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Synology Diskstation DS1010+ and DX510 Expansion unit review

Rating: 9.0.

We have reviewed many NAS units on Kitguru – it is a thriving market and one which many enthusiast users have been embracing in 2010. This is competitive industry with manufacturers such as Buffalo, QNAP and ASUS releasing a variety of products for the home sector.

Today we look at a very attractive pairing from Synology, the DS1010+ scalable 5 bay All-in-1 NAS server for small business users and the DX510 expansion unit which delivers another five hard drive bays for a two fold increase in capacity. These units combined allow for 20TB of storage which will more than satisfy the needs of any small business. These are not entry level products, the DS1010+ alone costs £725 inc vat, without any hard drives included so we will be ensuring they achieve justifiable performance levels.

Synology have also been working hard on their operating system and have just released their new DSM 3.0 multitasking operating system, so we will be taking a look at that later in the review.

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