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D-Link ShareCentre Quattro DNS-345

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For its 4-bay NAS entry, D-Link offered up the DNS-345 version of the ShareCentre Quattro, which features an OLED screen displaying useful information such as volume status and SMART temperature readouts. With twin gigabit LAN ports it just about edges out the LinkStation Pro Quad on the hardware front. Yet despite this – and it’s higher price tag – I found performance to be about the same.

Cloud support is much better though, with both MyD-LinkCloud and Amazon S3 on the feature list. If this is the kind of thing you’re after it can also be found unpopulated for under £300.

D-Link ShareCentre Quattro DNS-345 4-bay NAS drive

Reg Rating 65%
Price £290 (Unpopulated), £700 (4TB), £815 (8TB)
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Iomega StorCenter PX4-300D

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Iomega's StorCenter PX4-300D has a price that hints that this is a model aimed more at business users. With a 1.8GHz dual-core Intel Atom D525 chip and 2GB of RAM it doesn't lack power. It's well connected too, with twin gigabit LAN ports, as well as USB 3.0.

Behind all of this though is EMC's LifeLine software which is certified for use in many enterprise virtualization environments. With it, as well as the usual cloud backup support, LifeLine also comes with Iomega Personal Cloud; allowing users to create their own cloud network and to link multiple StorCenter devices into the cloud for off-site access and backup. It's the most expensive unpopulated NAS box here, yet puts in a respectable rather than stellar performance.

Iomega StorCenter PX4-300D 4-bay NAS drive

Reg Rating 80%
Price £682 (Unpopulated), £982 (4TB), £1222 (8TB), £1462 (12TB)
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