Synology FlashStation FS3017

The new device by Synology, an all-flash NAS named FS3017, marks the first time the vendor has issued something entirely targeted for flash, not simply also supporting it. FS3017 is said to be ideal for big data analysis, video post-production, virtualization, and handling demanding database applications.

FS3017 uses the award winning DSM operating system, which comes with several features including built-in Snapshot Replication which creates 65,000 backup copies to offsite servers, and an inclusive virtualization solution that incorporates VMware, Citrix, Hyper-V, and OpenStack integration. DSM also has Windows ACL, Windows AD and LDAP integration support, plus various application privileges.

Synology claims that the FS3017 can reach over 200K IOPS in 4k random writing using RDMA technology. It carries dual Intel Xeon 6-core processors, 64GB DDR4 ECC RDIMM (expandable up to 512GB), dual built-in 10GBase-T ports, and supports optional 10GbE / 25GbE / 40GbE NICs.

Key specifications:

Form factor: 2U

CPU: 2 x Intel Xeon E5-2620 six-core 2.4GHz

Memory: 64GB DDR4-2133 ECC RDIMM, expandable up to 512GB

Hardware encryption engine: Yes (AES-NI)

RAID types:

  • RAID F1
  • Basic
  • JBOD
  • RAID 0
  • RAID 1
  • RAID 5
  • RAID 6
  • RAID 10

Drives & Capacity

  • Drive bays: 24
  • Compatible drive types: 2.5″ SAS SSD / HDD or SATA SSD
  • Maximum Single Volume Size
    • 200 TB (for RAID 5 or RAID 6 groups only)
    • 108 TB
  • Hot-swappable

File system

  • Internal: Btrfs, ext4
  • External: Btrfs, ext4, ext3, FAT, NTFS, HFS+, exFAT


  • 2 x USB 3.0
  • 2 x RJ45 10GbE LAN Port
  • PCIe Slot for Network Card
    • 1 x Gen3 x16 slot (x16 link)
    • 1 x Gen3 x8 slot (x8 link)


  • 80 mm x 80 mm x 4 pcs
  • Full-Speed Mode
  • Quiet Mode
  • Easy Replacement System Fan
  • Noise level: 55.4 dB(A)


  • Supply Unit/Adapter:  2 X 800W
  • AC Input Power Voltage: 100V to 240V AC
  • Power Frequency: 47/63 Hz, Single Phase
  • Power Consumption
    • 321W (Access)
    • 267W (HDD Hibernation)
    • 156W (System Hibernation)
  • British Thermal Unit
    • 1095.29 BTU/hr (Access)
    • 911.04 BTU/hr (HDD Hibernation)
    • 532.29 BTU/hr (System Hibernation)


  • 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


  • Dimensions (Height x Width x Depth): 88 mm x 482 mm x 724 mm
  • Weight: 17.13 kg

Warranty: 5-year

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Oksana Zybinskaya
Oksana Zybinskaya
Online Marketing Manager at StarWind. In touch with virtualization world, may know stuff you are interested in.