Buffalo SSD NAS drive is no better than HDD-based Mini Linkstation

Dec 15, 2008
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The use of SSDs in the first of its kind, palm sized Buffalo Linkstation NAS drive is reported facing performance bottleneck in team of speed and power consumption despite having a power efficient and high speed NAND Flash based storage drives. Hardware controller is the one to blame; Impress has reported the SSDs based LS-WSS240GL/R1 internal components are virtually identical to the company hdd-based Linkstation mini, the $1,150 price tag only get you the benefit of a high reliability, low temperature SSD NAS drive in whisper quite operation.

The LS-WSS240GL/R1 SSD Linkstation is said to have processed similar speed and power consumption no better than Linkstation mini. The noise, however, has greatly reduced from 17-19db to 0.4db at idle and 2.3db at drive access.

Though having similar hardware component, the company makes no guarantee the existing mini Linkstation workstation will work with a user-replaced SSD drive. A SSD kit upgrade has not been announced but future releases may get much-promising units with better power usage, likely cut into half comparing to current model.


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