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Digitus 2-PORT NAS SATA HDD ENCLOSURE Quick Installation Manual

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Quick Installation Guide 









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Getting started   


This is a step-by-step instruction on how to start using the storage server. 


1)  Pull out the disk drawer from the case of storage server as shown in the setup diagram 












2)  Fix your SATA hard disk driver in the drawer by screws as shown in the setup diagram 








3)  Push the disk drawer with hard disk driver installed back into the case of storage server as 

shown in the setup diagram below. 












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Note: Please make sure the disk drawer is safely installed. 

For example, please DO NOT install hard disk by the way showed in the following pictures. 


The disk drawer is 

not safely installed











4)  Plug the power adaptor to the storage server and connect the storage server to your 

network as shown in the setup diagram below. 











5)  Power on the storage server by pressing the power switch of the storage server on as 

shown in the setup diagram below. 










6)  When the HDD LED of SATA is lighted, the storage server is ready. 




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7)  The default IP address of storage server is The PC to setup the storage 

server should be in the same subnet as the storage server. If the IP address of your PC is 

not in the range of, please modify the Windows IP address of your PC as 

following diagram.   


Note: If you have to modify the Windows IP address of your PC, please remember the original 

Windows IP address settings of your PC. After you finished the whole quick setup procedure, 

you have to modify the Windows IP address settings of your PC back to the original values to 

make your PC work well. 




8)  Once the IP address of your PC is in the same subnet of the storage server, enter the 

URL of default IP address (default IP address of this storage server) 

into your PC’s web browser and press <enter>   





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9)  The login screen below will appear. Enter the “User Name” and “Password” and then click 

<OK> to login. 


Note: By default the user name is “admin” and the password is “1234”.   








Quick Setup 


The Quick Setup section is designed to get you using the storage server as quickly as possible. 

In the Quick Setup you are required to fill in only the information necessary to simply share the 

storage in your network. Once you click on the Basic in the HOME page, you should see the 

screen below.   


Step 1) Setup Time Zone 


The Time Zone allows your storage server to base its time on the settings configured here. It is 

important to keep track of correct update time of all files stored in this storage server. You can 

setup the storage server to automatically get correct time from the Internet every time when it 

startup. Or you can also enter current time manually, and the storage server will count the time 

by itself (There is a battery inside the storage server to make it keep counting correct time 

when the storage server is powered off). 



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Set Time Zone


Select the time zone of the country you are currently in. 

The router will set its time based on your selection.   


Time Server Address


You can manually assign time server address if the 

default time server does not work.



Enable Daylight Savings


The router can also take Daylight savings into account. 

If you wish to use this function, you must check/tick the 

enable box to enable your daylight saving configuration 



Start Daylight Savings Time


Select the period in which you wish to start daylight 

Savings Time



End Daylight Savings Time


Select the period in which you wish to end daylight



Set System Date and Time


If your network is not connected to the Internet, the 

storage server will have no chance to get correct time 

from the time server. In this case, you can manually 

assign current time here. 


Click on Apply to save settings and then in the next page, click Continue to continue setting. 


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Step 2) Setup Network 


A suitable IP address is required to make the storage server work well in your network. The IP 

address used by the storage server should be of the same subnet as your network. If there is 

an active DHCP server in your network and you do not need the FTP server function, you can 

set the storage server to obtain an IP address automatically. Otherwise, it is suggested 

assigning a static IP to the storage server. 





Obtain an IP address


Obtain an IP address automatically if you 



want this storage server get an IP from an active DHCP 

server in your network.   


Use the following IP address


Select Use the following IP address if you want to 

assign a static IP address to the storage server.



IP address


The IP address used by the storage server in your 

network. Please make sure that this IP address is not 

used by any other PC and network device in your 



Subnet Mask


Please enter the subnet mask of your network. 



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Gateway Address


Please enter the default gateway IP address of this 

storage server. Usually, it is the LAN IP address of the 

router that you are using to access the Internet.



DNS Address


Please enter at least one DNS address. DNS address 

is the IP address of DNS server which provides domain 

name service to you. 


Click on Apply to save settings and then in the next page, click Continue to continue setting. 































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Step 3) Partition and format internal hard disk drive 


Click Tools, and in the first page Storage Tools click Auto Partition & Format button of HDD 

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This function will automatically clear your hard disk drive (remove all old partitions in your hard 

disk drive), create one partition and format the newly created partition with ext2 format which 

provides the best performance. 


Note: All data originally stored in the internal hard disk drive will be removed. Please backup 

the old data in the hard disk drive before using it. If this is not what you want, please stop the 

quick setup procedure and refer to the User’s Manual for advanced setup. 



If you make sure that you want this tool to clear the content of the internal hard disk drive and 

make new partition and format for you, please click OK to continue. 




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During the process of partition and format, the following screen will display. It will take several 

minutes. The time required depends on the size of the hard disk drive. 




When the process of partition and format is finished, the following screen will display. Click OK 

to continue setup. 










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Step 4) Setup File Server 


Click File/FTP Server, and go to the second page File Server


The default storage name is “Storage” which will be displayed in the “My network places” list. 

Please make sure that the name does not conflict with other PC or devices in your network. 

You also can assign another name and then click Save to save the new name. 

After setting the storage name, you have to add a folder and share it. The following procedure 

is step-by-step instructions to help you creating a new folder named “public” and share it to all 

users anonymously in your network (It means all users in your network can access the new 

created folder “public” without password). If this is not what you want, please stop the quick 

setup procedure and refer to the User’s Manual for advanced setup. 


Click Add in the Shared Folders section in the same page. Then an Add/Edit Shared Folder 

page shows. 








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In the Add/Edit Shared Folder page, enter the folder name “public”. Click Browse to assign a 

path for the folder, then the assign folder path window pops up. 





In the assign folder path window, click HDD1 icon (HDD1 represent the internal SATA hard disk 

drive). Then the partitions of HDD1 will display in the bottom right list. 






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Click partition C: icon. Then the list of folders in partition C: will be displayed. 



Because partition C: of HDD1 is newly created by Auto Partition & Format function, there is 

no folders in partition C: now. So the list is empty. We have to create a new folder named 

“public” in partition C: Click New Folder, and then an Add New Folder window pops up. 





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Enter the name of the new folder “public”, and then click New





Now you can see the newly created folder “public” displayed in the folder list of partition C:. 

Select folder “public” by click its icon. Then the content list of folder “public” will be displayed. 





Because the folder “public” is newly created and there is no file or folder in it, so the list is 

empty. Now the Path displays the complete path of the folder “public”. Click Submit to confirm 

and return to the Add/Edit Shared Folder page. 



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Now you can see the path of newly created folder “public” is assigned as the path of the 

shared folder. Select Anonymous Sharing to allow users access the folder without 

authentication by password. Click Read & Write to allow users have the right the read and 

write files in the folder “public”. You also can enter a description of this folder. After you have 

confirmed every thing, click Save to save the settings. 






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Step 5) Restart the storage server 


Shut down the storage server by pressing the power button and wait until the LEDs are all 

turned off. And then start the storage server by pressing the power button and wait until the 

SATA LED is lighted. 



Step 6) Start to use the File Server 


In a Windows PC, open the Windows Explorer. Enter the address “


” and press 






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Then the icon of the shared folder “public” will be displayed. You can double click the icon of 

the shared folder “public” to enter the folder and start to use it.