What does this include:
Synology FS3017 8TB (8x1TB SSD) with Micro 1100 1TB SSD, Intel Xeon E5-2620 v3 x 2, 64-bit architecture Six Core 2.4 GHz, 64 GB (16 GB x 4) DDR4 ECC RDIMM, upgradeable to 512GB (32 GB x 16), Complete System ready to use out of the box. See Specification for further details.
Hard Disk Drives:
8 x Micron 1100 Solid State Drives 1TB each providing a total of 8TB Gross storage
NASBIT service at no extra charge – we install the drives, configure with RAID and burn test the system for 24-48hrs and then the final Q&A, double pack system for protection against damages in shipping and you are ready to use the NAS out of the box.
Read Our Product Brief below for a total overview of the Synology FS3017
Synology FlashStation FS3017 Product Overview
- Supports low-cost
- SATA SSDs
- Top NAS performance
- SAS3 support
- Great data protection tools
- Price is a little on the high side
Are you looking for a Holistic NAS solution that helps lower latency, boost performance and meet your data needs? SimplyNAS Flash solutions are an ideal way to update infrastructure to benefit from the advantages of all flash storage. Why wait on spinning disks when you can have powerful performance and improved reliability of solid-state drives.
SMBs and enterprises looking for the best storage performance are increasingly finding flash arrays have all the answers but this can come at a high price. Most only support expensive SAS SSDs so populating an array will cost many times more than the initial price of the hardware.
NAS supremo Synology makes its first move into all-flash territory with its FlashStation FS3017 which aims to offer an affordable alternative to the blue chips. This 2U rack appliance supports up to 24 SFF SSDs and lets you choose high-performing, high-cost SAS or low-cost, high-capacity SATA SSDs.
The asking price looks a little on the high side for the FS3017 when you consider the hardware specification which includes dual 2.4GHz E5-2620 v3 Xeons at the helm teamed up with a decent 64GB of ECC DDR4 memory. The motherboard has 16 DIMM slots allowing memory to be increased to an app-busting 512GB.
Hardware and design
The FS3017 exhibits the sturdy build quality we’ve come to expect from Synology. The appliance has a pair of embedded 10GBase-T ports and provides power redundancy in the shape of dual 800W hot-plug PSUs.
A removable cover in the lid provides access to four hot-plug cooling fans and air is directed over the motherboard by a very solid plastic shroud. The storage arrangement is unusual as Synology has deployed a triplet of LSI SAS 9300-8i PCI-Express adapter cards with six cables connecting them to the drive backplane.
The upside is they deliver full 12Gbps SAS 3 and 6Gbps SATA III services to the backplane but the downside is they only leave two PCI-Express expansion slots free. You can increase the network port count as the FS3017 supports industry standard single- and dual-port adapters from Intel and Emulex plus 25GbE and 40GbE Mellanox cards.
Further capacity expansion is possible as the appliance accepts two 12-bay RX1217sas or 24-bay RX2417sas disk shelves. To use them you must fit Synology’s FXC17 SAS 3 expansion card which has a hefty $850 price tag.
Deployment and RAID F1
Deployment is deftly handled by the browser-based Web Assistant and wizard which downloaded and installed the latest DSM 6.1 software. For testing we loaded up eight Micron 1100 1TB SSD drives and made acquaintances with Synology’s RAID F1 array option.
This is a new feature in DSM 6.1 and is designed to counteract potential SSD wear caused by program/erase (P/E) cycles. During array creation, the appliance nominates one SSD to receive more parity bits than the rest.
The idea is this SSD will wear out quicker than the rest and can be replaced when it reaches the end of its life. When a new SSD is installed, the array will take the next oldest one to receive the extra workload and you can keep an eye on them from the Storage Manager app which provides health information and estimated lifespan.
Synology is also working on a RAID F2 version which delivers dual SSD resiliency. And if SSD wear isn’t a concern, you can choose from a good selection of standard arrays types including RAID5 and 6.
Data protection goodness
Along with the new RAID array types, Synology’s DSM provides a wealth of data protection features. BTFRS volumes get NAS and IP SAN on-demand and scheduled snapshots and they can be replicated to remote Synology appliances as well.
NAS snapshots can also be replicated to local volumes allowing you to hold extra on-site copies for quick restores. Recovery options are excellent as we could restore or clone a share or LUN from the selected snapshot and use the File Station app to browse share snapshots and select individual files and folders.
The clever Hyper Backup app gets even more useful features as along with support for 19 different types of backup tasks, it can run integrity checks on backups and offers basic file-level deduplication. Workstations can be synced to the appliance using Synology’s client software but if you don’t want to load these you can use the handy Active Backup app which secures Windows and Linux shared drives and directories directly to the appliance without requiring an agent.
The real advantage of flash storage isn't speed – though it has plenty of that. ITS TIME.
Your external and internal stakeholders all depend on your company data, and they all need it instantly. When its not there fast enough decision making slows down, business lags and satisfaction decreases.
Flash Storage helps you put data in the hands of those that need it in less time than traditional alternatives. Here is what you can get;
- Improved customer and internal satisfaction
- Increased Efficiency
- Extended life and improved reliability
- Optimized IT productivity
A starting price of $9,995 for an all-flash appliance without dual controller redundancy is a little on the high side but this is outweighed by the option to use low-cost SATA SSDs. SMBs that want an affordable all-flash solution should consider the FlashStation FS3017.
|CPU Model||Intel Xeon E5-2620 v3 x 2|
|CPU Frequency||Six Core 2.4 GHz|
|Hardware Encryption Engine (AES-NI)|
|System Memory||64 GB DDR4 ECC RDIMM|
|Memory Module Pre-installed||16 GB x 4|
|Total Memory Slots||16|
|Memory Expandable up to||512GB (32 GB x 16)|
|Compatible Drive Type* (See all supported drives)||
|Maximum Single Volume Size||
|Hot Swappable Drive|
|USB 3.0 Port||2|
|Notes||exFAT Access is purchased separately in Package Center.|
|Size (Height x Width x Depth)||88 mm x 482 mm x 724 mm|
|RJ-45 10GbE LAN Port||2 (with Link Aggregation / Failover support)|
|PCIe Slot for Network Card (See more)||
|System Fan||80 mm x 80 mm x 4 pcs|
|Fan Speed Mode||
|Easy Replacement System Fan|
|Wireless Support (dongle)|
|Noise Level*||55.4 dB(A)|
|Scheduled Power On/Off|
|Power Supply Unit / Adapter||2 X 800W|
|AC Input Power Voltage||100V to 240V AC|
|Power Frequency||47/63 Hz, Single Phase|
|Power Consumption*||321 W (Access)
156 W (HDD Hibernation)
|British Thermal Unit||1095.29 BTU/hr (Access)
532.29 BTU/hr (HDD Hibernation)
|Redundant Power Supply (for xs+ and RP model)|
|Operating Temperature||5°C to 35°C (40°F to 95°F)|
|Storage Temperature||-20°C to 60°C (-5°F to 140°F)|
|Relative Humidity||5% to 95% RH|
|Maximum Internal Volume Number||1024|
|Maximum iSCSI Target Number||128|
|Maximum iSCSI LUN||512|
|iSCSI LUN Clone/Snapshot, Windows ODX|
|Supported RAID Type||
|Volume Expansion with Larger HDDs||
|Volume Expansion by Adding a HDD||
|Global Hot Spare Supported RAID Type||
|SSD Read/Write Cache (White Paper)|
|File Sharing Capacity|
|Maximum Local User Accounts||16000|
|Maximum Local Groups||512|
|Maximum Shared Folder||512|
|Maximum Shared Folder Sync Tasks||32|
|Maximum Concurrent CIFS/AFP/FTP Connections||13000|
|Windows Access Control List (ACL) Integration|
|NFS Kerberos Authentication|
|High Availability Manager|
|Syslog Events per Second||3000|
|VMware vSphere 6 with VAAI|
|Windows Server 2012|
|Windows Server 2012 R2|
|Add-on Packages (learn more about the complete add-on package list)|
|Antivirus by McAfee (Trial)|
|Central Management System|
|Cloud Station Server|
|Maximum Concurrent File Transfers||16000|
|Maximum Concurrent File Transfers (with RAM expansion)||30000|
|Maximum Docker DSM Number (Licenses required)||100 (including 1 Free License) (Learn more)|
|exFAT Access (optional)|
|MailPlus / MailPlus Server|
|Free Email Accounts||5 (Licenses required for additional accounts)|
|Recommended MailPlus Client Number||Up to 1800|
|Maximum Server Performance||4,129,000 emails per day, approx. 126GB|
|Maximum Simultaneous Editing Users||100|
|Maximum Snapshots per Shared Folder||1024|
|Maximum Snapshots of all Shared Folder||65536|
|Maximum IP cam (Licenses required)||100 (including 2 Free License) (See All Supported IP Cameras)|
|Total FPS (H.264)*||3000 FPS @ 720p (1280x720)
3000 FPS @ 1080p (1920×1080)
1500 FPS @ 3M (2048x1536)
1000 FPS @ 5M (2591x1944)
|Total FPS (MJPEG)*||2000 FPS @ 720p (1280x720)
750 FPS @ 1080p (1920×1080)
540 FPS @ 3M (2048x1536)
425 FPS @ 5M (2591x1944)
|Notes||Surveillance Station throughput is tested with Axis network camera, using continuous recording with live view from Surveillance Station and motion detection by camera. Live view and recording are sharing the same stream from the camera.|
|Environment & Packaging|
|Notes||FS3017 supports up to 2 Synology Expansion Unit RX1217sas / RX2417sas when the optional FS3017 Expansion Card (FXC17) is installed.|
The Case for buying an Integrated NAS System from SimplyNAS
Buying a NAS doesn't have to be complicated or stressful. This may only occur at times when looking to buy a diskless NAS as the risk element of receiving a faulty NAS or drives are accentuated. Nothing wrong in buying a diskless NAS and adding your own drives, the savings made may offset the inconvenience of receiving faulty NAS/Drives and having to go deal with returns, or does it? The argument against buying a diskless and self-populating with drives is quite compelling.
- We ensure all drives are compatible with the relevant manufacturer, model provide conformity with the relevant compatibility guidelines.
- All our disk drives are sourced from manufacturer recommended distributors – we don't buy aftermarket drives or purchase on open grey markets.
- All our disk drives are sourced from manufacturer recommended distributors – we don't buy aftermarket drives or purchase on open grey markets.
- Our comprehensive batch rotation ensures customer avoid batch issues and thus promote reliability and longevity.
- Our methodology for configuration, setting RAID and in-depth burn testing process for disk drives and NAS servers is unsurpassable and the small premium paid for this service is worth its weight in gold.
- We are authorized partners for all the NAS servers we stock.
- We only sell and support NAS solutions, as a specialist our knowledge is unsurpassable.
- Our expertise within the technical arena for NAS servers, provides the glue for preventing our customers from making an incorrect buying decision, as we share our knowledge.
- Our extensive and professional burn-testing service ensure the optimization and deployment of both NAS and Disk Drives is done to provide peace of mind and total integration.
- Ready to use out of the box, no if's or buts.
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At SimplyNAS we balance performance, reliability and compatibility to ensure customers get optimized NAS based disk solutions that perfectly match their Storage needs. All our pre-configured NAS systems are evenly balanced in the areas that really matter.
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What is NASBIT?
NASBIT© is a Licensed trademark of SimplyNAS. The acronym stands for Network Attached Storage Burn in Testing. This term is used to describe the process of testing new Network Attached Storage (NAS) hardware and firmware for faults before putting it to use in a live environment. This is done by running 'Stress testing' software for a stipulated period of time often 24 to 48 hours, but longer if needed.
When we receive an order for a NAS system pre-installed with disk drives it's prepared and configured with RAID followed by burn testing to ensure the entire system undergoes a thorough examination thus ensuring the server passes all tests to the highest standards set by us. Should the system hardware or any associated components fail at any point of the testing cycle the system is pulled and returned back as faulty our relevant vendor partner, the process seems simple but setting it up is far from easy.
Hard Disk Drives
All Hard disk drives are pre-tested prior to integration; the smallest of faults be it tolerable within industry standards are classified by us as faults, the hard drive is rejected and eliminated from the process and again returned back to source as a D.O.A. (dead on arrival). We continue to select drives from different batches, so as to eliminate any bad batches that may have been produced during manufacturing.
One integrated the drives are put through a vigorous routine that includes stress testing, including temperature tests and a host of read, writes to ensure the drive platters are stressed to the nth degree.
First, when the new server is turned on, we boot off of the network, and proceed to run the memory test that takes its sweet time, almost 10-12 hours dependent on manufacturer and model.
The appropriate RAID level is set and the system awaits completion of RAID synchronization. Once completed the NAS server undergoes numerous re-boots and a deletion of original RAID and a final re-build of RAID level again.
Why is NAS Burn in Testing (NASBIT©) necessary?
If within the designated time span the NAS servers are still running and with zero faults, it is considered suitable for rolling out to our customers. If there is a failure of any kind the systems is replaced with a new one, including hard drives and the process starts again, until the NAS servers passes with ZERO faults.
You would normally expect that this level of testing would be completed by the hardware manufacturers and so these tests shouldn't show up any faults. In our experience of testing hundreds of machines we do find faults, and we do send systems back.
The reason it is so important to perform this level of testing on NAS servers is that the uptime demands are so high. The slightest faults will cause outages and downtime. Once a NAS server is deployed, never again will you have the opportunity to take it offline and perform such detailed testing. Even if it were to crash, there is always a demand that it be put back online as quickly as possible, not left offline whilst thorough diagnostics are completed.
Always remember this is hardware and failures can and will occur even after burn testing has been carried, that is a fact of life we cannot avoid, but we do try and eliminate some of the hassle factor with testing. Thank you for buying from us, we truly appreciate your custom.
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