Have been using for years - great, rugged little unit.
Patti M. Sheaffer "computergeek", Amazon
3 weeks ago
Summary: I've been using two of these for several years. There was one complaint early-on, but downloading a BIOS for the DNS-343 fixed that: the fan stayed on all the time. Now (after the BIOS upgrade) the fan only comes on when it needs to.
Summary: A very good and giving system. I also had a hp ex495 and hp gave me the run around about a install disc and still sitting in garage. The dlink has served me well ! I recomend it to all looking for a nas system.
I would highly recommend this to anyone desiring a network RAID drive for ...
17 July 2014
Summary: I have been using this as a RAID drive for about 4 1/2 years now and have had only very minor issues. I would highly recommend this to anyone desiring a network RAID drive for home network use
Summary: I bought mine used with the latest firmware installed. I am also surprized at the bad reviews of this unit. I got the unit, I set it up within 20 minutes and had my drives partitioned and running within the hour.
Summary: Ok I bought this unit after owning a DNS-321 for a few years. I have a full gigabit network, 48 port managed gigabit switch, cat 6A throughout the house, and gig cards in every computer I own. My DNS-321 has 2-1.5TB 3gb/s drive in it, set up JBOD, and gets about 12-15Mb/s on a good day.
Summary: It seems manufacturers want you to buy their product and therefore don't disclose full limitations of their product. There is no documentation stating this limitation of the NAS.
Pros: Good looking box and good build quality. Simple setup and operation.
Cons: From previous review from drkxx, bought this to work with 4x WD30EFRX red drives...He must never have tried a RAID configuration as it will only recognize 3T drives if they operate in Standard mode (As separate disks). the initializtion of the format for RAID 5 will fail and you will be like me, ...
Summary: I got this about a year ago and the setup of my 4 drives with 1 TB each was seamless. The web interface that needed to use in order to setup the 4 drives as a RAID-5 was somewhat unintuitive (which doesn't matter too much if you're a technical person).
Summary: If you need a NAS I suggest you buy this one. Its very good for the money, if you use it just as a NAS. If you're going to use all the features, you will be disappointed. I only bought it for Storage and it does a great job.
Summary: I have used a Drobo, a Patriot memory media NAS, and then the D-Link DNS-343. Without a doubt this has been the most reliable unit thus far. I had issues prior with the other units hanging up while trying to stream media from it.