Built by WD, powered by an Intel Xeon dual core processor, and running Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials, the WD Sentinel DS6100 is based on proven technologies from industry leaders. Unlike competitors’ proprietary operating systems, the WD Sentinel DS6100 is a fully configured native Windows Server which allows thousands of Windows applications to be deployed.
The WD Sentinel DS6100 includes WD Se 3.5-inch enterprise-class hard drives. Featuring a dedicated OS boot drive, dual/redundant gigabit ethernet ports, and dual/redundant external DC-in power adapter ports. This engineered redundancy, along with a bezel lock for physical security, add to the reliability of this ultra-compact Storage Plus Server that can be deployed virtually anywhere.
The WD Sentinel DS6100 is a complete, fully configured solution with automatic backup and restore software for up to 25 users and 50 computers, all at a very affordable price. By combining a single solution for both storage and server requirements, the WD Sentinel DS6100 is a great solution for any small business looking for their first server.
WD hardware engineering
The elegant design of the WD Sentinel DS6100 offers optimized serviceability, allowing you to replace data drives in seconds. With its specially-designed, mechanically-loadable and hot-swappable 3.5-inch hard drive design, there's no fumbling with trays and screws.
Using custom-built hardware and electronics, WD has incorporated an Intel Xeon class server into a quiet and cool compact chassis. Measuring just 6.3-inch x 8.10-inch x 8.8-inch (17 cm x 20.6 cm x 22.4 cm), the WD Sentinel DS6100 is able to fit on any shelf or desktop, or wherever space is at a premium.
WD Sentinel DS6100 offers enterprise redundancy, with RAID or Windows Storage Spaces, for up to four 3.5-inch datacenter hard drives. It also offers dual Gigabit Ethernet ports, a second power supply and and Dual Boot Drives (in auto RAID 1).
WD Sentinel DS6100 offers dual/redundant external DC-in power supply ports, so in the event of a power surge or other damage to the internal power supply, the second power supply takes over. This provides small businesses with the added peace of mind knowing that their server will remain operational.
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