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DiskStation Hardware

An overview of all DiskStation models and more.

DiskStation models

This is a list of the most important hardware specifications of the various Diskstation models as of August 2008. See also the HardwareList at the NSLU2-Linux.org wiki. Errors expected.

Old ARM (armv5b) based models
ModelDS-101DS-101j
CPU familyIntel XScale (armv5b)
CPU modelFW IXP420 BB
CPU Speed266 MHz
RAM64 MB32 MB
Int. HDD1 x PATA
USB12+1+?
Old PowerPC (ppc_6xx) based DiskStations
ModelDS-101g+DS-106jDS-106eDS-106DS-106x
CPU familyFreescale
CPU modelMPC8241 (603e core)
CPU speed266 MHz200 MHz266 MHz
RAM64 MB32 MB64 MB128 MB
Int. HDD1 x SATA1 x PATA1 x SATA
USB12+1+?
eSATA1 xn/a1 x
New (2007) PowerPC (ppc_6xx) based DiskStations
ModelDS-107eDS-107DS-207DS-207.128
CPU familyFreescale
CPU modelMPC8241 (603e core)
CPU speed266 MHz
RAM32 MB64 MB128 MB
Int. HDD1 x SATA2 x SATA
USB12+1+?
eSATA1 xn/a
PowerPC (ppc_6xx) based Disk-, Cube- and RackStations
ModelCS-406RS-406CS-406eCS-407e
CPU familyFreescale
CPU modelMPC8245 (603e core)MPC8241 (603e core)
CPU speed400 MHz266 MHz
RAM128 MB64 MB
Int. HDD4 x SATA
USB12+0+?
eSATAn/a1 x (?)n/a
New (2007) ARM (armv5tejl) based Disk-, Cube- and Rackstations
ModelDS-107+DS-107+.128DS-207+CS-407RS-407
CPU familyMarvell Orion
CPU model88F5281
CPU speed500 MHz
RAM64 MB128 MB
Int. HDD1 x SATA2 x SATA4 x SATA
USB12+1+?2+1+?2+0+?
eSATA1 xn/a
New (2008) PowerPC (ppc_85xx) based Disk- and RackStation
ModelDS-508RS-408DS-408DS-209+
CPU familyFreescale
CPU modelMPC8543 (e500v2 core)
CPU Speed800 MHz
RAM512 MB2
Int. HDD5 x SATA4 x SATA2 x SATA
USB12+0+?2+1+?
eSATA1 x (?)
New (2008) PowerPC (ppc_6xx) based DiskStation
ModelDS-108j
CPU familyFreescale
CPU modelMPC8241 (603e core)
CPU Speed200 MHz
RAM32 MB
Int. HDD1 x SATA
USB12+1+?
eSATA?

Footnotes:
1 number of USB ports on the backside + the front side (copy button) + internal
2 removable module (DDR2 667 CL5)

PCB Pictures

Myself and some folks from the German NAS Forum and the Slimdevices forum made photos and saved the information of important files in /proc of different DiskStation models. They are available for download here (refer to AA_README.txt for credits and copyrights).

See also the photo gallery and the various documents refered to at the DS101/HomePage nslu2-linux.org wiki.

Detailed hardware specifications

A detailed list of the components used in certain Diskstations are available here:

RS232 Serial Port for DS/CS

There are some photos of my level converter based on a MAX232.

See also the relevant documents at the NSLU2-Linux.org wiki: SerialConsole and AddASerialPort.

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