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Performance Review Buffalo CloudStation Pro Duo CS-WV2.0/R1, Large Capacity

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This NAS from Buffalo allows a variety of Data accessible cloud style. The increasing popularity of cloud storage services makes storage media start adding these features in their products. One of them is Buffalo. One of the major networking manufacturers products and storage media presents CloudStation, a product line of network-attached storage (NAS) equipped with a cloud storage service. A combination of large capacity NAS with cloud storage flexibility make this NAS looks very interesting.

Buffalo CloudStation Pro Duo CS-WV2.0/R1 comes with a design that could be considered simple. The physical form also fairly compact with a size of only about 12.7 x 20.4 x 8.6 cm. This size makes it too takes a lot of places. By this measure, CloudStation Pro Duo CS-WV2.0/R1 can easily be placed anywhere, including in a small room. Most of the body parts using solid plastic material that did not give a fragile impression. On the front, there is a door which is the exit point of the hard drive. In it are provided two 1 TB hard drive capacity, so you will get total capacity 2 TB. At the back, there is a small fan to dispose of heat, and a USB port.

NAS Buffalo CloudStation Pro Duo CS-WV2.0/R1 is equipped with Marvell 1.6 GHz processor and 256 MB DDR3 memory. NAS supports SATA II hard drive with an interface as much as two pieces. In addition to 2 TB variants, this CloudStation Pro Duo also available in a capacity 4 TB.

NAS supports only two hard disk configurations, JBOD and RAID1. NAS also supports access to data in the cloud through a portal that has been provided. You just simply access it through a site //cloudstation.pogoplug.com and do the settings there, without needing to install any application. Its own LAN port totaled as much as one port and supports a gigabit transfer. The USB port on the back used to attach additional storage media (such as an external hard drive and backup to it).

The control panel which is in Buffalo CloudStation CSWV2.0/R1 is quite simple and easy to understand. However, the movement of the menu relatively did not go smoothly. Several times this NAS does not respond as we try to move the menu quickly. To test its performance, we reformat the entire hard drive on this NAS and configure a RAID1 (mirroring). The format and configuration process takes a long time, about 5 hours.

Once the NAS is ready for use, we tested the speed in the LAN network which an entire device already supports gigabit. And the result, read and write speed NAS is quite good. To find out more about the test results, you can see it on the table. Buffalo CloudStation CS-WV2.0/R1 is a compact NAS with great performers. Additional services cloud was quite Answering the need for rapid data access anywhere and anytime. Read speed is also quite fast even though write not support 6 Gbps SATA and USB 3.0.

Test Results

HD Video Playback52.043 MB/s
2x HD Video Playback40.078 MB/s
4x HD Video Playback38.758 MB/s
Record HD Video35.773 MB/s
HD Playback & Record41.076 MB/s
Content Creation1.846 MB/s
Office Productivity26.222 MB/s
File Copy to NAS14.159 MB/s
Copy files from NAS52.144 MB/s
Copy Directory to NAS1.835 MB/s
Directory Copy from NAS2.341 MB/s
Photo Album22.408 MB/s
RAID030.586 MB/s
SiSoftware Sandra (RAID0)
buffered Read70.027 MB/s
Sequential Read49.427 MB/s
Random Read35.320 MB/s
Buffered Write72.107 MB/s
Sequential Write46.720 MB/s
Random Read50.910 MB/s


Hard Drive InterfaceSATA 3 Gbps
amount of Hard Drive2 internal (2 x 1 TB) are included in package
Hard drive sizes3.5″
port1 x USB (rear) 1 x 10/100/1000 Ethernet (LAN)
Storage modeRAID 1, JBOD
weight2.3 kg (without adapter)
Guarantee3 years
web sitewww.buffalotech.com
Price range*U.S $379
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Buffalo CloudStation Pro Duo CS-WV2.0/R1 uses two hard drives with a total capacity of 2 TB.

cnwintech buffalo cloudstation pro duo cs wv2 0 r1 usb for backupUSB for Backup 

Beside fan, there is a USB 2.0 port for backup from NAS to external storage media.


Plus: Large capacity can be upgraded, compact size, performance is pretty fast, feature-complete, gigabit LAN, there is a USB port, cloud services.

Minus: The control panel is sometimes unresponsive, not yet support USB 3.0, not have SATA 6 Gbps, without RAID0.

Score Assessment
 - Performance: 3.75
 - Facilities: 4.25
 - Use of: 4
 - Price: 3.75
 - Total Score: 3.95

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