WD Arkeia 16TB Network Enterprise NAS DA2300 4-Bay Network Drive WDBSTG0160KBK


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WD Arkeia DA2300

An all-in-one network backup appliance with an ultra-compact desktop design, ideal for small businesses and for remote offices or branch offices (ROBO). It provides a fast, easy-to-use, and reliable backup solution with enterprise-class capabilities easily configured within minutes.

All-in-one backup solution for Small and Medium-sized (SMB) Businesses

The all-in-one backup appliance integrates WD Arkeia network backup software, disks configured in RAID-1 for disk redundancy, dual redundant power supplies, and dual redundant network connectivity for cloud replication. By delivering award-winning software as a network backup appliance, WD Arkeia provides a scalable network backup solution that is ideal for sites with minimal IT staff. WD Arkeia offers the enterprise-class capabilities—features, platform support, and web-based interface—necessary to reduce deployment complexity and ensure ease of administration.

Included Features

  • Ultra-compact and quiet design
  • Easy administration via web user interface
  • Depending on model capacity: 8 TB of raw disk storage, configured as a single 4 TB volume of mirrored disks (RAID-1), or 16 TB of raw disk storage, configured as Two 4 TB volumes of mirrored disks (RAID-1)
  • Basic Agent Bundle to protect any number of physical platforms (Windows, Linux, Mac, Novell, Solaris, AIX, HP-UX, BSD)
  • Progressive Deduplication reduces data volumes, speeds backup and replication
  • One-click firmware update
  • Remote management capabilities ideal for remote or branch office
  • Intel XeonTM quad core processor
  • Depending on model capacity: 16 GB RAM or 24 GB RAM
  • Datacenter-class WD hard drives optimized for reliability, quality and performance
  • 128 GB of SSD for ultra-fast backup catalog access
  • LCD panel display
  • Dual user serviceable power supplies
  • Dual Gigabit Ethernet ports
  • USB 3.0 x 4 & USB 2.0 x 2 ports
  • Drive/bezel lock for theft/interference deterrence

Optional Features

  • Virtualization Agent Bundle to protect all major virtualized environments: VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper- V
  • Microsoft Agent Bundle to protect Exchange, SQL server, Sharepoint and Active Directory
  • Premium Agent Bundle to protect MySQL, PostgreSQL, Groupwise OpenLDAP and eDirectory; also supports Media servers
  • Data Center Agent Bundle to protect Oracle, DB2, and Lotus Domino; also supports SAN-shared tape drives
  • AES-256 data encryption for data security
  • Bare metal disaster recovery for x86-32 and x86-64 platforms
  • Replication to remote backup servers or the cloud


    WD Arkeia Solutions for Data Protection

    WD, a Western Digital company, is a long-time innovator and storage industry leader. In 2012 WD acquired Arkeia Software, which has delivered data protection solutions to customers around the world since 1999. Arkeia delivered the industry’s first professional backup solution for Linux, first virtual appliance for backup, and first implementation of Progressive Deduplication(TM) technology for backup.

    Protection for Physical and Virtual Systems

    WD Arkeia protects all four of the leading virtualization solutions: VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, Citrix XenServer, and Red Hat RHEV. WD Arkeia also supports over 200 platforms, protecting virtually all Linux and Windows platforms, as well as Mac OS X, Netware, Solaris, HP-UX, AIX, and BSD, meaning you can protect all your systems with a single backup solution. We also offer agents for hot backups of open files used by most applications, databases, directory servers, and virtualized environments.

    Progressive Deduplication™

    WD Arkeia uses an advanced, patented deduplication technology called Progressive Deduplication that is both source-side and block grain. Progressive Deduplication delivers high compression ratios which saves end-users money by reducing storage volume and network performance requirements. Moving less data over the network accelerates backups and shrinks backup windows.

    Secure Storage on Disk, Tape, and Cloud

    WD Arkeia backup servers support direct backup to disk and tape with replication to disk, tape, and public or private clouds. WD Arkeia supports all storage devices that respect the SCSI II standard—over 600 devices and virtually all tape drives, autoloaders, and libraries.

    WD Arkeia can optionally encrypt your data (AES-256) at the source, guaranteeing secure transmission over the LAN, even to remote storage. We even write on every backup tape the C-language source code to restore your data. So, even if you’ve lost your WD Arkeia appliance, you’ll still be able to restore your data.

    Ease of Use

    Easy to Deploy; Easy to Administer

    Configure and administer the products using either our web-based graphical user interface or our command-line interface (CLI). Operations can be performed identically through either interface, offering administrators the utmost flexibility in management.

    Upgrading your appliance firmware to benefit from the latest WD Arkeia features is easy because you don’t have to upgrade backup agents on the client machines when you upgrade your backup servers

    Fast Backups and Restores

    WD Arkeia employs several advanced technologies to achieve optimal performance. For example, one WD Arkeia backup server can simultaneously back up as many as 200 clients—even for backups made direct-to-tape. WD Arkeia accelerates restores by writing (but never overwriting) the precise files required to meet the target recovery point. Client-side (“source-side”) deduplication, encryption, and compression distribute the load across many client machines, accelerating these CPU-intensive tasks. WAN replication of deduplicated backup sets only moves blocks that are not already at the replication destination.

    File Agents Protect Over 200 Different Platforms

    WD Arkeia protects over 200 different physical platforms, including virtually all Linux and Windows platforms, as well as AIX, BSD, HP-UX, Mac OS X, Netware, and Solaris, so you can centrally manage backups of all your data. Broad platform support is ideal for heterogeneous environments because a single backup solution simplifies deployment and maintenance. Backup agent features include client-side (“source-side”) deduplication and compression. AES-256 encryption is optional. Putting deduplication, encryption, and compression on the client side distributes CPU load across many client machines rather than centralizing it on the backup server. This architecture shortens backup periods and improves server scalability.

    Specialized Agents Protect Applications, Databases, and Directory Servers

    In addition to file backup agents, WD Arkeia offers over a dozen optional specialized backup agents for hot backups of important applications, database servers, directory servers, and virtualization hypervisors. These agents leverage application programming interfaces (for example, Microsoft VSS, VMware vStorage, Novell SMS) furnished by each software vendor. Applications include Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SharePoint, Lotus Domino, and Novell Groupwise. Databases include Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, IBM DB2, MySQL, and PostgreSQL. Directory servers include Microsoft Active Directory, Novell eDirectory, and OpenLDAP. Virtualization hypervisors include VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V.

    Bare-metal Disaster Recovery

    WD Arkeia offers bare-metal restores for Linux and Windows servers on all x86 platforms, both 32-bit and 64-bit. We support all major Linux distributions, as well as the full range of Windows Server and Client operating systems. Windows Server operating systems include: Windows Server 2000, 2003, 2008, 2008R2, and 2012. Windows Client operating systems include: Windows XP, Vista, 7, and 8.

    With bare-metal disaster recovery the restore process includes restoring data structures necessary to make the target machine bootable. Disaster recovery leverages full, differential, and incremental backups, as well as backups of both file- and non-file data. WD Arkeia also allows off-line backups that record a block-by-block image of any disk.

    Replication Offsite, to Private or Public Cloud

    The WD Arkeia backup server can copy backup sets among backup servers across a wide area network (WAN). Replication of encrypted, deduplicated, and compressed backup data is the foundation of WD Arkeia’s backup-to-cloud offering.

    Backup replication ensures that backup sets are both protected and readily accessible. Backup replication offers interactive, chained, and scheduled copying of data coming from full, differential, and incremental backups. Backups are first performed to disk storage on the LAN, keeping backup windows to a minimum. After the backup is complete, backups are replicated to a WD Arkeia backup server on a remote computer.

    Item Specs

    Brand: Western Digital
    Capacity: 16TB
    Product Type: NAS Server
    Warranty: 6 Month Warranty

    Product Condition Grading, Recertification, and Refurbishment Information

    The following products are Refurbished and given a Grade based on Physical Condition (Unless otherwise stated in product description).


    Grade 'A' – Looks like NEW.
    Grade "B" - Fully functional, slight cosmetics scratches.
    Grade "C" - Fully Functional, have 3 or more cosmetics scratches, some of them are really deep.
    Graded Refurbished Products come with warranty stated in product description.

    Sold in perfect working order & have passed a thorough testing process.
    These products are in GOOD CONDITION & come complete with all packaging & accessories (unless otherwise stated).
    Will have some cosmetic blemishes Please note that these products will be shipped in plain packaging.
    Graded Refurbished Products are tested thoroughly and in working condition. Items will have some cosmetic blemishes. Comes with Warranty stated in product


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