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01/10/2020 £730.40 exc. VAT
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  • Over 2,030 MB/s reading and 620 MB/s writing
  • Quad-core, 2.1 GHz CPU with AES-NI support
  • Four built-in 1GbE (RJ-45) ports

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Synology DiskStation 6-Bay NAS, Quad-Core 2.1 GHz CPU (DS1618+)

The Synology (DS1618+is a versatile, compact, yet powerful 6-bay NAS equipped with quadcore processor, designed for small and medium-sized businesses. It comes with advanced computing applications to meet businesses' demands and supercharges your storage with the optional M.2 SSD adapter card for dual SSD cache drives. DS1618+ is ideal to serve as a centralised file server for simplifying data management and protecting critical assets. Synology DS1618+ is backed with Synology’s 3-year limited warranty.

Synology (DS1618+) Key Features

  • High-performance Scalable Storage Server
  • Btrfs: Next Generation Storage Efficiency
  • Cross-platform File Sharing
  • Ultimate Backup Solution
  • Effortless Virtualisation Environment
  • Reliability, Availability & Disaster Recovery
  • Powerful and scalable 6-bay NAS optimised for data-intensive work environment
  • Quad-core, 2.1 GHz CPU with AES-NI support and 4GB DDR4 memory, expandable up to 32GB
  • Outstanding performance at over 2,030 MB/s reading and 620 MB/s writing
  • Boost IOPS system performance with M.2 SSD cache by using optional M2D17 adapter card
  • PCIe 3.0 slot for optional 10GbE add-on card
  • Four built-in 1GbE (RJ-45) ports with failover and Link Aggregation support
  • Advanced Btrfs file system offering 65,000 system-wide snapshots and 1,024 snapshots per shared folder

High-performance Scalable Storage Server
Synology DS1618+ is a 6-bay network attached storage solution with great performance and scalability. DS1618+ supports up to 16 drives with two Synology DX5173 expansion units, allowing you to start small and easily scale up on demand. In addition to 10GbE add-on card, which can upgrade the network capacity of DS1618+, the PCle slot also supports the optional SATA M.2 SSD adapter card to function as SSD cache for greatly enhancing storage performance without using the 3.5" drive bays. DS1618+ is equipped with a quad-core processor and 4GB DDR4 memory (expandable up to 32GB). With Link Aggregation enabled, DS1618+ delivers outstanding sequential throughput performance at over 2,030 MB/s reading and 620 MB/s writing.

Btrfs: Next Generation Storage Efficiency
DS1618+ introduces the Btrfs file system, bringing the most advanced storage technologies to meet the management needs of modern businesses:

  • Built-in data integrity check detects data and file system corruption with data and meta-data checksums and improves the overall stability.
  • Flexible Shared Folder/User Quota System provides comprehensive quota control over all user accounts and shared folders.
  • Advanced snapshot technology with customisable backup schedule allows up to 1,024 copies of shared folder backups in a minimum 5-minute interval without occupying huge storage capacity and system resources.
  • File or folder level data restoration brings huge conveniences and saves time for users who wish to restore only a specific file or folder.
  • File self-healing: Btrfs file system can auto-detect corrupted files with mirrored metadata, and recover broken data using the supported RAID volumes, which include RAID1, 5, 6, and 10.

Cross-platform File Sharing
DSM, the operating system running on all Synology NAS, provides fast and secure ways to share your critical digital assets. Synology Drive unifies multiple file portals on Synology NAS and greatly simplifies data management. You can share files to anyone, and customise access permissions for optimal security. Synology Drive makes it easy to share files across multiple platforms — whether it's Windows®, Mac®, and Linux® computers or mobile devices.

Ultimate Backup Solution
DS1618+ integrates various backup applications to safeguard your important data on any device with an intuitive user interface and durable storage technologies.

  • Desktop Backup: Cloud Station Backup safeguards your PC, Mac, or other desktop devices. DS1618+ is also compatible with Time Machine, allowing you to effortlessly backup your Mac to Synology NAS.
  • NAS Backup: Hyper Backup comprehensively backs up your data to a local shared folder, an external device, another Synology NAS, an rsync server, a public cloud service, or C2 Backup to ensure data safety.
  • Server Backup: Active Backup for Server provides an agentless backup solution. It centralises data from Windows and Linux servers through SMB and rsync to effectively minimise deployment and management costs.
  • SaaS Backup: Active Backup for Office 365/G Suite is an on-premise backup solution for public clouds with a centralised dashboard. Optimise storage efficiency with single instancing and block-level deduplication technology.

Effortless Virtualisation Environment
Synology’s Virtual Machine Manager adds unlimited capabilities to your NAS. Set up and run various virtual machines, including Windows, Linux, and Virtual DSM so that you can test new software versions in a sandbox environment, isolate your customers' machines, and increase the flexibility of your DS1618+ with reduced hardware deployment and maintenance costs. Synology iSCSI storage fully supports most virtualisation solutions to enhance work efficiency with a simple management interface. VMware vSphere™ 6.5 and VAAI integration helps offload storage operations and optimises computation efficiency. Windows Offloaded Data Transfer (ODX) speeds up data transfer and migration rates, while OpenStack Cinder support turns your Synology NAS into a block-based storage component.
Virtual Machine Manager

Reliability, Availability & Disaster Recovery
System reliability is of paramount importance to businesses which depend upon their commercial servers every day. DS1618+ responds to these concerns with wide-ranging availability and redundancy features:

  • Synology High Availability Manager ensures seamless transitioning between clustered servers with minimal impact to applications, preventing unexpected interruptions and costly downtime.
  • Redundant system fans and network ports with failover support ensure maximum continuous service uptime.
  • High reliability system design including fan-less CPU heat-sink and passive cooling technology, preventing single points of failure.
  • Optional 5-year warranty is available in select regions.
Synology (DS1618+) Technical Specification


  • CPU: Intel Atom C3538 quad-core 2.1GHz
  • Hardware encryption engine: Yes (AES-NI)
  • Memory: 4 GB DDR4 Non-ECC SO-DIMM (expandable up to 32 GB with 16 GB ECC SO-DIMM x 2)
  • Compatible drive type:
    - 6 x 3.5" or 2.5" SATA SSD/HDD (drives not included)
    - 2 x M.2 2280/2260/2242 SSD2 (drives not included)
  • External port:
    - 3 x USB 3.0 port
    - 2 x Expansion port
  • Size (HxWxD):
    - 166 x 282 x 236 mm
    - 166 x 282 x 243 mm (with server ears)
  • Weight: 5.05 kg
  • LAN: 4 x 1GbE (RJ-45)
  • Wake on LAN/WAN: Yes
  • PCIe 3.0 slot:
    - x8 slot x 1 (4-lane)
    - 10GbE network interface cards support
    - M.2 SSD adapter card support
  • Scheduled power on/off: Yes
  • System fan: 2 (92 x 92 x 32 mm)
  • AC input power voltage: 100V to 240V AC
  • Power frequency: 50/60Hz, single phase
  • 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
  • Maximum operating altitude: 3,048 m (10,400 ft)

General DSM Specification

  • 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+, exFAT5
  • 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 of system snapshots: 65,536
    - Maximum internal volumes: 512
    - Maximum iSCSI targets: 32
    - Maximum iSCSI LUNs: 256
    - iSCSI LUN clone/snapshot support
  • SSD cache:
    - Read-write cache support
    - M.2 SSD support
  • File sharing capability:
    - Maximum local user accounts: 2,048
    - Maximum local groups: 256
    - Maximum shared folders: 512
    - Maximum concurrent SMB/NFS/AFP/FTP connections: 1,000
  • Privilege: Windows Access Control List (ACL), application privilege
  • Directory service: Windows® AD integration: Domain users login via SMB/NFS/AFP/FTP/File Station, LDAP integration
  • Virtualisation: VMware vSphere® 6.5, Microsoft Hyper-V®, Citrix®, OpenStack®
  • Security: Firewall, encrypted shared folder, SMB encryption, FTP over SSL/TLS, SFTP, rsync over SSH, login auto block, Let's Encrypt support, HTTPS (Customisable cipher suite)
  • Supported client: Windows 7 and 10, 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)
  • Interface Language: English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Dansk, Norsk, Svensk, Nederlands, Русский, Polski, Magyar, Português do Brasil, Português Europeu, Türkçe, Český and more

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: Centralise 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: 8
  • 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: 1,000
  • Drive:
    - Maximum Number of Synced Files: 1,000,000 / single file reaction time 437 ms
    - Maximum Number of Concurrent Connections for PC Clients: 550
  • Cloud Sync: One or two-way synchronisation 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: 40 (total of 1,200 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 shared folder snapshots: 1,024
    - Maximum replications: 32
  • Synology Directory Server: A flexible and cost-effective domain controller solution
  • VPN Server: Maximum connections: 20, 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, customisable mail labels, filters, and user interface
  • Collaboration tools:
    - Chat maximum users: 1,500
    - Office maximum users: 1,800
    - Calendar: support CalDAV and access via mobile devices
  • Note Station: Rich-text note organisation and versioning, encryption, sharing, media embedding and attachments
  • Storage Analyser: 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
  • Antivirus Essential: Full system scan, scheduled scan, white list customisation, virus definition auto update
  • Download Station: Supported download protocols: BT, HTTP, FTP, NZB, eMule, Thunder, FlashGet, QQDL. Maximum concurrent download tasks: 80
  • 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 in Package Center

Environment and Packaging

  • Environment safety: RoHS compliant
  • Package content:
    - DS1618+ main unit x 1
    - Quick Installation Guide x 1
    - Accessory pack x 1
    - AC power cord x 2
    - RJ-45 LAN cable x 2
  • Optional accessories:
    - 4GB DDR4-2133 Non-ECC SO-DIMM (D4NS2133-4G)
    - 16GB DDR4-2133 ECC SO-DIMM (RAMEC2133DDR4SO-16G)
    - Synology E10G17-F2 / E10G15-F1 10Gbps Ethernet adapters
    - Synology M2D17 M.2 SSD adapter card
    - Expansion Unit DX517
    - VisualStation VS360HD, VS960HD
    - Surveillance Device License Pack
    - MailPlus License Pack
    - Virtual DSM License Pack
  • Warranty: 3 years

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