Buffalo unveils LinkStation Duo – two drive NAS device for home and office

Buffalo-LinkStation-DuoBuffalo Technology, a global leader in the design, development and manufacturing of storage and wireless networking solutions, today launches its newest two drive, high performance Network Attached Storage (NAS) device, the LinkStation Duo. With two swappable drives, a compact stylish design and storage capacities ranging from one to four terabytes (TBs), the LinkStation Duo is the perfect NAS solution for the home and small business user.

The LinkStation Duo offers a 1TB, 2TB or 4TB storage capacity NAS solution that allows its users to share multimedia files in the home or small office – data files, photos, video, music and more. The two drives, concealed by a removable front plate, can be configured in RAID 0 and RAID 1, as well as standard, ensuring that all performance and security needs are catered for.

Buffalo LinkStation Duo

In addition, users can stream multimedia to PCs, Macs, media players such as Buffalo’s LinkTheater and other DLNA/UPnP CERTIFIED devices. Buffalo’s WebAccess feature allows movies, documents and photos to be shared over the Internet and the LinkStation Duo also seamlessly integrates with iTunes 7, allowing access to music files.

Buffalo LinkStation Duo

Paul Hudson, Northern European Sales Director, Buffalo Technology, said: “With more high-definition and higher resolution content available than ever before, the LinkStation Duo is the ideal solution for home and small business users looking to store and share their digital files from one central location.

“With an enhanced performance speed of up to 40MB/s, and attractive features such as quick swappable drives and easy setup, the LinkStation Duo is bound to suit the digital lifestyle of any home or small office.”

Buffalo LinkStation Duo

Key features

The LinkStation Duo’s key features include:

  • Quick swap – 2 drive, 2 bay Network Attached Storage
  • Supports RAID levels, 0, 1 and Standard
  • Active Directory Support: Works as a client in an Active Directory domain allowing the LinkStation Duo to utilise the domain users and groups
  • WebAccess – allows you to store, share and access files from any web browser via PC, Mac or iPhone
  • In-Built DLNA/UPnP CERTIFIED media server – for easy playback of multi-media files to any DLNA certified device
  • Includes Memeo AutoBackup Software for Windows or Macintosh
  • Schedule backups to a USB storage device or another Buffalo Network Attached Storage device
  • In-Built BitTorrent Client
  • Supports Apple Time Machine Back-up with multiple clients
  • Supports Apple Bonjour
  • Integrates with iTunes
  • Auto Power On/Off with your PC
  • Eco Friendly Power Saving Mode
  • One touch transfer of media files from digital camera/camcorder with Direct Copy feature
  • Easy to Install and Set-up
  • 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet port
  • 1 USB port
  • Supports UPS connectivity via USB port
  • Supported OS: Win 7.0, 2000/XP/Vista, Win Server 2008/03 & Mac OS X 10.3.9 or higher
  • 2 Year Warranty
  • Available as 1TB, 2TB and 4TB capacities

Pricing and availability

The LinkStation Duo will be available from Amazon, Dabs, Insight, Misco and other leading resellers during November, 2009.

Source: Buffalo

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