The Four Drive DNS-323: D-Link DNS-343 Reviewed

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  1. Dunnp

    Dunnp New Around Here

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    Has anyone calculated the power consumption of the DNS-343? I am interested in how much power is used when the drives spin down, etc.
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  3. thiggins

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    The information is in the NAS Chart Feature page.
    40W active, 20W with drives spun down.
     
  4. dlach

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    migrate raid 1 to raid 5?

    Bought this on the strength of the review. What I don't see how to do is start out with 2 disks in raid 0 then go to raid 5 when I can afford at least one more disk. Is this possible to do in place (like you can with the qnap) without data loss?
     
  5. thiggins

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    The DNS343 does not support RAID migration.
     
  6. dlach

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    >>>The DNS343 does not support RAID migration.

    Well that is damned unhandy. I guess I should have spent the extra $ on the Qnap.

    What about adding an extra drive to an array? If I started with three and wanted to add a fourth? No right? And I don't suppose it supports a hot spare...

    thanks.
     
  7. thiggins

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    Nope. Can't do that either.
    You need to read the specs carefully and take advantage of downloadable User Manuals before you buy.
     
  8. dlach

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    More accurately since there isn't anything on these capabilities in the specs, manual, or your review I should have assumed the worst case instead of the best. However the performance graphs were what I was stupidly focused on. But given the price difference I guess I can just live with it and hope that Dlink revs the firmware to at least support migration.
     
  9. thiggins

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    Don't hold your breath. D-Link hasn't done much enhancement to the DNS products since they have been out. I could be wrong, but I don't think RAID migration is in the cards for the 343.
     
  10. dlach

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    Arg! Thanks fore the heads up. Having to reformat the entire system for ANY change is pretty hared to swallow, don't know if I can live with THAT.
     
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    Raid 1 & individual drives

    I went thru the DNS343's user manual but it is not clear to me about the setup.

    1- I plan to have 3 drives. 2 will be used for RAID 1. The other will be used as individual drive.

    2- Later on, when my budget allow, I will add another 4th drive as an additional individual drive.

    Can I do step 1 & 2 with DSN-343 ? How about other low cost 4-drives NAS that you can recommend ?

    Thanks.
     
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    RAID5 on DNS-343

    According to the manual and the website the DNS-343 requires 4 drives for raid 5.
     

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