Synology America Corp. launches the DS214, their latest feature-rich 2-bay NAS server for SOHO, and small businesses. As an upgrade to last year's popular DS213, the DS214 delivers an optimal price/performance solution to securely share data in a variety of productive environments
The DS214 runs Synology's award-winning DiskStation Manager 4.3 (DSM 4.3). The latest version of DSM includes several features that make the DS214 a versatile tool for a variety of scenarios.
DSM 4.3 includes utilities like:
Cloud Station with selective sync – keep files, file types, and folders up to date on all devices
File Station folder link sharing – easily share content without having to set user permissions
Android, iOS, and now Windows Phone support – for convenient remote access
The DS214 improves on the DS213 by transitioning from single core, to dual core processing – with integrated floating-point unit (FPU). The added performance boost brings with it read/write speeds of over 100 MB/s, and the FPU dramatically increases the speed of thumbnail generation. Additionally, Synology has included its new tool-less drive bays, for easier drive instillation.
Designed to be cool, quiet, and energy efficient, the DS214 is significantly more cost effective and easy to manage than comparable PC equivalents. "The DS214 is every bit an evolution of the DS213," said Thadd Weil, public relations manager of Synology America. "Synology continues to make its robust line of SOHO and small business devices even better."