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Buffalo Linkstation 520 2-Bay NAS Review (Page 3)

By Tyler Bernath from Oct 22, 2018 @ 22:00 CDT
TweakTown Rating: 81%Manufacturer: Buffalo

Tyler's Test System Specifications

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Getting started with the Linkstation, we go through the setup by first changing the admin password.

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Next up, you have the ability to create additional users.

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Finally, we choose what RAID mode our drives should be set in. Buffalo does offer some explanation under each RAID mode listed. They also tell you what your usable capacity will be next to the RAID mode.

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Like competing platforms and many DIY solutions, Buffalo has updated their platform to take advantage of a desktop interface. This is a customizable space allowing for streamlined and easy management of your storage.

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The file explorer built into the new interface allows you to upload, download and create delete edit new folders similar to any modern file manager.

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Disk Info offers a little more information on the status of your drives.

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Disk Manager allows you to switch RAID modes on the internal drives and access information about external drives connected via USB 3.0

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System Settings gives you a broad range of items to move through. These include info about your device in the top row followed by network service and system functionality.

PRICING: You can find the product discussed for sale below. The prices listed are valid at the time of writing, but can change at any time. Click the link below to see real-time pricing for the best deal:

United States: The Buffalo Technology Linkstation 520 Nas 4tb 2bay 2x 2tb hdd 1x retails for $255.00 at Amazon.

United Kingdom: The Buffalo LS520D0402-EU 4TB (2 x 2TB) LinkStation 520D 2 Bay Desktop NAS retails for £214.99 at Amazon UK.

Canada: The Buffalo Linkstation 520 2-Bay NAS retails for $503.20 CAD at Amazon Canada.

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