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Description
DiskStation DS3018xs
Powerful 6-bay NAS designed for work-intensive businesses

High-performance NAS server with scaling flexibility
Powered by a dual-core processor with AES-NI hardware encryption engine, Synology DiskStation DS3018xs is a brand new 6-bay NAS that comes with a PCIe slot and can be installed with a 10GbE network interface card or a dual M.2 SSD adapter card. SSD cache support enhances network speeds and boosts performance, allowing DS3018xs to meet data-intensive requirements. 

CPU - Dual-core Turbo Boost up to 2.6 GHz
Memory - 8GB DDR4 ECC RAM, up to 32GB
Ultra Performance - 2,231 MB/s reading, 265,000 sequential IOPS reading 
Scalability - Up to 30 drives with two DX1215

Supercharge your storage with speedy performance
Equipped with dual-channel memory and a PCIe slot, DS3018xs supports installing the dual M.2 SSD adapter card, M2D17, or the 10GbE NIC, for high-IOPS system cache and ultra-fast data transmission respectively.
SSD - Dual M.2 SATA SSD slot, compatible with 2280/2260/2242 form factors
10GbE - 10GbE network capacity for bandwidth intensive environments

Next-generation file system for better data protection
The Btrfs file system introduces advanced storage technologies and optimized snapshots to prevent data corruption and reduce maintenance overhead. While ensuring high-level data integrity, it also offers flexible, efficient data protection and recovery tools.
Flexible Shared Folder/User Quota System provides comprehensive quota control on all user accounts and shared folders
Snapshot Replication provides schedulable and storage capacity-saving data protection with 1,024 shared folder backups and 65,000 system-wide snapshots
File or folder level data restoration makes data recovery fast and flexible
Automatic file self-healing detects and recovers corrupted files without user intervention



Hardware Specifications CPU CPU Model Intel Pentium D1508 CPU Architecture 64-bit CPU Frequency Dual Core 2.2 GHz 2.2 (base) / 2.6 (turbo) GHz Hardware Encryption Engine (AES-NI)   Memory System Memory 8 GB DDR4 ECC SO-DIMM Memory Module Pre-installed 8GB (1 x 8GB) Total Memory Slots 2 Memory Expandable up to 32 GB (16 GB x 2) Storage Drive Bays 6 Maximum Drive Bays with Expansion Unit 30 Compatible Drive Type* (See all supported drives) 3.5" SATA HDD 2.5" SATA HDD 2.5" SATA SSD Maximum Internal Raw Capacity 60 TB (10 TB drive x 6) (Capacity may vary by RAID types) Maximum Raw Capacity with Expansion Units 300 TB (10 TB drive x 30) (Capacity may vary by RAID types) Maximum Single Volume Size 200 TB (32GB RAM required, for RAID 5 or RAID 6 groups only) 108 TB Hot Swappable Drive   Notes "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 single volume size is not directly related to the maximum raw capacity. (Learn more) Expansion of the internal volume is only supported if the combined single volume size does not exceed the maximum limit of 108TB or 200TB if upgraded to 32GB RAM or more. External Ports RJ-45 1GbE LAN Port 4 (with Link Aggregation / Failover support) USB 3.0 Port 3 Expansion Port 2 PCIe PCIe Expansion 1 x Gen3 x8 slot (x8 link) Add-in-card support M2D17 - Dual M.2 SSD adapter card for SSD cache Notes DS3018xs with M2D17 can only support M.2 SATA SSD. M.2 NVMe/AHCI PCIe SSD is not supported. File System Internal Drives Btrfs EXT4 External Drives Btrfs EXT4 EXT3 FAT NTFS HFS+ exFAT* Notes exFAT Access is purchased separately in Package Center. Appearance Size (Height x Width x Depth) 166 mm x 282 mm x 243 mm  Weight 5.2 kg  Others System Fan 92 mm x 92 mm x 2 pcs Fan Speed Mode Full-Speed Mode Cool Mode Quiet Mode Easy Replacement System Fan   Wireless Support (dongle)   Brightness adjustable front LED indicators   Power Recovery   Noise Level* 25.5 dB(A)  Scheduled Power On/Off   Wake on LAN/WAN   Power Supply Unit / Adapter 250W  AC Input Power Voltage 100V to 240V AC Power Frequency 50/60 Hz, Single Phase Power Consumption* 126.89 W (Access) 
56.92 W (HDD Hibernation)  British Thermal Unit 433.27 BTU/hr (Access) 
194.35 BTU/hr (HDD Hibernation)  Environment Temperature Operating Temperature 5°C to 40°C (40°F to 104°F) Storage Temperature -20°C to 60°C (-5°F to 140°F) Relative Humidity 5% to 95% RH Certification FCC Class B CE Class B BSMI Class B Warranty 5 Years Notes Power consumption is measured when fully loaded with Western Digital 1TB WD10EFRX hard drive(s). Noise Level Testing Environment: Fully loaded with Seagate 2TB ST2000VN000 hard drive(s) in idle; Two G.R.A.S. Type 40AE microphones, each set up at 1 meter away from the Synology NAS front and rear; Background noise: 16.49-17.51 dB(A); Temperature: 24.25-25.75˚C; Humidity: 58.2-61.8% DSM Specifications ( See more ) Storage Management Maximum Internal Volume Number 1024 Maximum iSCSI Target Number 64 Maximum iSCSI LUN 512 iSCSI LUN Clone/Snapshot, Windows ODX   RAID Group   Supported RAID Type RAID F1 Basic JBOD RAID 0 RAID 1 RAID 5 RAID 6 RAID 10 RAID Migration Basic to RAID 1 Basic to RAID 5 RAID 1 to RAID 5 RAID 5 to RAID 6 Volume Expansion with Larger HDDs RAID F1 RAID 1 RAID 5 RAID 6 Volume Expansion by Adding a HDD RAID F1 RAID 5 RAID 6 JBOD Global Hot Spare Supported RAID Type RAID F1 RAID 1 RAID 5 RAID 6 RAID 10 SSD Support SSD Read/Write Cache (White Paper)   SSD TRIM   File Sharing Capacity Maximum Local User Accounts 16000 Maximum Local Groups 512 Maximum Shared Folder 512 Maximum Shared Folder Sync Tasks 16 Maximum Concurrent CIFS/AFP/FTP Connections 2000 Windows Access Control List (ACL) Integration   NFS Kerberos Authentication   High Availability Manager   Log Center   Syslog Events per Second 1500 Virtualization VMware vSphere 6 with VAAI   Windows Server 2012   Windows Server 2012 R2   Citrix Ready   OpenStack   Add-on Packages (learn more about the complete add-on package list) Antivirus by McAfee (Trial)   Central Management System   Chat   Maximum Users 2000 Notes The number of concurrent HTTP connections for Chat was configured to the maximum. CPU and RAM usage were both under 80% when the number of maximum users was reached. For tested models with expandable memory, the maximum amount of RAM was installed. Cloud Station Server   Maximum Number of Concurrently Connected Devices 2000 Maximum Number of Concurrently Connected Devices (with RAM expansion) 8000 Maximum Number of Synced Files (btrfs) 1,000,000 / single file reaction time 640 ms Maximum Number of Synced Files (ext4) 1,000,000 / single file reaction time 387 ms Notes The maximum number of concurrently connected devices refers to the maximum number of devices that can remain connected at the same time. For more information on file processing capability, please refer to the reaction time for file processing. File reaction time refers to the preparation time required for other devices to start downloading a 1KByte file from a Synology NAS after the file has been added to the NAS. RAM expansion was not used during testing. Non-encrypted shared folders were used during the aforementioned testing. Document Viewer   Download Station   Maximum Concurrent Download Tasks 80 exFAT Access (optional)   MailPlus / MailPlus Server   Free Email Accounts 5 (Licenses required for additional accounts) Recommended MailPlus Client Number Up to 200 (Btrfs) / 200 (EXT4) Maximum Server Performance 1,616,000 (Btrfs) / 1,782,000 (EXT4) emails per day, approx. 49.31 GB (Btrfs) / 54.38 GB (EXT4) Notes The CPU and RAM usages were both under 80% when testing recommended client numbers. For tested models with expandable memory, the maximum amount of RAM was installed. Read-write SSD cache was enabled in 5-bay (and above) NAS models with 2 SSDs units installed. The performance of the mail system will slightly decrease in high-availability mode due to data synchronization between the two servers. Functions that were enabled in all of the tests above: anti-spam, anti-virus, DNSBL, greylist, content scan, full-text search (English only). Media Server   DLNA Compliance   Office   Maximum Users 400 Maximum Simultaneous Editing Users 80 Notes CPU and RAM usage were both under 80% when the number of maximum users was reached. For tested models with expandable memory, the maximum amount of RAM was installed. Client performance may affect maximum simultaneous editing users. Client PCs used for testing: Intel Core i3-3220 / 8GB RAM PetaSpace   Snapshot Replication   Maximum Snapshots per Shared Folder 1024 Maximum Snapshots of all Shared Folder 65536 Surveillance Station   Maximum IP cam (Licenses required) 75 (including 2 Free License) (See All Supported IP Cameras) Total FPS (H.264)* 2250 FPS @ 720p (1280x720) 
1050 FPS @ 1080p (1920×1080) 
600 FPS @ 3M (2048x1536) 
450 FPS @ 5M (2591x1944) 
320 FPS @ 4K (3840x2160) Total FPS (MJPEG)* 600 FPS @ 720p (1280x720) 
360 FPS @ 1080p (1920×1080) 
240 FPS @ 3M (2048x1536) 
192 FPS @ 5M (2591x1944) Total FPS (H.265)* 2250 FPS @ 720p (1280x720) 
2250 FPS @ 1080p (1920×1080) 
1125 FPS @ 3M (2048x1536) 
600 FPS @ 5M (2591x1944) 
500 FPS @ 4K (3840x2160) Notes Surveillance Station throughput is tested with Axis network camera, using continuous recording with live view from Surveillance Station and motion detection by camera. Live view and recording are sharing the same stream from the camera. Video Station   Video Transcoding Group 1 - Type 1 (See more) Maximum Transcoding Channel Number 1 channel, 30 FPS @ 1080p(1920×1080), H.264 (AVC)/MPEG-4 Part 2 (XVID, DIVX5)/MPEG-2/VC-1 VPN Server   Maximum Connections 30 Environment & Packaging Environment RoHS Compliant Packaging Content Main Unit X 1 Accessory Pack X 1 AC Power Cord X 1 RJ-45 LAN Cable X 2 Quick Installation Guide X 1 Optional Accessories Surveillance Device License Pack 16GB DDR4 ECC SO-DIMM Expansion Unit: DX1215 X 2 VS360HD VS960HD Synology Ethernet Adapter E10G15-F1  Synology PCIe Ethernet Adapter E10G15-F1 10GbE NIC for FS and XS(+) series, SFP   Synology Ethernet Adapter E10G17-F2  Synology PCIe Ethernet Adapter E10G17-F2 2x 10GbE NIC for FS and XS(+) series, SFP+ Synology M2D17 M.2 SSD adapter card
Synology PCIe M.2 SSD Adapter M2D17 Card for 2x M.2 SSD
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Stock code IBSY-3018
Brand Synology
Series DiskStation NAS
Model DS3018xs
Type 6-Bay, 4x 1GbE, PCIe (8GB RAM)
ROHS Y
Date added 23/03/2017

DS3018xs Spec Information

Form Factor / Drive Height ?
Platter size 3.5"
Platter (alternate) 2.5"
RAM/Cache 8GB
Guarantee 5yr
Processor Intel Pentium D1508 Dual Core 2.2 GHz 2.2 (base) / 2.6 (turbo) GHz
CPU Mark (cpubenchmark.net) 3813
Total Drives 6
Total Drives (alternate) 6
RAID 0:1:5:6:

DS3018xs Spec Connections

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LANLANExternal4
SATASATA 7-pin Discrete with PowerInternal6
USB3USB3 type A (host)External3
PCIePCIeExternal1

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DS3018xs Speed

Speed/RPM 6Gb/s SATA to Gigabit Ethernet (1,000 Mbit/s)

Physical

Colour Black
Weight (kg) 8kg
Weight (bare) 5.2kg
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Synology DiskStation NAS DS3018xs 6-Bay, 4x 1GbE, PCIe (8GB RAM)


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9.3

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DESIGN rating score 9.00

FEATURES rating score 9.00

PERFORMANCE rating score10.00

VALUE FOR MONEY
rating score 9.00
  PROS
designIt is very interesting to see what Synology have done with the design on the DS3018xs. They have a very well known chassis design and rather than making a completely new one (as QNAP have been known to do with new product ranges and series) they have created a chassis almost identical to previous diskstation NAS, but this one is wider and can hold 6x HDD or SSD. This makes it look very similar to the DS1517+ and DS1517+ - But this one is so, so much more powerful!
featuresThis is possibly the most powerful Synology Diskstation NAS ever made (with the possible exception of the DS3617xs). It can do ANYTHING that you need a NAS to perform. However the features and abilities of this device do not stop internally. This unit arrives with a 5 Year Warranty and the SRS - Synology Replacement Service. That means that If you have a hardware issue during the first years of you owning it, they will send a fast replacement. Likewise the 5 year warranty is a huge bonus for business users.
performanceThanks to a Intel D and DDR4 ECC Memory, this unit performs insanely well. Plus the unit has a PCIe slot for adding upgrade cards - this means that file operations and iOps are can be made incredibly high. This is truly the NAS to beat
valueIt is really hard to fault the Synology DS3018xs - it is seemingly the NAS that is teh evolution of everything Synology have done in the past 5 years. Almost every industry standard (software and hardware) have been exceeded on this unit. This is easily in the top 10 NAS of 2017 and 2018

  CONS
designStill no LCD panel.
featuresFantastic features that push the boundaries of the DSM software - however the CPU at this time has not been hugely bench tested outside of the NAS, so hard to know it's full potential at this time.
performanceI know it is a silly complaint - but the lack of any kind of non-network access (such as Thunderbolt or Direct attached access like that of the QNAP TVS-673)
valueThe price will definitely put the more budget buyer off


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Synology DS3018xs Key features


6Gb/s SATA to Gigabit Ethernet (1,000 Mbit/s)
8GB RAM
Intel Pentium D1508 Dual Core 2.2 GHz 2.2 (base) / 2.6 (turbo) GHz
5yr Warranty

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DiskStation DS3018xs
Powerful 6-bay NAS designed for work-intensive businesses

High-performance NAS server with scaling flexibility
Powered by a dual-core processor with AES-NI hardware encryption engine, Synology DiskStation DS3018xs is a brand new 6-bay NAS that comes with a PCIe slot and can be installed with a 10GbE network interface card or a dual M.2 SSD adapter card. SSD cache support enhances network speeds and boosts performance, allowing DS3018xs to meet data-intensive requirements. 

CPU - Dual-core Turbo Boost up to 2.6 GHz
Memory - 8GB DDR4 ECC RAM, up to 32GB
Ultra Performance - 2,231 MB/s reading, 265,000 sequential IOPS reading 
Scalability - Up to 30 drives with two DX1215

Supercharge your storage with speedy performance
Equipped with dual-channel memory and a PCIe slot, DS3018xs supports installing the dual M.2 SSD adapter card, M2D17, or the 10GbE NIC, for high-IOPS system cache and ultra-fast data transmission respectively.
SSD - Dual M.2 SATA SSD slot, compatible with 2280/2260/2242 form factors
10GbE - 10GbE network capacity for bandwidth intensive environments

Next-generation file system for better data protection
The Btrfs file system introduces advanced storage technologies and optimized snapshots to prevent data corruption and reduce maintenance overhead. While ensuring high-level data integrity, it also offers flexible, efficient data protection and recovery tools.
Flexible Shared Folder/User Quota System provides comprehensive quota control on all user accounts and shared folders
Snapshot Replication provides schedulable and storage capacity-saving data protection with 1,024 shared folder backups and 65,000 system-wide snapshots
File or folder level data restoration makes data recovery fast and flexible
Automatic file self-healing detects and recovers corrupted files without user intervention



Hardware Specifications
CPU
CPU Model Intel Pentium D1508
CPU Architecture 64-bit
CPU Frequency Dual Core 2.2 GHz 2.2 (base) / 2.6 (turbo) GHz
Hardware Encryption Engine (AES-NI)  
Memory
System Memory 8 GB DDR4 ECC SO-DIMM
Memory Module Pre-installed 8GB (1 x 8GB)
Total Memory Slots 2
Memory Expandable up to 32 GB (16 GB x 2)
Storage
Drive Bays 6
Maximum Drive Bays with Expansion Unit 30
Compatible Drive Type* (See all supported drives)
  • 3.5" SATA HDD
  • 2.5" SATA HDD
  • 2.5" SATA SSD
Maximum Internal Raw Capacity 60 TB (10 TB drive x 6) (Capacity may vary by RAID types)
Maximum Raw Capacity with Expansion Units 300 TB (10 TB drive x 30) (Capacity may vary by RAID types)
Maximum Single Volume Size
  • 200 TB (32GB RAM required, for RAID 5 or RAID 6 groups only)
  • 108 TB
Hot Swappable Drive  
Notes
  • "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 single volume size is not directly related to the maximum raw capacity. (Learn more)
  • Expansion of the internal volume is only supported if the combined single volume size does not exceed the maximum limit of 108TB or 200TB if upgraded to 32GB RAM or more.
External Ports
RJ-45 1GbE LAN Port 4 (with Link Aggregation / Failover support)
USB 3.0 Port 3
Expansion Port 2
PCIe
PCIe Expansion 1 x Gen3 x8 slot (x8 link)
Add-in-card support M2D17 - Dual M.2 SSD adapter card for SSD cache
Notes DS3018xs with M2D17 can only support M.2 SATA SSD. M.2 NVMe/AHCI PCIe SSD is not supported.
File System
Internal Drives
  • Btrfs
  • EXT4
External Drives
  • Btrfs
  • EXT4
  • EXT3
  • FAT
  • NTFS
  • HFS+
  • exFAT*
Notes exFAT Access is purchased separately in Package Center.
Appearance
Size (Height x Width x Depth) 166 mm x 282 mm x 243 mm 
Weight 5.2 kg 
Others
System Fan 92 mm x 92 mm x 2 pcs
Fan Speed Mode
  • Full-Speed Mode
  • Cool Mode
  • Quiet Mode
Easy Replacement System Fan  
Wireless Support (dongle)  
Brightness adjustable front LED indicators  
Power Recovery  
Noise Level* 25.5 dB(A) 
Scheduled Power On/Off  
Wake on LAN/WAN  
Power Supply Unit / Adapter 250W 
AC Input Power Voltage 100V to 240V AC
Power Frequency 50/60 Hz, Single Phase
Power Consumption* 126.89 W (Access) 
56.92 W (HDD Hibernation) 
British Thermal Unit 433.27 BTU/hr (Access) 
194.35 BTU/hr (HDD Hibernation) 
Environment Temperature
Operating Temperature 5°C to 40°C (40°F to 104°F)
Storage Temperature -20°C to 60°C (-5°F to 140°F)
Relative Humidity 5% to 95% RH
Certification
  • FCC Class B
  • CE Class B
  • BSMI Class B
Warranty 5 Years
Notes
  • Power consumption is measured when fully loaded with Western Digital 1TB WD10EFRX hard drive(s).
  • Noise Level Testing Environment: Fully loaded with Seagate 2TB ST2000VN000 hard drive(s) in idle; Two G.R.A.S. Type 40AE microphones, each set up at 1 meter away from the Synology NAS front and rear; Background noise: 16.49-17.51 dB(A); Temperature: 24.25-25.75˚C; Humidity: 58.2-61.8%
DSM Specifications ( See more )
Storage Management
Maximum Internal Volume Number 1024
Maximum iSCSI Target Number 64
Maximum iSCSI LUN 512
iSCSI LUN Clone/Snapshot, Windows ODX  
RAID Group  
Supported RAID Type
  • RAID F1
  • Basic
  • JBOD
  • RAID 0
  • RAID 1
  • RAID 5
  • RAID 6
  • RAID 10
RAID Migration
  • Basic to RAID 1
  • Basic to RAID 5
  • RAID 1 to RAID 5
  • RAID 5 to RAID 6
Volume Expansion with Larger HDDs
  • RAID F1
  • RAID 1
  • RAID 5
  • RAID 6
Volume Expansion by Adding a HDD
  • RAID F1
  • RAID 5
  • RAID 6
  • JBOD
Global Hot Spare Supported RAID Type
  • RAID F1
  • RAID 1
  • RAID 5
  • RAID 6
  • RAID 10
SSD Support
SSD Read/Write Cache (White Paper)  
SSD TRIM  
File Sharing Capacity
Maximum Local User Accounts 16000
Maximum Local Groups 512
Maximum Shared Folder 512
Maximum Shared Folder Sync Tasks 16
Maximum Concurrent CIFS/AFP/FTP Connections 2000
Windows Access Control List (ACL) Integration  
NFS Kerberos Authentication  
High Availability Manager  
Log Center  
Syslog Events per Second 1500
Virtualization
VMware vSphere 6 with VAAI  
Windows Server 2012  
Windows Server 2012 R2  
Citrix Ready  
OpenStack  
Add-on Packages (learn more about the complete add-on package list)
Antivirus by McAfee (Trial)  
Central Management System  
Chat  
Maximum Users 2000
Notes
  • The number of concurrent HTTP connections for Chat was configured to the maximum.
  • CPU and RAM usage were both under 80% when the number of maximum users was reached.
  • For tested models with expandable memory, the maximum amount of RAM was installed.
Cloud Station Server  
Maximum Number of Concurrently Connected Devices 2000
Maximum Number of Concurrently Connected Devices (with RAM expansion) 8000
Maximum Number of Synced Files (btrfs) 1,000,000 / single file reaction time 640 ms
Maximum Number of Synced Files (ext4) 1,000,000 / single file reaction time 387 ms
Notes
  • The maximum number of concurrently connected devices refers to the maximum number of devices that can remain connected at the same time. For more information on file processing capability, please refer to the reaction time for file processing.
  • File reaction time refers to the preparation time required for other devices to start downloading a 1KByte file from a Synology NAS after the file has been added to the NAS. RAM expansion was not used during testing.
  • Non-encrypted shared folders were used during the aforementioned testing.
Document Viewer  
Download Station  
Maximum Concurrent Download Tasks 80
exFAT Access (optional)  
MailPlus / MailPlus Server  
Free Email Accounts 5 (Licenses required for additional accounts)
Recommended MailPlus Client Number Up to 200 (Btrfs) / 200 (EXT4)
Maximum Server Performance 1,616,000 (Btrfs) / 1,782,000 (EXT4) emails per day, approx. 49.31 GB (Btrfs) / 54.38 GB (EXT4)
Notes
  • The CPU and RAM usages were both under 80% when testing recommended client numbers.
  • For tested models with expandable memory, the maximum amount of RAM was installed.
  • Read-write SSD cache was enabled in 5-bay (and above) NAS models with 2 SSDs units installed.
  • The performance of the mail system will slightly decrease in high-availability mode due to data synchronization between the two servers.
  • Functions that were enabled in all of the tests above: anti-spam, anti-virus, DNSBL, greylist, content scan, full-text search (English only).
Media Server  
DLNA Compliance  
Office  
Maximum Users 400
Maximum Simultaneous Editing Users 80
Notes
  • CPU and RAM usage were both under 80% when the number of maximum users was reached.
  • For tested models with expandable memory, the maximum amount of RAM was installed.
  • Client performance may affect maximum simultaneous editing users. Client PCs used for testing: Intel Core i3-3220 / 8GB RAM
PetaSpace  
Snapshot Replication  
Maximum Snapshots per Shared Folder 1024
Maximum Snapshots of all Shared Folder 65536
Surveillance Station  
Maximum IP cam (Licenses required) 75 (including 2 Free License) (See All Supported IP Cameras)
Total FPS (H.264)* 2250 FPS @ 720p (1280x720) 
1050 FPS @ 1080p (1920×1080) 
600 FPS @ 3M (2048x1536) 
450 FPS @ 5M (2591x1944) 
320 FPS @ 4K (3840x2160)
Total FPS (MJPEG)* 600 FPS @ 720p (1280x720) 
360 FPS @ 1080p (1920×1080) 
240 FPS @ 3M (2048x1536) 
192 FPS @ 5M (2591x1944)
Total FPS (H.265)* 2250 FPS @ 720p (1280x720) 
2250 FPS @ 1080p (1920×1080) 
1125 FPS @ 3M (2048x1536) 
600 FPS @ 5M (2591x1944) 
500 FPS @ 4K (3840x2160)
Notes Surveillance Station throughput is tested with Axis network camera, using continuous recording with live view from Surveillance Station and motion detection by camera. Live view and recording are sharing the same stream from the camera.
Video Station  
Video Transcoding Group 1 - Type 1 (See more)
Maximum Transcoding Channel Number 1 channel, 30 FPS @ 1080p(1920×1080), H.264 (AVC)/MPEG-4 Part 2 (XVID, DIVX5)/MPEG-2/VC-1
VPN Server  
Maximum Connections 30
Environment & Packaging
Environment RoHS Compliant
Packaging Content
  • Main Unit X 1
  • Accessory Pack X 1
  • AC Power Cord X 1
  • RJ-45 LAN Cable X 2
  • Quick Installation Guide X 1
Optional Accessories
IBSY-XM2D17 Synology
Synology PCIe M.2 SSD Adapter M2D17 Card for 2x M.2 SSD

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Synology DS3018xs DiskStation NAS expansion units


When running out of hard drive capacity on the Synology, DX1215 provides an easy way to immediately scale capacity up to 96TB by additional 12 hard drives. The RAID volume on the Synology DiskStation NAS can be expanded directly without having to reformat the existing hard drives, ensuring it continues its service during the capacity expansion.
Synology DS3018xs expansion DX1215 More Info
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Synology DS3018xs DiskStation NAS RAM / Card upgrade options



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Specifications

General

Stock code IBSY-3018
Brand Synology
Series DiskStation NAS
Model DS3018xs
Type 6-Bay, 4x 1GbE, PCIe (8GB RAM)
ROHS Y
Date added 23/03/2017

DS3018xs Spec Information

Form Factor / Drive Height ?
Platter size 3.5"
Platter (alternate) 2.5"
RAM/Cache 8GB
Guarantee 5yr
Processor Intel Pentium D1508 Dual Core 2.2 GHz 2.2 (base) / 2.6 (turbo) GHz
CPU Mark (cpubenchmark.net) 3813
Total Drives 6
Total Drives (alternate) 6
RAID 0:1:5:6:

DS3018xs Spec Connections

sub- connectionI/EQuantity
LANLANExternal4
SATASATA 7-pin Discrete with PowerInternal6
USB3USB3 type A (host)External3
PCIePCIeExternal1

Software

DS3018xs Speed

Speed/RPM 6Gb/s SATA to Gigabit Ethernet (1,000 Mbit/s)

Physical

Colour Black
Weight (kg) 8kg
Weight (bare) 5.2kg
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Synology DiskStation NAS DS3018xs reviews


22/04/2018 | | EU Flag |
Very useful to have an expansion kit for extra storage. Saved us having to buy an entirely new NAS, reconfigure things etc..... Instead we bought this, fitted 3 more drives and have room for expansion as needed. We are running on a separate RAID controlled by the main NAS although I know there are other options.
21/09/2017 | | GB Flag |

8GB RAM ECC RAM (that's automatic error correction) - never restarting NAS. Intel Pentium D1508 Dual Core 2.2 GHz 2.2 (base) / 2.6 (turbo) GHz processing unit. That's fast ! And on top of that 5yr Warranty- and not just regular one- Synology will actually send you out replacement NAS all for free before you even send yours. That's is enterprise level NAS on your desktop. Great innovation!
16/09/2017 | Joe | US Flag |
Will this unit be good for 4k transcoding and surveillance? Thank you.
This is very powerfull NAS. It will do  4k transcoding and surveillance, virtual machines and plex server all at the same time and not gonna get tired. It also comes with free Synology replacement service included for 5 years. 


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29/04/2017 | Sharon | IL Flag |
How does this cpu will handle with Plex Transcoding and with 4k? How this unit compare to QNAP TVS-873?
The CPU featured in the Synology DS3018xs will be very, very well suited for PLEX and will in all likelihood be superior to the AMD featured in the QNAP TVS-873. However the DS3018xs will be tailered more towards the file server community and not media - meaning the price will be noticably higher when the Prices+Availability are published. If you are on a tighter budget and/or need something much, much sooner, I would recommend The QNAP TVS-873 https://www.span.com/product/Qnap-Desktop-NAS-TVS-873-8G-8-Bay-RAID-0-1-5-6-8GB-RAM-+-USB-QuickAccess~59550


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