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Synology DS214play

Synology ® DiskStation DS214play is a two-bay NAS designed to se Read more

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Overall 9

Synology DS214play

8 January 2014
  • 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
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Synology DS214Play 2-bay NAS Review

18 December 2013
  • 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
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Synology DiskStation DS214 & DS214play

Legion Hardware
12 August 2013
  • 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.
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Synology DS214play review

Home Cinema Choice
14 June 2014
  • 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.
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Overall 9

Synology DiskStation DS214Play review

16 December 2013
  • 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.
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Overall 8

Synology DS214play NAS

Trusted Reviews
29 November 2013
  • Summary: The best two-bay NAS, but is it the best value?
  • Pros: Excellent performance, Easy to setup & manage, Smart, minimalist design, Dual USB 3.0 ports added
  • Cons: No physical display, A little expensive, Most media functionality on other Synology NAS
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Synology DiskStation DS214Play

1 day ago
  • Excerpt: Vi har hatt fått lov til å kikke på et par tobrønns NAS-er de siste ukene, og det i ganske forskjellige prisklasser. I den rimeligere enden av skalaen fant vi ut at Shuttle OmniNAS KD21 var en solid forbedring fra forgjengeren, mens den dyrere Asustor AS-202TE kunne smykke seg med et anbefalt-stempel fra oss.
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Overall 9

Synology DiskStation DS-214 Play

30 September 2014
  • Summary: Synology er kendt for at lave gode NAS’er, som dels baserer sig på det meget brugervenlige DSM-styresystem, og dels normalt ikke mangler features. Således heller ikke med denne DS214 Play, der som testens blot anden deltager understøtter 1080p ”on the fly”-transcoding
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Synology DS214play

22 June 2014
  • 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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Workshop: je NAS als TV-server

18 May 2014
  • Excerpt: De nieuwste versie van de DVBLink software maakt het mogelijk om je NAS als centrale TV-server te gebruiken, waarna je op alle PC’s, smartphones en tablets in huis naar je favoriete zenders kunt kijken. Hardware.Info laat zien hoe dat in z’n werk gaat.
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