Six Minute and Six Second Review of the WD Sentinel DX4000
WD Sentinel DX4000 WD Enterprise Drives
The WD Sentinel includes Enterprise-Class WD RE drives that feature high capacity storage, peak performance and reliability. I know drive prices have been inflated recently but the 2TB WD RE drives at Newegg are running about $300 each right now. Pricewise you can see with two drives, the WSS operating system and the CPU, PSU and case are a great deal at $949.99.
WD Sentinel DX4000 Network Speeds
Network speeds were just as advertised. The WD streamed HD content without interruption and I had no issues during testing with network connectivity.
WD states “With dual Gigabit Ethernet connectivity, WD Sentinel DX4000 delivers read speeds up to 85 MB/s through the Gigabit Ethernet interface” an my speeds were comparable at 82 MB/second read and 65 MB/second write.
My test was in no way scientific and just an average of test using a 958 MB video file copied back and forth.
WD Sentinel DX4000 Remote Access
Remote Access set up was quick and easy. As long as your router has UPNP then set up should take only a few minutes. The domain name is different (remotewebaccess.com) and requires a Live ID.
The web interface is clean and very familiar.
The Remote Web Access page is also standard Microsoft. Very classy.
As with WHS 2011, Remote Media settings can be changed from the Dashboard. Very nice.