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Synology-ds214se.34087425
8.8 out of 10

Synology DS214SE

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Overall 10
10

Very Nice NAS

Mike, B&H Photo
2 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: Lots of options and menu, lots of applications and packages to install, easy to setup.
  • Pros: Compact, Easy Setup, Fast, Quiet
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Overall 8
8.0

Good Home Server

Skidoc22, B&H Photo
2 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: I consider myself an advanced computer user with limited network skills. This was relatively easy to get up and running but some of the finer details I am still monkeying with. So far it's stable with no crashing it hardware glitches. Using a Asus router and 2 red WD drives. Only compliant so far is the CPU is rather weak/slow for phot and video conversions.
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Overall 10
10

Best NAS I’ve ever owned

Dominc J., Newegg
15 July 2014
  • Summary: If you want to have your own server but maybe don’t know how to set one up yourself or may want to learn that kind of stuff this is a great choice. As it’s very easy to get going and has a ton of features built in along with additional applications that can be installed later to add even more functionality.
  • Pros: Was very easy to take apart and add my drives
  • Cons: It would be better if it was black and not white
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Overall 10
10

Great Affordable NAS

Jason L., Newegg
29 May 2014
  • Summary: I've very happy with the performance and usage (as a straight file sharing and as a slave backup for another Synology system i have). The GUI interface is a pleasure to work with when I compare it to other NAS systems I've used in the past. It's cool that they have all the one-click install options for various apps, but I don't use them. Don't buy this for a small dept.
  • Pros: Fast (for avg home use), easy setup, small, fan is quite.
  • Cons: Not really a con of the unit, but what drives you choose to put in. If speed is an issue, put in 7200RPM drives. The drives spinning up is a bit loud (catches my attention when it happens). I set the control settings to not power down, personally I'd just as soon the drives stay running 24x7, but they still spin down... not sure if this is WD Black issue or the NAS software, but it really doesn't seem to impact performance much. Other drives may be quieter.
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Overall 10
10

Great nas

Felipewarren, B&H Photo
29 May 2014
  • Excerpt: Excelent user friendly experience. Fast and easy to use.
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Overall 10
10

Very nice budget NAS for backups

Sriram S., Newegg
12 March 2014
  • Summary: Use it for time machine backups and as a general file backup store.
  • Pros: Easy and quick to setup; does everything a backup NAS is supposed to do.
  • Cons: None really, works well for the purpose (backups) I need it for.
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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent so far!!

RamadiMajor, B&H Photo
19 February 2014
  • Excerpt: Used to store photos, music, videos, business documents, perosnal documents and backups of systems. Installed with 2-2TB drives from WD. Easy install and setup, easy software configuration through intuitive wizards. I would like to see better capabilities in the Music/Media server like an equalizer as well as app integration into one app as opposed to multiple addps for Files, Music, Video, etc. Otherwise overall quality seems excellent. VERY happy so far!!
  • Pros: Compact, Easy Setup, Fast, Quiet
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Overall 8
8.0

Very Nice Budget NAS

christopher m., Newegg
4 February 2014
  • Summary: Can't speak to the packages, don't use any. Read/Write performance seems good for a budget NAS.
  • Pros: The software is great. Knowing this is a budget NAS, It works great as a stand alone backup system. Quiet while running, low power mode.
  • Cons: Had to log in to shutdown and it takes a bit of time to boot back up and connect after sleeping.
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Overall 8
8.0

Best NAS owned so far

Nana K, B&H Photo
27 December 2013
  • Excerpt: Pro This is my 4th NAS owned and by far the best. Nice Interface, lots of user friendly apps less complicated to maintain, and great interface for sharing with friends and family. Fast considering the specs. I will have giving 5 stars cos it deserves it. Cons: can not add additional memory, Needs more backup features or options Other Thoughts: If you are looking for a home NAS synology is the way to go, at least till i find one that will surpass it.
  • Pros: Compact, Easy Setup, Fast, Quiet
  • Cons: Low Memory, None
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Overall 8
8.0

DS214SE

Matthew C., Newegg
18 December 2013
  • Summary: Probably could have gotten last year's DS213J for roughly the same price but why not get this year's product line.
  • Pros: Great software, reason why I bought it. Can find similar products but this is where Synology shines.
  • Cons: Budget NAS, but knew that going in. I only use it for backup and occasional streaming and not at the same time and it works fine. Had to manually port forward in my router as Synology does not support Actiontec (Verizon). This may be problematic for some.
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