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SATA to Gigabit Ethernet (1,000 Mbit/s)
512MB RAM
Marvell Armada 385 88F6820 - Dual Core 1.33 GHz
5yr Warranty
Description
Synology RackStation RS217
Synology RS217 is an affordable and reliable solution for a small office or business. Powered by a fast, Marvell® ARMADA™ dual core processor, Synology RS217 is designed to maximize performance, enabling higher efficiency and cost effectiveness. Synology RS217 delivers an average of over 127.51 MB/s in writing speed under RAID 1 configuration in a Windows® environment, and over 210.87 MB/s in reading1 , making it one of the best values in 2-bay rackmount NAS devices available today.


● Compact 2-bay rackmount NAS for your small office or business


● Encryption performance improved by 214% to 113.09 MB/s in reading and 67.68 MB/s in writing2
● Outstanding performance at 210.87 MB/s in reading and 127.51 MB/s in writing
● Dual-core CPU with hardware encryption engine
● Dual 1GbE LAN with failover and Link Aggregation support



● 12-inch depth to fit in 2-Post Rack & Wall Mount Rack
● Features SuperSpeed USB3.0 and eSATA ports for fast data transmission
● Hot-swappable hard drive tray design
● High endurance design allowing for operating temperatures up to 50°C (122°F)


Hardware Specifications CPU CPU Model Marvell Armada 385 88F6820 CPU Architecture 32-bit CPU Frequency Dual Core 1.33 GHz Hardware Encryption Engine   Memory System Memory 512 MB DDR3 Storage Drive Bay(s) 2 Compatible Drive Type* 3.5" SATA HDD 2.5" SATA HDD 2.5" SATA SSD Maximum Internal Raw Capacity 20 TB (10 TB HDD x 2) (Capacity may vary by RAID types) Maximum Single Volume Size 16 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 2.0 Port 1 USB 3.0 Port 2 eSATA Port 1 File System Internal Drives EXT4 External Drives EXT4 EXT3 FAT NTFS HFS+ (Read Only, with max. volume size 2TB) exFAT* Appearance Size (Height x Width x Depth) 44 mm x 435.6 mm x 291.3 mm  Weight 3.46 kg  Others RJ-45 1GbE LAN Port 2 (with Link Aggregation / Failover support) Wake on LAN/WAN   System Fan 40 mm x 40 mm x 3 pcs Fan Speed Mode Cool Mode Quiet Mode Wireless Support (dongle)   Power Recovery   Noise Level* 25.8 dB(A)  Scheduled Power On/Off   Power Supply Unit / Adapter 100W  AC Input Power Voltage 100V to 240V AC Power Frequency 50/60 Hz, Single Phase Power Consumption* 21.25 W (Access) 
12.9 W (HDD Hibernation)  British Thermal Unit 72.56 BTU/hr (Access) 
44.05 BTU/hr (HDD Hibernation)  Environment Temperature Operating Temperature 5°C to 50°C (40°F to 122°F) Storage Temperature -20°C to 60°C (-5°F to 140°F) Relative Humidity 5% to 95% RH Certification FCC Class A CE Class A BSMI Class A Warranty 3 Years Notes Power consumption is measured when fully loaded with Western Digital 1TB WD10EFRX hard drive(s). Noise Level Testing Environment: Fully loaded with WD 1TB WD10JFCX 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: 17.2 dB(A); Temperature: 23.6˚C; Humidity: 58.2%. DSM Specifications Storage Management Maximum Internal Volume Number 256 Maximum iSCSI Target Number 10 Maximum iSCSI LUN 10 Supported RAID Type Synology Hybrid RAID Basic JBOD RAID 0 RAID 1 RAID Migration Basic to RAID 1 Volume Expansion with Larger HDDs Synology Hybrid RAID RAID 1 Volume Expansion by Adding a HDD Synology Hybrid RAID JBOD File Sharing Capacity Maximum User Accounts 2048 Maximum Groups 256 Maximum Shared Folder 256 Maximum Shared Folder Sync Tasks 2 Maximum Concurrent CIFS/AFP/FTP Connections 128 Windows Access Control List (ACL) Integration   NFS Kerberos Authentication   Log Center   Syslog Events per Second 100 Add-on Packages Cloud Station Server   Maximum Concurrent File Transfers 128 Download Station   Maximum Concurrent Download Tasks 30 exFAT Access (optional)   HiDrive Backup   Media Server   DLNA Certification   PDF Viewer   SpreadSheet   Maximum Simultaneous Editing Users 35 Surveillance Station   Maximum IP cam (Licenses required) 16 (including 2 Free License)  Total FPS (H.264)* 480 FPS @ 720p (1280x720) 
240 FPS @ 1080p (1920×1080) 
150 FPS @ 3M (2048x1536) 
60 FPS @ 5M (2591x1944) Total FPS (MJPEG)* 240 FPS @ 720p (1280x720) 
100 FPS @ 1080p (1920×1080) 
60 FPS @ 3M (2048x1536) 
30 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 2  VPN Server   Maximum Connections 5 Environment & Packaging Environment RoHS Compliant Packaging Content Main Unit X 1 Welcome Note X 1 Accessory Pack X 1 AC Power Cord X 1 Optional Accessories Camera License Pack VS360HD

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Stock code IBSY-R217
Brand Synology
Series RackStation NAS
Model RS217
Type 2-Bay 1U (RAILS NOT REQUIRED)
ROHS Y
Date added 05/08/2016

RS217 Spec Information

Form Factor / Drive Height 291x436x44mm
Platter size 3.5"
Platter (alternate) 2.5"
RAM/Cache 512MB
Guarantee 5yr
Processor Marvell Armada 385 88F6820 - Dual Core 1.33 GHz
CPU Mark (cpubenchmark.net) low
Total Drives 2
Total Drives (alternate) 2
RAID 0:1:
RAID Levels Basic, JBOD, RAID 0, RAID 1
Rack size 1

RS217 Spec Connections

sub- connectionI/EQuantity
LANLANExternal2
SATASATA 7-pin Discrete with PowerInternal2
USB3USB3 type A (host)External2
USB2USB2 type A (host)External1
eSATAeSATA (host)External1

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RS217 Speed

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

Physical

Colour Black
Weight (kg) 10kg
Weight (bare) 3.46kg
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Synology RackStation NAS RS217 2-Bay 1U (RAILS NOT REQUIRED)



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SATA to Gigabit Ethernet (1,000 Mbit/s)
512MB RAM
Marvell Armada 385 88F6820 - Dual Core 1.33 GHz
5yr Warranty

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Synology RackStation RS217
Synology RS217 is an affordable and reliable solution for a small office or business. Powered by a fast, Marvell® ARMADA™ dual core processor, Synology RS217 is designed to maximize performance, enabling higher efficiency and cost effectiveness. Synology RS217 delivers an average of over 127.51 MB/s in writing speed under RAID 1 configuration in a Windows® environment, and over 210.87 MB/s in reading1 , making it one of the best values in 2-bay rackmount NAS devices available today.
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● Compact 2-bay rackmount NAS for your small office or business

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● Encryption performance improved by 214% to 113.09 MB/s in reading and 67.68 MB/s in writing2
● Outstanding performance at 210.87 MB/s in reading and 127.51 MB/s in writing
● Dual-core CPU with hardware encryption engine
● Dual 1GbE LAN with failover and Link Aggregation support

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● 12-inch depth to fit in 2-Post Rack & Wall Mount Rack
● Features SuperSpeed USB3.0 and eSATA ports for fast data transmission
● Hot-swappable hard drive tray design
● High endurance design allowing for operating temperatures up to 50°C (122°F)


Hardware Specifications
CPU
CPU Model Marvell Armada 385 88F6820
CPU Architecture 32-bit
CPU Frequency Dual Core 1.33 GHz
Hardware Encryption Engine  
Memory
System Memory 512 MB DDR3
Storage
Drive Bay(s) 2
Compatible Drive Type*
  • 3.5" SATA HDD
  • 2.5" SATA HDD
  • 2.5" SATA SSD
Maximum Internal Raw Capacity 20 TB (10 TB HDD x 2) (Capacity may vary by RAID types)
Maximum Single Volume Size 16 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 2.0 Port 1
USB 3.0 Port 2
eSATA Port 1
File System
Internal Drives EXT4
External Drives
  • EXT4
  • EXT3
  • FAT
  • NTFS
  • HFS+ (Read Only, with max. volume size 2TB)
  • exFAT*
Appearance
Size (Height x Width x Depth) 44 mm x 435.6 mm x 291.3 mm 
Weight 3.46 kg 
Others
RJ-45 1GbE LAN Port 2 (with Link Aggregation / Failover support)
Wake on LAN/WAN  
System Fan 40 mm x 40 mm x 3 pcs
Fan Speed Mode
  • Cool Mode
  • Quiet Mode
Wireless Support (dongle)  
Power Recovery  
Noise Level* 25.8 dB(A) 
Scheduled Power On/Off  
Power Supply Unit / Adapter 100W 
AC Input Power Voltage 100V to 240V AC
Power Frequency 50/60 Hz, Single Phase
Power Consumption* 21.25 W (Access) 
12.9 W (HDD Hibernation) 
British Thermal Unit 72.56 BTU/hr (Access) 
44.05 BTU/hr (HDD Hibernation) 
Environment Temperature
Operating Temperature 5°C to 50°C (40°F to 122°F)
Storage Temperature -20°C to 60°C (-5°F to 140°F)
Relative Humidity 5% to 95% RH
Certification
  • FCC Class A
  • CE Class A
  • BSMI Class A
Warranty 3 Years
Notes
  • Power consumption is measured when fully loaded with Western Digital 1TB WD10EFRX hard drive(s).
  • Noise Level Testing Environment: Fully loaded with WD 1TB WD10JFCX 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: 17.2 dB(A); Temperature: 23.6˚C; Humidity: 58.2%.
DSM Specifications
Storage Management
Maximum Internal Volume Number 256
Maximum iSCSI Target Number 10
Maximum iSCSI LUN 10
Supported RAID Type
  • Synology Hybrid RAID
  • Basic
  • JBOD
  • RAID 0
  • RAID 1
RAID Migration Basic to RAID 1
Volume Expansion with Larger HDDs
  • Synology Hybrid RAID
  • RAID 1
Volume Expansion by Adding a HDD
  • Synology Hybrid RAID
  • JBOD
File Sharing Capacity
Maximum User Accounts 2048
Maximum Groups 256
Maximum Shared Folder 256
Maximum Shared Folder Sync Tasks 2
Maximum Concurrent CIFS/AFP/FTP Connections 128
Windows Access Control List (ACL) Integration  
NFS Kerberos Authentication  
Log Center  
Syslog Events per Second 100
Add-on Packages
Cloud Station Server  
Maximum Concurrent File Transfers 128
Download Station  
Maximum Concurrent Download Tasks 30
exFAT Access (optional)  
HiDrive Backup  
Media Server  
DLNA Certification  
PDF Viewer  
SpreadSheet  
Maximum Simultaneous Editing Users 35
Surveillance Station  
Maximum IP cam (Licenses required) 16 (including 2 Free License) 
Total FPS (H.264)* 480 FPS @ 720p (1280x720) 
240 FPS @ 1080p (1920×1080) 
150 FPS @ 3M (2048x1536) 
60 FPS @ 5M (2591x1944)
Total FPS (MJPEG)* 240 FPS @ 720p (1280x720) 
100 FPS @ 1080p (1920×1080) 
60 FPS @ 3M (2048x1536) 
30 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 2 
VPN Server  
Maximum Connections 5
Environment & Packaging
Environment RoHS Compliant
Packaging Content
  • Main Unit X 1
  • Welcome Note X 1
  • Accessory Pack X 1
  • AC Power Cord X 1
Optional Accessories
  • Camera License Pack
  • VS360HD


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Specifications

General

Stock code IBSY-R217
Brand Synology
Series RackStation NAS
Model RS217
Type 2-Bay 1U (RAILS NOT REQUIRED)
ROHS Y
Date added 05/08/2016

RS217 Spec Information

Form Factor / Drive Height 291x436x44mm
Platter size 3.5"
Platter (alternate) 2.5"
RAM/Cache 512MB
Guarantee 5yr
Processor Marvell Armada 385 88F6820 - Dual Core 1.33 GHz
CPU Mark (cpubenchmark.net) low
Total Drives 2
Total Drives (alternate) 2
RAID 0:1:
RAID Levels Basic, JBOD, RAID 0, RAID 1
Rack size 1

RS217 Spec Connections

sub- connectionI/EQuantity
LANLANExternal2
SATASATA 7-pin Discrete with PowerInternal2
USB3USB3 type A (host)External2
USB2USB2 type A (host)External1
eSATAeSATA (host)External1

Software

RS217 Speed

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

Physical

Colour Black
Weight (kg) 10kg
Weight (bare) 3.46kg
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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.

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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

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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.


 

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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


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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.

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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. 


 

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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.


 

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Nice start for business NAS solution. Rack keep things tidy.


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