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Comparison of Thecus N2520 and Buffalo LinkStation 420

The side-by-side comparison of the devices’ specifications. The comparison table below makes it easier to choose the most fitting NAS.

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Thecus N2520 (N2520)
Thecus N2520 (N2520)
Buffalo LinkStation 420 (LS420D)
Buffalo LinkStation 420 (LS420D)
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Launch 2013 2013
Class Small office / Home office Small office / Home office
Body
Dimensions 166 x 114 x 210 mm 205 x 87 x 128 mm
Weight 1.35 kg 2.4 kg
Disks
Disk bays 2 x 3.5" SATA II 2 x 3.5" SATA II
RAID JBOD
RAID0
RAID1
JBOD
RAID0
RAID1
SSD support no no
Network
LAN ports 1 x Gigabit Ethernet 1 x Gigabit Ethernet
Wireless no no
Protocols AFP
CIFS/SMB
FTP
HTTP
NFS
AFP
CIFS/SMB
FTP
HTTP
P2P support BitTorrent BitTorrent
Media server DLNA
UPnP
iTunes
DLNA
UPnP
iTunes
Cloud backup Amazon S3
Dropbox
ElephantDrive
no
Connectivity
USB ports 2 x USB 2.0
1 x USB 3.0
1 x USB 2.0
eSATA ports no no
System
CPU Intel Atom CE5315 dual-core @ 1.2 GHz Marvell Armada 370 88F6707 @ 1.2 GHz
RAM 1 GB DDR3 512 MB DDR3
Flash 4 GB 1 MB
Operating system Thecus OS 6 Buffalo
Alternative OS
Power
Power supply 12 V / 3.33 A 12 V / 4 A
Consuption 14 W / 9 W 30 W / 14.5 W
Fans 1 x 80 mm 1 x 60 mm
Noise level 20 dB(A) 29.2 dB(A)
Features
Specials HDMI output
Audio output (S/PDIF)
Administration
Default IP DHCP DHCP
Default username admin admin
Default password admin password

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