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BUFFALO LinkStation Live 2 TB Network Attached Storage (NAS) - LS-X2.0TL

  • 1-Bay
  • Usage Backup & stream media through personal cloud
  • 2TB
  • 1 x 10/100/1000M
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LinkStation Live LS-XL network storage is a simple and dependable solution to store, share, stream and back up your files in one convenient location. Easily access your content from any PC, Mac, smartphone or tablet on your home network; just connect LinkStation Live to your router and follow the easy setup process. Equipped with LinkStation Live is a built-in BitTorrent, DLNA Certi­ed media server and an iTunes server, taking effort out of downloading and streaming your favorite movies, photos and music to any network connected media player, gaming console, TV and more in your home. And while on the go, Bu-ffalo’s free WebAccess service keeps you connected, allowing you to upload and download files over the Internet from any standard Web browser. You can even share ­files and access with friends and family. User-friendly LinkStation Live makes file sharing simple.

  • newegg Backup your Windows PC and Mac LinkStation Live includes NovaBACKUP Professional, an easy-to-use, complete backup solution for up to 5 of your home and home office Windows PCs. LinkStation Live also works perfectly with Apple’s Time Machine allowing you to back up your Mac computer. Store or back up files onto your LinkStation Live from multiple PCs, laptops or Mac computers.
  • newegg Easy remote file access with free Web Access apps for iPhone, iPad and Android Buffalo's free WebAccess service allows LinkStation NAS users to easily store, access and share from anywhere with smartphone or tablet device. When you share something with your friends, simply send a link via e-mail to your friends and family and they can securely access the files you've selected for them to see. No special software is required.
  • newegg BitTorrent Client With BitTorrent Client function, you can conveniently download digital content over the Internet directly to your LinkStation Live.
  • newegg DLNA Certified and iTunes Servers The LinkStation Live offers robust protocol support to serve as DLNA Certified Media Server and iTunes server. So you can stream content directly to any DLNA compatible media player or use LinkStation Live as content source from within your iTunes application.
  • newegg Eco manager The Eco minded power management tool regulates power usage, conserving energy and battery consumption.
  • newegg No Annual or Monthly Fees The most appealing feature of the LinkStation Live is that it does not need annual or monthly fees to use any features or services including WebAccess with iPhone, iPad and Android support, or to add multiple users and groups.

Learn more about the Buffalo Technology LS-X2.0TL

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year

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  • Gregory G.
  • 11/22/2014 5:40:11 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsLasted 2 yesrs

Pros: Did what it claimed to do, and well.

Cons: Drive failed after two years.

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  • Stephane J.
  • 5/1/2014 9:08:58 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsFrustrating & Horrible NAS Drive

Pros: 2 TB is alot of space for the price.

Cons: You get what you pay for...I bought this NAS drive for my small business and it's been an extremely frustrating and horrible experience. For starters, the mobile application was built by a 3rd party developer and Buffalo couldnt provide any support. The design, UI and usability is horrible and very slow. I was happy WHEN and/or IF remote access was available. When traveling, I prefer to back up my files on DVD or flash drive rather than attempt to access. After countless calls to support and making adjustments to my port - It still doesnt work with Windows 8 and barely works with Windows 7 --- only my Macbook experience consistent access. Buy from another brand that has better remote software and support.

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  • Dennis R.
  • 1/22/2014 4:06:52 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs2TB LinkStation Storage

Pros: This is the third one of these I have purchased over the past four years. No problems at all. No issues setting them up or using them.

Cons: None

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  • Sean F.
  • 1/12/2014 7:57:09 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsFrustrating

Pros: Cheap

Cons: No "function" button very frustrating if you have to restore to factory defaults. Buffalo NAS Navigator can find it, but can't actually talk to it. Perhaps there is a way to restore it, but if you can't find it after a few hours of googling then the product is bad.

Other Thoughts: cheap, but what you get is cheap

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  • Joshua T.
  • 11/27/2013 4:16:51 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNot worth it

Pros: Work initially. Software was easy to set up, including the backup software.

Cons: Became unrecognized after about 2 months.

Unfortunately I let it just sit for several months and it passed its warranty period. So no RMA for me. Thankfully I never set up too much to be backup or use this drive.

Save your money and/or buy another unit!

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  • Vincent B.
  • 10/20/2013 6:40:32 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsNAS... and only NAS

Pros: The system is highly customizable and configurable for any type of network. Works very well for NAS and media streaming alike, easily streaming audio and video to 3 different devices without as much as a stutter.

Cons: 1st one died. Needed to RMA less than 2 months into ownership upon a reboot after a firmware upgrade. And although Buffalo was fast in their responses to my support ticket, they certainly use generic responses, asking me to push reset buttons that just do not exist on this particular model. The "cloud" function is extremely unreliable. At best I Am able to access it for an hour or so before the interface becomes so unstable it will start to time-out so frequently that the web access is entirely unusable.

Other Thoughts: I thought i had trouble due to the structure and settings of my home network. After configuring the nas and router to the recommended settings, I quickly found that the instability is caused by the buffalo nas web interface. The communication between the unit and the buffalo web portal become so saturated that the nas interface becomes slow and unusable, DLNA becomes unstable through the ps3, although the mapped network drives do not slow down at all. While the web access is enabled, even logging in directly to the buffalo's interface locally via IP is painfully slow. The only remedy was to disable the web access all together. Once that was done, all of the remaining features exceeded my expectations of operability. (I'm probably more surprised than you are!)

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  • Steven Z.
  • 10/6/2013 9:11:53 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsJunk

Pros: none

Cons: Stopped working at about 6 months, fast blinking blue light and 3 emails to tech support went unanswered. I am now using a synology ds213j with two wd red drives and so far is working great, user interface is much better too, no software to install on your computer unlike the buffalo.

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  • Salvador C.
  • 8/13/2013 7:13:52 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBad Product

Pros: Cheap

Cons: I purchased 2 units. First one failed 3 months ago. Second unit failed 1 week ago. Technical support made me repeat troubleshooting steps several times. RMA issue was a hassle, it took more than 6 weeks for repaired unit to arrive, . I won't send second unit for repair. I was responsible for paying shipping for their faulty unit.Very unreliable device. My client was very displeased with this purchase. I would not recommend this product. This is my first experience with Buffalo Tech and for sure the last.

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  • Robert L.
  • 2/7/2013 6:06:15 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsPoor Product Poor Service Don't buy!

Pros: Inexpensive NAS device.

Cons: The unit I purchased suffers from either a firmware or hardware problem. It will sit on the network fine for days, but start copping files to it and it will drop it's connection and require power cycling to get it back up and running.

Tech support responded to the first email I sent them with a suggestion that didn't work and has ignored me since.

Manufacturer Response:

Please send me an email with your conact info so we could trouble shoot the device. You should also check your connections, it is possible that a loose cable could be the culprit.


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  • Thomas N.
  • 2/1/2013 3:02:55 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsGreat while it worked...

Pros: Cheap, good features, easy to use

Cons: Unit bricked less than 6 months after use. Unit is just blinking a blue light and despite having tried the TFPT and other suggestions online I still can't access the unit. I'll be RMA'ing the device, but unfortunately will be stuck with the same HDD after it comes back. Very disappointed to say the least

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