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Considering its generous hardware specifications, Synology DS414 is a huge step forward. The built-in floating-point unit enhances the overall capability of the main CPU to enable higher working efficiency. Designed with attention to recovery mechanism, DS414 comes with dual LAN failover support to ensure continual network service in case of LAN failure, while hot-swappable design facilitates easy hard drive replacement. For friendly and effortless hard drive installation, DS414 contains the tool-less hard drive trays, allowing users to fixate 3.5" hard drives without a screwdriver. External storage access is made fast and easy, with two SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interfaces in the back, alongside one USB 2.0 interface in the front panel for quick access.
Synology DS414 offers a centralized backup target to consolidate fragmented and unstructured data across a network. PC users can back up their data to Synology DS414 using Synology Data Replicator software, and Mac OS X users enjoy native Apple Time Machine integration. A backup wizard is provided for backing up data from Synology DS414 to another Synology NAS, to other rsync server, or to an external drive. Backing up to Amazon S3 and Glacier cloud service is also supported.