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. The initial setup could not be simpler and the integrated OLED display shows you everything you need to know at a glance. This thing is built like a tank.
Excerpt: I first purchased a Netgear NV+ 4 bay. I sent it back because every time I copied large amounts of data to it, it would become unresponsive and require a hard reset. Then, because of the improper shut-down, it would take the rest of the day to "re-sync" the array. This D-Link NAS has had no such problems. I have 4 x 2TB drives in a RAID 5 array, nearly half full, and it is working great.
Pros: Attractive Design, Easy To Set Up, Easy to use, Portable, Quick initialization
Excerpt: We are a two-person consulting firm. We both use laptops and wanted to both store and share client files. This product works very well for our files, providing the peace of mind of RAID 5 storage in a small workgroup environment. It was very easy to set up - the utility provided made it simple to set the unit up and map the unit to our laptops. I would recommend this product to anyone that needs cost-effective storage.
Pros: Easy To Set Up, Easy to use, High Capacity, Quiet
Excerpt: This is a simple product to set up and get going. All I had to do was take it out of the box, insert the SATA drives I got for it, connect it to my home router and fire up the CD and about a half hour later I had a fully functional, network based, back up and storage solution with Raid 1 at 2 terabytes. DON'T bother with the included back up software from Farstone that comes on D-Link's disc - it did not ever install for me and their tech help was no help.
Pros: Attractive Design, Compact, Easy To Set Up, Easy to use, High Capacity, Quiet