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DiskStation DS3018xs
Powerful 6-bay NAS designed for work-intensive businesses

DiskStation DS3018xs

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Overview:

Synology DiskStation DS3018xs provides a reliable and powerful network attached storage solution for small and medium businesses. As the storage can be supercharged with the optional M.2 SSD adapter card for dual SSD as cache, it is the ideal solution for simplifying data management and planning virtualization deployment. Synology DS3018xs is backed with Synology’s 5-year limited warranty.

  • Powerful 6-bay NAS optimized for dataintensive applications in small and medium business
  • Ultra-high performance of over 2,231 MB/s sequential reading and 265,000 sequential IOPS reading
  • Dual-core CPU with AES-NI and 8GB (up to 32GB) DDR4 ECC SO-DIMM RAM
  • PCIe 3.0 slot for optional 10GbE add-on card or M2D17 adapter card3 for dual M.2 SSD as cache
  • Four built-in 1GbE (RJ-45) ports supporting failover and Link Aggregation
  • Scalable up to 30 drives with two DX1215 expansion units
  • Advanced Btrfs file system offering 65,000 system-wide snapshots and 1,024 snapshots per shared folder
  • Backed with SRS, Synology's nextbusiness-day replacement service

Ultra-High Performance

Synology DS3018xs is a brand new 6-bay network attached storage solution with exceptional performance and flexible scalability. It can be installed with an optional 10GbE network card, thereby delivering over 2,231 MB/s sequential reading and 265,000 sequential read IOPS under a RAID 5 configuration in a 10GbE environment1. DS3018xs is powered by a dual-core 2.2 GHz processor with a boost frequency of 2.6 GHz and backed by 8GB RAM, which is expandable up to 32GB.

DS3018xs supports up to 30 drives with two Synology DX12152 expansion units, allowing you to start small and easily scale up on demand. In addition to 10GbE add-on cards, which can upgrade the network capacity of DS3018xs, the PCIe slot also supports the optional PCIe M.2 SSD adapter card M2D173 for dual M.2 SSD slots to function as SSD cache for greatly enhanced storage performance without using the 3.5" drive bays.

Comprehensive Business Applications

Powered by the innovative Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM), DS3018xs comes fully-equipped with applications and features designed specifically for large-scale businesses:

  • Windows AD and LDAP support allows easy integration with existing business directory services without recreating user accounts.
  • Windows ACL support provides fine-grained access control and efficient privilege settings, allowing DS3018xs 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.
  • Application Privileges controls access to applications and packages based on each individual account, user group, or IP address.
  • MailPlus allows your business to set up a secure, reliable, and private mail server while giving your employees a modern mail client for receiving and sending messages.
  • With Synology Office, Calendar and Chat, the powerful Collaboration Suite allows secure and efficient private communications as well as content organization that your business can easily manage and control.

Virtualization Solutions

Synology’s Virtual Machine Manager opens up abundant possibilities, allowing you to set up and run various virtual machines, including Windows, Linux, and Virtual DSM. You can also test new software versions in a sandbox environment, isolate your customers' machines, and increase the flexibility of your DS3018xs without spending extra cost for deployment and maintenance.

Synology iSCSI storage fully supports most virtualization solutions to enhance work efficiency with easy management interface. VMware vSphere™ 6.5 and VAAI integration helps offload storage operations and optimizes computation efficiency. Windows Offloaded Data Transfer (ODX) speeds up data transfer and migration rate, while OpenStack Cinder support turns your Synology NAS into a block-based storage component.

Reliability, Availability & Disaster Recovery

System reliability is of paramount importance to businesses which depend upon their commercial servers every day. DS3018xs responds to these concerns with wide-ranging availability and redundancy features:

  • Synology High Availability ensures seamless transition between clustered servers and that your services remain online in the event of unexpected disasters.
  • Snapshot Replication provides schedulable, near-instantaneous data protection, ensuring business documents in shared folders, virtual machines in iSCSI LUNs, or dockerized application data remain safe and available when disasters happen.
  • Redundant system fans and network ports with failover support ensure continual service uptime.

Features:

High-performance NAS server with scaling flexibility

Powered by a dual-core processor with AES-NI hardware encryption engine, Synology DiskStation DS3018xs is a brand new 6-bay NAS that comes with a PCIe slot and can be installed with a 10GbE network interface card or a dual M.2 SSD adapter card. SSD cache support enhances network speeds and boosts performance, allowing DS3018xs to meet data-intensive requirements.

Supercharge your storage with speedy performance

Equipped with dual-channel memory and a PCIe slot, DS3018xs supports installing the dual M.2 SSD adapter card, M2D17, or the 10GbE NIC, for high-IOPS system cache and ultra-fast data transmission respectively.

SSD

SSD

Dual M.2 SATA SSD slot, compatible with 2280/2260/2242 form factors

10GbE

10GbE

10GbE network capacity for bandwidth intensive environments

Note: M2D17 and 10GbE Network adapter card need to be purchased separately.

Next-generation file system for better data protection

The 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/User Quota System provides comprehensive quota control on all user accounts and shared folders
  • Snapshot Replication provides schedulable and storage capacity-saving data protection with 1,024 shared folder backups and 65,000 system-wide snapshots
  • File or folder level data restoration makes data recovery fast and flexible
  • Automatic file self-healing detects and recovers corrupted files without user intervention

Fully certified storage virtualization solutions

Synology 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.


VMwave Ready
Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2012 R2
Citrix Ready
Openstack

Digital asset protection

Powered by Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM), Synology NAS offers advanced security measures to protect against sudden data loss and potential security holes.

  • Security Advisor
    Analyzes system settings, password strength, network preferences, and removes any possible malware.
  • AppArmor
    A kernel-level enhancement that blocks malicious programs from accessing unauthorized system resources.
  • AES 256-bit encryption
    Encrypt shared folders and network data transmission to keep data from unauthorized access.
  • 2-step verification
    Prevent others from logging in to your DSM by generating a one-time password (OTP) on your mobile device.
  • Trust Level
    Customize the trust level in Package Center to avoid installing packages from untrusted sources, safeguarding your NAS from unknown or tampered package files.
Digital asset protection



5 year warranty

Synology's 5-year limited warranty provides hardware replacement and technical support via email and telephone services, maximizing your enterprises' return on investment.

5 year warranty


Powered by Synology DSM

CMS

CMS

Manage multiple Synology NAS servers simultaneously on a centralized interface to increase business efficiency.

MailPlus

MailPlus

Secure, reliable, and private mail server solution with an intuitive and modern mail client.

Synology High Availability

Synology High Availability

Ensures seamless service transition between clustered servers in the event of a server failure.

Collaboration Suite

Office

Collaborate together on spreadsheets and documents on your own private cloud.

Snapshot Replication

Snapshot Replication

Provides schedulable and instantaneous data protection for shared folders and virtual machines on iSCSI LUNs in the event of disaster.

Security

Security

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


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DS3018xs Front View
DS3018xs Left View
DS3018xs Left Side View
DS3018xs Rear View
DS3018xs Right Side View
DS3018xs 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. USB 3.0 port
  8. Fan
  9. Power port
  10. Kensington Security Slot
  11. Expansion port
  12. 1GbE RJ-45 port
  13. PCIe 3.0 slot
  14. USB 3.0 port
  15. Reset button
Hardware Specifications:
CPU
CPU Model Intel Pentium D1508
CPU Architecture 64-bit
CPU Frequency Dual Core 2.2 GHz 2.2 (base) / 2.6 (turbo) GHz
Hardware Encryption Engine (AES-NI)
Memory
System Memory 8 GB DDR4 ECC SO-DIMM
Memory Module Pre-installed 8GB (1 x 8GB)
Total Memory Slots 2
Memory Expandable up to 32 GB (16 GB x 2)
Storage
Drive Bay(s) 6
Maximum Drive Bays with Expansion Unit 30
Compatible Drive Type
  • 3.5" SATA HDD
  • 2.5" SATA HDD
  • 2.5" SATA SSD
Maximum Internal Raw Capacity 60 TB (10 TB drive x 6) (Capacity may vary by RAID types)
Maximum Raw Capacity with Expansion Units 300 TB (10 TB drive x 30) (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.
  • The maximum single volume size is not directly related to the maximum raw capacity.
  • Expansion of the internal volume is only supported if the combined single volume size does not exceed the maximum limit of 108TB or 200TB if upgraded to 32GB RAM or more.
External Ports
RJ-45 1GbE LAN Port 4 (with Link Aggregation / Failover support)
USB 3.0 Port 3
Expansion Port 2
PCIe
PCIe Expansion 1 x Gen3 x8 slot (x8 link)
Add-in-card support
  • M2D17 - Dual M.2 SSD adapter card for SSD cache
  • PCIe Network Interface Card
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) 166 mm x 282 mm x 243 mm
Weight 5.2 kg
Others
System Fan 92 mm x 92 mm x 2 pcs
Fan Speed Mode
  • Full-Speed Mode
  • Cool Mode
  • Quiet Mode
Easy Replacement System Fan
Brightness adjustable front LED indicators
Power Recovery
Noise Level* 25.5 dB(A)
Scheduled Power On/Off
Wake on LAN/WAN
Power Supply Unit / Adapter 250W
AC Input Power Voltage 100V to 240V AC
Power Frequency 50/60 Hz, Single Phase
Power Consumption* 126.89 W (Access) 
56.92 W (HDD Hibernation)
British Thermal Unit 433.27 BTU/hr (Access) 
194.35 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 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: 24.25-25.75˚C; Humidity: 58.2-61.8%
DSM Specifications:
Networking protocol SMB, AFP, NFS, FTP, WebDAV, CalDAV, iSCSI, Telnet, SSH, SNMP, VPN (PPTP, OpenVPN, L2TP)
File system
  • Internal: Btrfs, ext4
  • External: Btrfs, ext4, ext3, FAT, NTFS, HFS+, exFAT4
Supported RAID type RAID Group, Basic, JBOD, RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 6, RAID 10, RAID F1
Storage management
  • Maximum single volume size: 108TB
  • Maximum internal volume: 1,024
  • Maximum iSCSI target: 64
  • Maximum iSCSI LUN: 512
  • iSCSI LUN clone/snapshot support
SSD cache
  • Read-write cache support
  • M.2 SATA SSD support
File sharing capability
  • Maximum local user account: 16,000
  • Maximum local group: 512
  • Maximum shared folder: 512
  • Maximum concurrent SMB/NFS/AFP/FTP connection: 2,000
Privilege Windows Access Control List (ACL), application privilege
Virtualization VMware vSphere 6, Microsoft Hyper-V, Citrix, OpenStack
Directory service Windows AD integration: Domain users login via SMB/NFS/AFP/FTP/File Station, LDAP integration
Security Firewall, Encryption 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 onward, Mac OS X 10.11 onwards
Supported browser Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer 10 onwards, Safari 10 onwards; Safari (iOS 10 onwards), Chrome (Android 6.0 onwards) on tablets
Interface 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, compressing/extracting archived files, bandwidth control for specific users or groups, creating sharing links, transfer logs
FTP Server Bandwidth control for TCP connections, custom FTP passive port range, anonymous FTP, FTP SSL/TLS and SFTP protocol, 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 tool DSM configuration backup, macOS Time Machine support, Cloud Station Backup
Shared folder sync - maximum task number: 16
Cloud Station Suite Sync your 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 transfer: 2,000
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 camera: 75 (total of 2,250 FPS at 720p, H.264) (Includes two free camera licenses; additional cameras require the purchasing of additional licenses)
Virtual Machine Manager Deploy and run various virtual machines on Synology NAS, including Windows, Linux, or Virtual DSM
High Availability Manager Reduce service downtime by setting up two identical NAS into one high-availability cluster
Snapshot Replication
  • Maximum of replications: 64
  • Maximum of shared folder snapshots: 1,024
  • Maximum of system snapshots: 65,536
Active Directory Server Provide a flexible and cost-effective domain controller solution
CMS Provide a single interface to manage and monitor multiple Synology NAS
VPN Server Maximum connection: 30, supported VPN protocol: PPTP, OpenVPN, L2TP/IPSec
MailPlus Server Secure, reliable, and private mail solution with high-availability, load balancing, security and filtering design (Includes 5 free email account licenses; additional accounts require the purchasing of additional licenses)
MailPlus Intuitive webmail interface for MailPlus Server, customizable mail labels, filters, and user interface
Collaboration Suite
  • Chat maximum user: 2,000
  • Office maximum user: 400, maximum simultaneous editing user: 80
  • Calendar: support CalDAV and access via mobile devices
Note Station Rich-text note organization and 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 task: 80
Web Station Virtual host (up to 30 websites), PHP / MariaDB, third-party applications support
Other packages Video Station, Photo Station, Audio Station, DNS Server, RADIUS Server, iTunes Server, Log Center, third-party packages 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, MailPlus
Windows Phone applications DS audio, DS file, DS finder, DS get, DS photo, DS video
Environment & Packaging:
Environment RoHS Compliant
Packaging Content
  • DS3018xs main unit x 1
  • Quick Installation Guide x 1
  • Accessory pack x 1
  • AC power cord x 1
  • RJ-45 LAN cable x 2
Optional Accessories
  • 16 GB DDR4-2133 ECC SO-DIMM (RAMEC2133DDR4SO-16G)
  • Synology E10G17-F2 / E10G15-F1 10Gbps Ethernet adapters
  • Synology M2D17 M.2 SSD adapter card
  • Synology Expansion Unit DX1215
  • Synology VS360HD
  • Surveillance Device License Pack
  • MailPlus 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 DS3018xs supports up to two Synology DX1215, sold separately.
2 DS3018xs supports dual M.2 SSD through M2D17 adapter card, sold separately.
3 exFAT Access is purchased separately in Package Center

Performance:

XS(+) Series

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 RC18015xs+ RS18017xs+ RS4017xs+ RS3617xs+ RS3617RPxs RS3617xs DS3617xs DS3018xs
Read 2153.26 4871.75 5959.87 5293.29 3914.71 3011.78 2358.6 2231.45
Write 1646.98 2077.93 2494.28 2062.35 1909.8 1634.64 1923.5 878.64

Aggregated 10GbE SMB - Sequential Throughput (64KB)

Aggregated 10GbE SMB - Sequential Throughput via Encrypted Shared Folder (64KB)

Model RC18015xs+ RS18017xs+ RS4017xs+ RS3617xs+ RS3617RPxs RS3617xs DS3617xs DS3018xs
Read 2140.52 3154.22 3550.04 3040.51 2384.06 2165.94 2198.39 1308.42
Write 1165.17 1581 1892.7 1603.86 1177.12 1157.94 1129.36 544.49

Aggregated 10GbE SMB - Sequential Throughput via Encrypted Shared Folder (64KB)

Aggregated 10GbE SMB - Sequential IOPS (4KB)

Model RC18015xs+ RS18017xs+ RS4017xs+ RS3617xs+ RS3617RPxs RS3617xs DS3617xs DS3018xs
Read 339248.25 677184.62 844590.31 693865.69 491753.22 334383.03 450188.62 265013.31
Write 222354.08 386948.28 487332.22 408227.22 285828.44 220133.81 277429.56 136649.5

Aggregated 10GbE SMB - Sequential IOPS (4KB)

Aggregated 10GbE SMB - Random IOPS (4KB)

Model RC18015xs+ RS18017xs+ RS4017xs+ RS3617xs+ RS3617RPxs RS3617xs DS3617xs DS3018xs
Read 122037.35 188257.09 224750.75 175939.66 123905.24 112116.19 121069.69 63283.13
Write 49430.67 75536.17 70285.04 68485.04 65774.18 47137.35 65832.91 42229.71

Aggregated 10GbE SMB - Random IOPS (4KB)

10GbE iSCSI - Random IOPS (4KB)

Model RC18015xs+ RS18017xs+ RS4017xs+ RS3617xs+ RS3617RPxs RS3617xs DS3617xs DS3018xs
Read 152559.09 204686.62 252087.59 198761.78 143549.44 146113.95 141099.25 100753.34
Write 77043.49 82728.79 94094 82147.87 75815.4 84760.06 71464.02 37810.4

10GbE iSCSI - Random IOPS (4KB)

1GbE Web Server - HTML Response Efficiency

Model RC18015xs+ RS18017xs+ RS4017xs+ RS3617xs+ RS3617RPxs RS3617xs DS3617xs DS3018xs
Responses per second 206844.45 206230.02 206829.64 206029.56 203557.34 207195.69 203230.31 154099.02

1GbE Web Server - HTML Response Efficiency

1GbE Web Server - PHP Response Efficiency

Model RC18015xs+ RS18017xs+ RS4017xs+ RS3617xs+ RS3617RPxs RS3617xs DS3617xs DS3018xs
Responses per second 59770.68 82017.29 94612.93 82507.9 60403.53 59953.64 57127.87 31322.65

1GbE Web Server - PHP Response Efficiency

NAS:

  • Operating System: DSM 6.1
  • Volume Type: RAID 5
  • Drives:
    • RC18015xs+ with RXD1215sas, RS18017xs+: Fully loaded with HGST HUSMH8020BSS200 SAS SSD
    • DS3018xs: Fully loaded with Intel DC S3710 series 800GB SSDSC2BA800G4 SATA SSD
    • Other models: Fully loaded with Intel 535 series 240GB SSDSC2BW240H6 SSD
  • Memory:
    • RS18017xs+: 32GB DDR4 ECC RDIMM (16GB x 2)
    • RS4017xs+, RS3617xs+, RS3617RPxs: 16GB DDR4 ECC UDIMM (8GB x 2)
    • DS3018xs: 32GB DDR4 ECC SO-DIMM (16GB x 2)
    • Other models: System default capacity
  • File System: Btrfs
  • Aggregated 10GbE SMB and 10GbE iSCSI network environment:
    • RS18017xs+, RS4017xs+, RS3617xs+: 6 x 10GbE ports (built-in 10GbE ports + 2 x Intel X540-T2 NIC); MTU 9000; connected to client PCs via Netgear M4300-24X24F switch
    • RS3617RPxs, RS3617xs: 4 x 10GbE ports (2 x Intel X520-DA2 NIC); MTU 9000; connected to client PCs via Juniper QFX5100-48S-AFO switch
    • RC18015xs+, DS3617xs, DS3018xs: 2 x 10GbE ports (1 x Intel X520-DA2 NIC); MTU 9000; connected to client PCs via Juniper QFX5100-48S-AFO switch

Client PC:

  • For RS18017xs+, RS4017xs+, RS3617xs+: Intel Core i7-4790 3.60GHz; 4GB DDR3-1600; Synology E10G17-F2 NIC; MTU 9000; Windows 7 64 bit
  • For other models: Intel Core i7-4790 3.60GHz; 4GB DDR3-1600; Intel X520-DA2 NIC; MTU 9000; Windows 7 64 bit
  • IOMeter configuration: Continuously read from/write to a single 16GB file 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

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 DS3018xs Datasheet  (PDF).

Pricing Notes:

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