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Synology RackStation RS1221RP+
A powerful storage solution for businesses and IT enthusiasts with redundancy and service continuity features

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Overview:

Synology RackStation RS1221+/RS1221RP+ is a powerful 2U 8-bay rackmount networkattached storage solution, perfect for centralizing data management in short rackdepth environments. The RS1221+ series is ideal at handling heavy file workloads and protecting digital assets in small business environments through the comprehensive data protection options included in the DiskStation Manager (DSM) operating system.

  • High Performance
    Tackle multi-user environments effortlessly with up to 2,315 MB/s read and 1,147 MB/s write performance
  • Compact Deployment
    The RS1221+ and RS1221RP+ feature a short depth of just 298 mm and 399 mm respectively
  • 10GbE Ready
    Add in a 10GbE SFP+ or RJ-45 NIC to instantly increase network bandwidth based on your existing infrastructure
  • High Availability
    Configure two units together to create a Synology High Availability (SHA) cluster for maximum service uptime and minute-level failover

CPU

AMD Ryzen V1500B quad-core 2.2 GHz


Throughput

2,300 MB/s seq. read 100K 4K random read IOPS

Memory

113K 4K random read IOPS


Compact

30cm depth (38cm for RP model)


Features:


A compact design for space efficiency

A compact design for space efficiency

The RS1221+ and its RX418 expansion units are designed to help you save space in compact deployments. At only 30 centimeters, half the length of a typical 2U unit, it fits perfectly snug onto 2-post or shallow rackmount enclosures. The RS1221RP+ with dual power supplies comes in at 38 cm, also fitting most shallow depth enclosures.

  • Fits into shallow rackmount enclosures
  • Easy-to-install on 2-post racks

Built for reliability

Redundant power
Reduce the chance that power disruptions on a single distribution channel or PDU causes data and service availability degradation.

Maximize service availability
When paired with another identical unit, Synology High Availability enables automatic minute-level failover between two clustered servers in the event of a server failure to minimize service downtime.

Data integrity and protection
ECC memory and the Btrfs file system bring higher reliability and snapshot capabilities to help prevent data corruption and simplify data protection.

Built for reliability

High performance storage for anything

Up to 2,315/1,147 MB/s sequential read and write throughput and over 100K/54K random read/write IOPS ensures ample performance for demanding workloads.


With room to grow with you

Easily upgrade the RS1221+/RS1221RP+ to match your usage environment, whether it’s for performance, faster networking, or higher storage capacity.

  • SSD cache
    Boost read/write IOPS over HDD-only arrays by 16X or more with NVMe or SATA SSD Cache
  • 10GbE ready
    Improve I/O with faster SFP+ or RJ-45 networking
  • Storage expansion
    Expand to 12 drive bays with a RX418 expansion unit

Maximize data availability

Hyper Backup
A comprehensive backup and recovery solution for added data protection. Create backup destinations locally, on another Synology device, rsync servers, or cloud-based destinations, such as Google Drive, Dropbox, S3-compatible destinations, and Synology C2 Storage, a dedicated backup destination for Synology devices. Deduplication, integrity checks, and incremental transfer technology reduce bandwidth and storage use.

Snapshot Replication
Easily schedule flexible point-in-time backups of shared folders and LUNs with an RPO as low as 5 minutes and recovery in seconds. Set up replication and failover to other Synology storage systems for fast RTOs and minimal service disruption.

Maximize data availability

Protect your entire IT infrastructure

Protect your entire office with Active Backup
The Active Backup suite enables administrators to easily secure their entire IT infrastructure by backing up mission-critical data to their NAS, including Windows & Linux workstations and servers, file servers, VMware and Hyper-V virtual machines, and Microsoft 365 and Google Workspace accounts. Benefit from deduplication, multiversioning to quickly jump back in time, and additional data efficiency optimizations for reduced bandwidth and storage use.

Protect your entire IT infrastructure


Fully certified storage virtualization solutions

Synology iSCSI storage fully supports mainstream virtualization solutions to enhance work efficiency with an easy management interface. VMware vSphere 6 and VAAI integration helps offload storage operations. Windows Offloaded Data Transfer (ODX) speeds up data transfer. OpenStack Cinder support turns your Synology NAS into a block-based storage component. Additionally Synology Storage Console enables even more simplified storage provisioning and management options in VMware and Windows environments.

Fully certified storage virtualization solutions


We have you covered

RS1221+/RS1221RP+ is backed by Synology’s three-year hardware warranty. An optional two-year extended warranty that extends coverage to five years is available in select regions.

Engineered for reliability, backed by Synology

Powered by Synology DiskStation Manager

High Availability

Synology High Availability

Seamless transition between clustered servers in the event of a server failure to minimize the impact on applications.

Virtual Machine Manager

Virtual Machine Manager

Run various operating systems in isolated sandboxes. Seamlessly clone, store, and migrate virtual machines.

Snapshot Replication

Synology Drive

Instantly access your NAS files across multiple devices whenever you want, wherever you are.

Central Management System

Central Management System

Conveniently manage your fleet of Synology NAS from a centralized console.

Surveillance Station

Surveillance Station

Complete surveillance solution for recording, monitoring, and management.

Security

Collaboration Suite

Satisfy all team collaboration needs behind the safety of your own private cloud with Synology Office, Calendar, and Chat.



Works best with Synology drives

Engineered to handle intensive 24/7 workloads, Synology drives consistently deliver top-grade performance.

  • SATA: 3.5” HDD HAT5300
  • NVMe: M.2 SSD SNV3000
  • SATA: 2.5” SSD SAT5200

Specifications:

  1. Power Indicator
  2. Power Button
  3. Alert Off Button
  4. Status Indicator
  5. Alert Indicator
  6. Drive Status Indicators
  7. Drive Trays
  8. Fans
  9. PCIe Expansion Slot
  10. Reset Button
  11. USB 3.2 Gen 1 Ports
  12. 1GbE RJ-45 Ports
  13. Expansion Port
  14. Console Port
  15. Power Port(s)
  16. PSU Indicators & Alert Off Buttons
RackStation RS1221+/RS1221RP+ Hardware Specifications:
Hardware Specifications
CPU AMD Ryzen V1500B quad-core 2.2 GHz
Hardware encryption engine Yes (AES-NI)
Memory 4 GB DDR4 ECC SODIMM (expandable up to 32 GB)
Compatible drive type 8 x 3.5" or 2.5" SATA HDD/SSD (drives not included)
Hot swappable drive Yes
External port
  • 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports
  • 1 x Expansion port (eSATA)
Form factor Rackmount 2U
Size (Height x Width x Depth)
  • RS1221+: 88 x 482 x 306.6 mm (with server handles)
  • RS1221RP+: 88 x 482 x 407.5 mm (with server handles)
Weight
  • RS1221+: 6.9 kg
  • RS1221RP+: 8.4 kg
Rack installation support
  • RS1221+: 2-post 19" rack (direct mounting), 4-post 19" rack
  • RS1221RP+: 4-post 19" rack
LAN port 4 x 1GbE RJ-45
Wake on LAN/WAN Yes
PCIe 3.0 slot
  • 1 x 4-lane x8 slot
  • Supports network interface cards and M.2 NVMe SSD adapter cards for SSD cache
Scheduled power on/of Yes
System fan 2 x (80 x 80 x 25 mm)
AC input power voltage 100 V to 240 V AC
Power Frequency 50 to 60Hz, single phase
Operating Temperature 0°C to 35°C (32°F to 95°F)
Storage Temperature -20°C to 60°C (-5°F to 140°F)
Relative Humidity 5% to 95% RH
Maximum operating altitude 5,000 m (16,400 ft)
General DSM specification
Networking protocol SMB, AFP, NFS, FTP, WebDAV, CalDAV, iSCSI, Telnet, SSH, SNMP, VPN (PPTP, OpenVPN, L2TP)
File system
  • Internal: Btrfs, ext4
  • External: Btrfs, ext4, ext3, FAT32, NTFS, HFS+, exFAT
Supported RAID type Synology Hybrid RAID (SHR), Basic, JBOD, RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 6, RAID 10
Storage management
  • Maximum single volume size: 108 TB
  • Maximum system snapshots: 65,536
  • Maximum internal volume: 64
SSD cache
  • Read/write cache support
  • 2.5" SATA SSD support
  • M.2 NVMe SSD support
File sharing capability
  • Maximum local user account: 2,048
  • Maximum local group: 256
  • Maximum shared folder: 512
  • Maximum concurrent SMB/NFS/AFP/FTP connection: 1,000
Privilege Windows Access Control List (ACL), application privileges
Directory service Windows AD integration: Domain users login via SMB/NFS/AFP/FTP/File Station, LDAP integration
Virtualization VMware vSphere 6.5, Microsoft Hyper-V, Citrix, OpenStack
Security Firewall, shared folder encryption, SMB encryption, FTP over SSL/TLS, SFTP, rsync over SSH, login auto block, Let's Encrypt support, HTTPS (customizable cipher suite)
Supported client Windows 7 onwards, macOS 10.12 onwards
Supported browser Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer 11 onwards, Safari 11 onwards; Safari (iOS 11 onwards), Chrome (Android™ 6.0 onwards)
File Server & Synchronization
Drive Provide a universal portal to synchronize your files across various platforms, including Windows, macOS, Linux, Android™ and iOS. The built-in universal portal allows you to access data anytime and anywhere.
  • Maximum number of hosted files: 1,000,000
  • Maximum number of concurrent connections for PC clients: 550
File Station Provides virtual drives, remote folders, Windows ACL editor, compression/extraction of archived files, bandwidth control for specific users/groups, creation of sharing links, and transfer logs.
FTP Server Supports bandwidth control for TCP connections, custom FTP passive port ranges, anonymous FTP, FTP over TLS/SSL and SFTP protocols, network booting with TFTP and PXE support, and transfer logs.
Presto File Server Enables high-speed data transfer over WAN through the exclusive SITA technology between Synology NAS and desktop.
Cloud Sync Offers one or two-way synchronization with public cloud storage providers including Alibaba Cloud OSS, Amazon S3- compatible storage, Backblaze B2, Baidu Cloud, Box, Dropbox, Google Cloud Storage, Google Drive, hubiC, MegaDisk, Microsoft OneDrive, OpenStack Swift-compatible storage, Tencent COS, WebDAV servers and Yandex Disk.
Universal Search Enables global search of applications and files.
File Server & Synchronization
iSCSI Manager
  • Maximum iSCSI target: 128
  • Maximum iSCSI LUN: 256
  • iSCSI LUN clone/snapshot support
Virtual Machine Manager Deploy and run various virtual machines on Synology NAS, including Windows®, Linux®, or Virtual DSM
Data Protection & Backup Solution
Hyper Backup Support local backup, network backup, and data backup to public clouds
Backup tools
  • DSM configuration backup, macOS® Time Machine® support, Synology Drive Client desktop application
  • Shared folder sync - maximum task number: 16
Snapshot Replication
  • Maximum of shared folder snapshots: 1,024
  • Maximum of replication: 32
Synology High Availability Reduce service downtime by setting up two identical NAS into one high-availability cluster
Active Backup for G Suite Support G Suite My Drive and Team Drive backup and restoration
Active Backup for Microsoft 365 Supports Microsoft 365 OneDrive for Business, mail, contacts, and calendar backup and restoration
Active Backup for Business All-in-one backup solution designed for heterogeneous business IT environment, enabling IT admins to remotely manage and monitor protection over PC, servers and VM on one centralized console
Productivity & Collaboration
Collaboration tools Users can collaborate through the instant messaging service Synology Chat, the online editor Synology Office, and the scheduling assistant Synology Calendar.
  • Chat maximum user: 1,500
  • Office maximum user: 1,800
  • Calendar: support CalDAV and access via mobile devices
Note Station A note taking platform that supports rich text, note organization and versioning, encryption, sharing, media embedding, and attachments.
Synology 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)
Synology MailPlus Intuitive webmail interface for Synology MailPlus Server, customizable mail labels, filters, and user interface
Multimedia
Moments A feature-rich photo management application that includes AI-powered album creation from facial and subject recognition, photo editing and sharing capabilities, similar photo detection for duplicate management, auto-editing functions such as color correction and angle adjustments, and auto-selection of the best shots. Mobile applications are available on iOS and Android™ devices.
Other packages Video Station, Photo Station, Audio Station, iTunes Server
Surveillance
Surveillance Station Maximum IP camera: 40 (total of 1,200 FPS at 720p, H.264) (Including two free camera licenses. Additional cameras require the purchasing of additional licenses)
All-in-One Server
Synology Directory Server Provide a flexible and cost-effective domain controller solution
Central Management System Provide a single interface to manage and monitor multiple Synology NAS
VPN Server Maximum connection: 30. Supported VPN protocol: PPTP, OpenVPN™, L2TP/IPSec
Mail Server Supported Mail Server protocol: POP3, SMTP, IMAP. LDAP/AD account support
Mail Station Webmail interface for Mail Server to receive emails from multiple POP3 mailboxes, customizable SMTP server
Web Station Virtual host (up to 30 websites), PHP/MariaDB, 3rd-party applications support
Other packages DNS Server, RADIUS Server, Log Center
Others
Storage Analyzer Displays volume and quota usage, total size of files, volume usage and trends based on past usage, size of shared folders, large files, most recently modified files, and least recently accessed files.
Antivirus Essential Provides full system scans, scheduled scans, white list customization, and auto-update of virus definitions
iOS/Android™ applications Synology Drive, Synology MailPlus, Synology Chat, Synology LiveCam, Moments, DS audio, DS photo, DS video, DS cam, DS file, DS finder, DS note
Other packages Additional 3rd-party packages available on Package Center
Certifications and Packaging
Environment safety RoHS compliant
Package content
  • 1 x RS1221+/RS1221RP+ main unit
  • 1 x Quick Installation Guide
  • 1 x Accessory pack
  • 2 x AC power cords (RS1221RP+) / 1 x normal cable and 1 x C13 to C14 cable (RS1221+)
Optional accessories
  • DDR4 ECC SO-DIMM: D4ES01-4G/D4ES01-8G/D4ECSO-2666-16G
  • 10GbE Network Interface Card: E10G18-T2/E10G18-T1/E10G17-F2
  • M.2 SSD & 10GbE Combo Adapter Card: E10M20-T1
  • M.2 SSD Adapter Card: M2D20
  • 2.5" SATA SSD: SAT5200
  • M.2 NVMe SSD: SNV3400, SNV35008
  • Expansion Unit: RX418
  • Rail Kit (RS1221+): RKM114, RKS1317
  • Rail Kit (RS1221RP+): RKS1317
  • VisualStation: VS960HD/VS360HD
  • Surveillance Device License Pack
  • MailPlus License Pack
  • Virtual DSM License Pack
Warranty 3 Years

Documentation:

Download the Synology RackStation RS1221+/RS1221RP+ Datasheet  (PDF).

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