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Synology DS414j NAS Personal Cloud Storage Enclosure

Code: A89NR

  • Manage, protect and share your data that you have stored centrally
  • Diskless model – the four bays come completely empty and each bay can hold up to 6TB
  • Over 112.28MB/s read and 80.38MB/s write speeds

Product details

Synology DS414j NAS Personal Cloud Storage Enclosure

• Manage, protect and share your data that you have stored centrally
• Diskless model – the four bays come completely empty and each bay can hold up to 6TB
• Over 112.28MB/s read and 80.38MB/s write speeds
• Automatically backup your Windows or Mac computer to this NAS drive
• Secure anything stored on the NAS with backups to a USB, the cloud or another Synology NAS and RAID configurations available
• Stream music, pictures and videos without needing to pre-configure your devices thanks to DLNA
• DS file app, for Apple iOS and Android devices, let you manage and upload files remotely, with more apps available
• Integration with cloud services, such as Amazon S3 and Glacier, give you the ability to backup and sync files to the cloud

Special feature
• Install Surveillance Station to record and view footage remotely from an IP camera connected to the same network

A NAS drive that is ideal for office and home users
This Synology DiskStation DS414j has been designed for small offices and home users to effectively manage, protect and share data. The four bay layout comes supplied without hard drives, although each bay can hold up 6TB*, for a potential combined storage space of 24TB. Delivering over 112.28MB/s read and 80.38MB/s write speeds thanks to the dual core 1.2Ghz processor and 512MB of RAM, you get good performance out of this NAS drive. The NAS is simple to install and operate with the intuitive operating system (OS) it uses.

The Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM) is the web-based OS that comes with every Synology NAS. The built-in package centre lets you download and install the packages/apps that fit your unique needs. Whether you want to share files on the cloud, share pictures on an online album, have downloads be automatically started for you or set up a VPN environment, these can all be done with a few clicks. Synology DSM helps you maximise productivity and keep you in complete control of your personal cloud, with minimal fuss.

Can I backup to the NAS and how secure is the backup?
The Synology DS414 lets you use it as a centralised backup target for your computers. Windows users can use the Cloud Station application available within the package centre. Mac OS X users can use their native Apple Time Machine program to back up to the NAS drive. Another package you can install is time backup. Similar to Time Machine, this allows you to save data as multiple versions. IT administrators can then keep a log of these versions and roll-back to previous versions when required.

Losing any files, whether they’re backups or important files, can be frustrating and there are a number of ways you can avoid that. You can set up RAID configurations with RAID 1, 5, 6 and 10 available. You can also use the Synology Hybrid RAID (SHR), which is an automated RAID system that maximises the use of your hard drive while providing you redundancy.

Another way to secure your files is to backup to external sources. This gives you a safe off-site or portable backup, which would protect your data even if there is a disaster where this NAS is located. You can back up to a connected external USB drive, to another Synology NAS (or rsync compatible server) or to a cloud service, such as Amazon S3 and Glacier cloud services.

How can I access files stored on the NAS?
You can access the files through the encrypted FTP server and through the Synology File Station (a web-based file explorer). To make sure files shared over the Internet are protected HTTPS, firewall and IP auto-block support are all implemented into this NAS drive. If you’re on the move you can access your files remotely through the DS file app, which is available for portable iOS, Android and Windows devices. Other apps, such as DS audio, DS photo, DS download, DS video and DS cloud can be used as well.

There are a range of different packages you can use to match this NAS to your needs. The VPN server package turns your NAS drive into a VPN server, so you can connect to your private network remotely. RADIUS server can be installed to oversee wireless access authentication through the RADIUS (Remote Authentication Dial-in User Service) networking protocol to further strengthen your network. Synology’s Surveillance Station offers you a central location to manage your IP cameras through the web or using the DS cam app. You can watch live, record events and take snapshots through your computer or iOS/Android device.

Can I play my media files stored on the NAS to other devices?
As a certified DLNA media server, once connected to a wireless router, you can stream music, pictures and videos to DLNA-compliant devices without the need for pre-configuration. This gives you the ability to enjoy your media library on the big screen or with better speakers. Through DS video you can even stream your video to a TV through Apple TV, using AirPlay.

*For a list of products that are compatible with the DS414j please click here

Specification table
Capacity 0
Maximum capacity 24 TB
Number of hard drives 0
Maximum number of hard drives Four 3.5 and 2.5 inch drives (6 TB in 4 bays)
Expandable storage No
Backup Options Cloud Station and Apple Time Machine
RAID Options Synology Hybrid RAID, Basic, JBOD, RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 6, RAID 10
Integration with cloud services Amazon S3, Baidu Cloud, Box, Dropbox, Glacier, hicloud, hubiC, Google Drive, OneDrive, Microsoft Azure
Connections 1 x Ethernet port (10/100/1000 Mb/s), 1 x USB 2.0, 1 x USB 3.0
Operating systems compatibility Windows / Mac OSX
Remote access via web Yes
UPnP Yes
AirPlay Yes
Smart device app? DS note, DS audio, DS video, DS photo+, DS cloud, DS file, DS download and DS cam
Compatibility with third party applications/devices Apple TV (AirPlay), Chromecast, Samsung TV, Roku
Wi-Fi Yes (Wi-Fi dongle not included)
Protocols SSL/TLS, Rsync, HTTPS
Encryption Yes
Password protection Yes
Read speed 112.28 MB/s
Write speed 80.38 MB/s
Processor Dual Core 1.2 GHz Mindspeed Comcerto C2000
Memory 512 MB DDR3
Dimensions 168 mm x 230 mm x 184 mm
Colour Black
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Package contents
NAS Unit
Accessory Pack
AC Power Adapter
AC Power Cord
RJ-45 LAN Cable

Bulk Prices

Item code Item name Quantity Price
A89NR Synology DS414j NAS Personal Cloud Storage Enclosure (1+) £289.99

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