SOURCE: D-Link Systems, Inc.

July 08, 2008 06:00 ET

D-Link Now Shipping 4-Bay Network Storage Enclosure With Tool-Less Drive Installation and On-Board OLED Display

D-Link® DNS-343 Offers RAID 5 Protection and Gigabit Connectivity; Scalable Solution Ideal for the Small and Mid-Sized Business Seeking to Store, Share and Safeguard Documents

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, CA--(Marketwire - July 8, 2008) - D-Link, the end-to-end networking solutions provider for consumers and business, is now shipping the 4-Bay Network Storage Enclosure, 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® 4-Bay Network Storage Enclosure (DNS-343) 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 4-Bay Network Storage Enclosure 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 AJ Wang, chief technology officer of D-Link. "It addresses the growing market need to store an ever-increasing amount of data, while 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 signaling 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.

For more information on the D-Link 4-Bay Network Storage Enclosure, visit

Price and Availability

The D-Link DNS-343 is available through D-Link's network of retail outlets, value-added resellers, solution providers and distributors, or at the company's online store,, for the manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of $519.99.

About D-Link

D-Link is the global leader in connectivity for small, medium and large enterprise business networking. The company is an award-winning designer, developer and manufacturer of networking, broadband, digital electronics, voice, data and video communications solutions for the digital home, Small Office/Home Office (SOHO), Small to Medium Business (SMB), and Workgroup to Enterprise environments. With millions of networking and connectivity products manufactured and shipped, D-Link is a dominant market participant and price/performance leader in the networking and communications market. D-Link Systems, Inc. headquarters are located at 17595 Mt. Herrmann Street, Fountain Valley, Calif., 92708. Phone (800) 326-1688 or (714) 885-6000; FAX (866) 743-4905; Internet

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