Synology today announced a new, higher-performance four-bay NAS.
The DS410 DiskStation is said to be faster than its DS409 predecessor, which uses a 1.2 GHz Marvell "Kirkwood" processor. The DS410 uses a slightly different 1.06 GHz Freescale MPC8533e processor than the MPC8533 used in the older DS409+. The DS410’s processor includes an on-board encryption engine. Both have 512 MB of RAM. Four bays hold 2.5" or 3.5" SATA drives (not hot-swappable) with capacities up to 2 TB.
Synology says the DS410 has produced 110 MB/Sec RAID 5 reads and 54.9 MB/s writes in its testing.
The new NAS runs Synology’s DSM 2.3 OS with features including encrypted volumes, Amazon S3 cloud backup, multimedia streaming, IP camera surveillance and email and web hosting. The new OS also has a new RAID and volume management system dubbed "Synology Hybrid RAID" (SHR), which makes it easier to expand capacity by adding drives to existing RAID volumes or upsizing drives.
The DS410 is sold both diskless and preconfigured with drives. It is shipping now with the diskless model priced around $499.