The Synology RackStation RS4017xs+ 16-Bay NAS Enclosure features four Gigabit Ethernet and two 10GbE ports as well as sixteen storage bays, so you can provide a custom storage solution for network-connected users. The sixteen bays support SATA-based 2.5" SSDs as well as 2.5" and 3.5" HDDs. Once user-supplied drives are installed into the bays, you can configure them in a RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, JBOD, or Basic mode to preserve data and increase the drives' read and write speeds. Aside from storage capabilities, the RS4017xs+ leverages a 2.1 GHz Intel Xeon D-1541 octa-core processor and 8GB of DDR4 ECC memory to quickly manage and deliver data.
The RackStation RS4017xs+ comes with two expansion port as well as two USB 3.0 ports for attaching optional storage expansion units, thumb drives, and other devices. For future upgrades, the RS4017xs+ can hold up to 64GB of RAM and via two PCie 3.0 x8/x8 slots, can support a 10GbE NIC or the M2D18 dual M.2 SATA SSD adapter card for an SSD cache. To cool all the internal components, three onboard 80mm fans spin at various speeds to help dissipate the internal heat. In addition, the NAS features a 3 RU rack-mountable design and runs on two redundant 800W power supplies.
Scalability and Reliability
- CMS - Manage multiple Synology NAS servers simultaneously through a centralized interface to increase administrative efficiency and flexibility
- MailPlus - Set up a secure, reliable, and private mail server with a stylish and intuitive user interface
- Collaboration Suite - Synology Office, Calendar, and Chat for private communication and user-friendly content organization