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BUFFALO LinkStation Duo 2-Bay 2 TB (2 x 1 TB) RAID Network Attached Storage (NAS) - LS-WX2.0TL/R1

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  • Quick Swap Drives: Easily accessible drives for quick replacement
  • Web Access: Share your photos, music, videos or data files with family, friends and colleagues over the Internet
  • Shared Storage: Store and share files from multiple PCs, laptops and Mac computers in one central location
  • Time Machine Support: Use the LinkStation Duo with Time Machine backup
  • DLNA CERTIFIED and iTunes Servers: Stream content to any DLNA compatible media player
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Technical Details

Capacity: 2 TB
  • Brand Name: Buffalo Technology
  • Model Number: LS-WX2.0TL/R1
  • Hard Disk Size: 2 TB
  • Manufacturer Warranty Description: 1 Year
  • Hard Disk Description: Desktop
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Product Description

Capacity: 2 TB

Product Description

LinkStation Duo represents the latest generation of Buffalo’s LinkStation family of NAS products. Based on industry-leading storage technologies, the LinkStation Duo includes a set of data management features that make it the ideal NAS solution for the home or small business user. Available in 1TB, 2TB and 3TB capacities, the new LinkStation Duo features enhanced performance speeds of up to 40MB/s, twice the speed of its Pro Duo predecessor, and it can be configured in RAID 0 for maximum capacity or RAID 1 for redundant storage. With two quick swap hard drives, users can easily remove and replace either drive without any tools. In addition, scheduled backups to an external USB storage device, or any other Buffalo NAS device, provides an exact copy of your data for an extra level of data protection or disaster recovery preparation.

From the Manufacturer

Buffalo's dual drive LinkStation Duo LS-WXL/R1 network storage server offers a reliable and scalable high capacity shared storage solution for home or business. Quickly back up, store and share documents and multimedia files in a secure, central location. Fast, reliable, and secure, the LinkStation Duo is perfect for any home or business. Designed to replace the LinkStation Pro Duo (LS-WGL/R1), the LinkStation Duo LS-WXL/R1 features a newly redesigned chassis, a 40% increase in performance, and support for Quick Swap hard drive replacement.

Secure, High Performance Central Storage

Buffalo’s LinkStation Duo is a high performance, dependable shared storage solution with easily accessible hard drives and simple to use data management features. Paired with two 3.5" hard drives, LinkStation Duo provides users the option to easily protect their data using RAID redundancy. RAID 1 automatically mirrors the drives, providing an exact copy for maximum data protection while RAID 0 combines both drives offering maximum capacity.

The two hard drive bays are easily accessed via the user removable front panel without the use of tools, providing simple drive servicing and replacement. Additionally, LinkStation Duo features gigabit connectivity, delivering fast connection speeds for exceptional performance.

Also available is the LinkStation Duo LS-WXL/1D which houses a single hard drive in its dual bay, giving users the option to upgrade the unit by adding a hard drive at any time. This flexibility provides a scalable storage solution that allows users to enable data mirroring or increase the overall capacity as needed.

Home Server for any Streaming Need

Fast and easy to install, LinkStation Duo allows you to store and share your music, photos and videos with multiple computers and users on your network and even over the Internet. Since the LinkStation Duo is connected to your network, you can stream media to any connected device, anywhere in your house!

For easy sharing and enjoyment of your multimedia content, the LinkStation Duo includes a DLNA CERTIFIED™ server, allowing DLNA players (such as the Buffalo LinkTheater) to access content on the LinkStation without the need of a computer. Plus, the built-in iTunes® server allows for your iTunes application to identify and access the LinkStation as an iTunes content source. Now you store, share, back up and stream your favorites from one central and secure location.

You can even share your favorites with family and friends anywhere in the world over the Internet and on your iPhone® using Buffalo’s WebAccess remote access feature. The user-friendly LinkStation Duo makes file sharing simple.

A Fitting Solution for Home Offices and Small Business

In addition to its great home server features, the LinkStation Duo network storage solution is also a simple and economical way for small businesses, branch offices and other professional users to add business class features such as RAID 0 and RAID 1, Active Directory Support and WebAccess to their network with an installation that is virtually plug-and-play. Fast, reliable, and secure, the LinkStation Duo is perfect for any home or business.

Key Features and Benefits
  • RAID 0 and RAID 1 Support: Get maximum reliability with automatic data mirroring in RAID 1 or maximum storage with two striped hard drives in RAID 0
  • Near Silent Operation: Noiseless fan design ensures reliable and silent operation
  • Power Management Savings mode automatically powers the LinkStation Duo on and off with your PC (requires installation of NAS Navigator)
  • DLNA CERTIFIED™ and iTunes® Servers: Stream content directly to any DLNA compatible media player or use LinkStation Duo as content source from within your iTunes application
  • BitTorrent® Client: Download digital content over the Internet directly to your LinkStation Duo
  • WebAccess: Share your photos, music, videos or data files with family, friends and colleagues over the Internet with a standard browser or Apple iPhone®
  • Active Directory Support: Join to an existing Active Directory Domain for Windows® user authentication and folder level permissions
  • USB Port: Attach a printer to the network, add a USB hard drive for additional storage or backup, or connect to a UPS for shutdown management
  • Time Machine® Compatibility: Works perfectly with Time Machine to back up your Mac computer
  • No Annual or Monthly Fees to use any features or services, including Web Access with iPhone support, or to add multiple users and groups
  • Free 24/7 Tech Support: US-based tech support for life of the product

The LinkStation Duo LS-WXL/R1 is backed by a one-year limited warranty and lifetime 24/7 US based technical support.

What’s in the Box

LinkStation Duo, Quick Setup Guide, Ethernet Cable, Power Cord, and Warranty Statement



Product Details

Capacity: 2 TB
  • Product Dimensions: 4.8 x 10.6 x 8.7 inches ; 5.1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 4.9 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B00365MF5E
  • Item model number: LS-WX2.0TL/R1
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (181 customer reviews)
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  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: September 14, 2004

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

46 of 49 people found the following review helpful By Justin on April 30, 2010
Size: 2 TB Verified Purchase
I had originally wanted to go with the Seagate BlackArmor unit but it was out of stock and after reading a number of reviews decided to go with the Buffalo unit. I'm very glad I did. Despite what some other reviewers have indicated, this current model works wonderfully and even in a mirrored raid has good response times. Of course the initial process of backing up and copying over data took a while but honestly, when running something in a raid configuration I'm not really expecting thumbdrive or SSD transfer rates. Considering it was transferring most of the data via wireless and in a raid configuration, it was fairly quick (approximately 5 hours from 4 systems simultaneously and a total of 200GB). Some may complain about this but I think those folks are expecting the unrealistic idea of copying from an internal 7200 RPM SATA to another internal 7200 RPM SATA. The reality is this was going over a wireless network and writing to 2 physical drives, not just one. So from my perspective this was a totally acceptable and quick data transfer. Reading from it is far quicker since it only needs to access a single drive for reading purposes and I can stream audio with no issues. I don't currently have any video to stream other than a handful of music videos that are scaled for 1024 x 768 and they steam without issues as well. All in all, a great purchase for the price and I already know that Buffalo stands behind their product. I know a few corp and state agencies that regularly use Buffalo NAS's in RAID for system wide backups, etc.
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41 of 45 people found the following review helpful By Jack Straw on December 14, 2011
Size: 2 TB Verified Purchase
I have purchased 3 of these now, 2 of them broken on arrival and one lasted about 18 months. I liked it until one day I could not access it. It was powered off, so I turned it back on and got a message that there was a Raid Error. After looking into it and talking to tech support, they determined I had a bad hard drive. I could still see the files but was in degraded mode, meaning only one drive was working.

The tech told me to get a new drive and put it in and select rebuild array in the control panel. I did this, but when it was done I got a message stating the array was not formatted. I declined to format and called back tech support. They walked mw through a couple steps and within about 3 minutes told me there was nothing else I could do and I would probably have to take my drive somewhere to see if it could be recovered.

The tech sounded very nervous and told me they had not seen this before and it must be a firmware issue, and they apologized. Thats it, no more help, too bad, come again.

I was using Raid 1, so each drive had an exact copy of the other. I was told I should have had ANOTHER drive, so I could have backed up my dual backups. Are you kidding me?

Avoid this product. Read the reviews here so you do not make the same mistake I made.
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41 of 46 people found the following review helpful By just4fun on July 22, 2010
Size: 2 TB Verified Purchase
I had one sharing permission issue right out of the box. I called Buffalo tech support and they advised me to and reset the device and update the firmware. That resolved the permissions issue. My only regret would be I didn't opt for the larger hard disks becasue I have the drives mirrored. other than that it's been about a week and no issues whatsoever. My only complaint is the drive access and cover should have been made a little more sturdy, that said the unit is quite and sleek looking. I noticed some reports in the Buffalo forum about Win 7 systems dropping the drive mappings but no such issues on my WinXP, Vista and Linux Ubuntu systems. I have local & remote access 24/7, I'm happy with my new NAS

Update: in May of 2014 the NAS failed and the Buffalo warranty was over so no help from Buffalo. It was great while it lasted.. That said I will not being buying another Buffalo NAS. I replaced it with a NAS I built from a used DELL computer with two 2TB hard drives in Raid configuration
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53 of 65 people found the following review helpful By R. Uppala on May 12, 2010
Size: 2 TB
Had numerous issues with the device. First folders keep disappearing then there are buffering issues while streaming to a DLNA device. Support is one of the worst ever. I have requested for an RMA and its been 15 days and they are yet to ship the replacement. Please stay away !

Update 1:
The RMA Device that was sent as a replacement had a Fan Failure out of the Box. After talking to the agent for a different device , i was promised a call back within 24hours. Its 48hours now and iam still waiting to hear from Buffalo. The product has impressive features but fails to deliver on quality. After all what good is a device if if doesnt work ! I stand by my earlier review , the product is of very poor quality and customer support is one of the worst.
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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Jeff Drake on November 15, 2012
Size: 2 TB Verified Purchase
I purchased the 2TB Buffalo Linkstation Duo drive in March 2012. Once I received the Duo drive, I configured it so that one drive would mirror the other. I felt this gave me the security of knowing that even if one drive got fried somehow, the other would be there for recovering my data. This made sense to me. I mean, after all, barring some kind of natural disaster, what are the odds that both drives would burn out at the same time? Although anything in life is possible, I figured this scenario was highly improbable!

I spent a lot of time getting my data, which was spread out among various external drives, loaded into the Buffalo drives. However, call me paranoid, but I didn't delete my data once I copied it. As it turned out, being paranoid about your data can be a good thing.

The Buffalo drive worked fine up to a few weeks ago (it is now November) when I suddenly got an error message about the fan overheating. I watched it carefully to see if the message repeated. A few days later, the drive would not boot! The red light in front just kept flashing and then it would stop.

I contacted Buffalo support and the guy helped me decipher the blinking red light. The result was my fan was dead. So then he helped me file a report and I ordered a replacement drive. I only needed the drive chassis with the new fan, so I was instructed to put my drives in the new box once it arrived and send the old drive chassis (containing the 2 unused disks) back to Buffalo. Since the drive was still under warranty, as long as I returned the drive during the specified time period, I would not be charged for the replacement.

Note that the two-way shipping was around $30, but I paid $10 more to have it expedited (2-3 days).
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