- 2-bay Network Attached Storage for 3.5” SATA drives
- Gigabit connectivity for fast transmission speed
- User/group quotas for security and confidentiality
- Web file server for easy and secure access to your files over the Internet
- Apple’s Time Machine application to automatically backup content and settings from Mac computers
- Touch-button for one-step backup of USB memory dongles
- Print Server to share a printer with other users on the network
- RAID 1 technology to automatically mirror the contents of one hard drive onto the other
- Free FarStone Backup software included
- D-Link Green™: Energy-saving design
What this product does
The ShareCenter™ Shadow, when used with internal SATA drives1, enables offices to share documents and files across the network and on the Internet, so employees can easily access them. This enclosure also allows for the creation of a central network point for backing up files and the built-in RAID 1 mirroring technology protects these files from drive failure. Add-on applications can be installed to further extend functionality.
Safely share digital files locally and over the Internet
The ShareCenter™ Shadow 2-Bay Network Storage, when used with internal SATA drives1, enables users to share documents, files, and digital media such as music, photos, and videos with other users on a home or office network. Users can gain remote access to their files over the Internet using the built-in web/file server or the secure FTP server. Keep data safe by giving rights to specific users or groups and assign them to folders with specific read/write permissions. This is ideal for a home environment, where children’s access can be restricted to only age-appropriate materials. The ShareCenter Shadow also supports Time Machine which allows Apple® users to easily back up any Mac computers running OS X (10.5 or later).
Strem digital media content with the built-iin DLNA-certified Media Server
Back up your digital media files to the ShareCenter Shadow for safekeeping, and enjoy the benefits of the built in UPnP AV media server. Stream digital content to compatible media players such as the D-Link Boxee Box, PlayStation® 3, and Microsoft® Xbox 360™
Do more with powerful Add-ons
Powerful add-on applications extend NAS functionality and allow you to do more with your NAS. P2P applications offer access to a limitless collection of free content. Meanwhile, SqueezeCenter, Audio Streamer, and AjaXplorer can be used to stream a music collection stored on the NAS across the internet. The powerful Gallery and Blog add-ons let you showcase your own photos or writing. Enjoy even more add-ons as they become available in the future.
Connect USB Printers, Storage Devices, and UPS Monitors
Share a USB printer or scanner within the network by connecting it to the USB 2.0 drive. You may also plug in an external hard drive or flash storage device and share it with the entire network. A convenient USB button allows you to instantly copy the data on USB flash storage device to the NAS. Additionally, the ShareCenter supports UPS monitoring via USB to help maintain data integrity during a power failure.
Enjoy performance, protection and flexibility
The availability of four different hard drive modes (Standard, JBOD, RAID 0, RAID 1) allows users to choose the configuration best suited to their needs. Standard mode creates two separately accessible hard drives. JBOD combines both drives to create a single, easy to use volume. RAID 0 combines both drives in a “striped” configuration, which provides the highest performance when using a Gigabit Ethernet connection. RAID 1 creates a copy of your data on both drives, providing maximum protection; if one drive fails while configured as RAID 1, the unaffected drive continues to function as a single drive until the failed drive is replaced. The new drive will then be re-mirrored, allowing the ShareCenter Shadow to return to its full level of protection.
For consumers interested in reducing their energy costs and helping to save the environment, D-Link Green™ products provide eco-friendly alternatives without compromising performance. This device uses D-Link Green Ethernet, Hard Drive power management and Smart Fan speed control to reduce energy costs, minimize noise, and prolong the lifespan of your hard drives.
1Hard drives only included for DNS-325-1TB and DNS-325-2TB. RAID 1 mirroring requires the use of two internal SATA drives. To avoid data incompatibility in RAID 1 operation, use SATA drives from the same manufacturer. Formatted drive capacity for RAID 1 operation is dependant on the drive capacity of the lowest-sized drive. May not work with older generation SATA drives. For a list of SATA drives that have been tested to work with the ShareCenter Shadow, visit D-Link support websites.