Synology DiskStation DS214se is a budget-friendly two-bay NAS device with the capability to host, share and protect data
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 60.49 MB/sec writing speed under RAID 1 configuration in a Windows® environment, and over 98.52 MB/sec reading.1 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.
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.
Ultimate file center
File Station is a fast and secure feature to share and manage your files stored on DS214se. Just drag-n-drop and you can upload data from Mac or PC. Advanced filters make it easy to search for documents, photos, or videos. You can reach your files on mobile devices via DS file - a dedicated mobile app for file access, management, and sharing. HTTPS, SSL/TSL encryption, and link expiry dates also ensure file sharing over the Internet at a high security level.
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.
Backup data in multiple ways
No worries about data loss. DS214se is the perfect backup destination for your data, as it supports Windows Backup for Windows users, whereas Mac users enjoy native Time Machine support. You can choose your backup destination to not only be local hard disks, but also connected USB storage devices. Additionally, Backup & Replication allows you to schedule backup tasks and restore the server to any particular point in time, while still minimizing storage consumption and processing time by saving only the specific data block that has been changed between versions.
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 files between Google Drive, Dropbox, Baidu and DiskStation - establish your hybrid cloud to enjoy more storage flexibility and prevent data loss.
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 sharing privileges, and no worries about extra monthly fees for storage capacity.
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.
Get mobility with our apps
Synology offers versatile mobile apps - 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 you an easy 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.
Eco-friendly NAS server
All Synology NAS is designed with energy efficiency in mind. DS214se only consumes 3.59W in HDD Hibernation and 19.14W 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 performance figures vary on different environments.
The performance figures vary on different environments. Synology is dedicated to continual performance enhancement. Please find the latest figures on www.synology.com
CPU Model Marvell Armada 370
CPU Frequency 800 MHz
Floating Point Yes
Hardware Encryption Engine Yes
System Memory 256 MB DDR3
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)
Max. Internal Capacity 12 TB (6 TB HDD X 2) (Capacity may vary by RAID types)
USB 2.0 Port 2
Internal Drives EXT4
HFS+ (Read Only, with max. volume size 2TB)
Size (Height X Width X Depth) 165 mm X 100 mm X 225.5 mm
Weight 0.87 kg
LAN Number (RJ45) Gigabit X 1
System Fan 92 mm X 92 mm X 1 pcs
Wireless Support (dongle) Yes
Noise Level 18.4 dB(A)
Power Recovery Yes
Power Supply Unit / Adapter 60W
AC Input Power Voltage 100V to 240V AC
Power Frequency 50/60 HZ, Single Phase
Power Consumption 19.14W (Access)
3.59W (HDD Hibernation)
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
FCC Class B
CE Class B
BSMI Class B
Warranty 2 Years
Power consumption is measured when fully loaded with Western Digital 2TB WD2002FYPS 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%
Package ContentsDS214se Main Unit
AC Power Cord
AC Power Adapter
RJ-45 LAN Cable