Summary: I would like to see an HDMI port included in the DS214play because its CPU supports it, although streaming media is the way to go since most homes nowadays have more than one DLNA-compatible device. That aside, this NAS left a very good impression on me. Transfer speeds were fast for its category, the DSM operating system does wonders and can easily be considered one of the best operating systems for NAS servers today, and the DS214play's multimedia-streaming abilities...
Pros: Strong enough for a home NAS, Highly efficient CPU, Fast network transfer speeds, Enhanced multimedia/streaming encoding capabilities, Low CPU utilization while streaming 1080p content, Very low power consumption in all operational modes, Intuitive, windowed operating system, Quiet operation, USB 3.0 compatibility, ErP Lot 6 compliant, Ability to skip disk checking during RAID setup, Surveillance Station transforms NAS into a fully featured security system, Up to 8 IP...
Cons: Price is on the high side, It should be equipped with an HDMI port and, ideally, audio in/out ports, You cannot format an external disk into NTFS, HDD trays are not numbered, RAM is not upgradeable, No front USB 3.0 port
Conclusion: The 2-bay NAS market is to say the least in a close battle all the time. With all the major vendors trying to get not only a budget system to the market, but also a high performance model at the same time; the podiums are constantly changing when we look at who is best for each area of interest – such as cost versus performance.
Pros: Easy to use GUI, Tool-free installation, On-the-fly hardware video transcoding, Low power consumption, SD card slot on front
Cons: No HDMI port to give media centre capability
Summary: Although the Synology DS214 and the DS214play are two very different products designed for different purposes, they provided similar performance. Surprisingly despite being built on entirely different platforms we ended up with almost identical results and what’s great about that is those results were very good.
Excerpt: Synology's DS214play offers all of the standard NAS functionality (including mobile device access and RAID configuration), plus the company's powerful DSM operating system and the ability to download apps that expand the unit's versatility. But the icing on the cake is audio/video transcoding, which is made possible by a dual-core processor and hardware-acceleration.
Excerpt: 3 Flares 3 Flares × Today we are taking a look at the latest NAS system from Synology, the DS214 Play. This unit is optimised for multimedia processing and has been designed to handle high quality images, music and video streaming.
Summary: Synology DiskStation DS214play
er en litt spesiell NAS. Som Synologys første «play»-modell er den såvidt vi vet deres første NAS med SD-kortleser, men det som virkelig skiller den ut er prosessoren i Intel Atom CE5300-familien.
Den kan beskrives som en «mediaprosessor»
, og gjør Synologys nye NAS litt vanskelig både å plassere og å teste skikkelig.
Conclusion: Es una unidad con enormes posibilidades, ya que dispone de 2 bahías para discos de 2,5” o 3,5” . Además incluye 2 puertos USB 3.0, 1 puerto USB 2.0 , 1 puerto eSATA y un lector de tarjetas SD. A nivel de puertos está mas que servido.
Pros: Infinidad de posibilidades a nivel de Servicio y de compartición, Silencioso, Conectores Externos USB 3.0 y eSATA, DSM 5.0: Interfaz completamente remodelado y nueva funcionalidad, Transcodificación de video hasta 1080p, Complemento IDEAL para Chromecast, Fantástico Rendimiento
Cons: Nos gustaría que tuviera salida HDMI/DisplayPort, Es imposible repararlo
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