D-Link ShareCenter 2 Bay SATA II Cloud Network Storage Enclosure - White £44.98 @ Amazon
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D-Link ShareCenter 2 Bay SATA II Cloud Network Storage Enclosure - White £44.98 @ Amazon

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Found 13th Sep 2014
The ShareCenter 2-Bay Cloud Network Storage Enclosure (DNS-320L) is a Network Attached Storage (NAS) device with mydlink Cloud Services, backup and media features that make it ideal for storing and sharing photos, music, movies and work files on a home or business network. This ShareCenterTM Cloud Storage device enables you to share documents and media content such as photos, music and videos on a home network or over the Internet. Via the mydlink portal you can, download and upload files, delete files/folders from their NAS and check the status of your device remotely. With the mydlink Access-NAS app available for iPhone, iPad and Android you can in addition view photos, stream music and videos from your mobile devices. You can download files from your NAS to your mobile device to send on or watch later. Files can be furthermore uploaded to a ShareCenter and backed up, meaning that you won't run out of space on their mobile devices. If you have with further technical knowledge you can manage the contents of their ShareCenterTM from any FTP client. The built-in UPnP media server will stream the media content on your ShareCenter to any compatible media player such as the PlayStation 3, Microsoft Xbox 360, and D-Link Boxee Box over your local network.

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Original Poster

Choose the one sold by Amazon
The Model should be DNS-320LW

It's not the fasted NAS but if you just using as a Media server or leaving things to copy over, while you Watch TV or Doing something else, It's worth the price.
Edited by: "Mole007" 13th Sep 2014

Quicker than the DNS-320 from the previous thread .
Since I already found benchmarks for that one, I might as well post them here again:
http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/images/stories/nas/dlink_dns320l/dlink_dns320l_performance_comparison_r1_naspt.jpg
(This is from smallnetbuilder.com/nas…t=2 and there was also another review at hardware.info: http://uk.hardware.info/reviews/3614/18/24-two-bay-nas-device-group-test-performance---1-disk-nas-performance-tester)

This is still nowhere near to the top in terms of performance but it consistently beats the non'L' version.

Yeah mine is a bit slow, but still adequate for the price.

Usually dispatched within 1 - 3 months.!!!

What is the max capacity per hard drive in single and double mode, and can two drives be accessed separately, or can they only be installed as RAID I? Also have the drives got to be formatted by the NAS, or can I just slot in a previously filled drive, and then possibly install another to build a RAID array?

Ideally they can have a capacity of 4TB for one drive, as anything less than that and I will struggle to fit all my stuff on it. If the drive has to be formatted by the NAS, but in the end the NAS itself fails, how would I still access my data? Any help would be much appreciated.

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BlackwellNik

What is the max capacity per hard drive in single and double mode, and … What is the max capacity per hard drive in single and double mode, and can two drives be accessed separately, or can they only be installed as RAID I? Also have the drives got to be formatted by the NAS, or can I just slot in a previously filled drive, and then possibly install another to build a RAID array?Ideally they can have a capacity of 4TB for one drive, as anything less than that and I will struggle to fit all my stuff on it. If the drive has to be formatted by the NAS, but in the end the NAS itself fails, how would I still access my data? Any help would be much appreciated.



If I remember correctly they are a format of EXT3 and can be accessed via a PC if you install the EXT Reader.

Also I set mine up as Two Separate Drives and not used it as a Raid etc.

Manual and info is here

dlink.com/uk/…ure

Edited by: "Mole007" 14th Sep 2014

I need one for copying steams from IP cameras, would this be adequate or better with a DVR?

Banned

Better with a dvr, obviously

Can someone tell me can I use this with usb? like my hard drive enclosure? I'm looking an enclosure but if this works I could have best of both!

Sharpharp

I need one for copying steams from IP cameras, would this be adequate or … I need one for copying steams from IP cameras, would this be adequate or better with a DVR?


IMO your would be better off either buying a DVR or a HP microserver and run something like blue iris software.

How does this differ from the dns-320?

Bought one of these a couple of months ago when it was on HUKD. Pretty poor NAS. I have a NSA310 which outperforms it considerably. It's currently unplugged under the stairs...

Didn't work with Apple Mac Time Machine program when I tried one of these, despite saying it would. Back up would time out

Ogre

How does this differ from the dns-320?

Apparently the L models are noticeably better. I think the W just indicates that it is white.

Mole007

If I remember correctly they are a format of EXT3 and can be accessed via … If I remember correctly they are a format of EXT3 and can be accessed via a PC if you install the EXT Reader.Also I set mine up as Two Separate Drives and not used it as a Raid etc.Manual and info is here http://www.dlink.com/uk/en/support/product/dns-320lw-sharecenter-2-bay-cloud-network-storage-enclosure

Thanks, I shoulda guessed that they would use a Linux filesystem, given they has lightweight Linux OS installed. Can you access NTFS formatted drives thru it I wonder? The manual seems out of date, especially in regards to drive capacity. They mention 3TB, but Overclockers sell a ridiculously overpriced bundle with this NAS with 2 x 4TB Western Digital Red drives. As regards an EXT reader, Paragon have a trustworthy, read/write access driver, that is free for personal use.

If this is like my synology, the filesystem is Linux, probably ext 3, I can go through the web gui to copy delete files on the nas, I also have some NTFS usb drives connected that I can also read/write.

I have the drives mapped to my windows laptop, so can read/write via the laptop.

You might not need an EXT reader. Seems that you cannot write to NTFS

Found on D link site File system:
EXT3 for internal HDD
FAT32, NFTS (read only) for USB external storage

Edited by: "bubblegum2910" 14th Sep 2014

The backup options listed in the manual seem to focus on backing up things *to* the NAS, either from the local network or from a USB device.

But is it possible to schedule a backup *to* a USB device? If not, how easily can you copy the contents of the NAS to an attached USB device? I was pondering getting one of these and a couple of 4TB disks RAIDed, which I would periodically clone onto an external 4TB USB drive if possible.

paul_merton

The backup options listed in the manual seem to focus on backing up … The backup options listed in the manual seem to focus on backing up things *to* the NAS, either from the local network or from a USB device.But is it possible to schedule a backup *to* a USB device? If not, how easily can you copy the contents of the NAS to an attached USB device? I was pondering getting one of these and a couple of 4TB disks RAIDed, which I would periodically clone onto an external 4TB USB drive if possible.



Ah, page 219 of the manual shows how to backup the contents of the NAS to a USB device. Sorted!

Got mine from dabs for same price waiting on hard drives to test

Bit slow transferring to it but it's absolutely fantastic once you have your stuff on, and at this price HEAT ADDED!

So can I just plug my current USB Hard drive into this using the USB ports? Kinda want to test it a bit before splurging on expensive disks.

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zeppovendetta

So can I just plug my current USB Hard drive into this using the USB … So can I just plug my current USB Hard drive into this using the USB ports? Kinda want to test it a bit before splurging on expensive disks.



"can be used to either share a USB printer with an entire home or office, or attach an external USB storage drive for easy one-touch backup. You can also connect an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) to monitor power levels and ensure the safety of your data in the event of a power failure. Plus, you can copy the contents of a USB dongle at the touch of a button. "

"Storage
• Two easy-to-load Hard Drive bays which
support capacities of up to 3TB
• USB 2.0 port to connect additional external
storage or a printer"

So I can't think why you can't

Edited by: "Mole007" 15th Sep 2014

zeppovendetta

So can I just plug my current USB Hard drive into this using the USB … So can I just plug my current USB Hard drive into this using the USB ports? Kinda want to test it a bit before splurging on expensive disks.



Did you ever try this out? Would be interested to know if external USB HDDs are accessible with this NAS

Original Poster

Why is this Expired?

It is still same Price and not Sold Out?

amazon.co.uk/D-L…ure

Original Poster

Save the wait and get it from Dabs at same price

hotukdeals.com/dea…787
Edited by: "Mole007" 16th Oct 2014
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