|D-Link DNS-323 SATA RAID Gigabit NAS|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Network|
|Written by Olin Coles|
|Saturday, 11 August 2007|
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Closer Look: DNS-323 Interior
Upon closer inspection, it seems to me that the D-Link DNS-323 SATA RAID Gigabit NAS is really little more than a compact size enclosure with some basic electronics embedded discreetly into the lower portion of the unit. The size and weight might make this unit appealing for portable environments as well; such as job trailers and RV's.
Comprised of a single PCB at the bottom of the unit and one backplane panel at the rear, the D-Link DNS-323 SATA RAID Gigabit NAS is a very simple product indeed. Often times people think that something like a NAS device would be expensive and complicated, but thankfully D-Links engineering is helping to erase that image.
The D-Link DNS-323 has very little electronics inside the unit, which means that there is less chance for failure. From the image above you can see the narrow PCB which runs the length of the enclosure.
Clearly depicted in the image above is the simplified hard disk mounting system used in the the D-Link DNS-323. Simply slide the SATA hard drive in place until it pushes into the power and data connectors, and replace he front panel. Pretty simple indeed.
Equally simple is the button interface: there is only one. There is a power button, which is lit by a single LED, and a network activity LED beneath it. Each SATA disk has its own activity LED to the left and right of the center column.