Tech Digital Home Six Minute and Six Second Review of the WD...

Six Minute and Six Second Review of the WD Sentinel DX4000


- Advertisement -

WD Sentinel DX4000 Set Up

The set up of the WD Sentinel was easy and took less than 15 minutes. Since the storage drives are already configured from the factory no drive formatting or other changes are required. Connect the server to your network, plug it in and follow the Quick Start Guide. The front display will even keep you informed of your status during set up.

WD Sentinel DX4000

The client connector was easy to set up and just required a browser to connect to start the installation process.

Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Dashboard

The Dashboard is very similar to the WHS 2011 Dashboard but has some WD specific customizations. You can register your WD Sentinel from inside the Dashboard and even sign up for the WS Guardian Services. The Dashboard looks clean and works very well.

Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Dashboard

The Dashboard also shows the hard drive configuration. Remember that since the drives are in RAID from the factory you will not have to worry about the drive configuration.

Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Dashboard

Among the Server Dashboard basics such as User management, Computers and Backups and Add-Ins, WD has made some nice changes. The WD customization continues with the Monitor tab. The Monitor tab allows you to see your drive status, CPU temps, fan speeds and PSU functionality. This Monitor tab is really cool and eliminates the need for additional software outside of the Dashboard.

Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Dashboard

Timothy Daleo
Timothy Daleo is a Project Resource Analyst and Oracle Applications Trainer in Pasadena, California. In addition to financial analysis, Tim has been developing training materials since 2003 and supporting direct projects through various auxiliary databases since 2005.


Stay connected



Review: Doctor Who News: Series 12 Episode 8 ‘The Haunting of Villa Diodati’

We have finally reached the final normal episode of Series 12 as the series will end on a two part finale and...

Review: The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics

There was something very special about watching the original Dark Crystal film in the cinema growing up for it was unlike anything I had...

Review: Doctor Who Series 12 – Episode 7 ‘Can You Hear Me ?’

Right now most thoughts for Doctor Who Series 12 are heading towards the now confirmed two part series finale, which is no doubt going...

Review: Zombie Army 4 Dead War

Zombie stomping is a very popular game type in video games whether it has you trying to survive the Zombie apocalypse or trying to...

Review: Doctor Who Series 12 – Episode 6 ‘Praxeus’

Ever since last week's episode, all I have thought about is a line from the first series of Torchwood where Captain Jack Harkness says...

Review: Journey to the Savage Planet

From the moment this game was first announced at E3 2019 it immediately grabbed my attention. I love space faring video games, especially those...

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you