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Synology RS18016XS+ storage server

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Intel Xeon E3-1230 v2, 8 GB DDR3 ECC, 12 x 3.5", USB 2.0/USB 3.0, 2 x 500 W, 45.1 dB, 14.5 kg

Manufacturer : Synology


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With superior performance and hardware specifications, RS18016xs+ provides a reliable, scalable, and easily managed network attached storage solution for enterprises seeking uninterrupted service and comprehensive business applications.

Superior performance

RS18016xs+ delivers superior performance at over 3,900 MB/s throughput and 348,000 IOPS under RAID 5 configuration1. RS18016xs+ is equipped with 8GB ECC RAM, expandable to 32GB if needed, so enterprises can guarantee data accuracy, as well as superior performance for the mission-critical tasks of the business.

SSD cache technology

RS18016xs+ supports a combination of hard drives and read/write-optimized SSD cache, boosting throughput efficiently while minimizing cost per gigabyte. With full SSD cache reading and writing support, RS18016xs+ offers a significant reduction in I/O latency without crippling your budget. With only a small upfront investment, businesses can benefit from significant enhancement in server performance.

Dual 10GbE NIC and SAS & SATA III 6Gb/s support

In addition to the default 4 Gigabit ports, RS18016xs+ includes two PCIe 3.0 x8 slots, allowing installation of two dual-port 10GbE network interface cards for maximized bandwidth, bringing you the superior performance that data-intensive applications demand of your storage system. With native SAS & SATA III 6Gb/s interface support, RS18016xs+ ensures the optimum data process under heavy system loading.

Reliable redundancy mechanisms

RS18016xs+ comes with comprehensive redundancy mechanisms to ensure business continuity. Four built-in LAN ports with failover provides the reliable redundancy in the event of unexpected network failure. The high reliability system design including passive cooling technologies prevents single point of failure. Other features such as redundant data paths, power supplies, system fans, and network ports with failover support maximize service uptime.

Scales up to more than 1PB of capacity

By supporting up to 14 Synology RX1216sas, RS18016xs+ provides the ability to seamlessly expand up to 180 drives and expand a single volume up to 200TB2 on the fly. RS18016xs+ can run with SATA, SAS, or SSD drives for flexible capacity and balanced performance to meet the needs of varying applications and processes.

Hardware encryption engine for enhanced file transfer speeds

RS18016xs+ is equipped with an encryption engine which offloads encryption calculation tasks away from the main CPU. Thus, the CPU can be free for other important tasks. In addition, Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) on shared folders with hardware acceleration ensures security without compromising access performance, providing over 3,034 MB/s in reading 1

5 year warranty

Synology RS18016xs+ is backed with Synology's 5-year limited warranty. With technical support and hardware replacement service, the five-year warranty maximizes your enterprises' return on investment. For the entire duration, you will enjoy technical support via e-mail and telephone.

Synology Replacement Service (SRS)

The Synology Replacement Service (SRS)* provides free shipment of replacement units as early as the next business day. SRS can expedite the process of replacing defective products and minimize service downtime.
* Available in selected countries. Click here for more information.

Award winning OS - DiskStation Manager

Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM) is a sleek, browser-based operating system running on every DiskStation and RackStation, which makes managing your Synology NAS a breeze. Featuring an intuitive user interface, DSM makes accessing and sharing your data smarter and simpler. Synology's Package Center lets you download and install useful add-on packages designed specifically for individual or business needs, meaning you can enjoy more entertainment in your life or better productivity at work

Fit into business environments easily

With the support of Windows AD, LDAP, and Domain Trust, RS18016xs+ enables seamless account integration. The User Home feature can automatically create a "home" folder for every user account to minimize the administrator's effort in repeatedly creating "home" folders for all accounts. Windows ACL support on RS18016xs+ allows IT administrators to fine tune access controls and set up privileges to files and folders on RS18016xs+ through the familiar Windows user interface. With compatibility for major protocols, RS18016xs+ can eliminate server configuration overhead and enhance IT administrators’ efficiency

Seamless storage solution for virtualization environments

RS18016xs+ provides seamless storage solutions for virtualization environments, including VMware, Citrix, and Microsoft Hyper-V. With VMware vSphere® 5 & VAAI integration, RS18016xs+ helps offload specific storage operations and optimizes computation power in VMware environments. Windows ODX support speeds up data manipulation as the data transfer is offloaded. iSCSI also lets SMB users consolidate storage into data center storage arrays while providing hosts with the illusion of locally-attached disks.

Unified storage system

RS18016xs+ enables businesses to cost-effectively manage multi-protocol data by integrating file-level (NAS) and block-level (SAN) storage into one unified storage system. Files can be shared across Windows®, Mac®, and Linux® platforms seamlessly with comprehensive network protocol support (CIFS/SMB, AFP, and NFS). RS18016xs+ provides a cost-effective iSCSI solution, allowing large scale businesses to consolidate storage into data center storage arrays. With thin provisioning available for file-level iSCSI LUN, you can maximize storage utilization by oversubscribing provisions and grow storage space as needed.

Protection by LUN backup, snapshot, and clone

RS18016xs+ enhances the ease of moving and copying data in a virtualized environment with the features - LUN Backup, LUN Snapshot, and LUN Clone. RS18016xs+ offers iSCSI LUN backup at storage level without extra charge. Synology LUN Clone and LUN Snapshot only take up 1/1000 of the original size which highly optimizes storage usage. In addition, Synology's LUN Snapshot lets you create up 256 snapshots per LUN using point-in-time technology without having any impact on system performance. With better support to servers under VMware vSphere or Windows environment, IT managers can expect guaranteed VM status and data consistency through application-consistent snapshots.

Synology CMS (Central Management System)

For enterprises with more than one Synology NAS server, CMS offers the flexibility and convenience for IT administrators to manage all of them from a single point of entry. Through a simple interface, you can obtain a clear overview on resource consumption and logs, helping you identify any issue right away. With group policies, CMS can do much more for your daily tasks. Once a NAS joins a group, it will automatically adopt its rules and behave as intended, without extra configuration

Additional Information

SKU RS18016xs+
EAN 4711174722013
Storage drives installedNo
Installed storage drive typeNo
Supported storage drive typesHDD, SSD
Number of storage drives supported12
Maximum supported storage capacity96 TB
Storage drive interfaceSerial ATA III, Serial Attached SCSI
Storage drive size3.5"
Hot-swap drive baysYes
RAID supportYes
Supported file systemsBTRFS, ext4
RAID levels0, 1, 5, 6, 10, JBOD
Processor frequency3.3 GHz
Processor familyIntel® Xeon®
Processor modelE3-1230V2
Processor cores4
Internal RAM8 GB
Internal RAM typeDDR3
Maximum RAM supported32 GB
Memory slots4
Ethernet LANYes
iSCSI supportYes
DHCP clientYes
Ports & interfaces
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity2
USB portYes
USB 2.0 ports quantity2
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports4
Hard drive
RAID supportYes
Supported file systemsBTRFS, ext4
RAID levels0, 1, 5, 6, 10, JBOD
Cooling typeActive
Fan diameter8 cm
Colour of productBlack, Stainless steel
Number of fans4
Chassis typeRack (2U)
Technical details
Device classSmall & Medium Business
Backup functionYes
Colour of productBlack, Stainless steel
Noise level45.1 dB
Chassis typeRack (2U)
Number of fans4
Device classSmall & Medium Business
Backup functionYes
Noise level45.1 dB
Cooling typeActive
Fan diameter8 cm
Number of fans4
Power supply locationBuilt-in
Power supply unit (PSU) capacity500 W
AC input voltage100-240 V
AC input frequency50/60 Hz
Redundant power supply (RPS) supportYes
Power consumption (typical)106.54 W
Number of power supply units2
Weight & dimensions
Width430 mm
Depth692 mm
Height88 mm
Weight14.5 kg
Packaging content
Cables includedAC
Operational conditions
Storage temperature (T-T)-20 - 60 °C
Operating temperature (T-T)5 - 35 °C
Operating relative humidity (H-H)5 - 95%
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certifiedYes
CertificationFCC, CE, BSMI
RoHS complianceYes
Packaging data
Cables includedAC
Manufacturer Synology
PDF Url No

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