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Buffalo LinkStation Live 1TB MultiMedia Network Attached Storage with Built-In BitTorrent Client

by Buffalo

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  • Web Access - access your digital library from anywhere with PC, MAC or iPhone
  • Built-In Itunes and DLNA Media Server connects to DLNA compatible digital entertainment devices
  • One touch transfer of media files from digital camera/camcorder with Direct Copy feature
  • Built-In BitTorrent Client
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Product Information

Technical Details
BrandBuffalo
Item Weight1.1 Kg
Product Dimensions24 x 22 x 9 cm
Item model numberLS-CH1.0TL
Wattage17 watts
  
Additional Information
ASINB001FNYWFU
Best Sellers Rank 44,899 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight1.5 Kg
Date First Available30 Oct. 2008
  
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Product Description

Product Description

Dependable, silent, and easy to install. Seamlessly store and share your music, photos, and videos with LinkStation Live with Bittorrent. Easily stream your favorite music and videos directly from LinkStation Live to a PC, Mac, or DLNA media player. Password protect files for added security and use NovaBACKUP Professional to automatically backup precious data for ultimate protection. Share a printer with other users or add a DriveStation for increased capacity. Access and share your multimedia collections from anywhere at anytime using Web Access. The user-friendly LinkStation Live makes sharing simple.

Manufacturer's Description

Dependable, silent, and easy to install. Seamlessly store and share your music, photos, and videos with LinkStation Live with Bittorrent. Easily stream your favorite music and videos directly from LinkStation Live to a PC, Mac, or DLNA media player. Password protect files for added security and use NovaBACKUP Professional to automatically backup precious data for ultimate protection. Share a printer with other users or add a DriveStation for increased capacity. Access and share your multimedia collections from anywhere at anytime using Web Access. The user-friendly LinkStation Live makes sharing simple.

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Customer Reviews

3.4 out of 5 stars

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147 of 150 people found the following review helpful By Andy L on 5 Oct. 2009
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I brought this product purely for data backup as I have a number of PC's with different user accounts, and a Mac, and I wanted all data on them backed up centrally.

Summary: Overall it's a very good product. I have a number of minor (ish) gripes which if you are looking to do what I wanted to do, you will find annoying.

So, plus points:
It's nice and quiet
Basic operations simple to set up
It has lots of nice features such as web access and FTP
It works out of the box with no fuss. I did update the firmware as soon as I got it though just to ensure I had the latest
The in-built print server (works great with a Canon i865)
The concept behind Memeo's backup software (which comes with it) is really neat. See below though

So what I don't like:
The web admin is rather clunky. It does the job, but isn't pretty and is painfully slow to navigate around it
The only browsers supported today are IE and Firefox. I learnt the hard way using Google Chrome that some vital options simply don't work under Chrome. For example you cannot change read only access to read write/access with it
The idea of being able to access files via a browser appealed. The web access is really really basic and not nice to use. Again, it works, but lacks any kind of polish. Really silly things like no Logout button on the web access once you are authenticated. If you the close the browser down, and then re-start another it simply logs you back in with no authentication. Not good if you want to use on a public browser.
I have not been able to change the admin port of the buffalo off port 80. That means to access your data via the web you need to add a port number (e.g.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By P. A. Ricot on 11 Jun. 2011
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Oh dear oh dear oh dear!
When I read the other reviews on this product. I think I tuned out the "warnings" and just concentrated on what I wanted to hear. Bad idea. This drive could be so good, but in the end, its just a very poor work-in-progress.

Just to set the scene - I have about 35 years in the IT business either as user or support. I am also a programmer and have built several of my own desktop PCs myself. So not a casual user who "doesn't get it".

I wanted to use this drive as what its designed as - a share-able file repository both in the house and from remote locations. The good news is that after roughly an afternoon's hard graft, I managed to get most of the meat n veg functionality working. I have not attempted FTP, using it as a print server, or streaming bit torrent data.

So - the stuff you need to know about this drive:

1. Its very very very noisy. OMG - what's going on? if you have ever heard hot water going through pipes from an immersion heater, this is the noise. It is located on a wooden window sill and without being rested on a paperback or something similarly "dampening" the deep reverberations would be unbearable. No seriously. What were the designers thinking of?

2. This drive is NOT a normal external hard drive. Beware! You will NOT see it in "my computer". It has its own NAS Navigator software which a) does not boot on startup as the preference says and secondly, even if you set the drive to be "auto shut off" it takes ages to react (both on and off).

3. This means that you cannot (at least I cannot see how) use it as a backup device with say Norton Ghost because you would not be able to navigate to it using windows explorer.

4. The drive is slow.
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107 of 112 people found the following review helpful By Greg on 14 Jan. 2009
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What I use it for

As well as storing data files (word documents, visual studio projects, etc) I wanted a NAS with good media serving features. I have an Xbox 360, a Playstation 3 and a Roku Soundbridge that I wanted to be able to stream music, videos and photos to.

My music is an iTunes library of Apple Lossless files (around 30mb a track). I have currently loaded about a third of my CDs into the library which is now approx. 4,000 tracks/102GB. This NAS serves this library flawlessly - I've never had it skip or respond in a slow manor. You can get a momentary pause while loading the track listing for the first time (I tend to find all 4000 tracks take around 3/4 seconds).

I have around 60,000 photos which stream to my Playstation 3 no problem. Many of the photos were taken on my Digital SLR (high quality JPEGs - often around 8/9mb a file). There is a delay (few seconds) when loading these files, but my PS3 is currently operating over wireless, so this is likely to be a big contributor - the JPEGs load quickly on my wired desktop (100Mbit) from the file share.

Videos I don't have many of. The aim is to put a lot of the kids films/tv programmes on here so they don't ruin the original discs! I have yet to do this, but I have put a few test videos in the form of divX files and a couple of high definition camcorder clips. These worked fine on the PS3.

Speed

Being a software developer and IT/gadget geek my family have 3 desktops, a laptop, a Soundbridge, a 360, a PS3 and an iPhone all using this NAS. It seems to manage without problem with the very basic tests I've performed (making all devices stream music, browse shares, etc, at the same time).
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