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D-Link DSM-G600
5.1 out of 10

D-Link DSM-G600

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Overall 8
8.0

So far so good.

Chris L., Newegg
20 August 2008
  • Summary: *After* I updated to latest firmware and reformated the HD using the web interface it works well. Put a WD Caviar 30 gig in it for the mean time, 500 gig is coming. I was looking for a basic NAS solution, this seemed to fit perfectly.
  • Pros: Wired and wireless access, two USB ports, media server, can act as a access point or client, power button in front makes it easy to power down.
  • Cons: Skimpy manual, GUI interface needs a facelift, gets pretty hot and fan is noisy, not an issue with me as I keep it on a ventilated rack with all my other network gear.
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Overall 6
6.0

joining the chorus

Anonymous, Newegg
9 August 2008
  • Summary: bought this thing a long time ago and shelved it for all the reasons posted in the other reviews. Dragged it out and trying again. 2 USB JBOD boxes formatted as EXT3 allow read/write. performance hasn't improved with age, getting 42Mbps, that's bits so 5MBps across D Link Gigabit network.
  • Pros: it stlll works, paid less than these pages
  • Cons: slow, noisy, quite warm(with drive installed)
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Overall 4
4.0

Sadness

Scott L., Newegg
19 May 2008
  • Summary: A warning to all. If you want a decent NAS, look elsewhere. I use a lot of D-Link products and this is by far the worst product i've used of theirs. It works better as a toy boat anchor than a NAS.
  • Pros: Umm, since I paid half what they want here, it's a NAS... I guess. Gigabit Has two external usb ports. That's about all I can think of.
  • Cons: gigabit runs slower than a legless dog. Pathetic. Not enough functionality. If you paid the price here, I feel extremely sorry for you. Get a refund if you possibly can. Not very reliable. I was exceited when I saw it had gigabit, but it was worthless. I suppose i'll sell it. It doesn't do me any...
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Overall 2
2.0

Nightmare

George S., Newegg
13 October 2007
  • Pros: Gigabyte NAS
  • Cons: Slower than 10/100 NAS ... I usually like D-Link products ... however this one was a complete waste of time and money.
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Overall 2
2.0

Buyer Beware

Anonymous, Newegg
25 September 2007
  • Summary: I called tech support and they told me I was Out Of Luck....I did some searching and was lucky to find some software to convert the linux ext 3 and save all my data
  • Pros: Wireless Access
  • Cons: Formats the Drive in Linux Ext 3. If the Unit fails you cannot get the Data off the Drive. They have no fix or an answer for the problem. Slow Data Transfer.
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Overall 6
6.0

Pretty Mediocre

Judy S., Newegg
3 August 2007
  • Summary: I got them for $xx at Bxxt Bxy. Don't pay any more for them..
  • Pros: I have 2 units. They work pretty well as long as you don't mess with them. I don't use the networking part of them.
  • Cons: The older the HD the more leary I am to power down. Might not start back up. Units get LOUD. Not good as a video media server as the networking is nowhere close to even 100Mbs network speed.
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Overall 8
8.0

Useful, but leaves something to desire

Anonymous, Newegg
22 May 2007
  • Summary: I've never bothered with the wireless settings on it, so I can't affirm the functionality there. I figure, if your using this, your switch is prolly wireless. I bought it on clearence at a local retailer at a much lower price than listed here, so I'm pretty happy with it.
  • Pros: Performs FTP/File sharing flawlessly. Had a friend from abroad throw his photos onto it and it never hiccuped. Ripping things over ethernet cable was quick. Great to use if you don't have time/knowledge to setup an actual Samba/FTP server.
  • Cons: As others said, it is very finicky with Hard Drives. It rejected my 80G Western Digital but worked with my Samsung 120GB. It also leaves much to be desired in terms of additional functionality. Passwords are limited to 8chars and only the most basic of settings are avaliable to FTP(IE-User rights...
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Overall 2
2.0

Warning!

Sany Z., Newegg
10 May 2007
  • Summary: Use at your own risk with the knowledge that this device is NOT compatible with all HDs as they advertise. Obviously D-Link has not done proper inter-operabaility testing.
  • Pros: The device has nice features, no doubt.
  • Cons: The DSM is NOT compatible with all PATA HDs as they advertise! I recently upgraded my HD in the DSM to a 250GB Maxtor Quickview PATA 133 drive which I bought from Newegg. The DSM did NOT recognize the drive and I was unable to format it. I was able to format the new HD several times and use it vi...
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Overall 6
6.0

Small, Compact, Overpriced

Jerris N., Newegg
26 February 2007
  • Summary: Overall, it's a nice unit, but I would look for a NAS with a built in HD for half the price. This unit is way overpriced for what it does, though it does work fine.
  • Pros: Overall, it is a nice looking unit, seems to work well. I am not sure what the others are complaining about. For home use, it is fine for a network attached storage device. For business use, I would look elsewhere.
  • Cons: For what it does, it is extremely overpriced. I just bought a NAS with a built-in HD for half the price I paid for the DSM-G600 without one. The web interface is ok, the email notifications work great, so does the download manager. The graphics are poor on the user interface.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Anonymous, Newegg
19 February 2007
  • Summary: This looks to be a pretty good home or small business device. I wouldn't trust it with with a bunch of users, but works great when you don't want to go thru building a linux box for just File Sharing/FTP.
  • Pros: Nice to see a feature packed NAS. Found this on retail locations sale table for $60. Handles Transfers pretty well considering the network setup.
  • Cons: Fan is noticeably loud. Share access was a bit of a pain and would have rather had something like a samba log-in.
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