Synology Launches DiskStation 1010+ NAS Solution

Designed with scalability in mind, Synology's DS1010+ NAS solution can expand its storage capacity horizontally from five bays to 10 bays whenever more storage is needed.

Network-attached storage solutions specialist Synology has announced the release of its five-bay DiskStation DS1010+, which it claims boasts write speeds that are 250 percent faster than its predecessor.

The DS1010+ also includes DSM open firmware, expands up to 10 bays and is specifically designed for small to medium-size businesses (SMBs). It is available in both diskless and preinstalled configurations, with the diskless model currently shipping in the United States and Canada.

Designed with scalability in mind, the DS1010+ can expand its storage capacity horizontally from five bays to 10 whenever more storage is needed using the company's separate DX510 Expansion Enclosure. Furthermore, using RAID-1, 5 or 6 volume-types, disks can be migrated to larger-sized disks, without loss of data.

Whether adding additional disks or migrating to larger size disks, the DS1010+, with its companion DX510, provides a total storage capacity of 20TB. The DS1010+ has hot-swappable drives, is powered by the Intel Atom Dual-Core Processor D510 and has two Gigabit LAN ports, four USB ports and 1GB DDRII RAM. With an optional RAM module, the RAM capacity can be scaled up to 2GB or 3GB.

"The DS1010+ serves an average of more than 116MB-per-second reading speed under RAID 5 configuration in a Windows environment, and more than 103MB-per-second writing," said Cheen Liao, president of Synology America. "The Web server responsiveness rate is remarkable, taking only 30.81 seconds to handle 1,000 simultaneous requests."

Engineered green, the DS1010+ helps to reduce IT costs, consuming only 68 watts of power under normal operating conditions and supporting Wake-on-LAN and hibernating disks when not in use to further reduce energy consumption.

Other features include cross-platform data sharing, RAID and auto-notification, Windows ADS support, network and remote backup including Apple Time Machine support, file sharing and encrypted FTP, mail and Web server, DLNA media server and photo sharing, and iSCSI target support. Also included is a surveillance station with support for up to 20 IP cameras on the network and a Web-based interface with a mobile phone and two iPhone/iPod touch applications.

"We recognize that many businesses have the difficult task of anticipating and managing their increasing storage needs while dealing with very limited budgets," said Douglas Self, product specialist at Synology America. "The new DiskStation DS1010+ addresses these needs while packing in a huge set of business-critical features and the flexibility of purchasing five bays now, knowing that scaling to 10 bays is easy and affordable in the future with the DX510," he said.