Router Charts

Click for Router Charts

Router Ranker

Click for Router Ranker

NAS Charts

Click for NAS Charts

NAS Ranker

Click for NAS Ranker

More Tools

Click for More Tools

NAS News

Synology logoSynology has announced two dual-bay NASes, one for only $160.

The DS214se "single-role edition" NAS uses the non hot-swappable enclosure found in its other "Personal and Home Office" products.

As you might expect, it is Marvell powered, using an 800 MHz single-core Armada 370 SoC with only 256 MB of DDR3 RAM and 8 MB of flash.

Other features are suitably spartan to match its $159.99 MSRP, with only two USB 2.0 ports and a single Gigabit Ethernet LAN port. It also requires optional 2.5" disk holders if you choose to not use 3.5" drives.

Synology's "single-role edition" messaging is a bit odd, since the se supports all the features in the company's current DSM 4.3 OS. These include Cloud Station and File Station Remote access, DLNA server, and Video, Audio and Photo Stations.

The DS214se should start shipping "over the next couple of weeks".

Synology DS214se

Synology DS214se

Also announced today was the DS214+. It anchors the dual-bay low end of Synology's Small and Medium Business line by not being expandable like its DS713+ sibling.

The DS214+ is powered by a 1.33 GHz dual-core Marvell XP SoC with floating point and hardware encryption engines mated with 1 GB of DDR3 RAM. Ports include dual aggregatable Gigabit Ethernet, one USB 2.0, two USB 3.0 and one eSATA. The lockable, hot-swappable dual bays accept 2.5" and 3.5" solid state and hard drives up to 4 TB.

The NAS supports the full feature set of Synology's DSM 4.3 OS, with performance spec'd at over 200MB/s and over 150MB/s for write with link aggregation used.

The DS214+ should start shipping in "early December" in the U.S. with pricing "under $390".

Synology DS214+

Synology DS214+

More NAS

Featured Sponsors




Top Ranked Routers

Support Us!

If you like what we do and want to thank us, just buy something on Amazon. We'll get a small commission on anything you buy. Thanks!

Over In The Forums

As an exercise, I put the latest 380.7266 on my AC88U.It seems very stable and I have no issues with it - except for the lack of Merlin features.Espec...
with merlin 380.65 it seems trendmicro is going out to asus.trendmicro.com or similar several times an hour every hour. no I have all the trendmico st...
Just want to say thanks to @thiggins for hosting this community - also to the frequent and not-so-frequent posters..We've shared a lot of knowledge an...
I have an Asus RT-AC66U router with the latest 380.65 Asuswrt-Merlin FW installed. I want to use VPN server functionality of the router.I configured O...
So tonight I turned on logging BOTH in the firewall menu and I am receiving this approx every 15-20 min. When I start surfing the web (like researchin...

Don't Miss These

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3