D-Link DNS-323 NAS Enclosure

Posted on February 29, 2008
Author: Sean Potter
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Appearance & Installation

After unpacking the enclosure, we're left with a big orange sticker on the front explaining how to insert the drives: slide the front bezel up and slide the drives in.

Much like a PC, all of the ports are on the rear of the case. There's an eSATA power port, although I did not test it with a normal eSATA power supply, so don't take my word on this. There's also an ethernet jack and USB port. The enclosure utilizes a gigabit connection to ensure the best transfer speeds over the network, and the USB port is meant for use as a print server. Not only is the device at a network drive enclosure, but also a print server.

For testing purposes, we'll be using two Western Digital WD800JD 80GB SATA II drives. Installation was a snap, as the drives simply slide in to the enclosure. Should I need to remove one, I can follow the instructions on the back of the box. All I need to do is pull the lever on the back of the enclosure to pop the drive out.

After sliding the front bezel back on, hooking up the power supply, and jacking in to my Dell gigabit switch, I was ready to roll.

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