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Synology DS214play is a ready media server specifically designed for users to enjoy maximized fun on their ... See full description.
  • NAS
  • 1.6 GHz

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product description

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. Featuring 1080p Full HD video transcoding, DS214play satisfies enthusiasts’ requirement for on-demand high-quality video streaming. 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.

product specification
Type NAS
Processor speed 1.6 GHz
RAM 1GB of Memory
Depth in cm 23.32cm deep
Type of hard drive SATA
Number of USB ports 3