£34.99  D-Link ShareCenter Pulse DNS-320 2-bay Network Storage Enclosure @ DABS
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£34.99 D-Link ShareCenter Pulse DNS-320 2-bay Network Storage Enclosure @ DABS

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Found 2nd Dec 2014Made hot 2nd Dec 2014
The D-Link DNS-320 ShareCenterTM Pulse is a 2-bay Network Attached Storage (NAS) device with backup and media features that make it ideal for storing and sharing photos, music, movies and work files on a home network.

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Free delivery as well

seems good. heat added.

This is the older unit, it's still decent but bear in mind firmware won't be so forthcoming.

I've got this unit myself, along with the Dlink Sharecentre Cloud 2 bay. Both are good units for the money but I've found the newer one to be a little more feature rich and better at streaming 1080p video over a wired network.

The newer version is also on clearance for £8 more:
dabs.com/pro…=16

I still use mine but sadly the max drive size is 2gb so its 2*2gb and the older version is under powered and can run hot.

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tipsy1973

I still use mine but sadly the max drive size is 2gb so its 2*2gb and the … I still use mine but sadly the max drive size is 2gb so its 2*2gb and the older version is under powered and can run hot.



2tb ?

A two bay solution is never a good idea. Ultimately not enough storage space. Whatever you are offered as free cloud based storage, it's going to take an age to back up therefore you need to mirror the two disks.
Go for any pc based system. The microserver of course. But a bigger system if necessary. A system like this running a dedicated version of Linux with a media sever on top seems simpler, but it isn't. If you have hardware failure, you're stuffed.
Longtermwise if you're serious about storage, don't waste your money.
Voted cold. It's cheap and reduced price for a reason.

jasee

A two bay solution is never a good idea. Ultimately not enough storage … A two bay solution is never a good idea. Ultimately not enough storage space. Whatever you are offered as free cloud based storage, it's going to take an age to back up therefore you need to mirror the two disks. Go for any pc based system. The microserver of course. But a bigger system if necessary. A system like this running a dedicated version of Linux with a media sever on top seems simpler, but it isn't. If you have hardware failure, you're stuffed.Longtermwise if you're serious about storage, don't waste your money.Voted cold. It's cheap and reduced price for a reason.


Not that I disagree with you, but I'd suggest that is way overkill for 99% of the people this unit is aimed at.....though the 2tb limit would seem quite small if you're intending on mirroring.

N1Andy

Not that I disagree with you, but I'd suggest that is way overkill for … Not that I disagree with you, but I'd suggest that is way overkill for 99% of the people this unit is aimed at.....though the 2tb limit would seem quite small if you're intending on mirroring.



I think new users would rapidly outgrow a 2 x 2GB solution if that is the maximum size of disks it will take, as did I several years ago.
Okay, if they're just storing the families album of photos and cds, but if they're into movies... particularly now bluray's come along, they'll soon fill it up and want more and the impracticality of then getting it all off when it does (with this NAS) particularly when mirrored (which is a must, IMO)

jasee

A two bay solution is never a good idea. Ultimately not enough storage … A two bay solution is never a good idea. Ultimately not enough storage space.


2 bay is enough for casual home use. (4tb raid1) is probably quite cost effective and you have a back up.
jasee

Whatever you are offered as free cloud based storage, it's going to take … Whatever you are offered as free cloud based storage, it's going to take an age to back up therefore you need to mirror the two disks.


Cloud based storage has sooo many security issues and unless your on 4 lte or 80/20 fibre its slow.

jasee

Go for any pc based system. The microserver of course. But a bigger … Go for any pc based system. The microserver of course. But a bigger system if necessary.



A low powered system is preferable. The microserver is ok but amd am1 series are better if your building from scratch plus add in a well known raid card
jasee

Longtermwise if you're serious about storage, don't waste your … Longtermwise if you're serious about storage, don't waste your money.Voted cold. It's cheap and reduced price for a reason.



if you want simple multidevice sharing this is more than fine .

Reviews aren't that good - have a peek at Amazon and look at the reviews there too.

bigsidavies

Comment2tb ?


I think with new firmware the limit is 3TBx2.
I have this nas, good range of features for the money but is slow and struggles a bit with bluray quality

jasee

I think new users would rapidly outgrow a 2 x 2GB solution if that is the … I think new users would rapidly outgrow a 2 x 2GB solution if that is the maximum size of disks it will take, as did I several years ago. Okay, if they're just storing the families album of photos and cds, but if they're into movies... particularly now bluray's come along, they'll soon fill it up and want more and the impracticality of then getting it all off when it does (with this NAS) particularly when mirrored (which is a must, IMO)


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I can confirm the limit of 3TBx2. Otherwise quite slow, but good price for a basic backup device.

I have this NAS and as a 'set and forget' backup device I find it almost perfect. It integrates with both Windows clients as well making itself available as a Time Machine target drive for Macs. It can be slow and I've not tried video streaming (only audio) but I'd still recommend it at this prce.

Takes about a day (24 hours) to transfer 10GB on the 'updated' and - you would think - better model (320LW). Good price if you are backing up infrequently and using it for that purpose - backups. Not streaming - especially not at 1080p.

I have one of these and it takes 2x2Tb it is great it doesn't over heat works with PS3 and lots of devices using the media server i regularly add stuff and it does it bout 17mbs and I stream 1080p DTS HDMA over lan to a dune 303d n have no problem at all

GrantG182

Takes about a day (24 hours) to transfer 10GB on the 'updated' and - you … Takes about a day (24 hours) to transfer 10GB on the 'updated' and - you would think - better model (320LW). Good price if you are backing up infrequently and using it for that purpose - backups. Not streaming - especially not at 1080p.


There must be something very wrong with your network if it's taking you a whole day to transfer only 10GB on the L model. Mine goes more than 100x faster than that!

timoid

I have this NAS and as a 'set and forget' backup device I find it almost … I have this NAS and as a 'set and forget' backup device I find it almost perfect. It integrates with both Windows clients as well making itself available as a Time Machine target drive for Macs. It can be slow and I've not tried video streaming (only audio) but I'd still recommend it at this prce.



Pretty much what I've found with mine, If you want heavy usage invest in something else. "Set and forget" its bang on.

I've found it doesn't work great with my MAC for file transfers through Finder. But Time Machine backups work ok once you've set up accounts for access etc.

The "newer version" - the 320L has been reduced to 39.99 at Amazon - just bought (well I hope it is!) - this is for the DNS 320 and the 42.99 is 320L.

I've got this NAS and I find it fine for streaming 1080p content to the 2 Smart TVs I have on my network. It streams fine to my PS3s too.
I love the bit torrent client it has built in. I just kick off my downloads with no need to keep the PC on.
Mine is connected to a giabit switch so copying data across to it has always been fine.

Fantastic device! Defoe recommend it!

Amazon at same price
amazon.co.uk/D-L…320

I thought my DNS-325 crapped out but THANKFULLY it seems to have been revived

Anyway pretty happy with DLink. Had the DNS-321 and DNS-325. My friend has the DNS-320 and he likes it.

i got this nas second hand for £5 but i find it too loud. I get about 27mb copy on 1gb network with two 500gb hard drives. i only really use it to store pics on but am thinking of getting rid of it as it gets so loud when it wants to cool down.

Drumilly

I think with new firmware the limit is 3TBx2.I have this nas, good range … I think with new firmware the limit is 3TBx2.I have this nas, good range of features for the money but is slow and struggles a bit with bluray quality



...alternatively (no pun intended) Alt F have a re-worked firmware that will support 4tb drives, amongst other improvements:

code.google.com/p/a…-f/

tezray

i got this nas second hand for £5 but i find it too loud. I get about … i got this nas second hand for £5 but i find it too loud. I get about 27mb copy on 1gb network with two 500gb hard drives. i only really use it to store pics on but am thinking of getting rid of it as it gets so loud when it wants to cool down.



For a fiver you got yourself a bargain !

I'd invest a little extra on it and upgrade the fan - you should see some improvement in noise

DAZZ2000

For a fiver you got yourself a bargain !I'd invest a little extra on it … For a fiver you got yourself a bargain !I'd invest a little extra on it and upgrade the fan - you should see some improvement in noise



I wanted one for years but it was never quite good enough for £70 that it was for ages. I have a buffalo duo and the performance is a bit better on the dlink so I might have a look at swapping the fan. It is only really for storage as I have a micro server I picked up for £50. The microserver is brilliant connected to my tv and 4 drives in raid 5, 100mb copy speed all day long it really is worth the effort over these old nas boxes if you keep looking and pick one up cheap but otherwise for streaming any kind of film the dlink is perfect

jasee

A two bay solution is never a good idea. Ultimately not enough storage … A two bay solution is never a good idea. Ultimately not enough storage space.


To be fair the amount of storage space needed is entirely personal.

tezray

I wanted one for years but it was never quite good enough for £70 that it … I wanted one for years but it was never quite good enough for £70 that it was for ages. I have a buffalo duo and the performance is a bit better on the dlink so I might have a look at swapping the fan. It is only really for storage as I have a micro server I picked up for £50. The microserver is brilliant connected to my tv and 4 drives in raid 5, 100mb copy speed all day long it really is worth the effort over these old nas boxes if you keep looking and pick one up cheap but otherwise for streaming any kind of film the dlink is perfect



Unfortunately I'm too much of a gadget freek already so I darent go for the micro server as well. I still have 3 different generations of HP ML110 micro atx servers (4, 5 and 6 I think). I just don't get enough time these days otherwise I'd decommission the gen 4 (sbs2003 server), migrate my exchange mail to my gen 6 (which needs exchange 2010 configuring before it's good to go) and flattening my gen 5 for re-use as either a NAS or VM test platform for exchange 2013
Unfortunately work and woman gets in the way!

DAZZ2000

...alternatively (no pun intended) Alt F have a re-worked firmware that … ...alternatively (no pun intended) Alt F have a re-worked firmware that will support 4tb drives, amongst other improvements:https://code.google.com/p/alt-f/



Just noticed your reply, thanks:)
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