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Resolve Issues With Your D-Link Network Attached Storage


I am hoping that someone will be able to help me with a D-Link DNS 323, which has started to corrupt most of the files and is reporting an error message. I decided to update the different firmware programs on the system, and after the installation, the D-Link started to reboot. Unfortunately, the reboot failed for some reason, and a blue light started blinking on the front. I was a little nervous about this, and my fears were confirmed when I powered it back on manually. The D-Link is available and up now, but it is reporting an error with my drives, saying that one of them is degraded. The files are no longer available to me if I look on them through My Computer, but I have been unable to find it when I look through the DMU. I don’t understand why it has fallen off of the My Computer window or why I cannot access it through Disk Management. I am looking for a reliable data recovery company to recue my data.


Hello. I am having some problems with a D-Link ShareCenter, which has not responded to anything. I bought it directly from a UK retailer and used it without any problems for the first two years. I knew that I would have to update the firmware when I bought the device but put this off until now. I downloaded the firmware in the latest edition, and this seemed to work well. However, on botting up for first time after firmware install it would not recognise either of the drives that I bought with the system and have it recognised on the ShareCenter. I have looked in the DMU, and the D-Link is on there, but there are no drives available on it. I rebooted the drives, and saw that they had appeared in the folder of the D-Link, but they are 3TB files, and I can only see 1.5TB as available in each. This does not seem right. I seem to have made a mistake in downloading the firmware to the system before installing the drives. They don’t seem to be formatted properly, and obviously I am not about to use them in this state.

Resolve Issues With Your D-Link Network Attached Storage

D-Link is a very popular make of network attached storage. The main D-Link product range currently in use is the ShareCenter systems, which provide a range of network attached storage housings with between two and four bays in the most popular models. This type of data storage system is often used over a single external hard drive as it is generally more stable, can be easier to implement and manage, and also supports RAID array configurations, which also increase the reliability and robustness of the system.

There are pros and cons to using D-Link network attached storage. Perhaps the biggest disadvantage is ensuring that you select the right disks to go into your ShareCenter system. There is a lot of advice around about compatibility beteen network attached storage systems and the disks you can use in them, but sometimes the combination of the operating system and the file storage system can cause access issues if the management of the disks is not carried out correctly. You may find that your system works fine initially, but further down the line develops problems due to various incompatibilities between your system elements.

D Link Network attached storage devices, due to the interaction of multiple elements, may be slightly more prone to developing errors if it is not set up properly, however a network attached storage system that has had all of its elements matched and set up properly provides a more robust data storage system than a single external hard drive. Network attached storage is often accessed and managed using a simple web interface, but care should be taken over the type of file storage system used on the single SATA drives used in the overall system as there may be limitations in the file structure types available, which may cause problems with the operating system on your computer or computer network.

Network attached storage can be used as a simple multi-disk system, or it can be set up in a RAID array, which adds in additional protection from loss of data, although the efficacy of this will depend on the configuration chosen. RAID 5 configurations utilise multiple disks and also parity information in order to build in redundancy to the storage without having to write all of the data to a number of disks. You may wish to note that a good data recovery expert is usually able to recover 100% of the data from RAID drives.

If you are having problems with your D-Link network attached storage, the first thing you should do is to give our D Link data recovery experts a call. We can provide a lot of information over the phone and with our 15 years of experience dealing with data recovery from a large range of different NAS systems. In most cases we will be able to make a diagnosis over the phone, which could potentially save you a huge amount of time, effort and money. The advice we give over the phone is free, and we can also advise you on the best way to go about resolving your problem.