Buffalo LinkStation Pro Duo review: A small, 4TB network storage device with plenty of useful features
Good Gear Guide.au
5 August 2013
Summary: Buffalo's LinkStation Pro Duo NAS device houses two drives for up to 4TB of storage. It can be set to run in RAID 0 or 1 modes and, coupled with its Gigabit Ethernet interface, this means it will be quick to perform network file transfers. It has a good array of features, including lots of server functions and a built-in BitTorrent client. Home users and small business users alike should get plenty of use out of this NAS device.
Pros: Gigabit Ethernet, RAID 0 or 1, 4TB, built-in BitTorrent client, easy Web access to files, not hard to set up
Excerpt: While once elusive toys of the rich, NAS systems are becoming more popular, especially as prices drop and people become more aware of the benefits they bring. Having one connected to your home network means that you can access files from multiple machines in any room and they also make for a good option when backing up sensitive data and important files.
Excerpt: Buffalo 's all-singing-all-dancing Terastation has long been a favourite here, and with the LinkStation Duo the company has tried to distil that into a more compact, affordable and consumer-friendly package.
Pros: Ultra-simple set-up, quiet operation, easy to swap drives
Cons: Lack of features, just one USB connection, isn', t calbirated for xBox 360 or Squeezebox
Summary: Buffalo’s all-singing, all-dancing Terastation NAS box has long been a Stuff favourite, and with the LinkStation Duo the company has tried to distil that into a more compact and affordable package. Which is fine by us. Launching a RAID Whether you opt for this 1TB model, or one of the 2 or 4TB versions, your dinky all-black case will contain two hard disks of equal capacity.