D-Link Unveils Cloud Storage 2000

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D-Link has announced its latest two-bay ShareCenter, the Cloud Storage 2000 (DNS-320L).  Aiming to bring cloud-type storage to the home, the Cloud Storage 2000 allows users to access the files stored on it via a number of different avenues, including locally, via iOS, Android, and any computer through the portal.

The Cloud Storage 2000 is a replacement for D-Link’s well-received DNS-320.  It has a faster CPU than the outgoing 320, as well as Gigabit Ethernet connectivity, and a hardware design supporting up to two 3.5-inch SATA hard drives.

The Cloud Storage 2000 can support multiple user streams at once and does not require any tools for installation.  The hard drives can be configured in D-Link’s standard configuration, JBOD, RAID 0, or RAID 1, ensuring that there is a drive plan for most any user.  The Cloud Storage 2000 can also migrate from a non-RAID situation to RAID 1.  Users can also back up their files using the secure Amazon S3 service.

The free iOS or Android app allows the user to view photos and stream music and videos from their ShareCenter.  The Cloud Storage 2000 also includes a new feature, dubbed Photo Center, that aggregates and organizes user’s photos from their storage device, allowing administrators to create photo albums, view them with a slide show, and share photos with friends via emails, Cooliris and posts to your Picasa web album.

The Cloud Storage 2000 also has a built-in web file server and secure FTP server for sharing files over the internet.  DLNA support is also on-board to connect your ShareCenter to a compatible player.  The USB port supports USB drives, USB printers, and UPS monitoring.  You can use the Cloud Storage 2000 to backup your computer, including compatibility with Apple Time Machine.  The device also monitors itself and can send email notifications of its status.

The D-Link ShareCenter Cloud Storage 2000 will be available soon for $149.99.  Note that the device is sold sans hard drives, so you’ll need to supply your own.

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