Reviews and Problems with D-Link ShareCenter Pulse DNS-320
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4 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.
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.
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: Brought this to share files around the house, and I was very impressed the ease in connecting this to get it to work. Although I had A VERY HARD TIME figuring out that the black bit of plastic on the front panel is the main power button and not a display feature, the rest was easy. I just plugged in an ethernet cable to the wireless router, put the power cable in and switched it on. Then using the disk provided I ran it in all my PC's.
Summary: The drive works very well. The wizard is great - although you might have to Google some terms to know what they mean. I dropped 2 Samsung F4 2TB drives in, and it works perfectly - nice small unit, sleeps when you're not using, wakes when you access it. Quiet as well - the Fan kicks in sometimes but thats still not too loud. MEDIA SERVER: This is my main use of the NAS unit, as a media server to my XBox 360.