<img src="http://techgage.com/images/news/dlink_dns323_logo.jpg" align="right" alt="D-Link DNS-323 NAS"></img> D-Link DNS-323 NAS
June 26, 2007
By Greg King
There's something to be said for convenient, mappable network storage. NAS not only offers an affordable way to keep your data safe, but also a handy way to share all your "stuff". As our review states, this name branded BYOD NAS box delivers on all fronts.
As our personal media libraries continue to grow larger and large each day, serious consideration needs to be given to our storage capabilities. With our PCs filling up with personal photos, movies, music and por... more movies, we all have a considerable amount of time invested in our collections. I personally have taken my CDs and ripped them onto my computer at an acceptable bit rate, allowing me to stream them to my Squeezebox in my living room.
With all this time and effort that I put into my digital media, it's easy to overlook the unstable nature of disk storage. While many disk drives come with impressive warranties, like Seagate's 320 and 750GB drives we have looked at in the past, this only guarantees that the drive will be replaced in the event of a failure. It in no way suggests that the drive will actually survive the warranted time in its entirety.
This is in no way an implication that today's hard drives are not reliable. On the contrary, I feel quite comfortable with the drives I currently use and should something ever happen, there is usually more than enough warning when a drive is close to irreversible failure. Adding to this is the large scale availability of this media thanks to the invasion of broadband into our homes.