TechSynology Launches DX510 NAS Expansion Solution

Synology Launches DX510 NAS Expansion Solution


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Coming only a few days after the launch of the DiskStation DS410, Synology have announced the launch of the DX510 expansion solution for use with the DS1010+ and the DS710+.


Here is some information on the DX150 from the Synology website:

Synology DX510 delivers an effortless solution for volume expansion and data backup for selected Synology DiskStations. The DX510 smoothly scales the storage capacity of the Synology DiskStation by an additional 5 hard drives on the fly when firmly connected directly to the Synology DiskStation, ensuring a reliable expansion solution.

  • Plug-n-use
  • Hot-swappable HDD design
  • Hibernation
  • Managed from Synology DiskStation Manager 2.3

The Synology DX510 is connected to the Synology DiskStation using an eSATA cable with custom-designed connectors on both ends, ensuring a reliable connection and maximum throughput. The eSATA 3.0 Gb/sec definition allows the hard drives in the connected Synology DX510 to operate as they are the internal ones of the Synology DiskStation.



• Internal HDD: 5X 3.5″ SATA or 5X 2.5″ SATA

• eSATA port X 1

• Hot Swappable HDD: Yes

• Size (mm): 157 X 248 X 233

• Weight?4.10KG

• System Fan?X 2(80x80mm)

• Noise Level (fan-only)?30dB(A)

• Power Recovery: sync with the connected Disk Station

• AC Input Power Voltage?100V ~ 240V AC

• Power Frequency?50 / 60Hz?Single Phase

• Operating Temperature?40 ~ 95°F (5 ~ 35°C)

• Storage Temperature?15 ~ 155°F (-10 ~ 70°C)

• Relative Humidity?5% ~ 95% RH

• Maximum Operating Altitude?10,000feet

For those of you who like to see what things look like from the side and back (that would be Diehard again!):


Check out the Synology website for more details:

Price wise, are showing the diskless variant at a little under $1000 with the fully populated 5TB version at $1759.99. are showing the diskless one at around £420.

So if you have some need to expand your existing Synology NAS solution, and this supports it, you should take a look, but it isn’t cheap!

Andrew Edney
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