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BUFFALO LinkStation Pro Duo 2-Bay Diskless Enclosure High Performance Network Attached Storage (NAS) - LS-WVL/E

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  • 2-Bay
  • Usage High read/write performance with RAID
  • Diskless System
  • 1 x 10/100/1000M
  • 1 x USB2.0
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LinkStation Pro Duo is a high performance 2-drive RAID network storage device that comes equipped with a whole host of features, perfect for storing, sharing, serving and protecting your most important data. Backup 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.

  • newegg SECURE CENTRAL STORAGE With terabytes of storage, LinkStation Pro Duo provides a reliable, central location to store and protect 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 twice as fast as a standard USB hard drive!
  • newegg AUTOMATIC DATA PROTECTION LinkStation Pro Duo Diskless Enclosure features two internal drive bays with RAID 0/1 support when two hard drives are installed. Easily install up to two hard drives and get two-drive capacity without redundancy when in RAID 0 mode or automatically duplicate your data when configured in RAID 1 (hard drives not included). With LinkStation Pro Duo, a second hard drive can be added at any time and the unit can be configured in RAID 1 with no data loss. Easily mirror and protect your data with no time lost.
  • newegg STREAM YOUR FAVORITE MEDIA LinkStation Pro Duo is DLNA Certified, supports Squeezebox and 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.
  • newegg EASY SCHEDULED BACKUP LinkStation Pro Duo 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.
  • newegg EXCEPTIONAL PERFORMANCE Equipped with a high performance 1.6 GHz processor and DDR3 RAM, LinkStation Pro Duo offers much more than simple home shared storage. This dual drive network storage device boasts transfer speeds up to 72 MB/s, nearly twice as fast as a standard USB drive.
  • newegg 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.


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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Frank
  • 10/10/2014 10:08:01 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsWorks well, fast, reliable, BUT....

Pros: Configuration was relatively easy in as much as it is generally counter- intuitive.

Cons: Web access is not as easy as is implied. The fact is they require port 9000 which is blocked in many circumstances rendering the type of "anywhere over the web access" as a pipe dream.

Other Thoughts: Some sort of status of RAID sync process/progress would be invaluable instead of guessing.
The product overall reflects its low-cost in the lack of features and true anywhere-on-the-web-access.

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  • JT82
  • 10/7/2014 4:23:59 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsFits the bill for current usage

Pros: Easy setup and administration. Small footprint, whisper quiet. It works with little trouble and stores my data well.

Cons: Not able to protect data at rest with any level of encryption on the device itself. Contacted support and they said this is a limitation since it's for home/small business use. Sorry, encryption in 2014 should be for all ,not just enterprise products. For this reason I took off 1 egg. External network access is a bit cumbersome and glitchy to setup, also relies on UPNP (another no no, -1 more egg).

Other Thoughts: If you are looking for a quick and dirty way to setup a NAS for some serious storage, this isn't a bad device. It has some redeeming features but for the most part it's a security nightmare waiting to happen. I personally will be moving to a competitor or the enterprise product to get the desired features.

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  • Mr. Gomdori
  • 7/24/2014 2:02:06 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAffordable DIY NAS Solution

Pros: It's inexpensive, fast and easy to setup and use. Setup for email notifications was fairly simple. Administration and other aspects are simple and self explanatory, but it maybe little challenging for a novice user.

Cons: None that I can think of.

Other Thoughts: My devices came with the latest firmware, version 1.68, which could be why I haven't had any issues. I have RAID 0 running on one unit and RAID 1 running second unit.

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  • N/A
  • 7/24/2014 8:34:00 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Works as it should, and has plenty of functions that makes it fun to figure out and use. The hard part was finding the owners manual from their website, but it was straightforward setting up the device after that. Just have patience with it and it will work fine without any problems.

Cons: Finding the owners manual on BUFFALO's website to use the devices functions.

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  • 7/15/2014 12:09:00 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsFailed after 1 month

Pros: None

Cons: Failed after 1 month. Buffalo Tech support will not respond. Tried everything I could find online to fix. Stuck in Emergency mode. Lost a brand new 3TB drive. Could not recover even with new drive and firmware reinstalled. $300 wasted and no help available.

Other Thoughts: Would not recommend to others. Very disappointed.

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  • 7/5/2014 12:25:26 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsAlmost Useless

Pros: Stores files. Works with SMB/CIFS, can join a domain.

Cons: I'm having a hard time finding a use for this device. It has no support for r-sync, iscsi or anything else I would need a NAS to support. Sure you can hack the firmware and turn these features on, but I don't need/want that level of effort for a $120 device. Look elsewhere if you need any other features besides bare bones.
You can get a much better feature set in the QNAP TS-212-E for about the same price.

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  • 2/1/2014 8:10:12 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsBuffalo LS-WVL/E working great

Pros: Installation was simple, easy to understand. The login and administration page are relatively simple to follow and understand as well.

Cons: Had to go on-line and to check on a few permission settings but, other then that has worked great.

Other Thoughts: I haven't experienced any of the issues with loud noises(fan), low transfer rates, and unit randomly shutting down weekly.

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  • Chop
  • 1/13/2014 7:59:38 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

3 out of 5 eggsNot Sure Yer

Pros: Works with Windows 2012 AD and Backup. This was my main goal. I used this to replace a DLINK DNS-321 that I could no longer use as a backup when I went to Windows Server 2012 (Don't ask). But this seems to work fine with allowing the Server to store data on today the dive.

Cons: Seems a little flaky when checking AD for users. I don't always see the users/groups that I have in AD. I have not had it that long to track down the cause.

Also it seems when using the Web Page to access files, Windows User Groups are not allowed. Only Local users to the system. That means I would have to create a new account. The kills the whole idea of using AD to manage it.

Other Thoughts: At this time, it offers me tons more than my DLINK -321. I think this was a fair upgrade over the DLINK. But I have had the DLINK for years (always on) and not one issue. So it will be nice to see how this stands the test of time.

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  • tim
  • 12/16/2013 6:39:36 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsRAID-1 failure

Pros: work good , I can't get more than 7 mb/s write speed.

Cons: the unit I had a disk error and RAID-1 failure With less than 10 hours on it .
I paid $9.76 for newegg return lable .

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  • jim s
  • 11/19/2013 2:15:10 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsBuffalo LS-WVL/E Working Well

Pros: On-line video helped on installation; support helped me understand how permissions worked; able to share data; able to backup PC automatically

Cons: Documentation could be better

Other Thoughts: It has been almost 4 months since my purchase and I have had NO serious problems; I have NOT experienced any of the noise problems some people have complained about. I am a retired Engr so I can normally follow technical instructions. The on-line video for installation was a big help. I did run into problems trying to setup different permissions but I called for support and support was given. I have been able to share with video/pics/doc with family and friends. I also use the NAS as an automatic 2nd backup location for my computer. Knowing what I know now, I would buy the NAS again.

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