Plug-and-play installation - The easy set up process allows the small business owner or IT consultant to integrate WD Sentinel into your office network like a pro. The administration dashboard quickly guides the user through the set up process including adding users, setting up user access, creating public or private shares, and scheduling backups.
Easy maintenance - Replacing one of the pre-installed drives or adding an additional drive is as easy as changing a light bulb. Just open the door and swap out the drives. WD Sentinel does the rest. It seamlessly migrates the server to the appropriate RAID level and automatically expands the server's storage capacity. Connected users can still access critical 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 the network are backed up and protected.
LCD Display panel readily offers critical information - The LCD display panel on the front of the device allows the user to monitor the system status and critical alerts.
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 the user set backup schedules, administer user accounts, and manage public and private shares.
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:
- WD enterprise-class hard drives - Equipped with WD's enterprise class desktop hard drives that feature WD GreenPower Technology™ for low power consumption, cool, quiet operation, and reliable performance.
- Intel® Atom® processor - Built with the latest Intel Atom dual core processor inside, WD Sentinel DX4000 can easily handle a 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 a small business needs to quickly and efficiently organize, protect, and share critical business data using the familiar Windows user experience.
Leading-edge performance - With dual Gigabit Ethernet connectivity, WD Sentinel DX4000 delivers read speeds up to 100 MBps through the Gigabit Ethernet interface. That's four times faster than most network drives in this category today. For maximum flexibility there is also a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 port that offers connectivity for additional storage devices and 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 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.
Stream digital media anywhere in the network - With the built-in DLNA media server, connected employees can access any shared media libraries on the network rather than maintaining copies on their individual computers. Companies can also stream digital content like videos, music, or digital signage for employees, vendors or clients using remote web access.
Comprehensive data protection.
- Pre-configured with WD's reliable and durable enterprise-class drives
- RAID level 1/5 for protection and speed
- Automatic backup and restore
- Dual Ethernet ports provide redundancy
- Optional backup power supply for increased uptime
- Optional off-site disaster recovery protection
Guardian for Small Business support- Western Digital offers standard customer support and warranty to all WD Sentinel owners. WD Guardian Services provide additional support and warranty options for small business customers. Choose from various technical support plans and extended warranty services that work best for your business.
- Creating a secure small office network for up to 25 computers
- Protecting your critical business data with comprehensive data protection – WD drives, RAID, automatic backup, dual Ethernet ports, optional power supply and optional disaster recovery
- Setting up automatic backups for up to 25 computers
- Restoring files to their previous location in the event of a system failure
- Providing secure remote access to satellite offices and employees who work remotely
- Offering cross platform file sharing with Windows®, Mac®, and Linux operating systems
- Connecting and powering through your USB interface