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  • synology.cedric.datacenter

    I did win a Synology DS710+ & DX510 by filling out a survey, after having read an official tweet of Synology Inc.( about the contest 3 weeks ago. The funny part is that I bought a Synology DS1010+ (704CHF/692$) and 4TB of disk (280CHF/275$) at the same time…

    On the picture above, this is my current small datacenter :-)

    • DS 408 has four disks of  1TB in RAID5, so a volume of 2.7TB since 2008
    • DS1010+ has two disks of 2 TB in RAID1 so a volume of 1.8TB since 2008
    • I have others disks 3.5TB not represented in my custom NAS that will soon be retired…

    The DS 510 will perfectly complete my existing DS1010+, the DS710+ will be assigned to some other tasks. Synology is really developing high-performance, reliable, versatile, and environmentally-friendly Network Attached Storage products. I did never had any problems, and all software updates were working as expected. They are by far the best NAS on the market with a lot of software functionalities thanks to a Linux kernel.

    Synology DX510

    Expansion Unit for Increasing Capacity of the Synology DiskStation DS710+ or DS1010+. When the storage capacity of the Synology DS710+/DS1010+ is nearing its limits, it can easily be expanded by the Synology DX510. The Synology DX510 securely connects to the Synology DS710+/DS1010+ via an eSATA cable of specially-designed connectors on both ends to ensure maximum throughput. The Synology DX510 can directly expand the existing storage on the Synology DS710+ to a maximum 14 TB volume.


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    Synology DS 710+

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    • Intel Atom CPU Frequency: 1.67GHz
    • Floating Point
    • Memory Bus: 64bit@DDR800
    • Memory: 1GB
    • Internal HDD1: 3.5" SATA(II) X2 or 2.5" SATA/SSD X2
    • Max Internal Capacity: 4TB (2x 2TB hard drives)9
      (See All Supported HDD)
    • Hot Swappable HDD
    • Size (HxWxD): 157mm X 103.5mm X 232mm
    • External HDD Interface: USB 2.0 port X3, eSATA port X1
    • Weight: 1.69kg
    • LAN: Gigabit X1
    • Wireless Support11
    • Fan: X1(80mmX80mm)
    • Wake on LAN/WAN
    • Noise Level:2 22.1dB(A)
    • Power Recovery
    • AC Input Power Voltage: 100V to 240V
    • Power Frequency: 50Hz to 60Hz, Single Phase
    • Power Consumption3: 31W(Access); 17W(HDD Hibernation)
    • Operating Temperature: 5°C to 35°C (40°F to 95°F)
    • Storage Temperature: -10°C to 70°C (15°F to 155°F)
    • Relative Humidity: 5% to 95%RH
    • Maximum Operating Altitude: 10,000 feet
    • Certification: FCC Class B, CE Class B, BSMI Class B
  • orthopan

    I have done one last Saturday…for 22.90€ in France

    An Orthopantomogram (OPG) or Dental Panoramic Radiograph (DPR), also known as a "panorex", is a panoramic scanning dental X-ray of the upper and lower jaw. It shows a two-dimensional view of a half-circle from ear to ear. An OPG relies on tomography i.e. images of specific radiographic planes are taken to make up the larger panoramic image. [WikiPedia]

    I then ask what a MRI Magnetic resonance imaging cost, only 69€ TTC in Mulhouse (France 25km from Swiss Borders)

  • Amoxicillin is used in the treatment of a number of infections including: acute otitis media, streptococcal pharyngitis, pneumonia, skin infections, urinary tract infections, salmonella, lyme disease, and chlamydia infections.

    I have to do some dental work done, and this is how I came across the following outrageous prizes in Switzerland:


    500 mg
    Number of Pills Price € Price CHF Price per Pill Origin
    TEVA 12 2.06 € 2.47 CHF 0.2058 CHF France
    SANDOZ 12 2.25€ 2.70 CHF 0.225 CHF France
    ZENTIVA 12 2.25€ 2.70 CHF 0.225 CHF France
    MEPHA 20 37.5€ 45 CHF 2.25 CHF Switzerland

    Price per pill is 10 yes TEN times more expensive in Switzerland than in France! Yes that a

    1000% prices increase and not the 40% you hear in Swiss newspapers!

    Switzerland's Health Care System&160; is DEEPLY BROKEN and controlled by 3 monopoly

    Number Density for 100’000 persons France

    Number Density for 100’000 persons
    Doctors 16'087 205 &160; 208’727 334
    Pharmacies 1’733 22 &160; 23’000 36.24
    Insurance companies 80 to 90 private insurance companies &160; &160; 1’275 mutuelles

    118 private insurance companies

    CH:references 2010 +Swiss HealthCare System +
    FR:References 2012 + Private Health Insurance in France 2500 pages / page 18 “Mutuelles represent roughly 60% of the total market. Non-profit provident institutions and private insurance companies (including both for-profit and non-profit carriers) split the remaining 40%”


    Never Never buy any medicament in Switzerland, go to France/ Germany by Car, offer you a restaurant and a day abroad and it will be still cheaper!

    For the skeptical out there I have all bills and boxes to prove this!