Cracking open the D-Link DNS-323 NAS device

D-Link DNS-323 teardown

Storage continues to be a hot topic this year. With the availability of simple NAS devices and inexpensive hard drives, it is very likely that you will be buying some form of mass backup storage in the near future. The DNS-323 from D-Link is an excellent example of a small NAS device that you can attach to your current network without a lot of fuss. In this TechRepublic Cracking Open we take a look at what is inside the DNS-323.


  • Two 3.5 inch SATA hard drive bays
  • Built-in FTP server
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • Backup software
  • RAID 1
  • Price Range: $171.25 - $260.09 from 35 Sellers (according to

System requirements

  • 1GHz processor
  • 256MB RAM
  • 200MB hard drive space
  • CD drive
  • Web browser
  • Windows XP SP2 or Windows 200 SP6

By Mark Kaelin

Mark W. Kaelin has been writing and editing stories about the IT industry, gadgets, finance, accounting, and tech-life for more than 25 years. Most recently, he has been a regular contributor to,, and TechRepublic.