Buffalo LinkStation 420 NAS Driver UPDATE
Buffalo LinkStation 420 NAS Driver
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Buffalo LinkStation 420 NAS Driver
The interface is very similar, but the default is to show the Easy Admin view, which doubles as an overview of your settings.
This gives you wizards that walk you through basic Buffalo LinkStation 420 NAS tasks and setting up WebAccess remote access so you can get at your files through any web browser or using the iOS, Android and Windows Phone apps on mobile devices. That hides the complexities of opening ports and managing users and groups, but you will need to switch to the advanced interface for some things.
For example, the default setting for the LinkStation is RAID 0, which gives you all the space on both drives but no redundancy. If you want RAID 1, which puts a copy of all your files on both disks better for keeping your files safe if one drive fails, but it does halve the storage you getyou'll Buffalo LinkStation 420 NAS to rebuild the array with new settings.
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You can connect an external drive for extra storage or to back the LinkStation up to you can schedule Buffalo LinkStation 420 NAS backups or hook up a shared printer — but not Buffalo LinkStation 420 NAS. And you can avoid having to create user accounts and groups all over again on the LinkStation if you already have Active Directory and domain users; join the LinkStation to your AD and you can manage user access that way.
There are places where Buffalo's basic approach feels more like cutting corners though.
If there is a problem, these blink red or amber to warn you. The full error message is displayed in the management interface, but oddly the LinkStation also blinks in a surreal version of Buffalo LinkStation 420 NAS, with short and long pulses of lights to indicate the specific error code you can look up in the manual. It's hard to imagine anyone in a small business ever finding that useful.
There are places where Buffalo's basic approach feels more like cutting corners though. If there is a problem, these blink red or amber to warn you.
The full error message Buffalo LinkStation 420 NAS displayed in the management interface, but oddly the LinkStation also blinks in a surreal version of Morse, with short and long pulses of lights to indicate the specific error code you can look up in the manual. It's hard to imagine anyone in a small business ever finding that useful.
And while the case is study and it's easy to get the clip-on front off to swap out the drives, revealing two well-labelled drive cages, the handles on these flex alarmingly when you pull hard Buffalo LinkStation 420 NAS to remove them, you'll need a screwdriver to remove and secure the drives and there are no latches to snap the drive cages back into place. Plus the tiny power switch on the back of the case next to the single USB 2.
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Verdict The appeal of the LinkStation is that it's small, simple and speedy. It's not three times faster though, unless you're comparing it to a very slow and elderly system.
You get fewer features than with many NAS devices, but if you're considering a two-bay NAS you're probably looking for something Buffalo LinkStation 420 NAS with no frills. Here, you're not paying extra for features you might not need.
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