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Default The Four Drive DNS-323: D-Link DNS-343 Reviewed

Has anyone calculated the power consumption of the DNS-343? I am interested in how much power is used when the drives spin down, etc.
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The information is in the NAS Chart Feature page.
40W active, 20W with drives spun down.
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Default migrate raid 1 to raid 5?

Bought this on the strength of the review. What I don't see how to do is start out with 2 disks in raid 0 then go to raid 5 when I can afford at least one more disk. Is this possible to do in place (like you can with the qnap) without data loss?
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The DNS343 does not support RAID migration.
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>>>The DNS343 does not support RAID migration.

Well that is damned unhandy. I guess I should have spent the extra $ on the Qnap.

What about adding an extra drive to an array? If I started with three and wanted to add a fourth? No right? And I don't suppose it supports a hot spare...

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What about adding an extra drive to an array? If I started with three and wanted to add a fourth? No right? And I don't suppose it supports a hot spare...
Nope. Can't do that either.
You need to read the specs carefully and take advantage of downloadable User Manuals before you buy.
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More accurately since there isn't anything on these capabilities in the specs, manual, or your review I should have assumed the worst case instead of the best. However the performance graphs were what I was stupidly focused on. But given the price difference I guess I can just live with it and hope that Dlink revs the firmware to at least support migration.
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But given the price difference I guess I can just live with it and hope that Dlink revs the firmware to at least support migration.
Don't hold your breath. D-Link hasn't done much enhancement to the DNS products since they have been out. I could be wrong, but I don't think RAID migration is in the cards for the 343.
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Arg! Thanks fore the heads up. Having to reformat the entire system for ANY change is pretty hared to swallow, don't know if I can live with THAT.
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Default Raid 1 & individual drives

I went thru the DNS343's user manual but it is not clear to me about the setup.

1- I plan to have 3 drives. 2 will be used for RAID 1. The other will be used as individual drive.

2- Later on, when my budget allow, I will add another 4th drive as an additional individual drive.

Can I do step 1 & 2 with DSN-343 ? How about other low cost 4-drives NAS that you can recommend ?

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