RackStation RS2818RP+

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RackStation RS2818RP+

High-capacity and scalable NAS to serve as a centralized backup destination or a file server for small- and medium-sized businesses

Scalable Storage Server On-Demand

RS2818RP+ 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 support. It fits perfectly as a backup target for distributed businesses, a centralized file server, or a backup target for employee workstations in a growing business.  

CPU

Quad-core 2.1GHz 

RAM options

4GB DDR4 UDIMM, up to 64GB

Network

4 x 1GbE port, optional 10GbE NIC support

Chassis

3U design, 16 SATA drive bays

Robust scalability and reliability

RS2818RP+ provides large, scalable storage capacity with affordable total cost of ownership. The 3U chassis design accommodates up to 16 drives and the storage capacity can be further scaled up when connected to one Synology Expansion Unit RX1217 or RX1217RP1, providing a total drive count of 28 without disrupting host services.

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

RS2818RP+ integrates various backup applications to safeguard your important data on any device with an intuitive user interface and durable storage technologies.

Active Backup for Server 

An agentless backup solution protects data from Windows and Linux servers through SMB and Rsync to minimize deployment and management costs.
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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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Desktop Backup 

Safeguard your PC with Cloud Station Backup. Effortlessly back up data stored on macOS to Synology NAS with Time Machine.
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Active Backup for
Office 365/ G Suite

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.

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High Availability

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

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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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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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Desktop Backup

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

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  • 1 Power button and indicator
  • 2 Beep off button
  • 3 Drive tray
  • 4 Drive status indicator
  • 5 Power port
  • 6 PSU indicator
  • 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. RS2818RP+ 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 16
Maximum Drive Bays with Expansion Unit 28
Compatible Drive Type* (See all supported drives)
  • 3.5" SATA HDD
  • 2.5" SATA HDD
  • 2.5" SATA SSD
Maximum Internal Raw Capacity 192 TB (12 TB drive x 16) (Capacity may vary by RAID types)
Maximum Raw Capacity with Expansion Units 336 TB (192 TB + 12 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)
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
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) 132.3 mm x 482 mm x 656.5 mm
Weight 17.4 kg
Others
System Fan 80 mm x 80 mm x 3 pcs
Fan Speed Mode
  • Full-Speed Mode
  • Cool Mode
  • Quiet Mode
Easy Replacement System Fan
Power Recovery
Noise Level* 51.0 dB(A)
Scheduled Power On/Off
Wake on LAN/WAN
Power Supply Unit / Adapter 2 X 500W
AC Input Power Voltage 100V to 240V AC
Power Frequency 50/60 Hz, Single Phase
Power Consumption* 138.1 W (Access, for RP model)
66.7 W (HDD Hibernation, for RP model)
British Thermal Unit 471.5 BTU/hr (Access, for RP model)
227.7 BTU/hr (HDD 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 32
Maximum iSCSI LUN 256
iSCSI LUN Clone/Snapshot, Windows ODX
SSD Read/Write Cache (White Paper)
SSD TRIM
RAID Group
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
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 Synced Files (btrfs) 1,000,000 / single file reaction time 692 ms
Maximum Number of Synced Files (ext4) 1,000,000 / single file reaction time 456 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 100 (Btrfs) / 100 (EXT4)
Maximum Server Performance 940,000 (Btrfs) / 1,016,000 (EXT4) emails per day, approx. 28.7 GB (Btrfs) / 31 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 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 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 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
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 20
Environment & Packaging
Environment RoHS Compliant
Packaging Content
  • Main Unit X 1
  • Accessory Pack X 1
  • AC Power Cord X 2 (for RP model)
  • Quick Installation Guide X 1
Optional Accessories
  • Surveillance Device License Pack
  • 4GB DDR4 Non-ECC UDIMM
  • 16GB DDR4 ECC UDIMM
  • Expansion Unit: RX1217/RX1217RP X 1
  • VS360HD
  • VS960HD
  • Synology RKS1317 - Rail Kit Sliding
  • 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
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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