your PC with Cloud Station Backup. Effortlessly back up data stored on macOS to Synology NAS with Time Machine.
    Learn more

    Active Backup for
    Office 365/ G Suite

    Protect corporate data stored on the cloud. On-premise backup solution with a centralized dashboard. Optimize storage efficiency with single instancing and block-level deduplication technology.
    Office 365 G Suite

    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.

    Digital asset protection

    Powered by Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM), Synology NAS offers advanced security measures to protect against sudden data loss and potential security holes. Learn more

    Security Advisor

    Analyzes system settings, password strength, network preferences, and removes any possible malware.

    AppArmor

    A kernel-level enhancement that blocks malicious programs from accessing unauthorized system resources.

    AES 256-bit encryption

    Encrypt shared folders and network data transmission to keep data from unauthorized access.

    2-step verification

    Prevent others from logging in to your DSM by generating a one-time password (OTP) on your mobile device.

    Trust Level

    Customize the trust level in Package Center to avoid installing packages from untrusted sources, safeguarding your NAS from unknown or tampered package files.

    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.

    Learn more

    High Availability

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

    Learn more

    Drive

    A versatile solution for file management and synchronization. 

    Learn more

    Snapshot Replication

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

    Learn more

    VMM

    Run various operating systems in isolated sandboxes. Seamlessly clone, restore and migrate virtual machines.

    Learn more
    • 1 Power button and indicator
    • 2 Beep off button
    • 3 Drive tray lock
    • 4 Drive status indicator
    • 5 Power port
    • 6 Power supply on/off switch
    • 7 PSU fan
    • 8 Console port
    • 9 1GbE RJ-45 port
    • 10 USB 3.0 port
    • 11 Expansion port
    • 12 PCIe expansion slot
    • 13 Reset button

    Notes:

    1. RS2418+​/​RS2418RP+ supports one Synology expansion unit RX1217/RX1217RP, sold separately.
    Hardware Specifications
    CPU
    CPU Model Intel Atom C3538
    CPU Architecture 64-bit
    CPU Frequency Quad Core 2.1 GHz
    Hardware Encryption Engine (AES-NI)
    Memory
    System Memory 4 GB DDR4
    Memory Module Pre-installed 4GB (1 x 4GB)
    Total Memory Slots 4
    Memory Expandable up to 64 GB (16 GB x 4)
    Storage
    Drive Bays 12
    Maximum Drive Bays with Expansion Unit 24
    Compatible Drive Type* (See all supported drives)
    • 3.5" SATA HDD
    • 2.5" SATA HDD
    • 2.5" SATA SSD
    Maximum Internal Raw Capacity 168 TB (14 TB drive x 12) (Capacity may vary by RAID types)
    Maximum Raw Capacity with Expansion Units 336 TB (168 TB + 14 TB drive x 12) (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.
    • 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)
    • 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 2
    Expansion Port 1
    PCIe
    PCIe Expansion 1 x Gen3 x8 slot (black, x4 link)
    Add-in-card support
    • M2D17 - Dual M.2 SATA SSD adapter card for SSD cache
    • M2D18 - Dual M.2 SATA/NVMe SSD adapter card for SSD cache
    • PCIe Network Interface Card (Learn more)
    Notes RS2418+/RS2418RP+ 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) 88 mm x 482 mm x 696 mm
    88 mm x 482 mm x 724 mm (for RP model)
    Weight 13.22 kg
    13.85 kg (for RP model)
    Others
    System Fan 80 mm x 80 mm x 4 pcs
    Fan Speed Mode
    • Full-Speed Mode
    • Cool Mode
    • Quiet Mode
    Easy Replacement System Fan
    Power Recovery
    Noise Level* 54 dB(A)
    54.1 dB(A) (for RP model)
    Scheduled Power On/Off
    Wake on LAN/WAN
    Power Supply Unit / Adapter 500W
    2 X 500W (for RP model)
    AC Input Power Voltage 100V to 240V AC
    Power Frequency 50/60 Hz, Single Phase
    Power Consumption* 109 W (Access)
    52.4 W (System Hibernation)
    119.6 W (Access, for RP model)
    55.9 W (System Hibernation, for RP model)
    British Thermal Unit 371.92 BTU/hr (Access)
    178.8 BTU/hr (System Hibernation)
    408.09 BTU/hr (Access, for RP model)
    190.74 BTU/hr (System Hibernation, for RP model)
    Redundant Power Supply (for xs+ and RP model)
    Environment Temperature
    Operating Temperature 5°C to 35°C (40°F to 95°F)
    Storage Temperature -20°C to 60°C (-5°F to 140°F)
    Relative Humidity 5% to 95% RH
    Certification
    • EAC
    • VCCI
    • CCC
    • RCM
    • FCC
    • CE
    • BSMI
    Warranty 3 Year Hardware Warranty, Extendable to 5 Year Coverage - EW202
    Notes
    • Power consumption is measured when fully loaded with Western Digital 1TB WD10EFRX hard drive(s).
    • Support for Wake on WAN needs switch and routers which recognize Magic Packet.
    • Noise Level Testing Environment: Fully loaded with Seagate 2TB ST2000VN000 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 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
    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 1000
    Maximum Concurrent CIFS/AFP/FTP Connections (with RAM expansion) 2000
    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
    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 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 1000
    Maximum Number of Concurrently Connected Devices (with RAM expansion) 2000
    Maximum Number of Hosted Files (btrfs) 1,000,000
    Maximum Number of Hosted Files (ext4) 1,000,000
    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
    Download Station
    Maximum Concurrent Download Tasks 80
    Drive
    Maximum Number of Hosted Files 1,000,000
    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 hosted files refers to the maximum number of files that can be indexed and hosted by the Drive service.
    • The maximum number of concurrent connections refers to the maximum number of connections that can be maintained when the maximum number of hosted files was reached.
    • 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)
    Maximum number of concurrent users Up to 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
    DLNA Compliance
    Moments
    Facial recognition
    Subject recognition
    Office
    Maximum Users 1800
    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
    Snapshot Replication
    Maximum Snapshots per Shared Folder 1024
    Maximum of system snapshots 65536
    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 (1920×1080)
    520 FPS @ 3M (2048x1536)
    320 FPS @ 5M (2591x1944)
    240 FPS @ 4K (3840x2160)
    Total FPS (H.265)* 1200 FPS @ 720p (1280x720)
    1200 FPS @ 1080p (1920×1080)
    880 FPS @ 3M (2048x1536)
    520 FPS @ 5M (2591x1944)
    400 FPS @ 4K (3840x2160)
    Total FPS (MJPEG)* 560 FPS @ 720p (1280x720)
    270 FPS @ 1080p (1920×1080)
    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.
    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
    Recommended Virtual Machine Instances 4 (Learn more)
    Recommended Virtual DSM Number (Licenses required) 4 (including 1 Free License)
    Notes
    • Virtual Machine Manager is not supported on hosts running Synology High Availability.
    • The specifications vary depending on system configuration and memory size.
    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
    • AC Power Cord X 2 (for RP model)
    • Quick Installation Guide X 1
    Optional Accessories
    • Surveillance Device License Pack
    • D4N2133-4G DDR4 non-ECC UDIMM*
    • RAMEC2133DDR4-16G DDR4 ECC UDIMM
    • Expansion Unit: RX1217/RX1217RP X 1
    • VS360HD
    • VS960HD
    • Synology RKS1317 - Rail Kit Sliding
    • Synology Ethernet Adapter E10G18-T1
    • Synology Ethernet Adapter E10G18-T2
    • Synology Ethernet Adapter E10G17-F2
    • Synology M2D18 M.2 SSD adapter card
    Notes Mixed usage of non-ECC and ECC UDIMMs is not supported.
    General
    Networking Protocols
    • CIFS
    • AFP
    • NFS
    • FTP
    • WebDAV
    • CalDAV
    • iSCSI
    • Telnet
    • SSH
    • SNMP
    • VPN (PPTP, OpenVPN, L2TP)
    Windows AD Domain Integration Domain users login via SMB/NFS/AFP/FTP/File Station, LDAP integration
    HDD Management
    • HDD Hibernation
    • S.M.A.R.T.
    • Dynamic Bad Sector Mapping
    Supported Clients
    • Windows 7 and 10
    • Mac OS X 10.11 onward
    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, ภาษาไทย, 日本語, 한국어, 繁體中文, 简体中文