Synology® Introduces RackStation RS3617xs+, RS3617RPxs, and RS217

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom – 8th September 2016— Synology® Inc. today launched the RackStation RS3617xs+, RS3617RPxs, and RS217. The powerful rackmount servers are equipped with upgrades that enable faster data processing speeds and higher data quality for growing businesses.

“The addition of RS3617xs+, RS3617RPxs, and RS217 to Synology’s lineup offers businesses more premium storage options that bring flexibility and efficiency to IT operations,” said Michael Wang, Product Manager at Synology Inc. “The RackStations come with comprehensive business services such as multiple data backup applications to protect critical business data and various collaboration tools to increase work productivity.”

Powered by a 2.2 GHz six-core processor, RS3617xs+ delivers unparalleled performance with over 4,937 MB/s sequential throughput and 556,727 IOPS when used with 6 x 10GbE Link Aggregation enabled1. RS3617xs+ comes with two 10GBase-T and four 1GbE ports, and additionally allows for the installation of two optional 10GbE Network Interface Cards (NIC).

RS3617RPxs leverages a 2.4 GHz quad-core processor, delivering solid performance with over 3,829 MB/s sequential throughput and 433,873 IOPS when used with 4 x 10GbE Link Aggregation enabled1.

Both RS3617xs+ and RS3617RPxs are equipped with 8GB DDR4 ECC RAM (upgradable to 64GB), ensuring data integrity when handling high-value data. The two RackStations also support Synology High Availability and offer a suite of redundancy mechanisms including system fans and network ports with failover support. Redundant power supplies are available on the RS3617RPxs to further maximize system uptime. RS3617xs+ and RS3617RPxs both provide seamless storage solutions for virtualisation environments including VMware, Citrix, Hyper-V, and OpenStack.

Running on a 1.33 GHz dual-core processor, the two-bay RS217 delivers great performance with encrypted reading and writing speeds of 113 MB/s and 67 MB/s, reaching a 214% performance gain in overall encrypted data processing when compared with its predecessor2. RS217 also delivers outstanding non-encrypted performance exceeding 210 MB/s in reading and 127 MB/s in writing. Its compact 12-inch design fits perfectly into 2-post racks and wall mount racks without the need for additional rail kits, making it suitable for deployment in both industrial standard environments, smaller server rooms, and other work areas with limited space.

RS3617xs+, RS3617RPxs, and RS217 run on DiskStation Manager (DSM), an advanced and intuitive NAS operating system that offers a wide range of applications to bring better productivity at work. Synology earned the highest overall ranking in the 10th TechTarget Quality Awards survey for mid-range NAS systems Synology has also received numerous media accolades, including PCR’s Networking Vendor of the Year.

To summarise, specs of the new units and accessories released today are below:

RS3617xs+ is the successor of RS3614xs+. It is our first RackStation model with the new Intel Xeon D processor, bringing more update-to-date hardware improvement, including:

  • Xeon D-1531 6-core processor at 2.2 GHz (turbo boost 2.7GHz)
  • 2 x 10GbE RJ-45, 4 x 1GbE RJ-45 and 2 x PCIe 3.0 slots, allowing up to 6 x 10GbE ports for great data transmission performance: 4,937 MB/s sequential throughput and 556,727 IOPS under a RAID 5 configuration with 6 x 10GbE Link Aggregation enabled.
  • For information on RS3617xs+, please visit

RS3617RPxs is the successor of RS3614xs. It also features the new Intel Xeon D processor, with the following key hardware upgrades:

  • Xeon D-1521 4-core processor at 2.4 GHz (turbo boost 2.7GHz)
  • 4 x 1GbE RJ-45 and 2 x PCIe 3.0 slots, allowing up to 4 x 10GbE ports for great data transmission performance: 3,829 MB/s sequential throughput and 433,873 IOPS under a RAID 5 configuration with 4 x 10GbE Link Aggregation enabled.
  • For information on RS3617RPxs, please visit

Both RS3617xs+ and RS3617RPxs are equipped with 8GB DDR4 ECC UDIMM (up to 64GB) and the raw storage capacity can be upgraded to 36 drives / 360TB with Expansion Unit RX1217/RX1217RP.
For details on the new DDR4 ECC UDIMM, please see our RAM module page.

RS217 is the successor to the two bay RS line. Featuring a vastly upgraded Marvell Armada 385 Dual-core processor operating at 1.33GHz, the RS217 features a large leap in performance over its predecessor, RS214.

Key features of the RS217:

  • 214% Encryption performance increase over RS214
  • 87, 127.51 MB/s sequential performance in Reading and Writing respectively
  • Dual Gigabit LAN with Link Aggregation and Failover support
  • Enhanced chassis and thermal dissipation design for operating in environments up to 50C (122F)
  • Shallow depth (12″) for simple installation in two-post racks and wall mount racks
  • For information on RS217, please visit

Besides the new RackStation models, a new 10GbE NIC is also launched today.
E10G17-F2 is a dual-port 10 Gigabit SFP+ PCIe 3.0 x8 Ethernet adapter specifically designed for Synology XS+/XS series NAS servers.
With CPU Offload (RDMA over Ethernet) support, E10G17-F2 satisfies the demands on high performance computing.
RS3617xs+, RS3617RPxs and E10G17-F2 are backed with Synology’s 5-year limited warranty, and RS217 is backed with 3-year limited warranty.

RS3617xs+, RS3617RPxs, and RS217 are available worldwide immediately.

RS3617xs+ = £3,546.00 including VAT or €3,545.00 excluding VAT
RS3617RPxs = £2,772.00 including VAT or €2,775.00 excluding VAT
RS216 = £390.00 including VAT or €390.00 excluding VAT
E10G17-F2 = £226.80 including VAT or €225.00 excluding VAT

Synology at a Glance
Synology creates network attached storage, IP surveillance solutions, and network equipment that transform the way users manage data, conduct surveillance, and manage network in the cloud era. By  taking full advantage of the latest technologies, Synology aims to help users centralise data storage and backup, share files on-the-go, implement professional surveillance solutions, and manage network in reliable and affordable ways. Synology is committed to delivering products with forward-thinking features and the best in class customer services.

Previous articleMAGIX Launches VEGAS Creative Software Website
Next articleASUS Announces RT-AC58U

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.