Synology DS3018xs Review

Synology unveiled its first 6-bay NAS, the DS3018xs, at Cebit in March 2017. It supports the optional dual M.2 SSD adapter card or 10GbE NIC for high-IOPS system cache and ultra-fast data transmission respectively. It can support up to 30 drives when used with two DX1215 expansion units. The DS3018xs sports a much newer dual-core 2.2GHz Celeron D1508 CPU. The XS series comes with 5-year warranty and advance hardware replacement through Synology Replacement Service (SRS).

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Reviewing the Synology DS1817+ with M2D17

The Synology DS1817+ and DS1517+ are announced in April 2017. The Synology DS1817+ is offered in both 2GB and 8GB RAM variants; and it officially supports up to 16GB. Three new accessories are also announced, namely: the (1) M2D17 dual M.2 SSD adapter; (2) DX517 5-bay expansion unit; and (3) E10G15-F1 10GbE NIC. We will be reviewing the Synology DS1817+ with the M2D17 dual M.2 SSD adapter for read-write cache.

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