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Synology DS1618+ photos: The beauty of the beast

Synology recently released its 6-bay DS1618+ NAS server, capable of delivering a massive amount of storage space. Behold the server’s design and some of its features in the photos below. For more, check out its full review.

Synology DS1618+ photos: Front

Despite the high capacity, the DS1618+ is quite compact. Note: that's my hand and I wear glove size X (or XL on a good day.)
Despite the high capacity, the DS1618+ is quite compact. Note: that’s my hand, and I wear glove size X (or XL on a good day.)
You can install/replace drives on the DS1618+ easily without using any tools.
You can install/replace drives on the DS1618+ easily without using any tools.

The DS1618+'s drive bays without the drives.
The DS1618+’s drive bays without the drives.
To avoid accidental pullouts, the trays' latch has a lock and two keys are included with the server.
To avoid accidental pullouts, the trays’ latch has a lock, and two keys are included with the server.

Synology DS1618+photos: Back

The the back the DS1618+ has four network ports, two USB 3.1 ports and two eSATA ports. The eSATA ports can each be used to host a 5-bay DS517 extension units. In all the DS1618+ can house up to 16 internal drives.
On the back, the DS1618+ has four network ports, two USB 3.1 ports, and two eSATA ports. The eSATA ports can each be used to host 5-bay DS517 extension units. In all the DS1618+ can house up to 16 internal drives.
The server's two fans are designed to deliver lots of air flow even at low speed to keep the server quiet, even during heavy operations.
The server’s two fans are designed to deliver lots of air flow even at low speed to keep the server quiet, even during extended operations.
These are standard ventilation fans and you can replace them easily.
These are standard ventilation fans, and you can replace them easily.
The server has a PCIe slot to host a Synology add-on card.
The server has a PCIe slot to host a Synology add-on card.

The PCIe slot can host one of these two accessories:

  • Synology M2D17: A Dual M.2 SATA SSD adapter card that boosts the DS1618+’s performance with SSD cache. Or
  • Synology E10G17-F2 (the E10G17-F1 works too) 10GbE NIC: This is a next-gen network card that delivers up to 10,000Mbps throughput speed and enables the DS1618+’s network speed to over 1,550MB/s in reading and 580MB/s in writing in a RAID 5.

Synology DS1618+ photos: Inside

It's easy to open up the DS1618+. The top cover can be removed after you undo the four screw in on the back.
It’s easy to open up the DS1618+. The top cover can be removed after you undo the four screws in on the back.
The DS1618+'s left side without the cover. Note the PCIe slot.
The DS1618+’s left side without the cover. Note the PCIe slot.
The Synology DS1618+'s right side without the cover. Note the power supply.
The Synology DS1618+’s right side without the cover. Note the power supply.

Synology DS1618+ photos: Others

The Synology DS1618+'s system memory (RAM) bay is on its underside. There are two RAM slots one only one beign occupied with a 4GB stick. The server can have the max amount of up to 32GB.
The Synology DS1618+’s system memory (RAM) bay is on its underside. There are two RAM slots one only preoccupied with a 4GB stick. The server can have the max amount of up to 32GB.
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