ShareCenter 2-Bay Network Storage Enclosure


  • Product Status (Revision A): End of Life
Safely Share Digital Files Locally And Over the Internet
The D-Link® 2-Bay Network Storage Enclosure (DNS-323) when used with two internal 3.5” SATA drives1 enables you to share documents, files, and digital media such as music, photos, and video with everyone on your home or office network. With the built-in FTP server2, you can access your files remotely over the Internet from anywhere in the world and keep data safe by only giving rights to specific users or groups. When configuring the DNS-323, you can create users and groups and assign them to folders with either read or read/write permissions.

This is ideal for an office environment with employee-specific sensitive data or for the home where you can ensure your children will only have access to age appropriate material. With the built-in USB print server port, you can add a USB printer to your network without a dedicated computer so anyone can print from anywhere on the network.

D-Link DNS-323 Special Features:
  • SATA Drive Support
  • Internet Access via FTP
  • UPnP AV for Storing and Streaming Media Files
  • 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet Port
  • USB Print Server Port
  • Built-In Fan Included

Stream Digital Media Content To UPnP™ AV Compatible Media Players
The DNS-323 includes the latest BitTorrent® software support so you can access and store digital media from the Internet without the need for a dedicated PC to be turned on or connected. The DNS-323 connects directly to your home or office network and acts as a media hub for BitTorrent-enabled content. The DNS-323 also acts as an UPnP™ AV media server that streams media to a compatible player (such as those found in D-Link’s MediaLounge™ product line).

Protection, Performance, and Flexibility
Four different hard drive modes (Standard, JBOD, RAID 0, RAID 1) enable you to choose the configuration best suited to your needs. Standard mode creates two separately accessible hard drives. JBOD combines both drives in linear fashion for maximum space efficiency. RAID 0 combines both drives in a ‘striped’ configuration, which provides the highest performance. RAID 1 causes the drives to mirror each other, providing maximum protection. If one drive fails while configured as RAID 1, the unaffected drive continues as a single drive until the failed drive is replaced. The new drive will then be remirrored, returning full protection to both drives after it has been mirrored.

Simplified Management

The DNS-323 can automatically back up your data regardless of your computer’s operating system (Windows®, Mac®, or Linux®). For Windows users, the included feature-rich backup software can help you create schedules and rules including real-time full or incremental backups and storage quotas for specific users and groups. The DNS-323 also features a built-in FTP server2 to access files through the Internet, enabling you to manage your files from anywhere in the world.

The 2-Bay Network Storage Enclosure (DNS-323) is a high performance, cost-effective solution that provides protection, performance, and flexibility along with simplified management and gigabit connectivity, perfect for your home and small business data storage needs.

What This Product Does

The D-Link 2-Bay Network Storage Enclosure (DNS-323) when used with internal SATA drives1 enables you to share documents, music, photos, and video across the network and on the Internet so family members, friends, or employees can access them. This network storage enclosure creates a central network point for backing up valuable files and the built-in RAID 1 mirroring technology1 protects these files from drive failure. You can also use this device to stream photos, music, and videos to UPnP AV compatible network media players3.

Robust Software Included

The included CD contains the D-Link Easy Search Utility. This utility allows access to the DNS-323 from anywhere on the network. A feature-rich backup software is also included. You can backup valuable files from a computer to the DNS-323 in real-time, manually or on a schedule. Real-time backups are a great way to safeguard against unfortunate accidents that may result in the loss of precious files.

1 Hard Drive(s) not included. An internal SATA drive is required to store or share your files; drive must be formatted before use.
2 Unless additional precautions are taken, use of an FTP Server to access files over the Internet does not provide for secure or encrypted transmissions. It is recommended that the end-user utilize a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to establish a secure FTP session.
3 D-Link cannot guarantee full compatibility or proper playback with all codecs. Playback compatibility depends on the codec support of the UPnP™ AV media player.
Network Attached Storage
Enclosure form factor
Number of drive bays
Drive interface
Drive form factor
3.5 inch
Maximum storage capacity
4 TB
Network interface
1 x Gigabit Ethernet
Number of USB ports (for storage backup, printer sharing or UPS monitoring)
Multiple drive configuration

RAID 0/1

Drive format
Scan disk
User account management
Maximum number of user accounts
Group account management
Maximum number of group accounts
User/group quota management
Network share management
Maximum number of managed shared forlders
Maximum concurrent connections via FTP
Maximum concurrent connections via Samba
Schedule backup from PC to NAS
Schedule local backups
FTP/HTTP/P2P downloads
File sharing protocol
Network streaming service
Web interface through browser
This product was phased out on: 09/11/2011
This product's last date of support is on: 08/11/2013
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Datasheet (English) - PDF 2.34mb Download
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