Synology also released two new NAS units aimed at SMB users: the four-bay DS414 and the one-bay DS114.
Synology also released two new NAS units aimed at SMB users: the four-bay DS414 and the one-bay DS114. Here is the press release:
SynologyUK Ltd Presents DiskStation DS414 and DS114
Achieving IT Agility and Versatility, Unmatched Price-performance for SMB
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom – 22nd October 2013 – SynologyUK Ltd today launched DiskStation DS414, a great advancement and rich offering of technology among the Synology NAS Value Series to support task-intensive SMB. Following the announcement of DS414, comes the DS114, the compact but versatile unit that promises personal users get the most with the least investment.
“A little extra gets you a better, more advanced Synology product, bringing you the best overall NAS experience,” said Michael Wang, Product manager at Synology Inc. “Through this expansion, we help our customers transform IT infrastructure from a cost centre to an asset for innovation and success.”
Addressing the growing business needs of SMB pursuing reasonable TCO (total cost ownership) and IT agility, DS414 is a huge step forward considering the generous hardware specifications among Synology Value Series. Featuring dual core 1.33 GHz CPU with floating-point unit, 1 GB RAM, dual LAN, two SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports and the brand new tool-less HDD trays, DS414 stands out as one of the best values in 4-bay NAS devices available today. To ensure optimal services uptime, DS414 is equipped with dual LAN network failover support to maximise system availability. With link aggregation enabled, DS414 achieves over 135.63MB/sec writing speed under RAID 5 configuration in a Windows® environment, and over 207.07MB/sec reading.
Synology DS114, a compact, all-purpose NAS aiming at small business and home users, as a one-bay value model, it delivers remarkable read/write performance – over 108.32 MB/sec reading speed and 71.83 MB/sec writing speed in a Windows® environment. With DDR3 512MB RAM, twice the size of its predecessor, DS114 exhibits a surprising boost in multi-tasking performance. DS114 also comes with two SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interfaces with up to 5 Gbps transmission speed, and an eSATA interface to power an external hard drive. In spite of its size, DS114 is extremely versatile as it shares the rich reservoir of applications available in DSM Package Center.
The DS414 and DS114 runs onDiskStation Manager (DSM) 4.3, which provides rich features to boost user-productivity and simplify their tasks, all on a sleek user interface optimized for multitasking. Synology was honored with 2013 PCMag Business Choice Awardand received the highest rating in every element of the survey, including reliability, overall satisfaction, value, and likelihood to recommend.
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Synology DiskStation DS414 and DS114 are now shipping globally.
Check out these product DS414 pictures:
And these of the 114:
Pricing on Amazon.CO.UK for the 114 is £182.44 and the 414 is £430.67. Note that US pricing is not yet available.