Reviews and Problems with D-Link ShareCenter Pulse DNS-320
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Value for money 8
Ease of use 4
Allen Tullett, dabs.com
2 weeks ago
Summary: I bought this device to plug into my network, to be accessed by my two Apple Macs, as well as access at work and abroad. From opening the box and plugging the unit in as per instructions I found it is not easy to setup. My iMac did not recognise it at all, neither did my crummy old IBM windows laptop. After five days of trying different things with the device, OSX settings, and modem settings I had to phone D-Link.
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: Love it for being able to access my content from any device. Setup takes time and patience. You have to download the content when accessing files from the dlink website. You can only stream when device is on the network. Overall, a good product.
Summary: Few words to say that after having tried some other NAS which claimed to have fantastic applications but failed in the very essential part: Reliability, I have eventually found what I was looking for. This device is fair for the price in terms of performance but very good in terms of reliability. It is very easy to manage, simple interface, simple configuration.
Summary: Easy to setup, no problems so far. still haven't configured the MyCloud thing but i'm mainly using it to share videos to my TV and i like it. Now i don't need to have my PC on all the time and everything is accessible. i recommend it.