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Buffalo Technology LinkStation Quad


$400.00 Released April, 2009

Product Shot 1 The Pros:Very quiet - silent for the most part. Dual USB jacks for further expansion. Fits 4 x 3.5" SATA2 drives.

The Cons:Different drives have been found by multiple reviewers - impossible to tell which yours might come with. Takes a ridiculous amount of time to re-build RAID arrays. Does not support hot-swapping.

The Buffalo Technology LinkStation Quad is a portable Network-Storage Device featuring four 2.5” HDDs. The system supports RAID 0 (Stripping w/o Redundancy), RAID 1 (Mirroring), RAID 5 (w/Redundancy), and RAID 10 (Stripping/Mirroring).

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Unique about this system is it snap-off front plate, allowing users direct access to the unit’s quick-swap HDs. Other notable components include Web Access (optimized for iPhone); a built-in DLNA multimedia server for uploading files while away from home; a BitTorrent client; a DirectCopy function for saving files directly from a USB-attached storage device (e.g. a digital camera); and Active Directory Support. The LinkStation Quad retails in five forms, from just 1TB all the way to 8TB.

Additional Information

For more details on Buffalo’s RAID Technology, please visit

WHAT IS RAID

Features

  • Portable NAS
  • Four 3.5" SATA2 HDDs (Quick-Swap)
  • Snap-Off Panel
  • RAID 0/1/5/10
  • Web Access
  • DLNA Multimedia Server
  • BitTorrent
  • DirectCopy
  • Active Directory

Specifications

  • Number of Drives: 4 (SATA)
  • Interface: 10/100/1000 Ethernet, USB 2.0
  • Networking: TCP/IP
  • File Sharing: SMB, FTP, BitTorrent, DLNA
  • Management: HTTP
  • Time Synchronization: NTP
  • Dimensions: 5.9 x 5.91 x 9.01”
  • Weight: 12.5 Lbs
  • OS: Vista, XP, 2000, Server 2003, Server 2008, Mac OS 10.3.9+

Model Variations

  • Buffalo Technology LinkStation Quad: LS-Q1.0TL/R5 | 1TB
  • Buffalo Technology LinkStation Quad: LS-Q2.0TL/R5 | 2TB
  • Buffalo Technology LinkStation Quad: LS-Q4.0TL/R5 | 4TB
  • Buffalo Technology LinkStation Quad: LS-Q6.0TL/R5 | 6TB
  • Buffalo Technology LinkStation Quad: LS-Q8.0TL/R5 | 8TB

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    very quiet - silent for the most part

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    dual USB jacks for further expansion

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    fits 4 x 3.5" SATA2 drives

  • 1

    supports intelligent protocols such as FTP, BitTorrent, NTP, etc...

  • 1

    easy to remove front panel for quick swapping (held on by magnets)

  • 1

    easy to use web management interface

  • 1

    full DLNA TV support

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    comes with 4 drives making full raid 5 / 10 available

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    comes with high quality drives from Seagate and WD

  • 1

    great value - affordable price, higher than expected feature set / performance

  • 1

    already available in 4, 6 and 8TB variations

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    high speed gigabit network interface

Cons
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    different drives have been found by multiple reviewers - impossible to tell which yours might come with

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    takes a ridiculous amount of time to re-build RAID arrays

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    does not support hot-swapping

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    no eSATA support

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