1 year warranty on the refurb, and good feedback
DLNA and Bit torrent.
Not to bad for 500gb, but even if thats too small, you could but a 1TB drive, and would still be cheaper than most Nas.
Yes its a refurb, but at 1 year warranty and the price who cares. Nearest new price is like 70.00
Buffalo LinkStation Live is a network attached storage built in DLNA server, designed for home networking that enables data and digital media to be easily shared and streamed across a home or business network.
Dependable, silent, and easy to install. Seamlessly store and share your music, photos, and videos with LinkStation Live with Bittorrent. Easily stream your favorite music and videos directly from LinkStation Live to a PC, Mac, or DLNA media player. Password protect files for added security and use Memeo to automatically backup precious data for ultimate protection. Share a printer with other users or add a DriveStation for increased capacity. Access and share your multimedia collections from anywhere at anytime using Web Access. The user-friendly LinkStation Live makes sharing simple.
Apple Bonjour enables automatic discovery of computers, devices, and services on Computer networks.
BitTorrent is the global standard for distributing high-quality files over the Internet. You can begin your download and then turn your computer off while your TV shows or Music tracks download. With thousands of newly-released movies, TV shows, music tracks, and popular PC games available for download, you can easily find what you want, when you want it.
The Advantage of this feature is two fold, the first being that powerconsumption of the unit is sub 25 Watts per hour compared to over 200 Watts per hour on a standard PC. The second being that most PC hard drives are not designed for the volume of usage they expirrence when downloading and hence shorten the lifespan of the drive within the computer.
Buffalo Web Access
Buffalo's unique Web Access feature allows you to access your pictures, music, or other files through your PC, Mac or iPhone from anywhere in the world! No software is necessary and minimal configuration gets you started!
This feature allows both download and upload of your Data any where in the world.
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Your DLNA certified personal computer, consumer electronics and mobile devices communicate with each other and link together to form an interoperable network.
Time Machine is a Mac back up utility, like many backup utilities, creates incremental backup of files that can be restored at a later date. It allows the user to restore the whole system, multiple files, or even a single file