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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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Drive
Cloud Station Server
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.
Powered by Synology DSM
Complete surveillance solution for recording, monitoring, and management.
Simplified backup solution for your Mac, PC, and mobile devices.
Public Cloud Integration
Backup and synchronize data easily between your public cloud accounts and your NAS.
Award-winning operating system with an intuitive user interface and powerful capabilities.
Comprehensive built-in security tools are constantly updated to tackle evolving threats and protect your devices.
Save additional investment by integrating various network services, web/mail services, management applications into your NAS.
- USB 2.0 port
- Status indicator
- Drive status indicator
- Power indicator
- Power button
- Drive tray
- Power port
- Console port
- eSATA port
- 1GbE RJ-45 port
- Reset button
- USB 3.0 port
|CPU Model||Marvell Armada 385 88F6820|
|CPU Frequency||Dual Core 1.33 GHz|
|Hardware Encryption Engine (AES-NI)|
|System Memory||512 MB DDR3|
|Compatible Drive Type||
|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.|
|RJ-45 1GbE LAN Port||2 (with Link Aggregation / Failover support)|
|USB 2.0 Port||1|
|USB 3.0 Port||2|
|Size (Height X Width X Depth)||44 mm x 435.6 mm x 295.5 mm|
|System Fan||40 mm x 40 mm x 3 pcs|
|Fan Speed Mode||
|Wireless Support (dongle)|
|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)
|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|
|General DSM Specifications:|
|Networking protocol||CIFS, AFP, NFS, FTP, WebDAV, CalDAV, iSCSI, Telnet, SSH, SNMP, VPN (PPTP, OpenVPN , L2TP)|
|Supported RAID type||Synology Hybrid RAID (SHR), Basic, JBOD, RAID 0, RAID 1|
|File sharing capability||
|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:|
*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
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)
1GbE SMB - Sequential Throughput via Encrypted Shared Folder (64KB)
1GbE SMB - Windows File Transfer (3GB file x 1)
1GbE SMB - Windows File Transfer (1MB file x 3000)
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)
1GbE AFP - Mac File Transfer (3GB file x 1)
1GbE AFP - Mac File Transfer (1MB file x 3000)
1GbE Web Server - PHP Response Efficiency
|Responses per second||4502.74||13329.55||8763.35||4481.41||8920.13||4632.2||765.5|
- Operating System: DSM 6.1
- Volume Type: RAID 5 (4 bay), RAID 1 (2 bay), Basic (1 bay)
- DS416slim: Fully loaded with Intel 535 Series 240GB SSDSC2BW240H6 SSD
- Other models: Fully loaded with Seagate ST6000VN0001 6TB HDD
- File System:
- [1-bay] DS118, DS115j
- [2-bay] RS217, DS216, DS218play, DS218j, DS216se
- [4-bay] RS816, DS418, DS418j, DS416slim
- [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
- 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
- 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.
Download the Synology RackStation RS217 Datasheet (PDF).
- Pricing and product availability subject to change without notice.