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Buffalo LinkStation 420 8TB "Cloud" Storage Review - Packaging and the LinkStation 420

Buffalo LinkStation 420 8TB
Buffalo's LinkStation 420, offering capacities up to 8TB, provides a simple plug and play option for those not wanting to setup a diskless NAS.
| Enclosures/Externals in Storage | Posted: Sep 27, 2013 2:01 pm
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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