Choosing the right Buffalo NAS for 2017 – The LinkStation 400 Series

Choosing the right Buffalo LinkStation 400 NAS for your Home or Business for 2017

The Buffalo LinkStation 400 Series Featuring the Linkstation 410, 420, 421E and 441E Desktop NAS

The Buffalo NAS server for home and business Buffalo’s LinkStation 420 is a high performance 2-drive network storage device that comes equipped with a whole host of features, perfect for storing, sharing, serving and protecting your most important data. Back up multiple PCs and Mac computers simultaneously and enjoy uninterrupted access to terabytes of storage on your network and even over the Internet while away from home. Buffalo’s LinkStation 400 Series offers high performance, feature rich network storage and backup for all PC and Mac® computers on your home network at speeds up to 80+ Mbps. Simply connect it to your wireless router for access anywhere in your home or on-the-go. Enjoy your movies, music, photos and more.

EXCEPTIONAL PERFORMANCE

The Buffalo HARDWARE CPU NAS server for home and businessEquipped with a high performance 1.2 GHz dual issue ARM processor and DDR3 RAM, LinkStation 400 offers much more than simple home shared storage. This network storage device boasts transfer speeds up to 80+ MB/s, nearly twice as fast as a USB 2.0 drive and three times faster than a standard NAS device.

EASY SCHEDULED BACKUP FOR PC AND MAC

LinkStation 400 features five licenses of NovaBACKUP® Workstation – Buffalo Edition and Time Machine® support for Mac for whole home data backup. Disaster and hard drive failures happen unexpectedly; don’t leave your important files and treasured memories in the hands of chance. Schedule backups for every computer in your house and easily protect all of your data, down to the very last byte.

SECURE CENTRAL STORAGE

The Buffalo HARDWARE NAS server for home and business NAS HDD With terabytes of storage, LinkStation 400 provides a reliable, central location to store all data from every PC and Mac computer, tablet device and smartphone in your home or small office. Store, access and share files from anywhere over your wireless network at speeds up to three times as fast as a standard NAS device.

AUTOMATIC DATA PROTECTION

LinkStation 420 features two hard drives and support for RAID 0/1 for maximum capacity or redundant data protection.

  • RAID 0 combines all drives into a single array offering maximum capacity with no redundancy
  • RAID 1 mirrors the two drives, creating an exact copy of data for fault tolerance

The Buffalo RAID 5 NAS server for home and business NAS HDDWhen two or more hard drives are inserted, LinkStation 441e supports RAID 0/1/5/10 for maximum capacity or redundant data protection. LinkStation 441e supports RAID 0/1/5/10 for maximum capacity or redundant data protection.

  • RAID 0 combines all drives into a single array offering maximum capacity with no redundancy
  • RAID 1 mirrors the two drives, creating an exact copy of data for fault tolerance
  • RAID 5 distributes parity data amongst drives and is used to regenerate lost data
  • RAID 10 splits up data and writes it on a pair of drives, then data is copied to another pair of drives, with each pair configured as a single array

FREE PERSONAL CLOUD SERVICE

 While on the go, Buffalo’s free WebAccess service allows you to create a personal cloud for easy remote access and file sharing with anyone, anywhere over the Internet. Your data remains securely stored in one place on your home or small office network, but you can access it quickly from any computer, tablet or smartphone device over the Web. For enhanced access on your iPhone®, iPod® touch, iPad and Android™ devices, download Buffalo’s free WebAccess mobile apps.

The Buffalo cloud NAS server for home and business NAS HDD

WebAccess i for iPhone® and iPod® touch, WebAccess i HD for iPad and WebAccess A for Android.

 

STREAM YOUR FAVORITE MEDIA

LinkStation 400 is DLNA Certified and it can be used as an iTunes server to stream all of your favorite music, movies and shows to multiple devices simultaneously. Now you can relax and watch movies on your big screen TV while music is pumped outdoors by the pool. Centralize your media files for simple sharing and streaming.

What are the Advantages and Disadvantages of buying a Buffalo Linkstation 400 NAS?

PROS CONS
  • Consolidate storage and back up your PC and Mac® computers
  • High Performance – Up to 3X Faster than a Standard NAS Device
  • Set up automatic data protection with RAID 1 mirroring
  • Create a free personal cloud for access to your files anytime, anywhere over the internet
  • Access files from your tablet and smartphone devices
  • Intuitive user interface and easy-to-use setup wizard
  • DLNA Certified™, iTunes® and PS3™ media server functionality
  • Built-in BitTorrent client for simplified file downloading and management
  • USB port for backup or printer sharing
  • LinkStation™ NAS System
  • Although the Linkstation 400 range can be used for a Plex Media Server, the CPU is nowhere near powerful enough from Transcoding
  • No how swapping of the HDD/SSD, so can be a little problematic if you need to change drives in a RAID recovery
  • Could be a little more user-friendly to set up
  • Unique LED based system indicator can be a little annoying to understand at first
  • Fewer NAS features/applications from the start than you get in a Synology or QNAP NAS

Where to buy the Buffalo LinkStation 400 NAS Series?

The Buffalo LinkStation 410 NAS

1-Bay, 1.2 GHz Dual Core ARM, 512MB

The Buffalo's LinkStation 410 LS410D NAS server for home and business

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The Buffalo LinkStation 420  NAS

2-Bay, 1.2 GHz Dual Core, 512MB, RAID 0/1

The Buffalo's LinkStation 420 LS420D NAS server for home and business

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£99

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$121

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£199

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$242

The Buffalo LinkStation 421e NAS

2-Bay, 1.2 GHz DC, USB 3, 512MB, RAID 0/1

The Buffalo's LinkStation 421e LS421DE NAS server for home and business

 

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The Buffalo’s LinkStation 441e NAS

4-Bay, 1.2 GHz Dual Core, 512MB, RAID 0/1/5

The Buffalo's LinkStation 441e LS441DE NAS server for home and business

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£169

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$140

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£156

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$218