D-Link has released a new 2-bay NAS product and is bundling cloud features and mobile device access. Read on for details.
D-Link has released a new 2-bay NAS product and is bundling cloud features and mobile device access. The price point, without disks, will be $149.99. Here is the announcement:
D-Link Unveils 2-Bay Network Storage Solution Offering Local and Cloud Capabilities for
Home Users and Small Business Owners
Delivering Versatility, Performance and Remote Accessibility, the Cloud Storage 2000 is Ideal for Remote File Access and Management, Mobile Streaming and Backup
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. – Oct. 23, 2012 – Expanding its portfolio of cloud-enabled products, D-Link today announced its latest ShareCenter® 2-Bay Cloud Storage 2000 (DNS-320L), offering a centralized storage solution with remote sharing, streaming, and management capabilities. Delivering a complete home and small business cloud storage solution, the D-Link® Cloud Storage 2000 enables users to remotely and locally download and upload files, delete files and folders from their storage device, and access files stored on their ShareCenter® from any computer via the mydlink.com portal. Plus, with a free app for iPad®, iPhone® and Android™ devices, users can now easily view photos, and stream music and videos from their ShareCenter directly to mobile devices from anywhere in the world.
“As the need for centralized storage has increased in today’s digital home, D-Link continues to offer high-performance and versatile storage solutions,” said Ken Loyd, director, consumer products, D-Link Systems, Inc. “Beyond providing a robust and secured storage solution, the Cloud Storage 2000 allows users to create their own personal cloud to locally and remotely access and manage files, store video recordings from a mydlink-enabled Cloud Camera and even stream music and video to a mobile device.”
The Cloud Storage 2000 replaces D-Link’s leading DNS-320 storage device and includes a faster CPU, Gigabit Ethernet port for high-speed data transfers and an intuitive hardware design supporting up to two 3.5-inch SATA hard drive. The Cloud Storage 2000 supports multiple user streams simultaneously and does not require any tools for installation – providing a high performance user-friendly storage solution for today’s digital home. For added protection, the Cloud Storage 2000 is equipped with RAID 1 technology to protect user’s valuable files. Users can also backup their files using the secure Amazon S3 service to protect files in the event of a catastrophe.
In addition, the Cloud Storage 2000 features a brand new Photo Center which aggregates and organizes user’s photos from their storage device, allowing administrators to create photo albums, view them with a slide show, and share photos with friends via emails, Cooliris and posts to your Picasa web album.
- mydlink.com Portal for Remote File Management over the Internet
- mydlink® Access – NAS Mobile App for Remote File Access and music, photos and video streaming
- Multiple hard drive configurations – Standard, JBOD RAID 0 and RAID 1
- High-Speed Gigabit Ethernet Connectivity
- Built-in Web File Server and Secure FTP Server for File Access Over the Internet
- DLNA™ Server to Stream Music, Photos, and Video to Compatible Media Players, including Boxee Box by D-Link, PlayStation® 3 and Xbox® 360
- USB Port Supports USB Drives, USB Printers and UPS Monitoring
- Supports PC Backup, Local Backup, Apple Time Machine Backup, USB Backup, Remote Backup, and Cloud Backup (via Amazon S3)
- Auto Power Recovers and Power-off Scheduling
- Automatic E-mail Notification of Device Status
Availability and Pricing
The Cloud Storage 2000 will be available for a retail price of $149.99 throughout the D-Link network of retail and e-tail outlets in North America.
Adding two disks will get you at about $300, but at that price point, you get a RAID1 and get access to some pretty decent mobile apps as well. This is a reasonably priced entry level solution and should be on your list of affordable storage options. Here are some product pictures:
So what do you think? Is this an interesting option? Sound off in the comments!
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