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BUFFALO LS210D0301 3TB LinkStation 210 NAS Personal Cloud Storage and Media Server

  • Access your content from your tablet and smartphone devices
  • Stream videos and photos to your DLNA/UPnP connected devices
  • Use with Time Machine to back up your Mac computers
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years


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  • James S.
  • 7/21/2014 1:45:11 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

3 out of 5 eggsGood price for 3TB, but very slow.

Pros: * Great price for a 3TB NAS.
* Quick and easy setup (see other thoughts).

Cons: * Speed. My initial sync of ~450GB took about 20 hours. The speeds are on par with USB 2.0.
* Lack of adequate documentation (see other thoughts).

Other Thoughts: The initial setup instructions are fairly poor, just pictures showing setup and the software installation. There is management software and a more complete user manual included on the provided disk. If you are moderately familiar with web management interfaces and network drives you should be able to set this up easily without the provided software.

As I have only had this installed for a few days I cannot speak for long-term usage, though I did have an issue where the network drive dropped off and I could not reach the web interface, I had to reboot the drive to restore functionality.

As stated above in the Cons, this NAS is slow. My initial backup sync to the drive was ~450GB, which took around 20 hours to complete. This is not a huge deal breaker for me, as I am utilizing it as a backup solution more than anything else, and there will not be a lot of traffic to and from the drive.

As of the review I have not tested the mobile functionality.

This is one of the cheapest available 3TB NAS and is from a brand I usually expect to have good quality products. Unfortunately because of the speeds I can only give this 3 eggs. I hope that this is something that can be addressed by a future firmware update.

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  • Trevor S.
  • 6/18/2014 2:18:03 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
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4 out of 5 eggsWorks as expected

Pros: This is replacing a 2TB Linkstation I had previously that ended up losing a hard drive after 3 years of faithful service. Took a chance on another and this one works basically the same. I have a 2TB external drive attached for 5TB of bulk storage. Very quiet and very low power, only draws about 18 watts. Cheapest way to network attach 5TB of data period. Casing is sturdy and nice looking, well ventilated for passive cooling.

Cons: Slow for gigabit, basically USB 2.0 speeds no matter what you do. No fan on this model which keeps it running warmer than I'd like.

Other Thoughts: Best bang for your buck NAS especially if you have an old 2.0 external you can use to expand it. Not as ideal as having a 4 bay RAID NAS solution but you have to be realistic about spending $800 or more for network storage. Those boxes while nice are excessive for my purposes.

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