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Buffalo 500GB LinkStation Live™

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500GB LinkStation Live™
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Multifunctional data storage servers that allow you to store huge amounts of data. Connect your storage server directly to your own PC or share it with your local area network, so anybody in your home/office can use it. You can even connect it to the internet and share your data securely with friends or colleagues at a remote office via a VPN connection or if you would wish to do so you could even share your data with the whole world via ftp (provided your server supports this).
NAS & storage servers
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Included since: 21 Feb 2007
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Info modified on: 30 Mar 2017 10:04:10
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Warranty: 2 year
Long product name Buffalo 500GB LinkStation Live™ :
The short editorial description of Buffalo 500GB LinkStation Live™

500GB LinkStation Live™

Buffalo 500GB LinkStation Live™:
The official marketing text of Buffalo 500GB LinkStation Live™ as supplied by the manufacturer
The easy to use LinkStation Live™ Multimedia Storage Server is perfect whenever you need dependable network data storage. All computers on your network can share files on this versatile, flexible, and simple NAS. In addition to its storage capabilities, it can stream multimedia to a PC, a Mac, a Buffalo LinkTheater™, and other DLNA CERTIFIED™ media players. The LinkStation Live seamlessly integrates with iTunes® 7 and allows you to access your music files on the LinkStation from your iTunes software. Best suited for homes or small businesses who need a central location for files that all devices on the network can share.

DLNA CERTIFIED™, the TeraStation Live powered by Mediabolic is compatible with DLNA CERTIFIED devices, including Buffalo's LinkTheater ™ family of Network Media Player for direct streaming of multimedia files to your TV.
Short summary description Buffalo 500GB LinkStation Live™:
This short summary of the Buffalo 500GB LinkStation Live™ data-sheet is auto-generated and uses the product title and the first six key specs.
Buffalo 500GB LinkStation Live™, 500 GB, Serial ATA, 500 GB, 7200 RPM, IEEE802.3ab / IEEE802.3 / IEEE802.3u Standard (1000 BASE-T / 100 BASE-TX / 10 BASE-T), SMB, FTP, DLNA
Long summary description Buffalo 500GB LinkStation Live™ :

Buffalo 500GB LinkStation Live™. Total installed storage capacity: 500 GB, Storage drive interface: Serial ATA, Storage drive capacity: 500 GB. Compliance industry standards: IEEE802.3ab / IEEE802.3 / IEEE802.3u Standard (1000 BASE-T / 100 BASE-TX / 10 BASE-T), Supported network protocols: SMB, FTP, DLNA, Data link protocols: TCP/IP. Management protocols: HTTP. Power consumption (typical): 21 W. Weight: 1.84 kg

This is an auto-generated long summary of Buffalo 500GB LinkStation Live™ based on the first three specs of the first five spec groups.
Total installed storage capacity *
500 GB
Number of storage drives installed *
Amount of storage drives built into the device.
Storage drive interface *
Where the storage device links with other parts of the product, or an external device.
Serial ATA
Storage drive capacity *
The amount of data that can be stored on the storage drive.
500 GB
Hard drive speed
The rotational speed of a hard disk expressed in rotations per minute. The faster the better.
7200 RPM
Compliance industry standards
List of characteristics that describe methods of compliance to industry-defined standards for the product
IEEE802.3ab / IEEE802.3 / IEEE802.3u Standard (1000 BASE-T / 100 BASE-TX / 10 BASE-T)
Supported network protocols
Network protocols tested as compatible with this product e.g. FTP,HTML, POP.
Data link protocols
Data transfer rate (max)
The maximum speed with which data can be transmitted from one device to another.
1000 Mbit/s
Ports & interfaces
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports *
Number of Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports (connecting interfaces) in the device. Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports allow a computer to connect to the ethernet.
Ports & interfaces
USB 2.0 ports quantity *
Number of USB 2.0 ports (connecting interfaces) in the device. USB 2.0 was released in April 2000 (now called "Hi-Speed"), adding higher maximum signaling rate of 480 Mbit/s (effective throughput up to 35 MB/s or 280 Mbit/s), USB 2.0 ports are usually black.
Management protocols
Power consumption (typical)
Amount of power consumed by this model, often expressed in watts (W). Typical values that manufacturers give are power consumption when off, standby/suspended mode, typical use, maximum usage.
21 W
Weight & dimensions
Weight of the product without packaging (net weight). If possible, the net weight is given including standard accessories and supplies. Please note that sometimes the manufacturer leaves out the weight of accessories and/or supplies.
1.84 kg
Operational conditions
Operating temperature (T-T)
The minimum and maximum temperatures at which the product can be safely operated.
5 - 35 °C
Other features
Dimensions (WxDxH)
Dimensions of the product (Width x Depth x Height).
61 x 188 x 176 mm
Power requirements
AC100-230V 50/60 Hz
Compatible operating systems
List of desktop operating systems tested as compatible with this product.
WindowsVista, WindowsXP, Windows2000, WindowsMe, WindowsNT 4.0, Windows98SE
Networking features
10 / 100 / 1000 Mbps
Source Testseek summary Average rating
Testseek has collected 21 expert reviews for Buffalo 500GB LinkStation Live™ and the average expert rating is 75 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.
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The LinkStation Live delivers everything you could want in a NAS drive for the home, with single drive units available in a wide range of capacities from 250GB to 1TB. Combining stylish design with reassuringly rugged build quality, the smooth and quie...
Good Great value, Impressive feature set, Solid build, Quiet, Fast...
Buffalos NAS disks come in capacities up to 1TB (one terabyte), but we looked at the relatively small 250GB version. It isnt the most user-friendly of devices. The basic configuration software is menu-based and quite unfriendly, with a router-like w...
Elsewhere weve looked at the Buffalo LinkTheater, a network media player that sits between your TV or hi-fi and your PC network, relaying digital media between the two. But you dont have to connect the LinkTheater to a PC - you can keep your digita...
Bottom line The LinkStation Live is a good match for the Buffalo LinkTheater, and is worth buying even if its multimedia capabilities arent required. Roger Gann Lowest online price: £N/A...
Windows 98SE and later (including Vista), Mac OS 10.3 and laterFor an introduction to NAS, see here. Buffalo produces a range of computer products including network storage devices and external hard drives. The LinkStation Live is a NAS device aimed sq...
Good Add more drives via USB, WebAccess, network USB printers...
Bad Browser management slow, no RAI...
Bottom line The Buffalo LinkStation Live is a very cost-effective way to add extra storage to your network. It not only offers storage but also backup, media serving, the ability to increase its storage capacity, and to network a USB printer. Post-review problems...
Peruse the LinkStation Live's modest specs and there's little to excite at first glance. It boasts a single 500GB, 7,200rpm drive with 16MB cache, and just one Gigabit Ethernet socket and a single USB port at the rear. Unlike the LaCie, the LinkStation...
Bottom line Good value, but not the quickest performer on test...
The LinkStation Live has some unique network storage features, but not all of them actually work. Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices are a convenient way of sharing lots of files between several computers on your network, but they can often be mu...
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