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Synology Updates 2-Bay NAS Line for SMB and SOHO Users


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Synology has released two new 2-bay NAS units, one aimed at SMB users and the other at first-time SOHO buyers.  Read on for details!

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Synology has released two new 2-bay NAS units, one aimed at SMB users and the other at first-time SOHO buyers.  Here is the press release:

SynologyUK Ltd Debuts DiskStation DS214+ and DS214se

Robust Private Cloud for SMB and the Most Affordable NAS for Home Users

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom – 5th November 2013 – Synology UK Ltd today launched DiskStation DS214+ and DS214se, two-bay NAS servers running Synology’s award-winning DiskStation Manager (DSM). The DS214+ provides high performance and complete business features to help small and medium businesses centralise backup and share files efficiently. The DS214se is a budget-friendly NAS server that allows beginners to explore the infinite possibilities of Synology NAS.

“Synology presents the DS214+ and the DS214se to bring tremendous opportunities respectively for business and home users,” said Darren Lin, Synology’s Product Manager. Powered by a 1.33GHz dual-core CPU, the DS214+ outperforms its predecessor by 89% faster at 208 MB/sec read and 153 MB/sec write speeds with Link Aggregation enabled, boosting business productivity.

With 1GB of RAM twice the size of its predecessor and the built-in floating point unit, the DS214+ exhibits a significant gain in multi-tasking performance. To simplify hard disk installation and ensure system reliability, the DS214+ comes with an external enhancement of front mount hot-swappable tool-less lockable drive bays and dual Gigabit Ethernet ports with failover support. Moreover, it features two USB 3.0 ports for higher data transmission and one eSATA port for extensive external backup option.

The DS214se, the special edition of Synology DiskStation, comes at a price tag lowest among Synology’s DiskStation product lines, affordable by almost everyone. However, the DS214se is no slouch as it delivers read speeds at 102 MB/sec and offers a myriad of multimedia applications. It features Web Assistant and simple setup wizard to make setup and management more intuitive and simple than ever. Designed with energy efficiency in mind, it only consumes 3.59 watts in hibernation mode, and no more than 19.14 watts in full operation.

Both DS214+ and DS214se run on DiskStation Manager (DSM) 4.3, an intuitive operating system that provides a host of applications to bring better productivity at work and offer a new level of multimedia experience. Synology was honoured 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. For more information, please go to

Check out these product pictures of the DS214+:

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And the DS214se:


The DS214+ retails at £267 including vat and the DS214se has an RPP of £117 including vat.

Jim McCarthy
Jim McCarthy
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