DiskStationDS1618 Synology DiskStation 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 computingapplications to meet businesses' demands and supercharges your storage with the optional M.2 SSDadapter card for dual SSD cache drives. DS1618 is ideal to serve as a centralized file server for simplifyingdata management and protecting critical assets. Synology DS1618 is backed with Synology’s 3-yearlimited warranty.High-performance Scalable Storage ServerSynology DS1618 is a 6-bay network attached storage solution with great performanceand scalability. DS1618 supports up to 16 drives with two Synology DX5173 expansionunits, allowing you to start small and easily scale up on demand. In addition to 10GbEadd-on card, which can upgrade the network capacity of DS1618 , the PCle slot alsosupports the optional SATA M.2 SSD adapter card to function as SSD cache for greatlyenhancing 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 deliversoutstanding sequential throughput performance at over 2,030 MB/s reading and620 MB/s writing1.Btrfs: Next Generation Storage EfficiencyDS1618 introduces the Btrfs file system, bringing the most advanced storagetechnologies to meet the management needs of modern businesses:Highlights Powerful and scalable 6-bay NASoptimized for data-intensive workenvironment Quad-core, 2.1 GHz CPU withAES-NI support and 4GB DDR4memory, expandable up to 32GB Outstanding performance at over 2,030MB/s reading and 620 MB/s writing1 Boost IOPS system performance withM.2 SSD cache by using optionalM2D17 adapter card2 PCIe 3.0 slot for optional 10GbE add-oncard Built-in data integrity check detects data and file system corruption with data andmeta-data checksums and improves the overall stability. Four built-in 1GbE (RJ-45) ports with Flexible Shared Folder/User Quota System provides comprehensive quota controlover all user accounts and shared folders. Advanced Btrfs file system offering Advanced snapshot technology with customizable backup schedule allows up to1,024 copies of shared folder backups in a minimum 5-minute interval withoutoccupying huge storage capacity and system resources. File or folder level data restoration brings huge conveniences and saves time for userswho wish to restore only a specific file or folder. File self-healing: Btrfs file system can auto-detect corrupted files with mirroredmetadata, and recover broken data using the supported RAID volumes, which includeRAID1, 5, 6, and 10.failover and Link Aggregation support65,000 system-wide snapshots and1,024 snapshots per shared folder

Cross-platform File SharingDSM, the operating system running on all Synology NAS, provides fast and secureways to share your critical digital assets. Synology Drive unifies multiple file portals onSynology NAS and greatly simplifies data management. You can share files to anyone,and customize access permissions for optimal security. Synology Drive makes it easyto share files across multiple platforms — whether it's Windows , Mac , and Linux computers or mobile devices.Ultimate Backup SolutionDS1618 integrates various backup applications to safeguard your important data onany device with an intuitive user interface and durable storage technologies. Desktop Backup: Cloud Station Backup safeguards your PC, Mac, or other desktopdevices. DS1618 is also compatible with Time Machine, allowing you to effortlesslybackup your Mac to Synology NAS.Next-Generation File SystemA modern file system designed toaddress obstacles often encountered inenterprise storage systems. Safeguardingdata integrity through metadatamirroring, self-healing and snapshotreplication. NAS Backup: Hyper Backup comprehensively backs up your data to a local sharedfolder, 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. Itcentralizes data from Windows and Linux servers through SMB and rsync to effectivelyminimize deployment and management costs. SaaS Backup: Active Backup for Office 365/G Suite is an on-premise backup solutionfor public clouds with a centralized dashboard. Optimize storage efficiency with singleinstancing and block-level deduplication technology.Effortless Virtualization EnvironmentSynology’s Virtual Machine Manager adds unlimited capabilities to your NAS. Set upand run various virtual machines, including Windows, Linux, and Virtual DSM so thatyou can test new software versions in a sandbox environment, isolate your customers'machines, and increase the flexibility of your DS1618 with reduced hardwaredeployment and maintenance costs.Synology iSCSI storage fully supports most virtualization solutions to enhance workefficiency with a simple management interface. VMware vSphere 6.5 and VAAIintegration helps offload storage operations and optimizes 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 storagecomponent.Reliability, Availability & Disaster RecoverySystem reliability is of paramount importance to businesses which depend upon theircommercial servers every day. DS1618 responds to these concerns with wide-rangingavailability and redundancy features: Synology High Availability Manager ensures seamless transitioning between clusteredservers with minimal impact to applications, preventing unexpected interruptions andcostly downtime. Redundant system fans and network ports with failover support ensure maximumcontinuous service uptime. High reliability system design including fan-less CPU heat-sink and passive coolingtechnology, preventing single points of failure. Optional 5-year warranty4 is available in select regions.Virtual Machine ManagerVirtual Machine Manager implementsvarious virtualization solutions, allowingyou to manage multiple virtual machineson your DS1618 , including Windows,Linux, and Virtual DSM.

Hardware OverviewFrontRear1 2311458169761012 13 14151Status indicator2Alert indicator3Power button4LAN indicator5Drive status indicator6Drive tray7USB 3.0 port8Power port9Kensington Security Slot10eSATA port11Fan121GbE RJ-45 port13RESET button14USB 3.0 port15eSATA port16PCIe expansion slotTechnical SpecificationsHardwareCPUIntel Atom C3538 quad-core 2.1GHzHardware encryption engineYes (AES-NI)Memory4 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 portSize (HxWxD) 166 x 282 x 236 mm 166 x 282 x 243 mm (with server ears)Weight5.05 kgLAN4 x 1GbE (RJ-45)Wake on LAN/WANYesPCIe 3.0 slot x8 slot x 1 (4-lane) 10GbE network interface cards support M.2 SSD adapter card supportScheduled power on/offYesSystem fan2 (92 x 92 x 32 mm)AC input power voltage100V to 240V ACPower frequency50/60Hz, single phaseOperating temperature0 C to 40 C (32 F to 104 F)Storage temperature-20 C to 60 C (-5 F to 140 F)Relative humidity5% to 95% RHMaximum operating altitude3,048 m (10,400 ft)

General DSM SpecificationNetworking protocolSMB, 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 , exFAT5Supported RAID typeSynology Hybrid RAID (SHR), Basic, JBOD, RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 6, RAID 10Storage management SSD cache Read-write cache support M.2 SSD supportFile sharing capability PrivilegeWindows Access Control List (ACL), application privilegeDirectory serviceWindows AD integration: Domain users login via SMB/NFS/AFP/FTP/File Station, LDAP integrationVirtualizationVMware vSphere 6.5, Microsoft Hyper-V , Citrix , OpenStack SecurityFirewall, encrypted shared folder, SMB encryption, FTP over SSL/TLS, SFTP, rsync over SSH, login auto block, Let's Encrypt support, HTTPS(Customizable cipher suite)Supported clientWindows 7 and 10, Mac OS X 10.11 onwardsSupported browserChrome , Firefox , Internet Explorer 10 onwards, Safari 10 onwards; Safari (iOS 10 onwards), Chrome (Android 6.0 onwards)Interface LanguageEnglish, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Dansk, Norsk, Svensk, Nederlands, Русский, Polski, Magyar,Português do Brasil, Português Europeu, Türkçe, Český,Maximum single volume size: 108 TBMaximum of system snapshots: 65,5366Maximum internal volumes: 512Maximum iSCSI targets: 32Maximum iSCSI LUNs: 256iSCSI LUN clone/snapshot supportMaximum local user accounts: 2,048Maximum local groups: 256Maximum shared folders: 512Maximum concurrent SMB/NFS/AFP/FTP connections: 1,000Packages and ApplicationsFile StationVirtual drive, remote folder, Windows ACL editor, compressing/extracting archived files, bandwidth control for specific users or groups,creating sharing links, transfer logsFTP ServerBandwidth control for TCP connections, custom FTP passive port range, anonymous FTP, FTP SSL/TLS and SFTP protocol, boot over thenetwork with TFTP and PXE support, transfer logsUniversal SearchOffer global search into applications and filesHyper BackupSupport local backup, network backup, and backup data to public cloudsActive Backup for ServerCentralize data backup for Windows and Linux servers without client installationBackup toolsDSM configuration backup, macOS Time Machine support, Cloud Station BackupShared folder sync - maximum tasks: 8Cloud Station SuiteSync data between multiple platforms by installing the client utilities on Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and iOS devices, while retaining up to32 historical versions of filesMaximum concurrent file transfers: 1,000Drive Maximum Number of Synced Files: 1,000,000 / single file reaction time 437 ms Maximum Number of Concurrent Connections for PC Clients: 550Cloud SyncOne 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, WebDAVservers, Yandex DiskSurveillance StationMaximum IP cameras: 40 (total of 1,200 FPS at 720p, H.264) (includes two free camera licenses; additional cameras require the purchasing ofadditional licenses)Virtual Machine ManagerDeploy and run various virtual machines on Synology NAS, including Windows, Linux, or Virtual DSMHigh Availability ManagerReduce service downtime by setting up two identical NAS into one high-availability clusterSnapshot Replication Maximum shared folder snapshots: 1,024 Maximum replications: 32Synology Directory ServerA flexible and cost-effective domain controller solutionVPN ServerMaximum connections: 20, supported VPN protocol: PPTP, OpenVPN , L2TP/IPSecMailPlus ServerSecure, reliable, and private mail solution with high-availability, load balancing, security and filtering design (Includes 5 free email accountlicenses; additional accounts require the purchasing of additional licenses)

MailPlusIntuitive webmail interface for MailPlus Server, customizable mail labels, filters, and user interfaceCollaboration tools Chat maximum users: 1,500 Office maximum users: 1,800 Calendar: support CalDAV and access via mobile devicesNote StationRich-text note organization and versioning, encryption, sharing, media embedding and attachmentsStorage AnalyzerVolume and quota usage, total size of files, volume usage and trends based on past usage, size of shared folders, largest/most/least frequentlymodified filesAntivirus EssentialFull system scan, scheduled scan, white list customization, virus definition auto updateDownload StationSupported download protocols: BT, HTTP, FTP, NZB, eMule, Thunder, FlashGet, QQDLMaximum concurrent download tasks: 80Web StationVirtual host (up to 30 websites), PHP/MariaDB , 3rd-party applications supportOther packagesVideo Station, Photo Station, Audio Station, DNS Server, RADIUS Server, iTunes Server, Log Center, additional 3rd-party packages areavailable in Package CenterEnvironment and PackagingEnvironment safetyRoHS compliantPackage content DS1618 main unit x 1Quick Installation Guide x 1Accessory pack x 1AC power cord x 2RJ-45 LAN cable x 2Optional 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 adaptersSynology M2D17 M.2 SSD adapter cardExpansion Unit DX517VisualStation VS360HD, VS960HDSurveillance Device License PackMailPlus License PackVirtual DSM License PackWarranty3 years7*Model specifications are subject to change without notice. Please refer to for the latest information. figures may vary depending on environment, usage, and configuration.DS1618 supports dual M.2 SSD through M2D17 adapter card, sold separately.DS1618 supports up to two Synology DX517, sold separately.5 year warranty is available as an optional bundle with EW201, 2-year Extended Warranty service add-on. Visit ed Warrantyfor more information on availability.5. exFAT Access is purchased separately in Package Center.6. System snapshot includes snapshots taken by iSCSI Manager, Snapshot Replication, and Virtual Machine Manager. Availability of these packages varies by model.7. The warranty period starts from the purchase date as stated on your purchase receipt. Visit for more information.SYNOLOGY INC.Synology is dedicated to taking full advantage of the latest technologies to bring businesses and home users reliable and affordable ways to centralize data storage,simplify data backup, share and sync files across different platforms, and access data on-the-go. Synology aims to deliver products with forward-thinking featuresand the best in class customer services.Copyright 2019, Synology Inc. All rights reserved. Synology, the Synology logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Synology Inc. Other product andcompany names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective companies. Synology may make changes to specification and product descriptions atanytime, without notice.DS1618 -2019-ENU-REV004HeadquartersSynology Inc. 9F., No.1, Yuandong Rd., Banqiao Dist., New Taipei City 220, Taiwan Tel: 886 2 2955 1814 Fax: 886 2 2955 1884ChinaFranceNorth & South AmericaSynology ShanghaiSynology France SARLSynology America Corp.200070, Room 201, No. 511 Tianmu W.Rd., Jingan Dist. Shanghai, China102 Terrasse Boieldieu (TOUR W)92800 Puteaux, FranceTel: 33 147 1762883535 Factoria Blvd SE #200 Bellevue,WA98006, USATel: 1 425 818 1587United KingdomGermanyJapanSynology UK Ltd.Synology GmbHSynology Japan Co., LtdUnit 5 Danbury Court, Linford Wood,Milton Keynes, MK14 6PL, United KingdomGrafenberger Allee 125 40237 DüsseldorfDeutschlandTel: 49 211 9666 96664F, 3-1-2, Higashikanda, Chiyoda-ku,Tokyo, 101-0031, Japan

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 6Maximum of system snapshots: 65,536 Maximum internal volumes: 512 Maximum iSCSI targets: 32 Maximum iSC