|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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- Create a free personal cloud: 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 remotely
- Stream videos and photos to your DLNA/UPnP connected devices
- Built-in Bit Torrent client for simplified file downloading and management
- Easy setup with your smartphone or tablet devices - no computer needed!
- Set up automatic data protection with RAID 1 mirroring
- Use with Time Machine to back up your Mac computers
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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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|Ideal Users||Home||Home||Home / Home Office||Home / Home Office||Small Office / Home Office|
|Number of Drives / Bays||1||2||4||2||2|
|Total Capacity Range||2 - 4 TB||Diskless enclosure or 2 - 8 TB||Diskless enclosure||2 - 8 TB||2 - 8 TB|
|Hard Drive Type||Desktop-grade||Desktop-grade||-||NAS-grade||Desktop-grade|
|CPU||800 MHz Dual Issue ARM||800 MHz Dual Issue ARM||1.2 GHz Dual-Issue ARM||1.0 GHz Dual-Core||1.2 GHz Dual-Issue ARM|
|Memory||256 MB DDR3||256 MB DDR3||512 MB DDR3||256 MB DDR3||512 MB DDR3|
|Peer to Peer Replication||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||Yes|
|USB Ports||1x USB 2.0||1x USB 2.0||2 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB 2.0||1x USB 3.0||1x USB 2.0|
|NovaBACKUP (Buffalo Edition)||5 PC licenses||5 PC licenses||5 PC licenses||5 PC licenses||1 server license + 10 PC licenses|
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|Hardware Connectivity||Ethernet||Ethernet||Ethernet||USB 3.0||Ethernet||Ethernet, USB 3.0|
|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||8.9 x 8.9 x 5.3 in||3.43 x 8.07 x 5.02 in||1 x 21.4 x 7.1 in|
|Item Weight||6.62 lbs||1.94 lbs||2.19 lbs||5.28 lbs||5.29 lbs||19.9 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.
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After some trial and error and finding a tech agent who understood apple products I can now report that I am very pleased with this product. It is doing exactly what I wanted it to do and I've upped the rating to 5 stars from 3. I've been able to copy my entire itunes library to the unit. I also have both mine and my wife's macbook's backing up with Time Machine directly to the unit. The bugs I was having with the web access have also been resolved. I was able to copy all my iphoto items to the drive as well for access remotely. The only item I am having trouble with now is the remote backup from my iphone directly to the unit, but I'm confident there is a setting I'm missing that will resolve it shortly. If you are working on a Mac I highly recommend telling them when you call tech support and having them get an agent who knows Mac products to call you back when available. They were very helpful with not only understanding what I was looking at and where to go, but also in setting up an intelligent folder tree to organize the different data going on the drives.
ORIGINAL REVIEW - Support is lacking...Especially for MAC's
I've had this product for just over a week now. I really want to like it. Here are the problems I've encountered in the first week. First, we have Mac's at home and this product says it works with Mac's. It does, but the support people do not have Mac experience or knowledge. I've called 3 times in 10 days (once for setup and twice because the unit vanished from my home network and our time machine backups stopped) and all 3 times the people I talked to were not savvy in helping because I had a Mac. They tried, but their answer was always "95% of our users are PC's or businesses" or "let me google it to find out how it works on a Mac". I wasn't impressed or happy with those answers of course. The bigger issue is I am not a big tech person so when the system came with virtually no directions it was quite disappointing. I was expecting something of a "what would you like to do" menu or paper since it can do so many things but that wasn't available anywhere I looked.
Here are the good things and things I like about the product:
I was able to copy all my iTunes music onto the drives as well as my iPhone photos and videos.
I was able to access the music and photos and videos from the internet site as well as the iPhone app.
I was able to complete the first backup of my Mac.
The device is mostly quiet and I was able to hook it up via ethernet cable to one of the DVR boxes in my house which is hard-wired into my router. So I had choices of where to locate the unit and it doesn't have to sit right next to my router.
Here are some issues I've had and things that are frustrating:
The support line doesn't have a lot of Mac experienced people.
The folder/user/backup/drive setup was difficult to understand if you aren't an experienced IT person in my opinion.
There was no instruction I could find that told you what to do first once it was powered up. So naturally I went in the order of the online manual and then once I got to the RAID setup (Chapter 4) had to delete a lot of what had come up earlier (Users/Folders) and do it again.
The webaccess via iPhone is spotty at best. The app crashed routinely when I was first accessing it and trying to figure out how it worked. Better lately, but still way too many errors when accessing it. I'd say it works 50% of the time.
I still do not know how to use the DLNA options to store movies/videos, etc. It's setup separate from iTunes, but I'm not sure how to get movies onto the drive other than through iTunes.
There is an option in backup settings to assign a folder for Time Machine, but only 1 folder. The support people told me I should have a different folder for each computer I was backing up. So how does that work, no one was able to explain.
I still don't know how to backup our mobile devices which the descriptions on the box say you can do.
I've looked at Buffalo's videos on YouTube and their message boards. Some are helpful and some are not. For me, they just aren't getting across the right information. It seems that is not unique to this product though as most of the newer tech items I purchase come with limited or no directions. I feel as though these companies just want you to look around online to figure things out. I would have found it helpful if there was some type of literature or flowchart that indicated what the unit was capable of doing (backups/network drive/photo storage/etc) and then told you which to setup first, how the folder tree should look, or something like that. If you want people to be happy with the product, at least tell them how to get the most out of it.
So I give the product 3 stars right now because I believe these issues can all be worked out with patience and finding the one or two people on the support line that may own Mac's. Assuming I can get that accomplished I would be satisfied with the product.
I am quite disappointed with the instructions for this unit. Tech support was also pretty unreliable. Luckily I was able to use my Google-fu techniques and find others that were able to figure this out. I set it up as network storage only. It is configured with two 3 TB drives in Raid 1, giving me two mirrored drives. While I was initially attracted to the price and features, I realize that price comes with a lack of instruction. While many of you are way more computer savvy than I am, and probably do not need instructions, I still do. My next purchase in this area will be based more on the support options.
While it has been working flawlessly for a few months, and hopefully that will continue, I am a bit worried about a future error. I think I may have to figure it out by myself.
If you're planning on doing RAID with this thing, be ready... It will take HOURS for the RAID array to build. I put in two 4TB Western Digital Red drives in RAID 1 and it took somewhere in the 24 hour area to build the RAID array.
After that though, it's working pretty good, get something like 80MB/s read, and 40 MB/s write over a Gigabit LAN connection with the WD Reds in there. If you put faster drives in it, I'm sure it will work faster. I had a single 2TB Samsung Spinpoint F4 in it at one point and was able to do about 100MB/s read and write.
If you're looking to use this as a Plex server, I don't think you can run the server on this out of the box. If you're going to use it as the Plex Server's storage, this is a good, solid choice.
A NAS but had nothing but problems. I followed the user manual that was somewhat straight forward but with trial and error I was able to get the folder setup. Then the next trick is to set up the camera, I used "Local Storage" and after some trial and error, I was able to have the camera Photos and Videos recordered to the folder that I wanted. The great part about the NAS is being able to view photos that are a thumbnail for easy searching, Viewing Videos and being able to Fast Forward. I found these features are NOT available when the camera saves to the Micro SD Card. The only thing that would be nice is viewing the most recent video & photo files first instead of the oldest files first. I will E-Mail Buffalo support with this idea and see if it is possible. This NAS has a 3 Year Warranty and 24/7 customer support that is a great selling point. I am not affiliated with Buffalo in any way but am so pleased with this NAS after struggling with WD MyCload just wanted to let others know there is a simple NAS solution.
I have been trying to set NAS up with my IP Camera that has ONVIF. Contacted Buffalo with E-Mail wanting to know if NAS has ONVIF, could not find in manual, Buffalo support, never did respond. Camera support did FTP on their equipment and sent me instructions on FTP setup on Buffalo NAS, no success. Returned NAS to Amazon. Two Stars due to NO Customer Support.
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