|Hard Drive||2 TB Desktop|
|Number of USB 2.0 Ports||1|
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Buffalo LinkStation 220 2 TB 2-Drive NAS for Home (LS220D0202)
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- Host connectivity: Gigabit Ethernet
- Total storage capacity: 2 TB
- Max supported capacity: 8 TB
- Create a free personal cloud and access and share your content anytime, anywhere over the Internet
- Connect to your router for centralized storage and backup for PC and Mac computers
- Access your content from your tablet and smartphone devices
- Stream videos and photos to your DLNA/UPnP connected devices
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- 2-year warranty
- 24/7 US tech support
2-Drive NAS Personal Cloud Storage and Media Server
LinkStation 220 provides fast shared storage and backup for all PC and Mac computers, tablets and smartphones on your home network with RAID data protection. Simply connect it to your wireless router for access anywhere in your home or on-the-go.
- Consolidate storage and back up your PC and Mac computers
- Set up automatic data protection with RAID 1
- Create a free personal cloud for access to your files anytime, anywhere over the Internet
- Access files from your smartphone and tablet devices
- Intuitive user interface and easy-to-use setup wizard
- DLNA Certified, iTunes and PS3 media server functionality
- Built-in BitTorrent client for ismplified file downloading and management
- USB port for backup or printer sharing
The LinkStation 220 comes equipped with a USB port, allowing users to increase storage capacity or backup to another device for an extra level of data protection.
Easy Scheduled Backup
LinkStation 220 features five licenses of NovaBACKUP WorkStation - Buffalo Edition and Time Machine support for mutliple Mac computers for whole home data backup and protection.
Personal Cloud Service
While on the go, Buffalo free WebAccess service allows you to create a personal cloud for easy remote access and file sharing with anyone, anywhere over the Internet.
LinkStation NAS System
LinkStation 220 runs on Buffalo's LinkStation NAS System, providing a host of useful features from network file sharing and security to RAID management (on multi-drive units), remote access and more to simplify your everyday data needs.
RAID 0 Data Protection
LinkStation 220 features two hard drives and support for RAID 0 for maximum capacity.
RAID 0 combines all drives into a single array offering maximum capacity with no redundancy
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|Number of Drives / Bays||1||2||1||2||2||4|
|Capacity Range||2 - 4 TB||2 - 8 TB, 2-Bay Diskless Enclosure||2 - 4 TB||2 - 8 TB||No HDDs included, up to 8 TB when HDDs are inserted||No HDDs included, up to 16 TB when HDDs are inserted|
|RAID Mode||n/a||0/1/JBOD||n/a||0/1/JBOD||0/1/JBOD (when 2 HDDs are inserted)||0/1/5/10/JBOD (when 4 disks are inserted)|
|Performance||73 Mbps||73 Mbps||80+ Mbps||80+ Mbps||80+ Mbps||80+ Mbps|
|CPU||800 MHz Dual Issue ARM||800 MHz Dual Issue ARM||1.2 GHz Dual Issue ARM||1.2 GHz Dual Issue ARM||1.2 GHz Dual Issue ARM||1.2 GHz Dual Issue ARM|
|Memory||256 MB DDR3||256 MB DDR3||512 MB DDR3||512 MB DDR3||512 MB DDR3||512 MB DDR3|
|USB Accessory Port||1 x USB 2.0||1 x USB 2.0||1 x USB 2.0||1 x USB 2.0||1 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB 2.0||2 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB 2.0|
|Active Directory Compatible||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Suitable Uses||Home||Home||Home / Home Office||Home / Home Office||Home / Home Office||Home / Home Office|
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|Hardware Connectivity||Ethernet||Ethernet||Ethernet||USB 3.0, USB 3.0||Ethernet||Ethernet|
|Item Dimensions||10 x 5.04 x 8.82 in||3.93 x 6.5 x 8.88 in||1.9 x 5.5 x 6.7 in||3.39 x 8.03 x 5 in||4.84 x 8.15 x 6.46 in||5.24 x 8.94 x 4.69 in|
|Item Weight||6.62 lbs||1.94 lbs||2.19 lbs||4.85 lbs||2.77 lbs||3.22 lbs|
Buffalo’s LinkStation 220 provides fast shared storage and backup for all PC and Mac computers, tablets and smartphones on your home network with the security of RAID data protection. Simply connect it to your wireless router for access anywhere in your home. LinkStation 220 is easy to set up: follow the simple setup from your computer or use Quick Setup to configure LinkStation 220 from your mobile device. It includes Twonky, a DMS DLNA server, and it can be used as an iTunes server for simplified media storage and streaming; enjoy your movies, music, photos and more. While on the go, Buffalo's WebAccess service allows you to create a free personal cloud for easy remote access anytime, anywhere over the Internet, and even on your iPhone, iPad and Android devices. With LinkStation 220, you can back up multiple computers simultaneously and enjoy uninterrupted access to terabytes of storage anytime, anywhere.
Top Customer Reviews
I was initially impressed with the device. Its not the fastest or slickest, and I was afraid I'd break the trays when adding my drives. And the initialization took forever. But once setup I was able to copy my files to it with no problems.
Unfortunately after the files were uploaded I needed to make some adjustments to their distribution in the shares. Moving files between shares almost always corrupts them. Work around is to do an explicit copy and delete. I could live with that.
Next I wanted to set up the DLNA server for my multimedia files. After a couple weeks of tinkering and researching I could not get it to consistently serve media to my Kodi clients (linux, android), vlc clients (windows, linux, android), or my Samsung TV. Dropped back to using it as a file server. I could live with that.
Okay, now I'm not as happy with the purchase as I was. But a firmware update comes out that looks to fix my issues, and a few I didn't know I had. Tried to apply it through the web interface, NAS Navigator, and LSUpdater. I reach out to tech support and check the forums for fixes/workarounds. BuffaloTech support sends me the following reply (copied directly from email):
Thank you for contacting Buffalo Support.
The drive will need to be re partitioned. Backup the data and do a diskpart clean to the drives and re-install them.
Buffalo Support Email is intended for customers in the United States and Canada. Any replies to this response will be handled in the order it was received.
Technical Support Associate
I replied with a strongly worded yet professional response, the gist of which was "You've got to be joking. Do you know how long it takes to set one of these up. If I'm going to go through that again, I'll do it with one of you competitors devices."
To sum up, these devices are badly designed and fragile. Having the firmware live on the first disk exposes it to corruption and failure. Because of the issue with the firmware partition, the first disk needs to be wiped re-partitioned. Because of the device design, the other three disks will also need to be wiped and re-partitioned because the device will not allow you to remount them.
Save yourself the headache, spend a few more bucks on a competitors offering.
Hard drives installed: (2) TOSHIBA DT01ACA100 1TB 32MB Cache SATA 3
Transfer Speeds (GB wired network tested with Lan Speed Test each packet size listed, 10 packets used)
1 Mb Upload - Average 391 Mbps / Max 434 Mbps
1 Mb Download - Average 434 Mbps / Max 464 Mbps
10 Mb Upload - Average 364 Mbps / Max 407 Mbps
10 Mb Download - Average 351 Mbps / Max 395 Mbps
1 GB Upload - Average 233 Mbps / Max 327 Mbps
1 GB Download - Average 350 Mbps / Max 355 Mbps
9 GB Upload - Average 245 Mbps / Max 245 Mbps
9 GB Download - Average 350 Mbps / Max 350 Mbps
Additionally the box stated a max of 8Tb capacity. At the time the unit was developed the max hard drive was 4Tb so it has only been certified for two 4Tb drives.
Once I got the drives installed it still didn't initialize. Remember reading about a reset button on the front panel so what the heck I pushed it. After about five or so minutes of light flashing on the front the red light went out and the white light was brightly shining. It was up and running. The Windows app included on the enclosed disk worked well. I had updated it from the Buffalo support website. There is also a firmware update there.The app turns on the different servers available. No real instruction on how to use the available servers, just on how to turn them on.
I would have given only 3 stars but added a star for the Buffalo support person. He was very helpful and friendly. Glad I didn't have to talk to the engineer.
Don't expect to just populate this thing with hard drives and be up and running. . The drives must be installed and formatted ONE AT A TIME, with a reboot between each installation. Expect this part alone to take several hours, once you figure out the cryptic pictogram setup instructions (the complete manual does not ship with the unit - it is only available online)
Welp, I then proceeded to establish the 4 drives as 2 RAID-1 arrays. That was 24 hours ago, and the synchronization is still less than 50% complete. I have yet to load a single byte of data to this box, and it's likely to be a couple more days before I can, at this rate. It's a good thing that I started this project long before I really needed it. If my taxes were due, I'd be screwed.
I will update this if I ever get to feed it some data.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is my 4th LinkStation over the last 15 years. All of them are still running and (knock on wood) none has failed or lost data.Read more