Well-suited for small- and medium-sized businesses, the RackStation RS2818RP+ 16-Bay NAS Server from Synology delivers flexibility in terms of its expandable storage capacity, upgradeable memory, and optional high-speed NIC support. It can serve as a backup target for distributed businesses, a centralized file server, or a backup target for employee workstations in growing businesses. This unit has a 3 RU form factor and 16 drive bays, each of which natively supports 3.5" SATA hard drives, as well as 2.5" SATA hard drives and SSDs. Should users need to expand the overall capacity of their RS2818RP+, the optional RX1217/RX1217RP expansion units offer an additional 12 drive bays, and one of these units is supported via an integrated expansion port. Additionally, should power to the NAS be interrupted, the RS2818RP+ comes equipped with a 500W redundant power supply.
The RackStation RS2818RP+ is powered by a 2.1 GHz Intel Atom C3538 Quad-Core processor, which will allow you to run multiple functions simultaneously. The built-in 4GB of DDR4 RAM will allow quick access to frequently used files and programs and may also be upgraded to a total of 64GB by installing four 16GB modules into the available memory slots. Also featured are two USB 3.0 Type-A ports, which allow it to be connected to your Windows or Mac system. Network connectivity is achieved via the four Gigabit Ethernet ports with failover support, which helps to provide redundancy in the case that a LAN connection malfunction occurs on one port. In addition, link aggregation, powered by four LAN ports, helps to increase connection speeds beyond the limits of a single network port or cable. If you're looking to expand this NAS with a M.2 SSD for caching or 10 Gigabit Ethernet, there is a PCIe Gen 3.0 x8 slot that runs at x4.
The RackStation RS2818RP+ runs on the DiskStation Manager (DSM) operating system, which helps simplify managing your NAS, as well as accessing and sharing data. A variety of RAID modes are supported, which help provide users with data redundancy, speed, or a combination of both. Supported RAID modes include RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, Basic, and Synology Hybrid RAID. For those who do not require a RAID, JBOD is also available, allowing each drive bay to be individually utilized.
Synology has engineered the RackStation RS2818RP+ to be energy efficient. Not only does it offer three 80 x 80mm fans to help keep the system running cool, the server supports numerous scheduled power on / off cycles and hard drive hibernation to further minimize power consumption and operation expenses. The RackStation RS2818RP+ operates on 100-240 VAC at 50/60 Hz and includes an accessory pack and two AC power cords. Protection is provided by a limited 3-year hardware warranty.
Scalability and Reliability
Next-Generation File System for Improved Data Protection
Flexible Shared Folder and User Quota System
Provides comprehensive quota control on all user accounts and shared folders.
Provides schedulable and storage capacity-saving data protection with 1024 shared folder backups and 65,000 system-wide snapshots.
File- or Folder-Level Data Restoration Helps make data recovery user-friendly and flexible.
Automatic File Self-Healing
Detects and recovers corrupted files without user intervention.
Active Backup for Server
An agentless backup solution helps protect data from Windows and Linux servers through SMB and Rsync to minimize deployment and management costs.
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.
Help safeguard your system with Cloud Station Backup and back up data stored on macOS to your Synology NAS with Time Machine.
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.
Fully Certified Storage Virtualization Solutions
Digital Asset Protection
Analyzes system settings, password strength, network preferences, and removes possible malware.
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.
Helps prevent others from logging into your DSM by generating a one-time password (OTP) on your mobile device.
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
Synology's operating system has an intuitive user interface and powerful capabilities.
Public Cloud Integration
Backup and synchronize data between your public cloud accounts and your NAS.
Helps ensure smooth transitions between clustered servers in the event of server failures.
Comprehensive built-in security tools are constantly updated to tackle evolving threats and protect your devices.
Helps provide schedulable and instantaneous data protection for shared folders and virtual machines on iSCSI LUNs in the event of disaster.
Simplified backup solution for your Windows, Mac, and mobile devices.