DiskStation DS214se

A budget-friendly, personal cloud

With a sleek design, DS214se is a special edition 2-bay NAS providing beginners an affordable network storage, along with the capability to host, share, and protect data. Explore the infinite possibilities of DS214se!

High-performance and floating-point unit boost efficiency

The DS214se delivers an average of over 60.65 MB/sec writing speed under RAID 1 configuration in a Windows® environment, and over 100.28 MB/sec reading. The built-in floating-point unit enhances the overall capability of the main CPU, and is particularly advantageous in speeding up thumbnail creation when uploading large amounts of photos or videos.

DLNA Certified® media server

As a DLNA Certified® DMS (Digital Media Server), DS214se can serve as your primary media server, with the capability to host digital multimedia content for local or remote playback. Once connected to a router, DS214se streams music, photos, and videos to DLNA-compliant devices, such as DLNA TVs or gaming consoles without any pre-configuration. You can even browse and select content on DS214se using DS audio and designate a DLNA player within the same local network to play it.

Hassle-free system installation

DS214se supports Web Assistant, a web-based utility to make system installation easier. Web Assistant automatically installs the latest DSM version on your Synology server, sparing you the search for the exact installation file from online. For users unfamiliar with complicated router configurations, the Synology EZ-Internet Wizard simplifies the process of setting up access to the DS214se from the Internet, and walks you through all of network settings including firewall, port-forwarding, PPPoE setup, and DDNS registration.

Award winning OS - DiskStation Manager

Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM) is a sleek, browser-based operating system running on every DiskStation and RackStation, which makes managing your Synology NAS a breeze. Featuring an intuitive user interface, DSM makes accessing and sharing your data smarter and simpler. Synology's Package Center lets you download and install useful add-on packages designed specifically for individual or business needs, meaning you can enjoy more entertainment in your life or better productivity at work. Learn more

Connect your data quickly and easily

Synology aims to provide you the most convenient way to enjoy all services on DS214se. With Synology QuickConnect, you don't have to deal with difficult DDNS setup. QuickConnect frees you from complicated router configuration and port-forwarding, so your entertainment and work files can be accessed on any computer, laptop, or mobile devices instantly without extra charge. Learn more

5 great reasons you will love Synology QuickConnectQuickConnectDDNS
Customizable IDVV
Skip network configuration VX
Eliminate port forwardingVX
Open to all usersVX
Works without public IP addressVX

Ultimate file center

File Station is a fast and secure feature for sharing and managing your files stored on DS214se. Just drag-n-drop and upload data from Mac or PC. Advanced filters make it easy to search for documents, photos, or videos. With built-in FTP or email clients, DS214se lets you organize and share files through an advanced web application effortlessly. You can even share files and folders with others by simply sending a link. Files can be reached on mobile devices via the companion mobile app DS file. HTTPS, SSL/TSL encryption, and link expiry dates also ensure file sharing over the Internet is highly secure. Learn more

The most compatible sharing

Enjoy seamless files sharing across Windows®, Mac®, and Linux® platforms as DS214se offers comprehensive network protocol support including FTP, SMB2, AFP, NFS and WebDAV. With Windows AD and LDAP integration, DS214se can fit effortlessly into any existing network environment - there is no need for IT administrators to maintain two sets of credentials. You also won't worry about missing files with the Recycle Bin feature which is supported on AFP, CIFS, File Station, and WebDAV. All files deleted in a shared folder will be automatically moved into the Recycle Bin. Learn more

Backup data in multiple ways

DS214se is the perfect backup destination for your data. No matter you are a Windows or Mac user, you can back up everything on your computer directly to Synology NAS using Cloud Station. Mac users also enjoy native Apple® Time Machine support. You can specify your backup destination as not only local hard drives, but also connected USB storage devices, or public cloud services, such as Amazon S3, Amazon Glacier, Microsoft Azure, SFR, and hicloud. Additionally, "Backup & Replication" allows you to schedule backup tasks and restore the server to any particular point in time, while minimizing storage consumption and processing time by saving only specific data blocks that are changed between versions. Learn more

Your files anywhere with cloud service

DS214se brings you comprehensive cloud service. Cloud Station lets you sync files among DiskStations and multiple devices, including Windows PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android, as well as Windows mobile devices, whereas 2-way sync allows file synchronization among different DiskStations. You can even sync your DiskStation with Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox, Box, hubiC, and Baidu Cloud — establish your hybrid cloud to enjoy more storage flexibility and prevent data loss. Learn more

Enjoy multimedia library

DS214se provides you a central platform to organize, backup, and share photos, music, and video collections. Featuring a streamlined and sleek interface, Synology packages — Photo Station, Audio Station and Video Station — let you build a seamless entertainment hub effortlessly. Since everything is saved on DS214se, you can enjoy more customizable content arrangement, and no worries about extra monthly fees for storage capacity. Better yet, your digital collections can be shared with others via a simple link. Learn more

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Stream content to your TV

DS214se is highly compatible with other devices, letting you manage and enjoy digital content with the devices you already have: computers, mobile devices, TVs, DLNA devices, and stereos. Synology offers the latest support for TV streaming, including Samsung TV, Roku players, Apple TV, and Google Chromecast, meaning you can stream digital content stored on DS214se to your widescreen TV effortlessly. Learn more

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Get mobility with our apps

Synology develops versatile mobile apps — DS note, DS audio, DS video, DS photo+, DS cloud, DS file, DS download and DS cam — allowing you to access and manage the contents of your DS214se with smartphones and tablets. QuickConnect brings an easier network experience as it eliminates complicated router configuration or port forwarding. With Synology mobile apps, your multimedia collection and work files are always on the go. Learn more

Eco-friendly NAS server

All Synology NAS is designed with energy efficiency in mind. DS214se only consumes 4.37W in HDD Hibernation and 13.46W in access*. With special fan and the smart airflow design, the DS214se keeps the system running cool 24/7, while its noise dampening design makes it quieter than PC counterparts. Synology acknowledges the responsibility as a global citizen, so all Synology products are produced with RoHS compliant parts and packed with recyclable packing materials.

* The power consumption figures may vary on different environments.

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  1. The performance figures vary on different environments.
Hardware Specifications
CPU
CPU Model MARVELL Armada 370 88F6707
CPU Frequency 800 MHz
Floating Point
Hardware Encryption Engine
Memory
System Memory 256 MB DDR3
Storage
Drive Bay(s) 2
Compatible Drive Type
  • 3.5" SATA(III) / SATA(II) HDD
  • 2.5" SATA(III) / SATA(II) HDD (with optional 2.5" Disk Holder)
  • 2.5" SATA(III) / SATA(II) SSD (with optional 2.5" Disk Holder)
Maximum Internal Raw Capacity 12 TB (6 TB HDD X 2) (Capacity may vary by RAID types) (See All Supported HDD)
External Ports
USB 2.0 Port 2
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) 165 mm X 100 mm X 225.5 mm
Weight 0.87 kg
Others
RJ-45 1GbE LAN Port 1
System Fan 92 mm X 92 mm X 1 pcs
Fan Speed Mode
  • Cool Mode
  • Quiet Mode
  • Low-power Mode
Wireless Support (dongle)
Noise Level* 18.4 dB(A)
Power Recovery
Power Supply Unit / Adapter 60W
AC Input Power Voltage 100V to 240V AC
Power Frequency 50/60 HZ, Single Phase
Power Consumption* / British Thermal Unit 13.46 W / 45.93 BTU/hr (Access)
4.37 W / 14.91 BTU/hr (HDD Hibernation)
Environment Temperature
Operating Temperature 5°C to 35°C (40°F to 95°F)
Storage Temperature -10°C to 70°C (15°F to 155°F)
Relative Humidity 5% to 95% RH
Certification
  • FCC Class B
  • CE Class B
  • BSMI Class B
Warranty 2 Years
Notes
  • Power consumption is measured when fully loaded with Western Digital 1TB WD10EFRX 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
Maximum Single Volume Size 16 TB
Maximum Internal Volume Number 256
Maximum iSCSI Target Number 10
Maximum 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
File Sharing Capacity
Maximum User Accounts 512
Maximum Groups 128
Maximum Shared Folder 256
Maximum Shared Folder Sync Tasks 2
Maximum Concurrent CIFS/AFP/FTP Connections 64
Windows Access Control List (ACL) Integration
NFS Kerberos Authentication
Log Center
Syslog Events per Second 50
Add-on Packages (See more)
Antivirus Essential
Audio Station
Cloud Station
Maximum Concurrent File Transfers 64
Cloud Sync
Directory Server
DNS Server
Download Station
Maximum Concurrent Download Tasks 20
Glacier Backup
HiDrive Backup
iTunes Server
Java Manager
Mail Server
Mail Station
Media Server
DLNA Certification
Note Station
Photo Station
RADIUS Server
Surveillance Station
Maximum IP cam (Licenses required) 5 (including 2 Free License) (See All Supported IP Cameras)
Total FPS (H.264)* 50 FPS @ 720p (1280x800)
20 FPS @ 1080p (1920×1080)
10 FPS @ 3M (2048x1536)
10 FPS @ 5M (2591x1944)
Total FPS (MJPEG)* 20 FPS @ 720p (1280x800)
10 FPS @ 1080p (1920×1080)
10 FPS @ 3M (2048x1536)
6 FPS @ 5M (2591x1944)
Time Backup
Maximum Task Number 2
Video Station
Video Transcoding Group 2 (See more)
VPN Server
Maximum Connections 5
Notes Surveillance Station throughput is tested with Axis P1347 (1280X720); FPS set to 10 at every channel.
Environment & Packaging
Environment RoHS Compliant
Packaging Content
  • Main Unit X 1
  • Welcome Note X 1
  • Accessory Pack X 1
  • AC Power Adapter X 1
  • AC Power Cord X 1
  • RJ-45 LAN Cable X 1
Optional Accessories
  • Remote
  • Camera License Pack
  • Disk Holder: Type C
  • VS240HD
General
Networking Protocols
  • CIFS
  • AFP
  • NFS
  • FTP
  • WebDAV
  • CalDAV
  • iSCSI
  • Telnet
  • SSH
  • SNMP
  • VPN (PPTP, OpenVPN)
Management
  • Auto DSM Upgrade
  • Push Notification – MSN/Skype/Mobile Devices
  • Email/SMS Notification
  • Customized User Quota
  • Customized Administrator/User Group
  • Syslog Support
  • DDNS Support
  • IPv6 Support
  • VLAN Support
  • PPPoE
  • Hotspot
  • Resource Monitor
  • Connection Manager
  • UPS Management
  • Custom Management UI HTTP/HTTPS Ports
Windows AD Domain Integration Domain Users login via Samba/AFP/FTP/File Station
HDD Management
  • HDD Hibernation
  • S.M.A.R.T.
  • Dynamic Bad Sector Mapping
Security
  • FTP over SSL/TLS
  • IP Auto-Block
  • Firewall
  • Encrypted Network Backup over Rsync
  • HTTPS Connection
Utilities Synology Assistant
Supported Clients
  • Windows XP or later
  • Mac OS X 10.5 or later
  • Ubuntu 9.04 or later
Supported Browsers
  • Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Internet Explorer 8 or later
  • Safari 5 or later
  • Safari (iOS 5 or later on iPad)
  • Chrome (Android 4.0 on tablets)
Supported Language English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Dansk, Norsk, Svenska, Nederlands, Русский, Polski, Magyar, Português do Brasil, Português Europeu, Türkçe, Český, 日本語, 한국어, 繁體中文, 简体中文