Summary: I'm going to keep this short and sweet... We needed something to replace an MS Exchange server that took lightning damage, causing RAID controller failure and one of two HDs to fail. After pulling the good HD and rebuilding their entire network, which also sustained damage on two switches, we turned to the WD DX4000 for it's storage, simplicity, lightweight MS functionality (which was refreshingly simple and easy to configure) and the fact that is has an Intel processor...
Summary: This replaced a Buffalo NAS TeraStation. Both the old, and the new platforms run Raid 5. There is a HUGE speed difference, which is the primary reason I purchased it, and my expectation has not be let down. I have folders loaded with thousands of photos that now near immediately populate thumbnails and photo editing is now quick. With the old platform, loading thumbnails and opening or saving files took "forever".
Nice for one DX4000, may be complicated for more than one
L. Wick, Amazon
24 March 2012
Summary: First off, we love this box. We got into some hot water using it but that could have been avoided. Initial setup was very easy, we added it to our homegroup and started moving files. No problem. We're using it as a video server as well as for general backup. As a video server it rocks. Just for fun I streamed 3 videos off it simultaneously to different computers, and they all ran perfectly. CPU on the DX4000 ran at about 6%, no sweat at all.
Summary: The first thing you notice is how well this unit is crafted. It looks great and it feels solidly and thoughtfully built. Upon hooking it up, you will not believe how easy the setup process is. I was most worried about this aspect but it turned out to be nothing to worry about at all. It is the easiest file server I have ever set up, that's for sure. I have heard tale of the hard drives used in these types of units failing prematurely but so far so good here.
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.
Summary: Adam Hems' review does the heavy lifting with its thorough description of the Sentinel and its features. I got an early one, so I've been using it to back up about 15 client PCs for almost six months - it's worked flawlessly. It's very small and quiet, so you can put it anywhere you've got an available Ethernet connection, and it "just works." I would not hesitate to recommend the Sentinel or to buy another one myself. Check out the video.
For technophobes and power-users alike: VERY easy to use, yet very powerful too
Adam Hems, Amazon
1 January 2012
Summary: My hobby is photography, and over the last 20 years I've accumulated a large (1.6Tb) catalog of family photos and videos (I've digitised all my slides, negatives and video tapes in order to preserve them). They are hence very precious to me and I am fairly paranoid about losing them to a hard disk failure, so have over the years invested in a series of ever-larger external hard drives to back my collection up to.
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