D-Link Announces DNS-343 4-Bay Network Storage Enclosur

February 8, 2009 | 19:57

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The DNS-343 offers RAID 5 protection, Gigabit connectivity and supports Microsoft Active Directory - a scalable solution ideal for the small and mid-sized business seeking to store, share and safeguard documents

LONDON, UK - 3 February, 2009 — D-Link, the end-to-end networking solutions provider for consumers and business, is now shipping the 4-Bay Network Storage Enclosure (DNS-343), a secure and powerful solution for storing and accessing documents across the network and over the internet, offering tool-less drive installation, OLED display and Gigabit connectivity along with scalable features for easy expansion.

The new D-Link® DNS-343 4-Bay Network Storage Enclosure is designed to enhance file sharing, secure important data, offering unparalleled backup and recovery features for small-to-medium business (SMB). The DNS-343 can operate in a variety of drive configurations including Standard, JBOD, RAID 0, 1, and 5 to offer customers flexibility when configuring their data safeguard strategy. The DNS-343 supports Microsoft Active Directory, which SMBs will find useful to seamlessly integrate the device into their Windows network.

The DNS-343 rounds out the D-Link family of network storage devices that now include 2-, 4-, 8-, and 15-bay solutions. With its tool-less installation, the DNS-343 is designed to accommodate up to four SATA drives that can be inserted without any tools or attaching cables. In addition, this Network Storage Enclosure is a scalable solution, allowing users to start with one SATA hard disk drive (HDD) and add three more to accommodate growth.

"This Network Storage Enclosure represents the next-generation of storage performance and protection, offering an extremely powerful, yet easy-to-use solution for storing and sharing digital media across the office network," said Andrew Mulholland, Marketing Manager, D-Link UK&I. "It addresses the growing market need to store an ever-increasing amount of data, whilst offering built-in protection to keep valuable data, photos, videos and other important files intact."

The 4-Bay Network Storage Enclosure OLED displays important information including IP address, hard drive statistics, temperature, RAID status, and server status (FTP and UpnP®). The DNS-343 provides a variety of data protection options to help avoid data loss due to hard drive failure. It offers simplified management software, allowing users to create schedules and rules including real-time full or incremental backups and storage quotas for specific user groups. Using the included Memeo® backup software, users can automatically safeguard data on to the DNS-343 to create a failsafe protection solution from accidental data loss on the PC.

The D-Link Network Storage Enclosure also features a USB port that can act as a print server port, allowing a USB printer to be added to the network without the need for a dedicated computer. The USB port can also support an Uninterruptible Universal Power Supply (UPS) monitor that supports smart signalling over a USB connection. In the event of a power outage, the UPS monitor would safely shut the unit down and then automatically power back up when power resumes.

For flexible usage, the DNS-343 includes features such as a built-in FTP server to access files over the Internet and a UPnP Media Server to stream digital content to compatible media players.

Price and Availability

The D-Link DNS-343 is available now at a recommended retail price of £549.99 inc. VAT. For more information on the D-Link DNS-343 4-Bay Network Storage Enclosure, visit www.dlink.co.uk

Product Video

- View the DNS-343 Product Demo on D-Link TV


About D-Link:

Celebrating 21 years of “building networks for people,” D-Link has grown into a billion dollar global designer, developer and manufacturer of networking, broadband, digital electronics and voice and data communications products. D-Link’s solutions are ideal for all aspects of the digital home environment, with products spanning media streaming, network attached storage (NAS), gaming and PowerLine. D-Link is currently recognised as the global leader in Wireless N products with 33% of the market share, according to In-Stat Research*.

In Europe, D-Link has 20 offices and is headquartered in London. The region is strategically critical for the company and represents one third of its global revenues. For more information, visit www.dlink.co.uk

* In-Stat Q4/07 WLAN Market Share Report
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