D-Link DNS-325 ShareCenter Overview

This week we’ve been tossing a D-Link DNS-325 around the office, when out of nowhere one of the NASDestruction.com team members had the wonderful idea of actually doing some work and getting a little coverage of the product live on the site. Genius..

D-Link have put in the effort to do a handy video for those of us who want a quick visual overview of the product. So sit back hit play and take it all in.


Although for those of us who prefer to scan through text to get the specifications and information we so eagerly crave, please see the specifications below.



Overview of Features:

  • 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



  • IEEE 802.3
  • IEEE 802.3ab
  • IEEE 802.3u
  • TCP/IP
  • NFS
  • AFP
  • DHCP Client
  • DDNS
  • NTP
  • FTP over SSL/TLS, FXP
  • LLTD
  • PnP -X
  • UPnP AV
  • USB 2.0
  • Bonjour
  • WebDAV


  • Power
  • LAN
  • HDD 1
  • HDD 2


  • 1x USB 2.0 Port
  • 1x 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet Port
  • Power

Supported hard drive type *

  • 3.5” Internal, SATA I/II – Up to 2 TB capacity**

Disk Management

  • Multiple hard drive Configurations: RAID 0, RAID 1, JBod, Standard
  • RAID migration from Non-RAID to RAID 1
  • Hard Drive Format: EXT3
  • Scandisk
  • S.M.A.R.T.

Download Management

  • HTTP/FTP schedule download
  • Peer to peer (P2P)

Account Management

  • User account management
  • Group account management
  • User/Group Quota management
  • Network Share management
  • ISO Mount management

Backup Management

  • Schedule Backup from PC to NAS
  • Schedule Local Backups
  • Schedule Remote Backups
  • Apple Time Machine support
  • USB Backups

Remote File Sharing

  • Remote File Access (AjaXplorer, WebDAV)

Device Management

  • Internet Explorer 7+, Mozilla Firefox 3+ or Apple Safari 4+
  • Easy Search Utility
  • E-Mail Notifications
  • SMS Notifications
  • System/FTP log
  • Yahoo! Widget

File Sharing

  • Max. User Account: 256 users
  • Max. Group: 32 groups
  • Max. Shared Folder: 128 folders (without BT)
  • Max. Con-current Connection: 64 connections (Samba) / 10 connections (FTP)

Default Applications

  • FTP/HTTP Downloads
  • Remote Backups
  • Local Backups
  • P2P Downloads
  • Web File Server

Add-on Applications

  • SqueezeCenter
  • Blog
  • Audio Streamer
  • AjaXplorer
  • Photo Center

Power Management

  • Power Saving mode
  • Auto Power recovery
  • Schedule Power off
  • Smart Fan control
  • D-Link Green Ethernet

Power Supply

  • External Power Supply
  • DC 12 V/4 A Switching

Power Consumption

  • Normal mode: 21.04 W
  • Sleep mode: 10.45 W


  • Operating: 0˚ to 40˚ C
  • Storage: -20˚ to 70˚ C

Operating Humidity

  • 5% to 90% (Non-Condensing)

Dimensions (W x D x H)

  • 104 x 198 x 132 mm


  • 1.225 kg (2.7 lbs)

Multilingual Support

  • Samba: Unicode
  • FTP Client/ iTunes Server: Unicode , Croatian, Cyrillic (Kyrgyz Republic), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Korean, Hebrew

*Hard 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 dependent 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. 
Maximum HDD capacity supported may increase in future depending on firmware upgrades.



Well at a glance the product seems to be a nice successor to the DNS-320, we should hopefully have a review up shortly with some network and transfer speed tests as well as some handy tutorials for installing some nifty little addons such as FunPlug.



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  1. I have wanted to post something like this on my site and you have given me an idea. Cheers.

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