Synology RackStation RS217 2-bay NAS Server

Synology Part #/MPN: RS217

DiscTech Item #: SYN-RS217-BN-2Y

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Interface Types: SATA, eSATA External, USB 2.0, USB 3.0 3.1 3.2, Ethernet RJ45

Form Factor: 3.5inx1.0in LFF Hard Drive

Encryption/SED Supported

Electrical Interface: Ethernet Gigabit - 1Gbps

On-Board Cache: 512MB

Bays/Ports/Slots: 2

U Height: 1U

Wattage/VA: 100W

Voltage: 110-240V Multi

Synology RackStation RS217 2-Bay 1U SATA Dual Core NAS Server - Diskless - Brand New

Synology RackStation RS217 2-Bay 1U SATA / Serial ATA Dual Core NAS /Network Attached Storage Server - Diskless - Brand New

Synology RackStation RS217 2-bay 1U Network Attached Storage Server includes ...

  • Marvell ARMADA 385 88F6820 dual-core 1.33GHz CPU
  • 512MB DDR3 Ram
  • 1 x USB 2.0 ports
  • 2 x USB 3.0 ports
  • 1 x eSATA Port
  • 2 x Ethernet RJ45 1GbE LAN ports
  • 2 drive bays
  • Accepts 3.5" and 2.5" SATA hard drives and 2.5" SATA solid state drives.
  • Encryption capable.

RackStation RS217
Synology RackStation RS217 is a compact and cost effective 2-bay rackmount NAS with outstanding performance, providing a smart entry into rack-level storage for small, growing businesses to effectively manage, share and sync data. Powered by the award winning DSM software, the RS217 is ready to take your business to the next level.

Excellent Price/Performance Ratio
Synology RS217 is an affordable and reliable solution for a small office or business. Powered by a fast, Marvell® ARMADA™ dual core processor, Synology RS217 is designed to maximize performance, enabling higher efficiency and cost effectiveness. Synology RS217 delivers an average of over 127.51 MB/s in writing speed under RAID 1 configuration in a Windows® environment, and over 210.87 MB/s in reading1 , making it one of the best values in 2-bay rackmount NAS devices available today.

Designed for reliability, RS217 comes with dual Gigabit LAN failover support to ensure continual network service in case of LAN failure. The hot-swappable drive tray design allows for easy installation and maintenance for both 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch HDDs without any additional tools. The hard drive tray lock further secures your hard drives from unauthorized or accidental withdrawal. To ensure scalability, RS217 provides an eSATA and two USB 3.0 ports in the back, along with one USB 2.0 port on the front for convenient access.

Compact 12-inch Depth
Synology RS217, a 1U 2-bay rackmount NAS server with a depth of only 12 inches, offers an affordable and comprehensive solution for both industrial standard environments and smaller server rooms with limited space. Its compact size fits perfectly into a 2-position rack and wall mount rack without the need for an additional rail kit. It is also resilient enough to withstand an operating temperature of up to 50°C/122°F, offering high reliability under extreme conditions. The improved fan design keeps Synology RS217’s fan spinning at a very low speed, ensuring peace and quiet in the work environment at just 25.8dB(a) .

Comprehensive Office Applications
With Synology RS217 and its rich business applications, you can boost personal productivity and more importantly, work more efficiently. SpreadSheet allows you to create, edit and simultaneously collaborate on a spreadsheet with multiple users on any browser, and share it with a specific group of people effortlessly. VPN Server offers an easy VPN solution, providing a secure way of connecting to a private LAN from a remote location. RADIUS Server strengthens network security by overseeing wireless access authentication via the RADIUS (Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service) networking protocol. Surveillance Station offers a centralized interface to manage IP cameras deployed in your office or home, allowing users traveling miles away to safeguard their personal environment by watching live views, recording events, and taking snapshots with a computer or iOS/Android device.

Cross-Platform File Sharing and Data Synchronization
Synology RS217 supports comprehensive network protocols, ensuring a seamless file sharing experience across Windows®, Mac®, and Linux® platforms. Windows AD and LDAP integration allow RS217 to fit quickly and effortlessly into any existing network environment without the necessity to recreate user accounts. Cloud Sync keeps your Dropbox, Google™ Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, Baidu and Box storages in sync with your Synology NAS at home. The Cloud Station Suite allows you to sync files among multiple devices — Windows PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android™ tablets/phones — effortlessly keeping everything up-to-date. All file sharing over the Internet is protected at a high security level with the HTTPS, firewall, and IP auto-block mechanisms supported by RS217.

Easy and Smart Backup Solutions
With block-level incremental backup and cross-version deduplication, Synology Hyper Backup provides multi-version backup with optimized storage utilization and allows multiple backup destinations to local shared folders, external hard drives, network shared folders, rsync servers, and public cloud services. Hyper Backup Vault provides an overview of all the backup history and storage consumption of each backup task.

Anywhere/Anytime Availability
QuickConnect and EZ-Internet configure your RS217 to be accessed over the Internet with minimal effort. Multimedia content is easily accessible via Synology’s popular mobile apps like DS photo, DS audio, and DS video. Other apps, like DS get, DS file, and DS cloud, allow file download/access/synchronization from anywhere at anytime.

Energy Efficient and Easy Management Design
Synology RS217 is designed and developed with energy efficiency in mind. Compared with its other rackmount storage server counterparts, RS217 consumes only 21.25W in regular operation. The support of Wake on LAN/WAN and scheduled power on and off can further reduce power consumption and operation cost. HDD hibernation can be configured to take effect automatically when the system has been inactive for a specified period of time. This not only saves energy but also extends the lifespan of the hard disks.

All Synology products are produced with RoHS compliant parts and packed with recyclable packing materials. Synology acknowledges its responsibility as a global citizen to continually work to reduce the environmental impact of every product produced.


  • Compact 2-bay rackmount NAS for your small office or business
  • Encryption performance improved by 214% to 113.09 MB/s in reading and 67.68 MB/s in writing
  • Outstanding performance at 210.87 MB/s in reading and 127.51 MB/s in writing
  • Dual-core CPU with hardware encryption engine
  • Dual 1GbE LAN with failover and Link Aggregation support
  • 12-inch depth to fit in 2-Post Rack & Wall Mount Rack
  • Features SuperSpeed USB3.0 and eSATA ports for fast data transmission
  • Hot-swappable hard drive tray design
  • High endurance design allowing for operating temperatures up to 50°C (122°F)

Synology RackStation
Model NumberRS217
CPUMarvell ARMADA 385 88F6820 dual-core 1.33GHz
Hardware encryption engineYes
RAM sizeDDR3 512MB
Compatible drive type3.5”/2.5” SATA x 2 (hard drives not included)
Maximum internal raw capacity20TB (10TB HDD x 2) (actual capacity depending on volume types)
External port
  • USB 3.0 port x 2
  • USB 2.0 port x 1
  • eSATA port x 1
  • Size (HxWxD)44 mm x 435.6 mm x 291.3 mm
    Weight3.46 kg / 7.63lbs
    LANGigabit (RJ-45) x 2
    Wake on LAN/WANYes
    Scheduled power on / offYes
    AC input power voltage100V to 240V AC/td>
    Power frequency50/60Hz, single phase
    Operating temperature5°C to 50°C (40°F - 122°F)
    Storage temperature-20°C to 60°C (-5°F to 140°F)
    Relative humidity5% to 95% RH
    Networking protocolCIFS, AFP, NFS, FTP, WebDAV, CalDAV, iSCSI, Telnet, SSH, SNMP, VPN (PPTP, OpenVPN™ , L2TP)
    File systemInternal: ext4
    External: ext4, ext3, FAT, NTFS, HFS+ (read only), exFAT
    Supported RAID typeSynology Hybrid RAID (SHR), Basic, JBOD, RAID 0, RAID 1
    Storage managementMaximum single volume size: 16TB, Maximum internal volume: 256, Maximum iSCSI Target: 10, Maximum iSCSI LUN: 10
    File sharing capabilityMaximum user account: 2048, Maximum group: 256, Maximum shared folder: 256, Maximum concurrent CIFS/AFP/FTP/File Station connection: 128
    PrivilegeWindows Access Control List (ACL)
    Directory service Windows AD Integration: Domain Users login via Samba (CIFS)/AFP/FTP/File Station, LDAP integration
    SecurityFTP over SSL/TLS, IP auto-block, firewall, encrypted network backup over Rsync, HTTPS connection
    UtilitiesSynology Web Assistant, Cloud Station Drive, Cloud Station Backup, Cloud Sync Decryption Tool, Evidence Integrity Authenticator, Photo Station Uploader
    Supported clientsWindows 7 onwards and Mac OS X® 10.10 onwards
    Supported browsersChrome™, Firefox®, Internet Explorer® 9 onwards, Safari® 8 onwards, Safari (iOS® 7 onwards on iPad®), Chrome (Android 4.0 onwards on tablets)
    LanguageEnglish, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Dansk, Norsk, Svensk, Nederlands, Русский, Polski, Magyar, Português do Brasil, Português Europeu, Türkçe, Český
    File StationVirtual drive, remote folder, Windows ACL editor, compress/extract archived files, bandwidth control for specific users or groups, create sharing links, transfer logs
    Backup solutions Network backup; local backup; desktop backup; configuration backup; OS X Time Machine; backup data to public cloud; shared folder sync - maximum task number: 4
    FTP ServerBandwidth control for TCP connections, custom FTP passive port range, anonymous FTP, FTP SSL/TLS and SFTP protocols, boot over the network with TFTP and PXE support, transfer logs
    Printer ServerMaximum printer: 2, printing protocols: LPR, CIFS, IPP, iOS printing, Google Cloud Print™, multi functional print server (MFP functions are for Windows PC only)
    Security AdvisorMalware detection/removal, user account/password, network, system-related security scan
    iOS / Android™ applicationsDS cloud, DS file, DS finder, DS cam, DS note, DS audio, DS get, DS photo, DS video
    Windows Phone® applications DS file, DS finder, DS audio, DS get, DS photo, DS video
    Add-on Packages
    Antivirus EssentialFull system scan, scheduled scan, white list customization, virus definition auto update
    Cloud Station ServerMaximum concurrent file transfers: 256, retain historical and deleted file versions
    Cloud SyncOne or two-way synchronization with public cloud storage providers including Amazon Cloud Drive, Amazon S3-compatible storage, Baiduyun, Box, Dropbox, Google Cloud Storage, Google Drive, hubiC, Megafon Disk, Microsoft OneDrive, OpenStack Swift-compatible storage, WebDAV servers, Yandex Disk
    DLNA/UPnP® Media ServerDLNA certified, PS3®/PS4®/Xbox 360®/Xbox One® support
    Download StationSupported download protocols: BT/HTTP/FTP/NZB/eMule
    Maximum concurrent download task: 30
    Log CenterSSL connection, log rotation: 6 months, 1 year, 2 years, 3 years, email notification
    Note Station Rich-text note organization with versioning, encryption, sharing, media embedding and attachments
    Storage AnalyzerVolume and quota usage, total size of files, volume usage and trends based on past usage, size of shared folders, largest/most/least frequently modified files
    Surveillance StationMaximum IP camera: 16 (total of 480 FPS at 720p, H.264) (Including two free camera licenses. Procurement of additional licenses is required.)
    VPN ServerMaximum connections: 5; supported VPN protocols: PPTP, OpenVPN™, L2TP
    Web Station Virtual host (up to 30 websites), PHP/MariaDB®, 3rd-party applications support
    Other packagesPhoto Station, Audio Station, iTunes® Server, 3rd-party packages
    Environment and Packaging
    Environment safetyRoHS compliant
    Package contentRS217 main unit, Quick Installation Guide, accessory pack, AC power cord
    Optional accessoriesCamera License Pack, VS360HD

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    ROHS Compliant

    Weight: 9 lb

    Warranty: 2 Year Manufacturer

    Brand New

    Condition Levels Explained

    The product is brand new.

    2 Year Manufacturer Warranty

    Product Warranties Explained

    The product has a manufacturer warranty for the time period specified.