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Synology DiskStation DS214Play review

Rating: 8.5.

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 DS214Play is a media centric two bay NAS from Synology, with a maximum support for 8TB storage (2x4TB). They claim the DS214 Play has enough power to handle full HD video transcoding being powered by Intel’s dual core Evansport CPU running at 1.6ghz. It has 2 USB 3.0 ports, a single USB 2.0 port, a single SD slot and full support for Gigabit Ethernet.
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Highlights:

  • 1080p Full HD Video Transcoding on the Fly.
  • Dual Core CPU Powered by Floating-Point Unit.
  • 111 MB/s Reading, 101 MB/s Writing.
  • Features SuperSpeed USB 3.0.
  • DLNA Ready Media Server.
  • Screwless Drive Bay Design and Hot-swappable Support.
  • Running on Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM).

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  • Eran

    Wow they really do make a lot of products, hard to know which one to get when you look at their portfolio. this play device seems ideal for apple users at home due to codec issues.