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D-Link DNS-343
5.1 out of 10

D-Link DNS-343

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Overall 2
2.0

Piece of Junk!

Mvpolo2k3, Amazon
18 December 2012
  • 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.
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Overall 2
2.0

NOT for 3T Drives

Nate M., Newegg
19 November 2012
  • 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, ...
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Overall 2
2.0

Does NOT integrate with AD...AT ALL!

Michael K., Newegg
31 May 2012
  • Pros: In theory, this should work well
  • Cons: AD integration is pointless. I have spent weeks and hours on the phone with support trying to get it to integrate with AD and it hasn't ever worked. D-Link support is terrible. Very, very hard to understand and I don't even know if they know what products their company manufactures. Lacking any s...
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Overall 2
2.0

Lost all my data

Miroslaw W., Newegg
9 February 2012
  • Summary: Don't buy Seagate HDD. They fail after 2 months...
  • Pros: None
  • Cons: Configured as RAID 5 with 3 1 T drives. After one failed I am not able to rebuild the Volume. The devise starts to rebuild the volume but when it claims that it is done, no data is showing. Lost 400 GB of pictures and lots of important data. Extremely upset. DO NOT BUY UNLESS YOU DON'T CARE ABOUT...
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Overall 2
2.0

Fought with this for 6 months, it's a useless black paperweight

D. Platt, Amazon
31 January 2012
  • Summary: Love my two dlink dns-323s but the dns-343 is a lemon. Never managed to format 4 drives into a successful raid 5 volume. They nicely replaced the unit but the second one was no better.
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Overall 2
2.0

Pain in the back since day one

zeeBackup, Amazon
20 December 2010
  • Summary: Well, after lot of research and time I ended up buying dlink dns-343 NAS drive. I put 4x1TB HDDs there. The initial setup was very easy and opted for RAID 5. The problems started as soon as I started storing data on this thing. To start with speed is slow even on my GB ethernet network (max 10mb).
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Overall 2
2.0

Avoid

John P., Newegg
18 December 2010
  • Summary: I've owned one for 6 months. The first one was DOA (would not boot properly). The second has been OK - nothing special - until a week ago when it started locking up. I ended up putting it outside in sub 0C weather to finish backing it up.
  • Pros: Cute OLED front panel.
  • Cons: - runs hot - locks up because it runs hot - pathetic tech support - mediocre file sharing - poor additional applications
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Overall 2
2.0

It is a nice looking brick

Guy H., Newegg
11 November 2010
  • Pros: It's an attractive unit.
  • Cons: I bought this from New Egg on June 1st. It started acting strange a few weeks ago. Now it responds to D-Link's easy search utility but that's all. The unit will not permit logging onto the management console nor access the drives. I squandered $300 on this brick.
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Overall 2
2.0

noise level: HAF 932 < DNS-343

Adam R., Newegg
29 March 2010
  • Summary: using filezilla as an FTP client, i got a solid 7-8MB/s with rare tiny bursts of up to 17-18MB/s. this isn't what i bought it for. this isn't what i wanted it to do. a very interesting thing about using a usb wireless adapter with windows 7 and trying to use this little hotbox.
  • Pros: 4 hard drive bays up to 8TB multitude of raid choices web interface ^ +1 it's a good little NAS if you can get it to work properly; see cons/other thoughts
  • Cons: NOISY LITTLE RAT. i understand this thing is smaller than a micro ATX motherboard... but it doesn't justify the fact that thing can get fairly noisy. so far, it's louder than my HAF 932 which has a couple extra fans than what it comes with. ^ -1 along with being noisy, this thing gets on the hot ...
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Overall 2
2.0

A Disaster

Wilfred K., Newegg
10 November 2009
  • Summary: I bought the DNS-343 on the strength of my generally good experience with the DNS-323. Unfortunately, the DNS 343 using EXT3 in a RAID5 turns out to be extremely unreliable. Any error in copying data to the device (e.g.
  • Pros: Cheap
  • Cons: Unreliable
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