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Buffalo LinkStation 420 8TB "Cloud" Storage Review

By: Tyler Bernath | Enclosures/Externals in Storage | Posted: Sep 27, 2013 2:01 pm
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TweakTown Rating: 90%Manufacturer: Buffalo

Packaging and the LinkStation 420

 

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The LinkStation 420 arrives with colorful box art, similar to what we have found with the DriveStation DDR, which we reviewed a few months back. Marketing on the front of the box mentions 80 MB/s performance, along with capabilities of the unit as NAS storage with its RAID 1 data protection.

 

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Included with the LinkStation 420, we find a flat ethernet cable, power adapter, and user manual with software disk.

 

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The Buffalo LinkStation 420 is similar in appearance to the DriveStation series. On the front, we have the power button.

 

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On the back of the appliance, we have a single Gigabit ethernet port with a USB 2.0 available as well.

 

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The front of the LinkStation 420, after removed shows the drives houses in the drive trays.

 

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Our LinkStation included dual Seagate Desktop HDDs in the 4TB capacity.

 

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Removing the casing from the LinkStation, we find the Marvell Armada 370 SoC next to 512MB of DRAM.

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