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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

LG Super-Multi NAS N2A2
- x2 Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.C 1TB (Serial ATAII)

QNAP TS-412
- x4 Western Digital Blue 500GB (Serial ATAII)

Thecus N3200XXX
- x3 Western Digital Black 500GB (Serial ATAII)

Synology Disk Station DS211
- x2 Western Digital Black 500GB (Serial ATAII)

Synology Disk Station DS411+
- x4 Western Digital Black 500GB (Serial ATAII)

Synology Disk Station DS1511+
- x5 Western Digital Blue 500GB (Serial ATAII)

Synology Disk Station DS2411+
- x8 Western Digital Blue 500GB (Serial ATAII)

Synology claims that the DS2411+ chugs 105 watts and we assume this is when loaded with a dozen hard drives. We tested with eight drives and found that the DS2411+ consumed 68 watts. That's 33% more than the DS1511+, which isn't bad given we were using three (~60%) more hard drives. Compared to the Core 2 Duo desktop, which was configured with just two HDDs, the DS2411+'s power consumption is impressive.