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Synology RackStation RS217

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Overview:

Synology RackStation RS217 is a compact and cost effective 2-bay rackmount NAS with outstanding performance, providing a smart entry into rack-level storage for small, growing businesses to effectively manage, share and sync data. Powered by the award winning DSM software, the RS217 is ready to take your business to the next level. Synology RS217 is backed with Synology’s 3-year limited warranty.

  • Compact 2-bay rackmount NAS for your small office or business
  • Encryption performance improved by 214% to 113.09 MB/s in reading and 67.68 MB/s in writing
  • Outstanding performance at 210.87 MB/s in reading and 127.51 MB/s in writing
  • Dual-core CPU with hardware encryption engine
  • Dual 1GbE LAN with failover and Link Aggregation support
  • 12-inch depth to fit in 2-Post Rack & Wall Mount Rack
  • Features SuperSpeed USB3.0 and eSATA ports for fast data transmission
  • Hot-swappable hard drive tray design
  • High endurance design allowing for operating temperatures up to 50°C (122°F)

Excellent Price/Performance Ratio

Synology RS217 is an affordable and reliable solution for a small office or business. Powered by a fast, Marvell ARMADA dual core processor, Synology RS217 is designed to maximize performance, enabling higher efficiency and cost effectiveness. Synology RS217 delivers an average of over 127.51 MB/s in writing speed under RAID 1 configuration in a Windows environment, and over 210.87 MB/s in reading, making it one of the best values in 2-bay rackmount NAS devices available today.

Designed for reliability, RS217 comes with dual Gigabit LAN failover support to ensure continual network service in case of LAN failure. The hot-swappable drive tray design allows for easy installation and maintenance for both 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch HDDs without any additional tools. The hard drive tray lock further secures your hard drives from unauthorized or accidental withdrawal. To ensure scalability, RS217 provides an eSATA and two USB 3.0 ports in the back, along with one USB 2.0 port on the front for convenient access.

Compact 12-inch Depth

Synology RS217, a 1U 2-bay rackmount NAS server with a depth of only 12 inches, offers an affordable and comprehensive solution for both industrial standard environments and smaller server rooms with limited space. Its compact size fits perfectly into a 2-position rack and wall mount rack without the need for an additional rail kit. It is also resilient enough to withstand an operating temperature of up to 50°C/122°F, offering high reliability under extreme conditions. The improved fan design keeps Synology RS217’s fan spinning at a very low speed, ensuring peace and quiet in the work environment at just 25.8dB(a).

Comprehensive Office Applications

With Synology RS217 and its rich business applications, you can boost personal productivity and more importantly, work more efficiently. SpreadSheet allows you to create, edit and simultaneously collaborate on a spreadsheet with multiple users on any browser, and share it with a specific group of people effortlessly. VPN Server offers an easy VPN solution, providing a secure way of connecting to a private LAN from a remote location. RADIUS Server strengthens network security by overseeing wireless access authentication via the RADIUS (Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service) networking protocol. Surveillance Station offers a centralized interface to manage IP cameras deployed in your office or home, allowing users traveling miles away to safeguard their personal environment by watching live views, recording events, and taking snapshots with a computer or iOS/Android device.

Cross-Platform File Sharing and Data Synchronization

Synology RS217 supports comprehensive network protocols, ensuring a seamless file sharing experience across Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms. Windows AD and LDAP integration allow RS217 to fit quickly and effortlessly into any existing network environment without the necessity to recreate user accounts. Cloud Sync keeps your Dropbox, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, Baidu and Box storages in sync with your Synology NAS at home. The Cloud Station Suite allows you to sync files among multiple devices — Windows PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android tablets/phones — effortlessly keeping everything up-to-date. All file sharing over the Internet is protected at a high security level with the HTTPS, firewall, and IP auto-block mechanisms supported by RS217.

Easy and Smart Backup Solutions

With block-level incremental backup and cross-version deduplication, Synology Hyper Backup provides multi-version backup with optimized storage utilization and allows multiple backup destinations to local shared folders, external hard drives, network shared folders, rsync servers, and public cloud services. Hyper Backup Vault provides an overview of all the backup history and storage consumption of each backup task.

Anywhere/Anytime Availability

QuickConnect and EZ-Internet configure your RS217 to be accessed over the Internet with minimal effort. Multimedia content is easily accessible via Synology’s popular mobile apps like DS photo, DS audio, and DS video. Other apps, like DS get, DS file, and DS cloud, allow file download/access/synchronization from anywhere at anytime.

Energy Efficient and Easy Management Design

Synology RS217 is designed and developed with energy efficiency in mind. Compared with its other rackmount storage server counterparts, RS217 consumes only 21.25W in regular operation. The support of Wake on LAN/WAN and scheduled power on and off can further reduce power consumption and operation cost. HDD hibernation can be configured to take effect automatically when the system has been inactive for a specified period of time. This not only saves energy but also extends the lifespan of the hard disks.

All Synology products are produced with RoHS compliant parts and packed with recyclable packing materials. Synology acknowledges its responsibility as a global citizen to continually work to reduce the environmental impact of every product produced.

Features:

Powerful centralized storage solution

Synology RackStation RS217 is a 2-bay rackmount NAS powered by a dual-core CPU with hardware encryption engine and comes with dual 1GbE LAN ports, providing excellent network performance and rich business features.

Less than 12 inches in depth

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

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


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

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.

All-in-one server

All-in-one server

Save additional investment by integrating various network services, web/mail services, management applications into your NAS.


Product Views:


RS217 Front View
RS217 Left View
RS217 Left Side View
RS217 Rear View
RS217 Right Side
RS217 Right View

Technical Specifications:

Front View

Rear View

  1. USB 2.0 port
  2. Status indicator
  3. Drive status indicator
  4. Power indicator
  5. Power button
  6. Drive tray
  7. Power port
  8. Fan
  9. Console port
  10. eSATA port
  11. 1GbE RJ-45 port
  12. Reset button
  13. USB 3.0 port
Hardware Specifications:
CPU
CPU Model Marvell Armada 385 88F6820
CPU Architecture 32-bit
CPU Frequency Dual Core 1.33 GHz
Hardware Encryption Engine (AES-NI)
Memory
System Memory 512 MB DDR3
Storage
Drive Bay(s) 2
Compatible Drive Type
  • 3.5" SATA HDD
  • 2.5" SATA HDD
  • 2.5" SATA SSD
Maximum Internal Raw Capacity 20 TB (10 TB HDD x 2) (Capacity may vary by RAID types)
Maximum Single Volume Size 16 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 2 (with Link Aggregation / Failover support)
USB 2.0 Port 1
USB 3.0 Port 2
eSATA Port 1
File System
Internal Drives
  • EXT4
External Drives
  • EXT4
  • EXT3
  • FAT
  • NTFS
  • HFS+*
  • exFAT*
Notes
  • HFS+ is read only, max 2TB volume size.
  • exFAT Access is purchased separately in Package Center.
Appearance
Size (Height X Width X Depth) 44 mm x 435.6 mm x 295.5 mm
Weight 3.46 kg
Others
System Fan 40 mm x 40 mm x 3 pcs
Fan Speed Mode
  • Cool Mode
  • Quiet Mode
Wireless Support (dongle)
Power Recovery
Noise Level 25.8 dB(A)
Scheduled Power On/Off
Wake on LAN/WAN
Power Supply Unit / Adapter 100W
AC Input Power Voltage 100V to 240V AC
Power Frequency 50/60 Hz, Single Phase
Power Consumption 21.25 W (Access)
12.9 W (HDD Hibernation)
Environment Temperature
Operating Temperature 5°C to 50°C (40°F to 122°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 3 Years
Notes
  • Power consumption is measured when fully loaded with Western Digital 1TB WD10EFRX hard drive(s).
  • Noise Level Testing Environment: Fully loaded with WD 1TB WD10JFCX 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: 17.2 dB(A); Temperature: 23.6˚C; Humidity: 58.2%.
General DSM Specifications:
Networking protocol CIFS, 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+, exFAT3
Supported RAID type Synology Hybrid RAID (SHR), Basic, JBOD, RAID 0, RAID 1
Storage management
  • Maximum single volume size: 16TB
  • Maximum internal volume: 256
  • Maximum iSCSI target: 10
  • Maximum iSCSI LUN: 10
File sharing capability
  • Maximum user account: 2048
  • Maximum group: 256
  • Maximum shared folder: 256
  • Maximum concurrent SMB/NFS/AFP/FTP connection: 128
Privilege Windows Access Control List (ACL)
Directory service Windows AD Integration: Domain Users login via Samba (CIFS)/AFP/FTP/File Station, LDAP integration
Security FTP over SSL/TLS, IP auto-block, firewall, encrypted network backup over Rsync, HTTPS connection
Utilities Synology Web Assistant, Cloud Station Drive, Cloud Station Backup, Cloud Sync Decryption Tool, Evidence Integrity Authenticator, Photo Station Uploader
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
Backup Solutions Network backup; local backup; desktop backup; configuration backup; OS X Time Machine; backup data to public cloud; shared folder sync - maximum task number: 4
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
Printer Server Maximum printer: 2, printing protocols: LPR, CIFS, IPP, iOS printing, Google Cloud Print, multi functional print server (MFP functions are for Windows PC only)
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
Cloud Station Server Maximum concurrent file transfers: 256, retain historical and deleted file versions
Cloud Sync One or two-way synchronization with public cloud storage providers including Amazon Cloud Drive, Amazon S3-compatible storage, Baiduyun, Box, Dropbox, Google Cloud Storage, Google Drive, hubiC, Megafon Disk, Microsoft OneDrive, OpenStack Swift-compatible storage, WebDAV servers, Yandex Disk
DLNA/UPnP Media Server DLNA certified, PS3/PS4/Xbox 360/Xbox One support
Download Station Supported download protocols: BT/HTTP/FTP/NZB/eMule
Maximum concurrent download task: 30
Log Center SSL connection, log rotation: 6 months, 1 year, 2 years, 3 years, email notification
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
Surveillance Station Maximum IP camera: 16 (total of 480 FPS at 720p, H.264) (Including two free camera licenses. Procurement of additional licenses is required.)
VPN Server Maximum connections: 5; supported VPN protocols: PPTP, OpenVPN, L2TP
Web Station Virtual host (up to 30 websites), PHP/MariaDB, 3rd-party applications support
Other packages Photo Station, Audio Station, iTunes Server, 3rd-party packages
iOS/Android applications DS cloud, DS file, DS finder, DS cam, DS note, DS audio, DS get, DS photo, DS video
Windows Phone applications DS file, DS finder, DS audio, DS get, DS photo, DS video
Environment & Packaging:
Environment RoHS Compliant
Packaging Content
  • RS217 main unit
  • Quick Installation Guide
  • Accessory pack
  • AC power cord
Optional Accessories
  • Camera License Pack
  • VS360HD

*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 Compared to RS214.
3 exFAT Access is purchased separately in Package Center

Performance:

2-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.

1GbE SMB - Sequential Throughput (64KB)

Model RS217 DS718+ DS218+ DS216 DS218play DS218j DS216se
Read 221.65 226.22 113.11 113.02 112.83 113.11 101.8
Write 171.6 188.27 112.62 108.54 112.1 112.35 64.1

1GbE SMB - Sequential Throughput (64KB)

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

Model RS217 DS718+ DS218+ DS216 DS218play DS218j DS216se
Read 118.64 226.13 113.11 112.35 112.69 105.67 30.21
Write 64.64 184.7 112.04 69.97 112.93 58.93 12.6

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

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

Model RS217 DS718+ DS218+ DS216 DS218play DS218j DS216se
Windows Download 111.89 112.36 112.77 111.47 112.23 111.95 96.33
Windows Download 111.32 111.83 111.55 110.67 110.78 109.31 59.37

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

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

Model RS217 DS718+ DS218+ DS216 DS218play DS218j DS216se
Windows Download 82.04 85.53 84.53 82.11 82.81 80.28 5.62
Windows Download 58.54 68.21 68.39 59.47 63.9 57.82 32.27

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

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

Model RS217 DS718+ DS218+ DS216 DS218play DS218j DS216se
Windows Download 49.94 112.27 112.63 51.05 112.29 48.9 24.59
Windows Download 35.52 104.67 110.94 35.91 111.15 33.07 12.3

1GbE SM - 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 RS217 DS718+ DS218+ DS216 DS218play DS218j DS216se
Windows Download 40.53 85.27 83.43 40.9 57.03 39.1 20.94
Windows Download 21.9 41.87 42.59 22.24 43.5 20.8 8.14

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

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

Model RS217 DS718+ DS218+ DS216 DS218play DS218j DS216se
AFP Download 94.46 93.5 94.25 93.96 94.44 93.01 84.35
AFP Upload 94.09 92.49 92.9 93.19 93.55 90.19 57.05

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

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

Model RS217 DS718+ DS218+ DS216 DS218play DS218j DS216se
AFP Download 50.25 68.68 69.81 50.26 51.73 50.08 42.2
AFP Upload 57.99 64.4 57.13 57.43 60.89 55.31 33.66

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

1GbE Web Server - PHP Response Efficiency

Model RS217 DS718+ DS218+ DS216 DS218play DS218j DS216se
Responses per second 4502.74 13329.55 8763.35 4481.41 8920.13 4632.2 765.5

1GbE Web Server - PHP Response Efficiency

NAS:

  • Operating System: DSM 6.1
  • Volume Type: RAID 5 (4 bay), RAID 1 (2 bay), Basic (1 bay)
  • Drives:
    • DS416slim: Fully loaded with Intel 535 Series 240GB SSDSC2BW240H6 SSD
    • Other models: Fully loaded with Seagate ST6000VN0001 6TB HDD
  • File System:
    • EXT4:
      • [1-bay] DS118, DS115j
      • [2-bay] RS217, DS216, DS218play, DS218j, DS216se
      • [4-bay] RS816, DS418, DS418j, DS416slim
    • Btrfs:
      • [2-bay] DS718+, DS218+
      • [4-bay] RS815(RP)+, DS918+, DS418play
  • 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:

  • 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 8GB file for 3 minutes; Block size: 64KB
  • 1GbE Web Server Network Environment:
    • Intel Core i7-6700 3.40GHz; 16GB DDR4-2133; Intel Gigabit CT; MTU 1500; Ubuntu 16.04
    • (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 RackStation RS217 Datasheet  (PDF).

Pricing Notes:

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