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SynologyDS414 DiskStation Diskless 4-Bay SMB & SOHO NAS Server
 
4.9

(based on 14 reviews)

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Pros

  • Easy to setup (9)
  • Fast (9)
  • Quiet (8)
  • Compact (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home (7)
    • Business (6)
    • Network (6)
    • Office (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Quality oriented (9)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (7), Business (5)
      • Computer Platform:
      • PC (6), Mac (3)

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    5.0

    Great product

    By Sam

    from Sacramento, CA

    About Me Midrange Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fast
    • Reliable
    • Rugged
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Synology DS414 DiskStation Diskless 4-Bay SMB & SOHO NAS Server:

        Very easy to setup and configure. The applications for this are amazing. I was able to be up and running within a day. There are a lot of resources for support if you have any questions too.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

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        5.0

        Synology DS414! What else would I use?!

        By kk60

        from Burlington, NJ

        About Me Budget Shopper

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fast
        • Reliable
        • Rugged
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Professional

          Comments about Synology DS414 DiskStation Diskless 4-Bay SMB & SOHO NAS Server:

          I've used Synology NASs for about 10 years now. They (2 x CS407e, DS210, 2 x DS414) have always worked as described, without issues and reliably. Never had issues with firmware upgrades, network access and read/write speed. Used RAID 1 and SHR. The few HDDs that have gone bad were easily replaced and the RAID was always rebuilt without a problem. No data ever lost.

          • Primary use:
          • Business

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          4.0

          Perfect backup storage and MORE!!

          By Kyle

          from Dallas, TX

          About Me Quality Oriented

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Accessible From Anyway
          • Compact
          • Easy Setup
          • Fast
          • Network Ftp App
          • Quiet

          Cons

          • No Usb 3 On The Front

          Best Uses

          • Business
          • Media Development
          • Video And Audio Storage
          • Video Proiduction

          Comments about Synology DS414 DiskStation Diskless 4-Bay SMB & SOHO NAS Server:

          This NAS sever is perfect for our church production team that needed to store all of our service audio and video files as well as backup our video project files. It is easy to setup, change, and maintain.

          • Primary use:
          • Business
          • Computer Platform:
          • Linux

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          5.0

          Great Product!

          By Mac Tech

          from Carson City, NV

          About Me Quality Oriented

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Easy Setup
          • Fast
          • Quiet

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Business
            • Home
            • Network
            • Office

            Comments about Synology DS414 DiskStation Diskless 4-Bay SMB & SOHO NAS Server:

            Great product for our business needs. There were some features I wish were easier to set up, but overall the machine is great! Configuration was a breeze, especially when using Synology's Hybrid RAID! This is an amazing, low-powered, high-performance, multi-function device! Multiple synology boxes talk together quite seemlessly!

            I'm thinking of getting a smaller model for my own home!

            • Primary use:
            • Business
            • Computer Platform:
            • Mac

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            5.0

            Great NAS server!

            By Tigeralum

            from Bay Area, CA

            About Me Quality Oriented

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy Setup
            • Quiet

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Business
              • Home
              • Network

              Comments about Synology DS414 DiskStation Diskless 4-Bay SMB & SOHO NAS Server:

              I am using this device to back up my media after an external hard drive died. Unfortunately, I lost over 1 TB of data that was not backed up. I know a lot of people use the cloud, but my files are too large and, frankly, I don't want them outside of my control. So I bought this NAS after looking at many options. After considering my needs (extra capacity and some redundancy), I settled on the DS414. I thought hard about the DS1514+, but I figure this technology is rapidly advancing, so one I outgrow this setup, there will be something better on the market.

              Originally, I was planning on using 2x6TB & 2x4TB in RAID 10, but after further research, I decided to do 4x4TB in RAID 5, as this was cheaper and gave me more storage space with redundancy in terms of allowing 1 drive to fail.

              So far, so good! This NAS rocks and I highly recommend it! It can do so many things beyond RAID, that I have no doubt that I will be tapping its potential for quite some time.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Computer Platform:
              • Mac

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              5.0

              Highly Recommend the DS414

              By Rkteck

              from Mt. Sinai NY

              About Me Quality Oriented

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Business
                  • Home
                  • Office
                  • Photography
                  • Video

                  Comments about Synology DS414 DiskStation Diskless 4-Bay SMB & SOHO NAS Server:

                  My wife is a professional photographer and I'm in IT. I have about 4TB of movies, music, applications, etc., on a Windows 8.1 desktop, and she has 1.5TB of RAW & edited photos on an iMac. It's connected to a Netgear WNDR4500 wireless router/with 4-1GB ports. We both have Solid State HD's for our OS, but our data is on standard spindle drives. We are both averaging 75/mbps on saving large files in multiple directories. While 75/mbps is an average, speeds of 105-130/mbps are common.

                  iTunes streaming app is poor though.. Highly suggest using iHomeServer pointed at the DS414 rather than using Synology's iTunes app..

                  Highly reccommend the DS414 for users who need 4TB (SHR-Raid) of storage today, but setup for 8TB for future needs!

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business

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                  5.0

                  So far so good

                  By foreverpa

                  from PA

                  About Me Quality Oriented

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy Setup
                  • Fast
                  • Quiet

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Business
                    • Network
                    • Office

                    Comments about Synology DS414 DiskStation Diskless 4-Bay SMB & SOHO NAS Server:

                    First Nas, did alot of research and decided that the DS414 was the drive for us. Easy to set up, even though I am pretty savvy with computers, figured it out and have not had any issues.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business
                    • Computer Platform:
                    • PC

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                    5.0

                    Nice NAS

                    By Digeratus

                    from Kansas City, KS

                    About Me Value Oriented

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Adding Third Party Plugin

                    Cons

                    • Windows Backup Software

                    Best Uses

                    • Home
                    • Network

                    Comments about Synology DS414 DiskStation Diskless 4-Bay SMB & SOHO NAS Server:

                    The NAS user interface is surprisingly nice. It was a breeze getting set up. I wish the PC backup software could take a system image as backup and not just individual files.

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

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                    5.0

                    Super easy and full of possibilities

                    By NAS Rookie

                    from Denver, CO

                    About Me Quality Oriented

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy Setup
                    • Fast
                    • Quiet

                    Cons

                    • None

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Synology DS414 DiskStation Diskless 4-Bay SMB & SOHO NAS Server:

                      The fit and finish is awesome. The tooless drive trays are quick and easy. I have 3 2GB NAS drives in it currently, and when I get a 4th the hot swap feature will be convenient. I'm a beginner at this sort of thing, but the operating system makes it very simple. So far I use it as a backup target, media server and cloud station. I look forward to adding other things like surveilence cameras and off site backup.I recommend you spend some time on the Synology's website. You really can do SO much with one of these, and I've barely scratched the surface.I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this product. I've had zero problems and haven't found anything negative to say about it.

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

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                      5.0

                      DS414 is a Fantastic NAS

                      By MKibbe

                      from CT

                      About Me Quality Oriented

                      Pros

                      • Easy Setup
                      • Fast
                      • Quiet

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Business
                        • Home
                        • Network
                        • Office

                        Comments about Synology DS414 DiskStation Diskless 4-Bay SMB & SOHO NAS Server:

                        I needed extra space that I capped out on a 2 bay Synology 211J, so I went with this 4 bay beauty. The 2 drive migration to the new 414 model was a piece of cake. Backed up the server configuration, shut the 211J down, and transferred the drives to the 414. Booted up 414, Synology Assistant found the NAS, installed and updated the new Synology OS, restored my 211J configuration, and I was up and running after about 30 minutes. I had to re-install the Synology software packages on the 414 but that only took 5 minutes. Everything is so much more speedy on this new model with dual core cpu compared to the 211J. It also helps that I added a brand new pair of 2x4TB WD Red harddrives. I installed them while the NAS was running and expanded the volume! It takes about 4 days to expand with the 8TB BUT all current files are accessible. I couldn't be happier with my setup. I recommend going with SHR (Synology's plug & play software RAID). It provides a great balance of failover with little wasted disk space. Makes it very simple to upgrade hard drives as well. You can't go wrong with 414. Enjoy.

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

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                        5.0

                        Excellent Mgmt Features

                        By Chuck

                        from Melbourne, FL

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy Setup
                        • Fast

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Synology DS414 DiskStation Diskless 4-Bay SMB & SOHO NAS Server:

                            It's still early yet, but the DS414 NAS has been an absolute wonder. The mgmt interface is superb and really helps as this unit packs a *lot* of features.

                            • Computer Platform:
                            • PC

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                            5.0

                            Comprehensive NAS with a lot of features

                            By tsaonews

                            from Dallas, TX

                            About Me Quality Oriented

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact
                            • Easy Setup
                            • Light Weight
                            • Quiet

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Home

                              Comments about Synology DS414 DiskStation Diskless 4-Bay SMB & SOHO NAS Server:

                              Solid product and very stable. There are many features that I'm still exploring. I am using it to replace a desktop PC that I had setup as a file/media server. Media Server package is nice to stream directly to smart TV without additional boxes (WD, PS3, etc.) in between. Decoding/processing is done at the NAS so there is CPU hit. I only have one stream active at a time and CPU usage is about 50%. I'm concerned that if multiple users are streaming, whether there will be performance issues or not. It also has many other packages that can provide lots of functions (e.g. web server, Joomla, security camera, etc.) which is very awesome. The only concern I have is the CPU/memory spec on whether it can properly service all these great features/functions. But I didn't know about all these functions until I got the NAS and that's not the reason why I bought the NAS. I bought it as a file/media server for that function, it gets 5 stars. The fact that it happens to also do many other features is just bonus.

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

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                              5.0

                              You get what you pay for

                              By MD_ITPRO

                              from Maryland

                              Comments about Synology DS414 DiskStation Diskless 4-Bay SMB & SOHO NAS Server:

                              I have owned several NAS units over the past four or five years and none of them compare to the DS414. Robust features, fast data transfers and easy to learn GUI. Hands down, best NAS I have purchased to date.

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                              5.0

                              quiet and SO FAST!

                              By Alex

                              from Santa Clara, CA

                              About Me Quality Oriented

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy Setup
                              • Fast
                              • Quiet

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Home
                                • Network
                                • Office

                                Comments about Synology DS414 DiskStation Diskless 4-Bay SMB & SOHO NAS Server:

                                - easy setup
                                - quiet
                                - fast
                                - amazing

                                • Primary use:
                                • Personal
                                • Computer Platform:
                                • Mac

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