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D-Link DNS-343
5.0 out of 10

D-Link DNS-343

The D-Link® 2TB 4-Bay Network Storage (DNS-343-2TB) is the perf Read more

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Reviews and Problems with D-Link DNS-343

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Overall 4
4.0

Works, but soo slow!

Yhvpqa "Yhvpqa", Amazon
17 November 2012
  • 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).
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Overall 4
4.0

Slowest NAS ever and expensive

Jose M. Juarez Comboni, Amazon
29 January 2012
  • Summary: If you're looking for a cheap NAS to store some data/backups where speed/performance are not in play, this may be enough for that. I have this NAS for over a year now, as well as a Synology 411+.
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Overall 4
4.0

Very clunky. Usable, but I expected better.

TripDeuces, Amazon
30 April 2011
  • Summary: Pros: Set up from new disks was fairly simple. Sturdy chassis Low power consumption Good web setup utility RAID 5 support Easy to mount in Windows Cons: Could never get Linux (Ubuntu) to automount the NAS. Only accessible through network locations. Sorta slow.
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Overall 4
4.0

Terrible

JamesD, Amazon
16 April 2011
  • Summary: The device has NEVER successfully formatted a single drive. Maybe there's an undocumented feature like a "Work this time, really" button, but I couldn't find it. This NAS has a lot of potential, but whether the firmware is inadequate, the hardware is poorly installed, or something else is wrong, it...
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Overall 4
4.0

Make sure you get the 1.04 firmware right away!

Anonymous, Newegg
5 March 2010
  • Summary: I gave it two eggs instead of 3 because of the problems and how slow it's being now that it's formatted. Slow to write, not so bad to read from.
  • Pros: - Very nice looking - Small in stature - Can use up to 8TB of drives (4 x 2TB each) - Jumbo Frame Support
  • Cons: Oh man, where to begin. When I got the drive, it came with 1.02 firmware. It would recognize my 1.5TB Seagate drives, but not format them in anything other than Linear (non-raid) format. After a dozen calls to D-Link, we tried different drives, upgraded the firmware to 1.03, etc.etc. No luck. I e...
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Overall 4
4.0

Not for an Active Directory Environment

Anonymous, Newegg
1 December 2009
  • Summary: In my environment I have 10 computers that access files on the network enclosure. It is a very light load. I would get complaints every few days that the user can't connect to the drive and I needed to remap the network share. I then updated to firmware 1.03 and ADS module 1.00.
  • Pros: It is a network accessible drive without an entire computer.
  • Cons: Although it is supposed to support Active Directory and has a specific ADS module it does not work very good. I need to manually stop and start the ADS module daily and it does not work with Windows 7 domain computers. The Windows 7 machine will keep prompting you for a username/password because ...
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Overall 4
4.0

Bad Rebates

J H., Newegg
11 April 2009
  • Summary: D-Link rebates are a scam. I did the rebate form exactly as they asked, and they lost a portion of my paperwork. They said I "did not send it". I did send it. Make sure you make a copy of all paperwork, my rebate has now been delayed another 3 - 6 weeks so they can post the copies of my paperwork.
  • Pros: Works great for network storage and raid functions
  • Cons: The UPnp Media server needs and update by D-Link. Does not work well with Media extenders as indexing functions and genres on music do not list correctly.
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