Synology DS214play 2-bay DiskStation NAS

  Synology DS214play 2-bay DiskStation NAS
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Great Media Server for Home | Dual-core ATOM | 1080p Hardware Transcoding Engine | USB 3.0 x 2 | SD Card Reader | Award-winning DSM 5.2 OS
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Drive Bay(s)
Hardware Transcoding Engine
H.264 (AVC), MPEG-4 Part 2, MPEG-2, VC-1
Synology DS214play 2-bay NAS, Diskless, Portable Form Factor, Dual Core 1.6 GHz Processor, 1 GB DDR3 RAM, 2x USB 3.0 / 1x eSATA Port, Synology DiskStation DS214play is a two-bay NAS designed to serve as your ultimate media center. Optimized for multimedia processing, DS214play aims to fulfill increasing need for high-quality photo, music and video streaming, while keeping all other aspects of NAS uncompromised.


Synology DS214play


Embrace the Ultimate Media Center

Synology DiskStation DS214play is a two-bay NAS designed to serve as your ultimate media center. Optimized for multimedia processing, DS214play aims to fulfill increasing need for high-quality photo, music and video streaming, while keeping all other aspects of NAS uncompromised.


  • 1080p Full HD Video Transcoding on the Fly (Learn more about transcoding format)
  • Dual Core CPU Powered by Floating-Point Unit
  • 111 MB/s Reading, 101 MB/s Writing
  • Features SuperSpeed USB 3.0
  • DLNA-Certified Media Server
  • Screwless Drive Bay Design and Hot-swappable Support
  • Running on Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM)





Ultimate Entertainment Center


Synology DS214play is a ready media server specifically designed for users to enjoy maximized fun on their NAS device. DS214play comes with dual core CPU and 1GB RAM, aligning it with top-class consumer NAS today, delivering an average 111MB/sec reading and 101MB/sec writing speed under RAID 1 configuration in a Windows environment. The built-in floating-point unit not only enhances the overall capability of the main CPU but shows particular advantage in speeding up thumbnail processing, making photo viewing on DS214play a refreshingly new experience. Powered by hardware accelerated transcoding engine, DS214play features 1080p Full HD video transcoding on the fly.2 Now Video Station and DS video users can enjoy on-demand high-quality video transcoding offered exclusively by DS214play. Running on Synology's award-winning DSM operating system, DS214play shares the rich reservoir of applications available in DSM Package Center.



Personal Multimedia Bank


With DS214play you can easily manage your multimedia contents and share them across Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms. Photo Station's intuitive design allows you to effortlessly organize photos into customized categories, smart albums and blog posts, and link them to social networking websites like Facebook, Twitter, Plurk and Picasa within a few clicks. Audio Station comes with built-in lyrics plugin, Internet radio, and support for DLNA, AirPlay, and Bluetooth speakers for quality playback. With Video Station, you can watch movies and TV shows online or record your favorite programs with a DVB-T/DVB-S stick.



Versatile Storage Server


DS214play also comes with comprehensive external storage integration, providing two SuperSpeed USB 3.0 and one eSATA interfaces in the back, one SD card and one USB 2.0 interface in the front panel, along with the Copy button that enables one-click data replication from your SD/USB device to DS214play. Designed with both safety and convenience in mind, DS214play contains the brand new tool-less hard drive trays, allowing users to fixate 3.5" hard drives without screws and drivers. Meanwhile, DS214play supports hot-swappable hard drive trays for instant and risk-free hard disk replacement.



Anywhere/Anytime Availability


Synology provides mobile applications that allow you to enjoy the full variety of your multimedia library even when on the go, allowing you to reach for your private albums, music and video collection at home in DS214play. Available on iOS, Android™ and Windows Phone platforms, DS photo+, DS audio, and DS video mobilize your Photo Station, Audio Station and Video Station, placing terabytes of content at your fingertips. What's more, DS download makes it possible for you to manage and monitor your download tasks remotely while you can access DS214play content with DS file whenever required.



DLNA Ready Media Server


As a ready DLNA DMS (Digital Media Server), DS214play serves also as a ready media server with the capability to host digital multimedia contents for remote playback. Once connected to a wireless router, DS214play is set to stream music, photos and videos to DLNA-compliant devices without any pre-configuration, thus enabling users to enjoy their collection on larger screens or with 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.



Easy Setup and Management


Combined with a quick start widget, users can simultaneously tour the DSM operating system and set it up to use right away. For users unfamiliar with complicated router configurations or those who simply want to save time, the Synology EZ-Internet Wizard simplifies the process of setting up access to the Synology DS214play from the Internet. EZ-Internet Wizard walks you through all of network settings including firewall, port-forwarding, PPPoE setup and DDNS registration. 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.



Running on Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM)


Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM) is a web-based OS that provides private cloud service. It is designed to make your everyday living easier.


The built-in Package Center allows you to download and install the packages designed specifically for your unique needs. All will happen with just a few clicks.


The simple interface allows you to obtain and configure storage capacity with minimal friction. It provides you with complete control of your personal cloud and lets you access it anywhere. Synology DSM will help you maximize productivity and get more out of your digital assets with minimal fuss.



Energy Efficient with Cool and Quiet Design


Synology DS214play is designed with energy efficiency in mind. Not only does it provide a larger fan and the smart airflow to keep the system running cool 24/7, its noise dampening design makes it really quiet compared to PC counterparts. The hard drive hibernation can further reduce power consumption and operation cost.

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


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!



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.



DSM for Home


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.





DSM for Business


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 DS214play 2-bay NAS, Diskless, Portable Form Factor, Dual Core 1.6 GHz Processor, 1 GB DDR3 RAM, 2x USB 3.0 / 1x eSATA Port, Synology DiskStation DS214play is a two-bay NAS designed to serve as your ultimate media center. Optimized for multimedia processing, DS214play aims to fulfill increasing need for high-quality photo, music and video streaming, while keeping all other aspects of NAS uncompromised.
CPU FrequencyDual Core 1.6 GHz
Floating PointYes
Hardware Encryption EngineH.264 (AVC), MPEG-4 Part 2, MPEG-2, VC-1
System Memory1 GB 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 Port1
USB 3.0 Port2
eSATA Port1
SD Card ReaderYes
USB/SD CopyYes
File System
Internal DrivesEXT4
External Drives•EXT4
Size (Height X Width X Depth)165 mm X 108 mm X 233.2 mm
Weight1.265 kg
LAN NumberGigabit X 1
Wake on LAN/WANYes
System Fan92 mm X 92 mm X 1 pcs
Wireless Support (dongle)Yes
Noise Level19.9 dB(A)
Power RecoveryYes
Power Supply Unit / Adapter65W
AC Input Power Voltage100V to 240V AC
Power Frequency50/60 HZ, Single Phase
Power Consumption28.74W (Access)
11.5W (HDD Hibernation)
Operating Temperature5°C to 35°C (40°F to 95°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 B
•CE Class B
•BSMI Class B
Warranty2 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 Tasks4
Max Concurrent CIFS/AFP/FTP Connections256
Windows Access Control List (ACL) IntegrationYes
Add-on Packages
Antivirus EssentialYes
Audio StationYes
Cloud StationYes
Maximum Concurrent File Transfers256
DHCP ServerYes
Directory ServerYes
DNS ServerYes
Download StationYes
Maximum Concurrent Download Tasks50
Glacier BackupYes
HiDrive BackupYes
iTunes ServerYes
Mail ServerYes
Mail StationYes
Media ServerYes
DLNA CertificationYes
Photo StationYes
RADIUS ServerYes
Surveillance StationYes
Max IP cam (Licenses required)8 (including 1 Free License)
Total FPS (H.264)240 FPS @ 720p (1280x800)
80 FPS @ 1080p (1920×1080)
Syslog ServerYes
Syslog Events per Second400
Time BackupYes
Maximum Task Number4
Video StationYes
Video TranscodingType 1 + Type 2
VPN ServerYes
Maximum Connections15
3rd Party PackagesYes
Environment & Packaging
EnvironmentRoHS Compliant
Packaging Content•Main Unit X 1
•Welcome Note X 1
•Accessory Pack X 1
•AC Power Adapter X 1
•AC Power Cord X 1
•RJ-45 LAN Cable X 1
Optional Accessories•Remote
•Camera License Pack
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