Synology DiskStation DS210+ Network Storage ServerAug 9th, 2010 | By Simon
There’s not a whole lot to this page but I’m always interested in knowing what the power draw is on my new toys. I plugged the power brick into my power meter and took several readings. The RAID Compilation draw is measured when the DS210+ was configuring the two drives into RAID 1. The active case was when I was running the ATTO benchmark. The Idle load was when my system was on with no disk activity. The sleep condition was taken when my computer was shut down but power to the DS210+ was left on.
The Synology DS210+ draws very little power and you have the Freescale processor to thank for that. At a peak draw of 30W, that is less than what most Intel-based NAS devices require to just idle! While sleeping the device only draws 17W. The DS210+ can be configured to enter sleep mode after 10 minutes of inactivity. If you only plan on using the NAS every once in a while this is a great power saving mode as saving 10W would be the same as powering the CCFL used to light my room.