D-Link ShareCenter Cloud Storage 4000 4-Bay (Diskless) Network Attached Storage (DNS-345)
D-Link ShareCenter Cloud Storage 4000 4-Bay (Diskless) Network Attached Storage (DNS-345)
With a maximum storage capacity of 16 TB, the ShareCenter 4-Bay Cloud Storage 4000 (DNS-345) is a simple, yet powerful solution to store, safeguard, share and remotely access or stream your digital documents, music, videos, and photos from anywhere in the world.
Share Share files with family and friends using the intuitive icon-based Web interface.
Stream Stream your favorite photos, videos, and music directly to your computers, mobile devices, and TV.
Protect Protect all of your files with a wide-range of backup solutions and RAID configurations.
Manage Manage your data remotely using the mydlink Cloud Web portal and mobile phone application.
and movies to smartphones.
Access your mydlink Cloud Anytime, Anywhere
Remotely access, stream and sync your digital files on all your devices with the free mydlink Cloud mobile app. Access, edit, or delete files from your NAS at any time, on any device--or share your movies and photos with family and friends via instant upload to Facebook or email. The mydlink Cloud app gives you the power of remote management whenever and wherever you are. Take control of your network and experience the power of Cloud Access with the ShareCenter 4000 and mydlink Cloud.
Back It Up
Keeping all of your important files on your computer without backing them up is like owning a house and not insuring it. It's important to back up your files so if the unexpected happens, you still have all of your data. The ShareCenter 4-Bay Network Storage Enclosure can house up to four 3.5-inch SATA hard drives of any capacity, giving you plenty of space to store your music, photos, videos, documents and other important stuff. When used with four hard drives, the 4-Bay ShareCenter allows you to back up files in full or incremental backups and comes with five different hard drive modes so you can best configure it to your needs.
- Standard mode creates two separately accessible hard drives
- JBOD (Just a Bunch of Drives) combines both hard drives in linear fashion for maximum space efficiency
- RAID 0 provides faster speeds by combining both drives in a striped configuration, which means data is distributed across both drives in the enclosure.
- RAID 1 causes two drives to mirror each other, providing maximum protection. If there are four drives present, you can set up two separate RAID 1 partitions. If one drive fails, the unaffected drive in the partition will continue to operate normally. Once you replace the failed drive, RAID 1 mirroring will resume and both drives will mirror each other again.
- Advanced RAID 5 offers the highest performance with the most reliable data recovery in the case of a drive failure. RAID 5 technology uses a clever algorithm to distribute your data over four SATA hard disk drives and, in the case of a hard drive failure, the DNS-345 will continue to function with your data intact.
B.Y.O.D. (Bring Your Own Drives)
One of the best things about this ShareCenter device is that it comes without built-in hard drives. That means added flexibility and reduced strain on your wallet. Rather than being handed any old hard drive, you're free to hand pick the one that is the best fit for you. Choose the size. Choose the brand. Search for the best deal. Buy one. Buy two. Buy four! The sky is the limit.
With bundled software, you never have to worry about your hard drive crashing. Not only does it let you restore individual files and documents in case they get lost, it lets you take snapshots of your entire hard drive so you can restore your computer to the way it was when the snapshot was taken.
Sharing is Caring
Because this enclosure connects to your network instead of directly to a computer, it allows you to share all of your saved content over your network. Music, photos, videos... think of the possibilities! And no need to worry about the safety of your stuff. You can give rights to specific users or groups and assign them to folders with either read or read/write permissions. This is perfect for an office environment with employee-specific data or for the home where you can ensure your children will only have access to age appropriate material.
Think Green... D-Link Green
While this may look like your average storage enclosure, it's not. This is a D-Link Green storage enclosure, which means it's as good for your wallet as it is for the environment. This product:
- Features a fan that only comes on when hard drives need cooling
- Allows hard drives to enter sleep mode when not in use to conserve electricity and prolong the life of the hard disk
- Complies with the European Union's RoHS directive that restricts the use of certain hazardous materials
- Uses recyclable packaging to help reduce waste that goes into the environment
Not quite the handyman? That's OK. You can insert hard drives without using any tools or attaching any cables.
Additionally, you can monitor what's going on with the 4-Bay ShareCenter via the OLED display on the front, which shows important information including IP address, hard drive statistics, temperature, RAID status, and server status (FTP and UPnP) at a glance.
The Power of Gigabit
This ShareCenter device comes with a 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet port, giving you blazing fast speeds so you can back up and access your stuff without the wait.
Featuring a USB port that can act as a print server port, this storage enclosure allows a USB printer to be added to your network without the need for a dedicated computer. The USB port can also support a Universal Power Supply (UPS) monitor that supports "smart" signaling over a USB connection. If a power outage were to occur, the compatible UPS monitor would allow the UPS unit to safely shut down the DNS-345.
There's no overheating in this enclosure's future. It comes with two quiet built-in fans to keep things running nice and cool.
ShareCenter Connects to Your Home Network
One of the biggest misconceptions about ShareCenter devices is that they are simply external hard drives. Sure, they protect your stuff in case your hard drive crashes. And yeah, they allow you to back up your digital content so you can save space on your computer. But unlike external hard drives, ShareCenter devices connect to your home network instead of to a single computer, which means they can go far above and beyond the limits of an average external hard drive.
Share Files Over Your Home Network and with Guest Users
Because ShareCenter devices connect to your home network, they are able to back up and store content from all of the computers on your network instead of just one. That means while you're backing up work documents from your laptop, the rest of the family can back up the digital photos and music from their computers. Plus, because all of that digital content is being stored in one central location, it's easy for everyone on the network to share it between computers. And no need to worry, ShareCenter makes it easy to control who has access to what, so privacy isn't an issue. In addition to sharing files with your immediate family, you can also easily share files with friends and guests who may not be on your network. This newly added feature of the DNS-345 allows sharing to be as simple as sending them a Web link, where they can access the files you intended to give them access to.
Stream Media to Your Computers, TVs and Mobile Devices
You're probably planning to store a lot of great stuff on your ShareCenter. Photos from last week's party, the video you shot of your best friend's wedding, your entire music collection and tons more. Wouldn't it be nice to enjoy it all whenever and wherever you want? With ShareCenter, you can.
ShareCenter makes it simple to wirelessly stream digital media like photos, music and videos to any of your computers, entertainment systems and mobile devices.
Compatible Media Players
ShareCenter storage enclosures work with a variety of UPnP A/V compatible network media players to stream videos, photos and music to your entertainment center. Compatible media players include:
- Xbox 360
- PlayStation 3
- The Boxee Box by D-Link
Hard Drives Crash
If you're like most people, a lot of your digital life is stored on your computer. Your digital photos, home videos, music, work documents and more. But guess what. Hard drives crash, so isn't it time you backed yours up? And not just manually, every so often, with an external hard drive. We mean really back it up.
ShareCenter can be programmed to back up your digital content on a schedule or in real time so you can set it and forget it. Plus, ShareCenter can house more than one hard drive and can be configured to operate in the hard drive mode of your choice. It's truly a custom solution.
Feature Rich Backup Software
With ShareCenter's feature rich bundled software, you never have to worry about your hard drive crashing. Not only does it let you restore individual files and documents in case they get lost, it lets you take snapshots of your entire hard drive so you can restore your computer to exactly the way it was when the snapshot was taken.
ShareCenter solutions can do a whole lot. They let you back up your content, share it with friends and family, and access everything remotely from the Internet and stream content to your TV. Thankfully, they're also incredibly easy to manage.
With included feature-rich backup software, Windows users can easily create schedules and rules including real-time, full or incremental backups and can set storage quotas for specific users and groups. All without breaking a sweat.
ShareCenter storage enclosures support up to 64 unique users and allow you to add them to a group or individually, making it simple to manage who has access to what. Plus, you can easily give rights to specific users or groups and assign them to folders with either read or read/write permissions. This is perfect for the home where you can ensure your children will only have access to age appropriate material or for an office environment with employee-specific data.
Hate it when people fill up your hard drive with their photos and music? Want to save some space for your own stuff? Good news: ShareCenter supports storage quotas for both groups and individual users. That means you can easily limit the amount of storage users are allocated and change those quotas as necessary. With ShareCenter, you've got the power.
Hard Drive 101
3.5-inch SATA Hard Drives
3.5-inch SATA (Serial ATA) hard drives can be found easily right here on Amazon.com! As long as the hard drives you purchase are 3.5-inch SATA drives, they will work with your ShareCenter Device.
The Right Capacity for You
Hard drives come in a variety of storage capacities, generally ranging from 250 GB all the way up to 4 TB. Think of everything you want to store and back up on your ShareCenter, including music, videos, photos and documents to decide on the best size for your needs.
The Right Number of Drives for You
You want to use your ShareCenter device for extra space to store your digital content and to share that content with all of the computers on your network.
You want to store and share content over your network, but you also want to take advantage of RAID 1 technology to ensure that if one of the drives crashes, your content is still safe.
You want to store and share content over your network with the 4-Bay ShareCenter device (DNS-345) and want to use RAID 5 technology because it offers the highest performance and the most reliable data recovery in the case of hard drive failure.
Get the most out of your ShareCenter by installing a wide range of useful and free add-on applications. These include a Logitech Squeeze Center, Audio Streamer, Blog App, Photo Center, AjaXplorer and aMule apps.
The Audio Streamer can turn your ShareCenter into an internet radio station with continuous streaming Music. Any user with an internet connection can then connect to your ShareCenter and listen to the audios being played and streamed from your ShareCenter.
The Photo Gallery add-on sets up your ShareCenter to share your photos over the Web. It provides a convenient interface from which you can create albums of photos with descriptions. The albums are then accessible over the Web using HTTP so that your family and friends can then view your ShareCenter stored photos from any internet connection.
WordPress is Web software you can use to create a beautiful Web site or blog. With the WordPress add-on, you can create your own ShareCenter based customized Blog. By using ShareCenter's Internet connection, the WordPress blog can be accessed and commented on from any Internet connection.
With the new 2-Way Data Sync feature, a change in one of your files will be seen on all of your devices. Enjoy up to 2 GB of free data sync, with the option of upgrading your sync plan up to a capacity of 50 GB. Keeping all of your files up-to-date has never been easier.
The built-in Surveillance Center application supports real-time monitoring, recording and playback of video of up to four D-Link network cameras. Simply connect your ShareCenter to the desired network, and have the freedom of being able to check in on your home or office whenever and wherever you'd like. Also, customizing your Surveillance Center is a piece of cake. Fine-tune your settings to decide how you would like to use your storage space for your Surveillance Center.
What's in the Box
D-Link ShareCenter 4-Bay Cloud Storage 4000 (DNS-345); Ethernet cable; power adapter; quick install guide; CD-ROM with documentation and software