Compare Synology RackStation NAS SA3600 12-Bay 2U SAS/SATA, 2x PSU (no RAIL KIT), 16GB, Xeon 12-core, 10GbE AND Synology RackStation NAS RS2418+ 12-Bay 2U (4GB RAM) (no RAIL KIT)


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SA3600
IBSY-RSA3600
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RS2418+
IBSY-R2418
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General

Stock code
IBSY-RSA3600
IBSY-R2418
Brand
Synology
Synology
Series
RackStation NAS
RackStation NAS
Model
SA3600
RS2418+
Type
12-Bay 2U SAS/SATA, 2x PSU (no RAIL KIT), 16GB, Xeon 12-core, 10GbE
12-Bay 2U (4GB RAM) (no RAIL KIT)
ROHS
Y
Y
Date added
30/05/2019
23/03/2018

Information

Form Factor / Drive Height
88 x 482 x 696 mm
Platter size
3.5"
3.5"
Platter (alternate)
2.5"
RAM/Cache
16GB
4GB
Guarantee
5yr
3yr
Processor
Xeon D-1567 12-core
Intel Atom C3538 Quad Core 2.1GHz
CPU Mark (cpubenchmark.net)
14482
2455
Total Drives
12
12
Total Drives (alternate)
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
2X RJ45 10GbE
1X PCIe x16
1X PCIe x8
24X SFF-8482 (Internal Single)
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
SAS/SATA to 1GbE and 10GbE
SATA to Gigabit Ethernet (1,000 Mbit/s)
Physical
Colour
Black
Black
Weight (kg)
27kg
23kg
Weight (bare)
17.13kg
13.22kg
Watts
500W
Reviews
Synology RackStation NAS

SA3600


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General Performance

The SA3600 same as the RS2418+ 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. Unlike the RS2418+ this box has the Xeon D-1567 12-core processor. Another key difference between the RS2418+ is RAM. SA3600 arrives with 16GB RAM. The SA3600 16GB RAM compared with RS2418+ 4GB is clearly weaker.

About Connections

There are two LAN ports on this box, making it a good home or small business NAS as you can utilise Link Aggregation and Failover support. 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.

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.

Price And Warranty

This box comes with staggering 5 year warranty for your peace of mind and long term hardware security.
Synology RackStation NAS

RS2418+


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Our Review: 4/5
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Price ex.VAT:£1,437.00
Price inc.VAT:£1,724.40



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 RS2418+ 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 RS2418+ 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 RS2418+ same as the SA3600 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 SA3600 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 SA3600 is RAM. RS2418+ arrives with 4GB RAM. The RS2418+ 4GB RAM compared with SA3600 16GB 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 SA3600 has better warranty, it is still good to know that you have your three years of no worries manufacturer cover. This is the most expensive box with the price tag £1,437.00.


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