The smallest and most stylish box in the group, the D-Link ShareCenter is a fairly new entry in the market. The look is different: disks are inserted from the top down, so there are no trays, which cuts the size down. There’s a good setup Wizard. This box covered the basics with dual 1GB Ethernet ports, two USB 2.0 ports in back and a USB 3.0 in front, and 2.743TB of open space from four 1TB disk drives. On one hand, D-Link ShareCenter is consumer friendly with pretty icons and the Setup Wizard. On the other hand, it includes SNMP support, iSCSI support, NFS, and even assigns users access to the box via FTP. D-Link includes a few applications, but not many. A surveillance server back end, WordPress, Joomla, and a handful of others.
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