Summary: Because of the fantastic features this box promises to be a great 2nd home server. I hope the replacement functions Ok.
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 exch...
Summary: The D-Link network storage is simple and works well. With the two HDD bays and the ability to setup a RAID for you needs it will accommodate anyone. Also with the simple to use user interface you networking novices will be able to set it up!
Summary: Bought this about 10 months ago. It was easy to set up and share. We were using it to backup our computers quickly. We don't use the other features, and I tried to set up the media share for iTunes but I didn't find out how to use it with our computers.
Summary: Streams okay to my PC and Android phone but it doesn't always work with my Xbox 360. UPNP is the method used to stream video to the Xbox it works okay sometimes but I have to re-initialize the UPNP all the time to keep it working.
Summary: Unit arrived in perfect condition. Setup was a bit more difficult than I expected. Instructions are not the best, online help is a little thin, so had do kind of do things by trial and error. Included install software was way out of date and hung near the end.
Summary: Recived promptly. Had a little trouble formatting 3 TB drives, had to download patch from DLink. Would have saved alot of time if I knew this up front. Got it working on my LAN ok. Have not quite figured out for FTP and remote access yet.
The hardware is good, the software... not so much.
20 April 2012
Summary: Hardware I have had this device for about a month now and it has performed very reliably, so I have no complaints about the hardware so far. Drive installation is dead simple and requires no tools or, for that matter, knowledge of computers.
Summary: First and foremost, I tested this device by simulating a disk failure, and the answer is a resounding YES. I received this NAS box from my sister, who asked me to 1) try out this DNS-320 out as a central file storage device, and 2) to set it up for her home, of course I agreed!