D-Link’s 4-Bay Network Storage Enclosure (DNS-343) is designed to offer backup and recovery features for digital homes and small-to-medium-sized businesses.
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Users can file share, as well as secure important data, and it can operate in a variety of drive configurations including Standard, JBOD, RAID 0, 1 and 5 to offer customers flexibility when configuring their data safeguard strategy.
Using the DNS-343 with four internal SATA drives and RAID technology, users can mirror (duplicate data on multiple drives) and/or stripe (share data across multiple drives) between the four drives, ensuring maximum protection of valuable data. If one drive fails, the others function normally until the failed drive is replaced.
The 4-Bay Network Storage Enclosure rounds out the D-Link family of network storage devices that now include 1, 2, 4, 8 and 15-bay solutions.
With its tool-less installation, the DNS-343 is designed to accommodate up to four SATA drives offering up to 4000GB of storage, which can be inserted without any tools or attaching cables. In addition, the unit is a scalable solution, allowing users to start with one SATA hard disk drive (HDD) and add three more to accommodate growth.
Customers can configure the DNS-343 to 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 the home to ensure children can only access age appropriate material.
The DNS-343 provides a variety of data protection options to help avoid data loss due to hard drive failure. It offers simplified management software, allowing users to create schedules and rules including real-time full, or incremental backups, and storage quotas for specific user groups. Using included backup software, users can automatically safeguard data on to the system to create a failsafe protection solution from accidental data loss on the PC.
Other features include a built-in FTP server to access files over the Internet and a UPnP Media Server to stream digital content to compatible media players (such as those found in D-Link’s MediaLounge product line).The 4-Bay Network Storage Enclosure OLED displays important information including IP address, hard drive statistics, temperature, RAID status, and server status (FTP and UPnP).
The D-Link Network Storage Enclosure also features a USB port that can act as a print server port, allowing a USB printer to be added to the network without the need for a dedicated computer. The USB port can also support an Uninterruptible Universal Power Supply (UPS) monitor that supports smart signaling over a USB connection. In the event of a power outage, the UPS monitor would safely shut the unit down and then automatically power back up when power resumes.