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6Gb/s SATA to Gigabit Ethernet (1,000 Mbit/s)
16GB RAM
Intel Xeon D-1527 Quad Core 2.2 GHz (2.7 GHz turbo)
5yr Warranty
Description
DiskStation DS3617xs

Centralize data right on your desk
Meet the 12-bay desktop NAS that allows instant deployment with scalability up to 36 drives, delivering outstanding 2,358MB/s sequential throughput reading. DS3617xs is certified for VMware, Citrix, Hyper-V, and OpenStack, ready to bring superior agility and efficiency to businesses.

High-performance NAS server for RAM-intensive applications
Equipped with an Intel Xeon-D quad-core processor, DS3617xs delivers stunning performance with over 2,358 MB/s reading under a RAID 5 configuration with optional 10GbE and Link Aggregation enabled. Initially equipped with 16GB DDR4 ECC RAM (upgradable to 48GB), it ensures data accuracy when handling high-value data and mission-critical tasks.

Scale on demand
DS3617xs can be connected to one or two dedicated DX1215 expansion units, allowing you to expand storage capacity to up to 36 drives without disrupting service. The high-bandwidth cable ensures instant and lossless connections between the main server and the expansion units.
 
10GbE upgradability
In addition to the four built-in Gigabit ports, DS3617xs comes with a PCIe 3.0 x8 slot to support an optional 10GbE Network Interface Card (NIC), maximizing bandwidth and meeting high performance requirements for data-intensive applications.
 
Reliable redundancy mechanisms
DS3617xs comes with comprehensive redundancy mechanisms to ensure business continuity. Built-in four LAN ports with failover provides reliable redundancy in the event of unexpected network failure. The high reliability system design, including fanless CPU heat-sink and passive cooling technologies, prevents a single point of failure.
 
5 year warranty
Synology DS3617xs is backed with Synology's 5-year limited warranty. With technical support and hardware replacement service, the 5-year warranty maximizes your enterprises' return on investment.
  
Synology Replacement Service (SRS)
The Synology Replacement Service (SRS)* provides free shipment of replacement units as early as the next business day. SRS can expedite the process of replacing defective products and minimize service downtime. 
* Available in selected countries. 


Hardware Specifications CPU CPU Model Intel Xeon D-1527 CPU Architecture 64-bit CPU Frequency Quad Core 2.2 (base) / 2.7 (turbo) GHz Hardware Encryption Engine (AES-NI)   Memory System Memory 16 GB DDR4 ECC SO-DIMM Memory Module Pre-installed 8 GB x 2 Total Memory Slots 4 Memory Expandable up to 48 GB (16 GB + 16 GB x 2) Storage Drive Bay(s) 12 Maximum Drive Bays with Expansion Unit 36 Compatible Drive Type* (See all supported drives) 3.5" SATA HDD 2.5" SATA HDD 2.5" SATA SSD Maximum Internal Raw Capacity 120 TB (10 TB HDD x 12) (Capacity may vary by RAID types) Maximum Raw Capacity with Expansion Units 360 TB (10 TB HDD x 36) (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. External Ports USB 3.0 Port 2 Expansion Port 2 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) 270 mm x 300 mm x 340 mm  Weight 9.8 kg  Others RJ-45 1GbE LAN Port 4 (with Link Aggregation / Failover support) Wake on LAN/WAN   PCIe Slot for Network Card  1 x Gen3 x8 slot (x8 link) System Fan 120 mm x 120 mm x 2 pcs Fan Speed Mode Full-Speed Mode Cool Mode Quiet Mode Easy Replacement System Fan   Wireless Support (dongle)   Power Recovery   Noise Level* 22.3 dB(A)  Scheduled Power On/Off   Power Supply Unit / Adapter 500W  AC Input Power Voltage 100V to 240V AC Power Frequency 50/60 Hz, Single Phase Power Consumption* 108.2 W (Access) 
53.4 W (HDD Hibernation)  British Thermal Unit 369.4 BTU/hr (Access) 
182.3 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  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 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 1 RAID 5 RAID 6 Volume Expansion by Adding a HDD RAID 5 RAID 6 JBOD Global Hot Spare Supported RAID Type 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 2048 Windows Access Control List (ACL) Integration   NFS Kerberos Authentication   High Availability Manager   Log Center   Syslog Events per Second 3000 Virtualization VMware vSphere 6 with VAAI   Windows Server 2012   Windows Server 2012 R2   Citrix Ready   OpenStack   Add-on Packages  Antivirus by McAfee (Trial)   Central Management System   Chat   Maximum Users 1600 Notes The number of concurrent HTTP connections for Chat was configured to the maximum. CPU and RAM usage were both under 80% when testing the recommended number of clients. For tested models with expandable memory, the maximum amount of RAM was installed. Cloud Station Server   Maximum Concurrent File Transfers 2000 Maximum Concurrent File Transfers (with RAM expansion) 10000 Docker DSM   Maximum Docker DSM Number (Licenses required) 35 (including 1 Free License)  Document Viewer   Download Station   Maximum Concurrent Download Tasks 80 exFAT Access (optional)   HiDrive Backup   MailPlus / MailPlus Server   Free Email Accounts 5 (Licenses required for additional accounts) Recommended MailPlus Client Number Up to 300 (Btrfs) / 400 (EXT4) Maximum Server Performance 2,248,000 (Btrfs) / 2,184,000 (EXT4) emails per day, approx. 68.8 GB (Btrfs) / 66.7 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 1600 Maximum Simultaneous Editing Users per File 90 Notes CPU and RAM usage were both under 80% when testing the recommended number of clients. 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) 
500 FPS @ 5M (2591x1944) Total FPS (MJPEG)* 900 FPS @ 720p (1280x720) 
450 FPS @ 1080p (1920×1080) 
280 FPS @ 3M (2048x1536) 
200 FPS @ 5M (2591x1944) 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 2  Maximum Transcoding Channel Number 1 channel, 30 FPS @ 720p (1280x720), H.264 (AVC)/MPEG-4 Part 2 (XVID, DIVX5)/MPEG-2/VC-1 Virtual DSM Manager   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 Camera License Pack 16GB DDR4 ECC SO-DIMM Expansion Unit: DX1215 X 2 VS360HD Synology Ethernet Adapter E10G15-F1 Synology Ethernet Adapter E10G17-F2


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Specifications
Specifications

General

Stock code IBSY-3617
Brand Synology
Series DiskStation NAS
Model DS3617xs
Type 12-bay (16GB RAM)
ROHS Y
Date added 01/12/2016

DS3617xs Spec Information

Form Factor / Drive Height 270 x 300 x 340 mm
Platter size 3.5"
Platter (alternate) 2.5"
RAM/Cache 16GB
Guarantee 5yr
Processor Intel Xeon D-1527 Quad Core 2.2 GHz (2.7 GHz turbo)
CPU Mark (cpubenchmark.net) ? 8000
Total Drives 12
Total Drives (alternate) 12
RAID 0:1:5:6:

DS3617xs Spec Connections

sub- connectionI/EQuantity
LAN1GbE RJ45External4
USB3USB3 type A (host)External2
SATASATA 7-pin Discrete with PowerInternal12
PCIePCIe v3 x8External1
Expansion PortExpansion PortExternal2

Software

DS3617xs Speed

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

Physical

Colour Black
Weight (kg) 14kg
Weight (bare) 9.8kg
External Length (mm) 470cm
External Width (mm) 440cm
External Height (mm) 470cm
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Synology DiskStation NAS DS3617xs 12-bay (16GB RAM)


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10

OVERALL

DESIGN rating score10.00

FEATURES rating score10.00

PERFORMANCE rating score10.00

VALUE FOR MONEY
rating score10.00
  PROS
designThis unit is a tank of a Synology NAS! The chassis is all industry and no room for glamour. However it still manages to be compact for a 12-Bay Enterprise NAS.
featuresYou are going to be hard pushed to find a Synology Business NAS that can utilise all the Synology DSM applications and services to the high degree this unit can. If you need a Synology NAS server that will not limit you, the DS3617xs is the most powerful NAS yet.
performanceIt's rare for us at SPAN to give a NAS a 10 for anything, but this unit and it's Xeon Quad Core CPU, 16GB of ECC(automatic error correction) DDR4 Memory and 10GBe support mean that this unit is the smoothest Synology NAS experience yet. There is no other desktop NAS with ECC memory yet released.
valueIt is not cheap, but if you need a Synology NAS that is more than just a file server, but something you can conduct an entire business from ranging from email servers, internal communication between staff, office applications, Virtual Machines, surveillance throughout your building with IP cameras, file distribution and time based backups - The Synology DS3617xs is the Business Class NAS for you. If British Airways, Savile Row or Harrods made a NAS - THIS would be that NAS! You get 5 years warranty and free replacement service included just in case impossible happens.

  CONS
valueSlightly expensive. But this is what Xeon CPU and ECC RAM cost. It is still cheaper than rackmount solution. You do not need a professional to set it all up.


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Synology DS3617xs Key features


6Gb/s SATA to Gigabit Ethernet (1,000 Mbit/s)
16GB RAM
Intel Xeon D-1527 Quad Core 2.2 GHz (2.7 GHz turbo)
5yr Warranty

free camera License
2x Free Camera Licenses

DiskStation DS3617xs

Centralize data right on your desk
Meet the 12-bay desktop NAS that allows instant deployment with scalability up to 36 drives, delivering outstanding 2,358MB/s sequential throughput reading. DS3617xs is certified for VMware, Citrix, Hyper-V, and OpenStack, ready to bring superior agility and efficiency to businesses.

High-performance NAS server for RAM-intensive applications
Equipped with an Intel Xeon-D quad-core processor, DS3617xs delivers stunning performance with over 2,358 MB/s reading under a RAID 5 configuration with optional 10GbE and Link Aggregation enabled. Initially equipped with 16GB DDR4 ECC RAM (upgradable to 48GB), it ensures data accuracy when handling high-value data and mission-critical tasks.

Scale on demand
DS3617xs can be connected to one or two dedicated DX1215 expansion units, allowing you to expand storage capacity to up to 36 drives without disrupting service. The high-bandwidth cable ensures instant and lossless connections between the main server and the expansion units.
 
10GbE upgradability
In addition to the four built-in Gigabit ports, DS3617xs comes with a PCIe 3.0 x8 slot to support an optional 10GbE Network Interface Card (NIC), maximizing bandwidth and meeting high performance requirements for data-intensive applications.
 
Reliable redundancy mechanisms
DS3617xs comes with comprehensive redundancy mechanisms to ensure business continuity. Built-in four LAN ports with failover provides reliable redundancy in the event of unexpected network failure. The high reliability system design, including fanless CPU heat-sink and passive cooling technologies, prevents a single point of failure.
 
5 year warranty
Synology DS3617xs is backed with Synology's 5-year limited warranty. With technical support and hardware replacement service, the 5-year warranty maximizes your enterprises' return on investment.
  
Synology Replacement Service (SRS)
The Synology Replacement Service (SRS)* provides free shipment of replacement units as early as the next business day. SRS can expedite the process of replacing defective products and minimize service downtime. 
* Available in selected countries. 


Hardware Specifications
CPU
CPU Model Intel Xeon D-1527
CPU Architecture 64-bit
CPU Frequency Quad Core 2.2 (base) / 2.7 (turbo) GHz
Hardware Encryption Engine (AES-NI)  
Memory
System Memory 16 GB DDR4 ECC SO-DIMM
Memory Module Pre-installed 8 GB x 2
Total Memory Slots 4
Memory Expandable up to 48 GB (16 GB + 16 GB x 2)
Storage
Drive Bay(s) 12
Maximum Drive Bays with Expansion Unit 36
Compatible Drive Type* (See all supported drives)
  • 3.5" SATA HDD
  • 2.5" SATA HDD
  • 2.5" SATA SSD
Maximum Internal Raw Capacity 120 TB (10 TB HDD x 12) (Capacity may vary by RAID types)
Maximum Raw Capacity with Expansion Units 360 TB (10 TB HDD x 36) (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.
External Ports
USB 3.0 Port 2
Expansion Port 2
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) 270 mm x 300 mm x 340 mm 
Weight 9.8 kg 
Others
RJ-45 1GbE LAN Port 4 (with Link Aggregation / Failover support)
Wake on LAN/WAN  
PCIe Slot for Network Card  1 x Gen3 x8 slot (x8 link)
System Fan 120 mm x 120 mm x 2 pcs
Fan Speed Mode
  • Full-Speed Mode
  • Cool Mode
  • Quiet Mode
Easy Replacement System Fan  
Wireless Support (dongle)  
Power Recovery  
Noise Level* 22.3 dB(A) 
Scheduled Power On/Off  
Power Supply Unit / Adapter 500W 
AC Input Power Voltage 100V to 240V AC
Power Frequency 50/60 Hz, Single Phase
Power Consumption* 108.2 W (Access) 
53.4 W (HDD Hibernation) 
British Thermal Unit 369.4 BTU/hr (Access) 
182.3 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 
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
  • 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 1
  • RAID 5
  • RAID 6
Volume Expansion by Adding a HDD
  • RAID 5
  • RAID 6
  • JBOD
Global Hot Spare Supported RAID Type
  • 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 2048
Windows Access Control List (ACL) Integration  
NFS Kerberos Authentication  
High Availability Manager  
Log Center  
Syslog Events per Second 3000
Virtualization
VMware vSphere 6 with VAAI  
Windows Server 2012  
Windows Server 2012 R2  
Citrix Ready  
OpenStack  
Add-on Packages 
Antivirus by McAfee (Trial)  
Central Management System  
Chat  
Maximum Users 1600
Notes
  • The number of concurrent HTTP connections for Chat was configured to the maximum.
  • CPU and RAM usage were both under 80% when testing the recommended number of clients.
  • For tested models with expandable memory, the maximum amount of RAM was installed.
Cloud Station Server  
Maximum Concurrent File Transfers 2000
Maximum Concurrent File Transfers (with RAM expansion) 10000
Docker DSM  
Maximum Docker DSM Number (Licenses required) 35 (including 1 Free License) 
Document Viewer  
Download Station  
Maximum Concurrent Download Tasks 80
exFAT Access (optional)  
HiDrive Backup  
MailPlus / MailPlus Server  
Free Email Accounts 5 (Licenses required for additional accounts)
Recommended MailPlus Client Number Up to 300 (Btrfs) / 400 (EXT4)
Maximum Server Performance 2,248,000 (Btrfs) / 2,184,000 (EXT4) emails per day, approx. 68.8 GB (Btrfs) / 66.7 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 1600
Maximum Simultaneous Editing Users per File 90
Notes
  • CPU and RAM usage were both under 80% when testing the recommended number of clients.
  • 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) 
500 FPS @ 5M (2591x1944)
Total FPS (MJPEG)* 900 FPS @ 720p (1280x720) 
450 FPS @ 1080p (1920×1080) 
280 FPS @ 3M (2048x1536) 
200 FPS @ 5M (2591x1944)
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 2 
Maximum Transcoding Channel Number 1 channel, 30 FPS @ 720p (1280x720), H.264 (AVC)/MPEG-4 Part 2 (XVID, DIVX5)/MPEG-2/VC-1
Virtual DSM Manager  
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
  • Camera License Pack
  • 16GB DDR4 ECC SO-DIMM
  • Expansion Unit: DX1215 X 2
  • VS360HD
  • Synology Ethernet Adapter E10G15-F1
  • Synology Ethernet Adapter E10G17-F2



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Synology DS3617xs 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.
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Specifications

General

Stock code IBSY-3617
Brand Synology
Series DiskStation NAS
Model DS3617xs
Type 12-bay (16GB RAM)
ROHS Y
Date added 01/12/2016

DS3617xs Spec Information

Form Factor / Drive Height 270 x 300 x 340 mm
Platter size 3.5"
Platter (alternate) 2.5"
RAM/Cache 16GB
Guarantee 5yr
Processor Intel Xeon D-1527 Quad Core 2.2 GHz (2.7 GHz turbo)
CPU Mark (cpubenchmark.net) ? 8000
Total Drives 12
Total Drives (alternate) 12
RAID 0:1:5:6:

DS3617xs Spec Connections

sub- connectionI/EQuantity
LAN1GbE RJ45External4
USB3USB3 type A (host)External2
SATASATA 7-pin Discrete with PowerInternal12
PCIePCIe v3 x8External1
Expansion PortExpansion PortExternal2

Software

DS3617xs Speed

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

Physical

Colour Black
Weight (kg) 14kg
Weight (bare) 9.8kg
External Length (mm) 470cm
External Width (mm) 440cm
External Height (mm) 470cm
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Synology DiskStation NAS DS3617xs reviews


16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
Is there a difference between network drive, backup drive, network hard drive and nas drive?

There is no physical difference between a network drive, backup drive, network hard drive and NAS drive, the MAIN difference is about the use of the equipment. So:

A Network Drive is a area on storage that is useable to anyone on the network and will be visible to the device you are using if you have the correct login/password.

A Backup Drive is a storage device is a area of NAS or DAS storage that is used JUST for backups and only for writing, not reading - it backs up one or multiple devices on a regular basis.


A Network Hard Drive is the same as a network drive, but instead of a portion of online storage that is network/internet accessible, it is an entire disk drive. Much larger and often includes a RAID drive acting as a fall-back.

A NAS Drive can do all of the above. It can be set up to be a backup drive for all your devices, it can make either a portion or ALL of the storage available over the internet or network, it can do all of these at the same time and can give you much, much more access options thanks to NAS software from the likes of QNAP, Synology, WD, Asustor, Buffalo and Drobo.


 

16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
What is a server at home?

A server at home is a network attached storage device (NAS) that is like a computer, but with the emphasis on storage space. They can be purchased for as little as £100 and mean all your data can be accessed, used and backed up to and from overt the internet or your home network (WiFi etc). Bigger and more expensive home servers can do more, such as virtual computers, surveillance recording and multimedia access.

16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
What is meant by diskless NAS?

A Diskless NAS means that it a network storage device that is sold without any Hard Drives inside. Many NAS Brands like WD and Buffalo will only sell their NAS server devices with Drives already installed - this can often increase the price significantly, as well as limit the Hard Drives you want to install. A diskless NAS is a device that you can choose which drives, how many and the capacity you want and install them yourself, for a more bespoke NAS storage device. Installing the Hard Drives is very easy and you can often save a lot of time and improve your long term storage by choosing a diskless NAS and selecting the drives yourself.

16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
What is a NAS external hard drive?

A NAS external Hard Drive is an external storage device that, unlike USB 3.0 and eSATA external Hard Drives, is accessed used the internet or your home network. So that means you can access the contents (DATA) of the NAS on your iPhone, iPad, Smart TV, PS4, XBOX One, Sonos Sound System, Bose system, Laptop, Smartphone and pretty much any DLNA enabled device without having to connect to it with a cable. Meaning you do not need to carry duplicates of all your data on all your devices, but can have one central NAS storage devices that all the other devices can access.

16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
How do I connect to my NAS remotely?

You can connect to your NAS server remotely with the mobile applications that are free with your NAS Brand manufacturer for iOS and Android. Alternatively you can use a number of desktop applications from the big brands QNAP and Synology NAS to access your device remotely. Lastly you can create a network and internet accessible drive with iSCSI and then setup software (Virtual Machine, backup, Surveillance and more) on your Mac or Windows machine to read and write to the NAS remotely.

16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
What is a NAS drive used for?

A NAS drive can be used for the following:

Apple Time Machine Backups
Synchronized Backups of Windows and Android devices
A Plex Media Server
DLNA Media Server
Download Server
Printer Server
Virtual Machine Deployment
Email Server
CRM and/or CMS System
A CCTV IP Camera Enabled Surveillance station for your home or office
File Server
and more...


 

16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
What are the different types of RAID?

The most popular and recommended RAID levels for a 2-Bay NAS and 4-Bay NAS from Synology and QNAP are:

RAID 0 - Meaning all drive storage is pooled together into 1 big drive - MOST UNSAFE
RAID 1 - Drives are duplicated so you lose half the available storage, but have a complete, up to the second copy of your data
RAID 5 - You lose 1 drive of data storage space, but data is spread across all the available drives and a small piece of information called PARITY is created each wave/stripe that makes a blueprint of all the data
RAID 6 - Same as above, but it removes two drives worth of space and protects you against the loss of two Hard Drives

16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
What is a RAID hard drive?

A RAID Hard drive is a Hard Disk Drive that is designed to be used in a RAID configuration - in simple terms it is a drive that can be installed with multiple other drives of the same type (such as WD Red RAID Drives, WD Purples Surveillance RAID Drives and Seagate Ironwolf NAS RAID Drives). These are designed to be on for long periods of time and for handling data that is shared and/or duplicated across multiple drives at once - constructed with better vibration, head and access controls). Most other drives are designed to work on their own.

16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
What is raid on a NAS?

RAID on a NAS is a means to protect yourself from losing your data due to hard drive failure. Hard Drives are the 2nd most vulnerable area of a NAS device and if a drive fails and you do not have a copy of the data elsewhere, you will most likely lose it all. RAID gives you a safety net (called REDUNDANCY) which means you can afford to lose 1, 2 or even 3 hard drives with the right configuration. The most common options are:

RAID 0 - Meaning all drive storage is pooled together into 1 big drive - MOST UNSAFE
RAID 1 - Drives are duplicated so you lose half the available storage, but have a complete, up to the second copy of your data
RAID 5 - You lose 1 drive of data storage space, but data is spread across all the available drives and a small piece of information called PARITY is created each wave/stripe that makes a blueprint of all the data
RAID 6 - Same as above, but it removes two drives worth of space and protects you against the loss of two Hard Drives

16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
What is a personal cloud storage device?

A personal Cloud storage device is a piece of Hardware, Like a NAS, that gives you the access, freedom, speed and utility of popular 3rd party cloud providers such as Dropbox, Google Drive, iCloud, Amazon S3 and more. However unlike those providers that hold your data on a server farm hundreds or thousands of miles away, where you it can be broken into, a Personal Cloud (NAS) lives in your home/office and can be protected with both bespoke AES-256bit encryption, individual login credentials and if the worst case scenario, can be simply unplugged from the network/internet.


It is also considerably cheaper in the long term.


 

16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
How do you connect to a NAS?

You can connect to a device in several ways:


- You can connect to a NAS via your home network as long as it is connected to the same router/switch that your other devices are connected to, via cable or over Wi-Fi (the devices, not the NAS)


- You can connect over the internet using the NAS manufacturer’s respective software on desktop or mobile platforms for Mac, Windows and Android devices


- You can also access the data as a network drive (where the location of the drive with be an IP - 192.168. etc.) and then the drive can be read and written to as needed


Thank you


 

16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
How does a NAS device work?

Excellent Question. A NAS devices like a computer that is dedicated to storing data that is made accessible across all your internet enabled devices. It connects to your home network (in simple terms, the internet connected network in your home or office) and makes the data that is store on it accessible. You can also access the data from outside the phone via WiFi at hotspots and other buildings, or via your mobile 3G or 4G internet connection.

16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
Do you really need a NAS?

If you have data spread across multiple devices without a single backup location, then YES, you really do need a NAS drive. As it will make backing up with multiple devices easier, more automated and reliable.


If you are a business with large amounts of data that needs to be accessible quickly, across multiple machines or outside your office environment for off-site staff or clients, then YES you needs a NAS.


If you want your internet accessible data to be 100% inaccessible when needed (for security) and are considering a Cloud provider or a NAS, BUY A NAS!!! It is cheaper in the long run and can have individual and bespoke security measures. 


 

16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
What is a NAS drives for home?

A NAS drive for Home is the means of storing your data in a central location that can be used for more home and entertainment based applications. Often these are 2-Bay or 4-Bay NAS Devices that support applications such as Plex, DLNA Server support, Backups like Apple Time Machine and Surveillance over IP cameras from companies such as Edimax and Reolink. The Hard drives in a NAS Drive for Home are recommended to be WD Red NAS Drives or Seagate Ironwolf NAS drives.


 

08/09/2017 | | GB Flag |
Amazing speeds, capacity and reliability and Synology server software all together. I recommend.
20/08/2017 | Brenda | GB Flag |
Hi, how do I increase the number of VPN clients? I would want nearer 75 concurrent users.
Thanks
02/04/2017 | | FR Flag |
Received it in 2 days in France. Super service. Euro power plug was automatically added. Thanks.
27/02/2017 | | GB Flag |
About my 4K PLEX setup. I have a 4K setup, but you will need something more than a basic switch to handle the streams. WiFi, absolute not with 4K (maybe rt2600 router). You will need to be hard wired with a enterprise class switch that has a high through put.
My DS3617xs has a dual 10Gbe card. I can run around 12 2K streams simultaneously. Multiple 4K streams too.
26/02/2017 | | GB Flag |
Only Desktop NAS with combination of Xeon CPU and ECC (automatic error correction) RAM. Fastest CPU among desktops. It is also cheaper than rackmount solution. So you can save some money.
20/02/2017 | | GB Flag |
So far the only Xeon ECC enabled desktop NAS DS3617xs
►Xeon-D-1527 4-cores 8-threads (6 MB Cache)
►10GbE (2,358 MB/s) upgradable
►16GB DDR4 higher speed and efficiency (upgradable to 48GB)
►ECC RAM (detect and correct the most common kinds of internal data corruption.)
16/02/2017 | | GB Flag |
Hi. I"ve been looking at purchasing either the DS3617XS or DS2412+. The sole purpose of this NAS is to run a Plex Server. I have multiple Synology units so I do not wish to consider other brands. According to the Synology website, the 2412+ has a higher transcoding capacity than the 3617. I realise this is when using DS Video. My question is, does this apply to Plex Transcoding as well? Will the 2412+ be more capable at Plex Transcoding?

 



Thank you for your enquiry Ian

Were you referring to the DS2413+ or DS2412+? As they both featured a dual-core Atom CPU and this is considerably lower in the Plex food-chain than the DS3617xs. The newer unit will both transcode natively and in Plex considerably better than the older unit(s).


https://global.download.synology.com/download/Document/DataSheet/DiskStation/13-year/DS2413+/Synology_DS2413+_Data_Sheet_enu.pdf


If you are looking for the VERY BEST Synology NAS for a Plex Media server that is desktop based - this is by far the best unit available to date - https://www.span.com/product/Synology-12-Bay-DiskStation-NAS-DS3617xs-SATA-HD-RAID-0-1-5-6~60504


Also we are one of hte few places that have stock of this latest release and recommend early ordering. Thank you for contacting us at SPAN.COM





SPAN.COM tech team
26/01/2017 | | SK Flag |
I am so happy with a purchase! I put WD gold 10TB drives in there for best performance and the best capacity. Synology is simply the best and most reliable solution always!
09/01/2017 | | DE Flag |
The sequential read speed (for RAID 5) is given by Synology with up to 2358 MB / s. Three Gigabit ports are preinstalled, two 10 Gigabit ports can be retrofitted via PCIe 3.0.
09/01/2017 | | DK Flag |
DDR4 16GB (memory upgradeable to 48GB) with Intel Xeon processor. Two ports for connecting Synology DX1215 disk unit expansions (360TB + expansion).
02/12/2016 | | GB Flag |
This is first desktop NAS with enterprise class processor. I am not scared to say this is best desktop NAS for virtual machines. It competes only with rackmout solution Synology 12-Bay RackStation NAS RS3617xs but than you need cabinet to house it. It will take anythink you will throw at it: Plex transcoding, VMs, 10Gbe network speeds. On top of everything it is covered with Synology "We Care" protection! That means - even if it decides to brake down you will get replacement sent to you FREE of charge!


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