by Adam Armstrong

Synology Releases The New RS818+/RS818RP+ RackStation

Today Synology announced that it has new RackStation, the RS818+/RS818RP+. Built with a quad core processor and optional 10GbE, the new NAS packs a powerful punch in a small form factor. This new 1U NAS is aimed at the SMB market.

The new RS818+/RS818RP+ is a powerful update to Synology’s small rackmount NAS devices. While it has the same CPU as the RS815+, the company has doubled the maximum RAM to 16GB and added the ability for a 10GbE NIC. This takes its performance up from 389MB/s to the new quoted speed of 1,099MB/s. The new NAS is also built with high availability in mind with four 1GbE LAN ports for failover and the redundant power (RP) version.

RackStatoin RS818+/RS818RP+ specifications:

  • Form factor: 1U
  • CPU: Intel Atom C2538 64-Bit Quad Core 2.4 Ghz
  • Memory: up to 16GB of DDR3
  • Storage
  • Drive bays: 4 (8 with expansion)
  • Compatible drive types: 3.5” SATA HDD, 2.5” SATA HDD, 2.5” SATA SSD
  • Max raw capacity: 48TB (96TB with expansion)
  • Ports:
    • 4 x RJ-45 1GbE LAN
    • 2 x USB 3.0
    • 1 x eSATA
    • PCIe: 1 x Gen2 x8 slot
  • File system
    • Internal:
      • Btrfs
      • EXT4
    • External:
      • Btrfs
      • EXT4
      • EXT3
      • FAT
      • NTFS
      • HFS+
      • exFAT
  • Power
    • Supply:
      • 150W
      • 150 X 2W (for RP model)
    • AC Input Power Voltage: 100V to 240V AC
    • Power Frequency: 50/60 Hz, Single Phase
    • Power Consumption:
      • 45.28 W (Access)
      • 20.81 W (HDD Hibernation)
      • 45.73 W (Access, for RP model)
      • 21.79 W (HDD Hibernation, for RP model)
    • System Fan: 40 mm x 40 mm x 2 pcs
  • Physical
    • Dimensions (HxWxD):
      • 44 mm x 480 mm x 492.6 mm
      • 44 mm x 480 mm x 518.6 mm (for RP model)
    • Weight:
      • 6.21 kg
      • 7.63 kg (for RP model)

As with all Synology NAS, the new RS818+/RS818RP+ runs the intuitive and powerful DiskStation Manager (DSM), the company’s award winning operating system.


The Synology RS818+/RS818RP+ is available now.

Synology RS818+/RS818RP+

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