D-Link DNS 343 - NAS server

Mfg Part #: DNS-343


D-Link DNS 343 - NAS server

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MSRP$519.99
Our Price$413.93
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ConditionNew and Factory Sealed
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This Network Storage Enclosure provides small businesses with a central network point to store, share and back up valuable files. With 5 hard drive modes available including RAID0/1/5 and Active Directory support, this enclosure is ideal for server deployment in offices.

The DNS-343 accommodates up to four 3.5" SATA hard drives of any capacity (HD not included). Tools or cables are not required for setup. Simply slide the front cover, insert the drives and slide the front cover back.

The DNS-343 includes a USB port, for print server functionality or the monitoring of an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) unit. It features Gigabit Ethernet connectivity with support for Jumbo frames. Its smart fans adopt a lower speed when the temperature drops below 49 °C; the drives are also able to enter a hibernation state. A built-in OLED screen updates you on drive quotes, server status, and other integral system information in real time.


Product Highlights
  • Up to 4,000 GB of storage
  • Add SATA drives with ease
  • Built-in FTP server
  • Back up and protect files


General Specifications

ManufacturerD-Link
Manufacturer Part #DNS-343
Cost Central Item #10186464
Product DescriptionD-Link DNS 343 - NAS server - SATA 1.5Gb/s - RAID 0, 1, 5, JBOD - Gigabit Ethernet
Device TypeNAS server
Host ConnectivityGigabit Ethernet
Installed Devices / Modules Qty0 (installed) / 4 (max)
Approximate Dimensions (WxDxH)5.1 in x 7.2 in x 7.9 in
Approximate Weight2.7 lbs
Storage Controller1 x RAID - SATA 1.5Gb/s - RAID 0, 1, 5, JBOD
NetworkingNetwork adapter - integrated - Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet
System RequirementsMicrosoft Windows 2000 SP4, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, Microsoft Windows Vista

Extended Specifications

General
Device TypeNAS server
Host ConnectivityGigabit Ethernet
Installed Devices / Modules Qty0 (installed) / 4 (max)
Approximate Width5.1 in
Approximate Depth7.2 in
Approximate Height7.9 in
Approximate Weight2.7 lbs
Built-in DevicesDisplay, print server
Storage Controller
Type1 x RAID - internal
Interface TypeSATA 1.5Gb/s
Supported DevicesHard drive
Max Storage Devices Qty4
RAID LevelRAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, JBOD
Hard Drive
TypeHDD - 3.5" x 1/3H
Networking
TypeNetwork adapter - integrated
Data Link ProtocolEthernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet
FeaturesE-mail alert, print server, iTunes server, Jumbo Frames support
Compliant StandardsIEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Expansion / Connectivity
Expansion Bays4 (total) / 4 (free) x internal - 3.5" 1/3H
Interfaces1 x Ethernet 1000Base-T - RJ-45
1 x USB - Type A
Miscellaneous
Cables Included1 x network cable
Compliant StandardsFCC
Power
Power DeviceX external power adapter
Software / System Requirements
Software IncludedDrivers & Utilities
OS RequiredMicrosoft Windows 2000 SP4, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, Microsoft Windows Vista
Environmental Parameters
Min Operating Temperature32 °F
Max Operating Temperature131 °F
Humidity Range Operating5 - 90%

Available Accessories & Related Products

Service and Support - Networking
DescriptionMfg Part #StockPrice 
D-Link Care Support PackageD-Link Care Support Package
Extended service agreement - parts and labor - 1 year - on-site - 24x7 - 4 h - for DNS 343; SECURICAM DCS-3110, 3410; Web Smart DES-1228, DGS-1216, 1224; xStack DES-3526
DCSP-17 No $116.40
D-Link Care Support PackageD-Link Care Support Package
Extended service agreement - parts and labor - 1 year - on-site - 9x5 - NBD - for DNS 343; SECURICAM DCS-3110, 3410; Web Smart DES-1228, DGS-1216, 1224; xStack DES-3526
DCSP-8 No $94.32

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Review Date: Mar 30, 2009

S Thomas

Strengths: Easy To Configure

Weaknesses: None So Far...

Summary: This product works as advertised. It is easy to configure and seems to be stable. Raid 5 for a great price. D-Link Quality

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Review Date: Mar 12, 2009

nano

Strengths: Easy to set up. Quiet. Works as advertised.

Weaknesses: Drives are dependent on DNS343 unit to be recognized even in Standard mode. Face plate slips off very easily when picking up the unit.

Summary: Was dissapointed that even in Standard mode (not RAID or JBOD) reading the drives is dependent on the DNS343. Should the unit malfunction, your data is lost. I bought this expecting it to function as a 4 drive SATA enclosure with network connectivity. It does not. It was a breeze to setup and works as advertised but I should be able to 'cold swap' by shutting down the unit, removing an individual hard drive from it, connecting it internally via SATA, and still have my data be read and vice versa. ANY drive which is connected must be formatted for the DNS343 to read it. This makes sense for RAID or JBOD, but not for Standard. When formatting the DNS343 takes up a lot of space for the format, close to 15% on my 1TB drives lowering the capacity of each to less than 800GB.

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Review Date: Mar 05, 2009

BlackCoffee

Strengths: Small footprint, lots of features, easy to setup.

Weaknesses: A little slow to bring disks back online. Tech info, front panel.

Summary: Setup system with four 1TB Seagate NS drives RAID 5. Formatting was fast and system has worked flawlessly. Lots of features to include DHCP server. Two small things, first the setup mode offers the choice of two file systems but the screen or the choices are not mentioned in either manual. Second, the front panel opens by sliding up. This is OK, but most people will tilt the unit forward when they plug in the power cord or CAT 5 cable. When you do this, the panel pushes up and comes off. Small problem, just beware. One last note, the first unit front panel was DOA, the RMA process was quick and flawless. Lot of thanks to Erie for their excellent customer service.

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