D-LINK now shipping 4-Bay networks storage enclosure with tool-less drive installation and on-board OLED Display
D-Link® DNS-343 Offers RAID 5 Protection and Gigabit Connectivity; Scalable Solution Ideal for the Small and Mid-Sized Business Seeking to Store, Share and Safeguard Documents
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif— D-Link, the end-to-end networking solutions provider for consumers and business, is now shipping the 4-Bay Network Storage Enclosure, a secure and powerful solution for storing and accessing documents across the network and over the Internet, offering tool-less drive installation, OLED display and Gigabit connectivity along with scalable features for easy expansion.
The new D-Link® 4-Bay Network Storage Enclosure (DNS-343) is designed to enhance file sharing, secure important data, offering unparalleled backup and recovery features for small-to-medium business (SMB). The DNS-343 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.
The 4-Bay Network Storage Enclosure rounds out the D-Link family of network storage devices that now include 2-, 4-, 8-, and 15-bay solutions.
With its tool-less installation, the DNS-343 is designed to accommodate up to four SATA drives that can be inserted without any tools or attaching cables. In addition, this Network Storage Enclosure is a scalable solution, allowing users to start with one SATA hard disk drive (HDD) and add three more to accommodate growth.
“This Network Storage Enclosure represents the next-generation of storage performance and protection, offering an extremely powerful, yet easy-to-use solution for storing and sharing digital media across the office network,” said AJ Wang, chief technology officer of D-Link. “It addresses the growing market need to store an ever-increasing amount of data, while offering built-in protection to keep valuable data, photos, videos and other important files intact.”
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 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 the included Memeo® backup software, users can automatically safeguard data on to the DNS-343 to create a failsafe protection solution from accidental data loss on the PC.
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.
For flexible usage, the DNS-343 includes features such as a built-in FTP server to access files over the Internet and a UPnP Media Server to stream digital content to compatible media players.
For more information on the D-Link 4-Bay Network Storage Enclosure, visit www.dlink.com/DNS-343.
Price and Availability
The D-Link DNS-343 is available through D-Link’s network of retail outlets, value-added resellers, solution providers and distributors, or at the company’s online store, www.dlinkshop.com, for the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $519.99.
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