Network storage seems to be growing more and more popular these days, as
broadband becomes more widely available and people are continually on
the move. Local storage is very limited by proximity, whereas NAS
can be accessed from anywhere in the world where an Internet connection
is available. Buffalo
understands the market dynamics, and they're
introducing a new line of consumer NAS units in the V-Series.
These new devices are being added to the LinkStation lineup; the new
high performance V-Series line now consists of the LinkStation Pro,
LinkStation Pro Duo and LinkStation Pro Quad. Each member of the new
LinkStation V-Series family utilizes a 1.6 GHz
processor, giving users unbeatable performance with network transfer
speeds up to 76 MB/s, over twice the speed of competing network hard
drives and significantly faster than USB 2.0 storage solutions. The dual
drive LinkStation Pro Duo and the four drive LinkStation Pro Quad
feature RAID redundancy for data protection and user removable quick
swap hard drives for simple drive servicing without the need for tools.
In addition, the LinkStation V-Series family can perform scheduled
backups to an external USB hard drive or any other Buffalo NAS device,
providing an exact copy of your data for an extra level of data
protection or disaster recovery preparation.
The company also offers an iPod/iPhone app to access files on the go,
and since it's DLNA certified, it will stream to Sony's PS3 or
Microsoft's Xbox 360.
Pricing and Availability
The Buffalo LinkStation V-Series family is backed by a limited one-year warranty that includes toll-free 24/7 technical support.
* The LinkStation Pro is available immediately at estimated street prices of $189.99 for the 1 TB (LS-V1.0TL) and $259.99 for the 2 TB (LS-V2.0TL).
* The LinkStation Pro Duo is available in late October at estimated street prices of $259.99 for the 2 TB (LS-WV2.0TL/R1) and $449.99 for the 4 TB (LS-WV4.0TL/R1).
* The LinkStation Pro Quad will be available in November at estimated street prices of $269.99 for the 2 TB (LS-QV2.0TL/R5), $579.99 for the 4 TB (LS-QV4.0TL/R5), $899.99 for the 6 TB (LS-QV6.0TL/R5) $1039.99 for the 8 TB and (LS-QV8.0TL/R5).