ioSafe 1517 NAS


The ioSafe 1517 features an all-new quad core CPU with a dedicatedhardware encryption engine, providing outstanding performance and data encryption acceleration. With four built-in Gigabit LAN ports and scalability of up to 15 drives, the ioSafe 1517 is the cost-effective storage solution for centralizing data backups, protecting critical assets and sharing files across different platforms.

  • Primary data storage
  • Backup data storage
  • Local or remote backup to multiple storage devices
  • Server – VPN, Mail, Web
  • Fire Protection
    Purpose-built to keep on-premises data safe during structure fires. The 1517 NAS protects data from temperatures up to 1550F for 30 minutes per ASTM E119

  • Water Protection
    Designed to protect data from floods, sprinklers and fire department' hoses. The 1517 keeps data safe during periods of complete submersion in fresh or salt water up to 10' depth for 72 hours

  • Theft Protection. Tamper protection.
    Optional floor and rack mount kits enable the 1517 to be bolted down to protect against theft. Additionally, access to the ports and drive bays can be blocked to prevent tampering

  • High availability
    Maximize uptime and minimize costly service interruption. Synology High Availability (SHA) makes it super-simple to combine two NAS servers into a single high availability cluster with automatic failover.

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  • Sized for your business
    The 1517 is available in a range of capacities suited for small business to mid-sized businesses and remote or branch offices. With optional expansion units, capacity can be increased to 180TB, enabling you to scale up as your business grows.

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  • Industry-Leading Security
    Keep data safe and secure with military-grade hardware encryption, built-in vulnerability scanning and remediation, secure data transmission, login protection and more.

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  • Backup and replication
    Use the 1517 as an ultra-secure backup target or as primary storage with data backed up to another ioSafe or Synology device, an rsync server, Microsoft Azure, S3-compatible storage or other cloud services.

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  • File synchronization
    Easily and securely synchronize data across PCs, Macs, iOS and Android devices and other NAS with either one-way or two-way syncing that supports file versioning, point-in-time recovery, compression and encryption.

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  • File sharing
    Share files easily, quickly and securely across multiple platforms with optionally password-protected or time-limited download links and built-in support for FTP, WebDAV, CalDAV, and CardDAV services.

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  • Video surveillance
    Protect your business. Create an easily managed, reliable and intuitive monitoring system that delivers ultra-secure storage for recordings. With Synology Surveillance Station you can monitor streams from multiple cameras in real-time and manage and analyze recordings. Mobile support enables you to take proactive camera control on the go using iOS or Android devices. With support for more than 6,000 IP camera model and integration with with I/O modules and door controllers, the 1517 can be used to build a complete security system for your premises.

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  • Synology Office
    Boost productivity. Synology Office enables you to create documents and spreadsheets, work collaboratively, chat with colleagues and is compatible with Microsoft Word and Excel.

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  • Warranty and Data Recovery Service
    Includes standard 1-year hardware warranty extendable to 5-years and optional ioSafe Data Recovery Service that covers the cost of third-party forensic data recovery up to $5,000 per TB.

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DRS Data Recovery Service
In the unlikely event of damage to hard disks, ioSafe will provide clean room forensic data recovery services, with the highest recovery success rate in the industry. Your data privacy is protected with a secure data recovery process which undergoes an SOC 2 Type II Audit annually.

Quad-core CPU for blazing-fast performance
The ioSafe 1517 is powered by a quad-core CPU running at 1.7 GHz. Combined with 2GB of DDR3 RAM, it delivers blazing-fast performance. That much power makes it easy for the ioSafe 1517 to multitask and provide consistently high throughput to all connected clients. Using Link Aggregation, all four gigabit connections can be bonded together for maximum throughput or used separately to meter access.

Easy installation, hassle-free maintenance
Easy installation and hot-swappable hard drive support ensures easy maintenance and continuous service uptime should a hard drive need replacement. In addition, the ioSafe 1517 incorporates a passive cooling CPU design to reduce dependency on the dedicated processor cooling fan, thus mitigating this critical point of failure. When the system detects a primary cooling fan failure, the built-in redundancy mechanism ensures continuous operation until the replacement fan arrives which can be replaced in the field.

Fast hardware-based encrypted data transmission
Encrypting data is essential to a healthy security policy. Equipped with a dedicated hardware encryption engine, the ioSafe 1517 is the ideal digital locker for sensitive data; files and folders are encrypted on the fly without any perceived performance loss.

Quad LAN ports for failover and Link Aggregation support
Equipped with four Ethernet ports featuring failover and Link Aggregation support, the ioSafe 1517 ensures continual network uptime even if LAN connection malfunction occurs on one port, reducing the chance of service disruption and costly downtime. Link Aggregation improves connection speeds beyond the limits of a single network cable or port.

Robust scalability
As your data storage needs grow, the ioSafe 1517 can be connected to dedicated X517 expansion units for additional storage on the fly, growing capacity with minimal effort. With two X517 expansion units connected through dual locking screw post eSATA connectors, raw capacity can be as high as 150TB.

USB 3.0 and eSATA ensure speedy transfers to external storage
The ioSafe 1517 boasts USB 3.0 and eSATA ports to connect to various kinds of external storage devices, while ensuring fast and efficient file transfer speeds. Support for USB 3.0 offers connectivity to WiFi wireless dongles, printers as well as external hard drives to enable transfer speeds of up to 5 Gbps (about 10 times faster than USB 2.0).

Award winning OS - Synology DiskStation Manager
Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM) is a sleek, browser-based operating system running on every ioSafe NAS, which makes managing your ioSafe NAS a breeze. Featuring an intuitive user interface, DSM makes accessing and sharing your data smarter and simpler. Synology's Package Center lets you download and install useful add-on packages designed specifically for individual or business needs, meaning you can enjoy more entertainment in your life or better productivity at work.

Fit into business environments easily
With the support of Windows AD, LDAP, and Domain Trust, the ioSafe 1517 enables seamless account integration. The User Home feature can automatically create a "home" folder for every user account to minimize the administrator's effort in repeatedly creating "home" folders for all accounts. Windows ACL support on the ioSafe 1517 allows IT administrators to fine tune access controls and set up privileges to files and folders on the ioSafe 1517 through the familiar Windows user interface. With compatibility for major protocols, the ioSafe 1517 can eliminate server configuration overhead and enhance IT administrators’ efficiency.

Seamless storage solution for virtualized environments
The ioSafe 1517 provides seamless storage solutions for virtualized environments, including VMware, Citrix, and Microsoft Hyper-V. With VMware vSphere® 5 & VAAI integration, the ioSafe 1517 helps offload specific storage operations and optimizes computation power in VMware environments. Windows ODX support speeds up data manipulation as the data transfer is offloaded. iSCSI also lets SMB users consolidate storage into data center storage arrays while providing hosts with the illusion of locally-attached disks.

Optimize storage management
With Synology's Storage Manager, the ioSafe 1517 allows for flexible storage deployment and utilization. You can optimize RAID configuration with Synology Hybrid RAID (SHR) while providing redundant data protection. Other features such as multiple volumes on single RAID and Global Hot Spare also greatly enhance management efficiency and fit deployment of any kind.

CMS (Central Management System) Single Pane of Glass management for all NAS servers
For enterprises with more than one Synology-based NAS server, CMS offers the flexibility and convenience for IT administrators to manage all of them from a single point of entry. Through a simple interface, you can obtain a clear overview on resource consumption and logs, helping you identify any issue right away. With group policies, CMS can do much more for your daily tasks. Once a NAS joins a group, it will automatically adopt its rules and behave as intended, without extra configuration.

All-in-one server
The ioSafe 1517 can replace several pieces of network hardware and serve as your multi-function server. Directory Server provides LDAP service, while DNS and DHCP packages allow you to host a domain name server and automate network IP assignment at no extra cost. With only one the ioSafe 1517, you can do more than you imagine - host up to 30 websites with Web Station, safeguard the office environments with Surveillance Station, send and receive mail using your own email domain with Mail Station, share printing capability with Printer Server, make the ioSafe 1517 act as a VPN server to access company's resources remotely, and more. the ioSafe 1517 helps your company gain a competitive edge.

Effective backup solution
The ioSafe 1517 can serve as a centralized backup target. PC users can back up their data to the ioSafe 1517 using Windows Backup, while Mac OS X users enjoy native Apple® Time Machine integration. You can also back up data and applications from your DioSafe 1517 to another DiskStation, rsync servers, external drives, or even Amazon® S3 and Glacier cloud service. "Backup & Replication" allows you to schedule backup tasks and restore the server to any particular point in time, while minimizing storage consumption and processing time by saving only the specific data block that has been changed between versions. With Cloud Station, files on your PC can be backed up to DS1517. Whenever you modify a file, the changes are backed up on the ioSafe 1517 automatically.

High Availability - Automatic Failover Ensuring business continuity
Uninterrupted availability is a critical goal for all businesses. the ioSafe 1517 supports Synology High Availability (SHA) technology which combines an active and passive server into one cluster, the former always mirrored to the latter. The Heartbeat connection detects regular "heartbeats" between the two servers. If the main server encounters unexpected downtime, the passive server immediately takes over. With multiple LAN ports, the ioSafe 1517 also ensures redundancy in the event of unexpected network failure.

Increase business productivity with cloud solutions
With comprehensive cloud solutions, the ioSafe 1517 lets you create your own cloud easily. Cloud Station is the perfect package to sync files across multiple devices with the benefit of better privacy for important data. Files can be edited in offline mode and later synced to Cloud Station, which retains up to 32 versions to avoid file overwriting. With mobile app DS cloud, any change made to a file is automatically synced to your smartphones and tablets. For distributed enterprise, Synology's 2-way sync between different DiskStations ensures employees at different locations share the same information in real-time. IT administrators can customize synchronization rules, such as avoiding syncing large files to optimize bandwidth usage.

Secure your data
The ioSafe 1517 provides share-level AES 256-bit encryption to block off unauthorized access attempts. Once you create and encrypt a shared folder, people without the encryption key will not be able to use the encrypted data even if they remove the hard drives from your the ioSafe 1517 and mount it on their device. 2-Step verification gives an extra layer of protection as 6-digit one-time code sending to your mobile device is required for login. In addition, the ioSafe 1517 provides other security add-ons, such as IP block & allow list, Antivirus packages, firewall, and DoS attack prevention. These enhancements ensures a secure DSM environment.

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