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It features a tool-less design for installing two 3.5” SATA hard-disk drives without using any tools or attaching any cables.

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Pros

spins down the HD when idle, saves energy

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stays cool, no need for extra ventilation or cooling apparatus

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runs quietly, generally can't hear it at all

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reliable operation, will run for extended periods without needing a reboot

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Cons

user access permissions are cleared on reboot - very insecure

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formatting large drives results in a hang-up at around 94% - this eventually clears itself but seems like an error at first

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permissions setup is awkward and lacks features

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The D-Link DNS-321 is a 2-bay network storage enclosure designed for users looking to conveniently add a couple terabytes of storage space to their network. It features a tool-less design for installing two 3.5” SATA hard-disk drives without using any tools or attaching any cables. And after the device is connected to a network via the integrated Gigabit interfaces, its built-in UPnP AV media server can be used to stream digital content to any compatible network media players; its built-in FTP server can be used to allow remote file access over the Internet; and its included backup software can be used to setup real-time full of incremental backups from any network PC, regardless of the operating system. The DNS-321 can also be configured with one of four RAID settings: Standard, JBOD, 0, or 1.

Features
  • 2-Bay Network Server
  • Dual 3.5” SATA Bays
  • Tool-less Design
  • UPnP Media Server
  • FTP Access Server
  • Backup Software
  • RAID Configurations
  • Assign Users/Groups
  • Assign Read/Write Permissions
  • Assign Storage Quotas
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
Specifications
  • Interface: 10/100/1000 Gigabit LAN
  • Supported HDD: SATA
  • Compatibility: Windows XP, Vista
Included Accessories
  • Power Adapter
  • Ethernet Cable
  • Quick Installation Guide
  • CD-ROM
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Vlietwerkz
06/20/2010 03:19

If you want /speed/, forget it - these things are false advertised as Gigabit capable. It's total bunk. I have a full Gigabit network with 9000bit jumbo frames enabled, and I get no more than about 10 Mbps. This seems to be a common issue when searching google. Boo to D-link for false advertising. If I hadn't gotten this unit for free because it was too slow for the person I got it from, I'd be /pissed off/. Even interacting with the web interface is brutally slow sometimes. You will need patience to use this device. My 40 GB of data has been transfering via robocopy for over 12 hours now. Yeah, D-Link, Gigabit my butt.

Vlietwerkz
06/20/2010 03:19

If you want a simple method to add a few TB of space to your network, this is a cheap option - in both senses of the word "cheap".

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