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Plug-and-play installation The easy set up process allows you to integrate WD Sentinel into your office network like a pro. The administration Dashboard quickly guides you through the process including adding users, setting up data access, creating shared folders and scheduling backups.
Easy maintenance Adding or replacing one of the pre-installed drives is as easy as changing a light bulb. Just open the door and swap out the drives and WD Sentinel does the rest. It seamlessly migrates the server to the appropriate RAID level and automatically expands the server’s storage capacity. Your users can still access your business data while the drive is being integrated. No data loss. No down time.
Secure remote access WD Sentinel is perfect for businesses with employees working in satellite or home offices because you have the security of knowing all your business files are safely stored in one place and remote employees can access them from any computer with an Internet connection. WD Sentinel also performs automatic daily backups so all of the files on all the computers in your network are backed up and protected.
Realtime system status through the administration Dashboard View realtime updates for drive, RAID and network status through WD Sentinel's Dashboard, which includes easy-to-use task wizards to help you set backup schedules, administer user accounts and manage public and private shares.
LCD display panel readily offers critical information The LCD display panel on the front of the device allows you to monitor the system status and critical alerts.
A total solution with industry-leading technology partners. We combined hardware and software from industry leaders to deliver a reliable, secure and easy-to-manage storage server designed specifically for small office environments. WD Sentinel features:
The drives inside - Pre-configured with hard drives optimized for reliability, quality and performance. Intel® Atom™ processor - Built with the latest Intel Atom dual core processor inside, WD Sentinel DX4000 can easily handle your small business's day-to-day computing and file storage demands.
Windows® Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials – WD Sentinel DX4000 uses the tested Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials operating system to provide the cost-effective, reliable and scalable storage solution your small business needs to quickly and efficiently organize, protect and share your critical business data using the familiar Windows user experience.
Stream digital media anywhere in your network With the built-in DLNA media server your employees can access any shared media libraries on the network rather than maintaining copies on their individual computers. You can also stream digital content like videos, music or digital signage for employees, vendors or clients using remote web access.
Leading-edge performance With dual Gigabit Ethernet connectivity, WD Sentinel DX4000 delivers read speeds up to 85 MB/s through the Gigabit Ethernet interface. That's three times faster than most network drives in this category today. For maximum flexibility there are also 2 SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports that allow you to connect additional storage devices and experience up to 5Gb/s transfer rates.
Compatible with multiple operating systems WD Sentinel includes the Connector software for Windows XP, Windows Vista®, Windows 7, Mac OS® X Lion, Mac OS® X Leopard and Mac OS® Snow Leopard. Support for major network file-system protocols enables cross-platform compatibility and file sharing among Windows, Mac and Unix/Linux operating systems.
Automatic backup and restore The software saves time and space by performing a full backup the first time and then automatically backing up only the files that have changed since the previous backup. In the event of a drive failure, WD Sentinel’s easy restore function finds your files, restores them to their previous location and gets you up and running again quickly.
Performance and data protection with RAID For systems with two drives, WD Sentinel is configured to RAID 1 for extra data protection. For systems with three or four drives, RAID 5 provides the benefit of both extra data protection and high performance.
Dual Ethernet ports Comes configured in Adaptive Fault Tolerance, which keeps your network available by automatically switching to the second Ethernet port if the first one should fail.
Optional dual power supply WD Sentinel DX4000 offers the small business owner the option of adding a second power supply that will take over should a power surge or other failure damage the first power supply. With the optional second power supply, you have added peace of mind knowing that your system will remain operational.
Optional off-site disaster recovery service Every small business should have a plan to protect its data from an unforeseen disaster (fire, flood, earthquake, etc.). KeepVault™ is an off-site cloud-based data backup and disaster recovery solution that's integrated within WD Sentinel's administration dashboard. It's easy-to-use and cost-effective and provides built-in support for data encryption and compression for secure and faster data transfer.