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Test System & Power Consumption
Intel Core 2 Duo Test System Specs
- Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 (2.60GHz)
- Western Digital Black 500GB (Serial ATAII)
- Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 (64-bit)
- ATI Catalyst 9.12
Synology Disk Station DS410j
Synology Disk Station DS409+
Promise Technology SmartStor NS4600
Synology Disk Station DS109
Synology Disk Station DS107
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.