Reviews and Problems with Western Digital WD Sentinel DX4000 (WDBLGT0040KBK/WDBLGT0060KBK/WDBLGT0080KBK/WDBLGT0120KBK/WDBLGT0160KBK )
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Have had two of these and had to RMA both of them
MIKE B., Newegg
1 June 2015
Summary: I would cautiously recommend this product. It does perform well when it is working. The nics could have j
Pros: When they work, they are very reliable. A lot of storage space for a reasonable amount of money. Windows storage server - which can also be a minus. Both of these have been in our work environment for the better part of two years. Both have been replaced under warranty - see cons below.
Cons: It takes FOREVER to do a factory restore on these. I have one that took over 96 hours to format the disks. Yes I know there is 16 TB of space here, but 96 + hours - seriously? Both units have been replaced due to network card issues - and one of them due to the inability to even restore it. When ...
Summary: I know I'm not an IT guy. I thought this was for normal people to install and use. I think the problem I first encountered was with my Comcast business gateway which does not support DHCP which the Sentinel expects. I ordered a static IP from Comcast and now I am able to access it.
Summary: You have to download third party apps so you can really see all the functions. I don't like that, because if it has a proper Windows Server Storage edition, then it should come with all the proper functions like RegEdit, Control Panel, etc.
Summary: I'm a professional photographer and need safe, redundant storage for my photos. I'm not a super knowledgeable computer user, so this had to be easy for me to use. PROS: 1. Setup was easy. Just followed the instructions. 2. Works as described. 3.
Summary: Just a heads up to anyone considering the Sentinel DX4000...it will only configure its drives as Raid 1 or Raid 5. Keep this in mind if you're buying the 8TB version...you will only have 6TB available. Other than that, it's an ok NAS...just really slow.
Summary: Superior build quality compared to Seagate Blackarmor 4040. Setup was smooth and intuitive. The problem for me was the goofy nature of Win Storage Server 2008 R2 software that glues this thing together. Had problems with FTP access over a small and simple SMB network.
Summary: This is a good product and easy to use. My concern is that when copy files from one directory from the disk to another folder on the same disk, sometimes it allows and sometimes it wont allow, in my case there is only one machine in the network and that is a very frustrating operation once I have to...