Buffalo LinkStation Live 1TB Network Storage (NAS) £107.99 @ Comet Accessories (possibly less - see post!) - HotUKDeals
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Can work out to £101.44 with cashbacks.... see below:

Comet Accessories have the 1TB Buffalo LinkStation Live (LS-CH1.0TL) NAS drive for £119.99 which is the best price I could find online at present, but also have a discount code for 10% off (WELCOMET10) which brings the price down to £107.99.

Also, if you use Quidco or TopCashBack then this works out to about £101.44. Great Price for a 1TB NAS.

This Network Storage allows streaming to PS3 and XBox and also allows web access which you can get to from any PC or iPhone and can also share files with anyone you want to give access to.

More information at: http://www.buffalo-technology.com/products/network-storage/linkstation/ls-chl-linkstation-live/

Hope this helps someone :)
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#1
You are not allowed to include cashback, which you may or may not paid in the end.
So price should be put as £107.99
#2
Sorry, still a little new to the rules - not had many posts.

I have updated the post - many thanks
#3
I got one of these just over a year ago for around £200.

Usually priced around £160 for them now so this is a great price :thumbsup:
#4
Regards
#5
Many thanks, just what the doctor ordered.
#6
Does this have gigabit Ethernet connection? doesn't say on the spec, disregarding the price difference how does it compare to this:

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/581717/western-digital-2tb-external-hard-d

I'm after one for streaming HD footage through my ps3 and I read if the connection isn't fast enough there is chance of lag or other problems
#7
joey_corlione;7614484
Does this have gigabit Ethernet connection? doesn't say on the spec, disregarding the price difference how does it compare to this:

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/581717/western-digital-2tb-external-hard-d

I'm after one for streaming HD footage through my ps3 and I read if the connection isn't fast enough there is chance of lag or other problems

Look at it as a hard disk plus NAS enclosure. The other drive is 2GB which would usually cost at least £120 and so the NAS enclosure is £64. This is 1GB which would usually cost at least £60 - so £48 for the NAS enclosure. They are both Gigabit NAS devices and have similar performance levels.
#8
You can get 1TB externals from Comet using voucher codes for £50 - £60, so is the NAS element really worth another £50?
#9
Lowtrawler;7614551
Look at it as a hard disk plus NAS enclosure. The other drive is 2GB which would usually cost at least £120 and so the NAS enclosure is £64. This is 1GB which would usually cost at least £60 - so £48 for the NAS enclosure. They are both Gigabit NAS devices and have similar performance levels.

Update - I have looked at real world performance of the 2 devices and the WD is roughly 50% faster than the Buffalo. Still incredibly slow at around 18Mb/s but better than the 12Mb/s of the Buffalo. So, 31 hours to write the full 2Tb with the WD or 23 hours to write the full 1Tb to the Buffalo - assuming you have a Gigabit router.
#10
If the WD is 50% faster and people say that is slow then I guess this is out of the question
#11
J400uk
You can get 1TB externals from Comet using voucher codes for £50 - £60, so is the NAS element really worth another £50?


I want to plug it into my ps3 and stream the content through it to my TV, I dont know how to put the NAS element in just an external, so yes this is necessary don't you think?
#12
joey_corlione
I want to plug it into my ps3 and stream the content through it to my TV, I dont know how to put the NAS element in just an external, so yes this is necessary don't you think?


Something like this would convert a standard external to a NAS http://www.microdirect.co.uk/home/product/38589/Single-Port-USB-NAS-Adapter?source=googleps
#13
J400uk
Something like this would convert a standard external to a NAS http://www.microdirect.co.uk/home/product/38589/Single-Port-USB-NAS-Adapter?source=googleps


Thanks thats really helpful, didn't even know that was an option.

I want to have a big hard drive that will be able to store lots of HD movies that I can transfer via a connection that is good for the job and works without having to turn the PC on

You seem to know much more than me, what setup would you suggest?
#14
J400uk;7615552
Something like this would convert a standard external to a NAS http://www.microdirect.co.uk/home/product/38589/Single-Port-USB-NAS-Adapter?source=googleps

That's not gigabit so instead of getting 12 or 18 MB/s the speed would only be around 5 MB/s. It isn't something you should consider unless you have a spare USB hard drive knocking around.
In terms of use as a media streamer - either of the 2 NAS devices should be fine. The only delay you will notice is actually loading the media files onto the NAS to start with. Once they are there, both are fast enough to stream even HD content. Just remember, you will need a gigabit router and a gigabit connection on your PC to use them at full speed.
#15
this nas drive been on amazon for quite a few months at £121. i bought one 5 months ago.

it is very reliable, i use it everyday to stream movies to my WD TV Live and bitorrent downloads.

file transfer is very slow thru my o2 white router with adverage 1.2mb/s wifi to my laptop or direct laptop connect to nas is around 5mb/s. the advertised speed is a lie!!!! (But it's enough for my need)

The best feature is the bitorrent client! u can setup downloads and just switch of computer. it will keep on downloading and seeding until u tell it to stop!

This alone makes it the best nas available!

Overall, for the price and features, this is the best u can get!

I'd say if they improve the transfer speed i'd give it 10/10, for now i'd say 8/10 ;-)
#16
mikeswrx02;7619952
file transfer is very slow thru my o2 white router with adverage 1.2mb/s wifi to my laptop or direct laptop connect to nas is around 5mb/s. the advertised speed is a lie!!!! (But it's enough for my need)

Sounds like you either don't have a gigabit router or a a gigabit port on your laptop (most aren't / don't). That's why the speed is only 5 MB/s maximum. You would get 12 by using Gigabit equipment.
#17
joey_corlione
I want to plug it into my ps3 and stream the content through it to my TV, I dont know how to put the NAS element in just an external, so yes this is necessary don't you think?


In that case you probably just need an external hard drive rather than a NAS.

I have this drive and have it wired to my router, my pc is also wired to my router but everything else is wireless in my house, ie it streams content to my xbox 360, archos media player and iphone without the pc needing to be switched on (just the modem, router and NAS gets left on). In theory I can also connect to it from anywhere vie the web server on it, but I haven't yet managed to sort it out to get it to work (mainly due to being lazy).

But again if you don't need it to do anything other than be plugged into your PS3 to watch media then a NAS drive is more than you need, save some money and just get an external hard drive.
#18
Thanks a lot, ordered the £121 Amazon one but will now cancel that and get this instead!! :-))
#19
Lowtrawler
That's not gigabit so instead of getting 12 or 18 MB/s the speed would only be around 5 MB/s. It isn't something you should consider unless you have a spare USB hard drive knocking around.
In terms of use as a media streamer - either of the 2 NAS devices should be fine. The only delay you will notice is actually loading the media files onto the NAS to start with. Once they are there, both are fast enough to stream even HD content. Just remember, you will need a gigabit router and a gigabit connection on your PC to use them at full speed.


Cheers, I'll go back to plan A then, not too bothered how quickly the media loads onto the device, just want it to be flawless with the streaming, thanks for your help
#20
binned-it
In that case you probably just need an external hard drive rather than a NAS.

I have this drive and have it wired to my router, my pc is also wired to my router but everything else is wireless in my house, ie it streams content to my xbox 360, archos media player and iphone without the pc needing to be switched on (just the modem, router and NAS gets left on). In theory I can also connect to it from anywhere vie the web server on it, but I haven't yet managed to sort it out to get it to work (mainly due to being lazy).

But again if you don't need it to do anything other than be plugged into your PS3 to watch media then a NAS drive is more than you need, save some money and just get an external hard drive.


I've just read your reply, I thought the NAS is needed to enable the PS3 to recognise the content of the hard drive, so it is shown on the TV ready to play, is this not the case then?
#21
joey_corlione;7623930
I've just read your reply, I thought the NAS is needed to enable the PS3 to recognise the content of the hard drive, so it is shown on the TV ready to play, is this not the case then?

binned-it is correct. Look at the following thread: http://www.avforums.com/forums/ps3-media-streaming/681190-ps3-media-playback-explained.html
If all you want to do is load media from your PS3 onto a TV, you don't need a NAS.

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