Another device to consider if you want to stream or access your files from a central point – this time from D-Link, which has launched the DNS-323 two-bay network storage unit.
The DNS-323 includes a fast Gigabit Ethernet connection, support for two internal 3.5-inch SATA hard drives, a built-in FTP server for accessing files through the net, a built-in UPnP audio visual (UPnP AV) media server for streaming digital content to compatible media players (without the need for a PC to be switched on) and RAID 1 technology for backing up and mirroring important files. In addition, there’s a USB print server and an iTunes Server for easy media access.
It comes with software, including D-Link’s Easy Search Utility, for easy location on the network and back-up software for scheduled or real-time back-ups. Available now, you can pick one up for £162.54, excluding VAT.