DS214play Stories August 14, 2015

expiredSynology DiskStation 2-Bay Network Attached Storage $300 shipped (Reg. $350+)

NeweggFlash is offering the Synology DiskStation 2-Bay Diskless Network Attached Storage (DS214play) for $299.99 shipped. That’s $80 under the original listing, $50 better than Amazon and the best price we can find. For those that have Visa checkout access, use code VCO2015BTS (can only be used once per customer) to drop your total down to $274.99 shipped. Either way, these are the best prices available.

Features:

  • 1080p Full HD Video Transcoding on the Fly.
  • Dual Core CPU Powered by Floating-Point Unit.
  • Features SuperSpeed USB 3.0. DLNA Ready Media Server.
  • Screwless Drive Bay Design and Hot-swappable Support.
  • Running on Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM).

Not only are Synology NAS options among our favorite, this model has a 4.5/5 star rating from over 120 Amazon customers. These NAS don’t come with drives inside, but we highly recommend the WD Red drives that are specifically designed for this kind of high intensity application.

DS214play Stories July 15, 2014

Synology has announced a new model in its line of popular Network Attached Storage devices with the DS415play. An updated, 4 bay-version of the DS214play that was revealed last fall, the latest model is also designed with your home entertainment and media experience in mind. Featuring full 1080p video transcoding, the DS415play can efficiently store and beam all of your media content to your home network with fast, multi-channel streaming.

It features a 1.6 GHz dual-core Intel Atom CE5335 “Evansport” CPU with 1 GB of DDR3 RAM and four hot swappable 2.5 or 3.5-inch drive bays. You can pack up to 24TB of solid state or traditional hard drive storage into one of these. As for connectivity, the new DS415play has a single Gigabit Ethernet port, two USB 2.0 ports and three USB 3.0 ports.

It runs Synology’s latest DSM 5.0 software, which features an easy to use interface with several handy content streaming apps built right in. You can find out more about DSM and why every Mac and iOS user should have a Synology DiskStation in our full run down on 9to5Mac. You can also get a better look at Synology’s hardware in general in our DiskStation review.

The DS415play has an MSRP of $539.99 and is expected to become available in US stores sometime around the end of the month. Amazon currently has it on pre-order for $540 and the older DS214play listed at $348.99 shipped (Reg. $370, within $18 of lowest).

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