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Synology Diskstation DS1010+ and DX510 Expansion unit review

We are testing the Synology Diskstation DS1010+ within our gigabit network which is pretty much as good as you will get for a home or small office environment. It is a mixed network with several 1GBit switches for ultimate performance.

Reference Test PC:
: Intel Core i7 920 @ 4ghz
Storage: Kingston 128GB SSD V+ Series
Motherboard: Asus Rampage II Gene
Graphics: Geforce GTX285 2GB
Memory: Corsair Dominator 1600mhz @2000mhz
Network: 2x Belkin 16 Port Gigabit Switches
Operating System: Windows 7 64 Bit Ultimate

Firstly we perform a native network test to ascertain pure data throughput. The Synology SD1010+ drives are arranged in a Raid 0 configuration with Link Aggregation and we have Jumbo Frames set to 9k.

Data throughput is very impressive indeed, even outperforming our previous leader, the Synology DS710.

Our local PC has a fast Kingston SSD as the main drive and we are using it to ensure no bottlenecks occur on this side of the testing. Our PC is hooked up to the network and we transfer a 10GB MKV file from the PC to the NAS systems. All three NAS systems are using dual drive Raid 0 configurations with mechanical drives.

This is an incredible result from the DS1010+ and is the first time we have seen over 100 mb/s transfer rate in our write testing. The previous leader, the DS710 manages around 92 mb/s.

Both Synology units are way out in front of the pack with a 112mb/s result from the DS710 and a 128mb/s result from the DS1010+.

Next we created a folder of files, 500mb/s in size with a variety of data , from small database documents to larger jpgs and bmps. We expect to pay a slight penalty as we are using Jumbo frames set to 9k, however performance should still be good.

The Synology DS1010+ is consistently outperforming the DS710 in both our read and write tests and it is impressive to see such high throughput with a batch of mixed file sizes.

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