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Written by Olin Coles   
Saturday, 11 August 2007
Table of Contents: Page Index
D-Link DNS-323 SATA RAID Gigabit NAS
Features and Specifications
Closer Look: DNS-323 Exterior
Detailed Exterior Features
Closer Look: DNS-323 Interior
Software and Configuration
DNS-323 Testing and Results
Final Thoughts and Conclusion

DNS-323 Features & Specifications

Some would think that when you design a Network Attached Storage server, such as the D-Link DNS-323 SATA RAID Gigabit NAS, that the components and tools required would make this a complex product. In reality, the DNS-323 is really very simple, with only one thing needed by the owner: one or two SATA hard disk drives. No other tools are necessary, because it truly is a plug and play device.

D-Link DNS-323 SATA RAID Gigabit NAS

DNS-323 Features:

  • 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet Port
  • USB Print Server Port
  • Built-In Fan Included
  • Two Hard Drive Bays for 3.5" SATA Hard Drives of Any Capacity
  • Simplified Hard Drive Installation Process - No Tools Required
  • Four Hard Drive Configurations: Standard, JBOD (Linear), RAID 0, and RAID 1
  • High Performance Gigabit Ethernet Connectivity (Up to 23/15MBps or 184/120Mbps Read/Write)
  • Built-in FTP Server for File Access from Over the Internet
  • Scheduled Downloads from Web or FTP Sites
  • Full or Incremental Backups
  • Real Time Backups With the Included Backup Software
  • Users and Groups Can Be Assigned to Folders with Read or Read/Write Permissions
  • Quotas For Users and Groups
  • Automatic E-Mail Notifications
  • Scandisk and Defragment Utilities
  • Power Management for Conserving Energy and Extending Hard Drive Life
  • UPnP AV Server for Streaming Music, Photos, and Video to Compatible Media Players
  • iTunes Software will be able to automatically find and play music directly from the DNS-323
  • Built-in USB Print Server for printing from any PC on the Network
  • D-Link Easy Search Utility
  • Configurable by Web Browser
  • D-Link Specifications:

    IEEE 802.3
    IEEE 802.3u
    IEEE 802.3ab
    Support Hard Drive Type
    SATA –Any Capacity
    3.5” Internal
    1 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet Port
    1 USB Print Server Port
    Drive Management
    Four Different Hard Drive Configurations
    E-mail Alerts
    Power Management
    Device Management
    Internet Explorer v6 or other Java-enabled browsers
    HDD 1
    HDD 2
    Operating: 32° - 131° F
    Storage: -4° - 158° F
    Operating Humidity
    5%~90% (non-condensing)
    Item (W x D x H) : 4.1” x 7.8” x 5.2”
    Packaging(W x D x H): 8.1” x 10.9” x 7.2”
    Item 2.7 lbs
    Packaging 5.1 lbs
    1 Year*
    Minimum System Requirements
    Computer with:
    1GHz Processor
    512MB Memory
    200MB Hard Disk Space
    Windows XP SP2 or Windows 2000 SP4
    CD-ROM Drive to view Product Documentation and Install Software
    Package Contents
    2-Bay Network Storage Enclosure
    Power Adapter
    Ethernet Cable
    Power Cable Clip
    Installation Guide
    CD-ROM** with software and product documentation

    * 1-Year Warranty available only in the USA and Canada
    ** Latest software and documentation are available at



    # MsWen 2010-06-24 09:19
    Hi: We bought a DNS 323. Networked to the system. I am trying to check if the info I added into the system is definitely mirrored onto the 2nd hard disk. Is there anyway I can check that?

    Tks for your help. Wen
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    # RAID-1 testOlin Coles 2010-06-24 09:29
    Pull out one of the drives and see if you can still access data.
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    # data lostswamyee 2011-05-18 01:53
    Hi, I pull out one of the drive and put it back within a moment. Nothing do to this drive. But i can't see the data folders after put it back. This one i configured for RAID0. Is there any other ways to get back my data folders ?
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    # RE: data lostOlin Coles 2011-05-18 07:07
    Nope. Since it was RAID-0 on an external device, your data may be lost.
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