by Adam Armstrong

Synology Releases 3U RackStation RS2818RP+

Today Synology Inc. launched its first 3U Plus series rackmount NAS with the release of RackStation RS2818RP+. This new NAS centers around large storage capacity for lower TCO for SMBs. Along with the new NAS, Synology is also announcing that its next business-day replacement service, Synology Replacement Service (SRS), is now available in North America.

The RackStation RS2818RP+ has 16 bays for a maximum raw capacity up to 192TB, 336TB when using the RX1217(RP) expansion. The new NAS is power by an Intel Atom C3508 quad-core CPU and up to 64GB of DDR4 non-ECC UDIMM RAM. The RS2818RP+ comes with four Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports but it can be expaned with 10GbE NICs to hit numbers of 1.4GB/s sequential read and 26K IOPS random write. As with all Synology products, the new RackStation RS2818RP+ will run DiskStation Manager (DSM).

RackStation RS2818RP+ key specifications:

  • Form factor: 3U
  • CPU: Intel Atom C3538 64-Bit Quad Core 2.1 Ghz
  • Memory: up to 64GB of DDR4
  • Storage
    • Drive bays: 16 (28 with expansion)
    • Compatible drive types: 3.5” SATA HDD, 2.5” SATA HDD, 2.5” SATA SSD
    • Max raw capacity: 192TB (336TB with expansion)
  • Ports:
    • 4 x RJ-45 1GbE LAN
    • 2 x USB 3.0
    • 1 x eSATA
    • PCIe: 1 x Gen3 x8 slot
  • File system
    • Internal:
      • Btrfs
      • EXT4
    • External:
      • Btrfs
      • EXT4
      • EXT3
      • FAT
      • NTFS
      • HFS+
      • exFAT
    • Power
      • Supply:
        • 2 x 500W
        • AC Input Power Voltage: 100V to 240V AC
      • Power Frequency: 50/60 Hz, Single Phase
      • Power Consumption:
        • 138.1 W (Access)
        • 66.7 W (HDD Hibernation)
      • System Fan: 80 mm x 80 mm x 3 pcs
  • Physical
    • Dimensions (HxWxD): 132.3 mm x 482 mm x 656.5 mm
    • Weight: 17.4 kg

As the name implies, Synology Replacement Service (SRS) is a service that replaces units on the next business-day. While SRS has been available for some time, it is now available to North America where United States and Canadian customers can take advantage of it.

Availability

The Synology RackStation RS2818RP+ and SRS are both available now.

Synology RackStation RS2818RP+ product page

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