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Synology® DiskStation DS414 is a feature-rich 4-bay NAS specifically designed for growing businesses to e... See full description.

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Synology® DiskStation DS414 is a feature-rich 4-bay NAS specifically designed for growing businesses to effectively manage, protect and share data. Equipped with comprehensive office applications, DS414 raises working efficiency while securing data with full backup solutions.

Key Features:
Dual Core CPU with Floating-Point Unit
Over 207.07MB/s Reading, 135.63MB/s Writing
Dual LAN with Failover and Link Aggregation Support
1GB RAM Boosting Multitasking Power
Features SuperSpeed USB 3.0

Optimal Price/Performance Ratio
Considering its generous hardware specifications, Synology DS414 is a huge step forward. Featuring built-in floating-point unit in CPU, 1GB RAM, dual LAN, SuperSpeed USB3.0 and the brand new tool-less HDD trays, DS414 stands out as one of the best values in 4-bay NAS devices available today. The built-in floating-point unit enhances the overall capability of the main CPU to enable higher working efficiency. With RAM twice the size of its predecessor, DS414 also exhibits a surprising boost in multi-tasking performance. Under link aggregation, DS414 delivers over 135.63MB/sec writing speed under RAID 5 configuration in a Windows® environment, and over 207.07MB/sec reading.

Designed with attention to recovery mechanism, DS414 comes with dual LAN failover support to ensure continual network service in case of LAN failure, while hot-swappable design facilitates easy hard drive replacement. For friendly and effortless hard drive installation, DS414 contains the new tool-less hard drive trays, allowing users to fixate 3.5” hard drives without a screwdriver. 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.

Windows + Mac + Linux Cross Platform File Sharing
Synology DS414 offers comprehensive network protocol support, assuring seamless file sharing across Windows®, Mac®, and Linux® platforms.Windows® AD and LDAP integration allows Synology DS414 to fit quickly and effortlessly into any existing network environment, with no need to recreate user accounts. 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 DS414 can now be accessed remotely using DS file.

Effective Backup Solution
Synology DS414 offers a centralized backup target to consolidate fragmented and unstructured data across a network. PC users can back up their data to Synology DS414 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 DS414 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.

Shared Folder Sync allows users to synchronize a specific folder from Synology DS414 to another DiskStation – a server-to-client backup mechanism that takes place whenever something is changed on the server side. Users will be able to share documents within their local office seamlessly and safely with encrypted connection. When your DiskStation is down, you will be able to have an immediate backup running in no time.