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Buffalo Technology LinkStation Pro LS-XHL


$250.00 Released April, 2009

Product Shot 1 The Pros:Designed to be portable - compact and lightweight. Good capacities - from 1 to 2TB. Standalone NAS w/ USB printer suppot - allows sharing of files and non-network capable printers on a network without the need of an online PC host.

The Cons:Can only support a single drive - no built-in redundancy options. High price for what you get. Poor support from Buffalo - bug fixes take ages.

The Buffalo Technology LinkStation Pro LS-XHL is a portable Network-Storage Device designed for seamlessly storing and sharing music, photos, and videos. It connects to PCs, Macs, Windows Servers, and DLNA media players via 10/100/1000 Ethernet or USB 2.0.

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In fact, the unit even allows users to directly upload images from their digital camera or camcorder through the USB interface. Included with the device is Web Access, which allows a third-party to access stored files via a simple HTTP link from anywhere, anytime—even from an iPhone. The LinkStation Pro LS-XHL also hosts a built-in printer sever; a built-in FTP server; a web-based administration utility; UPS support with an auto-shutdown capability; Memo AutoBackup software; and Active Directory support.

Additional Information

For a cheaper, albeit less-featured alternative, consider the LinkStation Live.

Features

  • Portable NAS
  • Compact/Lightweight
  • Ethernet/USB Connectivity
  • Web Access
  • Printer/FTP Servers
  • Web-Based Utility
  • UPS Support
  • Memo AutoBackup
  • Active Directory 

Specifications

  • Number of Drives: 1 (SATA)
  • Interface: 10/100/1000 Ethernet, USB 2.0
  • Networking: TCP/IP
  • File Sharing: CIFS/SMB, AFP, HTTP/HTTPS, FTP
  • Management: HTTP
  • Time Synchronization: NTP
  • Dimensions: 1.78 x 6.89 x 6.15”
  • Weight: 2.5 Lbs
  • OS: Vista, XP, 2000, Server 2008, Server 2003, Mac OS 10.3.9+

Model Variations

  • Buffalo Technology LinkStation Pro LS-XHL: LS-XH1.0TL | 1TB
  • Buffalo Technology LinkStation Pro LS-XHL: LS-XH1.5TL | 1.5TB
  • Buffalo Technology LinkStation Pro LS-XHL: LS-XH2.0TL | 2TB

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    designed to be portable - compact and lightweight

  • 1

    good capacities - from 1 to 2TB

  • 1

    standalone NAS w/ USB printer suppot - allows sharing of files and non-network capable printers on a network without the need of an online PC host

  • 1

    good build quality

  • 1

    reliable

  • 1

    fast

Cons
  • 2

    can only support a single drive - no built-in redundancy options

  • 2

    high price for what you get

  • 2

    poor support from Buffalo - bug fixes take ages

  • 0

    a bit bulky for my taste

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