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D-Link DNS-321
5.5 out of 10

D-Link DNS-321

The D-Link 2-Bay Network Storage Enclosure (DNS-321) is the perf Read more

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Reviews and Problems with D-Link DNS-321

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Overall 8
8.0

is it really a gigabit connection

pardos, Amazon
8 February 2013
  • Summary: had a hard time negotiating a gigabit network connection and I tried connecting it to various gigabit switches; the only way to make it connect at 1Gb was with a cross over cable directly to a computer, then manually forcing the configuration to 1Gb; the transfer rates don't really reflect 1Gb...
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Overall 10
10

Private storage without the cloud

Matthew, Amazon
9 May 2012
  • Summary: Surprisingly great! With two 2 TB drives it works perfectly. Cloud storage is great but not private. Hiding this in the ceiling will save my data if thieves steal my computer.
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Overall 8
8.0

Works great only with Firmware 1.02. Do not upgrade to 1.03.

Bob Shipman, Amazon
4 April 2012
  • Summary: I have owned the DNS-321 for a couple of years now and it works very well as a relatively inexpensive RAID solution for my home. The only frustrating set-up problem is the inability to format disks and set-up as RAID configuration using firmware 1.03.
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Overall 8
8.0

Linux kernel bug. No "undelete" functionality.

Amazon Customer "Staff", Amazon
24 March 2012
  • Summary: I agree with S. Kosto. There is a Linux kernel bug in the software that runs the DNS-321. This means that my backups are not guaranteed to be accurate in a very small number of files. I addressed the above issue by buying a 3rd HD and an external USB enclosure.
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Overall 6
6.0

Depends What You Are After

Peter S. Lee, Amazon
11 September 2011
  • Summary: I bought one of these several months ago and installed on my home network. For me, the unit does exactly what I wanted it to do, but there are many advertised features THAT DO NOT WORK AS DESCRIBED...IF AT ALL.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great product but future uncertain

Thom Harris, Amazon
22 August 2011
  • Summary: I've had my DNS-321 up and running 24/7 for almost two years without any problem whatsoever. It is very simple to install with one drive, and easy to add a second drive with both drives as independent volumes (standard mode). [I haven't tried, but I've read that RAID modes might be more difficult.
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Overall 6
6.0

Hardest Simple device I've ever worked with.

nickadair "Nick", Amazon
20 April 2011
  • Summary: I'd say I"m a pretty competent, "Computer Hardware Tech" and I've never had this much trouble getting something to work. I couldn't "find" the device with the provided software to easily find it, once I manually found it, and logged in, the unit couldn't read the HDD.
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Overall 6
6.0

does the job

lyngvi, Amazon
6 February 2011
  • Summary: Would be nice if the SSH server was enabled by default for shell access - it's not hard to get one online and operational, but it takes some non-manufacturer-supported effort. Also, a feature for changing UID's for NFS users would be nice - alternative is to change UID on all NFS clients.
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Overall 2
2.0

Not worth the time and effort

Alexis, Amazon
17 January 2011
  • Summary: I bought this for external storage that can be accessible thru network and my findings werent that good. Dlink advertise this product with 1gbit Ethernet port, but it dont mention that the hardware inside the system is so slow that the gbit is just a selling gadget and not useful.
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Overall 6
6.0

Doesn't support XCOPY

J. Rogers, Amazon
22 December 2010
  • Summary: If, like me, you plan to use this as a backup disk and you use XCOPY to backup your files, know that this device doesn't implement timestamps like Windows does and as a result XCOPY always thinks the file needs to be copied.
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