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WD Launch the WD Sentinel DX4000 Small Office Storage Server


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Today WD launched their new WD Sentinel DX4000 Small Office Storage Server running Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials.


WD Sentinel is easy to install and provides secure centralized storage, complete data protection and data access for your employees, clients or vendors while in the office or working remotely from anywhere.

Featuring hardware and software from industry leaders, it delivers a reliable, cost effective and easy-to-manage storage server designed for small office environments.


Here at UWHS we have been beta testing this little beauty for a couple of months now, and I have to say I really like it! Stay tuned for a more information and a full review soon.

WD Guardian Services for Small Business

WD Sentinel DX4000 is backed by WD’s world-class customer service and support. All WD Sentinel small business customers will receive free tech support for 30 days from the time of the first call. WD Sentinel customers may wish to upgrade their service plan to one of three options:

  1. WD Guardian Express: Offers next-day parts replacement service including shipping and handling costs.
  2. WD Guardian Pro: Offers a one year support agreement with WD service, express parts replacement and priority access to technical support.
  3. Guardian Extended Care: Service that extends the product warranty from the standard three year warranty to five years.

Price and Availability

WD Sentinel DX4000 small office storage server is available at select U.S. retailers and online at the MSRP is $949.99 USD for 4 TB and $1,449.99 USD for the 8 TB.


System Requirements

  • Internet connection (for system updates and web access)
  • Wired or wireless router with an available 10/100/1000 Ethernet port


  • 2 Gigabit Ethernet ports
  • 2 USB 3.0 ports


  • Intel AtomTM D525 1.8 GHz Dual Core
  • 2 GB RAM

Server Operating System

  • Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials

Supported Client Operating Systems

  • Windows XP with service pack 3, 32-bit versions only
  • Windows Vista with service pack 2, all 32-bit and 64-bit platforms
  • Windows 7, all 32-bit and 64-bit platforms
  • File sharing support for Mac OS X 10.5.x, Mac OS X 10.6.x, Linux/Unix

Supported Web Browsers

  • Internet Explorer
  • Apple Safari
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Google Chrome

Network Authentication

  • Active Directory

Network protocols


File Sharing Protocols


RAID Levels

  • RAID 1 (2 drives only) and RAID 5 (3-4 drives)
  • Automatic migration and capacity expansion
See the full spec and more details at the WD website
Andrew Edney
Andrew Edney
I am the owner and editor of this site. I have been interested in gadgets and tech since I was a little kid. I have also written a number of books on various tech subjects. I also blog for The Huffington Post and for FHM. And I am honoured to be a Microsoft MVP since January 2008 - again this year as an Xbox MVP.

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