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Synology DiskStation DS214 High-Performance 2-Bay NAS Server for SMB & SOHO

  • Dual Core CPU with Floating-Point Unit
  • Excellent Reading/Writing Performance over 100MB/s
  • Fastest Encrypted Data Transfer-rate in its Product Sector
  • Features SuperSpeed USB 3.0
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Mfr Part Number: DS214

Hardware:
CPU: Dual Core 1.066GHz w/ Floating Point & Hardware Encryption Engine
Memory: 512MB DDR3
Internal HDD: 2x 3.5" or 2.5" SATA2/SATA3 HDD
Max Internal Capacity: 8TB (2x 4TB HDD) (Capacity may vary by RAID types)
External HDD Interface: 2x USB 3.0 Ports, 1x USB 2.0 Port
LAN: 1x Gigabit (Wireless Support - dongle)
Fan: 1x (92 x 92mm) Fan
Noise Level: 19.9 dB(A)
Power Recovery
Power Supply Unit/Adapter: 65W
AC Input Power Voltage: 100 ~ 240 V AC
Power Frequency: 50/60Hz, Single Phase
Maximum Operating Altitude: 6,500 feet
Networking Protocols: CIFS, AFP, NFS, FTP, WebDAV, CalDAV, iSCSI, Telnet, SSH, SNMP, VPN (PPTP, OpenVPN)
Security: FTP over SSL/TLS, IP Auto-Block, Firewall, Encrypted Network Backup over Rsync, HTTPS Connection

File System:
Internal: EXT4

File Sharing:
Max User Accounts: 2048
Max Groups: 256
Max Shared Folder: 256
Max Shared Folder Sync Tasks: 2
Max Concurrent CIFS/ AFP/ FTP Connections: 128
Windows Access Control List (ACL) Integration
Utilities: Synology Web Assistant, Synology Assistant, Synology Data Replicator

Applications:
File Station: Virtual Drive, Remote Folder
FTP Server: Bandwidth Control, Custom FTP Passive Port Range, Anonymous FTP, Transfer Log
Mail Server: Supported Protocols - POP3, SMTP, IMAP
Windows Phone Applications: DS audio, DS cam, DS cloud, DS download, DS file, DS finder, DS photo+, DS video
iOS/Android Applications: DS audio, DS file, DS finder, DS photo+, DS video
Web Station: Virtual Host (up to 30 websites), PHP/MySQL, 3rd-Party Applications Support

Printer Server:
Max Printers: 2
Printing Protocols: LPR, CIFS, IPP, iOS Printing, Google Cloud Print, Multi Functional Print Server (MFP functions are for Windows PC only)

Management:
Auto DSM Upgrade
Push Notification - MSN/Skype/Mobile Devices
Email/SMS Notification
Customized User Quota
Customized Administrator/User Group
Syslog Support
DDNS Support
IPv6 Support
VLAN Support
PPPoE
Hotspot
Resource Monitor
Connection Manager
UPS Management
Scheduled Power On/Off
Custom Management UI HTTP/HTTPS Ports
Backup Solutions: Network Backup, Local Backup, Desktop Backup (Window - Synology Data Replicator; Mac - Apple Time Machine backup application); Shared Folder Sync (Max Task Number - 2); Configuraiton Backup

Supported Clients: Windows XP onward, Mac OS X 10.5 onward, Ubuntu 9.04 or later
Power Consumption: 22.64W (Access); 9.12W (HDD Hibernation)

Certifications: FCC Class B, CE Class B, BSMI Class B
Dimensions (WxDxH): 108.0 x 233.2 x 165.0 mm
Weight: 1.3 kg
Package Contents: Main Unit, Installation Disc, Welcome Note, Accessory Pack, AC Power Adapter, AC Power Cord, RJ-45 LAN Cable
RoHS Compliant


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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years


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  • Addison R.
  • 9/4/2014 12:09:41 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsMaybe a dud?

Pros: Nice looking UI
Cheap

Cons: Haven't gotten it to work yet. I started out updating the device, changed some settings to allow for anywhere access and began uploading the files from one of my 1tb drives (only had about 600gb of data and I had 2 1tb drives in this NAS). My computer went into sleep mode during the transfer and after that I couldn't connect to the device. I tried power cycling, but the power light just blinked at me like it was in the shtdown process and after 24hrs, I had to pull the plug. Since then, I have the hardest time powering on and connecting. It usually takes me 5-10 attempt at powering this on, waiting for the status light to settle in a ready stage and attempting to connect. Nothing. On top of that, I don't think I've once had it shut down using the power button, it always takes pulling the plug.

I've contacted synology support, but it's been over 72 hrs and I've heard nothing. I hope I have a dud, but who knows. With all the time fiddling and the several attempts, I'm past my return/replacement period with Newegg.

Other Thoughts: I'm pretty tech savvy, except when it comes to networking. I was excited at the previous reviews claiming the ease of use of the UI. It's pretty and seems simple enough (and hopefully it is on a good unit), but all I've wanted to do is mirror a drive on my computer and make it accessible from anywhere. Even using their 'apps' (the UI is essentially a desktop environment. There are addt'l apps you can download through the in-program store to manage different aspects. One of these was a 'cloud station' app which is supposed to make syncing a drive with the NAS a cinch). I was having trouble determing if things were done correctly. Again, it never worked long enough to know.

And why the heck hasn't synology support gotten back to me? I already know it's going to take awhile for the back and forth troubleshooting. What a pain, this was supposed to be easy.

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  • Ronald G.
  • 8/10/2014 2:51:48 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Fairly easy to set up. Interface easy to use especially if familiar with networking.

Cons: Fussy front plate seating

Other Thoughts: Some knowledge of networking required for easiest install. For windows you need to know how to find the NAS. There is a utility included that can find it. Remember that this is a server.

I have set up the NAS as shared protected folders for each with shortcuts in Win clients. I just use file dragging to the shared folders on the NAS.

The NAS application is as an archive for mostly photographic material of up to 25MB per file to release workstation disk space. The NAS is set up as a RAID 1 (mirrored disks) of 3 TB each giving 3 TB of storage. I used Western Digital RED class drives intended for this purpose. It should be noted that while a RAID 1 protects against losing one drive (and allows rebuilding) it does not protect against file corruptions caused by software. I also recommend that a bit of upload to the NAS performance be sacrificed by turning off the NAS disk write caching to prevent corruption in case of improper NAS shutdown. I have the NAS on a standby UPS power protection unit and I normally shut it down after each computer session and once I forgot that the NAS was powered up and I shutdown the UPS first. The NAS file structure remained intact. To the credit of Synology they mention the fragility of using a disk write cache regarding improper shut down directly on the setup interface.

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  • Jason H.
  • 4/8/2014 6:39:21 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFantastic NAS

Pros: Great Performance for the Price
Fantastic UI
Easy Set Up
Good Support

Cons: None so far

Other Thoughts: I set this up as my network storage for my house, wanting to centralize all my data. I have my fiance's Macbook Pro set to time machine to this, as well as my laptop. I have 80+ blu rays on this as well, and so far no issues. It streams well, and the apps made by Synology are fantastic.

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  • Brad E.
  • 3/23/2014 7:56:20 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsBest NAS for home use

Pros: - DSM is the best GUI interface for these sorts of devices
- Fairly easy to customize with available add-on software
- Streams video/music perfectly
- AirPrint support (!)

Cons: - More expensive than other 2-bay NAS devices
- ipkg support spotty right now
- Requires a bit of technical knowledge to configure properly
- No exFat support...weak

Other Thoughts: I bought a DS1812+ at work for file sharing over a year ago, so was already familiar with Synology and DSM. This is essentially the same thing, just with less bays and a slower processor. So far, no issues. Copying files using SMB is between 80-100mb/s, AFP is around the same. I have noticed rsync is quite a bit slower. No exFat support means I had to mount an external drive on my laptop and copy the files over vs. plugging it into the USB port of the device itself. That was irritating to say the least.

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