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Synology DS214
9.8 out of 10

Synology DS214

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

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Overall 8

Synology DS214se & DSM 5.0 Overview

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.
  • 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, ...
  • 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 sim...
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Synology DiskStation DS214+ Review

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.
  • 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.
  • 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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Expert Review

6 December 2013
  • Summary: Synology is probably one of the best-known names when it comes to Network Attached Storage, or NAS for short. This Taiwanese company has been making NAS devices since the year 2000 and they are pretty good at it, considering the fact that they keep introducing new products all the time.
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Synology DS114 and DS214 review: two very different NAS devices

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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Overall 8

Synology DiskStation DS214 NAS drive review

Digital Arts
21 January 2014
  • Excerpt: The DS214 is Synology’s new two-bay NAS enclosure in its DiskStation range. Shipping without disks, it supports up to 8 TB of storage with a pair of 4 TB drives. We reviewed the enclosure with a pair of 1 TB hard disks from Western Digital.
  • Pros: Faster dual-core drive chip, 512MB RAM, supports DSM 4.3 for media streaming, back-up and file sharing.
  • Cons: No SD card slot like predecessor
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Bring Your Own Disks: The Synology DS214 network storage box

3 December 2013
  • Excerpt: Review The Bring-Your-Own-Disks home server market might not be mainstream but it's pretty lively place, with giants like Cisco mixing with obscure Taiwanese box-shifters. And although these quiet, sub-£400 servers make a useful bit of small office kit, the abundance of media awash in family homes...
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Overall 9

Synology DiskStation DS214 NAS Review

16 October 2013
  • Excerpt: 4 Flares 4 Flares × Synology have been one of the key players in the Network Attached Storage Devices for some time now, and each new DiskStation model is eagerly anticipated. The DS214 is no exception with it first being teased at Computex in June of this year, along side its more powerful DS214+.
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Overall 9

Synology DS214se: nella botte piccola…

9 November 2014
  • Excerpt: Torniamo a parlare di Synology con un prodotto economico ma dalle ottime prestazioni rivolto alle utente domestiche o ai piccoli uffici: il Synology DS214se .
  • Pros: Buone prestazioni, Silenzioso, Consumo ridotto, Prezzo, DSM 5, Supporto clienti e guida completa, Accesso applicazioni da mobile
  • Cons: Buone prestazioni, Silenzioso, Consumo ridotto, Prezzo, DSM 5, Supporto clienti e guida completa, Accesso applicazioni da mobile
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Overall 9

Synology DS214se - En lille, men kraftfuld NAS server

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...
  • 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 ...
  • Cons: Kabinettet Som resten af deres bokse er de meget skrøbelige, overfor ridser og lignende.
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