We love our NAS boxes here at technogog, I myself run two of them a Synology and a Thecus and I don’t know what I would do without them really. They’ve fully replaced any external hard drive backups, it’s faster and just much more convenient really and I have access to everything when I’m away as well. Buffalo is a company that makes NAS Boxes as well, and I haven’t had the pleasure of working with them yet, but their products look decent enough really. They’re just introduced a few new product in their Linkstation line that have some decent specs.
Each member of the new LinkStation V-Series family utilizes a 1.6 GHz processor, giving users unbeatable performance with network transfer speeds up to 76 MB/s, over twice the speed of competing network hard drives and significantly faster than USB 2.0 storage solutions. The dual drive LinkStation Pro Duo and the four drive LinkStation Pro Quad feature RAID redundancy for data protection and user removable quick swap hard drives for simple drive servicing without the need for tools. In addition, the LinkStation V-Series family can perform scheduled backups to an external USB hard drive or any other Buffalo NAS device, providing an exact copy of your data for an extra level of data protection or disaster recovery preparation.
Combined with the recently announced free WebAccess i app for Apple iPod touch® and iPhone® and WebAccess i HD app for iPad®, the new high performance LinkStation V-Series family revolutionizes how digital content is shared and consumed. These new apps provide iPhone and iPad users an easy and convenient way to access and stream digital content from a Buffalo NAS solution directly to their Apple mobile devices. With a simple setup and intuitive interface, Buffalo’s newly redesigned WebAccess feature allows users to easily stream digital content stored on any Buffalo network storage solution from anywhere in the world via a Web browser, iPhone, iPod touch or iPad.
The new Buffalo LinkStation V-Series family is DLNA CERTIFIED ™ for simple streaming to any DLNA compatible media device, including Sony PlayStation® 3 and Xbox 360®. Plus, the LinkStation family supports seamless integration with iTunes®, allowing the application to access to music and movie files stored on the server. The LinkStation V-Series family also supports Apple Time Machine® for easy backup and Apple Bonjour®, making it well suited for Mac® environments. For Windows® environments, the LinkStation V-Series family is equipped with NovaBACKUP® Business Essentials for a powerful, yet easy-to-use backup solution.
Pricing and Availability
The Buffalo LinkStation V-Series family is backed by a limited one-year warranty that includes toll-free 24/7 technical support.
- The LinkStation Pro is available immediately at estimated street prices of $189.99 for the 1 TB (LS-V1.0TL) and $259.99 for the 2 TB (LS-V2.0TL).
- The LinkStation Pro Duo is available in late October at estimated street prices of $259.99 for the 2 TB (LS-WV2.0TL/R1) and $449.99 for the 4 TB (LS-WV4.0TL/R1).
- The LinkStation Pro Quad will be available in November at estimated street prices of $269.99 for the 2 TB (LS-QV2.0TL/R5), $579.99 for the 4 TB (LS-QV4.0TL/R5), $899.99 for the 6 TB (LS-QV6.0TL/R5) $1039.99 for the 8 TB and (LS-QV8.0TL/R5).
Buffalo products can be purchased through distribution, online resellers and Buffalo’s ecommerce website. For more information about Buffalo Technology and its products, please visit the company’s web site at www.buffalotech.com.