Synology RackStation RS3617XS+ 12-Bay NAS Server - Diskless, 2U Rackmount

Reliable, centralized storage solution built for demanding work environments

Designed for large-scale businesses, RS3617xs provides high-performance throughput with comprehensive business applications. RS3617xs allows you to centralize storage, simplify data management, and deploy virtualization solutions with minimal time required for setup and maintenance.

High-performance NAS server

RS3617xs delivers high performance at over 3,263 MB/s sequential throughput and 333,941 IOPS under a RAID 5 configuration1with 10GbE Link Aggregation. Equipped with 4GB DDR3 ECC RAM (upgradeable to 32GB), RS3617xs ensures data accuracy when handling high-value data and mission-critical tasks across large-scale businesses.

 

Scale on Demand

As your data storage needs grow, RS3617xs can be connected to a dedicated RX1217/RX1217RP2expansion unit, allowing you to expand storage capacity up to 36 drives3without disrupting service. The high-bandwidth expansion cable ensures speedy data transmission between the main server and expansion unit.

 

10GbE network capability

In addition to the default four Gigabit ports, RS3617xs comes with dual PCIe 3.0 x8 slots that supports up to two 10GbE Network Interface Cards (NIC), maximizing bandwidth and meeting high performance requirements for data-intensive applications.

 

Reliable redundancy mechanisms

RS3617xs comes with comprehensive redundancy mechanisms to ensure business continuity. Built-in four LAN ports with failover provides the reliable redundancy in the event of unexpected network failure. The high reliability system design including fan-less CPU heat-sink and passive cooling technologies prevents single point of failure.

 

Hardware encryption engine enhances file transfer speeds

RS3617xs is equipped with an encryption engine which offloads encryption calculation tasks away from the main CPU. Thus, the CPU can be free for other important tasks. In addition, Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) on shared folders with hardware acceleration ensures security without compromising access performance, providing over 2,612MB/s in reading.

 

SSD cache technology

RS3617xs enables the combination of hard drives and read/write-optimized SSD cache, boosting throughput efficiently while minimizing cost per gigabyte. With full SSD cache reading and writing support, RS3617xs offers a significant reduction in I/O latency without crippling your budget. With only a small upfront investment, businesses can benefit from significant server performance enhancement.

 

5 year warranty

Synology RS3617xs is backed with Synology's 5-year limited warranty. With technical support and hardware replacement service, the five-year warranty maximizes your enterprises' return on investment. For the entire duration, you will enjoy technical support via e-mail and telephone.

 

Award winning OS - DiskStation Manager

Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM) is a sleek, browser-based operating system running on every DiskStation and RackStation, which makes managing your Synology NAS a breeze. Featuring an intuitive user interface, DSM makes accessing and sharing your data smarter and simpler. Synology's Package Center lets you download and install useful add-on packages designed specifically for individual or business needs, meaning you can enjoy more entertainment in your life or better productivity at work.Learn more

 

Fit into business environments easily

With the support of Windows AD, LDAP, and Domain Trust, RS3617xs enables seamless account integration. The User Home feature can automatically create a "home" folder for every user account to minimize the administrator's effort in repeatedly creating "home" folders for all accounts. Windows ACL support on RS3617xs allows IT administrators to fine tune access controls and set up privileges to files and folders on RS3617xs through the familiar Windows user interface. With compatibility for major protocols, RS3617xs can eliminate server configuration overhead and enhance IT administrators’ efficiency.

 

Next-generation data protection and integrity

When dealing with large-scale data storage, businesses require a solution that offers reliable backup and prevents file corruption. With support for the next-generation Btrfs file system, RS3617xs ensures information is stored with a high level of data integrity, while providing flexible and efficient data protection tools.

 

Fast and efficient snapshots

Snapshots preserve the history of a shared folder allowing you to save up to 1024 backup copies for point-in-time recovery. Snapshots can be automatically captured up to every 5 minutes, without noticeably impacting system performance.

 

Metadata mirroring and survivability

Btrfs file system stores two copies of critical metadata on a volume, improving the availability and ensuring the integrity of your file system.

 

Corruption detection and correction

Btrfs generates checksums for data and metadata, and then verifies the checksums during each read process to ensure the integrity of the filesystem and files. If the file system discovers a mismatch, metadata will be repaired to keep file system consistent. In the meantime, corrupted files will be reported and logged.

 

Customizable quotas for shared folders

With Btrfs, you can specify a storage limit for each shared folder, making it possible to precisely control space consumption when multiple teams or departments save files on the same Synology NAS server.

 

Seamless storage solution for virtualization environments

RS3617xs provides seamless storage solutions for virtualization environments, including VMware, Citrix, and Microsoft Hyper-V. With VMware vSphere® &VAAI integration, RS3617xs helps offload specific storage operations and optimizes computation power in VMware environments. Windows ODX support speeds up data manipulation as the data transfer is offloaded. iSCSI also lets SMB users consolidate storage into data center storage arrays while providing hosts with the illusion of locally-attached disks

 

Unified storage system

RS3617xs enables businesses to cost-effectively manage multi-protocol data by integrating file-level (NAS) and block-level (SAN) storage into one unified storage system. Files can be shared across Windows®, Mac®, and Linux® platforms seamlessly with comprehensive network protocol support (CIFS/SMB, AFP, and NFS). RS3617xs provides a cost-effective iSCSI solution, allowing large scale businesses to consolidate storage into data center storage arrays. With thin provisioning available for file-level iSCSI LUN, you can maximize storage utilization by oversubscribing provisions and grow storage space as needed.

 

Protection with LUN backup, snapshot, and clone

RS3617xs enhances the ease of moving and copying data in a virtualized environment with the features LUN Snapshot, clone, and replication. Synology’s LUN Clone and LUN Snapshot only consume 1/1000 of the original size highly optimizing storage usage. In addition, Synology's LUN Snapshot lets you create up 256 snapshots per LUN using point-in-time technology without having any impact on system performance. With better support to servers under VMware vSphere or Windows environment, IT managers can expect guaranteed VM status and data consistency through application-consistent snapshots

 

Synology CMS (Central Management System)

For enterprises with more than one Synology NAS server, CMS offers the flexibility and convenience for IT administrators to manage all of them from a single point of entry. Through a simple interface, you can obtain a clear overview on resource consumption and logs, helping you identify any issue right away. With group policies, CMS can do much more for your daily tasks. Once a NAS joins a group, it will automatically adopt its rules and behave as intended, without extra configuration

 

Increase business productivity with cloud solutions

With comprehensive cloud solutions, RS3617xs lets you create your own private cloud easily. Cloud Station is the perfect package to sync files across multiple devices. Files can be edited in offline mode and later synced to Cloud Station, which keeps up to 32 historical versions, allowing you to restore a file back to previous version or recover deleted files. With the mobile app DS cloud, any change made to a file is automatically synced to your smartphones and tablets. For distributed enterprises, Synology's 2-way sync between different DiskStations ensures employees at different locations share the same information in real-time. IT administrators can handpick individual folders that they want to sync to different devices, manually or automatically based on file format and size. Folders synced by Cloud Station can be encrypted on DSM — no one will be able to access its content without your private key.

 

Ensuring business continuity &reliability

Uninterrupted availability is a critical goal for all businesses. RS3617xs offers Synology High Availability (SHA) technology which combines an active and passive server into one cluster, the former always mirrored to the latter. Shared Folder Sync can replicate data in real-time to another Synology NAS at a remote location, giving your business the Recovery Time Objective (RTO) for prompt disaster recovery. With multiple LAN ports, RS3617xs also ensures redundancy in the event of unexpected network failure.

 

Secure your data

RS3617xs offers advanced security measures to protect you from potential security holes. Security Advisor analyzes system settings, password strength, network preferences and removes any possible malware. AppArmor blocks malicious programs from accessing unauthorized system resources. You can also customize the trust level in Package Center to avoid installing packages from untrusted sources, safeguarding your NAS from unknown or tampered files. In addition, RS3617xs provides other security add-ons, such as AES encryption, 2-Step verification, IP block &allow list, Antivirus packages, firewall, and DoS attack prevention.

 

Specifications

 

Hardware Specifications

CPU

CPU Model

Intel Xeon E3-1230 v2

CPU Architecture

64-bit

CPU Frequency

Quad Core 3.3 GHz

Hardware Encryption Engine (AES-NI)

Memory

System Memory

4 GB DDR3 ECC

Memory Module Pre-installed

2 GB x 2

Total Memory Slots

4

Memory Expandable up to

32 GB (8 GB X 4)

Storage

Drive Bay(s)

12

Maximum Drive Bays with Expansion Unit

36

3.5" SATA III / SATA II HDD

2.5" SATA III / SATA II HDD

2.5" SATA III / SATA II SSD

Maximum Internal Raw Capacity

96 TB (8 TB HDD x 12) (Capacity may vary by RAID types)

Maximum Raw Capacity with Expansion Units

288 TB (8 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 2.0 Port

2

USB 3.0 Port

2

Expansion Port

2

File System

Internal Drives

Btrfs

EXT4

External Drives

Btrfs

EXT4

EXT3

FAT

NTFS

HFS+

exFAT*

Appearance

Size (Height x Width x Depth)

88 mm x 445 mm x 570 mm 

Weight

13.3 kg 

Others

RJ-45 1GbE LAN Port

4 (with Link Aggregation / Failover support)

Wake on LAN/WAN

PCIe Slot for Network Card (See more)

1 x Gen3 x8 slot (white, x8 link)

1 x Gen3 x8 slot (black, x4 link)

System Fan

80 mm x 80 mm x 4 pcs

Fan Speed Mode

Full-Speed Mode

Cool Mode

Quiet Mode

Easy Replacement System Fan

Wireless Support (dongle)

Power Recovery

Noise Level*

40.5 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*

116.7 W (Access) 

60.3 W (HDD Hibernation) 

British Thermal Unit

398.19 BTU/hr (Access) 

205.75 BTU/hr (HDD Hibernation) 

Environment Temperature

Operating Temperature

5C to 35C (40F to 95F)

Storage Temperature

-20C to 60C (-5F to 140F)

Relative Humidity

5% to 95% RH

Certification

FCC Class A

CE Class A

BSMI Class A

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 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: 24.25-25.75C; Humidity: 58.2-61.8%

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 User Accounts

16000

Maximum Groups

512

Maximum Shared Folder

512

Maximum Shared Folder Sync Tasks

16

Maximum Concurrent CIFS/AFP/FTP Connections

1024

Windows Access Control List (ACL) Integration

NFS Kerberos Authentication

High Availability Manager

Log Center

Syslog Events per Second

3000

Virtualization

VMware vSphere 5 with VAAI

VMware vSphere 6 with VAAI

Windows Server 2012

Windows Server 2012 R2

Citrix Ready

Add-on Packages (learn more about the complete add-on package list)

Antivirus by McAfee (Trial)

Central Management System

Cloud Station Server

Maximum Concurrent File Transfers

1024

Maximum Concurrent File Transfers (with RAM expansion)

10000

Docker DSM

Maximum Docker DSM Number (Licenses required)

45 (including 1 Free License) (Learn more)

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 500

Maximum Server Performance

932,000 emails per day, approx. 30.1 GB

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

PetaSpace

Snapshot Replication

Maximum Snapshots per Shared Folder

1024

Maximum Snapshots of all Shared Folder

65536

SpreadSheet

Maximum Simultaneous Editing Users

220

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) 

900 FPS @ 1080p (19201080) 

470 FPS @ 3M (2048x1536) 

250 FPS @ 5M (2591x1944)

Total FPS (MJPEG)*

750 FPS @ 720p (1280x720) 

300 FPS @ 1080p (19201080) 

200 FPS @ 3M (2048x1536) 

160 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 (See more)

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

Quick Installation Guide X 1

Optional Accessories

Camera License Pack

8GB (4GB X 2) ECC RAM Module Kit

16GB (8GB X 2) ECC RAM Module Kit

Expansion Unit: RX1217/RX1217RP X 2

VS360HD

Synology RKS1317 - Rail Kit Sliding

Synology Ethernet Adapter E10G15-F1

 

 

 

 

 

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