My recommended solution is similar to Buzz’ but I reset the Linkstation then turn off. The drive is easily integrated into your network, making it easy to share files among users. Thanks for the input everyone. You may also want to power down the Linkstation before continuing. Removed the xfs partition and created a new one with remaining space. The drive can be connected to a wireless network by connecting it to a wireless access point, router, or bridge.

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Is there any way of replacing the hard drive — with out cloning it? It is worth reading more about how to reset routers with the 30 30 30 reset and what the risks and considerations are when resetting your router this way, instead of just rebooting it.

After this, I feel kinda funny about buying another Buffalo product. An xfs logical partition using up the rest of the extended partition.

No Longer Available Update Location close. If you can connect both, the old drive and the new one to your computer, you can directly clone the partitions.

If you haven’t yet changed the defaul password, we recommend that you change it first thing you do after logging in. No dice on the FW update on a PC. Might be a little daunting if you have never opened your computer though. In rare ubffalo there can be a hardware problem that can only be cleared at power up.


Did you clone the whole drive, or the partitions bufffalo by one? Remove the screws behind the circuit board on the aluminum frame it holds the hard drive in place. If your LinkStation Pro LSGL v1 router is not working as it should, dropping connections or not being responsive, you should first do a reset of the router to see if the problems persist.

I tried browser access also via NASNavigator to configure the drive, and Safari was unable to access.

Buffalo GB LinkStation Pro Shared Network Storage LSGL

Then the very last step is changing the URL access from Chinese to english. Back View Show More Less. Speaker sets Products Accessories Learn Support. Bring your network up in the following order: If you can connect only one drive to your computer at a time, then connect buftalo old drive and create the images of the first two partitions. I know it sounds a bit strange but t is worth trying if you can see the device with the firmware update utility then it could be worth giving it a go.

Thank you for the bbuffalo guide.

Software Engineer, Hobbyist Photographer, and a bit of a gadget geek. I also use a Mac and this has happened 3 times over 18 months. This is another one of my standard cures for devices that suddenly have odd problems. In the meantime you may want to double buffapo that you did the Linkstation Factory reset correctly.


Sometimes, “refreshing” the firmware, even if it is currently at the latest release, will fix odd problems. You may also want to power down the Linkstation before continuing.

BUFFALO LinkStation Pro Shared Network Storage LS-250GL – NAS server – 250 GB Series

Other scenarios where you might want to reset your router is if you’ve forgotten the password or misconfigured it and can’t get access anymore. This is my standard “cure” because it is quick, low tech, and quite often will solve the problem.

Note that the partition labels may be different in your computer. Update Unrecognized Zip Code. So downloaded from buffalo the 2. Partition your new drive Connect the new blank drive to your computer and create the following partitions: Gigabit Ethernet Interface The standard Gigabit Ethernet interface allows users to access data and administrators to remotely administer the drive through a standard LAN connection, making it easy to add to your existing network infrastructure.

Shut down everything on the network. I ended up copying the data back over from the backup once the system was up and running again.