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DiskStation DS1517
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DiskStation DS1517

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Overview:

Synology DiskStation DS1517 comes with a quad-core CPU, hardware encryption engine, four built-in Gigabit LAN ports, and is scalable up to 15 drives, providing a cost-effective storage solution for growing businesses. DS1517 is ideal for centralizing data backups, protecting critical assets, and sharing files across different platforms. Synology DS1517 is backed by Synology’s 3-year limited warranty.

  • Scalable quad-core 5-bay storage solution
  • Outstanding reading throughput over 436 MB/s and writing throughput over 449 MB/s
  • Encrypted throughput over 334 MB/s in reading and 269 MB/s in writing
  • Four Gigabit (RJ-45) ports with failover and Link Aggregation support
  • Scalable up to 15 drives with two DX517 expansion units
  • Synology High Availability (SHA) allows for uninterrupted services with seamless transitioning between clustered servers

Optimal Performance & Price

Synology DS1517 is a 5-bay network attached storage solution equipped with a quad-core 1.7 GHz processor, 2GB RAM , and four Gigabit LAN ports, delivering sequential reading throughput over 436 MB/s and writing throughput over 449 MB/s with RAID 5 and all LAN ports link-aggregated. DS1517 is capable of encrypted data throughput up to 334 MB/s in reading and 269 MB/s in writing. DS1517 delivers a reliable and cost-effective storage solution suitable for homes and businesses.

Flexible Scalability

DS1517 can support up to 15 drives with two Synology DX517 expansion units on-the-fly for up to 150 TB raw capacity. You can expand your storage capacity according to the needs of your business with minimal effort.

Comprehensive Business Applications

Powered by the innovative Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM), DS1517 comes fully-equipped with applications and features designed specifically for large-scale businesses:

  • Windows AD and LDAP support allow easy integration with existing business directory services without recreating user accounts.
  • Windows ACL support provides fine-grained access control and efficient privilege settings, allowing DS1517 to fit seamlessly into current infrastructure.
  • Internet file access is simplified by the encrypted FTP server and the web-based file explorer, Synology File Station . HTTPS, firewall, and IP auto-block support ensure file sharing over the Internet is protected with a high level of security.

Effective Sync & Backup Solution

DS1517 can serve as a centralized backup destination, making it easy to create your own private cloud. Cloud Sync keeps your Dropbox, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, Baidu, and Box storages in sync with DS1517 at home. Cloud Station Suite allows you to sync files among multiple devices, including Windows PC, Mac, Linux, and Android/ iOS tablets and phones, effortlessly keeping everything up-to-date. With block-level incremental backup and cross-version deduplication, Synology Hyper Backup provides multi-version backup with optimized storage utilization and allows data backup to multiple destinations–local shared folders, external hard drives, network shared folders, rsync servers, and public cloud services.

24/7 Smart Security Solution

Featuring user-friendly video management tools and an intuitive desktop-like interface, Synology Surveillance Station is a reliable private-security solution that can support multiple IP cameras connected to DS1517. Surveillance Station features optimized live view together with streamlined real-time monitoring. Its powerful analytics, such as motion detection and alert notification, allows you to stay informed of any suspicious activity with triggers sent via SMS, e-mail, and DS cam mobile application.

Reliability & Availability

DS1517 features failover and Link Aggregation support. The built-in four Gigabit LAN ports provide enhanced resiliency against unexpected network or cabling failure. Hot swappable drives minimize system downtime by allowing simplified and rapid drive replacement. Uninterrupted availability is a critical goal for all businesses. Synology High Availability (SHA) ensures a seamless transition between clustered servers in the event of unexpected disasters and ensuring your services remain online. Optional 5-year warranty 3 is available in select regions.

Energy Efficient and Easy Management

Synology DS1517 is designed and developed with energy efficiency in mind. DS1517 consumes only 39.5 W in regular operation. Wake on LAN/WAN and scheduled power on/off can further reduce power consumption and operational cost. With HDD hibernation, hard drives can enter the energy-saving mode automatically when the system has been idle for a specified period of time.

Features:

High capacity, fully-featured powerhouse

DS1517 is a powerful, scalable 5-bay NAS delivering outstanding data transfer rates. Built-in four Gigabit LAN ports enables Link Aggregation and failover functions for maximum performance and service continuity.

Synchronize files across your devices

Cloud Station Suite provides real-time data synchronization across all your devices, such as computers, mobile devices, and other Synology NAS whenever a file is modified. "Intelliversioning" keeps the most important file versions to better utilize storage space.

Cloud Station Sharesync

Cloud Station Sharesync

Cloud Station Drive

Cloud Station Drive

Cloud Station Server

Cloud Station Server

DS Cloud

DS Cloud

Ultimate file management and sharing

File Station is a web-based, fast and secure management tool built to allow easy, drag-and-drop operation without requiring any complex setup on Mac or PC. Advanced search and filtering tools allow for easy organization and sharing of files with just a link. Supports SMB, FTP, AFP, NFS, WebDAV, compatible with any environment.

Ultimate file management and sharing

Real-time collaboration on your private cloud

Office is a collaboration package combining the convenience and usability of public clouds with the data privacy and security guaranteed by private clouds. It allows you to work seamlessly together on documents and spreadsheets in a protected environment.

Real-time collaboration on your private cloud

4K Multimedia Server

Access and stream your favorite 4K content anywhere, anytime. DS418 supports 10-bit 4K H.265 online transcoding via Video Station and DS video, allowing 4K videos to be converted and played on your computers, mobile devices, or other media players that don't support Ultra HD formats.

Easy file access with QuickConnect

Access files on your Synology NAS over the Internet without the hassle of setting up port forwarding rules, DDNS, or other complicated network settings. QuickConnect allows you to connect via a simple customizable address (e.g. https://customID.quickconnect.to), so that you can instantly access media and work files on any Windows/Mac/Linux computer, laptop, or mobile device without additional charge.

Easy file access with QuickConnect

Powered by Synology DSM

Surveillance Station

Surveillance Station

Complete surveillance solution for recording, monitoring, and management.

Desktop Backup

Desktop Backup

Simplified backup solution for your Mac, PC, and mobile devices.

Public Cloud Integration

Public Cloud Integration

Backup and synchronize data easily between your public cloud accounts and your NAS.

DSM UI

DSM UI

Award-winning operating system with an intuitive user interface and powerful capabilities.

Security

Security

Comprehensive built-in security tools are constantly updated to tackle evolving threats and protect your devices.

Multimedia

Multimedia

Complete multimedia solution for management, streaming, and playback.


Product Views:


DS1517 Front View
DS1517 Left View
DS1517 Left Side View
DS1517 Rear View
DS1517 Right Side View
DS1517 Right View

Technical Specifications:


Front View
Rear View
  1. Status indicator
  2. Alert indicator
  3. Drive status indicator
  4. Drive tray lock
  5. Power button and indicator
  6. LAN indicator
  7. Fan
  8. Power port
  9. Kensington Security Slot
  10. eSATA port
  11. USB 3.0 port
  12. 1GbE RJ-45 port
  13. Reset button
Hardware Specifications:
CPU
CPU Model Annapurna Labs Alpine AL-314
CPU Architecture 32-bit
CPU Frequency Quad Core 1.7 GHz
Hardware Encryption Engine
Memory
System Memory 2 GB DDR3L
Storage
Drive Bay(s) 5
Maximum Drive Bays with Expansion Unit 15
Compatible Drive Type
  • 3.5" SATA HDD
  • 2.5" SATA HDD
  • 2.5" SATA SSD
Maximum Internal Raw Capacity 50 TB (10 TB drive x 5) (Capacity may vary by RAID types)
Maximum Raw Capacity with Expansion Units 150 TB (10 TB drive x 15) (Capacity may vary by RAID types)
Maximum Single Volume Size 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
RJ-45 1GbE LAN Port 4 (with Link Aggregation / Failover support)
USB 3.0 Port 2
eSATA Port 2
File System
Internal Drives EXT4
External Drives
  • EXT4
  • EXT3
  • FAT
  • NTFS
  • HFS+
  • exFAT*
Notes
  • exFAT Access is purchased separately in Package Center.
Appearance
Size (Height X Width X Depth) 157 mm x 248 mm x 233 mm 
Weight 4.15 kg
Others
System Fan 80 mm x 80 mm x 2 pcs
Fan Speed Mode
  • Cool Mode
  • Quiet Mode
Brightness adjustable front LED indicators
Power Recovery
Noise Level 22.4 dB(A) 
Scheduled Power On/Off
Wake on LAN/WAN
Power Supply Unit / Adapter 200W
AC Input Power Voltage 100V to 240V AC
Power Frequency 50/60 Hz, Single Phase
Power Consumption 39.5 W (Access) 
18.2 W (HDD Hibernation) 
British Thermal Unit 134.78 BTU/hr (Access) 
62.10 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
Other
Certification
  • FCC Class B
  • CE Class B
  • BSMI Class B
Warranty 3 Years Hardware Warranty
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%
General DSM Specifications:
Networking protocol SMB, AFP, NFS, FTP, WebDAV, CalDAV, iSCSI, Telnet, SSH, SNMP, VPN (PPTP, OpenVPN , L2TP)
File system
  • Internal: ext4
  • External: ext4, ext3, FAT, NTFS, HFS+, exFAT4
Supported RAID type Synology Hybrid RAID (SHR), Basic, JBOD, RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 6, RAID 10
Storage management
  • Maximum single volume size: 108 TB
  • Maximum internal volume: 256
  • Maximum iSCSI target: 32
  • Maximum iSCSI LUN: 256
  • iSCSI LUN clone/snapshot support
SSD cache SSD read-write cache support
File sharing capability
  • Maximum user account: 2048
  • Maximum group: 256
  • Maximum shared folder: 256
  • Maximum concurrent CIFS/AFP/FTP/File Station connection: 512
Privilege Windows Access Control List (ACL), application privilege
Directory service Windows AD Integration: Domain Users login via Samba (CIFS)/AFP/FTP/File Station, LDAP integration
Security Firewall, encrypted shared folder, SMB encryption, FTP over SSL/TLS, SFTP, rsync over SSH, login auto block, Let's Encrypt support, HTTPS (Customizable cipher suite)
Supported client Windows 7 and 10, Mac OS X 10.10 onwards
Supported browser Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer: 9 onwards, Safari 8 onwards, Safari (iOS 7 onwards on iPad), Chrome (Android 4.0 onwards on tablets)
Language English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Dansk, Norsk, Svensk, Nederlands, Русский, Polski, Magyar, Português do Brasil, Português Europeu, Türkçe, Český
Packages and Applications:
File Station Virtual drive, remote folder, Windows ACL editor, compress/extract archived files, bandwidth control for specific users or groups, create sharing links, transfer logs
FTP Server Bandwidth control for TCP connections, custom FTP passive port range, anonymous FTP, FTP SSL/TLS and SFTP protocols, boot over the network with TFTP and PXE support, transfer logs
Universal Search Offer global search into applications and files
Hyper Backup Support local backup, network backup, and backup data to public clouds
Active Backup for Server Centralize data backup for Windows and Linux servers without client installation
Backup tools DSM configuration backup, macOS Time Machine support, Cloud Station Backup
Shared folder sync - maximum tasks: 4
Cloud Station Suite Sync data between multiple platforms by installing the client utilities on Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and iOS devices, while retaining up to 32 historical versions of files
Maximum concurrent file transfers: 512
Cloud Sync One or two-way synchronization with public cloud storage providers including Amazon Drive, Amazon S3-compatible storage, Baidu cloud, Box, Dropbox, Google Cloud Storage, Google Drive, hubiC, MegaDisk, Microsoft OneDrive, OpenStack Swift-compatible storage, WebDAV servers, Yandex Disk
Surveillance Station Maximum IP cameras: 30 (total of 900 FPS at 720p, H.264) (includes two free camera licenses; additional cameras require the purchasing of additional licenses)
High Availability Manager Reduce service downtime by setting up two identical NAS into one high-availability cluster
VPN Server Maximum connection: 15, supported VPN protocol: PPTP, OpenVPN, L2TP/IPSec
Mail Server Supported Mail Server protocol: POP3, SMTP, IMAP, support LDAP/AD account
Mail Station Webmail interface for Mail Server to receive emails from multiple POP3 mailboxes, customizable SMTP server
Collaboration tools
  • Chat maximum users: 150
  • Office maximum users: 150, maximum simultaneous editing users: 40
  • Calendar: support CalDAV and access via mobile devices
Note Station Rich-text note organization with versioning, encryption, sharing, media embedding and attachments
Storage Analyzer Volume and quota usage, total size of files, volume usage and trends based on past usage, size of shared folders, largest/most/least frequently modified files
Security Advisor Malware detection/removal, user account/password, network, system-related security scan
Antivirus Essential Full system scan, scheduled scan, white list customization, virus definition auto update
Download Station Supported Download Protocols: BT, HTTP, FTP, NZB, eMule, Thunder, FlashGet, QQDL
Maximum concurrent download tasks: 50
Web Station Virtual host (up to 30 websites), PHP/MariaDB, 3rd-party applications support
Other packages Video Station, Photo Station, Audio Station, DNS Server, RADIUS Server, iTunes Server, Log Center, additional 3rd-party packages are available on Package Center
iOS/Android applications DS audio, DS cam, DS cloud, DS file, DS finder, DS get, DS note, DS photo, DS video
Windows Phone applications DS audio, DS file, DS finder, DS get, DS photo, DS video
Environment & Packaging:
Environment RoHS Compliant
Packaging Content
  • DS1517 main unit x 1
  • Quick Installation Guide x 1
  • Accessory pack x 1
  • AC power adapter x 1
  • RJ-45 LAN cable x 2
Optional Accessories
  • Synology Expansion Unit DX517
  • Synology VS360HD
  • Surveillance Device License Pack

*Model specifications are subject to change without notice. Please refer to www.synology.com for the latest information.
1 Performance figures may vary depending on environment, usage, and configuration.
2 DS1517 supports up to two Synology DX517, sold separately.
3 5-year warranty is available as an optional bundle with EW201, 2-year Extended Warranty service add-on. Visit https://www.synology.com/en-global/products/Extended_Warranty for more information on availability.
4 exFAT Access is purchased separately in Package Center.

Performance:

5-bay to 12-bay NAS

Synology strives to enhance the performance of our NAS with every software update, even long after a product is launched. For enterprises and users that demand uncompromising performance from their servers, check the figures below to find the most suitable choice.

Aggregated 10GbE SMB - Sequential Throughput (64KB)

Model DS1817+ (8GB) DS1817+ (2GB) DS1517+ (8GB) DS1517+ (2GB) DS1817
Read 1179.13 1080.24 1165.08 1069.65 1577.61
Write 542.73 436.34 527.99 432.58 739.75

Aggregated 10GbE SMB - Sequential Throughput (64KB)

10GbE iSCSI - Random IOPS (4KB)

Model DS1817+ (8GB) DS1817+ (2GB) DS1517+ (8GB) DS1517+ (2GB) DS1817
Read 28376.48 27509.97 27628.06 27185.71 27442.57
Write 24874.58 22580.64 19172.68 19975.26 12496.52

10GbE iSCSI - Random IOPS (4KB)

1GbE SMB - Sequential Throughput (64KB)

Model RS2416(RP)+ DS2415+ DS1817+ (2GB) DS1517+ (2GB) DS1817 DS1517
Read 450.08 449.74 450.19 427.81 442.15 436.32
Write 400.46 396.19 400.93 384.7 405.8 449.69

1GbE SMB - Sequential Throughput (64KB)

Aggregated 1GbE SMB - Sequential Throughput via Encrypted Shared Folder (64KB)

Model RS2416(RP)+ DS2415+ DS1817+ (2GB) DS1517+ (2GB) DS1817 DS1517
Read 427.49 425.5 425.12 411.09 344.22 334.16
Write 267.4 266.31 270.34 260.87 261.08 269.31

Aggregated 1GbE SMB - Sequential Throughput via Encrypted Shared Folder (64KB)

1GbE SMB - Windows File Transfer (3GB file x 1)

Model RS2416(RP)+ DS2415+ DS1817+ (2GB) DS1517+ (2GB) DS1817 DS1517
Windows Download 112.53 112.7 112.14 112.32 111.13 111.2
Windows Upload 111.51 111.72 111.72 111.59 110.39 110.39

1GbE SMB - Windows File Transfer (3GB file x 1)

1GbE SMB - Windows File Transfer (1MB file x 3000)

Model RS2416(RP)+ DS2415+ DS1817+ (2GB) DS1517+ (2GB) DS1817 DS1517
Windows Download 82.06 82.46 85.83 86.49 88.3 87.82
Windows Upload 63.08 62.55 64.54 63.86 66.2 66.71

1GbE SMB - Windows File Transfer (1MB file x 3000)

1GbE SMB - Windows File Transfer via Encrypted Shared Folder (3GB file x 1)

Model RS2416(RP)+ DS2415+ DS1817+ (2GB) DS1517+ (2GB) DS1817 DS1517
Windows Download 111.54 111.62 112.36 112.43 111.32 110.55
Windows Upload 106.39 106.06 108.7 108.9 99.93 99.51

1GbE SMB - Windows File Transfer via Encrypted Shared Folder (3GB file x 1)

1GbE SMB - Windows File Transfer via Encrypted Shared Folder (1MB file x 3000)

Model RS2416(RP)+ DS2415+ DS1817+ (2GB) DS1517+ (2GB) DS1817 DS1517
Windows Download 79.01 79.64 80.87 81.11 81.3 78.47
Windows Upload 40.73 40.89 41.58 41.64 42.01 41.87

1GbE SMB - Windows File Transfer via Encrypted Shared Folder (1MB file x 3000)

1GbE AFP - Mac File Transfer (3GB file x 1)

Model RS2416(RP)+ DS2415+ DS1817+ (2GB) DS1517+ (2GB) DS1817 DS1517
AFP Download 93.47 94.64 93.82 94.43 93.28 94.99
AFP Upload 92.91 92.96 93.23 92.86 92.48 94.91

1GbE AFP - Mac File Transfer (3GB file x 1)

1GbE AFP - Mac File Transfer (1MB file x 3000)

Model RS2416(RP)+ DS2415+ DS1817+ (2GB) DS1517+ (2GB) DS1817 DS1517
AFP Download 67.05 67.99 68.88 69.88 57.98 51.2
AFP Upload 54.23 55.37 55.81 55.98 64.67 57.12

1GbE AFP - Mac File Transfer (1MB file x 3000)

1GbE Web Server - HTML Response Efficiency

Model RS2416(RP)+ DS2415+ DS1817+ (2GB) DS1517+ (2GB) DS1817 DS1517
Responses per second 51013.37 51261.25 51474.37 51183.08 40548.71 38497.32

1GbE Web Server - HTML Response Efficiency

1GbE Web Server - PHP Response Efficiency

Model RS2416(RP)+ DS2415+ DS1817+ (2GB) DS1517+ (2GB) DS1817 DS1517
Responses per second 10773.23 10801.16 10670.82 10785.98 9920.56 9897.51

1GbE Web Server - PHP Response Efficiency

NAS:

  • Operating System: DSM 6.1
  • Volume Type: RAID 5
  • Drives:
    • DS1817+, DS1517+, DS1817: Fully loaded with Intel 535 Series 240GB SSDSC2BW240H6 SSD (10GbE network environments) / Seagate ST6000VN0001 6TB HDD (1GbE network environments)
    • Other models: Fully loaded with Seagate ST6000VN0001 6TB HDD
  • File System:
    • EXT4: DS1817, DS1517
    • Btrfs: RS2416(RP)+, DS1817+, DS1517+, DS2415+
  • Aggregated 10GbE SMB and 10GbE iSCSI Network Environments:
    • DS1817+, DS1517+: 2 x 10GbE ports (1 x Intel X520-DA2 NIC); MTU 9000; connected to client PCs via Juniper QFX5100-48S-AFO switch
    • DS1817: 2 x 10GbE ports (built-in); MTU 9000; connected to client PCs via Netgear M4300-24X24F switch
  • 1GbE Network Environments:
    • For models with single 1GbE LAN port: MTU 1500; connected to 1 client PC via HP 2530-48G switch
    • For models with multiple 1GbE LAN ports: Link Aggregation is enabled for Sequential Throughput tests; MTU 1500; connected to client PCs via HP 2530-48G switch

Client PC:

  • Aggregated 10GbE SMB and 10GbE iSCSI Network Environments: Intel Core i7-4790 3.60GHz; 4GB DDR3-1600; Intel X520-DA2 NIC; MTU 9000; Windows 7 64 bit
  • 1GbE SMB Network Environments:
    • For NAS models with single 1GbE LAN port: Intel Core i7-3770 3.40GHz; 32GB DDR3-1866; RAMdisk with 14GB source partition and 14GB target partition; Intel Gigabit CT; MTU 1500; Windows 7 64-bit
    • For NAS models with multiple 1GbE LAN ports: Intel Core i7-3770 3.40GHz; 4GB DDR3-1600; Intel 520 (120GB) SSD x 2; striped volume; Intel Gigabit CT; MTU 1500; Windows 7 64-bit
  • IOMeter setting for Sequential Throughput tests: Continuously read from/write to a single 16GB file (10GbE network environments) / 8GB file (1GbE network environments) for 3 minutes; Block size: 64KB for SMB, 4KB for IOPS and iSCSI
  • 1GbE Web Server Network Environment:
    • Intel Core i7-6700 3.40GHz; 16GB DDR4-2133; Intel Gigabit CT; MTU 1500; Ubuntu 16.04
    • (html) wrk -t 8 -c [10-250] -d 60s -H "Host: benchmark" http://DS_IP/index.html
    • (php) wrk -t 8 -c [10-250] -d 60s -H "Host: benchmark"http://DS_IP/echo.php
  • 1GbE AFP Network Environment: Mac Mini; 2.3GHz 4 core Intel Core i7; 16GB DDR3-1600; RAMdisk with 7GB source partition and 4GB target partition; MTU 1500; OSX 10.9

Special Note:

  • Performance figures are achieved in the Synology lab by using very powerful client computers with optimized network settings, and could vary in different environments. Regular office desktop or notebook computers may not be able to reproduce these figures.

Documentation:

Download the Synology DiskStation DS1517 Datasheet  (PDF).

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