Reviews and Problems with Western Digital WD Sentinel DX4000 (WDBLGT0040KBK/WDBLGT0060KBK/WDBLGT0080KBK/WDBLGT0120KBK/WDBLGT0160KBK )
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My First NAS Experience, It won't be my last.
23 June 2014
Summary: This is the first NAS device that I have installed for a client. Honestly, this has to be one of the nicest devices I have ever touched. It has more features than anything I have ever seen before. This sucker comes with a flavor of Windows Server 2008 called Windows Storage Server 2008. I setup this device in what seemed like only 30 minutes. The only thing that was slightly tricky was getting it on the domain after needing to configure the manual IP address settings.
These units are great , super fast , full windows server and works great with macs.
shawn lamb, Amazon
15 January 2014
Summary: I do business IT for several companies and we had ordered one of these a year ago and was so impressed with the drive speed and reliability we've ordered several more since and recommend them to all our clients , they have a full 2008r2 installation on them so maintenance and monitoring is a breeze .
Summary: I shoot video as an amateur hobbyist and have always had issues with saving big files for projects. Prior to purchasing this I had about 6TB of storage 3TB was internal. I did have a little issue setting the unit up; however that was resolved very quickly by reading. There were several software updates that had to be completed in succession.
Summary: Super easy to set up. Just followed admin guide. Took about one hour from format/setup to copying files over.Two improvements could be 1. a way to dim the led on the front. Very bright, lights up the whole room in the dark. Had to devise a cardboard cover. 2. A way to change temperature readings on the health screen from celcius to farenheight. Extreamly happy so far after one months use.
Summary: We converted from an HP MediaSmart Server for our business after reading some of the information and watching the videos on these units. We have an array of laptops that run CNC machines and several desktops that we use to manage our Manufacturing Company. We had initially set the system up ourselves with no problems, but after upgrading some computers, we started having failed backups.
Summary: Out of the box I found the DX4000 with installed drives, a laptop style power cable/adapter, Ethernet cable, and a quick install guide. The DX4000 itself has a very hefty and solid feel about it. Up front you have a backlit status LCD panel that is very easy to read, power and drive bay status LEDs, a power button, and up/down scroll buttons.