Synology RackStation RS2818RP+ NAS

Synology and the brand new RS2818RP+ Rackstation NAS for 2018

Synology RackStation RS2818RP+ is a 16-bay NAS designed for small- and medium-sized businesses. It provides large, scalable storage capacity with affordable total cost of ownership, ideal to serve as a centralized backup destination or a file server, providing easy-to-use storage applications to safeguard company’s data assets. Synology RS2818RP+ is backed by Synology’s 3-year limited warranty.

Synology RackStation RS2818RP+

16 BAY NAS 3U Rackmount

  • Intel Atom C3538
  • Quad Core 2.1 GHz
  • AES 256-bit encryption
  • 4 GB DDR4
  • 64 GB (16 GB x 4) Maximum
  • 1 x PCIe Gen3 x8 slot (black, x4 link)
  • Dual PSU – 2 X 500W 
  • 4 RJ45 LAN (with Link Aggregation / Failover support)
  • 2x USB 3.0
  • 1x Expansion Port for RX1218 NAS Expansion

Scalable Storage Server On-Demand with the Synology RS2818RP+ NAS

Synology RS2818RP+ is a 3U, 16-bay network-attached storage solution, providing large storage capacity for growing businesses. It can support up to 28 drives when connected to one Synology RX1217 or RX1217RP1 expansion unit. Storage capacity can be expanded according to your business needs with minimal effort. It is ideal to serve as a centralized backup target, a file server or a hub-and-spoke backup target for distributed businesses.

RS2818RP+ is equipped with a quad-core processor and 4GB DDR4 memory (expandable up to 64GB)  with Link Aggregation enabled, RS2818RP+ delivers outstanding sequential throughput performance at over 1,400 MB/s reading and 580 MB/s writing and the iSCSI random IOPS performance can reach over 38,100 in reading and 26,000 in writing.

  • 138.1 W (Access, for RP model)
  • 66.7 W (HDD Hibernation, for RP model)
  • 40 Cameras in Surveillance (including 2 Free License)
  • Supporting the very latest 10TB and 12TB NAS Hard Drives from Seagate and WD
  • BTRFS Support

Btrfs: Next Generation Storage Efficiency for Rackmount Storage on the RS2818RP+ NAS

RS2818RP+ 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. 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.

Effortless Virtualization Environment on the RS2818RP+ Rackmount 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 RS2818RP+ 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.

Massive Synology RS2818RP+ VM Support, including the following:

VMware vSphere 6 with VAAI Windows Server 2012 Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows Server 2016 Citrix Ready OpenStack

Cross-Platform File Sharing and Data Synchronization

RS2818RP+ can serve as a centralized backup destination, providing large storage capacity with affordable cost of ownership. Large amount of data scattered on employees’ workstations can be easily backed up and synced to a centralized target on RS2818RP+. Cloud Sync keeps your Dropbox, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, Baidu, and Box storage in sync with RS2818RP+. Cloud Station Suite allows you to effortlessly sync files across multiple devices, including Windows, macOS, Linux, and Android or iOS mobile devices.

With block-level incremental backup and cross-version deduplication, Synology Hyper Backup provides multi-version backup with optimized storage utilization and allows for backing up to multiple destinations–local shared folders, external hard drives, network shared folders, rsync servers, and public cloud services.

Reliability, Availability & Disaster Recovery via the RS2818RP+

System reliability is of paramount importance to businesses which depend upon their commercial servers every day. RS2818RP+ responds to these concerns with wide-ranging availability and redundancy features. Synology High Availability ensures a seamless transition between clustered servers in the event of server failure with minimal impact on applications.

Redundant power supplies, 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 warranty⁵ is available in select regions.

Synology NAS

Synology RS2818RP+

16-Bay Rackmount NAS

CPU Model

Intel Atom C3538

CPU Architecture


CPU Frequency

Quad Core 2.1 GHz

Hardware Encryption Engine (AES-NI)


System Memory


Memory Module Pre-installed

4GB (1 x 4GB)

Total Memory Slots

4 X

Memory Expandable up to

64 GB (16 GB x 4)


Drive Bays

16 BAY

Maximum Drive Bays with Expansion Unit


Compatible Drive Type

  • 3.5″ SATA HDD

  • 2.5″ SATA HDD

  • 2.5″ SATA SSD

Maximum Internal Raw Capacity

192 TB (12 TB drive x 16) (Capacity may vary by RAID types)

Maximum Raw Capacity with Expansion Units

336 TB (192 TB + 12 TB drive x 12) (Capacity may vary by RAID types)

Maximum Single Volume Size

108 TB

Hot Swappable Drive


  • “Compatible drive type” indicates the drives that have been tested to be compatible with Synology products. This term does not indicate the maximum connection speed of each drive bay.

  • The maximum raw capacity is not limited by the maximum single volume size. Synology NAS models may utilize capacities over the maximum single volume size as long as each volume created is below the limit.

  • Expansion of the internal volume is only supported if the combined single volume size does not exceed the maximum limit of 200TB.

External Ports

RJ-45 1GbE LAN Port

4 (with Link Aggregation / Failover support)

USB 3.0 Port


Expansion Port



PCIe Expansion

1 x Gen3 x8 slot (black, x4 link)

Add-in-card support

File System

Internal Drives

  • Btrfs

  • EXT4

External Drives

  • Btrfs

  • EXT4

  • EXT3

  • FAT

  • NTFS

  • HFS+

  • HFS+*

  • exFAT*


exFAT Access is purchased separately in Package Center.

Packaging Content

  • Main Unit X 1

  • Welcome Note X 1

  • Accessory Pack X 1

  • AC Power Cord X 2 (for RP model)

Optional Accessories

  • Surveillance Device License Pack


  • Expansion Unit: RX1217/RX1217RP X 1

  • VS360HD

  • VS960HD

  • Synology RKS1317 – Rail Kit Sliding

  • Synology Ethernet Adapter E10G15-F1

  • Synology Ethernet Adapter E10G17-F2

  • Synology M2D17 M.2 SSD adapter card


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