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Unread post by MBJosh » Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:12 pm

As someone who really likes the 1U form-factor, I was really excited about the RS818+/RS818RP+ announcement. But I'm a little confused...

1. It seems to have many of the same specs as the RS815+, except for the ability to take more RAM and a PCIe 10Gb card. If I'm correct in that assessment, then it's a missed opportunity to actually improve on a previous product. (To say this is an incremental upgrade is an understatement.) Also, it makes me wonder: Are these "upgrades" actual hardware upgrades, or are they simply updates to the device's firmware? (It's not like the new model uses a CPU capable of addressing more memory. It's the same CPU!)

2. The RX418 expansion device seems to be basically identical to the RX815, except that the RX415 seems to be incompatible with the RS818+. (Both work with RS815+, though the older one also works with older rackstation models (RS814, RS812). So basically, if I want to upgrade my rackstation from the RS814+ to the RS818+, I can't use my RX815? How is this anything but a ploy to get folks to buy new expansion units?
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Re: RS818+/RS818RP+

Unread post by sincarne » Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:36 am

same thing as ds1517+ and ds1817+...

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Re: RS818+/RS818RP+

Unread post by green_mon » Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:58 am


The RS818+/RS818RP+ already fix the intel atom c2000 clock issue?

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Re: RS818+/RS818RP+

Unread post by iknowtech » Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:14 am

Synology really seems to be doing the absolute least possible when it comes to physical hardware upgrades between versions. To say its annoying would be the understatement of the year.
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Re: RS818+/RS818RP+

Unread post by Twisted World » Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:27 pm

MBJosh wrote:Are these "upgrades" actual hardware upgrades, or are they simply updates to the device's firmware?
By firmware you just mean DSM? That is upgraded for EVERY device, so that's not an upgrade either. Even my oldest DiskStation (DS211+) is running the exact same latest and newest DSM version as my latest one (DS916+). Sometimes I think that new Synology models just mean that they slap a new number on the front and move some ports from the front to the back and vice versa.
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Re: RS818+/RS818RP+

Unread post by Rob49152 » Wed May 16, 2018 6:08 pm

I am using an RX415 with my new RS818+ and have had no issues so far.

And yes I agree it was a missed opportunity to update the machine.

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