Getting Started: ShareCenter 2-Bay Network Storage (DNS-320)

Uploaded by DLinkTV on 15.09.2011

The ShareCenter 2-Bay Network Storage Device, or the DNS-320,
allows everyone on your network to back up and share documents, music, photos,
and videos to a central location and access them remotely over the
It features a built in web file and FTP server, as well as an iTunes server,
a USB printer server port and much more.
We're going to show you how to get started using the DNS-320. But first let's see
what comes in the box.
After opening up the box and removing some of the packaging, the first thing you'll find
is the DNS-320,
followed by a blue ethernet cable,
the first part of the power adapter,
the second part of the power adapter,
and lastly the installation guide and installation CD.
Now you'll want to remove the protective film around the DNS-320 that
keeps the device nice and shiny.
Let's take a closer look at the device, shall we? On the front open the small
latch and you'll find a USB port, a USB copy and unmount button and of course the power
Flip the device around and up top you have the cover lock,
down on the bottom the power plug, a tiny reset button, and screaming fast
gigabit ethernet port.
Open the cover using the cover latch and let's install two hard drives. Start
with the SATA and power connections pointed down and match them up with the
connections in the device.
The hard drive will slide right in and you will feel a slight resistance as to make the
connection. The keyword is slight, don't force them in.
Slide the cover back on and now we'll connect the NAS to our home network.
Plug the provided ethernet cable to an open LAN port on the back of your router and
connect it to the ethernet port on the NAS.
Plug the power into a wall outlet and connect it to the DNS-320.
Press the power button, and now we'll configure the NAS on the computer.
Start by inserting the installation CD into your computer and follow the
prompts to run the application
when prompted click the large "Install" button to start the configuration
process. Be sure to read through the entire user license agreement, it's a pretty
good read, and
if you agree click so to continue
select you language, and
skip past the prompt to set up the device, because these are the same steps
we just took you through.
But once you prompted to select a device select it, and then click next.
Leave the password field blank as the default you'll be prompted to create a
new password for the NAS.
Most likely want to stick with the DHCP as it's the most common and
easiest configuration.
Then feel free to customize your device name but leave the defaults.
You can also enable dynamic DNS, or DDNS, to give your device even
more flexibility.
But we'll skip this for today, but be sure to check out other videos on how to set
up DDNS.
Set your time zone and time,
and just to make it easier you can use your computer time with a single click.
Another optional feature are e-mail alerts, if you want, configure e-mail settings, but
will skip this for now.
Since the drives are new, you'll have to select how you want your NAS to be set up.
Choose standard to create two separate volumes, one for each drive,
choose JBOD, or just a bunch of drives,
this creates one large drive out of two drives.
RAID zero is similar to JBOD as it creates one large drive but has better
performance and it is a type of RAID configuration.
And the last option RAID one which is used for maximum data protection. One drive
is used to mirror or duplicate the other.
We'll select RAID one.
Assign a drive letter for easy access to the NAS
and then scan through your settings to make sure they're correct.
You'll be warned that all the data currently on the drives will be erased, as long as
you understand this click "yes" to continue.
Formatting the drives will take a few minutes especially depending on the size of the
drives so sit back grab coffee, soda, or other tasty beverage you get a few
minutes to finish.
And once you see "Format Successful"
click "Next" and then "Finish".
You're all done!
click on "My computer" and you'll see the new drive Z or any other drive letter
that you selected during configuration and now you can copy your photos, music,
videos, or documents
for streaming to you Boxee Box
or just for the insurance of having an extra back up.
Setting up your ShareCenter 2-Bay network storage device is simple and
easy to do.
D-Link also offers the DNS-320 preconfigured with one terabyte
of storage to make it even easier.
The RAID one configuration give you that extra back up to make sure your
documents and files are safe and secure,
and lastly be sure to check out our other videos to learn how to get more out of
your D-Link devices.