Buffalo LinkStation Duo LS-WXL/R1
Released September, 2004
The Pros:Inexpensive RAID 1 NAS. Accessible hard drive bays, easily upgradeable in the future. Time Machine support for Mac users.
The Cons:Performance is only "acceptable". Not the best choice for advanced users who might want to access further functionalities of the hardware.
The LinkStation Duo LS-WXL/R1 is a network storage system from the Buffalo company. Available in storage sizes ranging from 1 to 4 terabytes, this model features a matte Black aesthetic and uses a dual-bay design for optimized performance.
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Using an existing ethernet connection, users can wirelessly access the unit from all internet devices across a single home network with both Mac and PC support for true versatility. Native RAID 0 and RAID 1 support enables automatic mirroring for improved file safety, also helping to maximize free space through redundant data removal. Apple iDevice (iPod, iPhone, iPad) users can connect to the LS-WXL/R1 via Buffalo's own WebAccess service, with a variety of free applications available for browsing and selecting different content types. DLNA certification provides further streaming options, offering iTunes integration alongside a host of other compatible media players. Users wishing to backup or restore the contents of their PC can do so with the help of NOVABackup Professional, with native Time Machine available for Mac owners. BitTorrent compatibility helps to preserve limited hardware space by downloading and storing files directly to the LinkStation Duo, implementing uTorrent client software for standalone operations. In addition, USB 2.0 connectivity is included for further storage options and can be used as a UPS (Uninterrupted Power Supply) in case of emergency.
- Matte Black aesthetic
- Available in 1, 2, 3 and 4-terabyte storage sizes
- Mac/PC home network access
- RAID 0/RAID 1 data support
- DLNA technology
- USB 2.0 connectivity
- Includes NovaBACKUP Professional software
- BitTorrent client support
User Reviews (2)
Accessible hard drive bays, easily upgradeable in the future
Time Machine support for Mac users
Can also be used as a print server
Offers a basic, yet solid set of features at an affordable price (auto backup, FTP-S, DLNA)
Performance is only "acceptable"
Not the best choice for advanced users who might want to access further functionalities of the hardware
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