The D-Link DNS-323 is based on a Marvell Orion System on a Chip. Marvell has done a lot of work to get support for the Orion platform into the mainline kernel. However, some features of the Orion platform are not as well supported as in the original Marvell LSP (Linux Support Package) used by D-Link. Please take this into account before deciding whether you want to install Debian, especially if you have specific requirements (e.g. related to performance).
The table below shows how well different components of the D-Link DNS-323 are supported by Debian 8 (jessie). The device is no longer supported as of Debian 9 (stretch).
|Debian||Debian installer works well|
|CPU||Supported in mainline and Debian kernel since 2.6.25|
|DNS-323 kernel||Supported in mainline and Debian kernel since 2.6.25 (revision A1). The revision B2 is supported in the Debian kernel since 2.6.26 and in the mainline kernel since 2.6.29|
|SATA||Supported in the kernel by the sata_mv module.|
|Ethernet||Supported in the kernel by the mv643xx module|
|USB||Supported in the kernel since 2.6.25|
|RTC||Supported in the kernel by the rtc-m41t80 module.|
|LEDs||Supported in the kernel|
|Crypto engine||Basic support|