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FlashStation FS3017
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FlashStation FS3017

Sorry, this product is no longer available, replaced by the FS3400 or FS6400.



Designed for lightning-fast computing environments, Synology FlashStation FS3017 is a highly reliable, cost-efficient, and ultra-high performance all-flash storage solution with comprehensive business applications for enterprise users. Synology FlashStation FS3017 simplifies data management and optimizes virtualization environments, with minimal time investment in setup and maintenance. Synology FS3017 is backed with Synology’s 5-year limited warranty.

  • 200,000 4K Random Write IOPS, ultrahigh performance with low latency
  • Dual Intel Xeon 6-core CPU and 64GB DDR4 ECC RDIMM, expandable up to 512GB
  • Dual onboard 10GBase-T ports, capable of installing optional 10GbE / 25GbE / 40GbE NICs with iSCSI over RDMA
  • Complete virtualization solution for VMware, Windows Hyper-V, Citrix and Openstack
  • Advanced Btrfs file system offering 65,000 system-wide snapshots and 1,024 snapshots per shared folder
  • Scale up to 72 drives with 2 x Synology Expansion Unit RX2417sas
  • Backed with Synology’s 5-year limited warranty & Synology Replacement Service (SRS)

Astonishing Performance

Powered by two Intel Xeon E5-2620 six-core CPUs and 64GB DDR4 ECC RDIMM (up to 512GB), Synology FS3017 delivers over 200,000 4K Random Write IOPS1 , making it ideal for video post-productions, mail server, virtualization and database applications, which require ultra-high performance and low latency.

FS3017 comes with dual 10GBase-T ports and supports optional 10GbE / 25GbE / 40GbE network interface cards, allowing more flexibilities for network configurations. Network performance is further enhanced with iSCSI over RDMA2 and Non-Uniform Memory Access (NUMA) integration.

Cost Effective Unified Storage

Synology FS3017 is compatible to major SAS / SATA SSD brands to avoid vendor lock-in. FS3017 is also a unified storage server supporting iSCSI protocol and file sharing services, which provides the cost savings and simplicity of consolidating storage over an existing network while providing the flexibility required by virtual server environments. In addition to the internal 24 drive bays, FS3017 supports up to two Synology Expansion Unit RX2417sas to provide a total of 72 2.5" drive bays for flexible storage management.

Virtualization Ready

FS3017 provides seamless storage solutions for virtualization environments, including VMware, Citrix, Hyper-V, and OpenStack. With VMware vSphere 6 and VAAI integration certified, FS3017 helps offload specific storage operations and optimizes computing power for unparalleled performance and efficiency in VMware environments. Windows Offloaded Data Transfer (ODX) and Synology Advanced LUN support greatly improves the efficiency on massive data transfer and migration. With OpenStack support, FS3017 can be used as a block-based storage component for servers complying with the Cinder API.

Rock-Solid Data Protection

The Snapshot Replication application provides schedulable, near-instantaneous data protection. It replicates 65,000 system-wide backup copies to offsite servers and local volumes, bringing near-instantaneous data protection and ensuring data in shared folders or virtual machines in iSCSI LUNs remain available in the event of a disaster.

With block-level incremental backup and cross-version deduplication, Synology Hyper Backup provides multi-version backup with optimized storage space utilization and allows multiple backup destinations to local shared folders, external hard drives, network shared folders, rsync server, and public cloud services.

Comprehensive Business Applications

Powered by the innovative Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM), FS3017 comes fully-equipped with applications and features designed specifically for large-scale business:

  • Windows AD and LDAP support allowing easy integration with existing business directory services without recreating user accounts.
  • Windows ACL support provides fine-grained access control and efficient privilege settings, allowing FS3017 to fit seamlessly into current infrastructure.
  • MailPlus allows your business to set up a secure, reliable, and private mail server while giving your employees a modern mail client for receiving and sending messages.

Reliability and System Availability

System reliability is of paramount importance to businesses which depend upon their commercial servers every day. FS3017 responds to these concerns with wide-ranging availability and redundancy features:

  • Synology RAID F1 optimizes RAID volume integrity and extends SSD lifespan.
  • Synology High Availability ensures seamless transition between clustered servers in the event of one node failing with minimal impact to applications.
  • Redundant power supplies, system fans, and multiple network ports with failover support ensure maximum continuous service uptime.
  • DDR4 ECC RDIMM detects and corrects errors during data transmission.
  • The tool-free system fan design allows hot swapping and simple exchanging of malfunctioned system fans. Optional Synology RKS1317 rail kit provides fast and easy system installation and maintenance.


Astonishing performance, no more bottlenecks

Enterprises are now challenged to handle I/O-intensive and latency sensitive applications, whether it's managing large raw files, virtual machines, or databases, FS3017 is an easy to maintain, affordable, yet powerful all-flash NAS solution for businesses.

Cost-effective flexibility

Due to vendor lock-in, all-flash storage is notoriously expensive, but FS3017 accepts both high-end SAS SSD and the more mainstream SATA SSD. Raw capacity of FS3017 reaches 90TB1.

Cost-effective flexibility

Compared with traditional RAID, RAID F1 distributes uneven workload to SSDs to prevent all drives from wearing out simultaneously.


Due to the peculiarities of SSD and RAID technology, a common challenge lies in how to prevent all of the drives from failing at the same time because of the evenly distributed workload. RAID F1 alleviates this problem with a specially designed algorithm to unevenly distribute workload to drives, enhancing the resilience of the storage pool and ensuring your data remains safe.

Future-proof networking
Future-proof networking

FS3017 is equipped with two 10GBase-T ports. If you need more horsepower, FS3017 also has two PCIe slots available for adding more Ethernet controllers. Choose between 10GbE, 25GbE, and 40GbE to unlock FS3017's full potential. In addition, you can leverage iSCSI over RDMA technology to enhance iSCSI performance by up to 80% with an optional purchase of supported NIC on FS3017.

Fully certified storage virtualization solutions

Synology iSCSI storage fully supports most virtualization solutions to enhance work efficiency with easy management interface. VMware vSphere 6 and VAAI integration helps offload storage operations and optimizes computation efficiency. Windows Offloaded Data Transfer (ODX) speeds up data transfer and migration rate. OpenStack Cinder support turns your Synology NAS into a block-based storage component.

VMwave Ready
Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2012 R2
Citrix Ready

5 year warranty

Synology's 5-year limited warranty provides hardware replacement and technical support via email and telephone services, maximizing your enterprises' return on investment.

5 year warranty

Powered by Synology DSM

Snapshot Replication

Snapshot Replication

Provides schedulable and instantaneous data protection for shared folders and virtual machines on iSCSI LUNs in the event of disaster.

Synology High Availability

Synology High Availability

Ensures seamless service transition between clustered servers in the event of a server failure.

Hyper Backup

Hyper Backup

Store multiple backup versions with block-level incremental data backup and cross-version deduplication.



Manage multiple Synology NAS servers simultaneously on a centralized interface to increase business efficiency.

Cloud Station Suite

Cloud Station Suite

Synchronize cross-platform data automatically with file version control on all your devices.



Secure, reliable, and private mail server solution with an intuitive and modern mail client.

Product Views:

Synology FS3017 Front View
Synology FS3017 Left View
Synology FS3017 Left Side View
Synology FS3017 Rear View
Synology FS3017 Right Side View
Synology FS3017 Right View

Technical Specifications:

Front View

Rear View

  1. Power button and indicator
  2. Beep off button
  3. Drive status indicator
  4. Drive tray
  5. PSU fan
  6. Power port
  7. PSU indicator
  8. Console port
  9. USB 3.0 port
  10. 10GbE RJ-45 port
  11. PCIe 3.0 slot
  12. Reset button
Hardware Specifications:
CPU Model Intel Xeon E5-2620 v3 x 2
CPU Architecture 64-bit
CPU Frequency 6-Core 2.4 GHz
Hardware Encryption Engine
System Memory 64 GB DDR4 ECC RDIMM
Memory Module Pre-installed 64GB (4 x 16GB)
Total Memory Slots 16
Memory Expandable up to 512GB (32 GB x 16)
Drive Bay(s) 24
Maximum Drive Bays with Expansion Unit 48 (RX1217sas) / 72 (RX2417sas)
Compatible Drive Type
  • 2.5" SATA SSD
  • 2.5" SAS HDD
  • 2.5" SAS SSD
Maximum Internal Raw Capacity 96 TB (4 TB drive x 24) (Capacity may vary by RAID types)
Maximum Raw Capacity with Expansion Units 288 TB (4 TB drive x 72) (Capacity may vary by RAID types)
Maximum Single Volume Size
  • 200 TB (for RAID 5 or RAID 6 groups only)
  • 108 TB
Hot Swappable Drive
  • "Compatible drive type" indicates the drives that have been tested to be compatible with Synology products. This term does not indicate the maximum connection speed of each drive bay.
  • Expansion of the internal volume is only supported if the combined single volume size does not exceed the maximum limit of 108TB or 200TB if upgraded to 32GB RAM or more.
External Ports
RJ-45 1GbE LAN Port 2 (with Link Aggregation / Failover support)
USB 3.0 Port 2
PCIe Expansion
  • 1 x Gen3 x16 slot (x16 link)
  • 1 x Gen3 x8 slot (x8 link)
Add-in-card support
  • FXC17 - FS3017 Expansion Card
  • PCIe Network Interface Card
File System
Internal Drives
  • Btrfs
  • EXT4
External Drives
  • Btrfs
  • EXT4
  • EXT3
  • FAT
  • NTFS
  • HFS+
  • exFAT*
Notes exFAT Access is purchased separately in Package Center.
Size (Height X Width X Depth) 88 mm x 482 mm x 724 mm
Weight 17.13 kg
System Fan 80 mm x 80 mm x 4 pcs
Fan Speed Mode
  • Full-Speed Mode
  • Quiet Mode
Easy Replacement System Fan
Power Recovery
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)
Environment Temperature
Operating Temperature 5°C to 40°C (40°F to 104°F)
Storage Temperature -20°C to 60°C (-5°F to 140°F)
Relative Humidity 5% to 95% RH
  • FCC Class A
  • CE Class A
  • BSMI Class A
Warranty 5 Years
DSM Specifications:
Networking protocol CIFS, AFP, NFS, FTP, WebDAV, CalDAV, iSCSI, Telnet, SSH, SNMP, VPN (PPTP, OpenVPN, L2TP)
File system
  • Internal: Btrfs, ext4
  • External: Btrfs, ext4, ext3, FAT, NTFS, HFS+, exFAT3
Supported RAID type Basic, JBOD, RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 6, RAID 10, RAID F1
Storage management
  • Maximum single volume size: 108TB, 200TB (RAID 5 or RAID 6 groups only)
  • Maximum internal volumes: 1,024
  • Maximum iSCSI Targets: 128
  • Maximum iSCSI LUNs: 512
  • iSCSI LUN clone / snapshot support
File sharing capability
  • Maximum local user account: 16,000
  • Maximum local group: 256
  • Maximum shared folder: 512
  • Maximum concurrent SMB/NFS/AFP/FTP connection: 13,000
Privilege Windows Access Control List (ACL)
Virtualization VMware vSphere 6, Microsoft Hyper-V, Citrix, OpenStack
Directory service Windows AD integration: Domain users login via Samba (CIFS) / AFP / FTP / File Station, LDAP integration
Security FTP over SSL / TLS, IP auto-block, firewall, encrypted network backup over Rsync, HTTPS connection
Utilities Synology Web Assistant, Cloud Station Drive, Cloud Station Backup, Cloud Sync Decryption Tool, Evidence Integrity Authenticator, Snapshot Manager for VMware, Snapshot Manager for Windows, NFS Plug-in for VMware VAAI
Supported client Windows 7 onward, Mac OS X 10.10 onwards
Supported browser Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer 9 onwards, Safari 8 onwards; Safari (iOS 7 onwards), Chrome (Android 4.0 onwards) on tablets
Interface language English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Dansk, Norsk, Svensk, Nederlands, Русский, Polski, Magyar, Português do Brasil, Português Europeu, Türkçe, Český
File Station Virtual drives, remote folders, Windows ACL editor, compressing/extracting archived files, bandwidth control for specific users/groups, creating sharing links, transfer logs
Backup solutions Network backup; local backup; desktop backup; configuration backup; OS X Time Machine; backup data to public cloud; shared folder sync - maximum task number: 32
FTP Server Bandwidth control for TCP connections, custom FTP passive port range, anonymous FTP, FTP SSL/TLS and SFTP protocol, boot over the network with TFTP and PXE support, transfer logs
High Availability Manager Combines two FS3017 into one high-availability cluster
Security Advisor Malware detection / removal, user account / password, network, system-related security scan
iOS/Android applications DS cloud, DS file, DS finder, DS cam, DS note, MailPlus
Windows Phone applications DS file, DS finder
Add-on Packages:
Antivirus Essential Full system scan, scheduled scan, white list customization, virus definition auto update
Cloud Station Suite Maximum concurrent file transfers: 16,000, retain historical and deleted file versions
Cloud Sync One or two-way synchronization with public cloud storage providers including Amazon Cloud Drive, Amazon S3-compatible storage, Baiduyun, Box, Dropbox, Google Cloud Storage, Google Drive, hubiC, Megafon Disk, Microsoft OneDrive, OpenStack Swift-compatible storage, WebDAV servers, Yandex Disk
Log Center SSL connection, log rotation: 6 months, 1 year, 2 years, 3 years, email notification
MailPlus Intuitive webmail interface for MailPlus Server; customizable mail labels, filters and user interface
MailPlus Server Secure, reliable, and private mail solution with High-availability, load balancing, security and filtering design (Includes 5 free email account licenses, additional accounts require the purchasing of additional licenses)
Note Station Rich-text note organization and versioning, encryption, sharing, media embedding and attachments
Storage Analyzer Volume and quota usage, total size of files, volume usage and trends based on past usage, size of shared folders, largest/most/least frequently modified files
Surveillance Station Maximum IP camera: 100 (total of 3,000 FPS at 720p, H.264) (Includes two free camera licenses, additional cameras require the purchasing of additional licenses)
VPN Server Maximum connections: 30; supported VPN protocol: PPTP, OpenVPN, L2TP
Web Station Virtual host (up to 30 websites), PHP/MariaDB, third-party application support
Other packages Additional 3rd-party packages are available on Package Center
Environment & Packaging:
Environment RoHS Compliant
Packaging Content
  • FS3017 main unit
  • Quick Installation Guide
  • Accessory pack
  • 2 x AC power cord
Optional Accessories
  • 16GB / 32GB DDR4-2133 ECC RDIMM (RAMRG2133DDR4-16G / RAMRG2133DDR4-32G)
  • Synology E10G17-F2 / E10G15-F1 10Gbps Ethernet adapters
  • Synology FS3017 Expansion Card for Expansion Unit RX2417sas support4
  • Synology Expansion Unit RX2417sas
  • Synology RKS1317-Rail Kit Sliding
  • Synology Surveillance Video Decoder VS360HD
  • Surveillance Device License Pack
  • MailPlus License Pack

*Model specifications are subject to change without notice. Please refer to for the latest information.
1 Performance figures may vary depending on environment, usage and configuration.
2 iSCSI over RDMA support vary depending on the NICs installed. Please refer to for the latest NIC compatibilty list.
3 exFAT Access is purchased separately in Package Center
4 FS3017 supports up to 2 Synology Expansion Unit RX2417sas when the optional FS3017 Expansion Card is installed.


FS Series

Synology strives to enhance the performance of our NAS with every software update, even long after a product is launched. For enterprises and users that demand uncompromising performance from their servers, check the figures below to find the most suitable choice.

Aggregated 10GbE SMB - Sequential Throughput (64KB)

Model FS3017 FS2017
Read 6462.36 4649.87
Write 2985.53 2788.98

Aggregated 10GbE SMB - Sequential Throughput (64KB)

Aggregated 10GbE SMB - Sequential Throughput via Encrypted Shared Folder (64KB)

Model FS3017 FS2017
Read 5111.13 3530.21
Write 2548.76 2046.92

Aggregated 10GbE SMB - Sequential Throughput via Encrypted Shared Folder (64KB)

Aggregated 10GbE SMB - Sequential IOPS (4KB)

Model FS3017 FS2017
Read 996195.38 854436.62
Write 611566.38 504918.53

Aggregated 10GbE SMB - Sequential IOPS (4KB)

Aggregated 10GbE SMB - Random IOPS (4KB)

Model FS3017 FS2017
Read 368300.69 247564.23
Write 232073.59 86085.95

Aggregated 10GbE SMB - Random IOPS (4KB)

10GbE iSCSI - Random IOPS (4KB)

Model FS3017 FS2017
Read 541157.38 280831.84
Write 275562.88 98481.67


  • Operating System: DSM 6.1
  • Volume Type: RAID F1
  • Drives:
    • FS3017: Fully loaded with Intel DC S3710 series 800GB SSDSC2BA800G4 SATA SSD
    • FS2017: Fully loaded with Intel DC S3710 series 200GB SSDSC2BA200G4 SATA SSD
  • Memory:
    • FS3017: 64GB DDR4 ECC RDIMM (16GB x 4)
    • FS2017: 32GB DDR4 ECC RDIMM (16GB x 2)
  • File System:
    • EXT4: FS3017
    • Btrfs: FS2017
  • Aggregated 10GbE SMB network environment:
    • FS3017: 6 x 10GbE ports (built-in 10GbE ports + 2 x Intel X540-T2 NIC)
    • FS2017: 4 x 10GbE ports (built-in 10GbE ports + 1 x Intel X540-T2 NIC)
    • MTU 9000; connected to client PCs via Netgear M4300-24X24F switch
  • 10GbE iSCSI network environment
    • FS3017: 2 x Synology E10G17-F2 NIC with iSCSI over RDMA enabled
    • FS2017: 1 x Synology E10G17-F2 NIC with iSCSI over RDMA enabled
    • 16GB File LUN; MTU 9000; connected to client PCs via Netgear M4300-24X24F switch

Client PC:

  • Aggregated 10GbE SMB network environment: Intel Core i7-4790 3.60GHz; 4GB DDR3-1600; Synology E10G17-F2 NIC; MTU 9000; Windows 7 64 bit
  • 10GbE iSCSI network environment: Intel Core i7-4790 3.60GHz; 4GB DDR3-1600; Synology E10G17-F2 NIC; MTU 9000; Ubuntu 15.04
  • IOMeter configuration: Continuously read from/write to a single 16GB file for 3 minutes; Block size: 64KB for SMB, 4KB for IOPS and iSCSI

Special Note:

  • Performance figures are achieved in the Synology lab by using very powerful client computers with optimized network settings, and could vary in different environments. Regular office desktop or notebook computers may not be able to reproduce these figures.


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