Reviews and Problems with D-Link ShareCenter Pulse DNS-320
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3 weeks ago
Summary: I had the DNS-320 drive for over 1 year since Boxing Week of 2012. It has been running very well. The reason I bought it because I had the DNS-325 which was a tad slower but has the same features as the DNS-320. The DNS-320 had a slightly faster processor and was a ble to copy-in and copy-out files a tad faster. But I am still under 20MB/s even though I am copying over a Gigabit intranet onto a USB 3.0 drive. My Gigabit and USB 3.0 is capability of 50MB/s or more.
Pros: Does the job as a NAS to have RAID 0 running on two drives
Cons: Processor is slow, so the data transfer is less than 20MB/s out of the drive
Summary: I've had this for quite a while and recently moved to a new flat and placed the NAS next to my VM hub behind the TV. Fine. However, when the thing gets warm the cooling fan comes on and it isn't quiet. But, to solve this annoyance, I got a "Fractal Silent Series R2" 40mm fan (about £6 from eBay) and fitted that. Now the only thing I can hear is the sound of the disks spinning which is hardly noticeable and never hear the cooling fan.
Summary: This was my second D-Link NAS. The first one is still used regularly for six years now. The 320L is not as heavy and was very easy to set-up using the WEB interface. I did update the Firmware before doing any configuration. I have 2X 2T Seagate drives mirrored. Have not tried an advance multimedia features yet.
Summary: I did have a "password" issue during the install but found it easy to overcome. In fact, it was so easy that I had forgotten about it until I read one of the previous reviews.
Pros: I already had 3 of these Storage bays. Each one has two 3tb Seagate Barracuda drives. Very happy with the setup and, at this time, do not really have a storage issue. A few weeks ago, I installed a new ASUS AC-1750 router and it crossed my mind that these bay storage systems were getting more expensive all the time and, if one of my bays went down, I would not have a backup.
Cons: I really do not have any "cons". I now have 4 of these units and am very pleased.
Summary: I have another D-Link NAS and was astonished to find out there is no undelete function. How can anyone program a storage unit and not provide this? When even Windows is more user-friendly than a product, beware of that product.
Pros: Simple, has many nice features, mostly reliable
Cons: Has connection issues with large file transfers, random drops, slow performance. The recycle bin feature appears to not work as I have hundreds of GB lost to a recycle bin I cannot access or empty and support from D-Link is terrible. I have contacted them twice with no responce to my troubles.
Pros: Fantastic features including a wizard that sets up a website to access your storage from the internet. Nice GUI menu structure. Firmware is similar to FreeNAS and NAS 4Free but with easier and faster to setup. You don't need to build PC with the expense of CPU, memory and a case.
Cons: The box I received had password and setup issues. After 3 days of repeated resets I finally got the box to setup. When I tried to make changes, the menus in the Windows-GUI failed to function. A complete reset was required erasing the setup options and HD. I returned the system to Newegg for exchange. and ordered another.