by Adam Armstrong

Synology Introduces Its First All-Flash NAS, The FlashStation FS3017

Synology has launched its first all-flash NAS, FlashStation FS3017. Synology has a ton of NAS devices and they have supported flash for some time (with a flash caching option as well). The FS3017 marks the first time the company has released a product specifically designed for flash as opposed to also supporting it. Synology states that the FS3017 is ideal for big data analysis, video post-production, virtualization, and handling any demanding database application.

Like all of Synology's products, the FS3017 uses the award winning DSM operating system. DSM comes with several benefits including built-in Snapshot Replication which creates 65,000 backup copies to offsite servers, and an inclusive virtualization solution that incorporates VMware, Citrix, Hyper-V, and OpenStack integration. DSM also has Windows ACL, Windows AD and LDAP integration support, plus various application privileges.

The FS3017, being all-flash, is all about performance. Synology is claiming that the FS3017 can hit over 200K IOPS in 4k random writing using RDMA technology. Flash is only a piece of the performance pie. The FS3017 also sports dual Intel Xeon 6-core processors, 64GB DDR4 ECC RDIMM (expandable up to 512GB), dual built-in 10GBase-T ports, and supports optional 10GbE / 25GbE / 40GbE NICs. Along with the performance from the above hardware, Synology also states that the FS3017 is cost-effective with cost being about $0.65/GB for raw capacity.

Key specifications:

  • Form factor: 2U
  • CPU: 2 x Intel Xeon E5-2620 six-core 2.4GHz
  • Memory: 64GB DDR4-2133 ECC RDIMM, expandable up to 512GB
  • Hardware encryption engine: Yes (AES-NI)
  • RAID types:
    • RAID F1
    • Basic
    • JBOD
    • RAID 0
    • RAID 1
    • RAID 5
    • RAID 6
    • RAID 10
  • Drives & Capacity
    • Drive bays: 24
    • Compatible drive types: 2.5" SAS SSD / HDD or SATA SSD
    • Maximum Single Volume Size         
      • 200 TB (for RAID 5 or RAID 6 groups only)
      • 108 TB
    • Hot-swappable
  • File system
    • Internal: Btrfs, ext4
    • External: Btrfs, ext4, ext3, FAT, NTFS, HFS+, exFAT
  • Ports
    • 2 x USB 3.0
    • 2 x RJ45 10GbE LAN Port
    • PCIe Slot for Network Card
      • 1 x Gen3 x16 slot (x16 link)
      • 1 x Gen3 x8 slot (x8 link)
  • Fan
    • 80 mm x 80 mm x 4 pcs
    • Full-Speed Mode
    • Quiet Mode
    • Easy Replacement System Fan       
    • Noise level: 55.4 dB(A)
  • Power
    • Supply Unit/Adapter:  2 X 800W
    • AC Input Power Voltage: 100V to 240V AC
    • Power Frequency: 47/63 Hz, Single Phase
    • Power Consumption
      • 321W (Access)
      • 267W (HDD Hibernation)
      • 156W (System Hibernation)
    • British Thermal Unit
      • 1095.29 BTU/hr (Access)
      • 911.04 BTU/hr (HDD Hibernation)
      • 532.29 BTU/hr (System Hibernation)
  • Environmental
    • Operating Temperature: 5°C to 35°C (40°F to 95°F)
    • Storage Temperature: -20°C to 60°C (-5°F to 140°F)
    • Relative Humidity: 5% to 95% RH
  • Physical
    • Dimensions (Height x Width x Depth): 88 mm x 482 mm x 724 mm
    • Weight: 17.13 kg
  • Warranty: 5-year


The Synology FlashStatoin FS3017 is available now.

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