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DiskStation DS414J Budget-friendly 4-bay NAS Server with Optimal Performance

  • The First Synology j to Feature Dual Core CPU with Floating-Point Unit and USB 3.0
  • Over 112.28 MB/s Reading, 80.38 MB/s Writing
  • Only 8.5W in HDD Hibernation

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DiskStation DS414j

Budget-friendly 4-bay NAS server with optimal performance

Designed for SMBs and SOHO groups, DS414j serves as the all-in-one network storage server for fun and for productivity with comprehensive add-on applications.


High-performance and floating-point unit boost efficiency

Being the first Synology j series product to feature a dual core CPU, DS414j delivers ground breaking performance in its class: an average 107.24 MB/s reading and 76.61 MB/s writing in a Windows® environment.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.


SuperSpeed USB 3.0 accelerates transfer rates

DS414j optimizes your working experience by enabling faster and more efficient data transfers. Equipped with USB 3.0 support that offers transmission speeds of up to 5 Gbps (about 10 times faster than USB 2.0), DS414j speeds up data transfer for external hard drives and other USB storage devices.

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 work.


Connect your data quickly and easily

Synology aims to provide you the most convenient way to enjoy all services on DS414j. With Synology QuickConnect, you don't have to deal with difficult DDNS setup. QuickConnect frees you from complicated router configuration and port-forwarding, so your entertainment and work files can be accessed on any computer, laptop, or mobile devices instantly without extra charge.

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Ultimate file center

File Station is a fast and secure feature for sharing and managing your files stored on DS414j. 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, DS414j 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.


The most compatible sharing

Enjoy seamless files sharing across Windows®, Mac®, and Linux® platforms as DS414j offers comprehensive network protocol support including FTP, SMB2, AFP, NFS and WebDAV. With Windows AD and LDAP integration, DS414j 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.

Backup data in multiple wayse

DS414j is the perfect backup destination for your data. No matter you are a Windows or Mac user, you can back up everything on your computer directly to Synology NAS using Cloud Station. Mac users also enjoy native Apple® Time Machine support. You can specify your backup destination as not only local hard drives, but also connected USB storage devices, or public cloud services, such as Amazon S3, Amazon Glacier, Microsoft Azure, SFR, and hicloud. Additionally, "Backup & Replication" allows you to schedule backup tasks and restore the server to any particular point in time, while minimizing storage consumption and processing time by saving only specific data blocks that are changed between versions.


Your files anywhere with cloud service

DS414j brings you comprehensive cloud service. Cloud Station lets you sync files among DiskStations and multiple devices, including Windows PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android, as well as Windows mobile devices, whereas 2-way sync allows file synchronization among different DiskStations. You can even sync your DiskStation with Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox, Box, hubiC, and Baidu Cloud — establish your hybrid cloud to enjoy more storage flexibility and prevent data loss.


Enjoy multimedia library

DS414j 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 DS414j, 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.

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Stream content to your TV

DS414j 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 DS414j to your widescreen TV effortlessly.

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Get mobility with our 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 DS414j 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.


Eco-friendly NAS server

All Synology NAS is designed with energy efficiency in mind. DS414j only consumes 8.5W in HDD Hibernation and 36.7W in access*. With special fan and the smart airflow design, the DS414j keeps the system running cool 24/7, while its noise dampening design makes it quieter than PC counterparts. Synology acknowledges the responsibility as a global citizen, so all Synology products are produced with RoHS compliant parts and packed with recyclable packing materials.

* The power consumption figures may vary on different environments.

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Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years
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Customer Reviews of the Synology Inc. DS414J

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1 out of 5 eggs

Pros: this NAS worked great for the first week or so.

Cons: I got an upgrade and it started a broadcast storm on my LAN every 2-5 minutes then caused my packet lose to be 100% for 7-45 seconds. NAS is now unuseable

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1 out of 5 eggsDS414j

Pros: Reasonably priced.
Easy to set-up.
Great user interface.

Cons: Failed within one month.
Slow to wake from sleep mode.

Other Thoughts: Quality Control is slipping with Synology. My DS211 still works flawlessly after more than a year, but it was getting full so I decided to upgrade. I spent two days transferring data and configuring the DS414j. Seemed a bit sluggish, but I figured it was due to all the transferring, etc. After about a week running on my bench, it seemed to be working fine, so I decided to move it to the data closet. Shut down via GUI without an issue. Once moved, I powered up and unit and had only the Blinking Power Light. After reviewing forums, I saw this was a known issue. Tried the recovery methods listed, but it seemed the motherboard had failed. Thank goodness for Newegg's return policy. I'll wait a while before trying another DS to see if the bugs are worked out. Very frustrating!

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  • James S.
  • 2/24/2015 11:08:58 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsSoftware leaves a lot to be desired

Pros: Seems to work once set up.

Cons: Setting up the system was overly complicated.

Other Thoughts: I purchased this several months ago. The one I purchased is not exactly the same but I assume the software is identical. I populated it with 4 2TB drives and proceeded to try and get it connected. I tried using the quick start option and it forced me to use the hybrid RAID. I did not want to give up that much storage since I have the data backed up on another device. It took me a while to find the option to choose the set up I wanted. That was not a big deal. The major problem occurred when I tried to map the drives. It took me 4 days looking on line to find out what the problem was. There was an option buried in one of the menus that needed to be checked. Why this wasn't enabled by default is beyond me. Who ever was in charge of developing the software should have payed more attention to ease of use and not worrying about having the software be able to do everything including making you coffee in the morning.

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  • Nathaniel W.
  • 10/29/2014 7:57:38 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsEasy and pleasant

Pros: Runs quietly, took no time to set up, talks nicely to my Macs, and it's got enough power to run a few handy server processes.

Cons: Power cable is shorter than I expected? I haven't had any problems.

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  • Dale N.
  • 9/8/2014 3:09:59 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSweet NAS

Pros: Fast. Simple set up, lots of features/apps and quite a lot of versatility in this machine. Nice and quiet, too, I barely even know it's there.

Cons: If you only use it intermittently, it puts the drives fully to sleep. It can be a few seconds for them to spin up, and then respond.

Other Thoughts: The first one I got was DOA. It ran for a few hours and not very well - it was slow and clunky -, and then it died a dying death. Newegg handled the RMA. My other review reflects this.

The Synology Support was very helpful, and responded quickly. To my surprise, the new one was able to resume the set up where the first one had stopped - even though I hadn't made a backup of the configuration, yet.

We'll see how it holds up over time, but the replacement is running so much better I have confidence that it will go the distance.

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  • Dale N.
  • 8/25/2014 7:59:57 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsFragile

Pros: Easy set up. Nice intuitive interface

Cons: I unboxed it, installed the HDDs and powered on. It started up, began initializing the drives and all was well. I did some basic configuration (hostname, etc.) and left it to work overnight. At some point the power blipped, and the device is bricked.

That seems wacky, because it wasn't doing a firmware upgrade or anything. There was no data on the drives, or even any partitions. All there is is the flashing blue light of doom and an non-responsive "reset" button.

Other Thoughts: I guess I will now see how competent their tech support is, but I imagine this will require a return and refund.

Given how easily this thing fell over and died, I'm actually a little hesitant to put actual data on it.

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