Synology DS415Play DiskStation 4-Bay Network Attached NAS Storage Enclosure
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Synology DS415Play DiskStation 4-Bay Network Attached NAS Storage Enclosure

Brand : Synology
Mfr# : DS415Play
Quick : 19242
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£357.04 / £297.53 ex vat
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The Synology DS415Play DiskStation 4-Bay Network Attached NAS Storage Enclosure is designed to centralise your multimedia collections and share them effortlessly in your home network. Optimised for multimedia processing, This Synology DS415play DiskStation delivers on-demand Full HD transcoding to guarantee seamless streaming experiences to the widest range of gadgets in your home.

Key Features

  • Un-populated 4-bay network attached NAS storage device.
  • Up to 24 TB Personal Multimedia Bank.
  • 1080p Full HD Video Transcoding on the Fly.
  • Concurrent Multi-Channel Streaming.
  • DLNA-Certified Media Server.
  • 1.6GHz Dual Core CPU with Floating Point Unit.
  • Over 112.45 MB/s Reading, 101.21 MB/s Writing.
  • Running on Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM).

Built to entertain

The Synology DS415play is a ready media server specifically designed for users who have a huge multimedia library and are eager to share them. With up to four drive bays, this NAS allows for flexible RAID configurations to achieve efficient data redundancy. A Synology DS415play comes with dual core CPU and 1GB RAM, delivering an average 112.45 MB/sec reading and 101.21 MB/sec writing speed under RAID 5 configuration in a Windows environment. 

Powered by hardware accelerated transcoding engine, this Synology DS415play also features 1080p Full HD video transcoding on the fly, effortlessly sharing videos with your smart TV, network media player, mobile devices and PC. The NAS comes with the external interfaces you need - up to three USB 2.0 ports to power multiple peripheral devices concurrently, and another two USB 3.0 ports for high speed external storage exchange. Designed with both safety and convenience in mind, the Synology DS415play contains hot-swappable tool-less hard drive trays to enable hassle-free hard drive installation and risk-free hard drive replacement. 

Full multimedia features

With a Synology DS415play you can easily manage your multimedia contents and share them with smart TV, Android TV box, network media player, tablets and phones, Windows PC, Mac, and Linux computers. Photo Station’s intuitive design allows you to effortlessly organise photos into customised categories, smart albums and blog posts, and link them to social networking websites like Facebook, Twitter, Plurk, Picasa, Weibo and QQ within a few clicks.  

Audio Station comes with a built-in lyrics plugin, Internet radio, and support for DLNA, AirPlay, and Bluetooth speakers for quality playback. With Video Station, movies and seasons of TV shows are automatically indexed with online metadata. You can also record your favourite programs with DTV tuners (currently supporting DVB-T, DVB-S and DTMB standards). 

DLNA-certified media server

A certified DLNA DMS (Digital Media Server), on this Synology DS415play serves also as a ready media server with the capability to host digital multimedia contents for remote playback. DLNA-compliant devices can access the shared contents on the NAS at the same local area network without the fuss over privilege settings.  

Not only does it make your multimedia bank available without any pre-configuration, Synology mobile apps transform your mobile device into the remote control of your NAS, sending movies and photos to your TV or music to your speaker right from the palm of your hand. 

Synology QuickConnect and mobile apps

For users whose network environment is lacking a public IP address or the ability to configure port-forwarding, QuickConnect provides a relay service for you to access your Synology NAS from anywhere around the globe, even when it’s hidden in a local area network.  

With a customisable QuickConnect ID, you can log in to Synology NAS from DSM browser interface, Synology desktop utilities, and mobile apps. Synology provides mobile applications that let you enjoy the full variety of your multimedia library even when you’re on the go, allowing you to reach for your private albums, music and video collection at home on the Synology DS415play.  

Available on iOS, Android™ and Windows Phone platforms, DS photo+, DS audio, and DS video mobilise your Photo Station, Audio Station and Video Station, potentially placing terabytes of content at your fingertips. On top of that, DS download makes it possible for you to manage and monitor your download tasks remotely and DS file allows you to access the files on the Synology DS415play whenever required. 

Easy setup and management

Combined with a quick start widget, users can simultaneously tour the DSM operating system and set it up to use right away. For users unfamiliar with complicated router configurations or those who simply want to save time, the Synology EZ-Internet Wizard simplifies the process of setting up access to the Synology DS415play from the Internet. EZ-Internet Wizard walks you through all of network settings including firewall, port-forwarding, PPPoE setup and DDNS registration.  

The multi-tasking web UI on DSM allows users to run multiple applications simultaneously on one tab browser and switch between them instantly. Synology Hybrid RAID allows you to reach maximum use of your hard drive while keeping your storage safe with data redundancy. 

Running on Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM)

Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM) is a web-based OS that provides private cloud service. It is designed to make your everyday living easier. The built-in Package Centre allows you to download and install the packages designed specifically for your unique needs. All will happen with just a few clicks.

The simple interface allows you to obtain and configure storage capacity with minimal friction. It provides you with complete control of your personal cloud and lets you access it anywhere. Synology DSM will help you maximise productivity and get more out of your digital assets with minimal fuss. 

Energy efficient with cool and quiet design

A Synology DS415play is designed with energy efficiency in mind. Not only does it provide two 92 X 92 mm fans and smart airflow to keep the system running cool 24/7, its noise dampening design makes it really quiet compared to PC counterparts. The hard drive hibernation can further reduce power consumption and operation cost.

All Synology products are produced with RoHS compliant parts and packed with recyclable packing materials. Synology acknowledges the responsibility as a global citizen to continually work to reduce the environmental impact of every product produced.

Standard warranty: 2-years

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