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Synology DS214play
9.9 out of 10

Synology DS214play

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

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Overall 10
10

Small but powerful

kpax, B&H Photo
23 July 2015
  • Excerpt: I bought DS214play NAS for personal use. Main purpose is to stream video to my TV, play music and time machine. So far, the compatibility with other devices are great. I use mac, PC, android and iOS and I have no problem with any of these devices.
  • Pros: Compatible, Easy Setup, Fast, Quiet
  • Cons: Bay Limited To 2
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Overall 10
10

Great unit

Mbent, B&H Photo
17 July 2015
  • Excerpt: Product very easy to setup and operate. Runs quite. I have two different units and have not had any problems with the unit.
  • Pros: Easy Setup
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Overall 10
10

Great Network Storage

Mbent, B&H Photo
13 July 2015
  • Excerpt: Product was easy to setup and runs like a charm. Very quiet operation. I have no issues with this sytem.
  • Pros: Easy Setup
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Overall 10
10

Great hardware quality and setup.

stmty9, Amazon
6 July 2015
  • Summary: Easy to use, boots up fast and the UI is very intuitive. There are a few features lacking from a software standpoint that I wish they would add. You can run scripts at time intervals, but not off of events. It seems like it should be a pretty simple addition to me. Maybe I am wrong.
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Overall 10
10

Perfect for Home and Home Office

criddar, Amazon
25 June 2015
  • Summary: This is a great all-purpose network device. I use it in my home and home office. It does Subversion (SVN) hosting, backups, media server (Plex), and acts as a DVR for my home IP Cameras. It can do a lot more, but that's what I use it for.
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Overall 10
10

Great NAS for a motivated Beginner

crjvegas, B&H Photo
23 June 2015
  • Excerpt: For a "beginner" this NAS was a bit overwhelming, but I imagine it is relatively more user-friendly than others. It was overwhelming because of all the options that the Synology software offers. But, this is a good thing.
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Overall 10
10

Performs great, setup is easy, does the job well

Martin Bonadio, Amazon
19 June 2015
  • Summary: Couldn't be happier. My old Buffalo Linkstation was nothing but trouble. This new unit built the array in minutes (not 11 hours like Linkstation). I got 90+meg/second transfer rates (lucky to get 25-30 on my Linkstation), and most important, an initial backup of 1TB data took under 5 hours.
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Overall 10
10

Synology makes other NASes look like thumb drives...

Marius Piedallu Van Wyk "Lailoken", Amazon
17 June 2015
  • Summary: This is my second Synology, I had the DS212 before this one. Even though the architecture differed, there was no issue to just migrate all my config and data. I only had to update my MAC address config on my router for DHCP.
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Overall 6
6.0

From hardware perspective both are equally good. However

Petarian, Amazon
11 June 2015
  • Summary: I bought a Synology as well as a QNAP NAS. From hardware perspective both are equally good. However, the software on QNAP is much better. QNAP is very easy to work with if you want to use third-party apps. For example, I wanted to install Syncrify on these NAS.
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Overall 2
2.0

I am working on a Mac OS X 10. ...

j9de "j9de", Amazon
9 June 2015
  • Summary: I am working on a Mac OS X 10.9.5. I have been having issues with files disappearing but then coming back when I relaunch the drive. And not being able to rename, delete or move folders at times. Still working with their 2 nd level tech support to see where the problem is.
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