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Test System & Power Consumption

Intel Core 2 Duo Test System Specs
- Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 (2.60GHz)
- x2 2GB DDR2-1066 G.Skill (CAS 7-7-7-18)
- ASUS P5Q Pro (Intel P45)
- OCZ GameXStream (700 watt)
- Western Digital Black 500GB (Serial ATAII)
- Western Digital Black 500GB (Serial ATAII)
- ASUS Radeon HD 4550 (256MB)
Software
- Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 (64-bit)
- ATI Catalyst 9.12

Synology Disk Station DS410j
- Samsung Spinpoint F1 750GB (Serial ATAII)
- Samsung Spinpoint F1 750GB (Serial ATAII)

Synology Disk Station DS409+
- Western Digital Black 500GB (Serial ATAII)
- Western Digital Black 500GB (Serial ATAII)
- Western Digital Black 500GB (Serial ATAII)
- Western Digital Black 500GB (Serial ATAII)

Promise Technology SmartStor NS4600
- Western Digital Black 500GB (Serial ATAII)
- Western Digital Black 500GB (Serial ATAII)
- Western Digital Black 500GB (Serial ATAII)
- Western Digital Black 500GB (Serial ATAII)

Synology Disk Station DS109
- Western Digital Black 500GB (Serial ATAII)

Synology Disk Station DS107
- Western Digital Black 500GB (Serial ATAII)

Synology claims power consumption levels of the DS410j to be slightly lower than those of the DS409+. Using only two hard drives the DS410j used about the same amount of power as the Promise SmartStor NS4600 configured with four drives. However, the DS410j used around 30% less power than the DS409+ and we estimate with two more hard drives it would almost use the same amount.