Synology Updates Disk Station Drive Support

"Synology Disk Station Now Supports 2TB and More 1TB Hard Drives"

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Synology Updates Disk Station Drive Support

Synology® Inc. today announced the compatibility of its Disk Station with six additional hard drives, including the newest Western Digital 2 TB hard drive, three 1 TB and two 500 GB hard drives from Western Digital and Seagate, making Synology Disk Station the ideal large capacity storage server for business and home users.

"With the wider applications used and richer content stored, the Disk Station is playing a more important role in office and at home. As a result, there is a need to increase the compatibility list for large capacity hard drives to allow users to fully utilize the Disk Station," commented Edward Lin, marketing director of Synology. "We have been aggressive in conducting compatibility test on 1 TB, 1.5 TB, and 2 TB hard drives and we are now proud to have 11 large capacity hard drives in the compatibility list now. We will continue to test new hard drive models once they are launched to the market."

The hard drive models that passed stress and compatibility test in Synology laboratory are namely Western Digital WD20EADS, WD1001FALS, and WD5000AACS, and Seagate ST31000333AS, ST31000340NS, and ST3500320AS. All these models have been proven to be compatible with Synology Disk Station x09, x08, and x07 series with exceptions of DS109j, DS108j, and DS107e.

To view the complete supported hard drive models list, visit:

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21-03-2009, 22:27:23

Hey :wavey:

well iv'e switched to a laptop and am now looking at options of hooking up my 3.5" hdd's to it but not sure what is best really.

looking for most cost effective+performance+reliability.

nas?,multiple drive enclosure? or just buy a huge external drive and slap everything onto it? lol

what other options are there?

ideally im looking to house about 3-4 sata drives.


22-03-2009, 06:26:15

I just have a NAS server setup, raid'ed harddrives, backs up all the pcs in the house.

22-03-2009, 09:08:37

It depends on how much you want to spend and if you want something simple or complex.

NAS server for the person who likes to spend money and isn't bothered with complexity.

Buy a huge external hard drive and slap everything onto it to make your life easier and it's cheaper.

But if you have external media players (PS3, X360 and anything else that can use a networked storage) then I would choose the NAS server option.

25-03-2009, 07:01:46

thanks for the replies,looks like its either nas or big external drive then..
btw,anyone know where i could download some laptop schematics free? i could use one for a rock ctx/clevo m57u chassis.


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