Built with a quad-core processor, an AES-NI hardware encryption engine, Btrfs file system support, and 1080p video transcoding, the DiskStation DS1618+ 6-Bay NAS Enclosure from Synology is a high-performance system designed for tackling multitasking challenges and provides storage scalability for tech enthusiasts and small- to medium-sized businesses by handling workloads. Further boost storage performance with the by installing a dual M.2 SATA SSD card for high-IOPS system caching or enhance network speeds by adding a 10GbE NIC. This NAS is equipped with six drive bays that are capable of natively supporting 3.5" SATA hard drives, as well as 2.5" SATA hard drives and SSDs for data storage, plus two M.2 2242/2260/2280 SSD slots for caching. Using its six drive bays, this NAS will allow you to store and share many files, including videos, music, photos, and documents with up to 2048 user accounts and 1000 maximum concurrent connections.
The DS1618+ runs on the Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM) OS, which is a browser-based operating system which helps to simplify managing your Synology NAS. Its CPU is a 2.1 GHz Intel Atom C3538 Quad-Core and its 4GB of DDR4 RAM, which be upgraded to 32GB, allows frequently-used files and applications to be quickly accessed. The NAS is capable of achieving sequential read speeds of up to 2037 MB/s, while a dedicated hardware transcoding engine can transcode 1080p / 30 fps video via Video Station.
Also featured are three USB 3.0 Type-A ports and two eSATA port which allow it to be connected to your Windows or Mac system, and network connectivity is achieved via the four Gigabit Ethernet ports that support Link Aggregation and Failover, allowing your stored data to be shared with users throughout the network. For those who require RAID support, the DS1618+ supports RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, and 10, as well Synology Hybrid RAID and Basic RAID, each of which offers performance, data redundancy, or a combination of both. For those who do not require a RAID, JBOD is also available, allowing each drive bay to be individually utilized.
The DS1618+ is engineered to be energy efficient. Not only does it offer two 92 x 92mm fans to help keep the system running cool always, its noise dampening design of 23.7 dB(A) makes for quiet operations. The server supports numerous scheduled power on / off cycles and hard drive hibernation to further minimize power consumption and operation expenses.
The Synology DiskStation DS1618+ 6-Bay NAS Enclosure operates on 100-240 VAC at 50/60 Hz and includes an accessory pack, a power cord, and two RJ45 LAN cables. If you need to expand its storage, the DS918+ can be connected to two DX517 expansion unit. Protection is provided by a limited 3-year hardware warranty.
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.
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.
Safeguard your Windows system with Cloud Station Backup and back up data stored on macOS to 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.
Flexible Shared Folder / User Quota System
Provides comprehensive quota control on 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
Makes data recovery fast and flexible.
Automatic File Self-Healing
Detects and recovers corrupted files without user intervention.
Synology's DSM 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.
Complete surveillance solution for recording, monitoring, and management.
Cloud Station Suite
Synchronize cross-platform data automatically with file version control on all your devices.
Provides schedulable and instantaneous data protection for shared folders and virtual machines on iSCSI LUNs in the event of disaster.
Comprehensive built-in security tools are constantly updated to tackle evolving threats and protect your devices.