Synology RS214


 

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RS214 - Durable, Compact Rackmount NAS Server for SMB

Synology® RackStation RS214 is a 1U 2-bay rackmount NAS. Featuring easy data sharing and management, RS214 is a genuine value specifically designed to serve growing businesses of any size. With Synology’s rich office applications, RS214 is dedicated to enhance working experience and productivity.

  • CPU with Floating-Point Unit Boosting Working Efficiency
  • 512MB RAM for Increased Multi-Tasking Power
  • Dual LAN with Failover and Link Aggregation Support
  • Features SuperSpeed USB3.0
  • Hot-swappable Hard Drive Design
  • 12-Inch Depth to Fit in 2-Post Rack & Wall Mount Rack
  • Running on Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM)
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. 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 RS214’s 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

Hardware Specifications
CPU
CPU Model Marvell Armada 370
CPU Frequency 1.2 GHz
Floating Point
Hardware Encryption Engine
Memory
System Memory 512 MB DDR3
Storage
Drive Bay(s) 2
Compatible Drive Type
  • 3.5" SATA(III) / SATA(II) HDD
  • 2.5" SATA(III) / SATA(II) HDD
  • 2.5" SATA(III) / SATA(II) SSD
Max. Internal Capacity 12 TB (6 TB HDD X 2) (Capacity may vary by RAID types) (See All Supported HDD)
Hot Swappable Drive
External Ports
USB 2.0 Port 2
USB 3.0 Port 2
eSATA Port 1
File System
Internal Drives EXT4
External Drives
  • EXT4
  • EXT3
  • FAT
  • NTFS
  • HFS+ (Read Only, with max. volume size 2TB)
Appearance
Size (Height X Width X Depth) 44 mm X 430.5 mm X 287.5 mm 
Weight 3.14 kg 
Others
LAN Number (RJ45) Gigabit X 2
Link Aggregation
Wake on LAN/WAN
System Fan 40 mm X 40 mm X 3 pcs
Wireless Support (dongle)
Noise Level 28.8 dB(A) 
Power Recovery
Scheduled Power On/Off
Power Supply Unit / Adapter 100W 
AC Input Power Voltage 100V to 240V AC
Power Frequency 50/60 HZ, Single Phase
Power Consumption 25.8W (Access) 
13.6W (HDD Hibernation) 
Temperature
Operating Temperature 0°C to 45°C (32°F to 113°F)
Storage Temperature -10°C to 70°C (15°F to 155°F)
Relative Humidity 5% to 95% RH
Maximum Operating Altitude 6500 feet
Certification
  • FCC Class A
  • CE Class A
  • BSMI Class A
Warranty 3 Years

Notes

  • Power consumption is measured when fully loaded with Western Digital 3TB WD30EZRS hard drive(s).
  • Noise Level Testing Environment: Fully loaded with Seagate 1TB ST31000520AS hard drive(s) in idle; Two G.R.A.S. Type 40AE microphones, each set up at 1 meter away from the Synology NAS front and rear; Background noise: 16.49-17.51 dB(A); Temperature: 24.25-25.75˚C; Humidity: 58.2-61.8%

DSM Specifications (See more)
Storage Management
Max File System Size 16 TB
Max Internal Volume Number 256
Max iSCSI Target Number 10
Max iSCSI LUN 10
Supported RAID Type
  • Synology Hybrid RAID
  • Basic
  • JBOD
  • RAID 0
  • RAID 1
RAID Migration
  • Basic to RAID 1
Volume Expansion with Larger HDDs
  • Synology Hybrid RAID
  • RAID 1
Volume Expansion by Adding a HDD
  • Synology Hybrid RAID

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