Have been using for years - great, rugged little unit.
Patti M. Sheaffer "computergeek", Amazon
13 June 2015
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.
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: 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.
Summary: I needed a NAS that could accommodate 4 SATA drives. This enclosure was priced just right, and online reviews praised its ease of use and flexibility. I have been using this NAS for the past 6 months and have experienced no downtime at all.
Summary: I purchased this when it went on sale for $200. I was pleasantly surprised that the firmware was up-to-date. I chose to do a manual install/configuration of the DNS-343 and skipped the disk install completely.
Summary: I am posting this update to my original post to provide some insight into long term ownership of this device.
Pros: I have had this device for over two years and have not experienced any of the problems that some of the users seem to be having. There are no problems with overheating (filling volumes with 1TB truecrypt containers). It is a great NAS from my perspective and would buy again.
Cons: I don't like that the OLED flashes "drive full" when one of the hard drives is 95% full. I would like to be able to turn that off to avoid the annoying flash.