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1TB NAS Drive - £152.66 @ lambda-tek
1TB NAS Drive - £152.66 @ lambda-tek

1TB NAS Drive - £152.66 @ lambda-tek

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Buffalo LinkStation Live LS-CHL 1TB Shared Network Storage SATA 7200rpm Ethernet/USB 2.0 with Media Server and BitTorrent

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Good price. Cold voting from people who don't understand it isn't just a 1Tb HDD.

Yep they'll vote a bottle of ketchup hot if its 2p cheaper than the other supermarkets but when a proper deal comes on, they ain't got a clue..

Shows who 95% of this sites surfers are don't it..:roll:

Well said Uridium. Very good price for a good bit of hardware, i'm very tempted.

im tempted too, just don't have the funds!

Uridium;5213413

Good price. Cold voting from people who don't understand it isn't just a … Good price. Cold voting from people who don't understand it isn't just a 1Tb HDD.



Really
A much better product, £15 cheaper and Quidco too

misco.co.uk/app…208

How do i know it's better? I have one
plus
smallnetbuilder.com/com…90/

emad;5214791

ReallyA much better product, £15 cheaper and Quidco … ReallyA much better product, £15 cheaper and Quidco toohttp://www.misco.co.uk/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=353968&CatId=1208How do i know it's better? I have oneplushttp://www.smallnetbuilder.com/component/option,com_nas/Itemid,190/



Sorry to leak on your bonfire but the deal here is far better than the WD you linked. These boxes are basically small computers that can run debian linux with a bit of tweaking (as can be seen here buffalo.nas-central.org).

Granted if you just want a NAS then yours might be the better deal, but if you want a versatile box with room to add more features in the future should you think of them, then the buffalo is the one to get.

Hi All

Has anyone ordered from these people before, as this is a new name to me ? Also the image on their site is a different machine to the Buffalo device indicated in the OP's post - is this the same machine ?

Also, just a quick question. Can this stream your iTunes library to a PS3 and if so can you select playlists to play and / or shuffle ? I ask as I have used TVersity to stream my iTunes library from my PC to the PS3 - but I can only play songs within a selected album / artist - i.e. one album at a time. I was trying to stream a playlist I created for a party / BBQ - which I could have just left on shuffle for a good few hours...

z0mbi3;5216578

Sorry to leak on your bonfire but the deal here is far better than the WD … Sorry to leak on your bonfire but the deal here is far better than the WD you linked. These boxes are basically small computers that can run debian linux with a bit of tweaking (as can be seen here http://buffalo.nas-central.org).Granted if you just want a NAS then yours might be the better deal, but if you want a versatile box with room to add more features in the future should you think of them, then the buffalo is the one to get.




Irrelevant

1-Most people interested in a NAS in this price range would be interested in performance, which the WD is better.
2-Any NAS with the appropriate knowledge & help could be tweaked.

So the WD will do every thing the Buffalo does, but will do it faster and for less money.

i'd be more tempted to use a standard external 1TB HDD and plug it into a linksys nslu2.

Alltogether it would cost around £120 but gives you greater flexibility, additional features and you can add numerous harddrives to the network from the same point.

emad;5217489

Irrelevant1-Most people interested in a NAS in this price range would be … Irrelevant1-Most people interested in a NAS in this price range would be interested in performance, which the WD is better.2-Any NAS with the appropriate knowledge & help could be tweaked.So the WD will do every thing the Buffalo does, but will do it faster and for less money.



It's hardly irrelevant, this NAS has more features out of the box than WD for a start. So the performance might be not as good, but then you could argue that the WD is a worse off option because of the features.

That said I see there's a community for the WD, with the ability to add extra applications so fair enough. I just certainly wouldn't vote this cold because it's not as cheap as a different product.

z0mbi3;5224838

It's hardly irrelevant, this NAS has more features out of the box than WD … It's hardly irrelevant, this NAS has more features out of the box than WD for a start.



Care to venture some of these more features :roll:

Actually it could well be the other way round I am afraid, since the WD comes with more features, it is surely much faster, and in this case even cheaper.

Don't get me wrong, I appreciate the OP taking the time to post, but just wanted people here to realize there is now a better, faster and cheaper alternative

emad;5226136

Care to venture some of these more features :roll:Actually it could well … Care to venture some of these more features :roll:Actually it could well be the other way round I am afraid, since the WD comes with more features, it is surely much faster, and in this case even cheaper. Don't get me wrong, I appreciate the OP taking the time to post, but just wanted people here to realize there is now a better, faster and cheaper alternative



Livestation:

* 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

I don't know the My Book in and out but I don't think any of them come with an onboard bittorrent client out of the box. I think the same is true of the print server or the UPS connectivity?

Is there anything you can think of that the My Book does out of the box that the livestation doesn't? Not looking for an argument, I'm just curious now.

z0mbi3;5228408

Livestation: * With Web Access you can store, share and access files … Livestation: * 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 I don't know the My Book in and out but I don't think any of them come with an onboard bittorrent client out of the box. I think the same is true of the print server or the UPS connectivity?Is there anything you can think of that the My Book does out of the box that the livestation doesn't? Not looking for an argument, I'm just curious now.



Every thing you've mentioned above could be done by the WD but again it will be done faster and for less money. And this is why this deal is getting colder and colder.

I believe there is no argument. People who have taken the time to research the WD mybook world after my initial post started to realize that the WD trump the buffalo in every respect.

If buyers insist on Buffalo then they should opt for the Linkstation Pro and not the Linkstation live, it will be faster and better than the WD, but will cost alot more. As for the WD mybook world Vs the Linkstation Live - i think there is no contest.

extensive reviews, charts and comparisons are here for all to check - Including features comparisons
smallnetbuilder.com/com…190

emad;5230460

Every thing you've mentioned above could be done by the WD but again it … Every thing you've mentioned above could be done by the WD but again it will be done faster and for less money. And this is why this deal is getting colder and colder.



Let me get this straight, when I say the Livestation can do more than the WD in terms of hacks you turn around and say it's irrelevant, yet when I list some features the WD doesn't have you turn around and say it "could" be done?

If you're going to argue in favour of your product choice at least try and be consistent.

People who have taken the time to research the WD mybook world after my … People who have taken the time to research the WD mybook world after my initial post started to realize that the WD trump the buffalo in every respect.



That's a pretty big assumption, one that I can't see if backed up by anything in this thread.

z0mbi3;5231973

yet when I list some features the WD doesn't have you turn around and … yet when I list some features the WD doesn't have you turn around and say it "could" be done?



You did not list anything the WD doesn't have except bitorrent

This is hilarious really. All i am saying is that this deal is cold because there is another product that is faster/cheaper/has the same set of features; it is that simple. Yet you keep on beating round the bushes :-D

emad;5232902

You did not list anything the WD doesn't have except bitorrent :pThis is … You did not list anything the WD doesn't have except bitorrent :pThis is hilarious really. All i am saying is that this deal is cold because there is another product that is faster/cheaper/has the same set of features; it is that simple. Yet you keep on beating round the bushes :-D



This is getting a bit pointless now, but I disagree. This deal is cold because people treat this as an expensive external HDD rather than being clued up on it being a NAS. I doubt it's got anything to do with there being an alternative NAS for cheaper.

It doesn't matter though, I just consider the linkstation the better of the two. Eitherway it doesn't matter.

z0mbi3;5233180

This is getting a bit pointless now.



:thumbsup:

...and after all this bickering - no-one has responded to my on topic question...

The picture on the website and he picture listed are both differant.. Which version will I recieve? I know about the my book but im not a linux savy user.
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