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D-Link DNS-323
5.1 out of 10

D-Link DNS-323

The D-Link 2-Bay Network Storage Enclosure (DNS-323) when used Read more

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Reviews and Problems with D-Link DNS-323

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Overall 3
3.0

Seems Rather Flaky

njineer66, CNET
4 August 2015
  • Summary: I don't know if it's me, the WD drives I put in this unit, or some other cosmic force, however, I find that I am unable to access drives randomly, particularly if the unit has been powered off for a period of time.
  • Pros: Lowest cost device I could find
  • Cons: Drives go missing after periods of shutdown
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Overall 3
3.0

Adequate entry level unit,you cant beat the price

Titanv11, CNET
14 January 2012
  • Summary: Cheap n nasty.
  • Pros: Cheap, Reliable, Still get firmware updates even tho its an old model, Can be modified.. Google it.
  • Cons: SLOW... very slow (10MB/Second), When/If theres a power shortage it takes anything upto 12hrs to allow access to files.
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Overall 4
4.0

Don't waste your time.

Christopher N., Newegg
28 October 2011
  • Summary: Being very nitpicky about the speeds of the transfers for network devices, this was just not for me. I got it and returned it to newegg within a week. For a budget NAS this product is great, but if you want speed or more than one person streaming music/video off of it you should probably look for...
  • Pros: Quiet Inexpensive Great UI in management panel.
  • Cons: Didn't work with the drive I put into it until I updated the firmware. Very slow, The speeds capped at 13MB/s writes and 22MB/s reads. (I couldn't stream 1080 videos across the network)
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Overall 4
4.0

RAID 1 not stable

Ian T., Newegg
21 October 2011
  • Summary: I've been using this for a year or two now and it largely work fine (after getting it configured with drives it supports), but twice now I've had the RAID 1 array degrade on me without any HDD failures. I don't know why this happens, but as a result I don't trust the enclosure to maintain my data.
  • Pros: Inexpensive, fairly easy to use.
  • Cons: Not compatible with newer WD drives, RAID 1 not reliable, Could lose your data!
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Overall 4
4.0

ReReview: A few years later

Anonymous, Newegg
7 October 2011
  • Summary: Seems like they could just modify the firmware to do some of what they do in a new model, like much-anticipated NTFS support. There are several un-addressed issues that are causing me to buy an anonymous different brand of NAS and mothballing this one...
  • Pros: Very attractive exterior. I like the indicators on the front of the unit... its easy to turn around and see if the thing is being accessed and which drive is being accessed, if its still booting up, etc. The drive release system handle is easy to pull back on. The front plate that conceals the dr...
  • Cons: Unit gets too warm. The JBOD implementation in the firmware is HORRIBLE or maybe JBOD is just horrible in general! (I noticed a newer model WITHOUT JBOD support). Progress/update/new features are non-existent. Unit is HORRRIBLY slow. Was getting only getting speeds of 11mb/sec using windows explo...
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Overall 4
4.0

Nice Tool, but...

Anonymous, Newegg
17 August 2011
  • Summary: I bought this to provide a cental, protected (from computer crashes) storage location for everyone's files in our family and to act as a print server. It is very slow at passing on files to the USB printer, but it does work. It also stores everyone's files just fine and works well on our network.
  • Pros: small, easy network file storage system
  • Cons: not very durable and bad support from D-Link
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Overall 4
4.0

Lost all data

Anonymous, Newegg
1 March 2011
  • Summary: I recently got my A+ degree and am working on my Network+ degree. Most of the stuff involved requires a great deal of knowledge of how Linux works if you want to use this thing.
  • Pros: Very nicely built. Easy to pop in and out drives. D-Link proprietary bit torrent client available. Easy to set up if you have no current data or a second hard drive that can back up your current data.
  • Cons: I lost all of my data. I had 800+gbs of stuff on a NTFS volume. I discovered when I opened the packaging (doesn't say anything about it in the description/specs) that it does not support NTFS, and only supports EXT2/3. So I'm like... Okay, no problem, I have more than half the space available on ...
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Overall 4
4.0

No private folders

Rocky W., Newegg
18 February 2011
  • Summary: It does great in ease of use, but not so good at everything else.
  • Pros: Its a simple to use NAS.
  • Cons: THe one big issue i had with it was that it would not create a private folder or assign folders to different users (password protected). Apparently this is a known issue which i should have researched before i bought the unit. THe only solution is to downgrade the filmare, which opens a new can o...
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Overall 4
4.0

Poor Xbox Support

Phillip A., Newegg
17 February 2011
  • Summary: Good device if you don't care about sharing media to an Xbox.
  • Pros: Cheap with lots of features
  • Cons: Does not work well with Xbox. It worked better when I restricted the number of shared media files but when I tried to share all my media, it would quit. I did some research and found that certain characters and file name length (length includes directory structure e.g., home\media\music\filename....
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Overall 4
4.0

I really want to like it ...

Leonard J., Newegg
28 January 2011
  • Summary: I bought this to make use of the extra TB drive I had lying around in my house and then bought another matched drive to do RAID1. You can add an extra drive later without any issues.
  • Pros: -Small -Easy to setup -Printer sharing works great
  • Cons: -Very slow network transfers (1MB/s) -Somewhat loud (hard drive does shutdown when idle, but fans never rest). Also the fans sound more like a churning hard drive then a fan
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