Network Storage Tips

D-Link Network Attached Storage

dlink-dns-323-network-attached-storageD-Link is not know especially for network attached storage, but D-Link NAS units are an economical way to get started in network storage.

D-Link has long been known for reasonably priced network cards, hubs, switches, etc and now are also into network storage and even network cameras.

The home NAS and low budget small office NAS is where D-Link NAS products are typically found. Their DNS-323 two hard drive network storage is a very popular unit with a good feature set and reliability rating. The DNS-343 gives you pretty much the same in a 4 hard drive version.

Like many network storage servers, D-Link network attached storage products can offer USB printer sharing, RAID 0, RAID 1 and RAID5 (in the 4 drive unit) and automatic backups of workstations to the NAS device.

Interestingly, the D-Link NAS product line has the basic, simple units for home, home office or small business, then they jump to the xStack rackmount network storage offerings without really anything in between.

Currently, the D-Link storage products that have hard drives included seem to be limited to 1TB in size, or 4TB total in a 4 drive unit.

Fortunately, they do offer enclosures that allow you to choose your own hard drives as more and more are choosing 1.5 – 2.0TB hard drives as network storage needs increase dramatically.

The D-Link DNS-323 is one of the recommended products we have for home network storage.



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