Question about Buffalo NAS devices

DaveWWW
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I'm pricing out Buffalo NAS options for a client (MAC environment). I was chatting online with Buffalo sales, and they said that their LinkStation 220 is not the same high spec as their TeraStation line.

My client will have 8 users, but only 2 frequent users, file storage only, no streaming, no databases.  Is there any reason to believe the LinkStation will not perform well?

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Better RAID options, hot swappable drives, and NovaBackup software. Those are the main 2 things you would notice with a TeraStation.

Based solely on what you have mentioned, a LinkStation with RAID1 should work fine.
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I have been using a link station for years.  Unless you have a need for RAID options, they seem reliable.

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Thanks.  The Buffalo support person said that the LinkStation Home version was RAID (though it looks from the spec as though RAID *can* be installed upon setup, rather than it being pre-installed.)  Does that sound right for this device?
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LinkStation units can support RAID 0 or 1. If you wanted RAID 5, then get a TeraStation.

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