Unboxing the Synology RS818+ Rackstation NAS – What do you get?

The Synology RS818+ NAS for expandable and reliable Rackmount Storage

Synology RackStation RS818+/RS818RP+ is a 1U 4-bay rackmount NAS designed for small and medium sized
businesses. Powered by a quad-core processor with AES-NI hardware encryption engine, RS818+/
RS818RP+ provides both high performance and scalable storage, ideal for centralizing data backups,
protecting critical assets, and sharing files across different platforms. Synology RS818+/RS818RP+ is backed
by Synology’s 3-year limited warranty.

Synology RS818+ NAS is a High-speed Scalable Storage Server

Synology RS818+/RS818RP+ is a 4-bay network attached storage solution equipped with an quad-core processor and 2GB DDR3 memory (expandable up to 16GB). RS818+/RS818RP+ supports one optional 10GbE add-in network interface card, and with Link Aggregation enabled, RS818+/RS818RP+ delivers high sequential throughput performance at over 1,099 MB/s reading and 401 MB/s writing.

Also, RS818+/RS818RP+ can support up to 8 drives when connected to one Synology RX418 expansion unit. Storage capacity can be expanded according to your business needs with minimal effort.

Btrfs: Next Generation Storage Efficiency on the Synology RS818+ NAS

RS818+/RS818RP+ introduces the Btrfs file system, bringing the most advanced storage technologies to meet the management needs of modern businesses; Built-in data integrity check detects data and file system corruption with data and meta-data checksums and improves the overall stability.

Flexible Shared Folder/User Quota System provides comprehensive quota control over all user accounts and shared folders. Advanced snapshot technology with customizable backup schedule allows up to 1,024 copies of shared folder backups in a minimum 5-minute interval without occupying huge storage capacity and system resources.

File or folder level data restoration brings huge conveniences and saves time for users who wish to restore only a specific file or folder. File self-healing: Btrfs file system can auto-detect corrupted files with mirrored metadata, and recover broken data using the supported RAID volumes, which include RAID1, 5, 6, and 10.

Comprehensive Business Applications on the Synology RS818+ NAS and DSM 6.1

Powered by the innovative Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM), RS818+/RS818RP+ comes fully-equipped with applications and features designed specifically for small or growing businesses.  Windows® AD and LDAP support allows easy integration with existing business directory services.

Windows ACL support provides fine-grained access control and efficient privilege settings, allowing RS818+/RS818RP+ to fit seamlessly into existing 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 ensures 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. 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.

Virtualization Ready for your VMs on the Synology RS818+ NAS

Synology’s Virtual Machine Manager adds unlimited capabilities to your NAS. Set up and run various virtual machines, including Windows, Linux, and Virtual DSM so that you can test new software versions in a sandbox environment, isolate your customers’ machines, and increase the flexibility of your RS818+/RS818RP+ with reduced hardware deployment and maintenance costs.

Synology iSCSI storage fully supports most virtualization solutions to enhance work efficiency with a simple 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 rates, while OpenStack Cinder support turns your Synology NAS into a block-based storage component.

Reliability, Availability & Disaster Recovery on the Synology RS818+ NAS

System reliability is of paramount importance to businesses which depend upon their commercial servers every day. RS818+/RS818RP+ responds to these concerns with wide-ranging availability and redundancy features.

Synology High Availability ensures seamless transition between clustered servers in the event of server failure with minimal impact on applications. Redundant power supplies (RS818RP+ only), system fans and network ports with failover support ensure maximum continuous service uptime.

High reliability system design including fan-less CPU heat-sink and passive cooling technology, preventing single points of failure. Optional 5-year warranty is available in select regions.

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2 thoughts on “Unboxing the Synology RS818+ Rackstation NAS – What do you get?

  1. Tanks for the Information Robbie!
    I’m currently waiting on delivery of the RS818+ and 4 WD Red Pro drives.
    I’m really excited to get it up and running. This is my first Rack NAS. Any tips I need to know to get this file server to work smooth for 30+ users?

    Thanks!

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