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BUFFALO LS-QVLE Diskless System LinkStation Pro Quad Network Storage

  • 4-Bay
  • Diskless System
  • 1 x 10/100/1000M
  • 1 x USB2.0
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IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab


Port RJ-45
1 x 10/100/1000M
Port USB
1 x USB2.0


Form Factor
Operating System
Client OS Support:
-Windows 8 (32-bit/64-bit), Windows 8.1 (32-bit/64-bit), Windows 7 (32-bit/64-bit), Windows Vista (32-bit/64-bit), Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows 2000 Server, Mac OS X 10.5 - 10.9

Hard Drive Performance

Included HDD Capacity
Diskless System
0/1/5/10/JBOD (Individual Disks)


Supported Protocols


Power Consumption: 48W Max
Power Supply: Internal AC 100-240V Universal, 50/60Hz


Empty chassis allows you to scale the capacity according to your storage needs

Connect to your router for centralized storage and backup for PC and Mac computers

Access your content from your table and smartphone devices

Create a free personal cloud and access and share your content anytime, anywhere over the Internet

Store, organize and stream your media collection in one central location

Back up five home or home office Windows PCs with NovaBACKUP Professional

Set up automatic data protection with RAID redundancy

Use with Time Machine to back up your Mac computers

Attach a USB printer to the network or add a USB hard drive for backup


5°C - 35 °C
20-80% (non-condensing)

Quick Info


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

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  • Alan E.
  • 5/28/2015 1:06:03 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice Piece!!

Pros: Great pricing (Flash Deal special!!), great product. Theremay be newer and better performing options out there - but not this easy and cost effective to implement.

Cons: Not the best documentation

Other Thoughts: You can search the web or the manufacturer's site to get whatever help that you may need. Just remember to leave the ethernet unplugged until after the drives are initialized and the piece is fully up. Then it will be seen by the support access methods (direct app/web). Also, once your drives are in and the machine is fully up, press the function button to start the drive intialization process.

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  • Steven R.
  • 3/12/2015 1:09:18 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBUFFALO LS-QVLE

Pros: Seems well built, packaged very well, got it at a great price...

Cons: Bricked 4 hard drives full of data, don't know yet if data is lost. "File system unrecognized"...

Other Thoughts: DO NOT USE THIS WITH EXISTING Hard Drives! Page three of their quick setup joke states "Original data saved on the added drive will be deleted". You only see this after you've gone through the process of installing their software and bricking your hard drives. This should be stated clearly, on the first page of the instructions, in big red letters. It's amazing to me how they could have such blatant disregard for customers data.

Learn from my mistake. I've seen install instructions that ask you to read and understand the whole process before you begin. No such warning here. Completely irresponsible and unacceptable.

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  • Todd C.
  • 2/7/2015 9:42:48 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsInstructions are a joke.

Pros: Works well as a network storage drive. I can access from my Desktop computer and Laptop.

Cons: There is no step by step instruction for properly setting up web access and configuring your router for web access. Only enough to get the unit up and running on your wireless network. The average person will have a very hard time getting the smartphone apps to work and spend hours trying to just set up a Name. Site just hangs then unable to sign back on until a reboot of the unit. This is my last Buffalo product.

Other Thoughts: I'm so glad I got this on sale. I was a little quick with the purchase since the sale was ending. I really wanted to use the web access. But it will work well enough as a "home" back up unit for now until I can dig up some useable info. Time to hit the forums and waste more time.

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  • Christopher E.
  • 11/12/2014 10:39:50 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsJust ok

Pros: Easy set up and easy to configure. Instructions were pretty useless. Currently set up I have is three 2GB drives for a RAID 5 setup. give 4GB of usable space.

Cons: Transfer speeds are slower then I thought they would be and my current set up going between two switches, I wasn't able to connect to the Linkstation. Sent message to Buffalo with no response yet. if Linkstation is on same switch I have no problems. Switches are identical.

Web access is a pain as you need to make sure about the correct firewall ports are opened so it isn't easy plug and play if you require internet access. the bittorrent download is ok but not real useful.

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  • RYAN P.
  • 10/31/2014 9:42:50 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsI got it at a great price!

Pros: 4 drive bays, gigabit speed, network cable. Seems well built.

Integrated into Windows fine, as a networked drive.

Cons: I'm underwhelmed by the web based utility, the windows, utility. My focus was on ease of access and ease of securing.

It's more like configuring a router than an OS.

Other Thoughts: I got this very inexpensive, for what it is. Configuring access levels or areas in not well defined in the application resident in the device (web based).

It is NOTHING like a linux based Synology unit. The only reason I gave it 3 eggs is because it's 3/5ths the polish of a Synology, which I would give 5 eggs to.

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  • Kyle M.
  • 10/6/2014 6:58:41 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsOnce Set Up, Not Too Bad

Pros: Good price for the system, got it on sale. Buffalo still has a good reputation. Set up is straight forward. I am running two of these at RAID 10. One being a backup of the other. Speed of transfers are good. Interface is a bit of a pain, but workable. Running Linux OS, easy script control for the systems. They run 24/7 and keep on performing well.

Cons: Only 3 TB max for drives. Set up directions just ok. Speed of tranfers +\- . Running jumbo frame seems to be better. Only USB 2.0. Keep it cool, can get a bit warm running 4 drives. Non upgradable ram. Not hot drive swappable, rebuild on an Array is slow.

Other Thoughts: Running 4 drives can be a bit expensive. Have to be matched drives from what I had had experience with. Running Seagate 2TB NAS series. So far it seems to be a good match. All in all, price is good for a steady NAS.

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  • Michael M.
  • 9/25/2014 8:05:04 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWell worth it

Pros: Very nice cheap NAS for the price. Caught it on sale for like half retail. It was VERY well packed and designed. It seemed really fast in my initial testing with 4 - 3tb WD Green drives in it.

Cons: The web interface is a little clunky, but is is usable.

Other Thoughts: Make sure to follow the directions of cleaning the drives before installing them... and make sure you hit the function button to initialize the first time.

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  • Thom R.
  • 8/13/2014 3:17:51 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsreasonable

Pros: PRICE, quiet, simple to setup, more or less intuitive web interface (took me a couple minutes to find how to setup RAID5).

Cons: nothing yet...

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  • Christopher S.
  • 7/22/2014 12:12:18 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsRead on...

Pros: Well Built

Cons: Unusable documentation.

Other Thoughts: Really, the documents that ship with this incredible-seeming product are laughable. It doesn't tell you what to do first, what might go wrong, or ways to start over. I expect it will work out fine... someday soon, and I'll update this review.

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