That was my first disappointment. The new server required that I re-format the ...
Stephen Billard, Amazon
15 January 2015
Summary: I replaced a DNS 343 that had failed out of warranty with this device. I use the NAS server for network storage on my home network, including storing my music library. Reliable, un-attended service is important to me. The DNS 343 had worked well in this environment until server the hardware failed. So I purchased the DNS 345 as a replacement. There was nothing wrong with the original disk drives, so I moved them to the new server. That was my first disappointment.
Summary: I was looking for a large NAS enclosure to build a large volume to store all my media...I first ordered a Thecus N4100EVO, what a pain. After a couple weeks of beating my head against the wall and getting nowhere, downloading Thecus How-To guides as a last resort that didn't even match the web interface, and getting absolutely NO response from Thecus Tech Support (it has now been nearly a month and still no response)...I sent it back, and ordered this D-Link DNS-345...
Summary: Runs extremely hot. Darn near impossible to join an active directory domain without customer support on the phone with you. In fact, 3 technicians later and I'm still unable to connect it to my Windows Server 2008 R2 active directory domain!
Summary: The hardware is very good and it read the hd's I installed with no problem. But, the software is very basic and the backup software is horrible. I bought it for the RAID configuration for security for home use. I wish I had spent the money on something else with real software.