Buffalo LinkStation Pro LS-VL Network Attached Storage Review
Buffalo LinkStation Pro LS-VL Review
With the growing trend towards home networks and the ever expanding multimedia market the LinkStation Pro is a Network Attached Storage (NAS) box that is designed for the home user market. It offers instant storage expansion and file access on a home network and over the Internet. This compact bit of kit is available with 1.0TB, 2.0TB or 3.0TB built-in 3.5in hard drives and features a 1.6GHz processor that promises transfer speeds of up to 76MB/s.
Taking a quick look at the product page we can see that it is Windows and Mac OSX compatible and enables us to simply plug it into a wireless router for instant access from any networked device in the home. The DLNA and UPnP AV compatibility also means that the LinkStation Pro will be able work any other networked device, irrespective of the manufacturer and the web-based BitTorrent client allows us to download files while our PC sleeps… mixed with web access this could be a great all in one unit for consumers, so let’s take a closer look.
Packaging and Bundle
The Buffalo LinkStation Pro LS-VL is packaged in a scarlet box which has a clear image of the product on the front as well as listing a number of key features and specification all over the packaging.
Bundled with the Buffalo LinkStation Pro LS-VL is a Quick Start Guide, LinkNavigation CD, Ethernet cable, AC power supply, warranty Statement and information card about Auto Power Mode Users.
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