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D-Link ShareCenter NAS Personal Cloud Storage Enclosure

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About this product

Overview

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
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Specification

Specification table
Storage
Capacity 0
Maximum Capacity 6 TB
Number of hard drives 0
Maximum number of hard drives 2 x 3.5 inch drives (3TB in 2 bays)
Expandable storage No
Backup
Backup Options D-Link ShareCenter Sync, Apple Time Machine
RAID Options Hot swappable, JBOD, RAID 0, RAID 1
Integration with cloud services Amazon S3 and Google Drive
Connectivity
Connections 1 x Ethernet port (10/100/1000 Mb/s), 1 x USB 2.0
Operating systems compatibility Windows / Mac OS X 10.5 / Linux
Remote access via web Yes
UPnP Yes
DLNA Yes
AirPlay No
Smart device app? Yes - mydlink Access-NAS
Compatibility with third party applications/devices iTunes, Photo Center (Gallery2), Blog (Wordpress), Audio Streamer (icestation), Logitech Squeeze Center, AjaXplorer, aMule, phpMyAdmin, phpBB, Joomla, Transmission
Wi-Fi No
Security
Protocols SSL/TLS, HTTPS
Encryption Manufacturer not specified
Password protection Yes
Performance
Read speed Manufacturer not specified
Write speed Manufacturer not specified
Processor Marvell Kirkwood 88F6702 @ 1GHz
Memory 256 MB
General
Dimensions 90 mm x 144.3 mm x 193.3 mm
Colour Black
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Package contents
DNS-320L Enclosure
Installation CD
Ethernet cable
Power adapter
Hard drive mounting kit

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: iain
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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