Redmond, Washington – January 20th, 2010 – Synology® America Corp. today launched, the new five-bay DiskStation DS1010+, which boasts write speeds that are 250% faster[i] than it’s predecessor (the award-winning DS509+), includes the power of DSM open firmware, expands up to 10 bays and is specifically designed for businesses with growing storage needs who want an affordable alternative to a PC file server to centralize data backups, protect critical assets and share files remotely.

The DiskStation DS1010+ offers the performance and flexibility that even the most demanding of small to medium sized business users want. “The DS1010+ serves an average of 116+ MB/sec reading speed under RAID 5 configuration in a Windows environment, and 103+ MB/sec writing,” says Cheen Liao, President of Synology America Corp. “The web server responsiveness rate is remarkable, taking only 30.81 seconds to handle 1,000 simultaneous requests”, Liao adds.

With the Synology DiskStation DS1010+ the complexity and high costs normally associated with deploying a complete backup and file sharing solution is removed. One Synology DiskStation can take the place of multiple other devices.  The DS1010+ can cost-effectively replace PC file servers or other storage devices on the network and smoothly integrate into existing cross-platform environments.

Designed with scalability in mind, the DS1010+ can expand its storage capacity horizontally from 5 bays to 10 bays whenever more storage is needed using the separate DX510[ii] 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 provide a total storage capacity of 20TB.

“We recognize that many businesses have the difficult task of anticipating and managing their increasing storage needs while dealing with very limited budgets,” says Douglas Self, Product Specialist at Synology America Corp.  “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,” Adds Self.

Running the award-winning Synology DiskStation Manager 2.2, the Synology DS1010+ offers comprehensive business orientated features and applications.

·       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 & web server

·       DLNA Media Server & Photo sharing

·       iSCSI target support

·       Surveillance Station with support for up to 20 IP cameras on the network[iii]

·       Web-based interface with Mobile phone and two iPhone/iPod® applications.

Engineered green, the DS1010+ helps to reduce IT costs as it replaces other pieces of network hardware in the office like old PC servers by providing many data storing, print server and sharing features together in one small unit. Compared with its average PC counterparts, Synology DiskStations consume only 68 watts of power under normal operating conditions, support Wake-on-Lan and hibernate disks when not in use to further reduce energy consumption.

The DS1010+ has hot-swappable drives, is powered by the Intel® Atom™ Dual-Core Processor D510 and has two Gigabit LAN ports, 4 USB ports and 1 GB DDRII RAM.  With an optional RAM module, the RAM capacity can be scaled up to 2 GB or 3 GB.  Backed by Synology’s history of reliability, a 3-year product warranty and easy management of the DiskStation Manager firmware, the Synology DiskStation DS1010+ delivers on flexibility, affordability and reliability.


DiskStation DS1010+ is available in both diskless and pre-installed configurations.

DiskStation DS1010+ diskless model is currently shipping in the US and Canada

DiskStation DS1010+ 5100 (5x1TB HDD) pre-installed is currently shipping in US.

DX510 Expansion Enclosure will be shipping in US and Canada in March 2010

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About Synology

Founded in April of 2000, Synology Inc. develops next-generation Network Attached Storage (NAS) products for the home and small to medium sized business markets.  Specializing in both hardware and software for network attached storage devices; Synology products are feature-rich, easy-to-use, energy-efficient, reliable and affordable.  All Synology product investments are enhanced with product warranties, free software upgrades and 24/7 online support. Visit for more information

Headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, Synology has a global presence with regional offices in the US (Redmond, Washington) and the UK (London, England).

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