In the last few months since our network upgrade, I have had a steady stream of 10Gbe appliances come through. We have seen everything from the DS1517+ to start things off to the extremely powerful TVS-473 from QNAP and 626X Xeon-powered unit from NETGEAR. On the launch of the DS1517+, Synology also brought to market the 1817 series giving us both the DS1817+ which uses similar hardware on an eight-bay platform to the 1517+ and the DS1817 built on the latest platform from Annapurna Labs.
Instead of giving you essentially the same review twice with the DS1817+, I thought it would be a great idea to bring in the value-based DS1817 model to give a solid comparison to the DS1517+ in the workloads we run in testing. The DS1817 is still an eight bay DSM driven appliance but before we get too far let's dive into the specifications below.
We start at the Annapurna Labs AL-314, a 32-bit quad-core SoC operating at 1.7GHz. Synology paired it with 4GB of DDR3L, expandable to 8GB. Mentioned briefly, this is an eight-bay unit that is expandable all the way up to eighteen bays using two DX517 enclosures. The DS1817 is compatible with 2.5" and 3.5" SATA HDDs and SSD with a maximum internal capacity of 80TB, assuming 10TB drives. Volume limits start at 108TB with all drives being hot swap capable.
Connectivity includes USB 3.0 with two ports along with eSATA for expansion. On the side of Ethernet, we have two gigabit ports and two 10Gbe ports built in.
The MSRP of the Synology DS1817 in its diskless form comes in at $849.99 with a three-year warranty.
PRICING: You can find the product discussed for sale below. The prices listed are valid at the time of writing, but can change at any time. Click the link below to see real-time pricing for the best deal:
United States: The Synology DS1817 8-Bay NAS (Tested at 10Gbps) retails for $XXX at Amazon.
Recommended for You
- We at TweakTown openly invite the companies who provide us with review samples / who are mentioned or discussed to express their opinion of our content. If any company representative wishes to respond, we will publish the response here.
Latest News Posts
- Steam introduces Histograms to prevent review bombing
- i-rocks introduces K60M PLUS RGB mechanical keyboard
- Overwatch's next hero is playable, but wont be out soon
- PS4 & Xbox One cross-play briefly enabled for Fortnite
- Thermaltake reveal the Versa H18 Window Micro case
- TP-Link Archer C3150 Dual-Band Wireless Router Review
- Using Netgear wndr3700 as router extender problem
- A Look at AMD's Threadripper CPU Hardware Modes
- Plextor M8Se 256GB & 512GB NVMe PCIe SSD Review
- ad240ehdgmbox on m3a785gmh/128m mainboard?
- In Win Launches 'Wood-infused' 305 Mid-Tower PC Chassis
- Micron appoints Anand Jayapalan as Storage Business Unit Vice President
- Bluehole, Inc and Microsoft announce expanded partnership for PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
- Optimize system performance with new drive adapter
- Lian Li reveals new PC-Q39 tempered glass Mini-ITX tower