In CNET Labs' tests, the Buffalo LinkStation Live proved to be an average performer when writing and a bit on the slow side with reading. It took 16 minutes, 15 seconds to write a 5GB folder of mixed file types over a local network, and 26 minutes, 49 seconds to read it back. The Ximeta NetDisk Portable (which lacks both print and media servers) was much faster at both tasks.
(Shorter bars indicate faster performance)
|5GB read test (min:sec)||5GB write test (min:sec)|
Service and support
Buffalo backs the drive with a standard one-year warranty. Toll-free phone support is available 24-7, or you can fill out an online query form on the company's Web site. Buffalo's site also includes downloads and a searchable knowledge base.