Summary: D-link has advised me after 5 failed attempts (all varied) to format the two WD 2TB Caviar Green drives that DNS-323 is not compatible with WD's advanced format system and they do not intend on making any changes. I intend on returning everything. The front panel push button on the DNS-323 does not work, just removed cover, but now it goes back as well. BTW, I have 2 other DNS-323s on my network both running Seagate 1 TB Raid 1 drives and they work GREAT.
Excellent product. Be careful with some HDs incompatibility!
Alexander Hananias P, Amazon
6 December 2010
Summary: This device offers an excellent solution for data storage for a home wireless network. I wanted to be able to turn-off the desktop PC I was using as data server because it's not an energy efficient solution. Instead I bought this NAS and could not be more happy. The NAS is completely made of aluminum, it's kind of small, and has a lot of features. But beware of some Hard Drives that are not compatible with this or any NAS, specially regarding RAID setups.
Summary: Nice little device. Does it's job and does it great! It is a bit underpowered and therefore transfer rate is a not very fast, but it loads 100mbps network on 95%. I bet with gigabyte connection you will receive more than 8-9 MBps. What i really love about this black box is that it is linux based and totally customizable. There are numerous blogs and wikis about this particular device, a lot of experienced people can give you feedback if you encounter any trouble.
Summary: Initially I was ecstatic with this little NAS, however on day two of setting it up the power supplies appeared to have died while connecting my third computer using the D-Link DNS-323 CD connection software. Amazon having an excellent replacement policy is replacing the product and I UPSed the defective NAS back. Providing the second product works as advertized I'm certain I'll be just as ecstatic?
Summary: I bought one and went ahead and bought another. Setup was incredibly easy. Plug SATA drives in, update firmware, get IP address, start copying over files. This NAS works great on my mix network of Mac desktops and laptops -- both wired and wireless. The iTunes server works great (only drawback being the lack of playlist creation and manual refresh of the listing when adding new music), and with an Apple AirPort Express with Air Tunes (M9470LL/A) , you can just pipe your...
Fast, cheap, silent NAS. New firmware fixes problems,
C. Carroll, Amazon
3 February 2009
Summary: I currently have this working with a 400GB Samsung Spinpoint drive. It shows fast transfers (see tests against other NASs at tomshardware site), near silent operation, and is relatively cheap. The problem with transfers of directories with large number of files has been fixed in firmware 1.02 (available 12/18). I tested it today with a 8,000 file directory which had previously not copied fully, it now copies to the dns323 perfectly.
Summary: When looking for a NAS drive for my home network, simplicity and redundancy were my primary needs. The D-Link DNS-323 2-Bay Network Storage Enclosure is the perfect solution. Although the drive comes with many features and abilities, RAID 1 mirroring (same data is written to both drives for data backup) was the big selling point for me.
Summary: Sept 2012 - I have two of these now and they are fine. Network speeds are never as fast as I'd like them to be even with a gigabit router. One runs a pair of 1TB drives and the other runs a pair of 2TB. Both run Caviar Green drives and no failures. One is at work, one at home. Update 06-27-09: Still doing exactly what it is supposed to do. Did notice one evening that the fans were coming on despite it wasn't being used.
Great NAS: I will list here the problems and the easy solution
28 August 2008
Summary: System: 1 XP laptop, 1 XP desktop and 1 Vista laptop DNS-323: is set up with 2 "1TB SEAGATE Barracuda 7200.11" Router: Dlink N DIR-655 Speed from testing: 8MB/sec: ~125sec for 1GB Streaming seems to be good when I watch a movie with fast forwards and rewinds. Installation and connect steps: 1) drive install was very easy. Just snap drives into the 2 slots. 2) plug in power cord 3) plug in network cable 4) press the start button in the front.
Summary: Bought this NAS after doing quite a bit of research. Settled on this one because of price, and features I could use. The NAS is currently setup in Raid 1 mode, and I use my own backup software SyncBack which schedules all backups. Every computer in the house has access to the "Shared" drive, even some Windows 98 machines with no problems. Power save feature is a big plus on this device.