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D-Link ShareCenter NAS Personal Cloud Storage Enclosure

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Overview

  • Two hard disk drive bays accept up to 6TB total storage
  • Built-in DLNA and iTunes media server for efficient streaming
  • Backup files on smart devices via mydlink Access-NAS app for iOS and Android

Product overview

• Have your own personal cloud and access it from any internet enabled device
• Diskless model – two bays aren’t fitted with hard drives, maximum 3TB in each bay
• PC and Mac computers can be backed up automatically with ShareCenter Sync backup or Apple Time Machine
• Make a backup of any stored data on the NAS with RAID 1, USB or cloud backups available
• DLNA and iTunes media server built-in, so you can stream media files to a Boxee Box, game console or smart TV
• Never run out of space on your smart device, upload music, movies and photos via the mydlink Access-NAS app for iOS and Android
• Integrate your Amazon S3 and Google Drive account with your D-Link ShareCenter

Scalable personal cloud solution for your home or office
The D-Link ShareCenter storage enclosure (manufacturer’s number: DNS-320L) enables you to create your own personal cloud and access your files from any internet enabled device. Add up to two 3.5-inch SATA hard drives to this enclosure without the use of any tools, with the maximum supported capacity being 3TB for each bay. A USB port on the back of the ShareCenter can be used to share a USB printer with your home or office, or you can attach an external USB drive for a one-touch backup.

A list of compatible hard drives can be found in the PDF file located in the ‘downloads’ tab

What other backup options are there?
To ensure the data on your computer or laptop isn’t lost, you can use the included ShareCenter Sync Backup software for Windows machines or Time Machine for Macs. In addition to securing an off-site backup for any files stored the NAS drive via an external USB drive, you can setup and integrate your Amazon S3 or Google Drive account to this ShareCenter. A full or incremental backup can be scheduled, so you have a constant backup of files stored on this NAS drive completely off-site.

Another way of building a contingency plan for the data on this NAS drive is to enable a RAID configuration (JBOD, RAID 0 and RAID 1 is available). RAID 0 splits the data stored evenly across the two drives and therefore limits the storage space to twice the size of the smallest hard drive. RAID 1 uses one of the hard drives as storage and the other is used as a mirror for redundancy. If one of the first hard drive fails the other can be used as a primary storage drive until the failed one is replaced.

What can I use to remotely access this NAS drive?
Downloading and uploading files, deleting files/folders from your NAS drive and checking the status of the ShareCenter can be done remotely from the mydlink internet portal. Alternatively, if you would to view pictures or stream music and videos to your iOS or Android device you can do so with the mydlink Access-NAS app. You can download files through the app to your smart device to send to someone or to watch later. Music, movies and pictures can be uploaded and backed up to the ShareCenter, saving you space on your smartphone or tablet.

To further improve on the ShareCenter there are built-in applications such as My Music, My Files, My Photos, P2P downloads and My Surveillance. This allows you to manage your P2P downloads, view your pictures, stream your music and access your files. Whereas My Surveillance lets you record and manage videos from mydlink cloud cameras. Other third party apps can be installed to improve functionality even further, such as Logitech Squeezebox Server, Transmission, Wordpress, phpMyAdmin, phpBB and more.

What can I stream to?
The built-in DLNA/UPnP and iTunes media server lets you stream your media collection to any compatible media player. This could be D-Link’s Boxee Box, a game console, a smart TV or a radio, which is connected to the same network as the NAS drive. It also supports multiple simultaneous streams, so you can watch a movie on your TV, while someone else listens to music streamed through to their radio.

What other features are there?
You can be guaranteed confidentiality and integrity of any files stored on this NAS drive by creating and giving specific users or groups read/write permissions to certain folders. This ideal if you want to make sure that nobody deletes your files by accident. An Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) can also be connected to monitor power levels and protects your data in the event of a power failure.

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent box Excellent features for a decent price. Some people found this nas box hard to set up, but it near enough works straight out of the box. I would have given it 5 stars but for some reason it came with an European style power supply and no ethernet cable. Luckily I had stuff lying around that I could use. If you have hard drives available I would recommend this purchase.
Date published: 2016-09-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Probably good hardware but poor documentation lets it down. This works fine for backing up my data. However the documentation briefly mentions a variety of possible addons and then fails to give any meaningful explanation as to what each one is and how you can make it actually do what it's supposed to do. The hardware is probably very good but the documentation is lousy so I can't currently make the most of it. Having said that it has the prime advantage of being cheap at the moment. And just for that it's not a bad idea.
Date published: 2017-11-11
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Specification

Construction

Colour:

Black

Connectivity

PC Connection Type:

Ethernet
USB

Technical Specifications

Processor:

SSL/TLS, HTTPS

General

Type:

Personal Cloud Storage Enclosure

Operating Specifications

Maximum Capacity:

6

Ethernet Speed:

10/100/1000 Mb/s

Memory:

256

Dimensions & Weight

Width:

90

Depth:

144.3

Height:

193.3

Product Specifications

RAID Options:

JBOD
RAID 0
RAID 1

UPnP:

Yes

DLNA:

Yes

Encryption:

Protocols:

SSL/TLS, HTTPS

Password Protection:

Yes

Backup Software:

D-Link ShareCenter Sync
Apple Time Machine

Contents

Package Contents:

1 x DNS-320L Enclosure
1 x Installation CD
1 x Ethernet cable
1 x Power adapter
1 x Hard drive mounting kit

Warranty

Warranty:

1

System Requirements & Software

Compatible Smart Device App:

mydlink Access-NAS

Power Specifications

Power Supply:

Mains

Technical Specification

Processor:

my seagate central NAS has failed It cannot connect to network. The Internal HD is fine, this drive is linux based. Will this drive function as a NAS in this enclosure?

Asked by: rob91
Unfortunately, we would not be able to guarantee this.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-07-07

would it be possible to link this up to a ps4 to store videos and screenshots on?

Asked by: iaindude
Unfortunately you would not be able to do this.
Answered by: Dale
Date published: 2017-06-30

I want to run one in my office as the main storage, with a second at home as a backup/clone. Is this possible?  With either or both accessible remotely?

Asked by: Binker
Yes, this would be possible, the software used allows for access through either a local network or the internet, as well as configuration options for remote back up to another ShareCenter device. Full details can be found in the manual linked below; http://52.50.15.149:8072/Downloads/user-manual-8690
Answered by: Gareth
Date published: 2017-01-08

According to the manufacturer website the 320L supports 2X4TB drives. Is this an older model?

Asked by: DazManCat
I can confirm this is a DNS-320L
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-01-05

Can the enclosure take 2.5" SSD drives?

Asked by: gaz7
The enclosure would be able to take 2.5" SSD drives that are in a 3.5" caddy such as the one linked below http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/akasa-ssd-mounting-kit-a88nl
Answered by: Dale
Date published: 2016-10-21

Has this got SFTP Functionality?

Asked by: OneDoller
This is not listed as a feature of the unit in either the operating instructions or technical datasheet.
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2016-07-08

When this says Maximum capacity 6TB, is this 2x 3TB drives totaling 6tb or is it 2x 6TB drives running in Raid-1?

Asked by: Rhys
According to the user guide, it supports HDD with capacity up to 3TB - so 2x3TB seems to be the answer. :)
Answered by: KTGlasgow
Date published: 2016-11-20
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