Optimal Price/Performance Ratio
Synology RS214 is an affordable and reliable solution for a growing business of any size. The built-in floating-point unit enhances the overall capability of the main CPU, enabling higher working efficiency. Synology RS214 delivers an average over 70 MB/sec writing speed under RAID 1 configuration in a Windows® environment, and over 100 MB/sec reading.1 With RAM twice the size of its predecessor, RS214 exhibits a surprising boost in multi-tasking performance, making it one of the best values in 2-bay rackmount NAS devices available today.
Designed with attention to recovery mechanism, RS214 comes with dual LAN failover support to ensure continual network service in case of LAN failure, while hot-swappable design facilitates easy and risk-free hard drive replacement. The brand new hard drive tray lock further secures your hard drives from unauthorized or accidental withdrawal. To ensure scalability, RS214 provides an eSATA and two USB 3.0 interfaces in the back, alongside two USB 2.0 interfaces in the front panel for quick access.
Windows+ Mac+ Linux Cross Platform File Sharing
Synology RS214 offers comprehensive network protocol support, assuring seamless file sharing across Windows, Mac®, and Linux® platforms. Windows AD and LDAP integration allows the Synology RS214 to fit quickly and easily into an existing business IT infrastructure, with no need to recreate user accounts for the Synology RS214. Internet file access is simplified by the encrypted FTP server and the web-based file explorer, Synology File Station. HTTPS, firewall, and IP auto-block support ensure file sharing over the Internet is protected at a high security level.
For users who are always on the move, Synology provides a handy app, DS file, for popular mobile devices such as iPhone®, iPad®, Android device and Windows Phone. Anything stored on Synology RS214 can now be accessed remotely using DS file.
Compact Design in 12-inch Depth
Synology RS214, a 1U 2-bay rackmount NAS server with exceptional 12 inches in depth, offers an affordable and comprehensive solution for both industrial standard environments and smaller server rooms with limited space. Its compact size fits perfectly into 2-position rack and wall mount rack without additional rail kit. It is also resilient enough to withstand operating temperature up to 45°C/110°F, offering high reliability under extreme conditions. The smart fan design keeps Synology RS214s fan spinning at a very low speed, quiet your rack to create a calmer office working environment.
Effective Backup Solution
Synology RS214 offers a centralized backup target to consolidate fragmented and unstructured data across a network. PC users can back up their data to Synology RS214 using Synology Data Replicator software, and Mac OS X® users enjoy native Apple® Time Machine® integration.
A backup wizard is provided for backing up data from Synology RS214 to another Synology NAS, to other rsync server, or to an external drive. Backing up to Amazon® S3 and Glacier cloud service is also supported. The add-on package, Time Backup, keeps DiskStation data in multiple versions, so IT administrators could easily keep track of them and restore to a previous version whenever required.
Rich Office Applications
Synology RS214 runs on the award-winning operating system, Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM), which offers comprehensive applications and features designed specifically for office and business workgroups.
Web Station with PHP/MySQL® support allows a single Synology RS214 to host up to 30 websites and numerous 3rd party web applications, such as Content Management, Customer Relationship Management & e-Commerce system. The Mail Server package turns Synology RS214 into a dedicated mail service provider, while Mail Station, provides a webmail interface for users to access emails stored on Synology RS214.
VPN Server package offers an easy VPN solution that turns your Synology RS214 into a VPN server, providing a secure way of connecting to a private LAN at a remote location.
As to environment security, Synology Surveillance Station offers a centralized interface to manage IP cameras deployed in your office or home, allowing users traveling miles away to safeguard the environment by watching live views, recording events, and taking snapshots with a computer or iOS/Android device.
Energy Efficient and Environmentally Friendly
Synology RackStations are designed and developed with attention to energy efficiency. Compared with the average PC counterparts, Synology RS214 consumes very low wattage in operation. All Synology products are produced with RoHS compliant parts and packed with recyclable packing materials. Synology acknowledges the responsibility as a global citizen to continually work to reduce the environmental impact of every product produced.