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Description
RackStation RS818+​/​RS818RP+

High performance 1U rackmount NAS for small- and medium-sized businesses

Powerful and scalable storage solution
Synology RackStation RS818+/RS818RP+ comes with a quad-core processor with the AES-NI hardware encryption engine, quad 1GbE LAN ports, and optional 10GbE NIC support. It provides both high performance and a scalable storage solution for sharing files across different platforms, centralizing data backups, and protecting critical assets. 

CPU - Quad-core 2.4GHz Memory - 2GB DDR3, up to 16GB High Performance - Over 1,099 MB/s sequential reading Compact and Efficient - Up to 8 drives with RX418 expansion unit

Hardware Specifications CPU CPU Model Intel Atom C2538 CPU Architecture 64-bit CPU Frequency Quad Core 2.4 GHz Hardware Encryption Engine (AES-NI)   Memory System Memory 2 GB DDR3 Memory Module Pre-installed 2GB (1 x 2GB) Total Memory Slots 2 Memory Expandable up to 16 GB (8 GB x 2) Storage Drive Bays 4 Maximum Drive Bays with Expansion Unit 8 Compatible Drive Type* (See all supported drives) 3.5" SATA HDD 2.5" SATA HDD 2.5" SATA SSD Maximum Internal Raw Capacity 48 TB (12 TB drive x 4) (Capacity may vary by RAID types) Maximum Raw Capacity with Expansion Units 96 TB (48 TB + 12 TB drive x 4) (Capacity may vary by RAID types) Maximum Single Volume Size 108 TB Hot Swappable Drive   Notes The maximum single volume size is not directly related to the maximum raw capacity. (Learn more) External Ports RJ-45 1GbE LAN Port 4 (with Link Aggregation / Failover support) USB 3.0 Port 2 eSATA Port 1 PCIe PCIe Expansion 1 x Gen2 x8 slot (x4 link) Add-in-card support PCIe Network Interface Card (Learn more) 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) 44 mm x 480 mm x 492.6 mm 
44 mm x 480 mm x 518.6 mm (for RP model) Weight 6.21 kg 
7.63 kg (for RP model) Others System Fan 40 mm x 40 mm x 2 pcs Fan Speed Mode Full-Speed Mode Cool Mode Quiet Mode Power Recovery   Noise Level* 28.5 dB(A) 
32.7 dB(A) (for RP model) Scheduled Power On/Off   Wake on LAN/WAN   Power Supply Unit / Adapter 150W 
150 X 2W (for RP model) AC Input Power Voltage 100V to 240V AC Power Frequency 50/60 Hz, Single Phase Power Consumption* 45.28 W (Access) 
20.81 W (HDD Hibernation) 
45.73 W (Access, for RP model) 
21.79 W (HDD Hibernation, for RP model)  British Thermal Unit 154.61 BTU/hr (Access) 
71.05 BTU/hr (HDD Hibernation) 
156.14 BTU/hr (Access, for RP model) 
74.40 BTU/hr (HDD Hibernation, for RP model)  Redundant Power Supply (for xs+ and RP model)   Environment Temperature Operating Temperature 5°C to 35°C (40°F to 95°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 EAC VCCI CCC RCM KC Warranty 3 Year Hardware Warranty, Extendable to 5 Year Coverage - EW202 Notes Power consumption is measured when fully loaded with Western Digital 1TB WD10EFRX hard drive(s). Noise Level Testing Environment: Fully loaded with Seagate 1TB ST31000520AS 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 512 Maximum iSCSI Target Number 32 Maximum iSCSI LUN 256 iSCSI LUN Clone/Snapshot, Windows ODX   SSD Read/Write Cache (White Paper)   SSD TRIM   Supported RAID Type Synology Hybrid RAID 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 Synology Hybrid RAID RAID 1 RAID 5 RAID 6 Volume Expansion by Adding a HDD Synology Hybrid RAID RAID 5 RAID 6 JBOD Global Hot Spare Supported RAID Type Synology Hybrid RAID RAID 1 RAID 5 RAID 6 RAID 10 File Sharing Capacity Maximum Local User Accounts 2048 Maximum Local Groups 256 Maximum Shared Folder 512 Maximum Shared Folder Sync Tasks 8 Maximum Concurrent CIFS/AFP/FTP Connections 500 Windows Access Control List (ACL) Integration   NFS Kerberos Authentication   High Availability Manager   Log Center   Syslog Events per Second 800 Virtualization VMware vSphere 6 with VAAI   Windows Server 2016   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 1500 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 500 Maximum Number of Concurrently Connected Devices (with RAM expansion) 2000 Maximum Number of Synced Files (btrfs) 1,000,000 / single file reaction time 946 ms Maximum Number of Synced Files (ext4) 1,000,000 / single file reaction time 564 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 10KByte 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 Drive   Maximum Number of Synced Files 1,000,000 / single file reaction time 437 ms Maximum Number of Concurrent Connections for PC Clients 550 Notes The Btrfs file system was used for the purpose of testing. The maximum number of concurrent connections refers to the maximum number of connections that could be maintained when the maximum number of synced files was reached. File reaction time refers to the preparation time required for other devices to start downloading a 10KByte file from a Synology NAS after the file has been added to the NAS. For tested models with expandable memory, the maximum amount of RAM was installed. Non-encrypted shared folders were used during the aforementioned testing. exFAT Access (optional)   MailPlus / MailPlus Server   Free Email Accounts 5 (Licenses required for additional accounts) Recommended MailPlus Client Number Up to 90 (Btrfs) / 100 (EXT4) Maximum Server Performance 712,000 (Btrfs) / 844,000 (EXT4) emails per day, approx. 21.73 GB (Btrfs) / 25.76 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   Moments   Facial recognition   Subject recognition   Office   Maximum Users 1800 Notes Multiple files were opened for testing and each file was edited by 30 users simultaneously. 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 Snapshot Replication   Maximum Snapshots per Shared Folder 1024 Maximum Snapshots of all Shared Folder 65536 Surveillance Station   Maximum IP cam (Licenses required) 40 (including 2 Free License) (See All Supported IP Cameras) Total FPS (H.264)* 1200 FPS @ 720p (1280x720) 
900 FPS @ 1080p (1920×1080) 
320 FPS @ 3M (2048x1536) 
270 FPS @ 5M (2591x1944) 
120 FPS @ 4K (3840x2160) Total FPS (H.265)* 1200 FPS @ 720p (1280x720) 
1200 FPS @ 1080p (1920×1080) 
560 FPS @ 3M (2048x1536) 
300 FPS @ 5M (2591x1944) 
200 FPS @ 4K (3840x2160) Total FPS (MJPEG)* 540 FPS @ 720p (1280x720) 
200 FPS @ 1080p (1920×1080) 
150 FPS @ 3M (2048x1536) 
90 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 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 Virtual Machine Manager   Maximum Virtual DSM Number (Licenses required) 4 (including 1 Free License) (Learn more) VPN Server   Maximum Connections 20 Environment & Packaging Environment RoHS Compliant Packaging Content Main Unit X 1 Accessory Pack X 1 AC Power Cord X 1 AC Power Cord X 2 (for RP model) Quick Installation Guide X 1 Optional Accessories Surveillance Device License Pack 8GB (4GB x 2) DDR3 RAM Module Kit 16GB (8GB x 2) DDR3 RAM Module Kit Expansion Unit: RX418 X 1 VS360HD VS960HD Synology RKS1317 - Rail Kit Sliding Synology RKM114 - Rail Kit Mounted Synology Ethernet Adapter E10G15-F1 Synology Ethernet Adapter E10G17-F2
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General

Stock code IBSY-R818P
Brand Synology
Series RackStation NAS
Model RS818+
Type 4-Bay (no RAIL KIT), PCIe
ROHS Y
Date added 21/12/2017

RS818+ Spec Information

Form factor / drive height 480x493x44mm
Platter size 3.5"
Platter (alternate) 2.5"
Cache 2GB
Guarantee 3yr
Processor Intel Atom C2538 Quad Core 2.4GHz
CPU Mark (cpubenchmark.net) 960
Total Drives 4
Total Drives (alternate) 4
RAID 0:1:5:6:
RAID Levels Synology Hybrid RAID, Basic, JBOD, RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 6, RAID 10
Rack size 1

RS818+ Spec Connections

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SATASATA 7-pin Discrete with PowerInternal4
USB3USB3 type A (host)External2
PCIePCIe v2 x8External1
eSATAeSATA (host)External1
LANLANExternal4

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RS818+ Speed

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

Physical

Colour Black
Weight (kg) 12kg
Weight (bare) 6.21kg
Watts 150W
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Synology RackStation NAS RS818+ 4-Bay (no RAIL KIT), PCIe



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6Gb/s SATA to Gigabit Ethernet (1,000 Mbit/s)
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RackStation RS818+​/​RS818RP+

High performance 1U rackmount NAS for small- and medium-sized businesses

Powerful and scalable storage solution
Synology RackStation RS818+/RS818RP+ comes with a quad-core processor with the AES-NI hardware encryption engine, quad 1GbE LAN ports, and optional 10GbE NIC support. It provides both high performance and a scalable storage solution for sharing files across different platforms, centralizing data backups, and protecting critical assets. 

  • CPU - Quad-core 2.4GHz
  • Memory - 2GB DDR3, up to 16GB
  • High Performance - Over 1,099 MB/s sequential reading
  • Compact and Efficient - Up to 8 drives with RX418 expansion unit


Hardware Specifications
CPU
CPU Model Intel Atom C2538
CPU Architecture 64-bit
CPU Frequency Quad Core 2.4 GHz
Hardware Encryption Engine (AES-NI)  
Memory
System Memory 2 GB DDR3
Memory Module Pre-installed 2GB (1 x 2GB)
Total Memory Slots 2
Memory Expandable up to 16 GB (8 GB x 2)
Storage
Drive Bays 4
Maximum Drive Bays with Expansion Unit 8
Compatible Drive Type* (See all supported drives)
  • 3.5" SATA HDD
  • 2.5" SATA HDD
  • 2.5" SATA SSD
Maximum Internal Raw Capacity 48 TB (12 TB drive x 4) (Capacity may vary by RAID types)
Maximum Raw Capacity with Expansion Units 96 TB (48 TB + 12 TB drive x 4) (Capacity may vary by RAID types)
Maximum Single Volume Size 108 TB
Hot Swappable Drive  
Notes The maximum single volume size is not directly related to the maximum raw capacity. (Learn more)
External Ports
RJ-45 1GbE LAN Port 4 (with Link Aggregation / Failover support)
USB 3.0 Port 2
eSATA Port 1
PCIe
PCIe Expansion 1 x Gen2 x8 slot (x4 link)
Add-in-card support PCIe Network Interface Card (Learn more)
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) 44 mm x 480 mm x 492.6 mm 
44 mm x 480 mm x 518.6 mm (for RP model)
Weight 6.21 kg 
7.63 kg (for RP model)
Others
System Fan 40 mm x 40 mm x 2 pcs
Fan Speed Mode
  • Full-Speed Mode
  • Cool Mode
  • Quiet Mode
Power Recovery  
Noise Level* 28.5 dB(A) 
32.7 dB(A) (for RP model)
Scheduled Power On/Off  
Wake on LAN/WAN  
Power Supply Unit / Adapter 150W 
150 X 2W (for RP model)
AC Input Power Voltage 100V to 240V AC
Power Frequency 50/60 Hz, Single Phase
Power Consumption* 45.28 W (Access) 
20.81 W (HDD Hibernation) 
45.73 W (Access, for RP model) 
21.79 W (HDD Hibernation, for RP model) 
British Thermal Unit 154.61 BTU/hr (Access) 
71.05 BTU/hr (HDD Hibernation) 
156.14 BTU/hr (Access, for RP model) 
74.40 BTU/hr (HDD Hibernation, for RP model) 
Redundant Power Supply (for xs+ and RP model)  
Environment Temperature
Operating Temperature 5°C to 35°C (40°F to 95°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
  • EAC
  • VCCI
  • CCC
  • RCM
  • KC
Warranty 3 Year Hardware Warranty, Extendable to 5 Year Coverage - EW202
Notes
  • Power consumption is measured when fully loaded with Western Digital 1TB WD10EFRX hard drive(s).
  • Noise Level Testing Environment: Fully loaded with Seagate 1TB ST31000520AS 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 512
Maximum iSCSI Target Number 32
Maximum iSCSI LUN 256
iSCSI LUN Clone/Snapshot, Windows ODX  
SSD Read/Write Cache (White Paper)  
SSD TRIM  
Supported RAID Type
  • Synology Hybrid RAID
  • 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
  • Synology Hybrid RAID
  • RAID 1
  • RAID 5
  • RAID 6
Volume Expansion by Adding a HDD
  • Synology Hybrid RAID
  • RAID 5
  • RAID 6
  • JBOD
Global Hot Spare Supported RAID Type
  • Synology Hybrid RAID
  • RAID 1
  • RAID 5
  • RAID 6
  • RAID 10
File Sharing Capacity
Maximum Local User Accounts 2048
Maximum Local Groups 256
Maximum Shared Folder 512
Maximum Shared Folder Sync Tasks 8
Maximum Concurrent CIFS/AFP/FTP Connections 500
Windows Access Control List (ACL) Integration  
NFS Kerberos Authentication  
High Availability Manager  
Log Center  
Syslog Events per Second 800
Virtualization
VMware vSphere 6 with VAAI  
Windows Server 2016  
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 1500
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 500
Maximum Number of Concurrently Connected Devices (with RAM expansion) 2000
Maximum Number of Synced Files (btrfs) 1,000,000 / single file reaction time 946 ms
Maximum Number of Synced Files (ext4) 1,000,000 / single file reaction time 564 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 10KByte 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
Drive  
Maximum Number of Synced Files 1,000,000 / single file reaction time 437 ms
Maximum Number of Concurrent Connections for PC Clients 550
Notes
  • The Btrfs file system was used for the purpose of testing.
  • The maximum number of concurrent connections refers to the maximum number of connections that could be maintained when the maximum number of synced files was reached.
  • File reaction time refers to the preparation time required for other devices to start downloading a 10KByte file from a Synology NAS after the file has been added to the NAS.
  • For tested models with expandable memory, the maximum amount of RAM was installed.
  • Non-encrypted shared folders were used during the aforementioned testing.
exFAT Access (optional)  
MailPlus / MailPlus Server  
Free Email Accounts 5 (Licenses required for additional accounts)
Recommended MailPlus Client Number Up to 90 (Btrfs) / 100 (EXT4)
Maximum Server Performance 712,000 (Btrfs) / 844,000 (EXT4) emails per day, approx. 21.73 GB (Btrfs) / 25.76 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  
Moments  
Facial recognition  
Subject recognition  
Office  
Maximum Users 1800
Notes
  • Multiple files were opened for testing and each file was edited by 30 users simultaneously.
  • 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
Snapshot Replication  
Maximum Snapshots per Shared Folder 1024
Maximum Snapshots of all Shared Folder 65536
Surveillance Station  
Maximum IP cam (Licenses required) 40 (including 2 Free License) (See All Supported IP Cameras)
Total FPS (H.264)* 1200 FPS @ 720p (1280x720) 
900 FPS @ 1080p (1920×1080) 
320 FPS @ 3M (2048x1536) 
270 FPS @ 5M (2591x1944) 
120 FPS @ 4K (3840x2160)
Total FPS (H.265)* 1200 FPS @ 720p (1280x720) 
1200 FPS @ 1080p (1920×1080) 
560 FPS @ 3M (2048x1536) 
300 FPS @ 5M (2591x1944) 
200 FPS @ 4K (3840x2160)
Total FPS (MJPEG)* 540 FPS @ 720p (1280x720) 
200 FPS @ 1080p (1920×1080) 
150 FPS @ 3M (2048x1536) 
90 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 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
Virtual Machine Manager  
Maximum Virtual DSM Number (Licenses required) 4 (including 1 Free License) (Learn more)
VPN Server  
Maximum Connections 20
Environment & Packaging
Environment RoHS Compliant
Packaging Content
  • Main Unit X 1
  • Accessory Pack X 1
  • AC Power Cord X 1
  • AC Power Cord X 2 (for RP model)
  • Quick Installation Guide X 1
Optional Accessories
  • Surveillance Device License Pack
  • 8GB (4GB x 2) DDR3 RAM Module Kit
  • 16GB (8GB x 2) DDR3 RAM Module Kit
  • Expansion Unit: RX418 X 1
  • VS360HD
  • VS960HD
  • Synology RKS1317 - Rail Kit Sliding
  • Synology RKM114 - Rail Kit Mounted
  • Synology Ethernet Adapter E10G15-F1
  • Synology Ethernet Adapter E10G17-F2
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Specifications

General

Stock code IBSY-R818P
Brand Synology
Series RackStation NAS
Model RS818+
Type 4-Bay (no RAIL KIT), PCIe
ROHS Y
Date added 21/12/2017

RS818+ Spec Information

Form factor / drive height 480x493x44mm
Platter size 3.5"
Platter (alternate) 2.5"
Cache 2GB
Guarantee 3yr
Processor Intel Atom C2538 Quad Core 2.4GHz
CPU Mark (cpubenchmark.net) 960
Total Drives 4
Total Drives (alternate) 4
RAID 0:1:5:6:
RAID Levels Synology Hybrid RAID, Basic, JBOD, RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 6, RAID 10
Rack size 1

RS818+ Spec Connections

sub- connectionI/EQuantity
SATASATA 7-pin Discrete with PowerInternal4
USB3USB3 type A (host)External2
PCIePCIe v2 x8External1
eSATAeSATA (host)External1
LANLANExternal4

Software

RS818+ Speed

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

Physical

Colour Black
Weight (kg) 12kg
Weight (bare) 6.21kg
Watts 150W
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23/01/2018 | | GB Flag |
4Gb/s with four LAN ports and expandable. Good choice!
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.


 



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