Synology Disk Station DS214play

  • Synology Disk Station DS214play
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Based on 19 scores, 30 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    10
  • Good:
    7
  • Average:
    0
  • Bad:
    2

Pros:

  • Strong enough for a home NAS.
  • Highly efficient CPU.
  • Fast network transfer speeds.

Cons:

  • Price is on the high side.
  • It should be equipped with an HDMI port.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Home Cinema Choice on 80

Synology's DS214play offers all of the standard NAS functionality (including mobile device access and RAID configuration), plus the company's powerful DSM operating system and the ability to download apps that expand the unit's versatility. But the icing...

By bit.com.au on 100

The DS214play is the fastest NAS on test, but it isn't merely speed that gains it the Labs Winner award. It's hugely versatile, with excellent media-streaming capabilities and some of the best cloud features we've seen. It's well designed and solidly...

By AnandTech on

All said, the strengths of DSM 5.0 and the well-developed mobile ecosystem combine to create an enjoyable and unique experience for DS214play users once the transcoding limitations are understood.

By StorageReview on

With its video-transcoder feature, the Synology DiskStation DS214play is a great NAS for anyone that wants to have easy access to their securely stored media across a wide variety of devices. DS214play owners can easily upload data to their NAS...

By MadShrimps on

The latest DS214play NAS from Synology has at its core the Intel Evansport CE5335 processor which is coupled with 1GB of DDR3 RAM, which should be quite enough in a home use environment. Thanks to the new platform, the NAS can perform 1080p Full HD...

By PC Pro on 100

A superb NAS with superfast performance and a huge raft of features, made even better by top-notch cloud capabilities and a reasonable...

By Testfreaks on 80

Streaming media from a Network Attached Storage (NAS) device is not a new concept. This feature has been found in Synology network attached servers for many years. However, those NAS servers can only stream to 720p at best.With theDiskStation DS214play,...

By techPowerUp! on 89

We would like to thank Synology for supplying the review sample. As we see it, most NAS servers will soon have the capabilities to fully replace your media players and HTPCs if you aren't much into gaming (unless they start to equip NAS servers with...

By Expert Reviews on 100

This terrific NAS enclosure uses hardware transcoding to help stream all media with...

By uk.hardware.info on

NAS devices are the all-in-one kitchen appliance, the jack of all trades of the home network. They can do one thing, they can do many things, and often you don't even need all of the features. While it's great to own a £350 top-of-the-line model, it...

By eTeknix on

When the imminent arrival of the DS214 was brought to people's attention earlier in the year, hardware transcoding was a hot topic and the news that a NAS with improved on-the-fly video transcoding for mobile devices was also on the horizon only stirred...

By Kitguru.net on 85

Today we are taking a look at the latest NAS system from Synology, the DS214 Play. This unit is optimised for multimedia processing and has been designed to handle high quality images, music and video streaming.The DS214 Play is a media centric two...

By Legion Hardware on

Today we are checking out the DS214 and DS214play, both are 2-bay NAS devices from Synology’s latest DSx14 series. The DS214 is designed for small office/home office usage while the DS214play is focused on home multimedia applications. Moreover the...

By Trusted Reviews on 80

What is the Synology DS214play? This is Synology's media focused two-bay NAS which follows hot on the heels of the four bay DS414. Unlike its bigger and more SME-orientated brother, the DS214play hopes to win over savvy consumers with an array of audio,...

International Review By TodoHTPC on 50

Es el cuarto dispositivo de Synology que analizamos y en cada uno vemos aumentadas sus posibilidades y rendimiento.Es una unidad con enormes posibilidades, ya que dispone de 2 bahías para discos de 2,5” o 3,5” . Además incluye 2 puertos USB 3.0, 1 puerto...

International Review By cdrinfo.pl on 75

DS214play to propozycja przeznaczona dla odbiorców domowych jak i małych i średnich firm. Cenowo jest to zdecydowanie górna półka cenowa segmentu SOHO: aby stać się właścicielem urządzenia trzeba wysupłać z portfela ok. 1300 zł.Po otwarciu pudełka...

International Review By Hispazone on

Todas estas sin costes adicionales en licencias, con actualizaciones continuas, con un consumo ridículo y con una sencillez de administración realmente notable. Cada usuario de nuestra red puede tener su zona privada, con cuotas si así queremos, con...

International Review By chip.com.tr on 86

Başarılı bir NAS arıyorsanız multimedya özellikleri de içeren DS214play'ı tercih edebilirsiniz. Özellikle işletim sistemi ve performansıyla beğendiğimiz cihaz, akıllı uygulamaları ve kişisel bulut depolama alanı oluşturabilmeniz açısından oldukça iyi...

International Review By eReviews on 90

DS214play har været på markedet et par måneder, men er ikke desto mindre en af de seneste NAS servere fra Synology. DS214play er en 2-bay NAS server, men det der adskiller denne fra de andre, er at den er udstyret med en 1GHz processor der...

International Review By benchmark.pl on 96

Rynek dwudyskowych macierzy do zastosowań domowych, lub małych biur, wydaje się powoli zapełniać. Z tego powodu firmy, jak np. Synology decydują się na wypuszczenie już nie jednego, czy dwóch urządzeń w tym segmencie, ale nawet czterech. DS214 Play jest...