Recently we looked at Synology's DiskStation DS1517+ (review HERE), a 5-bay NAS aimed at the business sector. Now we have its bigger sibling in for analysis, the 8-bay DiskStation DS1817+.
The 8-bay DiskStation DS1817+ sits just under the flagship desktop tower system, the 12-bay DS2115+ and offers a total storage capacity (with 10TB drives) of 80TB. Memory wise the DS1817+ comes in two options; 2GB or 8GB of DDR3 and it was the latter version that Synology supplied for this review. Should you require more memory, the unit supports up to 16GB of memory via two SO-DIMM slots.
Just like the DS1517+ we looked at recently, the DS1817+ has an Intel Atom C2538 CPU at its heart. The C2538 is a 22nm quad core processor with 2MB of cache running at 2.4GHz with a TDP of 15W.
There are four Gigabit Ethernet Ports that support Link Aggregation for faster network connections and failure protection and there's future proofing built in thanks to a Gen 2 x8 slot (x4 link speed) PCIe slot.
Processor: Intel Atom C2538 (2.4 GHz)
Memory: 8GB DDR3
Gigabit Ethernet Ports : 4
PCIe slot: Gen2 x8 x4 link
Front panel connectors: 1 x USB 3.0
Rear panel connectors: 4 x Gigabit Ethernet (supporting Link Aggregation), 3 x USB 3.0, 2 x eSATA
RAID support : Synology Hybrid RAID, RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10
Cooling: Active – 2 x 120mm fans
Maximum hard drive size supported : 10TB
Maximum Capacity: 80TB
Dimensions (D x W x H) 243 x 343 x 166mm.
Weight kg. 6.0
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