Synology,RS3617xs NAS, Embedded Rack Station
The RS3617xs is a front-loading 2U unit that supports up to twelve 3.5″ or 2.5″ SATA 6Gb/s HDD/SSDs drives, which take up the majority of real estate on the front of the device. The build of the NAS device is on par with what we see with all rackmount Synologys.
Installing drives on the RackStation is a fairly simple process. Simply locate the small button on the drive tray handle and press it down to pull the drive tray handle out. Place the desired drive in the drive tray then turn it upside down to tighten the four screws to secure the drive. Insert the populated drive tray into the empty bay and push the handle inward until it’s securely in place.
On the left hand side of the front panel is the power button, status indicator, alert indicator (which indicate warnings regarding fans or temperature) and a ‘Beep Off’ button, which activates or deactivates the beeping sound that is emitted during malfunctions.
On the back panel is the PSU on/off switch and power port, PSU fan, console port (servicing purposes only), one USB 3.0 port, one USB 2.0 port, 1GbE RJ-45 port, the reset button, expansion port (for Synology expansion units), and two PCIe 3.0 slots (supports add-in network interface cards).