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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

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.

D-Link DNS-323 SATA RAID Gigabit NAS

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.

D-Link DNS-323 SATA RAID Gigabit NAS

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.

D-Link DNS-323 SATA RAID Gigabit NAS

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.



# 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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