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Western Digital Corporation is one of the largest computer hard disk drive manufacturers in the world. It has a long history in the electronics industry as an integrated circuit maker and a storage products company.

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Whether you’re an IT expert or not, WD Sentinel is easy to install and provides secure centralized storage, complete data protection, and remote file access for your employees and trusted vendors while in the office or from anywhere.

Plug-and-play installation

The easy set up process allows you to integrate WD Sentinel into your office network like a pro. The administration dashboard quickly guides you through the 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 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. Your users can still access their business data while the drive is being integrated. No data loss. No down time.

Comprehensive data protection for your entire office has never been easier.

 

The Drives Inside

Pre-configured with WD’s enterprise-class drives for durability and reliability.

RAID

Featuring levels 1/5 for data protection and speed.

Automatic Backup & Restore

The software saves time and space by performing a full backup the first time and then automatically backing up only the files that have changed since the previous backup. In the event of a drive failure, WD Sentinel’s easy restore function finds your files, restores them to their previous location and gets you up and running again quickly.

Dual Ethernet Ports

Comes configured in Adaptive Fault Tolerance, which keeps your network available by automatically switching to the second Ethernet port if the first one should fail.

Optional Dual Power Supply

WD Sentinel DX4000 offers the small business owner the option of adding a second power supply that will take over should a power surge or other failure damage the first power supply. With the optional second power supply you have the added peace of mind knowing that your system will remain operational.

Optional Off-Site Disaster Recovery Protection

Choose the disaster recovery solution that works for your small business – local USB drive or backup to a cloud.

 

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 your network are backed up and protected.

Leading-edge performance

With dual Gigabit Ethernet connectivity, WD Sentinel DX4000 delivers read speeds up to 85MB/s through the Gigabit Ethernet interface. That’s threetimes faster than most network drives in this category today. For maximum flexibility there are also two SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports to allow you to connect additional storage devices and experience up to 5Gb/s transfer rates.

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 RAID Edition drives (2TB and 3TB) that feature high capacity storage, peak performance and enterprise-class reliability.

Intel® Atom® processor – Built with the latest Intel Atom dual core processor inside, WD Sentinel DX4000 can easily handle your small business’s day-to-day computing and file storage demands.

Windows® Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials – The tested Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials operating system provides the cost effective, reliable, and scalable storage solution your small business needs to quickly and efficiently organize, protect, and share your critical business data using the familiar Windows user experience.

LCD Display panel readily offers critical information

The LCD display panel on the front of the device allows you 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 you set backup schedules, administer user accounts, and manage public and private shares.

Compatible with multiple operating systems

Offers connector software support for Windows XP, Windows Vista®, and Windows 7. Also compatible with Mac OS® X Leopard® or Mac OS® Snow Leopard®. This cross-platform compatibility enables file sharing among Windows, Mac and Unix/Linux operating systems.

Stream digital media anywhere in your network

With the built-in DLNA media server your employees can access any shared media libraries on the network rather than maintaining copies on their individual computers. You can also stream digital content like videos, music, or digital signage for employees, vendors or clients using remote web access.

WD Guardian Standard 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. Visit www.WDGuardian.com for details.

Why WD?

Western Digital has been making hard drives for over 40 years. We know how to build drives to store and protect your data because we understand that your company’s data is paramount to your business success.

Easy to set up. Easy to manage.

Simple setup. WD Sentinel comes with everything you need to centralize your business files. Once it’s set up, it intelligently manages drive and network status, reducing maintenance time so you can focus on your business.wdfWDSentinel_HL1

Enterprise-class data protection for your small business.

Built on proven technologies from industry leaders, WD Sentinel small office storage server offers your business a complete data protection solution for your peace of mind.wdfWDSentinel_HL2

Backup software licenses included.

WD Sentinel includes Windows® Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials software to protect up to 25 client computers in your network. There’s no need to purchase additional backup software licenses.wdfWDSentinel_HL3

Did you know…

Did you know that with a RAID-enabled storage system you can connect two or more drives so that they act like one big fast drive or set them up to be mirrored so that one drive in the system is used to automatically and instantaneously duplicate your data for real-time backup.wdfWDSentinel_dyk

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Whether you’re an IT expert or not, WD Sentinel™ RX4100 is easy to install and provides secure unified storage, complete data protection, iSCSI SAN and remote file access for your employees and trusted vendors while in the office or from anywhere.

Easy Installation

The easy setup process allows you to integrate WD Sentinel™ RX4100 into your office network like a pro. The administration dashboard quickly guides you through the process including adding users, setting up data access, creating shared folders, and scheduling backups.

Easy administration

WD Sentinel™ RX4100 is the ideal rack mount storage server for small businesses. Its easy administration features include four drive bays with hot swappable design; redundant user-serviceable power supplies; user-serviceable fans and email alerts. In the event that an IT professional’s assistance is needed, the WD Sentinel™ RX4100 allows them to manage the server remotely. Now that’s easy!

Comprehensive data protection for your entire business has never been easier.

      1. The drives inside: Pre-configured with four hard drives optimized for reliability, quality and performance.
      2. RAID: Pre-configured with RAID 5 for added data protection and drive redundancy.
      3. Automatic backup and restore for Windows® clients: The included backup software saves time and space by performing a full Bare Metal Backup the first time and then automatically backing up only the data that has changed since the previous backup – using block-level deduplication technology. In the event of a data loss or a drive failure on a client computer, the WD Sentinel™ RX4100’s fast and easy restore function finds your files or lets you restore an entire system to get you up and running again quickly.
      4. Dual Ethernet ports: Comes pre-configured in Adaptive Fault Tolerance, which keeps your network available by automatically switching to the second Ethernet port if the first one should fail.
      5. Optional dual power supply: WD Sentinel™ RX4100 offers the small business owner the option of adding an external power supply that will take over should a power surge or other failure damage the internal power supply. With the optional external power supply you have the added peace of mind knowing that your server will remain operational.
      6. Optional off-site disaster recovery protection: Protect your business data against a disaster by creating an off-site copy to the cloud using KeepVault®*. Learn more at wdc.keepvault.com.
      7. Easy data retention policy implementation for Windows® clients: Implement your company’s data retention policy with ease to ensure regulatory compliance.

Secure remote access

WD Sentinel™ RX4100 is perfect for businesses with employees working remotely or in home offices. You have the security of knowing all your business files are safely stored on your WD Sentinel RX4100 small business storage server. With built-in secure remote access, remote employees with access permissions can securely access business data from any computer with an Internet connection.

Leading-edge performance

With dual Gigabit Ethernet connectivity, WD Sentinel RX4100 delivers read speeds up to 105 MB/s through the Gigabit Ethernet interface. That’s three times faster than most network drives in this category today.

Fully Compatible with Mac OS Clients

WD Sentinel™ RX4100 supports Apple® Filing Protocol (AFP), which provides complete compatibility for Mac OS®-based client machines. Discover WD Sentinel RX4100 automatically using Bonjour, seamlessly back up your Mac OS clients using Apple’s Time Machine® backup utility, enjoy faster data transfer over Ethernet using AFP, and manage your WD Sentinel RX4100 server using the Administration Dashboard application for Mac®.

Virtualize WD Sentinel storage using iSCSI Target

WD Sentinel™ RX4100 offers built-in iSCSI target functionality integrated within Dashboard to easily manage the setup, administration and deployment of iSCSI Storage. The IT Pro’s and advanced users have the ability to partition their WD Sentinel RX4100 for both NAS File-based storage as well as iSCSI-SAN with the iSCSI Target solution powered by StarWind®. This capability enables the Administrator to create multiple iSCSI targets to meet the specific needs of their dynamic IT environments.

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 business environments. WD Sentinel™ RX4100 features:

      • Best-in-class hard drives Equipped with hard drives (2 TB, 3 TB, and 4 TB) that feature high-capacity storage, peak performance and best-in-class reliability.
      • Intel® Atom™ processor Built with an Intel Atom dual-core processor inside, WD Sentinel™ RX4100 can easily handle your small business’s day-to-day computing and file storage demands.
      • Windows® Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials Microsoft® Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials operating system provides the cost effective, reliable and scalable storage solution your small business needs to quickly and efficiently organize, protect and share your critical business data using the familiar Windows user experience. With enterprise-class, server-based, block-level de-dupe backup capability you can be confident that your data is well protected.

Real-time system status through the administration dashboard or email alerts

Receive critical system updates via the built-in email alerts functionality. Or view real-time updates for the system, RAID and network status through WD Sentinel’s dashboard, which includes easy-to-use task wizards to help you set backup schedules, administer user accounts and manage public and private shares.

Compatible with multiple operating systems

WD Sentinel RX4100 includes the Connector software for Windows XP, Windows Vista®, Windows 7, Windows 8, Mac OS® X Mountain Lion, Mac OS® X Lion, Mac OS® Snow Leopard and Mac OS® X Leopard. Support for major network file-system protocols enables cross-platform compatibility and file sharing among Windows, Mac® and Unix®/Linux® operating systems. Supports Time Machine® backup for Mac OS clients. Compatibility may vary depending on user’s hardware configuration and operating system.

Stream digital media anywhere in your network

With the built-in DLNA® server your employees can access any shared media libraries on the network rather than maintaining copies on their individual computers. You can also stream digital content like videos, music, or digital signage for employees, vendors or clients using remote web access.

Optional off-site disaster recovery service*

Every small business should have a plan to protect its data from an unforeseen disaster (fire, flood, earthquake, etc.). KeepVault™ is an off-site cloud-based data backup and disaster recovery solution that’s integrated within WD Sentinel’s administration dashboard. It’s easy to use and cost-effective and provides built-in support for data encryption and compression for secure and faster data transfer.

*Pre-installed in US-only SKUs

WD Guardian™ Services

When you need a little help from an expert, we’ll take care of you! WD Guardian™ Services offers flexible, affordable and hassle-free technical support and extended warranty plans with a variety of benefits. Choose the plan that works best for your business. Visit www.wdguardian.com for details.

Why WD?

Western Digital has been making hard drives for over 40 years. We know how to build drives to store and protect your data because we understand that your company’s data is paramount to your business success.

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