Dabs: Buffalo LinkStation 420 4TB (2 x 2TB) High Speed NAS Server Huge Price Drop, £149.98 Was £239.99
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Dabs: Buffalo LinkStation 420 4TB (2 x 2TB) High Speed NAS Server Huge Price Drop, £149.98 Was £239.99

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Found 26th Jul 2015
Just had an email from Dabs about this.

Very tempted. Anyone have any thoughts on this particular brand/model.

Free standard delivery available.

Buffalo LinkStation™ 420 High Performance 2-Drive Network Storage

- 2-Drive
- High Performance - 3X Faster than a Standard NAS Device
- DLNA Certified™, iTunes® and PS3™ Media Server Functionality
- Intuitive User Interface and Easy-to-Use Setup Wizard
- USB Port for Backup or Printer Sharing

Buffalo's LinkStation™ 420 offers high performance, feature rich network storage and backup for all PC and Mac® computers on your home network at speeds up to 100 MB/s. Stream music and movies and access your files over the Internet while away from home.

High Perormance Home Data & Media Server

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.

Secure Central Storage

With terabytes of storage, LinkStation 420 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!

Exceptional Performance

Equipped with a high performance 1.2 GHz dual issue ARM processor and DDR3 RAM, LinkStation 420 offers much more than simple home shared storage. This 2-drive network storage device boasts transfer speeds up to 100 MB/s, nearly twice as fast as a USB 2.0 drive and three times faster than a standard NAS device.

Stream Your Favourite Media

LinkStation 420 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.

Easy Scheduled Backup

LinkStation 420 features NovaBACKUP® Professional for Windows® 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.

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

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 network, but you can access it quickly from any computer, tablet or smartphone device over the Web. Sharing is as easy as sending a link to your friends and family; they can securely access only the files you've selected for them to see.

For enhanced access on your iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Android devices, download Buffalo's free WebAccess mobile apps.

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

LinkStation NAS System

LinkStation 420 runs on Buffalo's LinkStation NAS System, providing a host of useful features from network file sharing and security to RAID management, remote access and more. Included on all Buffalo LinkStation devices, LinkStation NAS System simplifies your everyday data needs.

Specifications

- Number of Drives 2
- Drive Interace SATA 3Gb/s
- Standard Compliance (10BASE-T)IEEE802.3, (100BASE-TX)IEEE802.3u, (1000BASE-T)IEEE802.3ab
- Number of Ports 10 / 100 / 1000 Mbps
- Connector Type RJ-45
- Number of Ports 1
- Standard Compliance USB 2.0
- Number of Ports 1 x USB 2.0
- Data Transfer Rates 480 Mbps (USB 2.0)* * 480 Mbps is the maximum transfer rate derived from the specifications of the Universal Serial Bus 2.0. Actual transfer rate will vary depending upon environmental factors. Data rate, features and performance may vary based on the configuration of your system and other factors.
- Networking TCP/IP
- File Sharing CIFS/SMB, AFP, HTTP/HTTPS, FTP/FTPS/SFTP
- Management HTTP/HTTPS
- Dimensions (W x H x D) 3.43 x 5 x 8.03 in
- Weight 5.29 lbs
- Power Consumption Max 48W
- Power Suppy Internal AC 100-240V Universal, 50/60Hz
- Client OS Support Windows® 8 (32-bit/64-bit), Windows® 7 (32-bit/64-bit), Windows Vista® (32-bit/64-bit), Windows® XP, Windows® 2000, Windows Server® 2012, Windows Server® 2008, Windows Server® 2003, Windows® 2000 Server



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63 Comments

really depends what you want a NAS for. i know a lot of people prefer dual bay drives for raid purposes but i've had single bay nas drives for many years and never had a minute's trouble.

gigabit ethernet compatible though, which is impressive.

Same price on Amazon prime,im tempted.

How much write speed will you get if it is connected to router via cable?

I'm new to nas drives. Are these things easy to set up?

Coming up as £159.99 for me.

al2ping

How much write speed will you get if it is connected to router via cable?


Depends on the drives you pop in. However, if you have a rather unremarkable router then that is also a choke point.

doughnutman

I'm new to nas drives. Are these things easy to set up?


Yes. It's all via a setup Web page.

very nice

willhay555

Coming up as £159.99 for me.



Likewise!

Original Poster

Rainboy

Likewise!



Not sure why, I've just done a dummy order run & still £149.98 delivered.

Was after a couple 2tb for £120 off amazon. Works out £30 for just the NAS after hard drives. Good deal!

doughnutman

I'm new to nas drives. Are these things easy to set up?



I had a Buffalo NAS given to me a few years ago it's only 350Gb and to be honest it is quite slow copying files but it was fairly easy to set up and it has been reliable. I imagine that this one is quicker (depending on the router it's connected too) and probably easier to set up now, mine is an older version.

This seems a good deal to me.

Now £159.99 on Dabs and £199.99 on Amazon the £159.99 Amazon one is now 3 weeks delivery.

Original Poster

nilrem

Now £159.99 on Dabs and £199.99 on Amazon the £159.99 Amazon one is now 3 … Now £159.99 on Dabs and £199.99 on Amazon the £159.99 Amazon one is now 3 weeks delivery.



Still showing £149.98 delivered for me on Dabs.

Anybody know what make of disk is usually in these?

doughnutman

I'm new to nas drives. Are these things easy to set up?



the synology nas drives are an absolute doddle to set up and the software suite that works with them is second to none as well.

i've got the synology ds115 nas which is, as far as i can see, their latest single bay drive and it's fantastic.

You need to be logged in to a Dabs account see the extra discount for £149.99 - it'll then show in the latest offers in the list of links at the bottom of the screen

iamstockmonkey

You need to be logged in to a Dabs account see the extra discount for … You need to be logged in to a Dabs account see the extra discount for £149.99 - it'll then show in the latest offers in the list of links at the bottom of the screen



Thanks for the heads-up, manual searching for the offer only came up at the higher price, but the links in the very bottom right corner does have the NAS drive for £149.98 (when logged in). I'm not sure what's happened to my Dabs e-mails as they seem to have stopped and I guess there was a direct link in one of their latest mailings.

There's also 4.2% cashback with Topcashback that expires today.
Edited by: "meeeeee" 26th Jul 2015

freestyle

Anybody know what make of disk is usually in these?



I researched NAS drives last year and I was going to buy this one. From online searches, many users seemed to indicate that the internal drives are Seagate units - I was put off as I've only ever had problems with Seagate drives in the past.

I was looking to buy one of these NAS drives when my old Iomega drive kept crashing and deleting all of the data - it had a 1Tb Seagate drive inside. I bought it for something like £9.50 from one of the 'Tesco Wild Goose Chases' as they're often called - I picked up other 1Tb drives for a few quid.

I was about to throw the Iomega drive in the bin or find an image file of the drive, so that I could put a new HD inside. I still had the box for the drive and noticed it had a three year warranty and as I'd kept my Tesco receipt I checked the purchase date - I had one month left on the warranty! So, I contacted Lenovo (they took over Iomega) and after a series of e-mails to their support department, they agreed to send me a replacement Lenovo NAS drive and I sent the old Iomega back to them.

iamstockmonkey

You need to be logged in to a Dabs account see the extra discount for … You need to be logged in to a Dabs account see the extra discount for £149.99 - it'll then show in the latest offers in the list of links at the bottom of the screen



Brilliant - Thanks. I don't have a DABS account so without your comment I would never have got the price. now I know what to do, I have absolutely no experience of buying rom DABS. Is there anything any of you guys think I need to know based on your own experiences both good and bad? Thanks.

PS: OP - Sorry I forgot earlier in the day to say thanks for the post and a degree had been added.

does anyone know what drives come with this?

Its whatever buffalo can buy in cheap on the day

wd green/seagate/toshiba are the current suppliers
Edited by: "Shonk" 26th Jul 2015

Shonk

Its whatever buffalo can buy in cheap on the daywd green/seagate/toshiba … Its whatever buffalo can buy in cheap on the daywd green/seagate/toshiba are the current suppliers



dont know if those drives are worth it

What are NAS used for?

Found the answer: youtube.com/wat…qiA
Edited by: "krazyasif786" 26th Jul 2015

meeeeee

I researched NAS drives last year and I was going to buy this one. From … I researched NAS drives last year and I was going to buy this one. From online searches, many users seemed to indicate that the internal drives are Seagate units - I was put off as I've only ever had problems with Seagate drives in the past.I was looking to buy one of these NAS drives when my old Iomega drive kept crashing and deleting all of the data - it had a 1Tb Seagate drive inside. I bought it for something like £9.50 from one of the 'Tesco Wild Goose Chases' as they're often called - I picked up other 1Tb drives for a few quid.I was about to throw the Iomega drive in the bin or find an image file of the drive, so that I could put a new HD inside. I still had the box for the drive and noticed it had a three year warranty and as I'd kept my Tesco receipt I checked the purchase date - I had one month left on the warranty! So, I contacted Lenovo (they took over Iomega) and after a series of e-mails to their support department, they agreed to send me a replacement Lenovo NAS drive and I sent the old Iomega back to them.




Me to the only ever make of drives ive had fail have been seagates and i now dont have any seagate drives at all, my Micro server is packed with 4x3tb WD red drives and in my main gaming pc i have a 480gb Crucial SSD and for storage a WD black and ive had no issue with any of them. I even still have a couple of Samsung 1tb drives and they are years old and have probably been the best drives ive ever owned, last year i had a 750gb extenal Seagate drive that was less than 3 months old fail in my experience they are not very reliable drives at all.

I also had the exact same issue as you with the a iomega home media NAS that failed Lenovo were a real pain they wanted pictures of everything and it took loads of emails and weeks before they finally replaced it under warranty with a home cloud model after all that i gave it away as i couldn't trust it and didn't want to be dealing with Lenovo ever again.
Edited by: "polly69" 26th Jul 2015

To all the people who are complaining only manufacturer X drives ever failed for them, the world doesn't revolve around you...

You can place any manufacturer as X up there and it means squat. Hard disks fail, that is a fact after that it is completely up to luck, you owned say 20 drives (being generous) of which 1 failed and it was say seagate then your conclusion is that all seagate drives suck...

If you want to make an informed decision look up some of the large "studies" online and compare the failure percentages, you will notice the difference is usually rather small.

My advice is don't bother with who is the manufacturer but focus on how long the warranty is, what is its speed and keep a bloody backup...

Banned

Nexusfifth

To all the people who are complaining only manufacturer X drives ever … To all the people who are complaining only manufacturer X drives ever failed for them, the world doesn't revolve around you... You can place any manufacturer as X up there and it means squat. Hard disks fail, that is a fact after that it is completely up to luck, you owned say 20 drives (being generous) of which 1 failed and it was say seagate then your conclusion is that all seagate drives suck...If you want to make an informed decision look up some of the large "studies" online and compare the failure percentages, you will notice the difference is usually rather small. My advice is don't bother with who is the manufacturer but focus on how long the warranty is, what is its speed and keep a bloody backup...



I've got good Seagate drives, and bad ones... but it does depend when and where they were manufactured and their installation and use history.

This isn't of note, then, I take it? I know these are 3TB ones, but have a read if you hadn't previously:

Backblaze 3tb-hard-drive-failure rates/

Shouldn't the title price be changed to £159.99???

Can anyone help me pick a NAS please.

I want to purchase either this of the Netgear RN102 2tb (£130) or this for £150 for 4tb

The netgear is highly reviewed but basically what is the biggest difference as I would prefer to buy this NAS

I want to use the NAS to torrent me things and then I want to access the torrents from my PC. I also want to put all my photos on the NAS and upload it (100gb of family photos), is there a limit to the buffalo cloud?

Finally I want to stream media movies etc from my NAS to my HTPC

Will I suffer any set backs with this cheap NAS instead of the Netgear RN102?

Thanks

Seems a good price, have some heat...

Far too small. That's only 2 terrabytes of storage which is useless if you are storing high quality films such as blurays. Even if you are just starting collecting, you will probably use it within a year or so.

Make sure you enable the recycle bin feature or similar feature which covers you for accidental deletion, that is if this NAS has that feature and it's disabled by default. Accidental deletion on a NAS based system can be a major headache or neigh impossible to recover data.

Good price would this work with Plex?

Erhm, not a bad price but anyone I liked I'd tell to hold off and get a microserver when the cashbacks on (which is regularly!)

If you really just want a nas, stick Freenas on a USB stick (there's a socket hidden inside, plus a microSD if you prefer), and you have a great NAS with zero effort. And, you can do so much more with it if you decide you want to in future - with excellent performance and 4 bays not 2.

HankHandsome

the synology nas drives are an absolute doddle to set up and the software … the synology nas drives are an absolute doddle to set up and the software suite that works with them is second to none as well.i've got the synology ds115 nas which is, as far as i can see, their latest single bay drive and it's fantastic.




Thanks.

conveniently a synology nas has popped up on hduk too.

hmmmm, need to do more research to decide which one to go for....

Nexusfifth

To all the people who are complaining only manufacturer X drives ever … To all the people who are complaining only manufacturer X drives ever failed for them, the world doesn't revolve around you... You can place any manufacturer as X up there and it means squat. Hard disks fail, that is a fact after that it is completely up to luck, you owned say 20 drives (being generous) of which 1 failed and it was say seagate then your conclusion is that all seagate drives suck...If you want to make an informed decision look up some of the large "studies" online and compare the failure percentages, you will notice the difference is usually rather small. My advice is don't bother with who is the manufacturer but focus on how long the warranty is, what is its speed and keep a bloody backup...



Except my personal experience is, since about 2006 (SATA mechanicals), ~ 26 samsung drives, 0 failures, ~ 10 WD drives, 2 failures (and excellent RMA service), 5 hitachi drives, 0 failures, and ~ 15 seagate drives, 10 failures (and alright RMA service - though also the pioneers of sod all warranty and the first to cut it to 1 year as standard). Given my experience AND the backblaze figures, I'm happy to declare Seagate suck.

Shonk

Its whatever buffalo can buy in cheap on the daywd green/seagate/toshiba … Its whatever buffalo can buy in cheap on the daywd green/seagate/toshiba are the current suppliers


How's your DLSIN holding up?

its working well

Good price have some heat from me.

I have a 4 year old 2x1TB linkstation set up as RAID 0. Initial set up was quite easy. The LinkStation software is OK for my needs, but is not as expandable on some other NAS's. It has been reliable. Mine is a bit slow slow, but it works well as a DLNA server on the network. I didn't pay a fortune for it and I'm happy with the job it's done on my network.

However myself and many others have had problems using it as a cloudserver (to access files outside of the home network). This might be a UPnP problem to some routers. I have got it to work in the past, by adjusting Port Forwarding, but I can't find the magic setting that makes it work on my current router. Buffalo support seems almost non existent.

The Android Webaccess file manager app is basic but usable, (if you can get the LinkStation to work outside the home network). When mine was working, it was quite slow, due to my slow home broadband upload speed. I found it easier to upload files to cloud storage (e.g. Dropbox), because it outperforms the NAS on download speed (and maybe Security?).

A note of caution on security, I've read some scary stories about the vulnerability of many consumer NAS units to Hackers, (some Synology NASs were severely compromised last year). If true, I don't see frequent updates to the LinkStation software, so it's possible vulnerabilities are not fixed as quickly as I'd like. I don't keep any sensitive stuff on my NAS. I'd advise use of some sort of encryption for any password files, etc. stored on a NAS. If you've loads of sensitive stuff on the NAS, maybe look into hardening your network security, perhaps a VPN or something.

cheers
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