D-Link (or D’Link) make a few different types of NAS (Network Attached Storage) devices, including the ShareCentre and ShareCentre Pro. Most popular in the D-Link ShareCentre range are the 2 and 4 bay NAS systems – the 2 bay systems use RAID 0 and RAID 1 data storage configurations, whilst the 4 bay D-Link NAS drives will often use RAID 5. The larger D-Link ShareCentre Pro systems are rack servers typically all running RAID 5, aimed at businesses. All D-Link servers are prone to the usual hard disk faults that require a data recovery service to retrieve the data. Manchester’s Data Clinic is the best company we’ve found for D-link data recovery (their main NAS recovery page is here). D-Link NAS hard drives are modern devices can house many Terabytes of data, which is great while they are working normally. Unfortunately, as you may know there are many ways data can be lost from a NAS device, all storage devices are very temperamental, requiring particular care and attention when faulty.
Common D-Link Data Loss Scenarios
- Clicking / beeping / buzzing hard drives inside the NAS, that can no longer be accessed.
- The NAS starts to run very slowly – file access takes a long time.
- Connecting to the NAS is no longer possible.
Data Clinic’s D-Link NAS Data Recovery Services
With a D-Link NAS hard drives it’s imperative to have them repaired correctly when they go wrong. Placing a D-Link NAS in the hands of an unskilled person who ‘knows about IT stuff’ is to be avoided as D-Link NAS repair and data recovery is a highly skilled task. This means avoiding high street PC shops and colleagues who do not have sufficient knowledge or skills of the inner workings of D-Link NAS hard disk equipment. Doing the wrong thing will often lead to irreversible data loss.
Common D-Link NAS Models
For the 2 bay range (DNS-325 Model), it’s possible to store up to 2 TB data. This device includes a USB port and a single gigabit Ethernet connector. You can also implement a RAID 0, RAID 1, Basic RAID or JBOD.
The Pro 5-Bay version is a file sharing beast with 5 full 3.5” available hard drive bays and 2 gigabit Ethernet ports, this device offers great read and write speeds.
The DNS-345 (4 bays) supports a lot of RAID configurations, including RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 and RAID 5 with a hot spares. These devices have their own backup utilities, but they aren’t always the best. We have worked with many of the available devices from D-Link and with good experience and knowledge of them, we are able to offer a very good chance of getting your data back (depending on the fault and its severity).
There are also servers that we are confident at working on, including the 12 and 15 bay RackMount servers and iSCSI SANs.