Product on Review: DiskStation DS214
Manufacturer and Sponsor: Synology
Street Price: £216 Inc. VAT (At time of review)
The end of the year is upon us and as usual, Synology are on hand with their latest, 2014 edition NAS solutions. This week, Synology announced their new DS214. The DS214 is a 2-bay NAS with some subtle improvements over its predecessor and ready to effectively use DSM 4.3 operating system.
The DS214 is of course the successor to the DS213 – If you aren’t familiar with Synology’s naming system. It’s very intuitive - Diskstation (DS) Number of bays (2) Year of production (12). The variable at the end of each of the product range such as + or j symbolise - Performance (+) Entry Level, storage focussed (j) or no symbol for a mixture of the both – performance and storage. So the unit that we are focussing on today is right in the middle of the entry level and performance models and can be deemed as a mainstream NAS solution specifically for workgroups and offices.
Synology on their DS214
Synology® DiskStation DS214 is a feature-rich 2-bay NAS server for workgroups and offices, specifically designed for users who need to share and protect data effectively, while increasing productivity with comprehensive office applications.