Synology DS214play 2-bay DiskStation NAS
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- Drive Bay(s)
- Hardware Transcoding Engine
- H.264 (AVC), MPEG-4 Part 2, MPEG-2, VC-1
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.
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(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.
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.
General Brand Synology Model DS214play Highlights 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. CPU CPU Frequency Dual Core 1.6 GHz Floating Point Yes Hardware Encryption Engine H.264 (AVC), MPEG-4 Part 2, MPEG-2, VC-1 Memory System Memory 1 GB DDR3 Storage Drive Bay(s) 2 Drive Type •3.5" SATA(III) / SATA(II) HDD
•2.5" SATA(III) / SATA(II) HDD
•2.5" SATA(III) / SATA(II) SSD
Max. Internal Capacity 8 TB (4 TB HDD X 2) (Capacity may vary by RAID types) Hot Swappable Drive Yes External Ports USB 2.0 Port 1 USB 3.0 Port 2 eSATA Port 1 SD Card Reader Yes USB/SD Copy Yes File System Internal Drives EXT4 External Drives •EXT4
Appearance Size (Height X Width X Depth) 165 mm X 108 mm X 233.2 mm Weight 1.265 kg Others LAN Number Gigabit X 1 Wake on LAN/WAN Yes System Fan 92 mm X 92 mm X 1 pcs Wireless Support (dongle) Yes Noise Level 19.9 dB(A) Power Recovery Yes Power Supply Unit / Adapter 65W AC Input Power Voltage 100V to 240V AC Power Frequency 50/60 HZ, Single Phase Power Consumption 28.74W (Access)
11.5W (HDD Hibernation)
Temperature Operating Temperature 5°C to 35°C (40°F to 95°F) Storage Temperature -10°C to 70°C (15°F to 155°F) Relative Humidity 5% to 95% RH Maximum Operating Altitude 6500 feet Certification Certification •FCC Class B
•CE Class B
•BSMI Class B
Warranty Warranty 2 Years 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
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 Accounts 2048 Max Groups 256 Max Shared Folder 256 Max Shared Folder Sync Tasks 4 Max Concurrent CIFS/AFP/FTP Connections 256 Windows Access Control List (ACL) Integration Yes Add-on Packages Antivirus Essential Yes Audio Station Yes Cloud Station Yes Maximum Concurrent File Transfers 256 DHCP Server Yes Directory Server Yes DNS Server Yes Download Station Yes Maximum Concurrent Download Tasks 50 Glacier Backup Yes HiDrive Backup Yes iTunes Server Yes Mail Server Yes Mail Station Yes Media Server Yes DLNA Certification Yes Photo Station Yes RADIUS Server Yes Surveillance Station Yes Max IP cam (Licenses required) 8 (including 1 Free License) Total FPS (H.264) 240 FPS @ 720p (1280x800)
80 FPS @ 1080p (1920×1080)
Syslog Server Yes Syslog Events per Second 400 Time Backup Yes Maximum Task Number 4 Video Station Yes Video Transcoding Type 1 + Type 2 VPN Server Yes Maximum Connections 15 3rd Party Packages Yes Environment & Packaging Environment RoHS 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