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Author Topic: DNS-323 - HDD Size and AFT (Advanced Format Technology) Support  (Read 31765 times)


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What is the largest size HDD the DNS-323 supports?

  • The DNS-323 supports HDDs up to 2TB in size.

Does the DNS-323 support AFT (Advanced Format Technology) HDDs?

  • Yes. The DNS-323 supports AFT HDDs up to 2TB in size
  • Enabling AFT support requires upgrading the DNS-323 firmware to version 1.10
  • The DNS-323 may not support all AFT HDD makes/models. Before purchasing an AFT HDD, please refer to the HDD compatibility information on the D-Link USA website and posts on the DNS-323 board for DNS-323 owner experiences with different AFT HDD makes and models

Suggested Strategy (As offered by the DNS-323 user community)

Many DNS-323 owners on this board reported that firmware v1.09 is the most stable firmware version available and recommend the following strategy/procedure for formatting AFT HDDs and using the DNS-323:

  • Use firmware version 1.09 for daily operation (most stable firmware. No AFT support)
  • Temporarily upgrade to firmware version 1.10 to format AFT HDDs (only firmware version supporting AFT HDD formatting)
  • Format AFT HDDs
  • Downgrade firmware to version 1.09 for daily operation (will not impact already formatted AFT HDDs)


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« Last Edit: December 22, 2014, 12:36:10 PM by JavaLawyer »
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