InfoWorld review: Small business storage finds a new gear
Synology's supercharged DS1010+ Swiss Army NAS boasts impressive numbers in both performance and priceFollow @pvenezia
As far as reliability goes, a storage array is only as good as the disks that are in it, but I've yet to have a problem with any Synology array, including failed disks. The DS1010+ has five hot-swap SATA slots, and can even be expanded with the DX510 5-slot expansion unit that links to the primary via eSATA. The only downside to the DS1010+ is the lack of a redundant power supply and redundant connections to the expansion unit. Apart from that, the DS1010+ is pretty near perfect.
I wouldn't hesitate to place the DS1010+ in any infrastructure that can make use of its many skills. It's not a replacement for highly redundant, high spindle count filers or iSCSI arrays, but it's also a fraction of the cost of those devices. For a small or medium business, it will handle just about anything thrown its way, and it's cheap enough to buy two to synchronize for backups. For home it's a great way to centralize media file storage, using the photo and music cataloging applications and services, and the Time Machine backup support means that your Macs can back up over the network without worry.
Fast, cheap, reliable. Pick three? The Synology DS1010+ is a fantastic little storage array.
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