Synology RackStation RS3618xs 12-Bay NAS Server
Synology RackStation RS3618xs Overview
Well-suited for large-scale enterprises with demanding business applications, the RackStation RS3618xs 12-Bay NAS Server from Synology helps simplify data management, optimizes virtualization environments, and rapidly expands storage capacities. This unit has 12 drive bays, each of which natively supports 3.5" SATA hard drives, as well as 2.5" SATA hard drives and SSDs. Should users need to expand the overall capacity of their RS3618xs, the optional RX1217/RX1217RP expansion units offer an additional 12 drive bays, and two of these units are supported via an integrated expansion ports.
The RackStation RS3618xs is powered by a 2.4 GHz Intel Xeon D-1521 Quad-Core processor, which will allow you to run multiple functions simultaneously. The built-in 8GB of DDR4 ECC RAM will allow quick access to frequently used files and programs and may also be upgraded to a total of 64GB by installing four 16GB modules into the available memory slots. Also featured are two USB 3.0 Type-A ports, which allow it to be connected to your Windows or Mac system. Network connectivity is achieved via the four Gigabit Ethernet ports with failover support, which help to provide redundancy in the case that a LAN connection malfunction occurs on one port. In addition, link aggregation, powered by four LAN ports, helps to increase connection speeds beyond the limits of a single network port or cable. If you're looking to expand this NAS, there are two PCIe Gen 3.0 x8/x8 slots that support a 10GBE NIC and more.
The RackStation RS3618xs runs on the DiskStation Manager (DSM) operating system, which helps simplify managing your NAS, as well as accessing and sharing data. A variety of RAID modes are supported, which help provide users with data redundancy, speed, or a combination of both. Supported RAID modes include RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, Basic, and Synology Hybrid RAID. For those who do not require a RAID, JBOD is also available, allowing each drive bay to be individually utilized.
Synology has engineered the RackStation RS3618xs to be energy efficient. Not only does it offer four 80 x 80mm fans to help keep the system running cool, the server supports numerous scheduled power on / off cycles and hard drive hibernation to further minimize power consumption and operation expenses. The RackStation RS3618xs operates on 100-240 VAC at 50/60 Hz and includes an accessory pack and an AC power cords. Protection is provided by a limited 5-year hardware warranty.
Ready for 10GbE and BeyondDual PCIe 3.0 slots allow for faster networking options as you expand your infrastructure. Together with the built-in quad Gigabit ports, the RS3618xs offers comprehensive connectivity options for link aggregation and failover configurations.Backup SolutionThe RS3618xs integrates various backup applications to help safeguard your important data on devices with an intuitive user interface and durable storage technologies.
Active Backup for Server
An agentless backup solution helps protect data from Windows and Linux servers through SMB and Rsync to minimize deployment and management costs.
Comprehensively back up your data to a local shared folder, an external device, another Synology NAS, an rsync server, or a public cloud to ensure data safety.
Help safeguard your system with Cloud Station Backup and back up data stored on macOS to your Synology NAS with Time Machine.
Active Backup for Office 365/G Suite
On-premise backup solution with a centralized dashboard. Optimize storage efficiency with single instancing and block-level deduplication technology.Fully Certified Storage Virtualization SolutionsSynology iSCSI storage fully supports most virtualization solutions to enhance work efficiency with easy management interface. VMware vSphere 6 and VAAI integration helps offload storage operations and optimizes computation efficiency. Windows Offloaded Data Transfer (ODX) speeds up data transfer and migration rate. OpenStack Cinder support turns your Synology NAS into a block-based storage component.Next-Generation File System for Improved Data ProtectionThe 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 and User Quota System
Provides comprehensive quota control on all user accounts and shared folders.
Provides schedulable and storage capacity-saving data protection with 1024 shared folder backups and 65,000 system-wide snapshots.
File- or Folder-Level Data Restoration Helps make data recovery user-friendly and flexible.
Automatic File Self-Healing
Detects and recovers corrupted files without user intervention.Limited 5-Year WarrantySynology's limited 5-year limited warranty provides hardware replacement and technical support via email and telephone services, maximizing your enterprises' return on investment.Synology Replacement Service (SRS)SRS provides free advance replacement units as early as the next business day in selected regions, maximizing the service uptime for your mission-critical storage and ensuring your business continuity.Powered by Synology DSMCMS
Manage multiple Synology NAS servers simultaneously on a centralized interface to increase business efficiency.
Helps provide schedulable and instantaneous data protection for shared folders and virtual machines on iSCSI LUNs in the event of disaster.
Run various operating systems in isolated sandboxes. Seamlessly clone, restore, and migrate virtual machines.
MailPlus is a secure, reliable, and private mail server solution with an intuitive and modern mail client.
Synology High Availability
Helps ensure smooth transitions between clustered servers in the event of server failures.
A versatile solution for file management and synchronization.
Synology RackStation RS3618xs Specs
|CPU Model||2.4 GHz Intel Xeon D-1521 Quad-Core|
|Hardware Encryption Engine||Yes (AES-NI)|
|System Memory||8 GB DDR4 ECC UDIMM|
|Memory Module Pre-Installed||1 x 8 GB|
|Total Memory Slots||4|
|Memory Expandable up to||64 GB (4 x 16 GB)|
|Maximum Drive Bays with Expansion Unit||36|
|Compatible Drive Types||3.5" SATA HDD|
2.5" SATA HDD
2.5" SATA SSD
|Maximum Internal Raw Capacity||144 TB (12 x 12 TB, capacity may vary by RAID types)|
|Maximum Raw Capacity with Expansion Units||432 TB (144 TB + 12 x 12 TB, capacity may vary by RAID types)|
|Maximum Single Volume Size||108 TB|
200 TB (32 GB RAM required, for RAID 5 or RAID 6 groups only)
|Hot Swappable Drives||Yes|
|USB 3.0 Type-A||2|
|Gigabit Ethernet||4 (with Link Aggregation / Failover support)|
|PCIe Expansion||2 x Gen3 x8 slots (x8 link)|
|Add-In Card Support||PCIe Network Interface Card|
exFAT (purchased separately in Package Center)
|System Fan||80 x 80 mm x 4 pcs|
|Fan Speed Mode||Full-Speed Mode|
|Easy Replacement System Fan||Yes|
|Noise Level||50.2 dBA|
|Scheduled Power On/Off||Yes|
|Wake on LAN/WAN||Yes|
|Power Supply Unit / Adapter||500 W|
|AC Input Power Voltage||100 to 240 V AC|
|Power Frequency||50/60 Hz, Single Phase|
|Power Consumption||Access: 142.76 W|
HDD Hibernation: 55.05 W
|Temperature & Humidity|
|Operating Temperature||41 to 95°F / 5 to 35°C|
|Storage Temperature||-4 to 140°F / -20 to 60°C|
|Relative Humidity||5 to 95>#/td###|
|Operating System||Windows 7 and 10|
Mac OS X 10.11 and later
Internet Explorer 10 and later
Safari 10 and later
Safari (iOS 10 and later)
Chrome (Android 6.0 and later)
|Supported Languages||English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Dutch, Russian, Polish, Hungarian, Brazilian Portuguese, Portuguese, Turkish, Czech, Japanese, Korean, Chinese (Traditional), Chinese (Simplified)|
VPN (PPTP, OpenVPN)
|Security||FTP over SSL/TLS|
Encrypted Network Backup over Rsync
|VPN Server||Yes, 30 maximum connections|
|Dimensions & Weight|
|Dimensions||3.50 x 16.9 x 27.2" / 88.0 x 430.5 x 692 mm|
|Weight||32.0 lb / 14.5 kg|
|Package Weight||41.25 lb|
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)||33.5 x 24.0 x 9.0"|
- 50/60 Hz, Single Phase
- 2 x Gen3 x8 slots (x8 link)
- PCIe Network Interface Card
- 100 to 240 V AC
- Expansion Port 2
- USB 3.0 Type-A
- Gigabit Ethernet 4 (with Link Aggregation / Failover support)
- 3.50 x 16.9 x 27.2" / 88.0 x 430.5 x 692 mm
- 32.0 lb / 14.5 kg
- Access: 142.76 W HDD Hibernation: 55.05 W
- -4 to 140°F / -20 to 60°C
- 41 to 95°F / 5 to 35°C