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Synology RS217 2-Bay Rackmount NAS (Network-Attached Storage) Enclosure


 RS217, Synology RS217 2-Bay Rackmount NAS (Network-Attached Storage) Enclosure

A compact and scalable NAS for small offices, the RS217 provides excellent network performance and rich business features.

Key Features

  • CPU - Marvell Armada 385 88F6820 32-bit Architecture
  • System Memory - 512 MB DDR3
  • 2 Bay
  • 2x Gigabit LAN ports | 1x USB 2.0 port | 2x USB 3.0 ports | 1x eSATA port
  • 3 Year Warranty
  • Compact and scalable for small offices
  • Provides excellent network performance and rich business features
  • RS217

Part No: RS217

Stock Code: 2072160


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Powerful centralised storage solution

The 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 a fast, Marvell ARMADA dual core processor, the RS217 is designed to maximise performance, enabling higher efficiency and cost effectiveness. The 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 reading.

Designed for reliability, RS217 comes with dual Gigabit LAN failover support to ensure continual network service in case of LAN failure. The hot-swappable dray 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 unauthorised or accidental withdrawal. To ensure scalability, the DS217 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 chassis, easy deployment

The RS217 comes in a compact 1U 2-bay rackmount chassis that is less than 12-inches deep and easily fit into a 2-post or wall-mount rack, ideal for businesses where space is at a premium. It is also resilient enough to withstanding an operating temperature up to 50°C/122°F, offering high reliability under extreme conditions. The improved fan design keeps the RS217's fan spinning at a very low speed, ensuring peace and quiet in the work environment at just 25.8dB(a).


Ultimate File Management and Sharing

File Station is a web-based, fast and secure management tool built to allow easy, drag-and-drop operations without requiring any complex setup on Mac or PC. Advanced search and filtering tools allow for easy organization and file sharing. For complete compatibility, RS217 supports the following protocols: AFP, FTP, iSCSI, NFS, SMB, and WebDAV.

Synchronise files across your devices


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 si protected at a high security level with the HTTPS, firewall, and IP auto-block mechanisms supported by RS217.

The Synology RS217 supports comprehensive network protocols, ensuring a seamless file sharing experience across Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms. Windows AD and LDAP integration allows the RS217 to quickly and effortlessly fit into any existing network infrastructure 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.


Real-time collaboration on your private cloud

Synology Office is a collaboration package combining the convenience and usability of public clouds with the data privacy and security guaranteed by private clouds. It allows you to work seamlessly together on documents and spreadsheets in a protected environment.

  • Real-time collaboration on the same online documents boost productivity
  • Instant communication on Synology Chat during the editing of documents or spreadsheets
  • Version control for you to navigate all the changes and retrieve previous versions with just a click

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 app, like DS get, DS file, and DS cloud, allow file download/access/synchronisation from anywhere at anytime.

Powered by Synology DSM

Surveillance Station

Complete surveillance solution for recording, monitoring, and management.

Desktop Backup

Simplified backup solution for your Mac, PC, and mobile devices.

Public Cloud Integration

Backup and synchronise data easily between your public cloud accounts and your NAS.


Award-winning operating system with intuitive user interface and powerful capabilities.


Comprehensive built-in security tools are constantly updated to protect your devices against evolving threats.

All-in-one server

Save additional investment by integrating various network services, web/mail services, management applications into your NAS.


From the Manufacturer



Form Factor Rackmount
Bays 2-Bay Rackmount
HDD Diskless
Pre-Populated Combinations None
Capacity 24 TB
Connectivity Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45), eSATA, USB 3.0, USB 2.0
IronWolf Health Management N
Ethernet Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45) x 2
USB USB 3.0 x 2, USB 2.0 x 1
Brand Name Synology

Controller TypeSerial ATA
RAID SupportedYes
RAID Levels0, 1, Basic, Hybrid RAID, JBOD
General Information
ManufacturerSynology, Inc
Manufacturer Part NumberRS217
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.synology.com
Brand NameSynology
Product LineRackStation
Product ModelRS217
Product NameRackStation RS217 SAN/NAS Server
Marketing InformationImproved performancePowered by a 1.33 GHz dual-core processor, RS217 delivers impressive performance with encrypted reading and writing speeds of 113 MB/s and 67 MB/s with link aggregation enabled, reaching a 214% improvement in overall encrypted data processing when compared with its predecessor. RS217 also delivers outstanding non-encrypted performance exceeding 210 MB/s in reading and 127 MB/s in writing.Compact 12-inch design suited for standard environments RS217 fits perfectly into two-post racks and wall mount racks without additional rail kits. It is also resilient enough to withstand operating temperature of up to 50ºC/122ºF, offering high reliability under challenging conditions. The compact design offers an affordable solution for both industrial standard environments and smaller server rooms with limited space.Dual LAN ensures continual network service RS217 comes with dual Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports with failover support to ensure continual network service in case of LAN failure. The hot-swappable design facilitates easy and risk-free hard drive replacement. The hard drive tray lock further secures your hard drives from unauthorized or accidental withdrawal.Convenient connectivity RS217 enables faster and more efficient external data transfers. 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 panel for quick access.Award winning OS - DiskStation Manager Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM) is a sleek, browser-based operating system running on every DiskStation and RackStation, which makes managing your Synology NAS a breeze. Featuring an intuitive user interface, DSM makes accessing and sharing your data smarter and simpler. Synology's Package Center lets you download and install useful add-on packages designed specifically for individual or business needs, meaning you can enjoy more entertainment in your life or better productivity at work.Modern collaboration tools RS217 comes with a comprehensive set of office applications, allowing you to maximize work productivity and improve team dynamics. Whether you are keeping track of household expenses or updating your project status, with SpreadSheet you can work together with other people on the same document in real-time as if you were sitting next to each other - even when you are miles apart. In addition, Note Station lets you and your team keep detailed notes and accomplish more tasks with features such as charts, presentation view, mail clipper, and much more.The most compatible sharingEnjoy seamless files sharing across Windows(r), Mac(r), and Linux(r) platforms as RS217 offers comprehensive network protocol support including FTP, SMB2, AFP, NFS and WebDAV. With Windows AD and LDAP integration, RS217 can fit effortlessly into any existing network environment - there is no need for IT administrators to maintain two sets of credentials. You also won't worry about missing files with the Recycle Bin feature which is supported on AFP, CIFS, File Station, and WebDAV. All files deleted in a shared folder will be automatically moved into the Recycle Bin.
Packaged Quantity1
Product TypeSAN/NAS Storage System
I/O Expansions
Number of Total Expansion Bays2
Number of 2.5"/3.5" Bays2
Total Number of USB Ports3
Number of USB 2.0 Ports1
Number of USB 3.0 Ports2
Network (RJ-45)Yes
Management & Protocols
ProtocolsiSCSI / DLNA / AFP / CIFS / Kerberos / FTP / NFS / SMB 2.0 / LDAP / DDNS / WEBDAV
Standard Memory512 MB
Memory TechnologyDDR3 SDRAM
Environmentally FriendlyYes
Network & Communication
Ethernet TechnologyGigabit Ethernet
Physical Characteristics
Height44 mm
Width435.6 mm
Depth291.3 mm
Form FactorRack-mountable
Rack Height1U
Weight (Approximate)3.46 kg
Processor & Chipset
Processor ManufacturerMarvell
Processor TypeArmada 385
Processor Model88F6820
Processor CoreDual-core (2 Core)
Processor Speed1.33 GHz
Operating SystemDiskStation Manager

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