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Synology RackStation RS3617xs
Quick Installation Guide
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Before You Start Package Contents 3 Synology RackStation at a Glance 4 Safety Instructions 5
Chapter 2: Hardware Setup Tools and Parts for Drive Installation 6 Install Drives 6 Add a RAM Module on RackStation 8 Add a Network Interface Card to RackStation 11 Replace System Fan 13 Start Up Your RackStation 15
Chapter 3: Install DSM on RackStation Install DSM with Web Assistant 17 Learn More 17
Appedix A: Specifications
Appedix B: LED Indicator Table
Thank you for purchasing this Synology product! Before setting up your new RackStation, please check the package contents to verify that you have received the items below. Also, make sure to read the safety instructions carefully to avoid harming yourself or damaging your RackStation.
Note: All images below are for illustrative purposes only, and may differ from the actual product.
Package Contents Main unit x 1 AC power cord x 1
Screws for 2.5 drives x 52
Screws for 3.5 drives x 52
Before You Start 1 Chapter
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Synology RackStation at a Glance
No. Article Name Location Description
1 Power Button and Indicator
1. Press to power on the RackStation. 2. To power off the RackStation, press and hold until you hear a beep
sound and the Power LED starts blinking.
2 Status Indicator Displays the status of the system. For more information, see "Appendix B: LED Indicator Table".
3 Alert Indicator Displays warnings regarding fan or temperature. For more information, see "Appendix B: LED Indicator Table".
4 Beep Off Button Press to deactivate the beeping sound that is emitted when a malfunction occurs.
5 Drive Status Indicator Displays the status of drives. For more information, see "Appendix B: LED Indicator Table".
6 Drive Tray Install drives (hard disk drives or solid state drives) here.
7 Power Port
Connect power cord here to supply power to your RackStation.
8 Power Supply On/Off Switch Press to turn on/off the power supply.
9 PSU Fan Disposes of excess heat and cools the PSU.
10 Console Port This port is used for manufacturing use only.
11 USB 2.0 Port Connect external drives, or other USB devices to the RackStation here.
12 USB 3.0 Port Connect external drives, or other USB devices to the RackStation here.
13 LAN Port Connect RJ-45 network cables here.
14 RESET Button
1. Press and hold until you hear a beep sound to restore the default IP address, DNS server, and password for the admin account.
2. Press and hold until you hear a beep sound, then press and hold again until you hear three beep sounds to return the RackStation to "Not Installed" status so that DiskStation Manager (DSM) can be reinstalled.
15 Expansion Port Connect Synology Expansion Units1 to your Synology RackStation.
16 PCI Express Expansion Slot Supports two PCIe x82 add-on network interface cards.
1 For more information about Synology Expansion Unit supported by your RackStation, please visit www.synology.com. 2 White at x8 mode and black at x4 mode.
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Keep away from direct sunlight and away from chemicals. Make sure the environment does not experience abrupt changes in temperature or humidity.
Place the product right side up at all times.
Do not place near any liquids.
Before cleaning, unplug the power cord. Wipe with damp paper towels. Do not use chemical or aerosol cleaners.
To prevent the unit from falling over, do not place on carts or any unstable surfaces.
The power cord must plug in to the correct supply voltage. Make sure that the supplied AC voltage is correct and stable.
To remove all electrical current from the device, ensure that all power cords are disconnected from the power source.
Risk of explosion if battery is replaced with an incorrect type. Dispose of used batteries appropriately.
Tools and Parts for Drive Installation A screwdriver At least one 3.5 or 2.5 SATA drive (please visit www.synology.com for compatible drive models.)
Warning: If you install a drive that contains data, the system will format the drive and erase all existing data. Please back up any important data before installation.
Install Drives 1 Find the small button located on the drive tray handle. Press the button down and pull the drive try handle out
as illustrated below.
2 Load drives in the drive trays:
For 3.5 drives: Place the drive in the drive tray. Turn the tray upside down and tighten screws into the four spots indicated below to secure the drive.
For 2.5 drives: Place the drive in the drive tray. Turn the tray upside down and tighten screws into the four spots indicated below to secure the drive.
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3 Insert the loaded drive tray into the empty hard drive bay.
Important: Make sure the drive tray is completely inserted. Otherwise, the drive might not function properly.
4 Push the handle inward to secure the drive tray. 5 Repeat the steps above to install all prepared drives. 6 Drives are numbered as shown below.
Note: If you want to create a RAID volume, we recommend all installed drives be the same size in order to optimize drive capacity usage.
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Add a RAM Module on RackStation Synology offers RAM modules which allow you to expand the memory capacity of your RackStation. To install, check, or remove your RAM module, please follow the steps below.
To install a RAM module:
1 Shut down the RackStation and disconnect all connected cables to prevent any possible damage.
Important: Before installing the RAM module, please wait for at least 30 seconds after detaching the power cord(s) from the RackStation to ensure complete discharge. Also, please remove any static electricity before installation by touching water pipes, a metal conduit, or another person to get rid of excess charge and avoid damaging the motherboard, peripherals, and other components.
2 Slide the latches shown below to release the fan cover.
3 Lift and remove the fan cover.
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4 To remove the screws securing the top cover, follow the steps below: a Remove the two screws illustrated below.
b Remove the two screws located on the back. Then slide the top cover in the direction indicated below and lift.
c Remove the screws of the securing bracket and remove the securing bracket to reveal the RAM slots.
Important: Removing the cover will expose sensitive internal components to possible harm. Please avoid touching any other components when adding or removing memory.
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5 To insert the new memory module, follow the steps below: a Release the ejectors on the memory slot by pushing them outwards. b Align the notch on the gold edge of the module with the notch in the memory slot. c Use two fingers to apply firm, even pressure and push the memory module downward. d When the memory is inserted correctly, the ejectors will snap into place.
6 Replace the top cover, slide it into place, and tighten all screws.
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To make sure RackStation recognizes the new memory capacity:
1 Log in to DSM as admin or a user belonging to the administrators group. . 2 Check Total Physical Memory in Control Panel > Info Center. If your RackStation does not recognize the memory or does not start up successfully, confirm that the memory is installed correctly.
To remove the RAM Module:
1 Follow steps 1 to 4 of "Install a RAM Module" to remove the cover from the RackStation. 2 To remove the RAM module, follow the steps below:
a Release the ejectors on the memory slot by pushing outwards simultaneously. b Hold the memory module by the edges and remove it from the slot.
3 Replace the top cover, slide it into place, and tighten the two back screws.
Add a Network Interface Card to RackStation Your RackStation contains two PCI Express expansion slots which allow you to install two 10G/E or Gigabit network interface cards for LAN port expansion.1 Before installation, make sure your network interface cards come with "low-profile" brackets.
To replace a full-profile bracket with a low-profile bracket:
1 Remove the two screws holding the full-profile bracket to the interface card. Then remove the bracket.
1 For more information about supported 10G/E or Gigabit network interface cards, visit www.synology.com.
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2 Tighten the screws to secure the low-profile bracket.
To install the network interface card:
1 Follow steps 1 to 4 of "Install a RAM Module" to remove the cover from the RackStation. 2 To install the network interface card, follow the steps below:
a Remove the screw on the port access cover. Then remove the access cover. b Align the card connector with the expansion slot and insert the card into the slot.
Important: Make sure the connector is fully inserted. Otherwise, the network interface card might not be able to function properly. For greater perfomance, we highly recommend installing the network interface card into the PCI-E 3.0x8 (white) slot first.
c Tighten the screw to secure the network interface card.
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Replace System Fan If a system fan malfunctions, please see the instructions below to open the RackStation and replace the malfunctioning fan.
1 Slide the latches shown below to release the fan cover.
2 Lift to remove the fan cover.
3 Fans are numbered as shown below:
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4 Find the malfunctioning fan and lift it upward to remove.
5 Apply firm pressure to the power plug and slide it off the power port as show below. Then remove the malfunctioning fan from the fan casing.
6 Slide a new fan into the casing. Plug the power cord into the power port.
7 Slide the new cooling fan unit into the RackStation. Make sure the power port is aligned properly.
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Start Up Your RackStation 1 Connect one end of the power cord to the power port located on the back of the RackStation. 2 Connect at least one LAN cable to one of the LAN ports and the other end to your switch, router, or hub.
3 Make sure the Power Supply On/Off Switch is turned on ("|").
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4 Press the power button to turn on the RackStation.
Your RackStation is now online and detectable from a network computer.
After hardware setup is finished, please install DiskStation Manager (DSM) Synology's browser-based operating system on your RackStation.
Install DSM with Web Assistant Your RackStation comes with a built-in tool called Web Assistant that helps you download the latest version of DSM from the Internet and install it on the RackStation. To use Web Assistant, please follow the steps below.
1 Power on the RackStation. 2 Open a web browser on a computer in the same network as the RackStation. 3 Enter either of the following into the address bar of your browser:
a find.synology.com b rackstation:5000
4 Web Assistant will be launched in your web browser. It will search and find your RackStation within the local network. The status of your RackStation should be Not Installed.
5 Click Connect to start the setup process and follow the on-screen instructions.
Note: 1. The RackStation must be connected to the Internet to install DSM with Web Assistant. 2. Suggested browsers: Chrome, Firefox. 3. Both the RackStation and the computer must be in the same local network.
Learn More Congratulations! Your RackStation is now ready for action. For more information or online resources about your RackStation, please visit www.synology.com.
Install DSM on RackStation 3
Internal Drive 3.5" / 2.5" SATA III / SATA II x 12
Maximum Raw Capacity 96 TB (12 x 8 TB HDD)
288 TB with RX1217/RX1217RP (expansion unit) x 2
External Device Port USB 3.0 x 2 USB 2.0 x 2
Expansion port x2 (Infiniband)
LAN Port 1GbE (RJ-45) x 4
PCIe Slot PCIe x8 Slot x 2 (White slot links at x8 mode, black slot links at x4 mode)
Size (H x W x D) (mm) 88 x 480 x 605 (Including rack mount kits)
88 x 445 x 570 (Not including rack mount kits)
Weight (kg) 15.5
Supported Client Windows 7 onwards
Mac OS X 10.10 onwards
File System Internal: Btrfs, ext4
External: Btrfs, ext4, ext3, FAT, NTFS, HFS+
Supported RAID Type Basic JBOD RAID 0 RAID 1
RAID 5 RAID 6 RAID 10
Agency Certification FCC Class A CE Class A BSMI Class A
HDD Hibernation Yes
Scheduled Power On/Off Yes
Wake on LAN Yes
Line voltage: 100V to 240V AC Frequency: 50/60Hz
Operating Temperature: 40 to 95F (5 to 35C) Storage Temperature: -5 to 140F (-20 to 60C)
Relative Humidity: 5% to 95% RH
Note: Model specifications are subject to change without notice. Please refer to www.synology.com for the latest information.
LED Indicator Color Status Description
Static Powered on
Blinking Booting up / Shutting down
Off Powered off
Green Static Volume normal
Volume degraded / Volume crashed
Volume not created
DSM not installed
Off HDD hibernation
ALERT Orange Blinking Fan failure / Over temperature
Off System normal
Drive Status Indicator (on tray)
Green Static Drive ready and idle
Blinking Accessing drive
Red Static Drive error / Port disabled1
Off No internal drive
Rear LAN (on left side of jack)
Green Static Network connected
Blinking Network active
Off No network
Rear LAN (on right side of jack)
Green Static Gigabit connection
Orange Static 100 Mbps connection
Off 10 Mbps connection / No network
Note: Model specifications are subject to change without notice. Please refer to www.synology.com for the latest informati
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