Compare Synology RackStation NAS RS18017xs+ 12-Bay 2U SAS/SATA, 2x PSU (no RAIL KIT) + 10GbE AND Synology RackStation NAS RS3617xs+ 12-Bay 2U, 2x PSU (8GB RAM) (no RAIL KIT) + 10GbE


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RS18017xs+

IBSY-R18017
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£3,869.00 ex.VAT
£4,642.80 inc.VAT
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RS3617xs+
IBSY-R3617
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£3,023.00 ex.VAT
£3,627.60 inc.VAT
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General

Stock code
IBSY-R18017
IBSY-R3617
Brand
Synology
Synology
Series
RackStation NAS
RackStation NAS
Model
RS18017xs+
RS3617xs+
Type
12-Bay 2U SAS/SATA, 2x PSU (no RAIL KIT) + 10GbE
12-Bay 2U, 2x PSU (8GB RAM) (no RAIL KIT) + 10GbE
ROHS
Y
Y
Date added
05/01/2017
05/08/2016

Information

Form Factor / Drive Height
88 mm x 431 mm x 692 mm
Platter size
3.5"
3.5"
Platter (alternate)
2.5"
2.5"
RAM/Cache
16GB
8GB
Guarantee
5yr
5yr
Processor
Intel Xeon D-1531 Six Core 2.2 (base) / 2.7 (turbo) GHz
Intel Xeon D-1531 Six Core 2.2 GHz
CPU Mark (cpubenchmark.net)
9730
9730
Total Drives
12
12
Total Drives (alternate)
12
12
RAID
0:1:5:6:
0:1:5:6:
Rack size
2
2

Connections

PORTS SUMMARY
2X RJ45 10GbE
4X RJ45 1GbE
2X PCIe x8
12X SFF-8482 (Internal Single)
2X USB3 type A (host)
4X RJ45 1GbE
2X SFP+ 10GbE
12X SATA 7-pin Discrete with Power
2X USB3 type A (host)
Speed
Speed/RPM
SAS/SATA to Gigabit Ethernet (1,000 Mbit/s)
6Gb/s SATA to Gigabit Ethernet (1,000 Mbit/s)
Physical
Colour
Black
Black
Weight (kg)
22kg
20kg
Weight (bare)
14.5kg
14.5kg
Watts
2x 500W
Reviews
Synology RackStation NAS

RS18017xs+


compare image RS18017xs+
compare image ico RS18017xs+compare image ico RS18017xs+Synology RS18017xs+ youtube video
Price ex.VAT:£3,869.00
Price inc.VAT:£4,642.80



General Performance

The RS18017xs+ same as the RS3617xs+ is made by Synology. People often choose Synology because of user friendly interface as well as being suited for Mac and Windows based environments. It is relatively easy to set up and use, and those who are new to Network Attached Storage are advised to go for the Synology. This model comes with new DDR4 technology random access memorty (RAM). DDR3 used to work at 800 MT/s (or Millions of Transfers per second) and some went as high as 2133. DDR4, starts at 2133 MHz. The increased speed means an overall increase in bandwidth. Unlike the RS3617xs+ this box has the Intel Xeon D-1531 Six Core 2.2 (base) / 2.7 (turbo) GHz processor. This box has Xeon processor. These processors usually are used in solutions where you cannot afford even shortest downtime. They usually come with biggest cache size. If processor comes with ECC (Error detection and correction) technology, it prevents server ever to go offline. Useful for accounting or bidding systems with no place for error. Another key difference between the RS3617xs+ is RAM. RS18017xs+ arrives with 16GB RAM. The RS18017xs+ 16GB RAM compared with RS3617xs+ 8GB is clearly weaker.

About Connections

With six LAN ports this box is making good enterprise level NAS. Two USB3 ports on this Synology is offering you up to 5Gb/s transfer speeds of external devices. It is fast enough to get your files through fairly quickly with this speed and make backing up with an external drive or Apple Time Machine a quick and easy process. Sometimes when your business grows, you might consider getting a box with expansion capabilities. With this box you have all opportunities to do so. You might want to contact one of our tech guys to find out more.

About Usage

With 12 bay unit you are having additional advantages. You can choose from number of RAID solutions to set up. There could be RAID that saves your data even if one of the drives fail so you can still recover your data. This would be slightly more safe option to keep your data. Besides you can still access your documents or media files over your private network or even internet. You may install Plex Media Server on this box. Plex lets you easily create a feature rich and practical home media playback system. Some boxes offer real time transcoding functionality. That let you stream your media hustle free, based on your device speed or screen size. Please contact us to find transcoding compatibility list.

PLEX TRANSCODING


This NAS feature Intel Xeon D-1531 Six Core 2.2 (base) / 2.7 (turbo) GHz processor which will let you transcode videos on the PLEX. This will allow you to watch videos remotely from anywhere you can connect to the internet. The i3 CPU will transcode all HD and Full HD videos including quite few 4K videos. The i5 and i7 will pretty much transcode any video you want. The difference will be the number of simultaneous streams. The i7 obviously can cope with more streams than i5.

Price And Warranty

This box comes with staggering 5 year warranty for your peace of mind and long term hardware security. This is the most expensive box with the price tag £3,869.00.
Synology RackStation NAS

RS3617xs+


compare image RS3617xs+
compare image ico RS3617xs+compare image ico RS3617xs+Synology RS3617xs+ youtube video
Price ex.VAT:£3,023.00
Price inc.VAT:£3,627.60





General Performance

The RS3617xs+ same as the RS18017xs+ is made by Synology. People often choose Synology because of user friendly interface as well as being suited for Mac and Windows based environments. It is relatively easy to set up and use, and those who are new to Network Attached Storage are advised to go for the Synology. This model comes with new DDR4 technology random access memorty (RAM). DDR3 used to work at 800 MT/s (or Millions of Transfers per second) and some went as high as 2133. DDR4, starts at 2133 MHz. The increased speed means an overall increase in bandwidth. Unlike the RS18017xs+ this box has the Intel Xeon D-1531 Six Core 2.2 GHz processor. This box has Xeon processor. These processors usually are used in solutions where you cannot afford even shortest downtime. They usually come with biggest cache size. If processor comes with ECC (Error detection and correction) technology, it prevents server ever to go offline. Useful for accounting or bidding systems with no place for error. Another key difference between the RS18017xs+ is RAM. RS3617xs+ arrives with 8GB RAM. The RS3617xs+ 8GB RAM compared with RS18017xs+ 16GB is clearly weaker.

About Connections

With six LAN ports this box is making good enterprise level NAS. Two USB3 ports on this Synology is offering you up to 5Gb/s transfer speeds of external devices. It is fast enough to get your files through fairly quickly with this speed and make backing up with an external drive or Apple Time Machine a quick and easy process. Sometimes when your business grows, you might consider getting a box with expansion capabilities. With this box you have all opportunities to do so. You might want to contact one of our tech guys to find out more.

About Usage

With 12 bay unit you are having additional advantages. You can choose from number of RAID solutions to set up. There could be RAID that saves your data even if one of the drives fail so you can still recover your data. This would be slightly more safe option to keep your data. Besides you can still access your documents or media files over your private network or even internet. You may install Plex Media Server on this box. Plex lets you easily create a feature rich and practical home media playback system. Some boxes offer real time transcoding functionality. That let you stream your media hustle free, based on your device speed or screen size. Please contact us to find transcoding compatibility list.

PLEX TRANSCODING


This NAS feature Intel Xeon D-1531 Six Core 2.2 GHz processor which will let you transcode videos on the PLEX. This will allow you to watch videos remotely from anywhere you can connect to the internet. The i3 CPU will transcode all HD and Full HD videos including quite few 4K videos. The i5 and i7 will pretty much transcode any video you want. The difference will be the number of simultaneous streams. The i7 obviously can cope with more streams than i5.

Price And Warranty

This box comes with staggering 5 year warranty for your peace of mind and long term hardware security. This Synology is £846.00 cheaper than the most expensive unit RS18017xs+.


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