NAS manufacturer Synology have outed a pair of new external network drives, one for the small business crowd and another more suited to home users. The Synology DiskStation DS1010+ has five internal HDD bays and the potential for a further five with an optional expansion enclosure, while the DiskStation DS110j makes do with just one drive. Both support DLNA media streaming, gigabit ethernet connectivity and have a clutch of USB 2.0 ports for hooking up external drives or peripherals.
The DiskStation DS1010+ is based on Intel's latest Atom dual-core D510 1.66GHz processor (in effect the nettop version of the N450), complete with up to 3GB of RAM (1GB standard), and Synology reckon it has 250-percent faster performance than its DS509+ predecessor. As well as the five onboard bays - each happy with a 3.5-inch 2TB HDD - you can pair it with the DX510 five-bay external enclosure; RAID 1, 5 or 6 setups are supported, and there are dual gigabit ethernet ports, four USB 2.0 ports and an eSATA port.
As for the DiskStation DS110j, that's a little more homely with just a single ethernet port and three USB 2.0 ports, an 800MHz processor and 128MB of RAM. However it has similar media sharing and backup functionality to the DS1010+ (albeit with no RAID support, obviously).
Both are available in the US and Canada now, in both diskless and HDD-pre-installed forms. No word on how much the Synology DiskStation DS1010+ comes in at, but the DiskStation DS110j is $150 with no included storage.
[via Linux for Devices]