D-Link DNS-343 NAS Enclosure
The D-Link® 4-Bay Network Storage Enclosure (DNS-343) is the perfect way to store, share, and safeguard your documents, music, videos, and photos. With the D-Link tool-less installation, you can easily insert up to 4 SATA drives1 without any tools or attaching any cables. Plus, the DNS-343 is a scalable solution, allowing you to start off with one SATA hard disk drive (HDD) and add up to 3 more as you grow.
Protection, Performance and Flexibility
By supporting RAID 0, 1, 5, and JBOD, the DNS-343 gives you a variety of data protection options to help avoid data loss due to hard drive failure. RAID 0 combines all drives in a striped configuration, splitting data evenly across the hard drives to provide the highest performance. RAID 1 causes two drives to mirror each other, providing maximum protection. If there are four drives present, you can set up two separate RAID 1 partitions. If one drive fails, the unaffected drive in the partition will continue to operate normally. Once you replace the failed drive, RAID 1 mirroring will resume and both drives will mirror each other again. Advanced RAID 5 offers the highest performance with the most reliable data recovery in the case of a drive failure. RAID 5 technology uses a clever algorithm to distribute your data over 4 SATA hard disk drives and, in the case of a hard drive failure, the DNS-343 will continue to function with your data intact.
With the included Memeo software, you can create schedules and rules including real-time full or incremental backups and storage quotas for specific users and groups. Using Memeo backup software, you can automatically back up your data onto the DNS-343, creating a failsafe protection solution from accidental data loss on your PC. The 4-Bay Network Storage Enclosure features an OLED to display important information including IP address, hard drive statistics, temperature, RAID status, and server status (FTP and UPnP).
USB Port Functionality
The USB port can act as a print server port, allowing a USB printer to be added to your network without the need for a dedicated computer. The USB port can also support a Universal Power Supply (UPS) monitor that supports smart signaling over a USB connection. If a power outage were to occur, the compatible UPS monitor would allow the UPS unit to safely shut down the DNS-343. When power is restored, the UPS monitor would then automatically power up the DNS-343.
For flexible usage, the DNS-343 includes features such as a built-in FTP server2 to access files over the Internet and a UPnP Media server to stream digital content to compatible media players. With RAID 5 technology, an OLED that displays vital storage information, a management program that allows you to easily set rules and schedules, and a variety of built-in servers, the 4-Bay Network Storage Enclosure (DNS-343) is a secure expandable and reliable storage solution for the home and business.
A Closer Look
Have an opinion on this product that you would like to share? If, so please take a few moments to write your rating and review.Write your own review
Don't walk, Run! Do a web search for System is Booting. Device freezes when the Fans kick into high. This causes the Hard Drives to constantly spin and you have to Hard Reset. I lost a 400 and a 500 gig drive so far. The FIX is to update the firmware. The catch is that if the firmware fails to take, you just turned the device into a BRICK! Do yourself a favor: Stay clear of the DNS-323 and the DNS-343.
Slow IO speed then you may lose your data !
I bought one of these 1 year ago. For most of that time the box worked but the IO speed is quite slow. I stuck with it mostly assuming that at least my data was protected. After one year, after it did a re-sync, my volume and all my data can not be read. After doing a web search I've found others have had this exact problem. To get my data back I need to install the 4 drives in a PC at the same time and run 3rd Party tools to try and recover the files. I bought a Raid box so I would not have had these problems!!
The basic installation was easy, and basic setup was easy. It does the job of a backup drive. It is time consuming to shut down if needed. Where this unit falls short is the supplied software. The driveclone software is very slow, the initial backup took 2 days. Western digital software on portable drives ids orders of magnitude superior. The print server does not work well, and I cannot get the FTP server working.
Exactly as described
This is a cheep and solid 4 bays RAID 5 NAS with large toaster size form factor. It works as described right from the box, easy configuration, and does it's job pretty good. A little slow on network (manged to get 13Mb per second max), gets noisy and hot if used for the long time, so keep it in the cool area but again it is acceptable for NAS. Do not confuse it with attached storage and server storage - this one has absolutely different purpose.
Great Product for price
This is a great NAS solution for home or SOHO. The product worked right out the box. It has great features: FTP, HTTP access, drive mapping, quota setup, user access level restrictions, etc. The only issue i have so far is the through-put. Data transfer over the network is a tad slow, but it could also be attributed to the green drives i bought with it. Overall a great product and would buy it again.
has been successfully added to your cart.