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Buffalo LinkStation Live 500GB

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LinkStation Live 500GB
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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).
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Included since: 19 Feb 2007
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Info modified on: 30 Mar 2017 09:53:12
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Long product name Buffalo LinkStation Live 500GB :
The short editorial description of Buffalo LinkStation Live 500GB

LinkStation Live 500GB

Buffalo LinkStation Live 500GB:
The official marketing text of Buffalo LinkStation Live 500GB 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.
Short summary description Buffalo LinkStation Live 500GB:
This short summary of the Buffalo LinkStation Live 500GB data-sheet is auto-generated and uses the product title and the first six key specs.
Buffalo LinkStation Live 500GB, 500 GB, Serial ATA, 500 GB, 7200 RPM, IEEE802.3ab / IEEE802.3 / IEEE802.3u, SMB, FTP, DLNA
Long summary description Buffalo LinkStation Live 500GB :

Buffalo LinkStation Live 500GB. 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, Supported network protocols: SMB, FTP, DLNA, Data link protocols: TCP/IP. Management protocols: HTTP. Power consumption (typical): 21 W. Weight: 4.06 lbs (1.84 kg)

This is an auto-generated long summary of Buffalo LinkStation Live 500GB based on the first three specs of the first five spec groups.
Total installed storage capacity *
500 GB
Number of storage drives installed *
Storage drive interface *
Serial ATA
Storage drive capacity *
500 GB
Hard drive speed
7200 RPM
Compliance industry standards
IEEE802.3ab / IEEE802.3 / IEEE802.3u
Supported network protocols
Data link protocols
Data transfer rate (max)
1000 Mbit/s
Ports & interfaces
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports *
USB 2.0 ports quantity *
USB 2.0 ports have a data transmission speed of 480 Mbps, and are backwards compatible with USB 1.1 ports. You can connect all kinds of peripheral devices to them.
Management protocols
Power consumption (typical)
21 W
Weight & dimensions
4.06 lbs (1.84 kg)
Operational conditions
Operating temperature (T-T)
5 - 35 °C
Other features
Dimensions (WxDxH)
2.4 x 7.4 x 6.93" (61 x 188 x 176 mm)
Power requirements
AC100-230V 50/60 Hz
Compatible operating systems
Windows Vista/ XP/ 2000/ Me/ NT 4.0/ 98SE
Source Testseek summary Average rating
Testseek has collected 21 expert reviews for Buffalo LinkStation Live 500GB 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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Network storage once used only in enterprise setups, has now found increased acceptance with enthusiast level desktop users and in households with more than one PC. This is because with the ever-growing popularity of digital media and larger storage de...
Buffalo Technology is well-known for its networking products, and now the company has attached all its networking prowess to a 250GB hard drive for a little bit of NAS (Network Attached Storage) action. Though the LinkStation Live’s most basic featu...
Good Drive shows up automatically Integrates with iTunes Lots of features...
Bad Software is buggy and confusing Poor documentation Ships with old backup software Long hold time with tech support Expensive...
Bottom line The LinkStation Live is a mediocre product, which actually worked quite well once we had surmounted all the hurdles thrown in place during installation. It showed up on our network, and all files were instantly backed up, which was super. But we had so...
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