Articles: Networking
 

Bookmark and Share

(4) 

Table of Contents

Pages: [ 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 ]

We have tested a lot of expensive home NASes but have somehow forgotten about entry-level products from this class. Such devices are demanded by many users, especially with the global economic crisis upon us, due to two main reasons. First of all, not all people are ready to pay $200-300 for a home NAS. And second, many users don’t need the excessive functionality of expensive products but can be quite satisfied with just the basic functions, i.e. creating network folders and running a simple FTP server.

So, this article is going to make our amends to such economical users as we have got an entry-level NAS called D-Link DNS-313. It is in fact a combination of a network attached storage and an external drive with USB interface. We will check out its capabilities and benchmark its performance.

Specifications and Accessories Bundle

Parameter

Specification

CPU

300MHz

RAM

32MB

WAN

1 RJ-45 port (10BASE-T/ 100BASE-TX/ 1000BASE-T) 
GigabitEthernet with auto MDI/MDIX

Other interfaces

1 SATAII port (internal HDD)
1 USB 2.0 port (connecting to PC)

Maximum internal HDD 
capacity

1TB

Supported file systems

EXT2/3
FAT32
NTFS (Read Only)

Cooling

40 x 40 mm fan

Temperature

5-35ºC

Dimensions

200 x 124 x 49 mm

Power supply

External PSU

Additional features

  • Media server
  • iTunes Server
  • Boot manager
  • DNS-313 may function as a NAS or DAS

The box contains:

  • DNS-313
  • Quick installation guide
  • Warranty and license
  • CD with software
  • 12V/3A power adapter
  • Power cord for the power adapter
  • Stand
  • USB cable
  • Ethernet cable
 
Pages: [ 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 ]

Discussion

Comments currently: 4
Discussion started: 02/28/09 11:22:58 AM
Latest comment: 03/01/09 10:56:01 AM

View comments

Add your Comment