|Item Model Number||LS220D0402B|
|Product Dimensions||20.57 x 8.64 x 12.7 cm; 2.59 Kilograms|
|Item Dimensions L x W x H||20.6 x 8.6 x 12.7 centimetres|
|Item Weight||2.59 kg|
|Is Discontinued By Manufacturer||No|
|Date First Available||1 September 2019|
BUFFALO LinkStation SoHo 2-Bay Desktop 4TB NAS with Hard Drives Included
|Price:||+ $31.91 Delivery|
- Easy to use, reliable & Economic backup storage for creative professionals
- Pre-tested standard-grade hard drives included – with RAID pre-configured
- Small office/home office economical storage solution
- 3-Year standard warranty with 24/7 North American-based support
- Free personal cloud for access to from any PC & Mac computer, tablet, and smartphone
- Direct copy function lets you save data directly from USB devices
- 4 TB – 2 drives included - ships in RAID 1 = 2 TB usable capacity
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BUFFALO Link Station SOHO Series is a budget friendly two-drive network storage solution ideal for prosumers & creative professionals. It allows users to centralize data with the ability to share files among multiple devices. The SOHO is great for users storing, sharing & streaming media with reliable raid-based network storage. The Link Station SOHO provides dependable performance during file transfers and everyday NAS functions.
hard drives included allow for out-of-box usability.
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Buffalo LinkStation SoHo Desktop NAS
Buffalo’s LinkStation SoHo Series is a budget friendly two-drive network storage solution ideal for prosumers & creative professionals. It allows users to centralize data with the ability to share files among multiple devices. Great for users storing, sharing & streaming media with reliable RAID-based network storage. The LinkStation SoHo provides dependable performance during file transfers and everyday NAS functions.
Hard Drives Included allow for out-of-box usability.
Optimized for Effortless Streaming
Effortlessly stream to your device.
The LinkStation SoHo's USB port and 400Mpbs transfer speed is designed for 4K video streaming to the device of your choice.
Playback with LinkStation SoHo requires 3rd party video player software.
Direct Copy allows you to avoid using a console for backing up your photos, movies, files, etc.
If your device has a USB port, you can connect it directly to the LinkStation SoHo. This function allows you to skip backing up data to a console and go directly to your storage device.
LinkStation SoHo is compatible with USB card readers, allowing users to copy photo/video files directly from their SD card or Compact Flash.
Easy to Deploy Out-of-Box Experience
No complicated set-up, just plug and play for network storage.
Storing and securing data on your network couldn’t be easier with the LinkStation SoHo. With hard drives included and RAID already pre-configured, the LinkStation SoHo allows for plug and play usability.
Store your data with confidence on the market's most secure NAS
The most secure network storage on the market.
You can be confident that your data is secure when you save it on the LinkStation SoHo. This device features a closed system, which is a strong deterrent to hacking. Due to this device shipping with hard drives included, it is also able to feature redundancy with RAID pre-configured out of the box. Another unique security feature is the LinkStation SoHo allows you to securely access the device using SSL encryption.
RAID Data Protection
RAID provides redundancy in the event of a drive failure by allowing you to rebuild your data after replacing the failed drive.
RAID offers mirroring and parity protection at the cost of reducing the usable capacity of the NAS. LinkStations and TeraStations can be set to RAID 0 to use the full capacity, but you lose the data protection provided by mirroring and parity.
Buffalo Data Recovery Service
Buffalo has you covered post purchase. This LinkStation comes with a 3-year Wnty provided by 24/7 US-based tech support. The LinkStation SoHo qualifies for Buffalo's data recovery service for simple logical data issues.
To receive this service, the device must be registered at Buffalo's website.
|LinkStation SoHo||TeraStation 3210DN||TeraStation 5210DN|
|Environment||Small Office/Home Office (1-10 Users)||Small Business (10-30 Users)||Small / Medium Business (30-100 Users)|
|Special Features||Business value, Peace-of-mind storage with Data Recovery, 3 year wnty, and Active Directory||Value-focused, Business-ready NAS||Compact, High-performance, 2-bay, RAID 1, 10GbE-ready NAS|
|iSCSI Capable||No||Yes||Yes (VMware)|
|Number of Drive Bays||2||2||2|
|Number of Drives Included||2||2||2|
|Total Capacity Range||4 - 8 TB||4 - 8 TB||4 - 8 TB|
|Ethernet Connection Speed||1GbE||1GbE||10GbE|
|CPU / RAM||800 MHz / 256 MB||1.4 GHz / 1 GB||1.7 GHz / 4 GB|
|Remote Management / Data Recovery||No||Yes||Yes|
|Cloud Backup Support||No||Yes||Yes|
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It doesn't have all the bells and whistles of other NAS boxes, but after 7 months of use it's been perfect for my family's needs, mainly as a media server and data backup. It's automatically set up in RAID 5 configuration, which means you have the available capacity of 3 of the drives. Buffalo guarantee to replace a drive immediately if one fails.
Initial set up took about 20 minutes, although I had downloaded and studied the user manual beforehand. I tried using it with encryption turned on, but found the data speeds too slow so turned it off. In normal mode, write speeds are about 35 MB/sec, and read of 100 MB/sec over a gigabit network. Obviously lots of small files are slower than large movie files.
The included NovaBackup was more complicated than the NAS setup itself, but managed to get it working and it now works automatically every day.
This NAS includes Twonky media server, but for some reason this is not advertised on any of its sales blurb. I did have some initial teething problems - Twonky settings via the NAS admin page can conflict with Twonky's own setup page. Also setting Twonky up to automatically update led to each file being counted 4 times (1 for each drive??), so it's set up to update every few hours instead. Twonky is my main use of the NAS and it's been perfect since I fixed the initial snags.
The printer and web servers all work fine. NAS management allows you to tweak other settings such as sleep timer, RAID scanning and email notifications.
I've only noticed it struggling once - towards the end of a full PC back up whilst watching an HD movie direct from the NAS (rather than via Twonky).
This is my 2nd NAS, having used Dlink ShareCenter for a number of years. So I do have some experience with using a NAS, and someone using this as their first NAS will need much longer to learn how to use it.
Overall, I'd say it's 'boring' in a positive sense - it's a smart black metal box that sits in my office just doing it's job.