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Buffalo LinkStation 420 8TB "Cloud" Storage Review - Benchmarks - Power Consumption and Acoustics

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

Benchmarks - Power Consumption and Acoustics

 

Our power consumption testing involves running the power supply from the NAS through the output on our Kill-A-Watt meter. Results are recorded at several intervals including idle, peak and after the drives enter standby.

 

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Above we can see the power consumption of the LinkStation. Peak power consumption came in at 20 watts, while Idle and stand-by came in at 16 watts. The LinkStation does not offer the ability for the drives to enter a low power state.

 

Acoustics are measured from a distance of one foot with our IEC Type II Sound Level Meter.

 

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Acoustics for the LinkStation came in at 33.5 dBA for its peak and 33.5 dBA for idle. The fan speed is constant with this unit, but maintains silence throughout.

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