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Synology DS214se Personal NAS Server

B&H # SYDS214SE Mfr # DS214SE
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You Pay: $163.99
Product Highlights
  • Two Bay NAS Enclosure
  • Single Core 800MHz Processor
  • 256MB DDR3 RAM
  • Up to 8TB Storage Capacity
  • 2 x USB 2.0 Ports
  • Gigabit LAN
  • Support for up to 512 Users
  • Integrated 92x92 mm Fan

The DS214se Personal NAS Server from Synology features two storage bays each capable of handling both 3.5" or 2.5" hard disk and solid state drives up to 4TB for a total storage capacity of up to 8TB. Once the drives are inserted they can be formatted in EXT 4, while attached external drives can be formatted in EXT 4, EXT 3, FAT, NTFS, and HFS+. The internal drives can be arranged in a variety of RAID configurations including RAID 0, RAID 1, JBOD, Basic and Synology's own Hybrid RAID. If the internal storage capabilities of this NAS server aren't sufficient, you can add additional storage by attaching external hard drives to either of the two integrated USB 2.0 ports.

This personal cloud storage solution comes equipped with a single core 800MHz processor and 256MB of DDR3 RAM ensuring an efficient flow of data to and from the drives. The maximum 8TB storage capacity can be allocated to support up to 512 users accounts in a maximum of 128 groups with a maximum of 256 shared folders. With the integrated DiskStation Management System (DSM) you can easily manage user accounts, device configurations, manage RAID configurations and more. Once configured, you can utilize the integrated Gigabit Ethernet port to begin administering your data to both local and remote users.

With integrated cloud capabilities through Cloud Station you can create and manage your own cloud to access your data virtually anywhere you go, at any time of the day. Data can be synced among a variety of devices including Windows, Mac, and Linux based PCs as well as both iOS and Android tablets and smartphones. This NAS server also comes DLNA certified allowing you to easily stream video, music, photos and more to devices connected to the same LAN for enhanced viewing.

Choice NAS for Everyone
The DS214se delivers an average of over 58MB/s writing speed under RAID 1 configuration in a Windows environment, and over 102MB/s reading. The built-in floating-point unit enhances the overall capability of the main CPU, and is particularly advantageous in speeding up thumbnail processing. Equipped with Synology's full multimedia applications, the DS214se is also an ideal solution for users looking for an entertainment and download center, providing easy and energy-efficient download service as well as multimedia streaming capabilities.
Easy Setup and Management
Easily setup and manage your DS214se inside of your existing web browser with Web Assistant, allowing you to easily setup all vital system components in just a few simple steps. With the DSM quick start widget, users can tour the DSM operating system and set up use, simultaneously. The multi-tasking web UI on DSM allows users to run multiple applications simultaneously on one tab browser and switch between them instantly. Synology Hybrid RAID allows you to reach maximum use of your hard drive while keeping your storage safe with data redundancy.

When it comes to setting up the router configurations for access to the DS214se over the internet, the Synology EX-Internet Wizard simplifies the process. The EX-Internet Wizard walks you through all of the network settings including firewall, port-forwarding, PPPoE setup and DDNS registration.
24/7 Download Portal
With its comprehensive built-in BT search engine, you can locate your desired files in just a few clicks. Turn off your PC and let your DS214se download all of your content directly to your centralized storage. With DS download on iPhone and Android, you can manage download tasks even while on the go.
Certified DLNA Media Server
As a fully certified DLNA DMS (digital media server), the DS214se serves as a ready media server, with the capability to host digital multimedia content for remote playback. Once connected to a wireless router, the DS214se is set to stream music, photos and videos to DLNA-compliant devices without being preconfigured. This enables users to enjoy their collection on larger screens, or with higher quality speakers. Synology even makes it possible for users to browse and select DiskStation contents using DS audio to designate a DLNA player within the same local network to play it.
Anywhere / Anytime Availability
QuickConnect and EZ-Internet help configure your DS214se for access over the Internet with minimal effort. Cloud station allows users to sync files among multiple devices, including Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS and Android devices, keeping everything up to date. Combined with Synology's mobile apps for every popular feature, including DS photo+, DS audio, and DS video for multimedia access, DS download, DS file, and DS cloud for seamless file download/access/synchronization, DS cam for home security.
Running on Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM)
The built-in Package Center allows you to download and install the packages designed specifically for your unique needs, whether it's sharing files on the cloud, sharing photos on an online album, setting up a VPN environment or even an antivirus to protect your system.

The simple interface allows you to configure your storage capacity with minimal complexity. It provides you with complete control of your personal cloud and lets you access it anywhere.
Energy Efficient with Cool and Quiet Design
The Synology DS214se provides a larger fan and the smart airflow feature to keep the system running cool 24/7, its noise dampening design makes it really quiet compared to PC counterparts. The hard drive hibernation feature can further reduce power consumption and operation cost.

This Synology product is produced with RoHS compliant parts and packed with recyclable packing materials.
Hardware Specification
CPU Frequency Single Core 800 MHz
Floating Point Yes
Hardware Encryption Engine Yes
Memory
System Memory 256 MB DDR3
Storage
Drive Bays 2
Drive Type 3.5" SATA(III) / SATA(II) HDD
2.5" SATA(III) / SATA(II) HDD (with optional 2.5" Disk Holder)
2.5" SATA(III) / SATA(II) SSD (with optional 2.5" Disk Holder)
Max Internal Capacity 8 TB (4 TB HDD X 2) (Capacity may vary by RAID types)
External Ports
USB Ports 2 x USB Type A Female
LAN Ports 1 x Gigabit LAN (RJ45)
File System
Internal Drives EXT4
External Drives EXT4, EXT3, FAT, NTFS, HFS+ (Read Only, with max. volume size 2 TB)
Other Specifications
System Fan 1 x fan (92 x 92 mm)
Wireless Support Yes (with optional wireless dongle)
Noise Level 18.4 dB(A)
Power Recovery Yes
Power Supply 60 W
AC Input Power Voltage 100 V to 240 V AC
Power Frequency 50/60 HZ, single phase
Power Consumption 19.14 W (Access)
3.59 W (HDD hibernation)
Environmental Conditions
Operating Temperature 40 to 95°F / 5 to 35°C
Storage Temperature 15 to 155°F / -10 to 70°C
Relative Humidity 5 to 95%
Maximum Operating Altitude 6,500 ft / 1,981 m
RoHS Compliant Yes
Other Specifications
Certifications FCC Class B, CE Class B, BSMI Class B
Storage Management Max File System Size: 16 TB
Max Internal Volume Number: 256
Max iSCSI Target Number: 10
Max iSCSI LUN: 10
Supported RAID Type: Synology Hybrid RAID, Basic, JBOD, RAID 0, RAID 1
RAID Level Migration Basic to RAID 1
Volume Expansion With Larger HDDs: Synology Hybrid RAID, RAID 1
By Adding a HDD: Synology Hybrid RAID
File Sharing Capacity Max User Accounts: 512
Max Groups: 128
Max Shared Folder: 256
Max Shared Folder Sync Tasks: 2
Max Concurrent CIFS/AFP/FTP Connections: 64
Windows Access Control List (ACL) Integration
Dimensions (HxWxD) 6.5 x 3.9 x 8.9" / 165 x 100 x 225.5 mm
Weight 1.92 lb / 0.87 kg
Synology DS214se Personal NAS Server
  • Installation Disc
  • Welcome Note
  • Accessory Pack
  • AC Power Adapter
  • AC Power Cord
  • RJ-45 LAN Cable
  • Limited 2-Year Manufacturer Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    SynologyDS214se Personal NAS Server
     
    4.4

    (based on 5 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Compact (3)
    • Easy to setup (3)
    • Fast (3)
    • Quiet (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home (3)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (3)
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC (3)

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      5.0

      Very Nice NAS

      By Mike

      from Quebec,CA

      About Me Quality Oriented

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy Setup
      • Fast
      • Quiet

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home

        Comments about Synology DS214se Personal NAS Server:

        Lots of options and menu, lots of applications and packages to install, easy to setup.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC

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        4.0

        Good Home Server

        By Skidoc22

        from Nj

        Comments about Synology DS214se Personal NAS Server:

        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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        5.0

        Great nas

        By Felipewarren

        from Quebec

        Comments about Synology DS214se Personal NAS Server:

        Excelent user friendly experience. Fast and easy to use.

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        4.0

        Excellent so far!!

        By RamadiMajor

        from Seattle

        About Me Value Oriented

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easy Setup
        • Fast
        • Quiet

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home
          • Network

          Comments about Synology DS214se Personal NAS Server:

          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!!

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Computer Platform:
          • PC

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          4.0

          Best NAS owned so far

          By Nana K

          from Reynoldsburg, OH

          About Me Value Oriented

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Easy Setup
          • Fast
          • Quiet

          Cons

          • Low Memory
          • None

          Best Uses

          • Home
          • Network
          • Office

          Comments about Synology DS214se Personal NAS Server:

          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. Synology should make all models memory upgrade-able considering you can add up to 8TB of HD.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Computer Platform:
          • PC

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