November 26th, 2013 by Lyle Smith
Synology RS814 RackStation NAS Now Available
Synology has announced the release of its latest RackStation NAS with the RS814, a high-performance 4-bay 1U server designed to scale up to 8 drives when using an RX410 expansion module. The RS814 is opptimized for SMB environments and provides scalability for growing companies as well as productive uptime. Improving on its predecessor, the new RackStation provides the DiskStation Manager OS with performance that small businesses need: over 200MB/s for read tasks and 130MB/s for write. With the dual NIC configuration, it also enables MPIO failover support for additional network redundancy.
Like other Synology four-bay RackStations that came before it, the RS814 has passive cooling on the CPU, eliminating a potential point of failure. Adaptive fans also compensate to keep the system cool in the event of fan malfunction and its dual-core processor includes a floating-point unit, which reduces the load when creating file previews. Additionally, RAM has increased to 1GB, rendering a significant improvement on multitasking.
With DiskStation Manager 4.3, the RS814 takes advantage of its business oriented features such as:
- Web Station with PHP/MySQL enables the RS814 to host up to 30 websites
- VPN Server - for providing a secure way of connecting to your LAN from a remote location
- Cloud Station - keeps files, file types, and folders in sync across all devices
- AD and LDAP integration - easily deploy Synology products into your existing environment
Pricing and Availability
The Synology RS814 is now shipping globally at an MSRP of $599.99. The RX410 expansion module is also available for $599.99.