Technology content trusted in North America and globally since 1999
7,705 Reviews & Articles | 57,144 News Posts

Synology DS1817 8-Bay NAS (Tested at 10Gbps) Review

By: Tyler Bernath | SOHO NAS/DAS in Storage | Posted: Aug 16, 2017 5:50 pm
TweakTown Rating: 91%Manufacturer: Synology

Test System Setup

 

Tyler's NAS Test System Specifications

 

 

synology-ds1817-8-bay-nas-tested-10gbps-review_20

 

Setup being with the screen above, you can reach this using the Finder app from Synology or by entering the device IP.

 

synology-ds1817-8-bay-nas-tested-10gbps-review_21

 

 

To begin setup, we first have to install DSM; this takes a few minutes.

 

synology-ds1817-8-bay-nas-tested-10gbps-review_22

 

Once setup is complete, you will be let off at the dashboard above. The menu to the right gives you a quick look at the activity of the NAS. CPU, memory, and LAN usage are charted, and uptime is recorded along with the volume status.

 

synology-ds1817-8-bay-nas-tested-10gbps-review_23

 

Similar to past Synology appliances, these icons in the system menu direct you to configure your appliances. File Station is quick access to your data while package center is where you will find most add-on application like download station or Plex. Storage manager houses volume, caching and iSCSI access.

 

synology-ds1817-8-bay-nas-tested-10gbps-review_24

 

Diving into the control panel, icons are laid out with file sharing the first category including services and users. Connectivity allows you to setup your network, wireless connectivity, and manage security.

 

synology-ds1817-8-bay-nas-tested-10gbps-review_28

 

Here we have a closer look at the storage menu. Volume and disk group allow you to configure your drives as you see fit while iSCSI gives you quick access to your storage. You can setup a Hot Spare limiting downtime if you have a drive failure. SSD cache, as you guessed, speeds up access to your most frequently used data.

 

synology-ds1817-8-bay-nas-tested-10gbps-review_29

 

Package Center includes some must have solutions from Synology.

 

synology-ds1817-8-bay-nas-tested-10gbps-review_27

 

The snapshot above was taken during testing, and it gives you an idea on how well DSM monitors its resources. As you can see, even a 500 MB/s load on this unit does push the CPU past 30% and memory 9%.

    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.

Related Tags

Got an opinion on this content? Post a comment below!
loading