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D-Link DNS-313 Network Storage Enclosure 1-Bay SATA

by D-Link

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  • Can be used as a Network Attached Storage (NAS) or a portable hard drive directly attachable to PC's USB port
  • Built-in iTunes & FTP Server - Access stored music, video and other files locally or over the Internet
  • Can be used to stream music, photos, and videos to UPnP AV compatible network media players
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Product Information

Technical Details
Item Weight1.5 Kg
Product Dimensions1 x 1 x 1 cm
Item model numberDNS-313
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank 166,439 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight1.9 Kg
Date First Available17 Mar 2007

Product Description

Product Description

1-Bay SATA Network Storage Enclosure
The D-Link DNS-313 1-Bay SATA Network Storage Enclosure enables users at home to share files such as music, photos and videos across the network and on the Internet, so friends and family can access them. This device can also be used to stream music, photos and videos to UPnP Audio and Video (UPnP AV) compatible network media players*.

Convenience, Performance and Flexibility
The DNS-313 accommodates one 3.5" Serial ATA (SATA) hard drive of any capacity*. No tools or cables are required to install the hard drive, simplifying the setup process significantly. It also accepts a USB connection, to serve as Direct Attached Storage (DAS) for any computer. Gigabit Ethernet connectivity to the network is included to maximise performance when used with a Gigabit switch or Wireless N router.

Safe-file sharing locally or over the Internet
Based on the Internet Protocol (IP), the DNS-313 is not tied to any particular operating system and is suitable for use in Windows, MAC or Unix environments.
The DNS-313 includes an FTP server*, allowing files to be accessed remotely over the Internet as well as on the local network. Users and/or groups may be configured and assigned to folders with either read or read/write permissions. With access rights defined in this way, data can be kept safe.

Content streaming to a media player or iTunes software
Once music, photo and video collections have been saved on to the DNS-313 for safekeeping, the built-in UPnP AV media server may be used to stream the content to compatible media players, such as those found in D-Link's MediaLounge product line. This feature offers great levels of convenience, as it does not require a computer to be turned on.
The DNS-313 also features an iTunes Server. When enabled, the DNS-313 will be automatically detected in the iTunes program, which means the software will be able to find and play music directly from the DNS-313.

Rich software features
The product CD includes D-Link's Click'n Connect (DCC) utility, a wizard designed to guide anyone without prior technical knowledge through first time installation. Just by running the CD, users will be guided through connecting the device to the network, formatting the hard drive and mapping it on their PC.
For use at a later stage, the D-Link Easy Search Utility is also included. This utility allows users to locate the DNS-313 on the network and map the hard drive so that it will appear in "My Computer" on the PC.
Backup software is also included, the software allows users to backup their files from a computer to the DNS-313 manually, in keeping with a schedule, or in real-time. These real-time backups are an excellent way of safeguarding against unfortunate accidents that may result in the loss of important files.
The Download Scheduling feature allows you to set up scheduled folders or file downloads from an FTP or web server and thus backup sessions.
The Power Management feature allows the drives to enter a hibernation state in order to save energy and extend hard drive life.

Box Contains

  • 1 X CD-ROM (D-Link Click'n Connect,Manual and Software)
  • 1 X Ether (CAT5 UTP)
  • 1 X Cable
  • 1 X Power Adapter

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    10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By marcoscu TOP 500 REVIEWER on 29 May 2008
    This device does not come equipped with a hard drive and it is necessary to supply your own. D-Link offer a list on the product webpage of suitable drives although they claim it will work with 'most' SATA drives. I made the mistake of buying one which was not on the list - Samsung HD753LJ 750GB - and this did NOT work,was not recognised by the DNS-313 and had to be exchanged for a more costly one from the approved list, a Seagate ST3750640AS 750GB.

    The device was supplied with v 1.00 firmware and although I believe firmware updates are available for this they are not readily to be found online and D-Link Support have yet to reply to my email about this.

    Setting the device up is very simple. The hard drive slots into the DNS-313 without the need for screws, nuts or any tools. The CD based wizard walks you through formatting the drive, assigning it a drive letter and locating it on your network. It then allows you to set up the various servers it has built in - UPnP, FTP and iTunes - determined which users have access to them and to what level and to set up email alerts, power management and other functions. It will also perform unattended file downloads from websites but not 9as yet) Bittorrent downloads. There is in addition a supplied backup application but this I have not yet tested.

    In use as a UPnP server to my D-Link DSM-520 media player it works very well and appears to play most file types.

    It will also connect via USB directly to you computer and this is by far the quickest way of adding files to it. Trying to do so across the network is painfully slow. Equally slow is the uPnP refresh rate: it takes about 2o minutes to refresh my 750Gig drive.
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    6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Robert A on 26 Feb 2009
    Pretty basic, simple thing. Put in a disk drive (check the list on D-Link website for tested compatible drives) and it just works.

    Get the latest firmware update and the power down function works fine.

    Suggest only using these types of drives for back-up - don't put your only copy of vital baby pictures etc on them. Drive failure can and does happen and you don't want to lose stuff you can't replac.
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    15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By sixmetres on 31 May 2008
    Initially I had a pretty good impression of this item, but changed my mind later when I found out that the Power Management function actually does not work. This is a pretty important function if you plan to use this as a proper NAS : no power management means your disk will be spinning 24hrs a day unless you manually turn the DNS-313 on and off each time you need it (not what you want!). Leaving your disk on all the time will reduce its life considerably and use up power for nothing. Unfortunately D-Link are yet to release a firmware update despite having been aware of the problem for months (!). I would not have bought it if I had known about this.
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