Had to setup a DLINK DNS-323 as a backup unit for a customer a short time ago. This was my first time with the Dlink as I had previously used a Linksys NAS200 but found them to be a bit slow and very little ventilation/air flow for the drives.
I had two 1Tb drives which I wanted to format RAID1. I followed the quick start guide and started the format via the web GUI. After a while I came back to check on the progress but noticed it was only up to 94%… and wasn’t moving.
Time to check Google as I was running out of time. When I found quite a few matches for my search I thought did I get a lemon?
Anyway, after quite a bit of reading and subsequent testing, I found a solution to my problem which may/may not work for you experiencing the same issue as my fix did not work for everyone (judging by some of the forums posts I was reading).
* Check firmware version. V1.04 is the way to go as V1.05 appears to be buggy. My unit had V1.04 so I didn’t have to worry about a fw downgrade.
* Format your drives as a normal format (ie no RAID)
* Format your drives again as RAID0 or RAID1 as desired.
Worked for me without a hitch and the DNS-323 has been performing flawlessly since.