Synology DS114 1TB reviews
Optimal Price/Performance Ratio
Synology DS114 is a compact, all-purpose NAS, designed to fulfil a variety of requirements for small business and home users in single hard drive storage. For a one-bay value model DS114 delivers remarkable read/write performance – an average 74.25 MB/sec writing speed in a Windows environment, and over 108.99 MB/sec reading.1 The built-in floating-point unit enhances the overall capability of the main CPU, and is particularly advantageous in speeding up thumbnail processing, making photo viewing a refreshingly new experience. With RAM twice the size of its predecessor, DS114 exhibits a surprising boost in multi-tasking performance. DS114 also comes with two SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interfaces with up to 5 Gbps transmission speed, and an eSATA interface to power an external hard drive.
DS114 is extremely versatile in spite of its size. Running on Synology’s award-winning DSM operating system, DS114 shares the rich reservoir of applications available in DSM Package Center.
Effective Backup Solutions
Synology DS114 offers a centralized backup target to consolidate fragmented and unstructured data across a network. PC users can back up their data to Synology DS114 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 DS114 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.
Windows+ Mac+ Linux Cross Platform File Sharing
Synology DS114 offers comprehensive network protocol support, assuring seamless file sharing across Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms.Windows AD and LDAP integration allows Synology DS114 to fit quickly and effortlessly into any existing network environment, with no need to recreate user accounts. Cloud Station allows users to sync files among multiple devices, including Windows PC, Mac, Linux, iOS and Android tablets or phones, effortlessly keeping everything up-to-date. 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 devices and Windows Phone. Anything stored on Synology DS114 can now be accessed remotely using DS file.
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