Synology Disk Station DS214play
Strong enough for a home NAS.
Highly efficient CPU.
Fast network transfer speeds.
Enhanced multimedia/streaming encoding capabilities.
Low CPU utilization while streaming 1080p content.
Very low power consumption in all operational modes.
Price is on the high side.
It should be equipped with an HDMI port.
Ideally, audio in/out ports.
You cannot format an external disk into NTFS.
HDD trays are not numbered.
RAM is not upgradeable.
No front USB 3.0 port.
By PC Pro on January 28, 2014
A superb NAS with superfast performance and a huge raft of features, made even better by top-notch cloud capabilities and a reasonable...100
By techPowerUp! on January 08, 2014
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...89
By Expert Reviews on January 08, 2014
This terrific NAS enclosure uses hardware transcoding to help stream all media with...100
By uk.hardware.info on January 06, 2014
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...-
By eTeknix on December 18, 2013
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...-
By Kitguru.net on December 16, 2013
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...85
By Legion Hardware on December 08, 2013
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 November 29, 2013
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...80
By ixbt.com on January 27, 2014
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By Hardware.Info on December 28, 2013
Het zijn de keukenmachines van het thuisnetwerk: NAS-systemen. Ze kunnen namelijk álles en dan nog meer dan dat. Een andere overeenkomst is dat je lang niet altijd alle functies nodig hebt, dus wellicht is een topmodel van rond de 450 euro wel mooi,...-