Question about WD 12TB WD Sentinel DX4000 Small Business Network

 Hello WD community!

I just had a quick questio. I am thinking about purchasing the WD 12TB WD Sentinel DX4000 Small Business Network File Storage Server iSCSI NAS. But was just wondering if I per say buy 3 of them and have 36 TB of storage. Is there a way to have them all together? Here is a link to the one on amazon I want: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005INAIOW/ref=twister_B006F8C30Q?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1 . So again, I am just wondering if there is a way to link them together. Thank you very much for your help.
-MrMonteCristo

Not saying it cannot be done, but there is no “feature” in the box to do so.  If you just want a place to put a ton of stuff I would look at the WD DL4100.  It is not windows and it does not have the full image client pc backup function, but it has 4 drive bays:)

I need to check, but I think it (DL4100) actually does have a way to link units together through ISCSI and then present the share from just one box.

http://www.amazon.com/Cloud-Business-Pre-Configured-Processor-WDBNEZ0160KBK-NESN/dp/B00URNWQA2/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1430602056&sr=1-1&keywords=wd+dl4100

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Yea, the DL series has something to look at.

Volume Virtualization simplifies scalability by allowing you to map iSCSI targets on other network storage devices and present them as volumes on your WD My Cloud™ device.

Use the following steps to create Volume Virtualization on your device.

  1. Click Storage.
  2. Click Volume Virtualization.
  3. In the right pane, click Create.
  4. In the Device IP field, enter the IP address of the device where the iSCSI target resides, then click Next.
  5. Select an iSCSI target from the retrieved list and click Next.
  6. To add authentication to the target, click , enter a User Name and Password and  click Next.
  7. Disabled authentication is the default. To keep the default, ensure that the Authentication field is Off, then click Next.
  8. Select a LUN (Local Unit Number) from the list, then click Next.
  9. Enter a name for the share folder, then click Next…
  10. Review the Volume Virtualization summary to ensure that your settings are correct and click Save. A virtual volume is created.

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Hello Gramps!

I would like to say thank you very much for taking the time to look into that and repleing to my post. I may do that, but maybe you know of something that I am looking for. I currently have four WD My Book Duo 12TB dual-drive. I have wanted to get a server so I can run ethernet cables throughout my house and be able to have the data. That is why I was looking into getting the WD 12TB WD Sentinel DX4000. But I need more than just the 12TB in that. But I am new to servers and have not found any good YouTube videos on it. That is why I liked the WD sentinal. I like the “Plug-and-play installation” . How I just plug it into my router and I can get the data from Ethernet or wireless. Do you know of anything else just like that or simple like that to use for my first server that has more bays / is more than the 24 tb or I can link up to each other like the wd my book duo. I also found this on amazon and was thinking about this.  http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009EMFXGQ/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_S_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=1DJ67SJK1C9Z9&coliid=I3NQYKJ4PLMQ1S . How exactly does that work?

Thank you!

-Matthew

WOW, 12 drive bays LOL

You do not want a Server, You want a NAS.  Please don’t purchase 3 WD DX4000’s.  If you want one for client backups , OK, but not 3 of em

Not sure what your needs are, but if you actually need just one share called “movies” for example and want it to be 32tb, you will need like an 8 bay or larger box.  But if you could have two shares, say movies before 2000, and movies 200o and up, you could have two boxes/NAS units.

But no matter what you do, you need to dounle your order to have a place to back the data up.  That is if you need to keep the data.  Most all of these boxes offer some form of RAID which can provide you with uptime if a drive fails.  You just keep on working like nothing happend.  But RAID is no help if Crypto version 9 encrypts all your files. Synology, Qnap and WD for example all make good NAS products.  If you go with a vendor other than WD, at least fill it up with WD Red Drives :slight_smile: