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The RackStation RS18016xs+ 12-Bay NAS Enclosure from Synology comes with twelve bays to provide data for your network by using your 2.5" and 3.5" drives. These bays support SAS and SATA-based hard drives along with SSDs, which enhance the overall read and write speeds. Synology has outfitted this enclosure with a 3.3 GHz Intel Xeon E3-1230 v2 quad-core processor as well as 8GB of DDR3 ECC memory. This combination of performance runs the DiskStation Manager operating system that manages the data and enhances your drives in a RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, or JBOD mode. With Btrfs support, the RS18016xs+ is also able to provide snapshots, customizable storage quotas, and checksums for data as well as metadata.
To deliver always-available data, this 12-Bay NAS features two 500W redundant power supplies along with four Gigabit Ethernet ports with failover support and link aggregation. For cooling the onboard components and your drives, it comes with four replaceable 80mm fans that have cooling and quiet modes. Aside from redundancy support, Synology utilizes an AES hardware encryption that safeguards your files without compromising performance. Other notable features included with this NAS are two USB 2.0 and two USB 3.0 ports as well as two expansion ports, which enable storage expansion with optional RX1216sas expansion units.
The RS18016XS+ delivers up to 3900 MB/s throughputs and 348,000 IOPS under a RAID 5 configuration. It is equipped with 8GB of ECC RAM and supports up to 32GB of RAM. In addition, ECC memory helps ensure the data remains accurate for enterprise environments.
SSD Cache Technology
The RS18016XS+ enables the combination of hard drives and read/write-optimized SSD cache, boosting throughput efficiently while minimizing cost per gigabyte. With full SSD cache reading and writing support, the RS18016XS+ offers a reduction in I/O latency without crippling your budget.
10GbE and SAS & SATA III 6 Gb/s Support
In addition to the four installed Gigabit Ethernet ports, the RS18016XS+ comes with two PCI Express Gen 3 x8 slots, allowing installation of 10GbE Network Interface Cards (NIC) for maximizing bandwidth. With native SAS and SATA III 6 Gb/s support, the RS18016XS+ ensures the optimum data process under heavy system loading.
Reliable Redundancy Mechanisms
The RS18016xs+ comes with comprehensive redundancy mechanisms to ensure business continuity. Four built-in LAN ports with failover provide reliable redundancy in the event of an unexpected network failure. The reliable system design, which includes passive cooling technologies, prevents single point of failure. Other features such as redundant data paths, power supplies, system fans, and network ports with failover support maximize service uptime.
Scalability with up to 180 Drives
By supporting up to 14 optional Synology RX1216sas, the RS18016xs+ provides the ability to seamlessly expand up to 180 drives and expand a single volume up to 200TB on the fly. The RS18016xs+ can run with SATA, SAS, or SSD drives for flexible capacity and balanced performance to meet the needs of varying applications and processes.
Hardware Encryption Engine Enhances File Transfer Speeds
The RS18016xs+ is equipped with an encryption engine, which offloads encryption calculation tasks away from the main CPU, freeing up the processor to perform other tasks. In addition, Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) on shared folders with hardware acceleration ensures security without compromising access performance, providing over 3,034 MB/s in read speeds.
Data Protection and Integrity
Synology has designed the RS18016xs+ to support the Btrfs file system that stores data in a high level of integrity, while providing flexible and efficient data protection tools. It creates two copies of critical metadata on a volume to protect data. For verifying data, it generates checksums for the data as well as metadata and then verifies the checksums during each read process to ensure the integrity of the filesystem and files. If the file system discovers a mismatch, metadata will be repaired to keep file system consistent. Furthermore, customizable quotas for shared folders are possible.
This NAS is pre-installed with DiskStation Manager that is a browser-based operating system, which makes managing your Synology NAS easy. Featuring an intuitive user interface, DSM makes accessing and sharing your data smarter and simpler. Synology's Package Center lets you download and install useful add-on packages designed specifically for individual or business needs, meaning you can enjoy more entertainment in your life or better productivity at work.
Available Add-On Packages
Antivirus by McAfee (Trial)
Central Management System
Fit into Business Environments Easily
With the support of Windows AD, LDAP, and Domain Trust, the RS18016xs+ enables seamless account integration. The User Home feature can automatically create a "home" folder for every user account to minimize the administrator's effort in repeatedly creating "home" folders for all accounts. Windows ACL support on the RS18016xs+ allows IT administrators to fine tune access controls and set up privileges to files and folders on the RS18016xs+ through the familiar Windows user interface. With compatibility for major protocols, the RS18016xs+ can eliminate server configuration overhead and enhance IT administrators' efficiency.
Storage Solution for Virtualization Environments
The RS18016xs+ supports VMware, Citrix, and Microsoft Hyper-V. With VMware vSphere 5 and VAAI integration, the RS18016xs+ helps offload specific storage operations and optimizes computation power in VMware environments. Windows ODX support speeds up data manipulation as the data transfer is offloaded. iSCSI also lets SMB users consolidate storage into data center storage arrays while providing hosts with the illusion of locally-attached disks.
Unified Storage System
The RS18016xs+ enables businesses to cost-effectively manage multi-protocol data by integrating file-level (NAS) and block-level (SAN) storage into one unified storage system. Files can be shared across Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms seamlessly with comprehensive network protocol support (CIFS/SMB, AFP, and NFS). The RS18016xs+ provides a cost-effective iSCSI solution, allowing large-scale businesses to consolidate storage into datacenter storage arrays. With thin provisioning available for file-level iSCSI LUN, you can maximize storage utilization by oversubscribing provisions and grow storage space as needed.
Protection by LUN Backup, Snapshot, and Clone
The RS18016xs+ enhances the ease of moving and copying data in a virtualized environment with the features LUN Backup, LUN Snapshot, and LUN Clone. It offers iSCSI LUN backup at storage level without extra charge. Synology LUN Clone and LUN Snapshot only take up 1/1000 of the original size to optimize storage usage. In addition, Synology's LUN Snapshot lets you create up 256 snapshots per LUN using point-in-time technology without having any impact on system performance. With better support to servers under VMware vSphere or Windows environment, IT managers can expect VM status and data consistency through application-consistent snapshots.
Synology Central Management System
For enterprises with more than one Synology NAS server, CMS offers the flexibility and convenience for IT administrators to manage all of them from a single point of entry. Through a simple interface, you can obtain a clear overview on resource consumption and logs, helping you identify any issue right away. With group policies, CMS can do much more for your daily tasks. Once a NAS joins a group, it will automatically adopt its rules and behave as intended, without extra configuration.
Increase Business Productivity with Cloud Solutions
With comprehensive cloud solutions, the RS18016xs+ lets you create your own private cloud easily. Cloud Station syncs files across multiple devices. Files can be edited in offline mode and later synced to Cloud Station, which keeps up to 32 historical versions, allowing you to restore a file back to previous version or recover deleted files. With the mobile app DS cloud, any change made to a file is automatically synced to your smartphones and tablets. For distributed enterprises, Synology's 2-way sync between different DiskStations ensures employees at different locations share the same information in real-time. IT administrators can handpick individual folders that they want to sync to different devices, manually or automatically based on file format and size. Folders synced by Cloud Station can be encrypted on DSM - no one will be able to access its content without your private key.
The RS18016xs+ offers Synology High Availability (SHA) technology, which combines an active and passive server into one cluster, the former always mirrored to the latter. The Heartbeat mechanism detects regular "heartbeats" between the two servers. If the main server encounters unexpected downtime, the passive server immediately takes over. With multiple LAN ports, the RS18016xs+ also ensures redundancy in the event of unexpected network failure.
Secure Your Data
This NAS enclosure offers advanced security measures to protect you from potential security holes. Security Advisor analyzes system settings, password strength, and network preferences along with removing possible malware. AppArmor blocks malicious programs from accessing unauthorized system resources. You can also customize the trust level in Package Center to avoid installing packages from untrusted sources, safeguarding your NAS from unknown or tampered files. In addition, the RS18016xs+ provides other security add-ons, such as AES encryption, 2-Step verification, IP block and allow list, Antivirus packages, firewall, and DoS attack prevention.
In the Box
Synology RackStation RS18016xs+ 12-Bay NAS Enclosure
System Memory: 8 GB of DDR3 ECC Memory Module Pre-Installed: 4 GB x 2 Total Memory Slots: 4 (expandable up to 32 GB)
Drive Bays: 12 Compatible Drive Type: 3.5" and 2.5" SATA III / SATA HDD and SSD Hot Swappable Drive Supported: Yes
2 x USB 3.0 ports 2 x USB 2.0 ports 2 x Expansion ports
Internal Drives: Btrfs and EXT4 External Drives: Btrfs, EXT4, EXT3, FAT, NTFS, and HFS+
4 x RJ-45 Gigabit LAN ports with Link Aggregation/Failover support Wake on LAN/WAN 2 x PCIe x8 slots for 10GbE/1GbE network cards
4 x 80 x 80 mm fans with cool and quiet modes Easily replaceable system fans
Wireless Support (Dongle)
Power Supply Unit: 2 x 500 W redundant AC Input Power Voltage: 100 to 240 VAC Power Frequency: 50/60 Hz, single phase Power Consumption: 106.54 W (access) / 71.78 W (HDD hibernation) Scheduled power On/Off
Operating Temperature: 40 to 95°F / 4 to 35°C Storage Temperature: -5 to 140°F / -21 to 60°C Relative Humidity: 5 to 95% RH
FCC Class A CE Class A BSMI Class A RoHS Compliant