We were not very impressed the last time we reviewed a D-Link NAS. The DNS-1100 did have room for four disks and had two network ports, but it wasn't very fast and it wasn't very affordable. Still, we are curious to find out what the £150-cheaper D-Link ShareCenter Quattro DNS-345 has to offer. It's a 4-disk NAS that you can find for an average price of £208.
The D-Link ShareCenter Quattro DNS-345 is a compact case with a clear OLED display on the front that shows the status of the device. On the back you'll find two network connectors and a USB 2.0 port. With that you can use the NAS as print server or for making back-ups.
You need to remove the front panel in order to place the disks. You slide them in, and they will automatically lock into place. On the back there is a latch for releasing each disk. The chassis feels sturdy and its design fits in a home or office environment. The D-Link ShareCenter Quattro DNS-345 has two fans that are temperature regulated. The NAS is pretty quiet until the fans turn on.