Buffalo LinkStation Live 500GB (NAS with UPnP/DLNA/Built-In BitTorrent Client) £114.76 @ Amazon - HotUKDeals
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I am looking for a NAS myself and this is the cheapest price I could get anywhere for a reliable brand*

Features:
With Web Access you can store, share and access files from any web browser
Use Web Access for iPhone to access the digital library on your LinkStation
Built-In Media Server connects to DLNA compatible digital entertainment devices
One touch transfer of media files from digital camera/camcorder with Direct Copy feature
Seamlessly integrates with iTunes® 7 and allows you to access your music files on the LinkStation from your iTunes software
Supports Apple Time Machine
Built-In BitTorrent Client
Eco Friendly Power Saving Mode (PC Interlocking Power System/Schedule Power Management System)
Built-in print server to print documents from anywhere on your network (*1)
Easy setup does not require drivers
Supports UPS connectivity via USB port
Expand storage by adding a USB 2.0 hard drive
Includes Memeo AutoBackup Software for Windows or Macintosh
10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet with JumboFrame support
Access your data from any Windows or Macintosh computers

* Yes, I know about IcyBox too, but I couldn't find any benchmark information for them
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banned#1
Voted cold and for what reason?

If you think you have got a better bargain, why not mention it?
Will save me too!

Also, see the NAS Performance Charts @ SmallBuilder
#2
Cold from me. I had 4 - each one died eventually over months and/or days and lost my data. Nightmare so switched to a Lacie. Would never buy Buffalo again. Support was appaling too.
#3
I've no idea why this is cold, seems exceptionally cheap for a NAS to me, heat and rep given.
#4
Toxic Lemon
Cold from me. I had 4 - each one died eventually over months and/or days and lost my data. Nightmare so switched to a Lacie. Would never buy Buffalo again. Support was appaling too.


Firstly these havnt been out months

and if you mean the older linkstation live/pro's i have 3 that run 24/7
and have done since 2006 and havnt had 1 problem with them

if you managed to break 4 of them you must be quite unique:roll:

http://www.shonk.org/Nas.jpg
#5
Shonk
Firstly these havnt been out months

and if you mean the older linkstation live/pro's i have 3 that run 24/7
and have done since 2006 and havnt had 1 problem with them

if you managed to break 4 of them you must be quite unique:roll:

http://www.shonk.org/Nas.jpg


what do u do with so much storage :shock::thinking:
#6
Hi!
Aria have possibly an older version of this for £64 on their super specials. (http://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/Other+products/500GB+Buffalo+Link+Station+Network+Attached+Storage+%28+NAS+%29?productId=33803) If it can be upgraded to support DNLA then I'd be interested.
Regards
Kevin
#7
Store tv series and movies for streaming to the ps3/360
#8
StockportGerbil
Hi!
Aria have possibly an older version of this for £64 on their super specials. (http://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/Other+products/500GB+Buffalo+Link+Station+Network+Attached+Storage+%28+NAS+%29?productId=33803) If it can be upgraded to support DNLA then I'd be interested.
Regards
Kevin



the linkstation ez is very basic i think 16meg ram
so is very limited what you can do with it

The Linkstation Live/Linkstation Pro/Linkstation Live With Bittorrent
all have 128meg
#9
The RRP appears to be £119 on Amazon, so it may be cheap but it ain't hot.
banned#10
Switched to Lacie? Which one, cause the ones in the same segment as the Buffalo suck, big time :-) The fact that Lacie uses a proprietary file system in their lower end NAS was enough to deter me!
#11
I'm like Shonk, all my external hard drives are Buffalo and have had no problems although I don't use the software that came with the hd, demo version can be a nightmare to take off pc.

I do have a LaCie external hard drive which I won in a competiton years ago but I don't use it has the data transfer was so slow and it became very hot quickly.

Depending on my cash status when I check the bank on monday might consider buying this or the 1tb verison @ £157ish. Don't really urgently need it at the moment so might wait and see if the price goes down in the next month.

One thing I should say about Buffalo hard drive is that it can be a pot luck on what the actual make of the hard drive is, Mine have been Western Digital and Samsung, I have heard in the past other have been Hitachi (sorry not sure on spelling) or lesser known brands. It seems whatever Buffalo can get their hands on at the time in bulk.

I do agree that Buffalo are slightly a letdown on there customer support/ software updates. I'm on win xp so have never had problems but I remember others have trouble with vista and Buffalo products, maybe this has changed.

Also this is the first time I've actually seen one openly admit that it has a bittorrent client (anyone know which one?) although Itunes is slightly putting me off - not a big fan
#12
freezspirit


Also this is the first time I've actually seen one openly admit that it has a bittorrent client (anyone know which one?) although Itunes is slightly putting me off - not a big fan


the media server allows you to stream any digital content you can aslo sync w WMP
#13
Shonk
the linkstation ez is very basic i think 16meg ram
so is very limited what you can do with it


So you don't think you could get the cheapie aria one to act as a print server??

I'm after something to share / backup files (mainly photo's) & act as a print server. Definitely don't need media streaming (nothing to stream to).
#14
Interested in another NAS storage drive ,as since changing to Vista my Freecom NAS drive seems not work correctly:S I'm now looking for a NAS drive that doesn't need software installed on each PC on the network..is there such a thing? And will the buffalo do this? thanks for your help
#15
I bought this just over two weeks ago and I'm fairly happy, I haven't really tested the media sharing (ps3 etcetera) though. I can confirm that this NAS has Twonky installed by default and that breaking into the Linux environment is very easy.

I would have to say though that my favourite feature by far is the power saving aspect, it's basically WOL - you install the client on one or more computers and whilst they're part of your network (wired or wireless) the NAS will remain operational. If you shutdown said computer(s) the NAS will also enter a "standby" state, the hard drive is powered off and the fan / leds are also off - it's basically sitting there waiting to be told to power up again.

If it's not instructed to power off it will do so automatically after 5 minutes (if no computers are present), this feature can be disabled by simply moving the switch at the back which has 3 positions (off, on, power saving).
#16
Got previous version with print server for £78 at Staples a couple of weeks before Christmas, so cold from me.
#17
I bought one of these for work a while back, and though it seems ok, I'm having major issues with it.
Every time I try to access it over our lan at work, it crashes my mac - it's a g5 quad.
This happens without fail. given the fact I'm a grpahic designer and need to share files with the rest of the team, this is REALLY problematic, and I don't know how to fix it.

Anyone got any ideas?
#18
Back on stock now at £99.99 ;-)

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