The DNS-320 ShareCenterTM Pulse from D-Link, which is a 2-bay NAS device with features such as backup and media make a ideal solution for storing and sharing photos, music, movies and work files on a home or small office networks.
The ShareCenterTM Pulse, which is ideal for 3.5" SATA drives, incorporates a built-in web file server enabling you to browse and download files with quite an ease. Technically advanced users may wish to manage the contents through an FTP client.
The NAS also boasts of a built-in UPnP media server that would allow you to stream media content from your ShareCenterTM Pulse to any compatible media player - such as the PlayStation 3, Microsoft Xbox 360, and D-Link Boxee Box- over your local network. The NAS also supports multiple simultaneous streams wherein if you are listening to a song, someone else might watch a movie.
In regards to data safety the NAS comes with RAID 1 technology that ensures that your valuable data will not be lost by mirroring the contents of one hard drive onto the other, so if one drive fails, your data is still safe. User access rights can be assigned thus allowing you to maintain the confidentiality and integrity of all your files
If the NAS is not used for some time it will automatically go in a stand-by mode thus making sure that unnecessary energy is not consumed.
The D-Link DNS-320 2-bay Network Storage Enclosure is available from Expansys for £56.99.