Synology America Corp. launched the DS214, their latest 2-bay NAS server for SOHO, and small businesses. The DS214 is upgrade to last year's DS213, and improves upon the product line’s price/performance ratio.
The DS214 runs Synology's DiskStation Manager 4.3. The latest version of DSM includes several features that give the DS214 the tools 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 – 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 installation.
The DS214 is designed to be more cool, quiet, and energy efficient, and easier 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."
Synology DiskStation DS214 is now shipping globally. It will be available in the United States over the next few weeks with a suggested MSRP of $329.99.