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Synology DS1618+

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  • Powerful 6-bay NAS
  • Fast processor with 4GB RAM memory (expandable to max 32GB)
  • Expandable with Synology DX517
  • 3 year warranty
When ordering NAS + HDD's you get free assembly!

Product Description DS1618+

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Synology DiskStation DS1618+ is a versatile, compact, yet powerful 6-bay NAS equipped quadcore processor, designed for small- and medium-sized businesses. It comes with advanced computing applications to meet businesses' demand and supercharges your storage with the optional M.2 SSD adapter card for dual SSD cache drives. DS1618+ is ideal to serve as a centralized file server for simplifying data management and protecting critical assets. Synology DS1618+ is backed with Synology’s 3-year limited warranty.

High-performance Scalable Storage Server 

Synology DS1618+ is a 6-bay network attached storage solution with great performance and scalability. DS1618+ supports up to 16 drives with two Synology DX5173 expansion units, allowing you to start small and easily scale up on demand. In addition to 10GbE add-on card, which can upgrade the network capacity of DS1618+, the PCle slot also supports the optional SATA M.2 SSD adapter card to function as SSD cache for greatly enhancing storage performance without using the 3.5" drive bays.

DS1618+ is equipped with a quad-core processor and 4GB DDR4 memory (expandable up to 32GB). With Link Aggregation enabled, DS1618+ delivers outstanding sequential throughput performance at over 1.550 MB/s reading and  580 MB/s writing.

Btrfs: Next Generation Storage Efficiency

DS1618+ introduces the Btrfs file system, bringing the most advanced storage technologies to meet the management needs of modern businesses. 

Built-in data integrity check detects data and file system corruption with data and meta-data checksums and improves the overall stability. 

Flexible Shared Folder/User Quota System provides comprehensive quota control over all user accounts and shared folders. 

Advanced snapshot technology with customizable backup schedule allows up to 1.024 copies of shared folder backups in a minimum 5-minute interval without occupying huge storage capacity and system resources.

File or folder level data restoration brings huge conveniences and saves time for users who wish to restore only a specific file or folder. 

File self-healing: Btrfs file system can auto-detect corrupted files with mirrored metadata, and recover broken data using the supported RAID volumes, which include RAID1, 5, 6, and 10.

Cross-platform File Sharing 

DSM, the operating system running of NAS, provides fast and secure ways to share your critical digital assets. Synology Drive unifies multiple file portals on Synology NAS and greatly simplifies data management. You can share files to anyone, and customize access permissions for optimal security. Synology Drive makes it easy to share files across multiple platforms — whether it's Windows®, Mac®, and Linux® computers or mobile devices.

Ultimate Backup Solution

DS1618+ integrates various backup applications to safeguard your important data on any device with an intuitive user interface and durable storage technologies.

Desktop backup: Cloud Station Backup safeguards your PC, Mac, or other desktop devices. DS1618+ is also compatible with Time Machine, allowing you to effortlessly backup your Mac to Synology NAS.

NAS backup: Hyper Backup comprehensively backs up your data to a local shared folder, an external device, another Synology NAS, an rsync server, a public cloud service, or C2 Backup to ensure data safety.

Server backup: Active Backup for Server provides an agentless backup solution. It centralizes data from Windows and Linux servers through SMB and rsync to effectively minimize deployment and management costs.

SaaS backup: Active Backup for Office 365/G Suite is an on-premise backup solution for public clouds with a centralized dashboard. Optimize storage efficiency with single instancing and block-level deduplication technology.

Effortless Virtualization Environment

Synology’s Virtual Machine Manager adds unlimited capabilities to your NAS. Set up and run various virtual machines, including Windows, Linux, and Virtual DSM so that you can test new software versions in a sandbox environment, isolate your customers' machines, and increase the flexibility of your DS1618+ with reduced hardware deployment and maintenance costs.

Synology iSCSI storage fully supports most virtualization solutions to enhance work efficiency with a simple management interface. VMware vSphere™ 6.5 and VAAI integration helps offload storage operations and optimizes computation efficiency. Windows Offloaded Data Transfer (ODX) speeds up data transfer and migration rates, while OpenStack Cinder support turns your Synology NAS into a block-based storage component.

Reliability, Availability & Disaster Recovery

System reliability is of paramount importance to businesses which depend upon their commercial servers every day. DS1618+ responds to these concerns with wide-ranging availability and redundancy features.


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Type Tower
CPU Intel Atom C3538 quad-core 2.1GHz
RAM 4 GB DDR4 (expandable to max 32GB)
Nr. of HDD slots 6 slots
Harddisk interface 2,5'' SATA II, 2,5'' SATA III, 3,5'' SATA II, 3,5'' SATA III, 2,5'' SSD, M.2 SSD
RAID Basic, JBOD, RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 6, RAID 10, Hybride RAID
External interface 3x USB 3.0, 2 x Expansion port
LAN 4x 1 Gigabit
Encryption Hardware based
Link aggregation Yes
Redundant power supply No
Wireless No: Optional
Specials Cloud function
Package content 1 X Main Unit
1 X Accessory Pack
1 X AC Power Cord
2 X RJ-45 LAN Cable
1 X Quick Installation Guide
Warranty 3 year
EAN Code 4711174722976

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CPU Intel Atom C3538 quad-core 2.1GHz
Hardware encryption engine Yes (AES-NI)
Memory 4 GB DDR4-2133 Non-ECC SO-DIMM (expandable up to 32 GB with 16 GB ECC SO-DIMM x 2)
Compatible drive type 6 x 3.5" or 2.5" SATA SSD/HDD (drives not included)
2 x M.2 2280/2260/2242 SSD3 (drives not included)
External port 3 x USB 3.0 port
2 x Expansion port
Size (HxWxD) 166 x 282 x 236 mm
166 x 282 x 243 mm (with server ears)
Weight 5.05 kg
LAN 4 x 1GbE (RJ-45)
Wake on LAN/WAN Yes
PCIe 3.0 slot x8 slot x 1 (4-lane)
10GbE network interface cards support
M.2 SSD adapter card support
Scheduled power on/off Yes
System fan 2 (92 x 92 x 32 mm)
AC input power voltage 100V to 240V AC
Power frequency 50/60Hz, single phase
Operating temperature 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Storage temperature -20°C to 60°C (-5°F to 140°F)
Relative humidity 5% to 95% RH
Maximum operating altitude 3,048 m (10,400 ft)

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