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WD Sentinel DS6100 is ideal for small businesses looking for an ultra-compact unified storage solution with an integrated iSCSI SAN, NAS and server-based backup technology.

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Proven Technology.

Built by WD, powered by an Intel Xeon dual core processor, and running Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials, the WD Sentinel DS6100 is based on proven technologies from industry leaders. Unlike competitors’ proprietary operating systems, the WD Sentinel DS6100 is a fully configured native Windows Server which allows thousands of Windows applications to be deployed.

Reliable Hardware.

The WD Sentinel DS6100 includes WD SE 3.5” enterprise-class hard drives. Featuring a dedicated OS boot drive, dual/redundant gigabit ethernet ports, and dual/redundant external DC-in power adapter ports. This engineered redundancy, along with a bezel lock for physical security, add to the reliability of this utra-compact Storage Plus Server that can be deployed virtually anywhere.

Affordable Price.

The WD Sentinel DS6100 is a complete, fully configured solution with automatic backup and restore software for up to 25 users and 50 computers, all at a very affordable price. By combining a single solution for both storage and server requirements, the WD Sentinel DS6100 is a great solution for any small business looking for their first server.

Enterprise Class

Enterprise-class Storage Plus Server

WD Sentinel DS6100 is an enterprise-level storage server, providing unified storage with NAS and iSCSI. It uses up to four 3.5-inch datacenter- class WD Se hard drives and integrated data protection with either RAID or Windows Storage Spaces.

WD hardware engineering

The elegant design of the WD Sentinel DS6100 offers optimized serviceability, allowing you to replace data drives in seconds. With its specially-designed, mechanically-loadable and hot-swappable 3.5-inch hard drive design, there's no fumbling with trays and screws.

Ultra-compact design

Using custom-built hardware and electronics, WD has incorporated an Intel Xeon class server into a quiet and cool compact chassis. Measuring just 6.3-inch x 8.10-inch x 8.8-inch (17 cm x 20.6 cm x 22.4 cm), the WD Sentinel DS6100 is able to fit on any shelf or desktop, or wherever space is at a premium.

Enterprise Redundancy

WD Sentinel DS6100 offers enterprise redundancy, with RAID or Windows Storage Spaces, for up to four 3.5-inch datacenter hard drives. It also offers Dual Gigabit Ethernet ports, a second power supply and and Dual Boot Drives (in auto RAID 1).

WD Sentinel DS6100 offers dual/redundant external DC-in power supply ports, so in the event of a power surge or other damage to the internal power supply, the second power supply takes over. This provides small businesses with the added peace of mind knowing that their server will remain operational.

Drive/bezel lock for theft deterrence

The drive/bezel lock and Kensington lock slot of the WD Sentinel DS6100 are included for theft interference and deterrence so your drives will always remain secure.
Power Supply
Expansion Kits
2TB Expansion Kit for
WD Sentinel
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4TB Expansion Kit for
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Performance Class

Powerful performance in an ultra-compact design

WD Sentinel DS6100 provides a simplified management experience and better network-wide security features. It also incorporates the latest Microsoft technologies for network data, storage and backup.

Automatic backup and restore software for up to 25 users and 50 devices

WD Sentinel DS6100 includes Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials software. It provides centralized, automated server-based backup for up to 50 Windows or Mac client computers in your network so there's no need to purchase additional backup software.

High performance

The Intel® Xeon™ dual core processor in the WD Sentinel DS6100 provides powerful performance, 8 GB RAM and read and write speeds of 100MB/sec read; 115MB/sec, respectively.

Built-in Active Directory and Primary Domain Controller

Businesses need to keep their data secure and must be able to restrict user access to it. The Active Directory and primary domain controller in the WD Sentinel DS6100 provides enterprise-class centralized management and security by authenticating and authorizing all users and computers on the network. It utilizes the latest Active Directory single sign-on and associated single sign-on to assign and enforce security policies for all computers, so when a user logs into a computer that's part of a Windows domain, Active Directory checks the submitted password and determines what data the user is able to access.

Cloud integration

WD Sentinel DS6100 offers hybrid cloud and server backup with Windows Azure and Windows Azure Backup. Businesses have a choice of disaster recovery protection options, providing businesses with the peace of mind that their business data is secure. They can choose to protect their data using secure off-site data backup to the cloud, which includes disaster recovery through cloud storage services, and local disaster recovery through network share (LAN & WAN).
Business Class

Cornerstone of a business

The WD Sentinel DS6100 provides the infrastructure a business needs to store and protect its valuable data. It has real-time system status with an administrative dashboard, LCD status display, and runs thousands of line-of-business applications.

Support for line-of-business applications

In addition to leveraging the backup, shared storage and cloud-based service capabilities of the WD Sentinel DS6100, business owners can use it as an application server for running on-premise or cloud-based line-of-business applications, including Office 365 and the number one selling business application, QuickBooks.

Using WD Sentinel DS6100 as an application server can help businesses lower their maintenance overhead because there's no need to run multiple appliances performing independent functions. Such a capability significantly increases the ROI for the server and helps justify the cost.

Real-time system status through the administration dashboard

The administrative dashboard provides system status, allowing you to view real-time updates for drive, RAID and network status. It includes easy-to-use task wizards to help you set backup schedules, administer user accounts and manage public and private shares.

Remote Access from Anywhere

WD Sentinel DS6100 is a centralized storage solution with secure Web Remote Access. The server provides an "always on" network storage solution that provides small businesses with 24/7 access to data from virtually anywhere. Data can be accessed through any device, including desktops, laptops, smartphones or a tablets.

Productivity across multiple platforms

The WD Sentinel DS6100 also provides support for Mac OS client machines. Businesses can utilize Bonjour® for file sharing or to automatically connect devices such as computers and printers. It can also seamlessly back up their Macs using Apple's Time Machine backup utility.

Easy to deploy

The WD Sentinel DS6100 includes pre-installed hard-drives and an operating system with software tools that intelligently manages drive and network status that reduces maintenance time, allowing you to focus on your business.

This is the perfect all-in-one solution for any businesses that needs a reliable storage plus server solution that can be setup right out of the box.

LCD status display

The LCD display panel on the front of the device allows you to monitor the system status and critical alerts.
Product Specifications
InterfaceGigabit Ethernet x2, USB 3.0 x4, USB2.0 x2, VGA
Physical Specifications
Capacity8 TB
Physical Dimensions
Height8.1 Inches
Depth8.80 Inches
Width6.30 Inches
Weight14.60 Pounds
Height206 mm
Depth224 mm
Width160.0 mm
Weight6.62 kg
Environmental Specifications
Temperature (English)
Operating32° F to 95° F
Non-operating-40° F to 158° F
Temperature (Metric)
Operating-0° C to 35° C
Non-operating-40° C to 70° C
Electrical Specifications
Current Requirements
Power Dissipation
AC Input Voltage100-240 VAC
AC Input Frequency50-60 Hz
Operating System

Operating System
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials

  • Intel® Xeon E3-1265LV2 2.5 GHz Quad Core processor

  • 16 GB

Data Protection
  • Storage Spaces or Hardware RAID (JBOD, 0, 1,5,10)

Cloud Integration
  • Windows Azure, Office 365

Boot Drives
  • Two 2.5” 500GB with OS pre-installed, pre-configured in RAID-1

Power Supply
  • Dual redundant external DC-in power supply ports. Also comes with two power adapters with cords.

Supported Client Operating Systems and Platforms

    Initial Setup
    • VGA monitor, USB 2.0 keyboard and mouse

    File Share Access
    • Windows 8, all 32-bit and 64-bit platforms
    • Windows 7, all 32-bit and 64-bit platforms
    • Windows Vista with service pack 2, all 32-bit and 64-bit platforms
    • Windows XP with service pack 3, 32-bit versions only
    • Mac OS X Mountain Lion, Mac OS X Lion, Mac OS X Leopard and Mac OS X Snow Leopard*
      * You may need to update the system with the latest MS and WD updates.
    • File sharing support for Linux and UNIX

    Domain Join and Backup using http:\\ \Connect
    • Windows 8, all 32-bit and 64-bit platforms
    • Windows 7, all 32-bit and 64-bit platforms
    • Mac OS X v10.5 Leopard with Time Machine
    • Mac OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard with Time Machine
    • Mac OS X v10.7 Lion with Time Machine

    Network Authentication
    • Built-in Active Directory and Primary Domain Controller
    • Web Remote Access via Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials – more info
    • VPN Compatibility via Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials – more info
    • iSCSI via Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials – more info

    Network protocols
    Package Contents
    • Ultra-compact Storage Plus Server
    • Ethernet cable
    • Power adapters with cords
    • 2 door lock keys
    • Basic Install Guide
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