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This is my first NAS so please forgive any dumb questions. I just ordered my D-Link DNS-321 from Tiger Direct for $79 and it will f gas certification logo arrive sometime next week. I am just trying to get as much info as possible so that my setup can go smoothly. I’m a very impatient person and I don’t do well with Tech support individuals. I am a DJ so i will be storing my music and movies to the device. A few years ago I dropped my external HDD and lost ALL of my music. I almost retired from the business because I had no backup. I have gotten most of my music back from countless hours of downloading. Can’t go through that again.

So, can someone kindly tell me what i should do after i open the box. I have a Linksys WRT54G wireless router that is about 4 years old. I am running Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit on my desktop with AVG antivirus and Windows Vista 32 Bit on my laptop with Symantec Endpoint for antivirus. I plan on using my PS3 to watch movies with the device as well. I will be installing 2 WD 1 TB 64MB Cache drives into the device.

I would agree with all of the above comments regarding drives. I would advise you to set the box up from the start as two separate drives, not RAID 1. For the kind of data gas works park seattle you are describing, changing slowly, it makes more sense in terms of protection. Store the data on one, back it up to the other (either using a backup utility on your gas x breastfeeding side effects computer, or if you get more adventurous later there are elegant and more efficient ways to do it on the DNS-321 itself). I have had disasters twice from two other NAS boxes – from Buffalo, one with a single drive and one with two in a RAID 1 array. They both came with Samsung drives that all failed within 6-18 months. With two single drives, if one fails the other is instantly accessible on the DNS-321. If the DNS-321 fails tgask, the single drives are readable easily under a Linux live CD or, with the right software, by Windows. Rebuilding a RAID after one drive fails ranges between easy but time consuming to downright difficult, rebuilding a RAID after a box failure can frequently be a nightmare. One of the Buffalos needed Jtagging to repair, the other was unrepairable for less than it cost.

3. They are very easy to add onto via Fonz fun_plug if you ever get into playing more with the software driving them. For instance, with a couple of scripts running, my box does a pair of rotating incremental backups of the first drive automatically to the second drive (mine is set to daily and weekly, but it can be more or less frequently), keeping a set of 5 snapshots of the files being backed up.

Well folks, my DNS 321 is pretty much setup. I purchased my new router, NetGear WNDR37AV yesterday and my DNS 321 electricity kwh cost and my two 1.5TB drives showed up via UPS yesterday as well. Router is very fast and easy to setup. DLink was very patient with me during my setup of the 321. For some reason. the easy search setup would not work via the cd nor the electricity definition chemistry .exe file they had me download from the site. I had to plug the ethernet cable from the 321 directly into my pc’s ethernet port. We began initial setup and it was not as bad. I called them around 9:00 PM Thursday and i got off of the phone with them around 2AM Friday.

No matter what, i cannot get ftp to work. My router has a USB port that is used for connection an external hdd. I connected my Western Digital external hdd to the usb on the router and it assigned port 21 to it. So, 90% of the stuff i read says to use port 21 for ftp. well since it was in use, Dlink supp. said to use 1025. I opened 1025 in my router. In the 321 under ftp server settings, i have 1025 as the port. When i type the ip of my router 24.x.xxx.xx:1025, i get a login box. i enter the user name and password for the user i created and it takes FOREVER before anything happens. Finally a white page pops up with the ftp address and below it there is a link to select a higher directly and there is nothing else there. no volume name, no file name, no last date modified gas in back and stomach. When i click that directory link, it does noting. Dlink is telling me its a firewall issue because i gave the my user name and pword and they were able to see my files. Just plain weird.

A RAID is most definitely not a safe backup on its own. It is most suitable for data that changes quickly, and if something fails with one of the two drives in RAID 1, the data is there to be rebuilt on a replacement. If both drives go out (power surge/failure, internal fatal failure in the NAS SATA drivers, accidental reformatting as non RAID-1 on rebuilding after a failure or changing a drive) your data is history unless you either do a lot of work yourself or pay 93 gas near me someone else to do it (and may still be history grade 6 electricity test even then). In theory, if the DNS-321 dies gracefully without taking one or more drives with it, a RAID can be rebuilt on a new DNS-321 from the one live drive – but don’t bet your irreplaceable data on it!

In the days when data density was lower, hard drive failures were rare – I have quite a few 10-year old drives running with no bad sectors or SMART errors still. Modern consumer desktop drives 1TB are quoted in several places as being subject to 3% plus failure rate in the first year and higher rates subsequently. I’ve seen more large SATA drives fail than I ever saw with smaller IDE/SCSI drives, even with surge protection, UPS backup. Its a jungle out there for data.

Data that change slowly, like media files added to occasionally, are probably safer to store as copies on several separate disks, ideally not in the same physical device. One way to do this very securely with the DNS-321 is to use one drive permanently 76 gas station locations mounted to use with the device as a file server, one as backup plugged into the device only when backing up and physically removed from the device and stored separately at other times. That avoids all of the situations above other than the accidental reformats (or rm -rf *

Jamie, thanks for the info. I’m just happy that i have the DNS 321 finally behaving the way it should. Wish the write speeds were a bit better but as i begin to transfer my music and movies, I am just doing 100 gig at a time. I’m seeing transfer speeds from the gas house edwards USB connected HDD to the 321 up around 13 meg/s. I can live with that. I just start the transfer and walk away. Since I am only using this for my personal use, i only need one user and one group. That is mostly for the ftp feature.

All said and done, I’m happy with the 321. I have a coworker who plans on buying the 323 or the Netgear ReadyNas Duo 2 bay electricity games device. The NetGear is really nice. 3 USB ports for printing and additional storage. It’s still a little bit on the high end for price, $199, which seems to be the case with most NG products. I am sure if he goes with the 323 he will be coming to me for help so i appreciate all of the knowledge you and everyone else on this forum has given me in the past few days. I will use it wisely. Thanks again.