The Synology DS1817+ 2017 8-Bay NAS Unboxing and Walkthrough

The Synology DS1817+ is available to buy – what do you get in the box?

We are pleased to let you know that Amazon now has the brand new Synology 8-Bay and 5-bay Network Attached Storage Enclosure for 2017 now available. It has been a long wait since the 2015 release of the popular DS1815+ and DS1515+ and we are pleased to update you that the new Atom based CPU NAS from Synology is released this month. Below is a quick reminder of why the DS1817+ NAS is a big improvements on their predecessor

Both the DS1517+ and DS1817+ arrive with the Quad Core Intel Atom CPU 2.4 GHz
Alongside this in terms of RAM, both can be purchased with either 2GB or 8GB DDR3 Memory (like the Synology DS916+ NAS) that can be upgraded across 2 slots of 16GB
The Avoton CPU means that AES-NI can be enabled for enhanced encryption safety and efficient encryption speed
10Gbe upgradable via a PCIe expansion port – a welcome addition for you guys that want the throughout for your network that this CPU and SSDs can give

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Additionally you can upgrade cache and speed options by installing the brand new PCIe M.2 SSD Card, the M2D17. Providing the ability to install 2x M.2 SSD and use as cache without compromising on of the 5 or 8 HDD Bays. A fantastic option for the brand dedicated Synology user who wants to gain throughput advantages of additional cache
As you would expect, supports JBOD, RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 6, RAID 10 and the growing in popularity SHR
Can be expanded by an additional 10 extra HDD/SSD (and still keep you RAID and expand it) by adding two DX517 5-Bay expansion boxes. The DX517 is the follow up to the (now slightly old looking) DX513. Production of the DX513 5-Bay expansion will continue, but all Synology 2017 NAS devices in the + series will need to use the DX517
In a RAID 5 configuration and utilising the 10Gbe Expansion card, speeds are advertised as follows – For the Synology DS1517+ 5-Bay NAS: 1165MBs Read and 527MB/s Write, for the Synology DS1817+ 8-Bay NAS – 1179MBs Read and 542MB/s Write
3 Year Manufacturer Warranty