For nontechnical customers or resellers, the D-Link DNS-325 offers a cost-effective solution for getting small companies or workgroups up and running with shared storage and/or backup quickly. The ShareCenter's USB port can provide printer sharing for an entire network. Support for RAID 1 protects data by automatically mirroring one drive to the other.
The D-Link solution includes DriveClone Pro from FarStone, an image-cloning and file-level backup utility for Windows with automatic scheduling, incremental backup capability and support for hidden recovery partitions. Also on the installation disc is D-Link's SharePort utility for wireless streaming to the company's SharePort Go rechargeable wireless router. This $60 device adds many of the same capabilities as Seagate's Wireless Plus to the D-Link ShareCenter or other USB-equipped storage device.
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