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BUFFALO LinkStation 420 2 TB 2-Drive (2 x 1 TB) High Performance RAID NAS Personal Cloud Storage and Media Server - LS420D0202

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  • 2TB (2 x 1TB)
  • 1 x 10/100/1000M
  • 1 x USB2.0
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • David E.
  • 6/24/2014 1:10:18 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBad out of the Box-Horrible Tech Support-

This review is from: BUFFALO LinkStation 420 2 TB 2-Drive (2 x 1 TB) High Performance RAID NAS Personal Cloud Storage and Media Server - LS420D0202

Pros: Have installed many NAS drives. This would be a nice setup if it worked.

Cons: New out of the Box would not copy large groups of files from the old file server to this one. Found a lot of similar instances of this on forums. Called Buffalo and they denied any issues and told me to copy the files in smaller chucks. After way too much time I got the data transferred over.
When setting up the USB hard drive backup it would not format a drive. Called tech support and spent way too much time telling them the drive was bad. I tried 4 different USB drives with the same result. They had me purchase another Buffalo drive to try. I had the same result.
Called them back to RMA the drive. They were supposed to email me RMA info. They never did. Called them again. This time I was told they would only do advanced RMA it if I paid them $30.00. I explained the issue and they said I could send them the drive first then they would send me a different one or I could return it to the store and get an exchange. I explained it was now acting as a file server and my customer could not be down for weeks while I waited for a different drive. Their resolution was to pay them the $30.00 and do advanced exchange
Thank Buffalo! Great Customer Service.

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  • Dan C.
  • 4/11/2014 6:22:01 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsEasy setup, fast drive

This review is from: BUFFALO LinkStation 420 2 TB 2-Drive (2 x 1 TB) High Performance RAID NAS Personal Cloud Storage and Media Server - LS420D0202

Pros: No problem to set up. Two TB of shared drive.

Cons: I've heard setting it up for outside access on a U-verse router is difficult.

Other Thoughts: Some reviews I read on another popular website complained about difficulties making it work with a U-verse router and that worried me. But all those problems rose from trying to set it up to be a private file server accessed from outside the home network. All we wanted was a shared drive everyone in the house could access. If we want access from outside, we'll spring for something a little more expensive. We wanted a nice fast central storage setup for the local network at a reasonable cost. We got it. We like it.

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  • Andre T.
  • 2/13/2014 6:02:28 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSet and forget

This review is from: BUFFALO LinkStation 420 2 TB 2-Drive (2 x 1 TB) High Performance RAID NAS Personal Cloud Storage and Media Server - LS420D0202

Pros: Got it as an affordable backup solution for another NAS. Once it was operational I've totally forgot about it - it just works!

Cons: None

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  • Kurt G.
  • 2/5/2014 5:59:09 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome piece of hardware

This review is from: BUFFALO LinkStation 420 2 TB 2-Drive (2 x 1 TB) High Performance RAID NAS Personal Cloud Storage and Media Server - LS420D0202

Pros: Sits in my basement away from everything, Acts as it's own little cloud based system that I and others (who I give permission to) can access anytime, anywhere and from any device. It was relatively easy to setup, has an android app and has hot swap capabilities

Cons: Even though its a Raid system it has moving hard drives which can be a weakness for the long term. Other than that I really can't find any other cons...

Other Thoughts: Get this device or one like it if you want to control and manage your own stuff in the Cloud.

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  • Bing O.
  • 1/28/2014 1:42:01 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsVery Fast

This review is from: BUFFALO LinkStation 420 2 TB 2-Drive (2 x 1 TB) High Performance RAID NAS Personal Cloud Storage and Media Server - LS420D0202

Pros: Super CPU for the price: It is Armada 370 with FPU. Other machine with the same CPU is Synology 213J; it is $199 WITHOUT HDD at all; remember the brand new 1TBx2 is about $$129.
I had Qnap TS Turbo and Netgear with similar price but all speeds are slower than this 420.

Cons: The software is basic; there is no whistle and bell.
It is USB2. (however, it is NOT all hardware compatible with USB3). So, it is not a deal breaker.

Other Thoughts: If you want the basic NAS with Very powerful CPU in the class and price, this Linkstation 420 is the ONLY option available on the market.

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