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Buffalo LinkStation Live 2.0Tb DLNA Certified MultiMedia Network Storage with BitTorrent - £116.16 @ Amazon

£116.16 @ Amazon
Product Specifications Brand: Buffalo Mfr Part Number: 5060126035909 Hard Drive Size: 2000 GB Hard Drive Interface: USB 2.0 Hard Disk Rotational Speed: 7200 Colour Screen: No D… Read More
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Product Specifications

Brand: Buffalo
Mfr Part Number: 5060126035909
Hard Drive Size: 2000 GB
Hard Drive Interface: USB 2.0
Hard Disk Rotational Speed: 7200
Colour Screen: No
Data Transfer Rate: 125
Wattage: 17 watts


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Technical Details
Power consumption: 17 W
Supported network protocols: SMB/CIFS AFP FTP DN
Source data-sheet: ICEcat.biz
Hard disk interface: Serial ATA
USB 2.0 ports quantity: 1

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Product details
Product Dimensions: 24.8 x 22.7 x 8.7 cm ; 1.6 Kg
Boxed-product Weight: 1.6 Kg
Item model number: LS-CH2.0TL
ASIN: B002CI8T56

Very Very cheap ... works out around 5.67p per GB!
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#1
I've got the 1tb one and it's very good
#2
This is the Cheapest I ve seen for long time. I checked previous all above £130 mark for 2tb!
#3
cheapest ive seen have some heat
#4
That is a very good price.

I paid around £220 for the 1TB version about 2 years ago and it's still going strong.
#5
Hot hot hot. just ordered 1, skint again!
#6
I've got a 1/2TB version and its great, works well with XBMC on original xbox, also PS3, PCs etc plus good for downloading torrents 24/7.
#7
with bittorrent, lol
#8
Just wondering how easy it will be to set up with my MAC though? Anyone here tried? Im not very clever so any advice would be appreciated
#9
Forgive my stupidity but can this be used as a usb external drive as well?
#10
I have one of these and its fabulous. I use it regularly streaming to 3 separate sources at the same time all HD.
#11
very cheap, heated :)
#12
Could anyone clear up a couple of questions on this? It has Bit-torrent built in so u can download onto it without the need of a PC? Can it be affected by viruses like a PC that downloading all the time?

Cheers.
#13
Ahhh man.. must.. resist... spending... money!!
#14
Rich3194
Just wondering how easy it will be to set up with my MAC though? Anyone here tried? Im not very clever so any advice would be appreciated


Don't have one myself but the amazon reviews have a few people mentioning Macs, they've all given fairly positive reviews (Must be running 10.4 at least for some of the software)
#15
Rich3194
Just wondering how easy it will be to set up with my MAC though? Anyone here tried? Im not very clever so any advice would be appreciated


NAS drives are pretty easy to add for Macs, you just need to know the IP address. There are loads of guides online.
#16
Seems like a good price. Think I'd spend the extra and get the HP Microserver instead though, much more flexible machine. The two deals aren't really compatible though, the HP will do more, but by the time you add on the cost of a 2TB drive you're at around £180 after cashback and you've then got to find an OS to put on there as well (most are free, like FreeNAS or Ubuntu Server Edition) but Windows Home Server (the best piece of software for the machine) is £80.
#17
satchef1
Seems like a good price. Think I'd spend the extra and get the HP Microserver instead though, much more flexible machine. The two deals aren't really compatible though, the HP will do more, but by the time you add on the cost of a 2TB drive you're at around £180 after cashback and you've then got to find an OS to put on there as well (most are free, like FreeNAS or Ubuntu Server Edition) but Windows Home Server (the best piece of software for the machine) is £80.


lol, that's complicated!

wish I am that techno ;)
#18
Splutterbug
Rich3194
Just wondering how easy it will be to set up with my MAC though? Anyone here tried? Im not very clever so any advice would be appreciated


Don't have one myself but the amazon reviews have a few people mentioning Macs, they've all given fairly positive reviews (Must be running 10.4 at least for some of the software)


Thanks, im running 10.5.8 so finger crossed...its coming tomorrow.
#19
I bought the 1.5tb version for around the same price about a year ago. It's a really decent drive if anyone's interested in a NAT. Still not managed to get the itunes server working though :/
You can download torrents (has built in utorrent client) without the PC on. Viruses shouldn't be a problem since it's running a mini Linux system.
You can't use it as a external USB. Can only be accessed via a Ethernet lead. Can be made wireless (at the cost of speed) if you connect to a wireless router.
Easy to set up on a mac. Similar to PC. It's just about connecting it to your router and then set the network settings either auto DHCP or manual just like adding any computer to your network. It then pops up in the side bar on mac or network places on windows.
#20
Looking to pull the trigger on this or the HP microserver as they're around the same price, i know i've got until the end of the month for the HP microserver price.

Can anyone sway me why one more than the other?
#21
Does anybody care to mention about the DLNA part? How can I connect this to a TV and play the movies I download from bittorent? Is there certain file format it doesnt play etc?

I currently have Sony KDL40EX723

Many thanks from OP.
#22
What is this like for streaming HD content to the PS3 over wireless?
#23
Dnla streaming depends on your network speed. This just stores the movies and allows dnla devices to connect to it. Therefore the fioe formats it plays depends on your dnla player-ps3,360, pc, phone etc.
#24
I use it with 1080p hd files of around 15gb and its fine...all through ethernet though and played via my laptop.
#25
Anyone got a link to this HP Microserver that you can supposedly get for circa 180 after adding 2GB storage?

Edit: Found it: http://h41112.www4.hp.com/promo/proliantmicroserver/index.html?jumpid=ex_r135_uk/en/smb/tsg/go_proliantmicroserver

Edited By: joshm on Apr 18, 2011 18:13: .
#26
stiltsky
Looking to pull the trigger on this or the HP microserver as they're around the same price, i know i've got until the end of the month for the HP microserver price.

Can anyone sway me why one more than the other?


Depends what you want it for?
#27
If you want a plug and play solution, then this is your best bet.
If you're happy with tweaking config files and having some down time while you tinker with software, then the HP is a steal at that price. You will have to pay extra in electricity for the HP (c. £20 per year if it's up all the time) not to mention the OS if you're using a non-free solution.
#28
annodomini2
stiltsky
Looking to pull the trigger on this or the HP microserver as they're around the same price, i know i've got until the end of the month for the HP microserver price.

Can anyone sway me why one more than the other?




Depends what you want it for?


Want something that's cost effective to run where i can just power up my WDTV lives (1 downstairs 1 upstairs) and watch a film without having to moves film to usb drive manually all the time.

Are these NAS left on 24/7?

Can i put it in a cupboard room upstairs that joins on my bedroom? Or is that a fire hazard?
#29
Thats exactly what I use mine for and I have 4 WD Lives around the house on various TVs. Only use it with a wired connection though - use home plugs and is brilliant.

For whoever asked can you use these as a seperate USB drives- not sure why you want to do this as 2TB drives can be got for less than £70 anyway (and can be connected to this NAS to add extra capacity aswel)
#30
stevetynant
For whoever asked can you use these as a seperate USB drives- not sure why you want to do this


Wasn't me who asked but I would imagine this functionality could be very useful for bulk transfer, e.g. copying over all of your data when first setting up (unless you have gigabit ethernet, I suppose).
#31
stiltsky
annodomini2
stiltsky
Looking to pull the trigger on this or the HP microserver as they're around the same price, i know i've got until the end of the month for the HP microserver price.

Can anyone sway me why one more than the other?




Depends what you want it for?


Want something that's cost effective to run where i can just power up my WDTV lives (1 downstairs 1 upstairs) and watch a film without having to moves film to usb drive manually all the time.

Are these NAS left on 24/7?

Can i put it in a cupboard room upstairs that joins on my bedroom? Or is that a fire hazard?


Sounds like this would fit the bill.

They have power management stuff, you can set them to power down hdd's, turn on and off automatically etc

The Microserver will consume more power, but it's more of a PC, so you can load what OS you want (e.g. FreeNAS or Windows Server 2008 etc), add more services and generally do more as it's much more powerful.

It also needs to be installed, setup and configured, the linkstation will work pretty much out of the box on a home network.

The only thing I would suggest is, if you want to stream HD movies to both go with the microserver the Linkstation is limited to about 15-20MB/s due to the processor.

And make sure you have a gigabit switch
#32
Great stuff thanks for replies, think i'll hold out for the microserver at the end of the month.

Should i lay down some cat5e or cat6 cable, want to future proof the house as much as poss.

I have a very standard thomson wireless router/modem i take it this will need upgrading and also need to buy the switch you mention.
#33
has anybody got the Synology DS211j. Was gonna go with this buffalo but considering spending the extra on the synology.
#34
I have the 1tb version and it's a great device. If you open up the correct port on your firewall you can get to it from any browser. It has different levels of security for users and directories so pretty safe.

Oh and there's a great iPhone app you can use which if youbstore music on can be a nice added extra.

I'm really chuffed with the one I bought a few months ago, go for it!
#35
Thanks tzac for answering the questions.I've gone for it and ordered one of the beasts.
#36
eSimple
Does anybody care to mention about the DLNA part? How can I connect this to a TV and play the movies I download from bittorent? Is there certain file format it doesnt play etc?

I currently have Sony KDL40EX723

Many thanks from OP.


If you only have the Sony TV, I think you're going to struggle to be honest. I have a KDL32EX403, which I imagine is going to be a very similar spec to yours. It will not play much at all in the way of videos.

My current setup is the Sony, an existing Buffalo NAS (altho I got this one, I'm out of space), an XBox and wifi'd PCs all linked via a wifi router. The XBox or a PC is the way forward with regard to getting video played, via HDMI. Given the presence of the NAS on the network, storing all the video there and streaming from that is fine, but like I say, the Sony ain't gonna cut it for playing direct from the NAS, which is a great shame. Additionally, XBox won't play MKVs out of the box.
#37
Hi NikLP,

Thank you for clarifying!
#38
I'm a bit disillusioned here actually... the amazon reviews are pretty much 50/50 good and bad. That's not good, in my book - but people are still prepared to compare this model to others and recommend it? Uneasy about my purchase (which was admittedly much more rushed on my part than normal for tech goods) and don't know whether to just return it day one or not? :/
#39
your mileage may vary, but my only question, (once I'd got through learning how to get data onto it) was - why didn't I buy one of these a year ago?
#40
OOS

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