DSM Stories September 4, 2014

Synology has expanded our favorite network-attached-storage (NAS) lineup with its new DS115j DiskStation.

It may be geared towards small office and home users, but this single-bay NAS is still full-featured and runs the same version of DiskStation Manager (DSM) as the rest of the DiskStation boxes. And this is key because DSM is what truly sets Synology apart from its competition.

Use the DS115j to backup backup all of your devices, stream media, sync data across devices, backup data from your public cloud accounts (DropBox, Google Drive), and so much more. It supports drives up to 5TB from any manufacturer and up to 6TB from the Western Digital NAS-optimized Red lineup.

The DS115j is currently available from Synology and should hit Amazon shortly at the MSRP of $129.99.

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DSM Stories May 29, 2014

Amazon has the Synology DiskStation 2-Bay Network Attached Storage (DS214+) for $299.99 shipped. That’s well over $140 off the original price, about $70 off the regular selling price, $59 off the next best trusted retailers and the lowest we’ve seen this particular model go for.

Synology’s NAS solutions are an excellent way to centralize your back ups and shared assets/files in a small business or home scenario. The DS214+ features “SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Support,” Dual-Core 1.33GHz Processor, up to 8TB storage capacity and an excellent UI for managing your files known as the Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM). The latest version of DSM (5.0) is available for this unit via update. You can find out more about the impressive interface in our complete run-down on 9to5Mac and more about Synology’s hardware in general in our quick review.

Amazon reviewers give this unit a 4.5/5 star rating.

Amazon is also now offering the 4.8/5 star rated Synology 4-Bay Diskless Network Attached Storage (DS414) DiskStation for $449 shipped , which is $50 under the regular price and the lowest we can find.

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