The RS814 RackStation 4-Bay NAS Server from Synology is a four bay rack mountable NAS server complete with a 1.33 GHz dual-core Marvell Armada XP processor and 1GB of DDR3 RAM to ensure smooth operation under some of the most demanding conditions. Each hot-swappable drive bay is capable of housing both 2.5" and 3.5" SATA II and SATA III hard drives and solid state drives with a maximum storage capacity of 20TB. Along with hot-swappable drive bays, you also benefit from two USB 3.0 and one eSATA ports to connect additional storage devices.
The RS814 comes equipped with Synology's own DiskStation Manager (DSM) which includes a variety of applications to tailor how you manage your server. The DSM software features a 16TB maximum file system size, a 256 maximum internal volume number, along with a variety of RAID configurations including Synology Hybrid RAID, Basic, JBOD, RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 6, and RAID 10, and much more.
Once configured, this Synology NAS Server is capable of average data write speeds of 135 MB/s and average data read speeds of 211 MB/s when configured in RAID 5. Additionally, you can utilize the dual Gigabit Ethernet ports to take advantage of failover support should one of the network connections fail.
Sharing files is an important aspect of any NAS server, and the RS814 has you covered as it is capable of file sharing across the Windows, Linux, and Mac platforms. You can also utilize the Cloud Station app to sync files with computers running Windows, Linux, or Mac, as well as iOS and Android based mobile devices.
- Enhanced Performance
The Synology RS814 features a dual core CPU complete with a built-in floating-point unit that enhances its overall capability, while 1GB of RAM significantly increases the RS814's multi-tasking power. Synology RS814 delivers an average of 135 MB/s write speed under RAID 5 configuration in a Windows environment, and 211 MB/sec read speed. This NAS solution also features dual LAN connectivity and a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 port along with as well as optional expansion unit support.
Designed with attention to recovery mechanism, the RS814 comes with dual LAN failover support to ensure continual network service in case of LAN failure, while the hot-swappable design facilitates easy hard drive replacement. The hard drive tray lock further secures your hard drives from unauthorized or accidental withdrawal. Running on Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM), the RS814 enjoys high-end enterprise features and add-on packages available in DSM's Package Center.
- Cross Platform Sharing
Synology RS814 offers comprehensive network protocol support, assuring seamless file sharing across Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms. Windows AD and LDAP integration allows the Synology RS814 to quickly and easily fit into an existing business network environment with no need to recreate user accounts on the Synology RS814. 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.
Cloud Station allows users to sync files among multiple devices, including Windows PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, and Android tablets or phones, keeping everything up-to-date. For users who are on the move, Synology offers the DS file app designed for iPhone, iPad, and Android phones. Anything stored on Synology RS814 can now be accessed remotely using DS file via the Internet.
- Scalability up to 40TB
- When the storage capacity of Synology RS814 is nearing its limit, additional storage can be easily added with Synology RX410 expansion enclosure. Equipped with specially-designed locking connectors, Synology RX410 (sold separately) can be securely connected to RS814 via an eSATA cable. Synology RX410 provides room for an additional 16TB volume, allowing for a total storage capacity of 40TB consisting of two 16TB volumes.
- Complete Backup Solution
- Synology RS814 offers a centralized backup target to consolidate fragmented and unstructured data across a network. PC users can back up their data to Synology RS814 using Synology Data Replicator software, and Mac OS X users enjoy native Apple Time Machine integration. A web-based backup wizard is provided for backing up data in Synology RS814 to another Synology DiskStation or any rsync server via an encrypted protocol, or to an external hard drive via USB connection. In addition, backing up to the cloud using Amazon S3 and Glacier service is supported.
- Office Applications
Synology RS814 runs on the Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM) software which offers a variety of applications and features designed specifically for office and business workgroups.
Web Station with PHP/MySQL support allows a single Synology RS814 to host up to 30 websites and numerous 3rd party web applications, such as Content Management, Customer Relationship Management & e-Commerce system. The built-in mail server turns Synology RS814 into a dedicated mail service provider, while the add-on package, Mail Station, provides a webmail interface for users to access emails stored on Synology RS814.
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 mobile device.
A wealth of add-on packages allows the Synology RS814 to replace several pieces of network hardware. VPN Server offers an easy VPN solution that turns your Synology RS814 into a VPN server, providing a secure way of connecting to a private LAN at a remote location. RADIUS Server strengthens network security by overseeing wireless access authentication via RADIUS (Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service) networking protocol. Directory Server allows Synology RS814 to host LDAP service with centralized access control, authentication, and account management, further enhancing your office management efficiency.
- Energy Efficient and Environmentally Friendly
- This Synology RackStation is designed and developed with energy efficiency in mind. The RS814 is produced with RoHS compliant parts and packed with recyclable packing materials.