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WD 12TB Sentinel DX4000 Small Office Storage Server

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You Pay: $1,425.00
Product Highlights
  • 12TB: 4 x 3TB
  • 3.5" Enterprise SATA II RE Drives
  • Gigabit Ethernet x2 (Cable Included)
  • USB 3.0 x2: Up To 5Gb/s Data Transfer
  • Up To 85 MB/s Read Speed
  • RAID 1 / 5 Configurations
  • Intel Atom Processor
  • Plug-And-Play Installation
  • Create Network For Up To 25 Computers
  • Mac, Windows, Linux, UNIX Compatible

The 12TB Sentinel DX4000 Small Office Storage Server from WD is a reliable, manageable, high-performance solution for storing your data and keeping it available on your network. With a capacity of 12 TB, configured as 4 x 3.0 TB, the Sentinel saves your data on Enterprise-class RE (RAID Edition) hard drives and can configure that data in a RAID 1 or 5 configuration (Pre-configured as RAID 5). In addition, it also supports hot-swapping when you want to expand drives, and can migrate your data to the appropriate RAID level. The Sentinel features dual Gigabit Ethernet connections.

Whether you're an IT expert or a novice, the plug-and-play WD Sentinel is simple to install and offers secure centralized storage, complete data protection, and remote file access for your employees and trusted vendors from the office or anywhere--without the complexity and cost of a VPN solution. Once it's set up, the Sentinel intelligently manages drive and network status, cutting down on maintenance time and allowing you to focus on your business. Use this storage solution for your PC desktop or laptop or your Mac laptop.

Plug-and-play Installation
The simple setup process enables you to integrate WD Sentinel into your office network quickly and easily. The administration dashboard guides you through the process, from adding users and setting up user access to creating public or private shares and scheduling backups
Easy Maintenance
Replacing one of the pre-installed drives is simple you - just open the door and switch out the drives. WD Sentinel does the rest, migrating the server to the appropriate RAID level and automatically expanding the server's storage capacity. Your users can continue to access business data while the drive is being integrated.
Comprehensive Data Protection
·Pre-configured with WD's enterprise-class drives

·Features RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks) configurations 1 / 5 for data protection and speed - Pre-configured as RAID 5

·Software saves time and space by performing a complete backup the first time and then automatically backing up just the files that have changed since the previous backup. In the case of a drive failure, WD Sentinel's simple restore function locates your files, restores them to their previous location and helps get you up and running again quickly

·Equipped with two Gigabit Ethernet Ports, the server is configured in Adaptive Fault Tolerance, which keeps your network available by automatically switching to the second Ethernet port in the event that the first one fails

·WD Sentinel DX4000 offers the small business owner the option to add a second power supply that will take over in the event that a power surge or other failure damages the first one. With the optional second power supply, you get the peace of mind that comes from knowing your system will stay operational

·Select the disaster recovery solution that works best for your small business -backup to a local USB drive or a backup to a cloud
Secure Remote Access
WD Sentinel is for businesses with employees working in satellite or home offices, since you get the security of knowing that all your business files are securely stored in a single place, and that remote employees will be able to access them from any computer with an Internet connection. What's more is that WD Sentinel performs automatic daily backups so that all files on all computers in your network are backed up and protected.
Speedy
With its dual Gigabit Ethernet connectivity, WD Sentinel DX4000 provides read speeds up to 85 MBps--that's almost 3x faster than most network drives in the category today. For maximum flexibility, the Sentinel also boasts 2x USB 3.0 ports, enabling you to connect additional storage devices and experience transfer rates up to 5.0 Gb/s!
Hardware and Software for Reliable, Secure, and Manageable Storage
·Hard Drives: Equipped with WD's enterprise class RAID Edition hard drives: 4 x 3.0 TB, featuring WD GreenPower Technology for low power consumption, cool, quiet operation, and reliable performance

·Intel Atom Processor: Constructed with the latest (as of Dec 2011) Intel Atom dual core processor inside, WD Sentinel DX4000 is capable of easily handling your small business's day-to-day computing and file storage needs

·Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials: The proven Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials operating system offers the cost effective, reliable, and scalable storage solution that your small business requires in order to speedily and efficiently organize, protect, and share critical business data via the familiar Windows user experience
LCD Display Panel
The LCD display panel located on the front of the device enables you to monitor system status and critical alerts.
Real-time System Status via Dashboard
View real-time updates for drive, RAID, and network status via WD Sentinel's dashboard, which includes simple task wizards to aid you in setting backup schedules, administering user accounts, and managing public and private shares
Compatible with Multiple Operating Systems
Provides connector software support for Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7. Compatible with Mac OS X Leopard and Snow Leopard. Cross-platform compatibility allows file sharing among Windows, Mac, and Unix / Linux operating systems
Stream Digital Media Anywhere in Your Network
Thanks to the built-in DLNA server, you can access any shared media libraries on the network, instead of maintaining copies on individual computers. You also have the ability to stream digital content, such as videos, music and digital signage for employees, vendors or clients via remote web access.
WD Guardian for Small Business Support
WD provides standard customer support and warranty to all WD Sentinel owners. WD Guardian Services offers extra support and warranty options to small business customers. Select the tech support plan or extended warranty option that works best for your business. Go to www.WDGuardian.com for details
Capacity 12 TB: 4 x 3.0 TB
Array Type Hot-swappable
Bays 4
Drive Types Supported 3.5" SATA II
Channels Not specified by the manufacturer
RAID RAID 1, 5
Pre-configured as RAID 5
Desktop/Rackmount Desktop
Status Indicator LCD display
Input and Output Connectors 2x 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45)
2x USB 3.0
Fan Not specified by the manufacturer
Security Not specified by the manufacturer
System Compatibility Mac, Windows, Linux, UNIX
Compatibility Ethernet network
System Requirements ·Windows XP with service pack 3, 32-bit versions only
·Windows Vista with service pack 2, all 32-bit and 64-bit platforms
·Windows 7, all 32-bit and 64-bit platforms
·Mac OS X 10.5.x or higher
·Linux OS
· UNIX OS
Electrical Requirements AC: 100-240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
Environmental Requirements Operating temperature: 41 to 95°F / 5.0 to 35°C
Storage temperature: -40 to 149°F / -40 to 65°C
Dimensions (HxWxD) 8.1 x 6.3 x 8.8" (20.6 x 16 x 22.4 cm)
Weight 14 lb (6.35 kg)
WD 12TB Sentinel DX4000 Small Office Storage Server
  • RJ45 Ethernet Cable
  • AC Adapter with Power Cord
  • Quick Install Guide
  • 3-Year Limited Warranty
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    WD12TB Sentinel DX4000 Small Office Storage Server
     
    5.0

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    5.0

    Painless Backup and File Storage

    By UniqueRH

    from FL

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    Pros

    • Compact
    • Easy To Manage
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Fast
    • Highly Compatible

    Cons

    • External Power Brick
    • No Raid Flexibty

    Best Uses

    • High Volume
    • Small Networks

    Comments about WD 12TB Sentinel DX4000 Small Office Storage Server:

    I purchased this for use primarily as a file archive and backup target for my Small Business Server (SBS2003) and other virtual machines. The Sentinel was a snap to set up... plug it in, answer a few questions and away she went. This is the four drive version and it is configured to RAID 5 right out of the box. Initialization took only a few minutes. I read where others have had long initialization times and I suspect it was due to possibly restarting it before it had a chance to do its thing.I joined it to to the domain and was able to use it as a target for ntbackup. You intall an agent console to control the server from one of your workstations. If you want to get to the actual server desktop, you must use RDP as this is a headless system.You also install agents on any PCs you want to back up. I did a couple and it is working flawlessly. I also tested the restore function... no problem.The device is small and can sit on a shelf or a desktop. Be sure to order the second power supply (external unfortunately) to get the benefits of redundant power, a rare feature on a device of this size and price. Also, be sure to use both NICs and, if possible, connect them to different switches to help eliminate a single point of failure with your network. The NICs cannot be aggregated to boost performance, but what do you expect at this price?All in all, an excellent product that will do the job for you.

    • Primary use:
    • Business
    • Computer Platform:
    • PC

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