Synology FINALLY Release the FS1018 NAS FlashStation – Specs and Details

Synology want to dominate the Flash Market with the FS1018 12 Bay NAS

Synology FlashStation FS1018 is a high-performance, desktop form factor NAS specifically designed for 2.5”
SATA SSDs. FS1018 is ideal for running business applications, including data backup, virtualization, mail
services, and services that require low-latency. Synology FS1018 is backed by Synology’s 5-year limited

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FS1018 Features Extraordinary Performance in a Compact Chassis

Synology FlashStation FS1018 is designed for low-latency performance even in,I/O-intensive environments. Designed for desktop usage, FS1018 is a highly capable and expandable NAS built to support Synology’s latest business applications. The Four Gigabit LAN ports can be expanded with higher performance options with the PCIe 3.0 x8 slot, providing over 40K 4K Random Write IOPS. FS1018 hosts 12 x 2.5” SATA SSDs, and can connect up to two Synology DX1215 Expansion Units, which allows users to have up to 288 TB of cold storage, while storing frequently accessed data in the main unit. FS1018 features 8GB of DDR4 ECC RAM, expandable up to 32GB.

Synology FS1018 has Btrfs – The Next Generation Storage

FS1018 integrates the Btrfs file system, bringing the most advanced storage
technologies to meet the management needs of modern large-scale businesses

  • Flexible Shared Folder / User Quota System provides comprehensive quota control on all user accounts and shared folders
  • Advanced snapshot technology with customizable backup schedule allows up to 1,024 copies of shared folder backups and 65,000 copies of system-wide snapshots without occupying huge storage capacity and system resources
  • File or folder level data restoration brings huge convenience and saves time for users who wish to restore only a specific file or folder
  • File self-healing: Btrfs file system is able to auto-detect corrupted files with mirrored metadata, and recover broken data using the supported RAID volumes, which include RAID 1, 5, 6, 10 and RAID F1

Virtualization Solutions aplenty on the FS1018 Flashstation

Synology’s Virtual Machine Manager opens up abundant possibilities, allowing you to set up and run various virtual machines, including Windows, Linux, and Virtual DSM. You can also test new software versions in a sandbox environment, isolate your customers’ machines, and increase the flexibility of your FS1018 without spending extra
cost for deployment and maintenance. Synology iSCSI storage fully supports most virtualization solutions to enhance work efficiency with easy management interface. VMware vSphere™ 6.5 and VAAI integration helps offload storage operations and optimizes computation efficiency. Windows Offloaded Data Transfer (ODX) speeds up data transfer and migration rate, while OpenStack Cinder support turns your Synology NAS into a block-based storage

Comprehensive Business Applications via the Flashstation FS1018 NAS

Powered by the innovative Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM), FS1018 comes fully-equipped with applications and features designed specifically for large-scale businesses:

  • Windows® AD and LDAP support allows easy integration with existing business directory services without recreating user accounts
  • Windows ACL support provides fine-grained access control and efficient privilege settings, allowing FS1018 to fit seamlessly into current infrastructure
  • Internet file access is simplified by the encrypted FTP server and the web-based file explorer, Synology File Station. HTTPS, firewall, and IP auto-block support ensure file sharing over the Internet is protected with a high level of security
  • Application Privileges controls access to applications and packages based on each individual account, user group, or IP address
  • MailPlus allows your business to set up a secure, reliable, and private mail server while giving your employees a modern mail client for receiving and sending messages
  • With Synology Office, Calendar and Chat, the powerful Collaboration Suite allows secure and efficient private communications as well as content organization that your business can easily manage and control

Reliability, Availability & Disaster Recovery on the FS1018 from Synology NAS

System reliability is of paramount importance to businesses which depend upon their commercial servers every day. FS1018 responds to these concerns with wide-ranging availability and redundancy features:

  • Synology High Availability ensures seamless transition between clustered servers and that your services remain online in the event of unexpected disasters
  • Snapshot Replication provides schedulable, near-instantaneous data protection, ensuring business documents in shared folders, virtual machines in iSCSI LUNs, or dockerized application data remain safe and available when disasters happen
  • Redundant system fans and network ports with failover support ensure continualservice uptime

Synology Flashstation FS1018 NAS Hardware

CPU – Intel Pentium D1508 dual-core 2.2GHz, boost up to 2.6GHz
Hardware encryption engine – Yes (AES-NI)
Memory – 8GB DDR4-2133 SO-DIMM (expandable up to 32 GB)
Hot swappable drive – Yes
External ports – 3 x USB 3.0 ports, 2 x expansion ports, LAN 4 x 1GbE (RJ-45)
Wake on LAN/WAN – Yes
PCIe 3.0 slot – Yes, x8 slot x 1 (8-lane), 10GbE network interface cards support, M2D17 M.2 SSD adapter card support

Synology FS1018 NAS Programs and Applications

File Station – Virtual drive, remote folder, Windows ACL editor, compressing/extracting archived files, bandwidth control for specific users or groups, creating sharing links, transfer logs
FTP Server – Bandwidth control for TCP connections, custom FTP passive port range, anonymous FTP, FTP SSL/TLS and SFTP protocol, boot over the network with TFTP and PXE support, transfer logs
Universal Search – Offer global search into applications and files
Hyper Backup – Support local backup, network backup, and backup data to public clouds
Active Backup – for Server Centralize data backup for Windows and Linux servers without client installation
Backup tools – DSM configuration backup, macOS Time Machine support, Cloud Station Backup
Shared folder sync – maximum task number: 16
Cloud Station Suite – Sync your data between multiple platforms by installing the client utilities on Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and iOS devices, while retaining up to 32 historical versions of files
Maximum concurrent file transfer – 2,000
Cloud Sync – One or two-way synchronization with public cloud storage providers including Amazon Drive, Amazon S3-compatible storage, Baidu cloud, Box, Dropbox, Google Cloud Storage, Google Drive, hubiC, MegaDisk, Microsoft OneDrive, OpenStack Swift-compatible storage, WebDAV servers, Yandex Disk
Surveillance Station – Maximum IP camera: 75 (total of 2,250 FPS at 720p, H.264) (Includes two free camera licenses; additional cameras require the purchasing of additional licenses)
Virtual Machine Manager – Deploy and run various virtual machines on Synology NAS, including Windows, Linux, or Virtual DSM
High Availability Manager – Reduce service downtime by setting up two identical NAS into one high-availability cluster
Snapshot Replication – Maximum of replications: 64, Maximum of shared folder snapshots: 1,024, Maximum of system snapshots: 65,536
Active Directory Server – Provide a flexible and cost-effective domain controller solution
CMS – Provide a single interface to manage and monitor multiple Synology NAS
VPN Server – Maximum connection: 30, supported VPN protocol: PPTP, OpenVPN™, L2TP/IPSec
MailPlus Server – Secure, reliable, and private mail solution with high-availability, load balancing, security and filtering design (Includes 5 free email account licenses; additional accounts require the purchasing of additional licenses)

MailPlus – Intuitive webmail interface for MailPlus Server, customizable mail labels, filters, and user interface
Collaboration Suite – Chat maximum user: 3,000, Office maximum user: 400, maximum simultaneous editing user: 80
, Calendar: support CalDAV and access via mobile devices
Note Station – Rich-text note organization and versioning, encryption, sharing, media embedding and attachments
Storage Analyzer – Volume and quota usage, total size of files, volume usage and trends based on past usage, size of shared folders, largest/most/least frequently modified files
Security Advisor – Malware detection/removal, user account/password, network, system-related security scan
Antivirus Essential – Full system scan, scheduled scan, white list customization, virus definition auto update
Download Station – Supported download protocols: BT, HTTP, FTP, NZB, eMule, Thunder, FlashGet, QQDL Maximum concurrent download task: 80
Web Station – Virtual host (up to 30 websites), PHP / MariaDB®, third-party applications support
Other packages – Video Station, Photo Station, Audio Station, DNS Server, RADIUS Server, iTunes® Server, Log Center, third-party packages available on Package Center iOS / Android™ applications DS audio, DS cam, DS cloud, DS file, DS finder, DS get, DS note, DS photo, DS video, MailPlus Windows Phone® applications DS audio, DS file, DS finder, DS photo, DS video

The Synology FS1018 NAS to Buy

  • 12-bay NAS with 2.5″ SSD as the ideal media of choice
  • Intel Pentium D1508 Dual-Core processor (Frequency of 2.2GHz, which can burst to 2.6GHz)
  • Either 8GB or 6GB DDR4 RAM (up to 32GB Maximum). I presume it will be 8GB as it would seem remarkably foolish to have such a daft amount, but both are being reported and TBC
  • PCIe slot, giving you the ability to install a 10GbE high-speed network card or an SSD Cache upgrade card (MD217) two m.2 SSD drives. Other cards are available
  • Dual eSATA ports to install 2x DX1215
  • USB 3.0 throughout


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