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D-Link DNS-323
5.1 out of 10

D-Link DNS-323

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Reviews and Problems with D-Link DNS-323

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Overall 2
2.0

Don't waste your time or you'll be wasting your time

Greg C., Newegg
19 August 2011
  • Summary: I've been an IT guy for nearly 20 years and this has to be one of the most frustrating pieces of equipment I've ever used. At least when something doesn't work at all you can replace it.
  • Pros: Can use large drives
  • Cons: Very slow. Takes up to 60 seconds to give a directory listing when browsing over the network.
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Overall 2
2.0

Not a good "green" product...

James M., Newegg
2 January 2011
  • Summary: after a number of problems with dlink and their customer service, I am no longer a dlink fan and will not buy their products anymore!
  • Pros: good price, good build quality (the solid aluminum case is very nice)
  • Cons: will not go into sleep mode as advertised, runs ALL the time (many emails with dlink customer service to no avail, a known problem for over a year, and they have no outlook on a fix!)!!! This is pretty bad as they advertise it heavily as a "green" product and touts it's low power consumption and ...
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Overall 2
2.0

Defective Product

Ken P., Newegg
27 December 2010
  • Pros: None
  • Cons: Could not format WD or Seagate Drives. Tried formatting one drive and that didn't work. Kept getting error code 101 - unable to format. Called Tech Support- they couldn't hear me but I could hear them. Rep thought I had a router even though I gave her the model number. After a few hours of this n...
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Overall 2
2.0

Limited Product- Quirky too

Anonymous, Newegg
30 September 2010
  • Summary: I am new at networking and it took me a full day to get it up and running/firmware update/disks formatted... It does have some cool features, but lacking NTFS/FAT32 support it loses ground there too. But for a cheap entry to nas you could do worse I suppose.
  • Pros: Cheap New firmware addresses some shortcomings. Solid case. Cover falls off at random. If you pick it up and grab the front cover it will fall off and your nas with two drives will be on the floor! The cover Engineer should be retired. No locking mechanism at all! Just gravity holds cover on. Wha...
  • Cons: Epic & Legendary poor Dlink support ***Limited drive compatibility*** ****MAKE SURE YOUR DRIVES ARE COMPATIBLE. SEE DLINK FORUM POST ON COMPATIBLE DRIVE!!!!! **** limited by proprietary disk formatting. limited by proprietary software. limited by d-link slow response to tech issues. Firmware allo...
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Overall 2
2.0

Vero poor transfer speeds

Anonymous, Newegg
22 May 2010
  • Summary: After my yet another bad experience with D-Link (first the 655 router, then this NAS), I'm staying away from D-Link. It's just terrible company with a terrible support.
  • Pros: Easy installation. The drives can be easily inserted/removed by sliding up the front panel and pulling on lever on the back. Received a rebate as promised.
  • Cons: Installation is easy, but the product's performance is just horrendous. I was averaging 6.5 MB/s windows upload and 15.5 MB/s download on my wireless 801.11n network. Jumbo framed set to 9000. I thought it's because of the wireless setup so I switched to wired ethernet and 1Gb switch. No change. ...
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Overall 2
2.0

Good for storage, but little else.

Mark Eccleston, Amazon
20 April 2010
  • Summary: I bought this product with the intention of having a media server with RAID 1. This product fails these requirements on both counts. Here is a link to the current issues with the product from the DLINK forum by a DLINK engineer. forums dot dlink dot com / index.php?
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Overall 2
2.0

Poor transfer speed

Ronald C., Newegg
30 January 2010
  • Pros: Easy to install
  • Cons: To call this a Gigabit network drive is almost false advertising. Yes it has Gigabit ethernet but might as well have 100 Mbps ethernet. It is almost as slow as my first 100 mbps network drive. Manual says it all in Feature list. "High Performance Gigabit Ethernet Connectivity (Up to 23/15MBps or ...
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Overall 2
2.0

Buggy even today

John, Amazon
23 December 2009
  • Summary: I'm a long time DLink fan (Love their Routers), but I'm really disappointed in this product. This product still suffers from bugs even after firmware 1.07 (7 revisions later). The device still hangs at 94% when formatting new drives and after trying all the work arounds it still fails to properly...
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Overall 2
2.0

Useless "tech support"

Dmitry, Amazon
5 December 2009
  • Summary: D-Link Indian tech support is one of the most infuriating experiences you can have. After a 1.5 hour hold, the tech read through a series of telephone scripts, none of which addressed the problems with this DNS-323. When none of her "solutions" worked, my call was simply disconnected.
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Overall 2
2.0

D-Link: Worst Tech Support EVER!

Mikey, Amazon
14 December 2008
  • Summary: I know this sounds dumb, but despite the horror-shows detailed here and elsewhere on the Web about D-Link's legendarily crappy support, I decided to buy the DNS-323. Hey, what could possibly go wrong? I owned my DNS-323 for just under two weeks.
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