Summary: Adding this storage box to my small home office network has been surprisingly easy. I needed a storage which I could back up my work files as well as personal files in one place for easier access and management and this box did it for me. I could have bought a cheaper model but I needed something robust and reliable. I am pretty satisfied.
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: Instead of purchasing another USB hard drive, decided to invest some money to centralize my data. Very easy to configure. High quality performance using the Gigabit port. In addition to data connection, am able to stream media files to devices throughout my house without an issue. The main purpose is for backup our data. It works well for me.
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: I purchase this DNS-345 as a replacement for my old DNS-323, and I was amazed by the performance. I liked the new Interface and features. With 4 bays built a RAID10 for more security. I will definilty recommand this NAS.
Summary: The unit names each drive in the order of installation. Cannot change the name of the drive. Internet search has some work-rounds, which as somewhat cumbersome. The unit has to reformat every drive install into it--be careful not to lose your data. The hard drives formatted by the unit can be read independently using an UNIX machine. The included software package work OK. The Surveillance Center works full time (no on-line computer required) but is difficult to setup.
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.
Summary: I'm going to return my DNS-345 becasue it is a faulty piece of equipment. My DNS-345 NAS box was delivered on December 26th. I purchased four 3TB drives for my unit and setup a Raid-5 configuration. After I completed the setup via the set up wizard, I began to transfer movie files to the drive. The device seemed to be working wonderfully.