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
Model DS-101 DS-101j
CPU family Intel XScale (armv5b)
CPU model FW IXP420 BB
CPU Speed 266 MHz
RAM 64 MB 32 MB
Int. HDD 1 x PATA
USB1 2+1+?
Old PowerPC (ppc_6xx) based DiskStations
Model DS-101g+ DS-106j DS-106e DS-106 DS-106x
CPU family Freescale
CPU model MPC8241 (603e core)
CPU speed 266 MHz 200 MHz 266 MHz
RAM 64 MB 32 MB 64 MB 128 MB
Int. HDD 1 x SATA 1 x PATA 1 x SATA
USB1 2+1+?
eSATA 1 x n/a 1 x
New (2007) PowerPC (ppc_6xx) based DiskStations
Model DS-107e DS-107 DS-207 DS-207.128
CPU family Freescale
CPU model MPC8241 (603e core)
CPU speed 266 MHz
RAM 32 MB 64 MB 128 MB
Int. HDD 1 x SATA 2 x SATA
USB1 2+1+?
eSATA 1 x n/a
PowerPC (ppc_6xx) based Disk-, Cube- and RackStations
Model CS-406 RS-406 CS-406e CS-407e
CPU family Freescale
CPU model MPC8245 (603e core) MPC8241 (603e core)
CPU speed 400 MHz 266 MHz
RAM 128 MB 64 MB
Int. HDD 4 x SATA
USB1 2+0+?
eSATA n/a 1 x (?) n/a
New (2007) ARM (armv5tejl) based Disk-, Cube- and Rackstations
Model DS-107+ DS-107+.128 DS-207+ CS-407 RS-407
CPU family Marvell Orion
CPU model 88F5281
CPU speed 500 MHz
RAM 64 MB 128 MB
Int. HDD 1 x SATA 2 x SATA 4 x SATA
USB1 2+1+? 2+1+? 2+0+?
eSATA 1 x n/a
New (2008) PowerPC (ppc_85xx) based Disk- and RackStation
Model DS-508 RS-408 DS-408 DS-209+
CPU family Freescale
CPU model MPC8543 (e500v2 core)
CPU Speed 800 MHz
RAM 512 MB2
Int. HDD 5 x SATA 4 x SATA 2 x SATA
USB1 2+0+? 2+1+?
eSATA 1 x (?)
New (2008) PowerPC (ppc_6xx) based DiskStation
Model DS-108j
CPU family Freescale
CPU model MPC8241 (603e core)
CPU Speed 200 MHz
RAM 32 MB
Int. HDD 1 x SATA
USB1 2+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.

References