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Synology DiskStation DS1618+ 6 Bay Atom Quad Core Tower NAS

Synology DiskStation DS1618+ 6 Bay Atom Quad Core Tower NAS
  • Synology DiskStation DS1618+ 6 Bay Atom Quad Core Tower NAS
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  • Product Name:
    Synology DiskStation DS1618+ 6 Bay Atom Quad Core Tower NAS
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  • Manufacturer Warranty:
    3 Year
  • Description

    Synology DiskStation DS1618+ 6-Bay

    User-oriented server with high-speed computing

    DS1618+ is a 6-bay NAS that provides storage scalability perfect for tech enthusiasts and small- to medium-sized businesses by effortlessly handling workloads. Further boost storage performance with the optional M.2 SSD cache or enhance network speeds by adding a 10 GbE NIC.

    Synology DiskStation DS1618+ 6 Bay Atom Quad Core Tower NAS


    CPU Model: Intel Atom C3538

    CPU Architecture: 64-bit

    CPU Frequency Quad Core: 2.1 GHz

    Hardware Encryption Engine: (AES-NI)

    System Memory: 4 GB DDR4

    Memory Module Pre-installed: 4GB (1 x 4GB)

    Total Memory Slots: 2

    Memory Expandable up to: 32 GB (16 GB x 2)

    Drive Bays: 6

    Maximum Drive Bays with Expansion Unit: 16

    Compatible Drive Type* (See all supported drives): 3.5" SATA HDD, 2.5" SATA HDD, 2.5" SATA SSD

    Maximum Internal Raw Capacity: 84 TB (14 TB drive x 6) (Capacity may vary by RAID types)

    Maximum Raw Capacity with Expansion Units: 224 TB (84 TB + 14 TB drive x 10) (Capacity may vary by RAID types)

    Maximum Single Volume Size: 108 TB

    Hot Swappable Drive: YES

    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 raw capacity is not limited by the maximum single volume size. Synology NAS models may utilize capacities over the maximum single volume size as long as each volume created is below the limit. Expansion of the internal volume is only supported if the combined single volume size does not exceed the maximum limit of 108TB.

    RJ-45 1GbE LAN Port: 4 (with Link Aggregation / Failover support)

    USB 3.0 Port: 3

    eSATA Port: 2

    PCIe Expansion: 1 x Gen3 x8 slot (black, x4 link)

    Add-in-card support: M2D18 - Dual M.2 SATA/NVMe SSD adapter card for SSD cache

    PCIe Network Interface Card (Learn more)

    Internal Drives: Btrfs


    External Drives: Btrfs







    Notes: exFAT Access is purchased separately in Package Center.

    Size (Height x Width x Depth): 166 mm x 282 mm x 243 mm 

    Weight: 5.05 kg 

    System Fan: 92 mm x 92 mm x 2 pcs

    Fan Speed Mode: Full-Speed Mode

                                  Cool Mode

                                  Quiet Mode

    Easy Replacement System Fan: YES

    Brightness adjustable front LED indicators: YES

    Power Recovery: YES

    Noise Level*: 23.7 dB(A) 

    Scheduled Power On/Off: YES

    Wake on LAN/WAN: YES

    Power Supply Unit / Adapter: 250W 

    AC Input Power Voltage: 100V to 240V AC

    Power Frequency: 50/60 Hz, Single Phase

    Power Consumption*: 56.86 W (Access) 

                                          25.76 W (System Hibernation) 

    British Thermal Unit: 194.01 BTU/hr (Access) 

                                         87.9 BTU/hr (System Hibernation) 

    Operating Temperature: 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)

    Storage Temperature: -20°C to 60°C (-5°F to 140°F)

    Relative Humidity: 5% to 95% RH

    Certification: FCC








    Warranty: 3 Year 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 2TB ST2000VN000 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%

    Maximum Internal Volume Number: 512

    Maximum iSCSI Target Number: 128

    Maximum iSCSI LUN: 256

    iSCSI LUN Clone/Snapshot, Windows ODX: YES

    SSD Read/Write Cache (White Paper): YES


    Supported RAID Type: Synology Hybrid RAID



                                           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: Synology Hybrid RAID

                                                                     RAID 1

                                                                     RAID 5

                                                                     RAID 6

                                                                     RAID 10

    Volume Expansion by Adding a HDD: Synology Hybrid RAID

                                                                    RAID 5

                                                                    RAID 6


    Global Hot Spare Supported RAID Type: Synology Hybrid RAID

                                                                         RAID 1

                                                                         RAID 5

                                                                         RAID 6

                                                                         RAID 10

    File Protocol: CIFS/AFP/NFS/FTP/WebDAV

    Maximum Concurrent CIFS/AFP/FTP Connections: 1000

    Maximum Concurrent CIFS/AFP/FTP Connections (with RAM expansion): 2000

    Windows Access Control List (ACL) Integration: YES

    NFS Kerberos Authentication: YES

    Maximum Local User Accounts: 2048

    Maximum Local Groups: 256

    Maximum Shared Folder: 512

    Maximum Shared Folder Sync Tasks: 8

    High Availability Manager: YES

    Log Center: YES

    Syslog Events per Second: 800

    VMware vSphere 6 with VAAI: YES

    Windows Server 2016: YES

    Citrix Ready: YES

    OpenStack: YES

    Antivirus by McAfee (Trial): YES

    Central Management System: YES

    Chat: YES

    Maximum Users: 1500

    Notes: The number of concurrent HTTP connections for Chat was configured to the maximum. CPU and RAM usage were both under 80% when the number of maximum users was reached. For tested models with expandable memory, the maximum amount of RAM was installed.

    Cloud Station Server: YES

    Maximum Number of Concurrently Connected Devices: 1000

    Maximum Number of Concurrently Connected Devices (with RAM expansion): 2000

    Maximum Number of Hosted Files (btrfs): 1,000,000

    Maximum Number of Hosted Files (ext4): 1,000,000

    Notes: The maximum number of concurrently connected devices refers to the maximum number of devices that can remain connected at the same time. The maximum number of hosted files refers to the maximum number of files that can be indexed and hosted by the Cloud Station Server service. RAM expansion was not used during testing. Non-encrypted shared folders were used during the aforementioned testing.

    Document Viewer: YES

    Download Station: YES

    Maximum Concurrent Download Tasks: 80

    exFAT Access (optional): YES

    MailPlus / MailPlus Server: YES

    Free Email Accounts: 5 (Licenses required for additional accounts)

    Maximum number of concurrent users: Up to 150

    Maximum Server Performance: 1,484,000 emails per day, approx. 45GB

    Notes: The CPU and RAM usage were both under 80% when testing the maximum number of concurrent users.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: YES

    DLNA Compliance: YES

    Moments: YES

    Facial recognition: YES

    Subject recognition: YES

    Snapshot Replication: YES

    Maximum Snapshots per Shared Folder: 1024

    Maximum of system snapshots: 65536

    Surveillance Station: YES

    Maximum IP cam (Licenses required): 40 (including 2 Free License) (See All Supported IP Cameras)

    Total FPS (H.264)*: 1200 FPS @ 720p (1280x720) 

                                     960 FPS @ 1080p (1920×1080) 

                                     520 FPS @ 3M (2048x1536) 

                                     320 FPS @ 5M (2591x1944) 

                                     240 FPS @ 4K (3840x2160)

    Total FPS (H.265)*: 1200 FPS @ 720p (1280x720) 

                                     1200 FPS @ 1080p (1920×1080) 

                                      880 FPS @ 3M (2048x1536) 

                                      520 FPS @ 5M (2591x1944) 

                                      400 FPS @ 4K (3840x2160)

    Total FPS (MJPEG)*: 560 FPS @ 720p (1280x720) 

                                        270 FPS @ 1080p (1920×1080) 

                                        190 FPS @ 3M (2048x1536) 

                                        110 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.

    Synology Drive: YES

    Recommended Number of Hosted Files: 1,000,000 (applies to files indexed or hosted by Synology Drive. For file access through other standard protocols, refer to the File Services section above)

    Recommended Number of Concurrent Connections for PC Clients: 550 (the number of connections that can be maintained when the recommended number of hosted files was reached)

    Notes: For tested models with expandable memory, the maximum amount of RAM was installed. Exceeding the limits above may result in longer response time in file operations. Btrfs file system and non-encrypted shared folders were used during the aforementioned testing.

    Synology Office: YES

    Maximum Users: 1800

    Notes: Multiple files were opened for testing and each file was edited by 30 users simultaneously. CPU and RAM usage were both under 80% when the number of maximum users was reached. For tested models with expandable memory, the maximum amount of RAM was installed. Client performance may affect maximum simultaneous editing users. Client PCs used for testing: Intel Core i3-3220 / 8GB RAM

    Video Station: YES

    Video Transcoding: Group 1 - Type 1 (See more)

    Maximum Transcoding Channel Number: 1 channel, 30 FPS @ 1080p(1920×1080), H.264 (AVC)/MPEG-4 Part 2 (XVID, DIVX5)/MPEG-2/VC-1

    Virtual Machine Manager: YES

    Recommended Virtual Machine Instances: 4 (Learn more)

    Recommended Virtual DSM Number (Licenses required): 4 (including 1 Free License)

    Notes: Virtual Machine Manager is not supported on hosts running Synology High Availability. The specifications vary depending on system configuration and memory size.

    VPN Server: YES

    Maximum Connections: 30

    Environment: RoHS Compliant

    Packaging Content: Main Unit X 1

                                       Accessory Pack X 1

                                       AC Power Cord X 1

                                       RJ-45 LAN Cable X 2

                                       Quick Installation Guide X 1

    Optional Accessories: Surveillance Device License Pack


                                           RAMEC2133DDR4SO-16G DDR4 ECC SO-DIMM

                                           Expansion Unit: DX517 X 2



                                           Synology Ethernet Adapter E10G18-T1

                                           Synology Ethernet Adapter E10G18-T2

                                           Synology Ethernet Adapter E10G17-F2

                                           Synology M2D18 M.2 SSD adapter card


    1. Surveillance Station running on Virtual DSM does not come with a default device license.

    2. You are responsible for the safekeeping of your purchased license keys in either paper or electronic form. Kindly note that Synology does not replace license keys.

    3. Please retain the invoice or receipt you received from the distributor as proof of purchase.

    4. License authorization requires a registered Synology Account.