Synology RS214 2-bay RackStation NAS

  Synology RS214 2-bay RackStation NAS
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Compact 1U 2-Bay Rackmount for Small Business | Dual Gigabit (Link Aggregation/Failover Support) | USB 3.0 x 2 | Hardware Encryption Engine | Award-winning DSM 5.2 OS
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Drive Bay(s)
2-Bay (Rackmount)4-Bay (Rackmount)
1.2 GHzDual Core 1.33 GHz
Dual Gigabit LAN (Link Aggregation / Failover Support)
Synology RS214 2-bay NAS Server, Single Core 1.2 GHz, 256MB DDR3 RAM CPU Frequency, Featuring easy data sharing and management, RS214 is a genuine value specifically designed to serve growing businesses of any size. With Synology’s rich office applications, RS214 is dedicated to enhance working experience and productivity.


Synology RS214

Durable, Compact Rackmount NAS Server for SMB


Synology RackStation RS214 is a 1U 2-bay rackmount NAS. Featuring easy data sharing and management, RS214 is a genuine value specifically designed to serve growing businesses of any size. With Synology's rich office applications, RS214 is dedicated to enhance working experience and productivity.


  • CPU with Floating-Point Unit Boosting Working Efficiency
  • 512MB RAM for Increased Multi-Tasking Power
  • Dual LAN with Failover and Link Aggregation Support
  • Features SuperSpeed USB3.0
  • Hot-swappable Hard Drive Design
  • 12-Inch Depth to Fit in 2-Post Rack & Wall Mount Rack
  • Running on Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM)





Optimal Price/Performance Ratio


Synology RS214 is an affordable and reliable solution for a growing business of any size. The built-in floating-point unit enhances the overall capability of the main CPU, enabling higher working efficiency. Synology RS214 delivers an average over 70 MB/sec writing speed under RAID 1 configuration in a Windows environment, and over 100 MB/sec reading. With RAM twice the size of its predecessor, RS214 exhibits a surprising boost in multi-tasking performance, making it one of the best values in 2-bay rackmount NAS devices available today.


Designed with attention to recovery mechanism, RS214 comes with dual LAN failover support to ensure continual network service in case of LAN failure, while hot-swappable design facilitates easy and risk-free hard drive replacement. The brand new hard drive tray lock further secures your hard drives from unauthorized or accidental withdrawal. To ensure scalability, RS214 provides an eSATA and two USB 3.0 interfaces in the back, alongside two USB 2.0 interfaces in the front panel for quick access.



Windows+ Mac+ Linux Cross Platform File Sharing


Synology RS214 offers comprehensive network protocol support, assuring seamless file sharing across Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms. Windows AD and LDAP integration allows the Synology RS214 to fit quickly and easily into an existing business IT infrastructure, with no need to recreate user accounts for the Synology RS214. 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.


For users who are always on the move, Synology provides a handy app, DS file, for popular mobile devices such as iPhone, iPad, Android device and Windows Phone. Anything stored on Synology RS214 can now be accessed remotely using DS file.



Compact Design in 12-inch Depth


Synology RS214, a 1U 2-bay rackmount NAS server with exceptional 12 inches in depth, offers an affordable and comprehensive solution for both industrial standard environments and smaller server rooms with limited space. Its compact size fits perfectly into 2-position rack and wall mount rack without additional rail kit. It is also resilient enough to withstand operating temperature up to 45°C/110°F, offering high reliability under extreme conditions. The smart fan design keeps Synology RS214's fan spinning at a very low speed, quiet your rack to create a calmer office working environment.



Effective Backup Solution


Synology RS214 offers a centralized backup target to consolidate fragmented and unstructured data across a network. PC users can back up their data to Synology RS214 using Synology Data Replicator software, and Mac OS X users enjoy native Apple Time Machine integration.


A backup wizard is provided for backing up data from Synology RS214 to another Synology NAS, to other rsync server, or to an external drive. Backing up to Amazon S3 and Glacier cloud service is also supported. The add-on package, Time Backup, keeps DiskStation data in multiple versions, so IT administrators could easily keep track of them and restore to a previous version whenever required.



Rich Office Applications


Synology RS214 runs on the award-winning operating system, Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM), which offers comprehensive applications and features designed specifically for office and business workgroups.


Web Station with PHP/MySQL support allows a single Synology RS214 to host up to 30 websites and numerous 3rd party web applications, such as Content Management, Customer Relationship Management & e-Commerce system. The Mail Server package turns Synology RS214 into a dedicated mail service provider, while Mail Station, provides a webmail interface for users to access emails stored on Synology RS214.


VPN Server package offers an easy VPN solution that turns your Synology RS214 into a VPN server, providing a secure way of connecting to a private LAN at a remote location.


As to environment security, 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 iOS/Android device.



Energy Efficient and Environmentally Friendly


Synology RackStations are designed and developed with attention to energy efficiency. Compared with the average PC counterparts, Synology RS214 consumes very low wattage in operation. All Synology products are produced with RoHS compliant parts and packed with recyclable packing materials. Synology acknowledges the responsibility as a global citizen to continually work to reduce the environmental impact of every product produced.




DiskStation Manager(DSM) is an intuitive web-based operating system that runs on every DiskStation and RackStation. It's been designed to help you manage your data: documents, photos, music, videos and every other important content. With DiskStation Manager, it's more than just storing data. You can choose from a host of applications and services to bring more entertainment to your life and better productivity at work.



Cloud Ready

Featuring a top-notch private cloud solution, DSM allows you to easily synchronize data, without relying on an expensive third-party provider.


Easy to use

DSM embeds a unique graphical user interface to help you finding your way. In addition, many features are provided to simplify the configuration process, even without network knowledge! Learn more.



With the Package Center, it's easy to install or uninstall new features, whether they are from Synology or any third-party developer.



DSM has been optimized to be displayed on any kind of devices. In addition, many free mobile apps are available on iOS, Android and Windows Mobile




Enjoy a fully connected home environment for media streaming, file sharing, and backup service. Synology DiskStation makes it easy for you to manage digital contents so you can do more with what you already have: computers, mobile devices, TV, DLNA devices, and stereos. Family and friends can find all digital contents in one single place, access with various platforms, and on-the-go with mobile devices.





Business requirements for efficiency and productivity are at an all-time high. This means seamless integration with existing infrastructure, different ways to access data, and comprehensive data protection scheme. DSM offers complete support for Active Directory and LDAP, a suite of added-value applications to facilitate business daily life, flexible administrative options, as well as tools to secure your DiskStation and valuable data.



HighlightsSynology RS214 2-bay NAS Server, Single Core 1.2 GHz, 256MB DDR3 RAM CPU Frequency, Featuring easy data sharing and management, RS214 is a genuine value specifically designed to serve growing businesses of any size. With Synology’s rich office applications, RS214 is dedicated to enhance working experience and productivity.
CPU FrequencySingle Core 1.2 GHz
Floating PointYes
Hardware Encryption EngineYes
System Memory512 MB DDR3
Drive Bay(s)2
Drive Type•3.5" SATA(III)/SATA(II) HDD
Max. Internal Capacity8 TB (4 TB HDD X 2) (Capacity may vary by RAID types)
Hot Swappable DriveYes
External Ports
USB 2.0 Port2
USB 3.0 Port2
eSATA Port1
File System
Internal DrivesEXT4
External Drives•EXT4
•HFS+ (Read Only)
Size (Height X Width X Depth)44 mm X 430.5 mm X 287.5 mm
Weight3.14 kg
LAN NumberGigabit X 2
Link AggregationYes
Wake on LAN/WANYes
System Fan40 mm X 40 mm X 3 pcs
Wireless Support (dongle)Yes
Noise Level28.8 dB(A)
Power RecoveryYes
Power Supply Unit / Adapter100W
AC Input Power Voltage100V to 240V AC
Power Frequency50/60 HZ, Single Phase
Power Consumption25.8W (Access) 13.6W (HDD Hibernation)
Operating Temperature0°C to 45°C (32°F to 113°F)
Storage Temperature-10°C to 70°C (15°F to 155°F)
Relative Humidity5% to 95% RH
Maximum Operating Altitude6500 feet
Certification•FCC Class A
•CE Class A
•BSMI Class A
Warranty3 Years
Storage Management
Max File System Size16 TB
Max Internal Volume Number256
Max iSCSI Target Number10
Supported RAID Type•Synology Hybrid RAID
RAID Migration•Basic to RAID 1
Volume Expansion with Larger HDDs•Synology Hybrid RAID
Volume Expansion by Adding a HDD•Synology Hybrid RAID
File Sharing Capacity
Max User Accounts2048
Max Groups256
Max Shared Folder256
Max Shared Folder Sync Tasks2
Max Concurrent CIFS/AFP/FTP Connections128
Windows Access Control List (ACL) IntegrationYes
Environment & Packaging
EnvironmentRoHS Compliant
Packaging Content•Main Unit X 1
•Welcome Note X 1
•Accessory Pack X 1
•AC Power Cord X 1
Optional Accessories•Remote
•Camera License Pack
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