Reviews and Problems with D-Link ShareCenter Pulse DNS-320
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OK - Not Great
Keith G., Newegg
11 January 2013
Pros: Small, quite, low power, low noise. Has many nice features. DLNA/uPnP works, with some issues, NFS & FTP support. User access control, supports large drives 3TB/4TB.
Cons: While UPnP/DLNA is in use the server peak out at 100% CPU and becomes not very useful for anything else. Tends to drop connections both from my Windows 7 x64 & my Windows 2003 server during large file transfers of many files. D-Link has me reset, to see if that corrected it. I am dissappointed, my next NAS may by a Synology.
Summary: My initial DNS320 worked fine with an initial uncomplicated setup for two years but gave out when adding a further disk. D-link forum very helpful. Tried various options to get working again but now dead although disks are fine. Two years old, but out of warranty. Later edit Tried to replace with the later DNS-320L but does not appear to be compatible with Windows 8.1, will return for a different make of NAS box.
Summary: + Comparatively cheap + Easy to start with one HDD and add another later + Accessible with public internet + Accessible with any good FTP software on any device - Easy to configure but not necessarily to understand - Creating a group of users with all rights cancelled out the group of restricted users - The D-Link app for Android is pants. You're just as well off with any good FTP app.
Quick initial set up, good price, but some flaws...
Phil G, Amazon
26 October 2013
Summary: When my Iomega home media network drive (cloud edition) decided to render itself completely inaccessible a few days ago I opted to replace it with an enclosure rather than an all-in-one. As the drive in my Iomega was fine, I was quickly able to remove it and pop it into the D-Link. Installation of the drive was a breeze and took bare minutes to get connected up and the installation underway.
Summary: I just use this for Network storage as a Mirror drive and it does that OK. The software did not work with Internet Explorer so spent time trying to sort that, In the end I accessed it in Firefox and that worked OK. Firmware download from the website would not work as its for an "A" version and the one that I have is a "B".
Summary: This works OK as a NAS drive but is difficult to set up. Here are some tips: 1) It is better to be connected directly to your router by Ethernet when you do setup rather than through WiFi. 2) After you enter your blank password you'll be prompted to enter a new one. 3) When you get to the screen where it finds the NAS box on your network; note the IP address, you'll need this later to access it through a web browser.