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D-Link DNS-313 NAS Network Attached Storage Enclosure £49.99 @ Play
D-Link DNS-313 NAS Network Attached Storage Enclosure £49.99 @ Play

D-Link DNS-313 NAS Network Attached Storage Enclosure £49.99 @ Play

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The DNS-313 Single Bay Network Storage Enclosure, when used with internal SATA drives, enables you to share documents, files, and digital media such as music, photos, and video with everyone else on the home or office network. Remotely accessing files through the Internet is also possible with the built-in FTP server. Whether allowing access locally or over the Internet, keep data safe by only giving rights to specific users or groups. When configuring the DNS-313, you can create users and groups and assign them to folders with either read or read/write permissions. This is ideal for an office environment with employee-specific sensitive data or for home where children can be ensured to have access only to age-appropriate materials.

Back up music, photo, and video collections to the DNS-313 for safekeeping. Then, enjoy the benefits of the built-in iTune and UPnP AV media server to stream music, video and other digital content to compatible media players. This feature is highly convenient as it allows users to turn off a computer that would normally be needed for the same function.

The DNS-313 can be flexibly used as a Network Attached Storage (NAS) or a Direct-Attached Storage (DAS). As a NAS, it connects to an office or home network through a high-speed Gigabit port for shared disk access. As a DAS, it connects through a USB 2.0 port of a server or your personal laptop computer for use as a portable external USB hard drive. The DNS-313 features simple hard drive installation and is very handy when you need to store large files and carry them around to work or back home, or when you travel.

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good deal. you can install custom firmware and use it as a media server, run torrent's etc.

Original Poster

The 2-bay version was on here the other week for £79.99 so I think this is an OK deal for those who need a smaller, cheaper unit. Stick a 1TB disk in for about £50 and you have a great little storage unit that can be upgraded (with a couple of technically involved steps) to run NFS, AFP etc. Mine works great.

Banned

The lack of a second drive means no RAID option. This is a major downside in my opinion.

seems like an option,,this will plug into my router yeah? i can then plug in 2 wdtv lives to the router (one in the lounge and one in the bedroom,and watch movies from the drive?

will it take 2.5" drive?

crgglerock;8528434

will it take 2.5" drive?



With an adapter I'd imagine so.
But remember 2.5" drives are usually slower, and on a NAS drive this may be important.

nadnerb;8530717

But remember 2.5" drives are usually slower, and on a NAS drive this may … But remember 2.5" drives are usually slower, and on a NAS drive this may be important.



Complete opposite I would say. NAS is for storage and you want it to be silent.

A 5400 rpm drive is ideal and more than quick enough.

Original Poster

With a 7200 RPM 3.5" drive I get around 12MB/sec throughput from this NAS which I would guess most laptop drives would easily match so the bottleneck isn't normally the disk.
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