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Synology DiskStation DS214

2-Bay Compact NAS Server

by Synology
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Manufacturer No:DS214
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    Synology DiskStation DS214
    2-Bay Compact NAS Server
    High Performance NAS Server for SMB & SOHO

    Designed for workgroups and offices, DS214 is a feature-rich 2-bay NAS server. With comprehensive office applications, DS214 lets you share and protect data effectively, while increasing productivity.

    Dual core CPU with floating-point unit enhances productivity

    DS214 delivers outstanding read/write performance with an average over 106.38 MB/sec writing speed under RAID 1 configuration in a Windows environment, and over 110.65 MB/sec reading.1 The built-in floating-point unit enhances the overall capability of the main CPU, and is particularly advantageous in speeding up thumbnail creation when uploading large amounts of photos or videos.

    Hardware encryption engine enhances encrypted files transfer speeds

    DS214 is equipped with an encryption engine which offloads encryption calculation tasks away from the main CPU. Thus, the CPU can be free for other important tasks. In addition, with the encryption engine, DS214 runs at an increased performance level when compared to a pure software encryption implementation


    Easy hard drive installation and hot-swappable support

    To ensure your data safety and convenience, the tool-less hard drive trays allow you to install 3.5" hard drives without a screwdriver. Additionally, DS214 supports hot-swappable hard drive trays, enabling instant and risk-free hard disk replacement.
    Easy hard drive installation and hot-swappable support

    Award winning OS - DiskStation Manager

    Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM) is a sleek, browser-based operating system running on every DiskStation and RackStation, which makes managing your Synology NAS a breeze. Featuring an intuitive user interface, DSM makes accessing and sharing your data smarter and simpler. Synology's Package Center lets you download and install useful add-on packages designed specifically for individual or business needs, meaning you can enjoy more entertainment in your life or better productivity at workAward winning OS - DiskStation Manager


    Ultimate File Centre

    File Station is a fast and secure feature for sharing and managing your files stored on DS214. Just drag-n-drop and upload data from Mac or PC. Advanced filters make it easy to search for documents, photos, or videos. With built-in FTP or email clients, DS214 lets you organize and share files through an advanced web application effortlessly. You can even share files and folders with others by simply sending a link. Files can be reached on mobile devices via the companion mobile app DS file. HTTPS, SSL/TLS encryption, and link expiry dates also ensure file sharing over the Internet is highly secure.
    Ultimate file centre

    The most compatible sharing

    The most compatible sharing

    Enjoy seamless files sharing across Windows®, Mac®, and Linux® platforms as DS214 offers comprehensive network protocol support including FTP, SMB2, AFP, NFS and WebDAV. With Windows AD and LDAP integration, DS214 can fit effortlessly into any existing network environment - there is no need for IT administrators to maintain two sets of credentials. You also won't worry about missing files with the Recycle Bin feature which is supported on AFP, CIFS, File Station, and WebDAV. All files deleted in a shared folder will be automatically moved into the Recycle Bin



    Get mobility with Synology apps

    Synology develops versatile mobile apps - DS note, DS audio, DS video, DS photo+, DS cloud, DS file, DS download and DS cam - allowing you to access and manage the contents of your DS214 with smartphones and tablets. QuickConnect brings an easier network experience as it eliminates complicated router configuration or port forwarding. With Synology mobile apps, your multimedia collection and work files are always on the go

    Enjoy multimedia library

     DS214 provides you a central platform to organize, backup, and share photos, music, and video collections. Featuring a streamlined and sleek interface, Synology packages — Photo Station, Audio Station and Video Station — let you build a seamless entertainment hub effortlessly. Since everything is saved on DS214, you can enjoy more customizable content arrangement, and no worries about extra monthly fees for storage capacity. Better yet, your digital collections can be shared with others via a simple link
    Enjoy multimedia library

    Stream content to your TV

    DS214 is highly compatible with other devices, letting you manage and enjoy digital content with the devices you already have: computers, mobile devices, TVs, DLNA devices, and stereos. Synology offers the latest support for TV streaming, including Samsung TV, Roku players, Apple TV, and Google Chromecast, meaning you can stream digital content stored on DS214 to your widescreen TV effortlessly.

     Stream content to your TV

    Synology DiskStation DS214 is a feature-rich 2-bay NAS server for workgroups and offices, specifically designed for users who need to share and protect data effectively, while increasing productivity with comprehensive office applications.

    Synology DS214 is in the best cost/value ratio, but everything else is in the extreme. Synology DS214 delivers outstanding read/write performance, an average over 100 MB/sec writing speed under RAID 1 configuration in a Windows environment, and over 110 MB/sec reading. The built-in floating-point unit enhances the overall capability of the main CPU, and is particularly advantageous in speeding up thumbnail processing, making photo viewing a refreshingly new experience. Designed with both safety and convenience in mind, DS214 contains the brand new tool-less hard drive trays, allowing users to fixate 3.5" hard drives without a screwdriver. Meanwhile, DS214 also supports hot-swappable hard drive trays, enabling instant and risk-free hard disk replacement. External storage access is made fast and easy, with two SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interfaces in the back, alongside one USB 2.0 interface in the front panel for quick access. Running on Synology's award-winning DSM operating system, DS214 shares the rich reservoir of applications available in DSM Package Center.

    Features:

    • Optimal price/performance ratio
    • Windows + Mac + Linux cross platform file sharing
    • Effective backup solution
    • Rich office applications
    • Energy efficient with cool and quiet design
    • Optimal price/performance ratio

      Synology DS214 is in the best cost/value ratio, but everything else is in the extreme. Synology DS214 delivers outstanding read/write performance, an average over 100 MB/sec writing speed under RAID 1 configuration in a Windows environment, and over 110 MB/sec reading. The built-in floating-point unit enhances the overall capability of the main CPU, and is particularly advantageous in speeding up thumbnail processing, making photo viewing a refreshingly new experience. Designed with both safety and convenience in mind, DS214 contains the brand new tool-less hard drive trays, allowing users to fixate 3.5" hard drives without a screwdriver. Meanwhile, DS214 also supports hot-swappable hard drive trays, enabling instant and risk-free hard disk replacement. External storage access is made fast and easy, with two SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interfaces in the back, alongside one USB 2.0 interface in the front panel for quick access. Running on Synology's award-winning DSM operating system, DS214 shares the rich reservoir of applications available in DSM Package Center.

    • Windows + Mac + Linux cross platform file sharing

      Synology DS214 offers comprehensive network protocol support, assuring seamless file sharing across Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms. Windows AD and LDAP integration allows Synology DS214 to fit quickly and effortlessly into any existing network environment, with no need to recreate user accounts. Internet file access is simplified by the encrypted FTP server and the web-based file explorer, Synology File Station. HTTPS, firewall, and IP auto-block support ensure file sharing over the Internet is protected at a high security level. For users who are always on the move, Synology provides a handy app, DS file, for popular mobile devices such as iPhone, iPad, Android devices and Windows Phone . Anything stored on Synology DS214 can now be accessed remotely using DS file.

    • Effective backup solution

      Synology DS214 offers a centralized backup target to consolidate fragmented and unstructured data across a network. PC users can back up their data to Synology DS214 using Synology Data Replicator software, and Mac OS X users enjoy native Apple Time Machine integration. A backup wizard is provided for backing up data from Synology DS214 to another Synology NAS, to other rsync server, or to an external drive. Backing up to Amazon S3 and Glacier cloud service is also supported. The add-on package, Time Backup, keeps DiskStation data in multiple versions, so IT administrators could easily keep track of them and restore to a previous version whenever required. Shared Folder Sync allows users to synchronize a specific folder from Synology DS214 to another DiskStation - a server-to-client backup mechanism that takes place whenever something is changed on the server side. Users will be able to share documents within their local office seamlessly and safely with encrypted connection. When your DiskStation is down, you will be able to have an immediate backup running in no time.

    • Rich office applications

      Synology DS214 runs on the award-winning operating system, Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM), offering comprehensive applications and features designed specifically for Small Business & Workgroups. The built-in mail server turns Synology DS214 into a dedicated mail service provider, and the USB printer sharing capability minimizes businesses' cost by sharing printing resources throughout the office. VPN Server package offers an easy VPN solution that turns your DS214 into a VPN server, providing a secure way of connecting to a private LAN at a remote location. As to environment security, Synology Surveillance Station offers a centralized interface to manage IP cameras deployed in your office or home, allowing users traveling miles away to safeguard the environment by watching live views, recording events, and taking snapshots with a computer or iOS/Android device.

    • Energy efficient with cool and quiet design

      All Synology NAS is designed with energy efficiency in mind. Not only does DS214 provide a 92 X 92 mm fan and the smart airflow to keep the system running cool 24/7, its noise dampening design makes it really quiet compared to PC counterparts. The support of Wake on LAN/WAN, multiple scheduled power on/off can further reduce power consumption and operation cost. All Synology products are produced with RoHS compliant parts and packed with recyclable packing materials. Synology acknowledges the responsibility as a global citizen to continually work to reduce the environmental impact of every product produced.

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