D-Link DNS-320 ShareCenter Pulse 2-bay (no disks) NAS Enclosure for £49.98 Delivered @ eBuyer
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D-Link DNS-320 ShareCenter Pulse 2-bay (no disks) NAS Enclosure for £49.98 Delivered @ eBuyer

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Found 19th Jul 2012
- NAS Enclosure for up to 4TB
- Takes 3.5" SATA drives

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

58 Comments

Hot purchased yesterday, was looking at the more expensive synology ones but reviews hit and miss!

really tempted...

Reviews are mixed on these and are known to play up.

I have been looking to buy one and constant checking feedback..
The main issue with these seem to be with the media sharing and streaming aspect and they seem to by hit and miss.

I have purchased one of these and several cheap HDD's kept failin or not work at great speeds.. I have since purchased 2 2tb (set up as raid 1 as a mirror backup) and has since worked perfectly as these are designed for NAS bays... Total cost £247
For £240 you can buy a buffalo link station NAS with 4tb included and has better reviews and functionality

I have them for 10 months now and never had any issues with it

I'm tempted
Can you power these on when u want to use them and power them off straight after

Eg power on to stream a 2 hour film to the tv and then turn it off to watch another next day or do u have to leave them running..

I'm in need of additional storage for movies, photos and music (i have a d link boxer box in 2 rooms) and everyone recommends these over a standard portable hdd but I have no idea how to use them or used them before
Also r they secure on the network? I wouldnt want anyone on my estate to see my paper work documents, family photos and steal my purchasd films for free.

Any assistanc would b appreciated

What's the difference between this as NAS bays that have a internal processor... Eg I was about to buy the zyxel nsa310 with 2tb on ebuyer for £130 as it has it's own processor but don't know what the difference is

If nothing I would rather pay £20 more for this (inc Hdd) and have the option to add an extra 2tb in the future

Also, can I connect my shop CCTV to record to this!?

Are they as slow as the Zyxel ones?

Martee - this is just a very basic NAS bay which you can plug in 2 hdds
In other words just a basic hd enclosure which u can connect to the network for use

The zyxel ones are better, they have similar function and same speeds (various on your own network though but both would b the same) but this has a processor to make it 'smart' power down when not in use and power up when needed, runs more smoother and can do multiple thingy more easily
A 1.25mhz processor and ram make it like a very basic NetBook speed but great for the minimum jobs it's used for
After a 2tb hdd, the zyxel works out cheaper so opt for that

(I have 4 of these and work like a dream, 2 for data and 2 for back up)

A back up is never really a back up its of the same machine.. If the whole machine goes then It can corrupt both drives hence having them all seperate

I have one of these to stream all my movies. I have twonky installed on the nas and it works great. I dont use any of the built in software but twonky does the job perfectly and is not too difficult to install via ssh. Twonky isnt free but its well worth the small price.

Mike - what is twonky
I have this, paid £52 last week and the standard software is rubbish.. So if twonky helps I would try that..

Thanks

This is perfect for my bf... Can I buy this and run this off our router (d link 2780) that we got free from talk talk?? With Internet speed of 5mbs?

twonky.com/
Twonky is a media server that will stream your videos/music/images from your nas to any dlna device you have such as a boxee box or wdtv etc. works well.

Instructions here
nas-tweaks.net/144…43/

Easy to do, just take it one step at a time twonky will run for 30 days then to keep using you need to buy a key for about £12

These are painfully slow. I had one & soon upgraded it. If you're trying to do more than one thing with it at a time it will come to its knees ie stream a movie while someone copies a file over to it. the movie will literally pause & buffer while the file is being transferred to it. Tested speed best case scenarios were between 14-29mb/s dependant on files.

Hi
For a NAS storage device, can't these be powered on and off throughout the day.. E.g turn it off when I got to sleep/work and switch it on once I get home
Or does it require to stay on permanently??

Anyone recommend any alternatives? Bit put off by the comments here.
Edited by: "dean_brfc" 19th Jul 2012

i've had this for 18months now and its rock solid.make sure you upgrade firmware.

ps this is easily hacked too with fun_plug

nas-tweaks.net/82/…ug/

mrtechyman

For £240 you can buy a buffalo link station NAS with 4tb included and has … For £240 you can buy a buffalo link station NAS with 4tb included and has better reviews and functionality

For the same price you could have this and 2 x 3TB drives though.

dean_brfc

Anyone recommend any alternatives? Bit put off by the comments here.



amazon.co.uk/dp/…962?smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&tag=****&linkCode=asn&creative=22206&creativeASIN=B00620CKD2

Have had the netgear readynas duo for the past 2 years and never had any problems so far, comes with streaming server and bit torrent client official one, so no need to keep laptop powered, this shd take care of downloads

I have one of these too. It runs very nicely. Only on one or two occasions in the past 6 months has it locked up. I've not really noticed it to be hugely under powered. We use it for rsync backups and streaming videos.

The one let down for me, is that you can't wake it up. You either have to turn it on manually or leave it on all the time (it will go into a low power standby mode).

For £50 though it's done me well as I had spare hard drive kicking around. It uses around 16W when running and 8W in standyby mode so it's probably not gonna cost more than £20 a year to run.

I've had one of these for a few months now, it's been excellent. If you know a little bit about linux, definitely experiment with Fun_Plug and Debian Squeeze. I have mine configured with SABnzbd, CouchPotato, Headphones, Sick Beard. Because everything runs directly on the NAS, I don't need any other hardware to download and catalogue everything. Plug it into a network and stream TV shows all day long. It really is a great bit of kit for the price.

Had mine set up for about a month now, it runs well no issues except a couple of movies had to buffer. On the whole its a good piece of kit for a basic nas. Streaming movies etc. If you want to copy files at the same time as streaming you might want to pay a bit more and get a QNAP or something.

And yes you can turn it on and off as you please.

I bought one of these from Amazon and returned it in favour of the NSA-310 that was on offer from ebuyer with a 2TB drive for 99 quid all-in (plus the DNS-320 looked and felt plasticy and cheap)
Since then I reloaded the NSA-310 with full debian (trillion times better than FunPlug), have compiled a ton of apps and just luuuurve it to bits.
The NSA-310 is without doubt one of the best things I have ever purchased
Edited by: "scoobie" 19th Jul 2012

How do you secure your files on here so that no one else but everyone at home can view them.

I want one after purchasing a hd camcorder to save all the movies. Rather than put them in to disc to watch, I can stream them to each tv
But what stops anyone else accessing my drive??

Banned

Don't listen to all the known to play up comments. They don't know a thing.

I have had one of these for 2 years nearly and I never restart it and it acts as my main nas for all my pcs and media center including my auto upload server for my galaxy s2 media.

Faultless, cheap and reliable. Take it from someone with experience as I'm IT myself.

Banned

Don't listen to all the known to play up comments. They don't know a thing.

I have had one of these for 2 years nearly and I never restart it and it acts as my main nas for all my pcs and media center including my auto upload server for my galaxy s2 media.

Faultless, cheap and reliable. Take it from someone with experience as I'm IT myself.

I have this for nearly over a year now and can answer any questions.

I've got one of these does the job... but now i wish i bought the Synology DS212j which is just better in every way but 3 times the cost...

dlink is decent but worth looking at the features of the Synology DS212j

Edited by: "cigbunt" 20th Jul 2012

MIDURIX

For the same price you could have this and 2 x 3TB drives though.



It only supports 2x2TB Drives (unless there is now newer firmware about)

msharif911

It only supports 2x2TB Drives (unless there is now newer firmware about)



There is. Though 3tb support is a bit sketchy...

MIDURIX

For the same price you could have this and 2 x 3TB drives though.



Where can you get those 3TB drives for £95 each?

Anyone know if the ZyXel NSA 221/320 support 2 x 3TB?

wolfman

It uses around 16W when running and 8W in standyby mode so it's … It uses around 16W when running and 8W in standyby mode so it's probably not gonna cost more than £20 a year to run.



My first question was going to be, how much power does it draw. Thanks for that.

pdug175

Hot purchased yesterday, was looking at the more expensive synology ones … Hot purchased yesterday, was looking at the more expensive synology ones but reviews hit and miss!


Never experienced these D-Link NAS devices but have configured and used many Synology devices. I have to say that I am very impressed with Synology's OS and software (both for personal and business use). Their devices may not be this cheap but I can really recommend them.

Will xbmc run on this guys?

and what one is better this or

amazon.co.uk/dp/…962?smid=A1F8YGP86NG3IP&tag=****&linkCode=asn&creative=22218&creativeASIN=B005LDM09U

Banned

I use this for my xbmc server if that's what you mean. Obviously you have to install xbmc on a device or pc. But ye streams seamless even with 1080

So it will not run from this its self?

Pmsl at the "I'm in IT" guy

Zyxel nsa310 with 1tb drive is MUCH better then this. Only £91 dabs. And also features the all important wake on lan
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