Synology DS214 2 Bay Desktop NAS reviews

34 customer reviews

This network storage is a good all rounder.

£225 – £255 at 2 retailers out of 419 retailers checked

8.9 out of 10 based on 34 reviews.
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Confirmed purchaser

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Very easy to set up
Quiet
Just works out of the box
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 8.0
Value for money 6.0
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Confirmed purchase: 28 Jan 2014

Giuliano, London

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Very good transfer rate (both read/write), awesome web management interface
Bad points:
none that I can think of
Overall rating 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 24 Nov 2014

Lee, Rochford

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Size
Vast array of features
Screwless drive trays
Bad points:
Single ethernet port
External power supply
Overall rating 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 24 Jul 2014

Graeme, Milton Keynes

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Ease of setup, and great all round device - perfect for a starter NAS!!
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 10.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 15 Aug 2014

Confirmed purchaser

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
It has all the advantages of a high end off-the-shelf consumer product, but behind the scenes there’s full access to pro and expert level capability. I couldn’t have bought better.
Bad points:
SMB / CIFS mounting is surprisingly fussy
Overall rating 9.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 12 Mar 2015

Tim, Hitchin

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Quiet. Small. Very slick interface and apps. Easy setup.
Bad points:
Can only transcode video for one device at a time. Chromecasting is very buggy so far, constantly running into issues or just failing to cast entirely. Quickconnect, the way to access over internet, is very slow and sometimes just doesn't work. Better to just get a static IP.
Overall rating 9.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 08 Oct 2014

David, France

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Easy set up.
DSM is very easy to navigate and versatile.
Is well supported by portable apps.
I'm happy I bought it.
Bad points:
A bit pricey.
Documentation isn't deep enough and freely uses acronyms the reader is assumed to know.
RAID choices need some informed decision making with insufficient supplied information.
Overall rating 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 06 Apr 2014

 

Manufacturer's Description

Synology DS214 is in the best cost/value ratio, but everything else is in the extreme. Synology DS214 delivers outstanding read/write performance, an average over 100 MB/sec writing speed under RAID 1 configuration in a Windows® environment, and over 110 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.

Designed with both safety and convenience in mind, DS214 contains the brand new tool-less hard drive trays, allowing users to fixate 3.5” hard drives without a screwdriver. Meanwhile, DS214 also supports hot-swappable hard drive trays, enabling instant and risk-free hard disk replacement. External storage access is made fast and easy, with two SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interfaces in the back, alongside one USB 2.0 interface in the front panel for quick access.

Running on Synology’s award-winning DSM operating system, DS214 shares the rich reservoir of applications available in DSM Package Center.

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