Buffalo LinkStation Live 2.0Tb DLNA Certified MultiMedia Network Storage with BitTorrent @Amazon £139.99 - HotUKDeals
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* Product Description: Buffalo LinkStation Live LS-CH2.0TL - NAS server
* Device Type: NAS server
* Host Connectivity: Gigabit Ethernet
* Total Storage Capacity: 2 TB
* Dimensions (WxDxH): 4.5 cm x 15.6 cm x 17.5 cm
* Weight: 1.1 kg
* Storage Controller: Serial ATA - Serial ATA-150
* Hard Drive: 1 x 2 TB standard Serial ATA-150
* Networking: Network adapter - integrated - Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet
* Power: AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )
* System Requirements: Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Apple MacOS X 10.3.9 or later, Microsoft Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows Server 2008
* Manufacturer Warranty: 1 year warranty
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#1
good price for a 2tb i bought the 1tb last week and it's working brilliantly so far.
#2
I notice it is only SATA 150, is that a problem?

Also I notice Windows 7 is not included in the list of supported software.

I have been looking for a NAS for a while but is this old technology or will it be fine for a mixed Windows Vista / W7 set up.
#3
Strange, Amazon have been selling these for a year, and not one review?
#4
I use the older 2x500G version in a set up with XP, Vista and W7 without any problem. I don't use any software clients though, just network shares and FTP. Very good kit (Buffalo) in my opinion and this looks a good price. I don't think SATA 150 would be an issue performance wise over a network either.
#5
Usually dispatched within 1 to 2 months.

gone now by Amazon, listed on RH side as other sellers
#7
guilbert53
I notice it is only SATA 150, is that a problem?


SATA 150 is approximately 50% faster than the theoretical speed of gigabit ethernet, and about double the speed you're actually likely to see over gigabit ethernet, so no "only" SATA 150 is not a problem.


guilbert53
Also I notice Windows 7 is not included in the list of supported software.


It supports Vista therefore I would be very surprised if it didn't support Windows 7, a SAMBA share is just a SAMBA share after all.
#8
Can anyone explain the 'inbuilt' BitTorrent as stated in the title?
Thanks.
#9
guilbert53
I have been looking for a NAS for a while but is this old technology or will it be fine for a mixed Windows Vista / W7 set up.

I run my 1TB one with windows 7 machines. Waking it from sleeping used to not happen automatically but works fine after a software update a while ago.
dasher
Can anyone explain the 'inbuilt' BitTorrent as stated in the title?
Thanks.

The NAS has a bittorrent client that you access through your browser and downloads straight to the drive. It's pretty easy to use.
#10
anthony712
Strange, Amazon have been selling these for a year, and not one review?


Might be worth reading the reviews for the 1TB version. There seems to be a few issues with it

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Buffalo-LinkStation-MultiMedia-Attached-BitTorrent/dp/B001FNYWFU/ref=pd_cp_ce_3
#11
I use a PC stacked with HD media on a 1Tb HDD and using TVersity so my PS3 can access it as a media server, using Homeplugs to stream from the PC upstairs to the PS3. Works a treat.
Can anyone see if this could fit into the equation as an alternative to the PC or am i just better off increasing the HDD on the PC and stick with it?
Cheers
#12
There is a annoying thing to this drive that i forgot to point out earlier i had to copy 200gb via the ethernet connection as it would not allow me to connect it to the laptop by the usb connection. Tried using the direct copy function but i think thats for connecting a camera to the drive to upload your pics.
banned#13
thought bit torrent was illegal? :S ..........................
#14
jc1980
thought bit torrent was illegal? :S ..........................

No the Bit Torrent protocol is not illegal and neither is bit torrent software. Its only illegal to share copyrighted material like music, movies etc
To be honest though I suspect 99.99% of traffic is downloading illegal stuff. Though Linux distros and patches can be legally distributed via bit torrent.
banned#15
sokelly
jc1980
thought bit torrent was illegal? :S ..........................

No the Bit Torrent protocol is not illegal and neither is bit torrent software. Its only illegal to share copyrighted material like music, movies etc
To be honest though I suspect 99.99% of traffic is downloading illegal stuff. Though Linux distros and patches can be legally distributed via bit torrent.


Oh okay, thanks :)
#16
this should come with a version of utorrent installed and a piece of software called twonky media, no guarantees though as what these boxes come with seems to change though possible firmware would add anything that is missing.

As these are linux you can add extra software via a system called optware though this normally takes a little bit of linux know how to get working.
#17
jc1980
thought bit torrent was illegal? :S ..........................

It is a bit like saying because some peopple use cars as getaway vehicles from bank robberies then cars should be illegal.

Products like OpenOffice, Linux or Windows ServicePacks (all free) can be legally downloaded using bittorrents.
#18
buffalo.nas-central.org/ is a good starting point if anyone is interested in taking a NAS like this a bit further
#19
Good price and system
#20
I had one of these and would recommend going with a NAS with removable drive(s) instead. When mine failed the disk was ok but the controller wasn't working. I had most, but not all, of the data backed up. When I called the Buffalo support line I was given the option of sending it back for a replacement, which meant that I lost some of the data, or opening it up to retrieve the data, which would invalidate the warranty.

You can get a Synology NAS enclosure and a separate 1TB drive for only a few more quid than this, and if either goes wrong you can just replace the part that's broken.
#21
dasher
I use a PC stacked with HD media on a 1Tb HDD and using TVersity so my PS3 can access it as a media server, using Homeplugs to stream from the PC upstairs to the PS3. Works a treat.
Can anyone see if this could fit into the equation as an alternative to the PC or am i just better off increasing the HDD on the PC and stick with it?
Cheers


The Buffalo Linkstation Live, is DLNA compliant which is a standard to allow digital devices to communicate; So on paper should allow you to stream certain video formats to your PS3, however in instances like this it is always good to draw on others experiences.

There is articles within the Buffalo forums that indicate other people who use something like the setup you are proposing, so perhaps would be worthwhile looking at to see what problems they have faced: http://forums.buffalotech.com/t5/Storage/Linkstation-Live-LS-CHLAC9-and-PS3-Compatibility/m-p/25201

My experience with this sort of scenario is not with the Buffalo NAS, but I have extensively used a Netgear ReadyNAS Duo, to stream over homeplug adapters (200Mbps) to a PS3 without problem, the ReadyNAS again is just a DLNA device

I hope this helps give you an insight into what you are trying to achieve.
#22
Found a manual here

4mb http://www.buffalotech.com/support/getfile/LS-XHL-CHL_Manual_web.pdf

Shame it doesn't have wireless 'n' I am looking for a nas drive at a reasonable price that can use via wireless
#23
I have an old version of the LinkStation and the bittorrent utility was pretty primitive and couldn't get speeds anywhere near what I get with utorrent. As this is a newer model hopefully it's been revamped.
#24
shrek
Found a manual here

4mb http://www.buffalotech.com/support/getfile/LS-XHL-CHL_Manual_web.pdf

Shame it doesn't have wireless 'n' I am looking for a nas drive at a reasonable price that can use via wireless


surely you just connect it to a wireless router This is why they have more than 1 port on the back of them... this is how i connect to my NAS and i would expect every other NAS out there to work.
#25
Has gone upto £171.34.
#26
EXPIRED: Delivey in 1-2 months => Out of Stock.
#27
Shouldn't be expired, as there's currently 2 available...
#28
I just got one, said one left in stock so I snapped it up

Thanks
#29
sokelly
jc1980
thought bit torrent was illegal? :S ..........................
No the Bit Torrent protocol is not illegal and neither is bit torrent software. Its only illegal to share copyrighted material like music, movies etc

breaching copyright is not illegal. it's a civil tort. illegal means a violation of criminal law.

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