D-Link DNS-320 ShareCenter Pulse 2-bay (no Product Description
The ShareCenter Pulse Network Storage devices enable users to share documents and media content such as photos, music and videos on a home network or over the Internet. File access is easy and straightforward with the built-in web file server, which allows you to browse and download your stored files over the Internet.
The ShareCenter Pulse has a Gigabit port for the fastest connectivity possible to your home network through your router. RAID 1 technology ensures that your valuable data will not be lost by mirroring the contents of one hard drive onto the other, so if one drive files, your data is still safe.
Its built-in UPnP media server will stream the media content in your ShareCenter Pulse to any compatible media player - such as the PlayStation 3, Microsoft Xbox 360, and D-Link Boxee Box - over your local network. ShareCenter Pulse allows for multiple simultaneous streams, so you can watch a movie on your entertainment center while someone else listens to music streamed into their computer.
The confidentiality and integrity of files is guaranteed as you can give rights to specific users or groups and assign them to folders with specific read/write permissions. This function is ideal for the home, where children's access can be restricted to only age-appropriate materials, while ensuring that nobody can delete your files by accident.
The DNS-320 ShareCenter Pulse is part of D-Link Green, D-Link's program for providing eco-friendly alternatives without compromising performance: if the hard drives are not used in a configurable period of time, or data is not being transmitted, the ShareCenter Pulse will enter stand-by mode to save power. Also, the silent fan will adapt its speed depending on the hard drives temperature.
• 2-bay Network Attached Storage for 3.5” SATA drives
• Gigabit connectivity for fast transmission speeds
• User/group quotas for security and confidentiality
• UPnP Media Server to stream media content to compatible media players
• Web file server for easy access to your over the Internet
• Built-in BitTorrent client to download directly from the Internet without a PC
• Touch-button for one-step backup of USB memory sticks
• Print Server to share a printer with other users in the network
• RAID 1 technology to automatically mirror the contents of one of its hard drives to the other
• FarStone Backup software included free
• D-Link Green™: energy-saving design
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Model - DNS-320L. 2x2TB mirrored disk installation was easy. Configuration was easy, including adding Epson Stylus Photo R600 (which is not on the "supported printer list"). Ensure the user passwords on Windows machines are identical to those of the corresponding account on the NAS for transparent access. Scheduled regular SMART check of disks with emailed results. Streams video very nicely to my Raspberry Pi Raspbmc (uPNP) and to Windows PCs. Was instantly discovered by all devices including Android with uPNP app. After ~3 weeks usage, seems OK so far and does most of what I expected at this price point. Looks are only "OK" but blue LEDS are reasonably subtle and as it sits out of the way, that's fine.
Not the fastest NAS in the world. For some reason Windows 7 Photo Viewer eventually hangs (on two separate machines) if a series of photos is viewed from a share on the NAS, which I have not yet resolved - but no issues using Windows Media Center with uPNP or the RPi.