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D-Link DNS-323

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D-Link DNS-323 Dual SATA Network Storage Device

Hi-Tech Reviews
3 September 2009
  • Summary: The D-Link DNS-323 does exactly what it claims it will do and it does it from start to finish without a single hitch. I have had the opportunity to review a large number of NAS devices and I would say without a bit of reservations that the DNS-323 was the easiest and fastest unit to get up and running and configured to RAID 0 of any of the units we have reviewed.
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D-Link 2-Bay Network Storage Enclosure (DNS-323)

PC Magazine
19 May 2009
Overall 7

D-Link DNS-323 2-Bay Network Storage Enclosure

29 October 2008
  • Summary: The D-Link DNS-323 2-Bay Network Storage Enclosure is a comprehensive solution to extend your network storage and functionality. It offers great performance and, despite its long list of features, remains very easy to use.
  • Pros: Compact design; very easy to set up; intuitive Web interface; fast write speed; print-serving capability; two drive bays with RAID support; can operate as a UPnP AV, iTunes, and FTP server; can also act as DHCP server; USB port for sharing a printer.
  • Cons: Drive bays' cover comes off too easily; doesn't support hard drives in FAT32 or NTFS format; drive bays only hold drives of regular thickness.
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D-Link DNS-323: A brand-name NAS worth waiting for

15 October 2008
  • Conclusion: High-performance BYOD dual drive SATA NAS with gigabit Ethernet and many serving options
  • Pros: High performance, Gigabit Ethernet, Supports separate drives, JBOD, RAID 0, RAID 1, Print, FTP, iTunes, UPnP AV servers, Quiet
  • Cons: Clunky interface for user, group and network access mgmt., No FTP server logging, Buggy UPnP AV media server
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Move Over DNS-323: D-Link DNS-321 Reviewed

5 October 2008
  • Conclusion: Slightly lower-cost version of popular dual-drive RAID 1 NAS
  • Pros: Decent performance for the money, Automatic up to 9k jumbo frame support, Supports separate drives, JBOD, RAID 0, RAID 1, FTP, iTunes, UPnP AV servers, Quiet
  • Cons: No USB print server, No logging, Tricky RAID 1 fail recovery
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The Four Drive DNS-323: D-Link DNS-343 Reviewed

24 September 2008
  • Conclusion: Four drive, RAID 5 version of D-Link's popular dual-drive RAID 1 NAS
  • Pros: Good performance, Up to 9k jumbo frame support, Supports separate drives, JBOD, RAID 0, 1, 5, FTP, iTunes, UPnP AV servers, Quiet
  • Cons: No logging, Tricky RAID fail recovery
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D-Link DNS-323 Dual Bay GB NAS

22 December 2007
  • Summary: To find out how fast the DNS-323 could be on our network, we first fired up SiSoft Sandra to see how fast we could transfer “simulated” data to the DNS-323.  The performance numbers look promising as we were able to reach 43MB/sec.  In reality, we expect to see much lower performance than what SiSoft reports.  If we could sustain 43MB/sec on a network attached storage device, it would be darn incredible.
  • Pros: Two-Bay NAS, Supports several drive arrays, GB Ethernet, Multitude of Servers, User/Group/Quota management, Simple to install – works out of the box
  • Cons: Expensive for a drive-less box
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D-Link DNS-323 NAS

13 November 2007
  • Summary: The D-Link DNS-323 NAS turned to be a really easy to use NAS device, rich in features and most importantly - at low-cost. The DNS-323, although being a simple model, looks quite elegant with its all-black finishing and silver accents. It’s also adequate for business and home environments.
  • Pros: Reasonable price; cheap when comparing to similar NAS devices., Easy to set up., Good build quality., Gigabit Ethernet., RAID (0 and 1) and SATA drive support., Good performance., iTunes, FTP and print server.
  • Cons: No physical lock on front panel and hard drive release levers., USB port only for print server.
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Overall 9
Value for money 9
Construction 9
Functionality 10
Appearance 9

D-Link DNS-323 SATA RAID Gigabit NAS

Benchmark Reviews
16 August 2007
  • Conclusion: D-Link has done a fine job with product presentation. There is plenty of consumer friendly information and product summary data on the retail box, which improves the chances that the DNS-323 SATA RAID Gigabit NAS will satisfy the consumer needs. Nobody likes surprises, and D-Link has made sure that you get the right tool for the job. Appearance is somewhat basic, with no use of reflective (chrome/polished) accents or finish.
  • Pros: Extremely functional NAS, Very good data write speeds, Single, JBOD, RAID 0, and RAID 1 disk arrays, Convenient compact size, Simple HTML interface, High-quality metal enclosure, Tool-less design, Attractive yet simple black and silver finish
  • Cons: Poor cooling design, Needs rubber feet for side mounting, Includes outdate CAT-5 cable
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Overall 8

Expert Review

Good Gear Guide.au
2 February 2009
  • Summary: For storing masses of music and video files, the DNS-323 is ideal. It's relatively easy to set-up and use and we love its iTunes server feature, which means that any iTunes library from any computer can access the same music.
  • Pros: Two drive bays, iTunes server, print server, metal case
  • Cons: Hard drive partition sizes can't be customised unless a RAID mode is used, release levers and front panel aren't lockable, iTunes server had to be restarted every time we added new files
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