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New Buffalo LinkStation LS520DN NAS Targets Connected Home

Discussion in 'General NAS Discussion' started by Julio Urquidi, Feb 2, 2017.

  1. Julio Urquidi

    Julio Urquidi News Editor

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    The Buffalo LinkStation LS520DN line-up NAS products are DLNA-compatible products that not only work with computers and mobile devices, but also with smart televisions and stereo systems. The three models in the series are available in 2 TB, 4 TB and 8 TB capacities.

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    Linkstation LS520DN features include private cloud management via Buffalo’s WebAccess service, RAID 1 data protection, power control features to reduce power consumption, BitTorrent compatibility, NovaStor backup services for PCs, and integration with Time Machine for Apple products.

    Buffalo’s LinkStation LS520DN products are available now and come with a 3-year limited warranty. MSRP for the 2 TB LS520DN0202 is $279.99, the 4 TB LS520DN0402 is $349.99, and the 8 TB LS520DN0802 is $449.99.
     
  2. TheLostSwede

    TheLostSwede Regular Contributor

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    Realtek RTD1195 SoC which is a Cortex-A7. Nothing really exciting and not worth the asking price.

    Also, which feature precisely makes this stand out as a "connected home" NAS compared to all other options out there?
     
  3. Chairman007

    Chairman007 Occasional Visitor

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    Newbie when it comes to NAS. But wouldn't this be a good choice for storing iTunes media for streaming to an Apple TV? MacBook storage is small.
     
  4. sfx2000

    sfx2000 Part of the Furniture

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    Off topic - but Realtek has traditionally been a MIPS shop - so seeing a Realtek ARM design is interesting... esp. one that can run Android - so this is a bit out of left field...

    One looks at a reference board - Realtek's 902 is a good example - it's very similar to Allwinner's designs - the flash/RAM layout is dictated by the pinouts on the BGA package..

    (the SG24701 G is a gigabit magnetic transceiver)

    902_board_Large.jpg

    Allwinner (like Rockchip) have been in a bit of a bind, as they have the core logics, but they didn't have the network interfaces, esp. in the 802.11 space... they had ethernet sorted, but 802.11 is not so easy...

    Wonder if they've partnered up - which would be really interesting... (Allwinner/Realtek)

    (this is why MediaTek picked up Ralink, for what that is worth).
     
  5. Atul

    Atul New Around Here

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    If we look in the industry, Buffalo holds four decades of networking and computer peripheral experience, providing best-of-breed, high-performance solutions that have put the company at the forefront of infrastructure technology.
     
  6. sfx2000

    sfx2000 Part of the Furniture

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    Agree and concur!

    I've met with them several times over the years - their market presence here in the US was impacted by the WiFi patent lawsuit some time back, but they've persisted in remaining in the market.

    In Japan, Buffalo Tech (Melco) is very well regarded.
     
  7. JoBo

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    Five years ago I bought two Buffalo LS-VWL units without drives and put in two 1tb WD Red drives each.
    A year ago upgraded to three Buffalo LS-421 NAS units without drives and put in two 3 tb drives in each.
    I appreciate the cost point, reliability and the support, as little as I required, from them.

    JoBo
     

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