Product Comparison: Synology DS1817+ vs Synology DS1817

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General Specifications
About the Product
Synology DiskStation DS1817+ features a quad-core processor with AES-NI hardware encryption engine, providing outstanding performance even with encryption. Supercharge your storage with the optional M.2 SSD adapter card for dual SSD cache drives.
DS1817 is a powerful, scalable 8-bay NAS delivering outstanding data transfer rates. With built-in dual 10GbE LAN ports in addition to dual Gigabit ports, DS1817 supports Link Aggregation and failover functions for maximum performance and service continuity.
Key Specs
Hard Drive Capacity
80 TB
80 TB
Number Of Slots
8 -bay
8 -bay
Storage Drive Type
2.5”, 3.5”, SATA 3Gb/s, SATA 6Gb/s, SSD, M.2 SSD
2.5”, 3.5”, SATA 3Gb/s, SATA 6Gb/s, SSD
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Synology DS1817+ 8-Bay Desktop NAS Enclosure
  • Working really well with 8 x 8tb drives in RAID 6.
  • 8-Bay is good for future proofing.
  • Excellent piece of equipment for storage and networking.
  • Everything easy-peasy, and working great with no issues.
  • Great unit. Simple to set up and use. Great number of slots.
Synology DS1817 8-Bay Desktop NAS Enclosure
  • I really love the look and feel of the unit, the IO, drive bays, easy of use, etc.
  • I am impressed by the Synology operating system, and the overall design of the unit is acceptable.
  • Easy drive install and basic setup.
  • The design of the disk trays is shockingly bad.
  • There is a 16TB limit on volume size. Web UI and read speed is slow.
Size & Weight
6.53 in.
6.18 in.
13.5 in.
13.38 in.
9.29 in.
9.17 in.
13.23 lbs.
11.71 lbs.
Intel Atom C2538
Annapurna Labs Alpine AL-314
2 GB
4 GB
RAID Support
Synology Hybrid RAID, Basic, JBOD, RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 6, RAID 10
Synology Hybrid RAID, Basic, JBOD, RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 6, RAID 10
Hardware Encryption Engine, Wake on LAN / WAN, Btrfs file system, Virtualization Ready, Robust Scalability
Synology High Availability, Flexible Scalability, Virtualization Ready, Hot-swappable
Included Software
Synology Web Assistant, Cloud Station Drive, Cloud Station Backup, Cloud Sync Decryption Tool, Surveillance Station, Evidence Integrity Authenticator, Snapshot, File Station, iOS/Android applications, MailPlus, Storage Analyzer
iSCSI, Synology Chat, Cloud Station, Download Station, Surveillance Station, Synology Drive, Synology Office, Hyper Backup, Backup tools, Storage Analyzer, iOS/Android applications
What customers say about "Features"
Synology DS1817+ 8-Bay Desktop NAS Enclosure
  • Software is very intuitive and stable.
  • That's great. OS is intuitive and is an excellent solution for long-term storage.
  • Love it. Simple to use. Great software.
  • This is very reliable and the essential software is very easy to use.
  • Lots of features and easy to use. Works well in Windows, Mac, and Linux environments.
Synology DS1817 8-Bay Desktop NAS Enclosure
  • The ARM processor is not the most powerful, but it's adequate for my needs.
  • Fast, quiet, great software. Great NAS unit.
  • The ISCSI function is very stable, I have storage shared on two different servers.
  • It works and the software works. Highly recommend.
  • The user interface is really clean and the system with stock RAM ran without any reall issues.
LAN Speed
1000 Mbps
10000 Mbps
Number of LAN
Number of USB
What customers say about "Interfaces"
Synology DS1817+ 8-Bay Desktop NAS Enclosure
  • This unit is amazing. Has great transfer speed.
  • Great product, works as expected, quick. Amazing number of connectors.
  • It was easy to set up. Great amount of USB ports.
  • All ports are delightfully located for comfortable use.
  • All the most necessary ports are present in it. Excellent data transfer rate.
Synology DS1817 8-Bay Desktop NAS Enclosure
  • Having 4x LAN ports for Link Aggregation is great.
  • Having 2 of 4 LAN ports being 10Gig ports is pretty impressive at this price point.
  • Easy to setup, very happy with my Diskstation. Fast transfer speeds.
  • The transfer speeds are quite quick. Amazing ports.
  • Great amount of ports. Especially LAN.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
3 year(s)
3 year(s)
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