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Synology DS414
9.2 out of 10

Synology DS414

Synology ® DiskStation DS414 is a feature-rich 4-bay NAS Read more

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Overall 9
8.8

Synology DS414slim

techPowerUp!
4 August 2014
  • Summary: Synology made a great move with the DS414slim since they managed to pack the power of their DSM OS, two Ethernet ports, and USB 3.0 support into a very small, nicely designed unit. The NAS looks great, and its small footprint greatly increases its usability.
  • Pros: Very small footprint and low weight, Supports the Link Aggregation Protocol because of the two Ethernet Ports it is equipped with, USB 3.0 support with one of the ports in the front, Fast network transfer speeds in JBOD and RAID 0/1 configurations, Great external storage performance with EXT4 fil...
  • Cons: Weak CPU, RAM is not upgradeable, It would replace media players perfectly if Synology had only bundled an HDMI port with the unit, The 2.5" HDDs pose a significant capacity restriction, Video Station isn't compatible with many popular file formats (e.g. MP4, M2TS, etc.), You cannot format an ext...
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Overall 9
9.2

Expert Review

Tweak Town
4 June 2014
  • Summary: Over the last two years, we've watched Synology simplify the DiskStation Manager software while at the same time add new features at an impressive rate. In the same time, NAS products have migrated from data storage devices to full servers capable of running native databases, cloud connected...
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Synology DiskStation DS414

Legion Hardware
22 October 2013
  • Summary: The Synology DS414 is the first NAS we have tested to be armed with the Marvell Armada XP (MV78230) series dual-core ARM processor and the results were inspiring. Back when we tested the DS413 we were impressed with the Freescale system-on-chip which was another dual-core processor, though it was...
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 7
7.0

Synology DS414j NAS drive review

PC Advisor
20 October 2014
  • Summary: The Synology DS414j may not be the most glamorous of NAS drives, if indeed there is a candidate leader, but it is well-made and packs just enough power to not embarrass itself in basic benchmark tests for its file-serving speed.
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Overall 8
8.0

Synology DiskStation DS414j review

TechRadar UK
3 July 2014
  • Summary: Has this wallet-friendly NAS made too many compromises?
  • Pros: Dual-core processor, USB 3.0 support, 20TB capacity across 4 disks, Latest Synology DSM 5.0 software, The fast dual-core processor helps keep the DS414j moving data at a decent rate across the Gigabit network interface, and taking backups becomes a lot quicker thanks to the USB 3.0 port at the ba...
  • Cons: Cumbersome disk loading technology, No hot-swapping, Single Gigabit port, No front panel USB, Single USB 3.0 port, The cumbersome disk-loading mechanism is one of the biggest disappointments on the DS414j along with the lack of support for hot swapping. That said, it's rare for small businesses t...
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Overall 9
9.0
Design 8
8.0
Value for money 10
10
Features 9
9.0
Performance 10
10

Synology DiskStation DS414

Trusted Reviews
31 March 2014
  • Summary: This four bay NAS is a well priced performance powerhouse.
  • Pros: As fast as Gigabit Ethernet, Easy to setup & use, Tool-less drive bays, Dual USB 3.0 ports added
  • Cons: No physical display, No integrated wireless, No single comprehensive smartphone app
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Overall 8
8.0

Synology DiskStation DS414slim review

v3.co.uk
29 March 2014
  • Summary: The DiskStation DS414slim is a small but capable NAS appliance that could serve a small workgroup, or work well at home thanks to its size and low price
  • Pros: Compact enclosure; fits up to 8TB of storage; runs the same platform as full-size Synology devices
  • Cons: Only fits 2.5in Sata drives; documentation could be improved
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Expert Review

Hardware.Info
8 September 2014
  • Conclusion: De DS414slim is een bijzonder apparaat. Ondanks het formaat heeft hij veel aansluitmogelijkheden waaronder twee netwerkpoorten. Daarnaast profiteer je van de uitgebreide mogelijkheden van de uitstekende DSM 5.0 firmware. Ook is het opmerkelijk dat dit de goedkoopste 4-bay NAS is van Synology.
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Overall 7
7.0

Synology DiskStation DS414J

Akam.no
4 July 2014
  • Excerpt: Network-Attached Storage – også kjent som bare NAS eller nettverkslagring på norsk, er noe som finner veien til stadig flere hjemmenettverk. Bruksområdene er jo mange, og spenner fra ren lagring og deling av filer som bilder, film og musikk, til overvåkning eller forskjellige typer nett- og...
  • Pros: God ytelse for hjemmebruk, Støysvak, Velprøvd og funksjonsrikt OS
  • Cons: Bruker litt lang tid på å gjenoppbygge RAID 5, Ikke full skrivehastighet over USB 3.0
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Overall 9
9.0

Synology DS414Slim

Tweak.dk
23 June 2014
  • Summary: Så kan vi altså ikke trække den længere. Vi er nu officielt kommet hele vejen gennem testen af Synology DS414Slim, og det er derfor blevet tid til at samle de mange indtryk og tankerne i en samlet oversigt, så I kan få en idé om DS414Slim er NAS serveren for jer, når I skal handle den slags næste...
  • Pros: Lækkert design, Minimalistisk at se på, Drivebays bagpå, Vejer ingenting, Spækket med features, Let og brugervenligt interface på dansk, Let installation på dansk, Dual gigabit NIC, Alt nødvendigt (minus diske) medfølger
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