Western Digital DX4000 NAS

A pretty interesting little box, it is a four bay SATA NAS box, powered by an Intel Core 2 Atom 1.8ghz processor and 2gb of ram.  The OS is Windows 2008 R2 Storage Server Essentials.  We discovered that it runs better with more ram (duh!).  This machine comes with a single 2gb DDR2  DDR3 sodimm module; I replaced it with a 4gb module, unfortunately it has been reported by others that it will not see 8gb.  :S  BTW, there was no stickers or any other "Warranty Void if Seal Broken" items disturbed by removing the cover!
Here is a good review of the appliance.

Another interesting point is that this particular one is the 16tb raw model, it comes preconfigured for RAID5, aka 12tb usable.  The drives used are HGST, which is actually a Hitachi drive.  Hitachi was absorbed by Western Digital not that long ago.


  1. We followed your lead and also installed a 4GB RAM stick, but the server would not start back up with the new RAM. Do you have any advice for us?
    The stick we tried to upgrade to was: Kingston RAM 4GB 1333MHz PC3-10600 DDR3 Non-ECC CL9 SODIMM SR X8 Notebook Memory (KVR13S9S8/4)

  2. I used the following RAM and is working well:

    Kingston 4GB 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3 1333 Laptop Memory Model KVR1333D3S9/4G

  3. sorry...DDR3 not DDR2, thanks Eric

  4. I installed OpenMediaVault on it. Works quiete well: https://youtu.be/amUXkdGdcTg