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Buffalo Linkstation Quad 4TB Network Attached Storage With Built In Bit Torrent Client £381.30 + £5.50 postage @ expansys/amazon
Buffalo Linkstation Quad 4TB Network Attached Storage With Built In Bit Torrent Client £381.30 + £5.50 postage @ expansys/amazon

Buffalo Linkstation Quad 4TB Network Attached Storage With Built In Bit Torrent Client £381.30 + £5.50 postage @ expansys/amazon

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Product Features
Product Description: Buffalo LinkStation Quad NAS server
Device Type: NAS server
Host Connectivity: Gigabit Ethernet
Total Storage Capacity: 4 TB
Installed Devices / Modules Qty: 4 (installed) / 4 (max)
Dimensions (WxDxH): 15 cm x 22.9 cm x 15 cm
Weight: 5.7 kg
Storage Controller: RAID - Serial ATA-150 - RAID 0, 1, 5, 10, JBOD
Hard Drive: 4 x 1 TB removable 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

12 Comments

Original Poster

hummm - might not be so good just noticed it's

£381.30 + £5.88 shipping
In stock. Sold by eXpansys UK Ltd


and not from amazon directly

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TRUST ME....

After buying 5 (YES 5) different NAS storange devices take my advise and buy the QNAP TS210 and then 2 x samsung 2tb HD's.... The drives are £90 each and the NAS £160... Total £340...

The Qnap is the best BY FAR and has twonky media server built in for media streaming...

I tried
Buffalo
LG
Netgear
D-Link
Synergie

and only the Qnap did everything I asked of it and well... Even has torrent client that when your on your PC you can monitor and add torrents like utorrent (unlike the others that are all browser based....)

TRUST ME.. you won't regret it

Original Poster

Hi,

I have one of these 4tbWDsharespace

and was looking for a way to back it up when I came across this, I think I'm gonna get 2 of these or something similar Verbatim 47514 2TB USB 2.0 3.5" Hard Disk Drive

the sharespace is all media storage for the media center and I wasn't going to bother with backups when I got it - it's RAID5 anyway and if the controller goes or something horrendous I just thought I could download\convert it all again but now that I have so much I'm thinking getting it all again would be a nightmare!

So I'm thinking of buying 2x2TB drives and remove the RAID from the sharespace giving me a full 4TB's backed up instead of the 2.8tb's I get with RAID 5 - would the access times be quicker if I remove RAID too?

dunno - not really decided what to do yet.....

mrpremium

TRUST ME....After buying 5 (YES 5) different NAS storange devices take my … TRUST ME....After buying 5 (YES 5) different NAS storange devices take my advise and buy the QNAP TS210 and then 2 x samsung 2tb HD's.... The drives are £90 each and the NAS £160... Total £340...The Qnap is the best BY FAR and has twonky media server built in for media streaming...I triedBuffaloLGNetgearD-LinkSynergie and only the Qnap did everything I asked of it and well... Even has torrent client that when your on your PC you can monitor and add torrents like utorrent (unlike the others that are all browser based....)TRUST ME.. you won't regret it



Did you set it up using iSCSI ?

mrpremium

TRUST ME....After buying 5 (YES 5) different NAS storange devices take my … TRUST ME....After buying 5 (YES 5) different NAS storange devices take my advise and buy the QNAP TS210 and then 2 x samsung 2tb HD's.... The drives are £90 each and the NAS £160... Total £340...The Qnap is the best BY FAR and has twonky media server built in for media streaming...I triedBuffaloLGNetgearD-LinkSynergie and only the Qnap did everything I asked of it and well... Even has torrent client that when your on your PC you can monitor and add torrents like utorrent (unlike the others that are all browser based....)TRUST ME.. you won't regret it



Or the Synology 210j which is pretty much the same. I have the TS210 and the 210j and both match for performance / apps without using the web. The Surveillance Station on the Synology is good with an IP camera so you don't need a PC running all the time, plus Squeezebox server etc. (and on the TS210 !)

But back to the original post, this is an outdated piece of kit and you'll regret it in the long run . . .

Banned

jpearn

Or the Synology 210j which is pretty much the same. I have the TS210 and … Or the Synology 210j which is pretty much the same. I have the TS210 and the 210j and both match for performance / apps without using the web. The Surveillance Station on the Synology is good with an IP camera so you don't need a PC running all the time, plus Squeezebox server etc. (and on the TS210 !)But back to the original post, this is an outdated piece of kit and you'll regret it in the long run . . .



I kept getting media streams dropping out using the Synology (DLNA/UPNP). Also though the menu system was a tad outdated. I also found with the synology that I had to go through several folders before getting to my media when streaming, the QNAP / TWONKY allows you to set the start point (the synology does also but doesn't work).... The QNAP wins in my book...

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djfluff

Did you set it up using iSCSI ?



Never played with iSCSi i'm afraid, just set up FTP, Twonky media upnp, Bittorrent client and as network back up.... It's got over 2000 movies on there which stream fast and to every room in the house... Nice

I liked the idea of having an iSCSI NAS. You can have the NAS appear to be just a drive on your PC's, and set that to be the location for all your doccuments. That way, you would never have to back them up, as they would allready be on your NAS. (which would be a fault tolerant mirror, I hope !)

Would a Dell Mini 9 netboook with FreeNas outperform these?

dave111

Would a Dell Mini 9 netboook with FreeNas outperform these?



I think that probably only has 10/100 ethernet which would be the limiting factor. It has more CPU and RAM, but the network will be the limit. That and the limited disc handling. However a netbook or cheap laptop with one or more USB drives can be an useful media server. The battery effectively gives you UPS. Not enough CPU grunt to transcode video, but neither have any of the NAS boxes.

mrpremium

Perhaps try the DSM 3.0 beta, synology have completely hanged the UI on … Perhaps try the DSM 3.0 beta, synology have completely hanged the UI on it.I kept getting media streams dropping out using the Synology (DLNA/UPNP). Also though the menu system was a tad outdated. I also found with the synology that I had to go through several folders before getting to my media when streaming, the QNAP / TWONKY allows you to set the start point (the synology does also but doesn't work).... The QNAP wins in my book...

I have DSM 3.0 beta on my DS210j and DS207, much improved !! Made the DS207 a bit more snappier than before
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