Computing - general &Nerd stuff 16 Nov 2006 10:12 am

D-Link DNS-323 NAS device

In response to Neil‘s comment on my post about the Netgear SC-101 NAS (Network Attached Storage) device, I suggested that the new D-Link DNS-323 might be worth a look.

Tom’s Hardware has just reviewed the DNS-323, and their findings (here) are broadly favourable. Key observations:

The DNS-323 might be thought of as D-Link’s somewhat belated response to Netgear’s SC101. Both are two-drive RAID 1-capable BYOD NASes with easily installable drives and similar physical sizes. But fortunately for D-Link, that’s where the similarities stop. The DNS-323 uses SATA drives instead of the IDE drives used by the SC101 and a gigabit Ethernet port vs. the SC101’s 10/100. The 323 also sports print, FTP, UPnP AV and iTunes servers, where the SC101 has no built-in servers. Finally, since the DNS-323 supports the standard SMB/CIFS network filesystem protocol, it can be used by machines running OSes other than Windows including Mac OS and Linux.

In other words: everything the SC-101 could (and should) have been.

9 Responses to “D-Link DNS-323 NAS device”

  1. on 16 Nov 2006 at 11:19 (Sydney) 1.NeilA said …

    Coolies.
    Thanks Richard – will take a look…

  2. on 16 Nov 2006 at 17:04 (Sydney) 2.Richard said …

    Coolies???????

  3. on 16 Nov 2006 at 18:29 (Sydney) 3.NeilA said …

    C’mon Richard! Get with the lingo.!.. 😉

  4. on 16 Nov 2006 at 18:49 (Sydney) 4.Simon said …

    Neil, what lingo is that?

    Looking on urbandictionary.com, I see that coolies is “an extremely irritating way of saying ‘Cool'”.

  5. on 16 Nov 2006 at 18:54 (Sydney) 5.Richard said …

    I will check with my 12yo when she gets home!

    Noticed another new one the other day on OCAU: apparently ‘ghetto’ means ‘home made’. Urbandictionary says: jury-rigged, improvised, or home-made (usually with extremely cheap or sub-standard components), yet still deserving of an odd sense of respect from ghetto dwellers and non-ghetto dwellers alike.

    So, at some stage I will write about my ghetto NAS box.

    Yo.

  6. on 20 Nov 2006 at 14:12 (Sydney) 6.Richard said …

    OK – so miss 12-yo Nerd says “coolies” means “cool”.

    I feel better now.

  7. on 20 Nov 2006 at 21:22 (Sydney) 7.Simon said …

    But Richard, is “coolies” a cool way of saying “cool”?

  8. on 21 Nov 2006 at 15:39 (Sydney) 8.Richard said …

    Nerdlet seems to think so – but maybe you could validate this with some of your high school kids!

  9. on 23 Nov 2006 at 18:37 (Sydney) 9.Lizzie said …

    I am not a nerdlet! I’m a nerdtween, or whatever you want to call it. Is that ok? Coolies!