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9.1 out of 10

Synology DS214

Synology ® DiskStation DS214 is a feature-rich 2-bay NAS server Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Synology DS214

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Overall 8
8.3

Synology DS214se & DSM 5.0 Overview

techPowerUp!
6 May 2014
  • Summary: The main clue of today's review isn't so much the DS214se, which did very well given its price, but Synology's new DSM 5.0 operating system the company introduced a while ago. Their new operating system is without a doubt stunning as it features many upgrades and comes with new features and characteristics compared to its predecessor, DSM 4.0.
  • Pros: Affordable, High price/performance ratio, Achieved fast enough transfer speeds in our internal storage tests, DSM 5.0 is absolutely great and is fully supported by the DS214se, Very low energy consumption in all operational modes, Ability to skip disk checking during RAID setup, Quiet operation, ErP Lot 6 2013 compliant, Surveillance Station transforms this NAS into a fully featured security system, Up to 5 IP cameras are supported, Optional application packages boost...
  • Cons: You cannot format an external storage device in NTFS, No USB 3.0 or eSATA ports, which leads to very slow speeds to and from external storage devices, Small amount of RAM that is not upgradeable, No front USB port(s), I would like to see Synology offer a client download application (something similar to QNAP's Qget), Video Station couldn't reproduce many of the video files I tried and the reproduction of high bit-rate (>20 Mbps) MKV files wasn't smooth enough
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Synology DiskStation DS214+ Review

StorageReview.com
10 April 2014
  • Summary: The Synology DiskStation DS214+ is a 2-bay NAS server with 10TB of max capacity (2x 5TB HDDs). It is for SMBs that need to share files across multiple platforms and that need to access the files remotely. The DS214+ features a Dual Core 1.33 GHz processor, 1GB of DDR3 memory, and Synology's Disk Station Manager 5.0 software. The bays are tool-less, hot-swappable and there is USB 2.0, USB 3.0, and eSATA connections.
  • Pros: Tool-less hot-swappable drives, Lots of features and functionality built into DSM 5.0, Excellent mobile device access
  • Cons: Sequential performance numbers were under rated spec
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Review of Synology DiskStation DS214play NAS

Testfreaks blog
13 January 2014
  • Conclusion: In comparison to the other Synology DiskStation NAS dual bay units the Synology DS214play can hold its own performing all the standard tasks of other Synology two bay NASes. What differentiates it from the rest is the ability to transcode up to 1080P where it’s brethren can only top out at 720P. This transcoding works great when using the native DS Video Station or the DS Media Server but is not yet optimized for use with the ever-popular Plex ecosystem.
  • Pros: Can transcode up to 1080P, Simple setup, User-friendly interface, Works with Linux, OS X or Windows, Energy Efficient
  • Cons: Lacks DTS playback, Currently Plex is not optimized for use with Synology DS214play, Lacks HDMI port
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Overall 9
8.7

Synology DS213 2-bay Customizable NAS

ExcaliberPC
9 December 2013
Overall 9
8.7

Synology DS214 2-bay Customizable NAS

ExcaliberPC
9 December 2013
Overall 9
8.7

Synology DS212 Diskless 2-bay NAS (Discontinued, please consider DS213 instead)

ExcaliberPC
8 December 2013

Synology DS114 and DS214 review: two very different NAS devices

Hardware.Info
3 December 2013
  • Excerpt: The DS114 and DS214 we're looking at today would seem to be closely related, one with two and one with a single hard disk, but there are more differences than meet the eye.
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Synology DS214 Review

Vortez
26 October 2013
  • Conclusion: It’s crystal clear why Synology remain a dominating force in the NAS storage sector. Whilst at the hardware level subtle changes are made, it is their persistence at the software level that realises the true success. The decision to integrate a dual-core processor in this 2014 edition of the 2-bay series is a welcome one.
  • Pros: + Pleasing to the eye, + Great build quality, + Dual-core support, + 2.5” and 3.5” drive support, + Excellent performance, + Low fan noise, + Feature rich operating system
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Overall 9
9.0

Synology DS214+ - En webdesigners bedste kammerat

elektroniktest.dk
16 April 2014
  • Conclusion: Synology er en absolut top producent, når det kommer til NAS servere, og deres DS214+ kan uden problemer hamle op med konkurrenterne. Udover de apps som Synology selv tilbyder, er der også mulighed for installering af tredjeparts apps, hvilket giver flere muligheder, ikke mindst for open-source. NAS serveren leverer desuden læse- og skrive-hastigheder, som er tilstrækkelige til at man kan arbejde med filer direkte fra den.
  • Pros: De mange muligheder For opsætning af hjemmesider i både Joomla og Wordpress, samt PHPMyAdmin., De høje og ikke mindst stabile læse- og skrive-hastigheder Gør at man kan arbejde med filer direkte fra NAS serveren., Muligheden for at brokoble De to Gigabit Ethernet forbindelser, for bedre, hurtigere og mere stabil forbindelse.
  • Cons: Designet er efterhånden en tand for kedelig at se på Selvom det dog er stilrent og flot, men bør efter min mening have et redesign.
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Overall 9
9.0

Synology DS214se - En lille, men kraftfuld NAS server

elektroniktest.dk
16 April 2014
  • Conclusion: Trods dette er den mindste i klassen, klare den sig super godt. Jeg er yderst tilfreds med den ydelse man får ud af en server, til de penge som denne koster. Man får som regel ikke meget for pengene når vi er nede i en prisklasse omkring 1100,- kr, men her har du altså stadig det samme styresystem som de store modeller har, bare ikke den sammen hardware kraft.
  • Pros: Designet Synology holder de samme flotte kabinetter til alle deres modeller, det er kun det indre der er skiftet ud., Softwaren er den samme Igen er vi kørende på Synology's lækre og meget brugervenlige software. Vi har testet denne model med DSM 5.0 beta, og det har kørt super godt, samt at det virkelig har fået en overhaling som gør noget., Hastigheder kontra pris Jeg må blankt indrømme at jeg er meget overrasket over at, den alligevel kan præstere de hastigheder me...
  • Cons: Kabinettet Som resten af deres bokse er de meget skrøbelige, overfor ridser og lignende.
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