Like every other website on the planet, SmallNetBuilder uses cookies. Our cookies track login status, but we only allow admins to log in anyway, so those don't apply to you. Any other cookies you pick up during your visit come from advertisers, which we don't control.
If you continue to use the site, you agree to tolerate our use of cookies. Thank you!

Router Charts

Click for Router Charts

Router Ranker

Click for Router Ranker

NAS Charts

Click for NAS Charts

NAS Ranker

Click for NAS Ranker

More Tools

Click for More Tools

NAS Reviews

The DNS-343 is compact, with little wasted space, but has a brick-sized (7"x2"x3") external power supply. An OLED display on the front panel is used to show drive and network activity as well as a variety of status information.

The CPU is a Marvell 88F5281-D0 C500, the same as used in the dual-drive DNS-323. A Marvell 88SX7042 is used for the SATA ports, while a Marvell 88E1118 provides the Ethernet port. There is 128 MB of RAM, 16 MB of flash and a SyncMOS SM5964A 8 bit micro controller.

Up to four 3.5" SATA drives of "any size" can be inserted and configured as individual drives, JBOD or RAID 0, 1 or 5 arrays. You must power down the NAS to change drives, since hot-swap is not supported.

The feature set is the same as the DNS-323, with the addition of RAID 5 capability and the subtraction of the BitTorrent download capability that was recently added in 1.05 firmware. Only the CIFS/SMB network file system is supported and you can't join Microsoft NT domains or Active Directory for user authentication. There are email alerts, but no logging and administration via HTTPS isn't supported.

RAID 5 write performance with a gigabit LAN connection averaged only 15.3 MB/s for file sizes between 32 MB and 1 GB. Read performance for the same conditions averaged 29.7 MB/s.

Use the NAS Charts to run your own comparisons and check out the slideshow for internal details and a user interface tour.

Read the full review..

More NAS

Wi-Fi System Tools
Check out our Wi-Fi System Charts, Ranker and Finder!

Support Us!

If you like what we do and want to thank us, just buy something on Amazon. We'll get a small commission on anything you buy. Thanks!

Over In The Forums

I have a 2500 sqft house (and a large backyard). The way the house was set up is we keep our modem/router in my room, which is in one corner of the ho...
Per RT-AC86U router with RT-AC68P node.1. Are changes to the router automatically applies to the node? Things like "Wireless Mode" or "Channel bandwid...
I'm struggling with dnsmasq and a custom config.What I'm trying to accomplish:Porting a working dnsmasq install/config from Ubuntu to Merlin.On Ubuntu...
I recently got an rt-ac86u and installed merlin version 384.17 on it.I set it up running entware and deluge as I need deluge for socks5 proxy function...
Hi all, I'm looking for a bit of advice on which modem to buy to pair with my ASUS RT86U Router to use with plusnet fibre in the UK. The Modem router ...

Don't Miss These

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3