Compare Synology RackStation NAS RS3617xs+ 12-Bay 2U, 2x PSU (8GB RAM) (no RAIL KIT) + 10GbE AND Synology RackStation NAS RS2418RP+ 12-Bay 2U, 2x PSU (4GB RAM) (no RAIL KIT)


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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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RS2418RP+
IBSY-R2418P
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£1,798.00 ex.VAT
£2,157.60 inc.VAT
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General

Stock code
IBSY-R3617
IBSY-R2418P
Brand
Synology
Synology
Series
RackStation NAS
RackStation NAS
Model
RS3617xs+
RS2418RP+
Type
12-Bay 2U, 2x PSU (8GB RAM) (no RAIL KIT) + 10GbE
12-Bay 2U, 2x PSU (4GB RAM) (no RAIL KIT)
ROHS
Y
Y
Date added
05/08/2016
23/03/2018

Information

Form Factor / Drive Height
88 mm x 431 mm x 692 mm
88 x 482 x 724 mm
Platter size
3.5"
3.5"
Platter (alternate)
2.5"
2.5"
RAM/Cache
8GB
4GB
Guarantee
5yr
3yr
Processor
Intel Xeon D-1531 Six Core 2.2 GHz
Intel Atom C3538 Quad Core 2.1GHz
CPU Mark (cpubenchmark.net)
9730
2455
Redundant PSU ?
Not available
Total Drives
12
12
Total Drives (alternate)
12
12
RAID
0:1:5:6:
0:1:5:6:
RAID Levels
Basic JBOD RAID 0 RAID 1 RAID 5 RAID 5+Spare RAID 6 RAID 10
Rack size
2
2

Connections

PORTS SUMMARY
4X RJ45 1GbE
2X SFP+ 10GbE
12X SATA 7-pin Discrete with Power
2X USB3 type A (host)
4X RJ45 1GbE
1X PCIe v3 x8
12X SATA 7-pin Discrete with Power
2X USB3 type A (host)
Speed
Speed/RPM
6Gb/s SATA to Gigabit Ethernet (1,000 Mbit/s)
SATA to Gigabit Ethernet (1,000 Mbit/s)
Physical
Colour
Black
Black
Weight (kg)
20kg
23kg
Weight (bare)
14.5kg
13.22kg
Watts
500W
Reviews
Synology RackStation NAS

RS3617xs+


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Price ex.VAT:£3,023.00
Price inc.VAT:£3,627.60





General Performance

The RS3617xs+ same as the RS2418RP+ 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 RS2418RP+ 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 RS2418RP+ is RAM. RS3617xs+ arrives with 8GB RAM. The RS3617xs+ 8GB RAM compared with RS2418RP+ 4GB 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 is the most expensive box with the price tag £3,023.00.
Synology RackStation NAS

RS2418RP+


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Our Review: 4/5
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Price ex.VAT:£1,798.00
Price inc.VAT:£2,157.60



7.5

OVERALL

DESIGN rating score 8.00

FEATURES rating score 8.00

PERFORMANCE rating score 7.00

VALUE FOR MONEY
rating score 7.00
Synology RS2418RP+ PROS

designThe design is a hard thing to judge as this is a rackmount NAS, however, it is a very sleek and well maintained (internally) device. Excellent internal cooling and fantastic ventilation.
featuresUnless you want to deal with 4K media, this NAS can do everything you will need for business. Thanks to a combination of solid hardware and great 1st party apps from Synology such as Chat, Calendar, Drive, Office, Moments and more. As well as great CRM and CMS systems.
performanceThe performance of this rackmount NAS is great for your business file server use, large-scale surveillance, VM hosting is pretty good. Plus the software is updated regularly and all apps are frequently improved. Plus you can use up to 4 LAN ports to effectively quadruple your read/write speeds with link aggregation
valueIt is a little steep in price when compared with a QNAP Rackmount of the same hardware, but the software on this device more than makes up for this shortfall. I recommend this device just based on the enterprise use of DSM 6.2
Synology RS2418RP+ CONS

designOnly a single PCIe expansion slot, which is a shame as you will need to choose between 10Gbe connectivity or SSD caching with upgrading with the M2D17 and M2D18 - bit of a shame.
featuresThe Intel Atom 3000 based CPU will seem a little underpowered for some.
performanceA lack of 10Gbe as standard and that CPU mean that you may hit an internal bottleneck when it comes to editing big files on the NAS.
valueIf you are using 3rd party software and need the NAS for it's hardware, then this may be a little too expensive for your requirements.



General Performance

The RS2418RP+ 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 Atom C3538 Quad Core 2.1GHz processor. With its ATOM processor, this box should have no trouble transcoding your videos up to 720P via the native MANUFACTURER apps. Another key difference between the RS3617xs+ is RAM. RS2418RP+ arrives with 4GB RAM. The RS2418RP+ 4GB RAM compared with RS3617xs+ 8GB is clearly weaker.

About Connections

With four 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.

Price And Warranty

This box comes with 3 year warranty for your peace of mind and long term hardware security. Despite RS3617xs+ has better warranty, it is still good to know that you have your three years of no worries manufacturer cover. This Synology is £1,225.00 cheaper than the most expensive unit RS3617xs+.


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