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Author Topic: Are the Hard Drives Interchangeable?  (Read 2557 times)

thecreator

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Are the Hard Drives Interchangeable?
« on: April 14, 2015, 07:38:49 PM »

Hi All,

Are the Hard Drives formatted by the DNS-323 Unit, interchangeable? Meaning can I remove the Hard Drives from this unit and put them into the DNS-320L ShareCenter® 2-Bay Cloud Storage without losing information or files?

Problem: The DNS-323 Storage Central Unit works, but its outside Power Button lost its ability to turn on the unit. Need to remove the face plate and push in the button manually.
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ivan

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Re: Are the Hard Drives Interchangeable?
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2015, 02:27:39 PM »

The short answer to the first question is no.  The long answer is you could try but be sure you have a proven backup before you do.

Since the actual power switch on your DNS-323 works what is stopping you removing the outer button cover and using something like a match stick to push the power switch?  Simple and saves money and headaches.
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thecreator

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Re: Are the Hard Drives Interchangeable?
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2015, 08:18:36 PM »

Hi Ivan,

I never look at the switch, to see how it worked, until it broke. Are replacement Face plates available to purchase?
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ivan

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Re: Are the Hard Drives Interchangeable?
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2015, 02:37:54 AM »

Hi,

Since the DNS-323 has been out of production for several years now I very much doubt that you would find a faceplate for sale.  As far as I know - we tried - they were never available from D-Link as a separate item, we did get one replaced when we returned a unit for service under warranty though.

As you have found the actual switch is a small push button unit mounted on the main board to the right of the centre double LED block.  The large square button on the face plate should have a small tab under the light pipe that makes contact with the push button switch.  A little bit of ingenuity and some super glue should get it up and working again.
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Re: Are the Hard Drives Interchangeable?
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2015, 07:16:21 AM »

Another option is to purchase a dead DNS-323 for sale and salvage it for parts. You can find DNS-323s on ebay.
« Last Edit: April 28, 2015, 07:19:49 AM by JavaLawyer »
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