Data Backup Digest

Do-It-Yourself Windows File Recovery Software: A Comparison

results »

WD Expands NAS Portfolio With the Sentinel DX4200

The team with Western Digital, sometimes shortened to WD, is known as a leader in data storage, backup and protection. In an effort to maintain their status as an industry frontrunner and role model, they’ve recently unveiled the Sentinel DX4200 storage server for small and medium-sized businesses. As to be expected, the DX4200 is already garnering a large amount of attention from industry professionals.

Martin Proepper, product line manager with Western Digital, spoke about the need for a device that is both quiet and eco-friendly. He was quoted as saying: “The Sentinel DX4200, as well of other types in its category, are going on the desktop in small businesses. This means it needs to cool, quiet and unobtrusive. It needs to go more in a desktop environment, where design and quiet is important.”


Western Digital’s Sentinel DX4200 is a business-class data server which leverages the operating system of Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 with the power of the Intel Atom C2338 Dual Core CPU. Capable of containing up to 16 TB of data, the Sentinel DX4200 is ideal for small and medium-sized businesses in operation today.

Primary Features

There are a plethora of features packed into the Sentinel DX4200. Apart from the CPU and the operating system, the Sentinel DX4200 contains dual-redundant Gigabit Ethernet connectivity, Adaptive Fault Tolerance, Adaptive Load Balancing and Static Link Aggregation. All of these features combine to bolster the resiliency, connectivity and efficiency of the Sentinel DX4200.

Extra Services

Apart from the features and functionality included in the DX4200, customers will also have access to Western Digital’s own technical support team. Available in plans of one or three years, their technical support program, known as WD Guardian Pro, is meant to provide support and assistance to those who would rather oversee the upkeep of their own servers. Another service, Guardian Extended Care, is available to those who wish to extend the warranty on the DX4200. Those who opt for the Guardian Extended Care plan will receive an extended five-year warranty instead of the typical two-year warranty that is included by default.

In the interest of promoting the protective services of WD Guardian Pro and Guardian Extended Care, Proepper also spoke on the topic of archiving and saving your data. He said: “The cost to re-create data is tremendous. Most small businesses, if they lose their data, will go out of business.”

Pricing and More Information

Western Digital’s Sentinel DX4200 is currently available at select retailers and online at Western Digital’s own website. The 8 TB edition has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $1,699.99 while the 16 TB version carries a suggested price tag of $2,199.99. A complementary mobile app, known as WD My Cloud, is also available now. It can be downloaded from the App Store or the Google Play store, depending on your mobile platform.

To find out more information about the Sentinel DX4200 or any of Western Digital’s other products and services, feel free to visit their website at


No comments yet. Sign in to add the first!