ShareCenter Pro 1250, S-Series Network Storage, 4-Bay Desktop




D-Link’s DNS-1250-04 ShareCenter Pro™ 4-Bay Desktop Network Storage device with concurrent NAS and iSCSI support, is a powerful solution for small and medium businesses looking to backup and share files over a network or provision additional storage capacity for a dedicated host machine.

Small and medium businesses face an ever increasing need for storage consolidation, document sharing and data backup. D-Link’s DNS-1250-04 ShareCenter Pro 1250 Network Storage device addresses these requirements, and provides a multitude of advanced options for managing and securing important files. Setup and configuration of the DNS-1250-04 can be completed in a matter of minutes with our simple and easy to use One Click Setup and intuitive Web Based Interfaces.

Unified Storage Solution

The DNS-1250-04 is a unified solution that provides iSCSI and NAS functionalities including MPIO and LUN-masking. It boasts strong iSCSI write performance greater than many competing products. It also provides versatile RAID support. It features four Serial ATA (SATA) disk drive bays and supports volumes in RAID level 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, JBOD and Standard mode configurations. Additionally, S.M.A.R.T. disk diagnostics help to ensure data integrity through monitoring of the hard drives. Any hard drive problems detected can be dealt with by Predictive Data Migration (PDM) which moves data from an affected drive to a healthy drive to ensure no loss of data.

NAS File Server

Small Businesses will appreciate the DNS-1250-04 NAS file server which takes advantage of the accelerated performance of the Intel Atom Dual-Core processor. Providing up to 9000 MIPS of computing power and 2GB of cache memory, the DNS-1250-04 is able to provide the performance required for your business and its future growth with throughput up to 210MB/s in iSCSI applications.

A Variety of Backup Options

The DNS-1250-04 offers a comprehensive range of backup options which allow administrators and users to control how, when and where their data is stored. Use the USB ports to back up folders from NAS to a flash drive. Users can also take a volume snapshot, back up to Cloud storage, or remotely back up to a server by using an rsync backup utility. Many third-party backup solutions like Acronis Backup & Recovery are also supported.

iSCSI for IP Networks

iSCSI offers fast access performance thanks to block-level data transfer. iSCSI targets appear as a local drive on a client PC or host server. Operations such as configuration, provisioning, and backup can be handled by the administrator in the same way they would be for direct-attached storage (DAS). By utilizing existing Ethernet technology, the cost associated with separate host bus adapters and the per-Gigabyte cost for storage can be significantly reduced when compared versus the Fibre-Channel alternative.

Share Printers and USB Storage

USB connectivity provides the option to connect a printer to the DNS-1250-04 and utilize it as a print server, or to connect devices such as hard drives and flash storage to share on your network.

Green Features Save Energy

The DNS-1250-04 supports Massive Array of Idle Disks (MAID 2.0) technology which enables significant power savings. It does this by automatically switching off disk drives that are not in active use. The DNS-1250-04 is also 80 Plus certified. 80 Plus certification is granted to products that have more than 80% energy efficiency at certain levels of rated load. This enables the DNS-1250-04 to run more efficiently by using less electricity, allowing it to run cooler and with reduced operating costs.

Convenient Graphical User Interface

The user interface is clean, intuitive, and professional, which dramatically increases usability. Information and functions are easily seen and found in a clear interface which users will be able to manage without requiring special IT knowledge.


  • IEEE 802.3ad
  • DHCP (Server/Client)
  • TCP/IP
  • iSCSI
  • IPv4/IPv6
  • SSH
  • CIFS/SMB/Samba
  • NFS
  • AFP
  • FTP
  • FTP over SSL
  • WebDAV
  • SNMP
  • Telnet
  • LLTD
  • DDNS
  • PXE Server
  • LUN Mapping & LUN Masking
  • NTP
  • Link Aggregation
  • Jumbo Frame Support
  • Scheduled Downloads from Web or FTP Sites

Supported Hard Drive Type

  • Four Hot-Swappable 3.5-inch SATA drives - Supports up to 12TB with 3TB drives Ports    


  • 2 x 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet Ports (Wake-on-LAN support)
  • 5 x USB 2.0 Ports for UPS, printer and external storage (1 in front, 4 in back)


  • Intel Atom D525 Dual-Core


  • 2GB

System Management

Drive Management    

  • Multiple Hard Drive Configurations:
  • RAID 0/1/5/6/10/JBOD/Standard Mode
  • SMART Disk Diagnostics
  • Predictive Data Migration

External Storage Support    

  • EXT3, EXT4, FAT32, XFS, HFS+, NTFS

Device Management    

  • Power Management
  • Online Capacity Expansion
  • Web File Manager
  • E-mail Alerts
  • Resource Monitor
  • MAID 2.0

Active Directory Support    

  • Windows Active Directory
  • Open LDAP

O/S Support    

  • Windows
  • Mac
  • Linux
  • Unix
  • VMware Ready

Browser Support    

  • Internet Explorer 7 or higher
  • Firefox 3.5 or higher
  • Safari 5.0 or higher
  • Google Chrome

File Sharing    

  • Maximum User Account: 4096 (Samba)
  • Maximum Group: 512 (Samba)
  • Maximum Shared Folder: 1,024
  • Maximum Concurrent Connections: 256


  • Supports up to 32 snapshots

Multi-language Support    

  • English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Russian, Spanish

Physical & Environment

Power Supply    

  • 250 watts (80 Plus certified)

Input Voltage    

  • 100-240 VAC

Input Frequency    

  • 50-60 Hz

Input Current    

  • 1.5-3.5 A

Operating Temperature    

  • 41° to 95°F (5° to 35°C)


  • 10% to 85% non-condensing


  • 9.5 lbs (4.3 kg)


  • 7.5 x 7.4 x 9.6 inches (191 x 188 x 243 mm)


  • BSMI, C-Tick, CE, FCC, UL, VCCI

Warranty and Service Information


  • 5-Year Limited

Extended Warranty    

  • Available (See ordering information below)

Ordering Information


  • ShareCenter® Pro 1250 with 4 x SATA Drive Bays


  • Extended warranty for DNS-1250-04

Product specifications, size, and shape are subject to change without notice, and actual product appearance may differ from that depicted on the package. See inide package for warranty details.


Main Features
• Supports Up to 12TB with 3TB Drives
• Two Gigabit Ethernet Ports
• RAID 0,1,5,6,10 and JBOD
• SATA Drive Support
• Dual-Core Intel Atom CPU
• 2GB Cache
• iSCSI Support
• Snapshot and Backup Built-In
• USB Print Server
• VMware, MS Hyper-V, Citrix

Physical Features
• Desktop
• Five USB 2.0 Ports
• Internal Power Supply 

How to get the

Contact Details

D-Link US
17595 Mt Herrmann St
Fountain Valley
CA 92708

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