Synology’s newly unveiled DS415play NAS is a larger capacity version of the company's 2-bay DS214play. This unit is geared for home users and enthusiasts expecting a seamless multimedia experience.
Like the 2-bay version, the DS415play features an Intel CE5335 Evansport SoC with 1 GB DDR3 RAM. It supports 1080p full HD video transcoding and lets users stream videos from the likes of Apple TV, iOS and Android devices. Although it doesn’t have an eSATA port for capacity expansion like the DS214play, it does support up to 24 TB capacity.
The DS415play runs on Synology's DSM 5.0, which has a refreshed Windows-like UI design, remote access with QuickConnect, and support for Chromecast.
The DS415play is currently shipping and available for $540, more expensive than the 4-bay Evansport models from Thecus and Asustor. Although there are higher spec models available from other NAS manufacturers at the same price, you are getting the firmware advancements that come with the Synology brand.
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