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Hardware: D-Link DNS-323 RAID1 Format

Last month, I purchased the D-Link DNS-323 2-Bay Network Storage Enclosure (, along with two Samsung 750GB hard drives (mdel number HD753LJ).  I installed the two drives into the enclosure, and upgraded the firmware to v1.05.  However, when I tried to format the drives using RAID1, it just went up to 94% and stayed them everytime I tried to reformat the drives.  I have seen various posts on the internet from people having the same problem.

I was about to give up on the DNS-323, but as I had a Western Digital 500Gb drive (model number WD5000AAKS) in my desktop computer, I thought I would order another drive, and install them both in the enclosure.

When I had installed the two drives, I was suprised when the format of the drives completed, and now, everything works fine.  I can see the device in Vista.  I don’t use the Easy Search utility, I just map a network drive directly 🙂

Please review the USA technical support FAQ section (, which lists the SATA hard drives that have been tested.

The WD5000AAKS is listed as “currently being used by end users”, but it has worked for me 🙂

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