Buffalo Network Storage LinkStation Quad offers BitTorrent and 4TB of storage
There’s a new Buffalo Network Storage device just been released, which has one or two neat tricks up its sleeve. The Buffalo LinkStation Quad is Buffalo’s new Network Attached Storage (NAS) device,which is designed to store all your media in one handy box.
Now media files, if you’ve ever looked, aren’t exactly small, so Buffalo decided to give the new LinkStation Quad a hefty amount of storage space. Actually that’s an understatement – they gave it 4TB of storage space!
This gigantic amount of storage space is enough to store millions of high-res images or thousands of videos. You can think of it as a giant black hole of storage, into which you can dump all your media from pretty much any source you want.
With connectivity options that include USB 2.0 and Ethernet, plus DLNA support, the LinkStation Quad will connect to your PC, Mac, digital camera, iPhone, mobile phone, and virtually anything else you can think of. Better still, because it supports DLNA, you can transfer your content to any other device seamlessly – in fact, getting your pictures from a digital camera, for example, can be achieved with just a single click of a button.
DLNA support also gives the LinkStation Quad a few other neat features, including the ability to stream content to other DLNA-equipped devices, including TVs or even a PS3.
As if all that wasn’t enough, the LinkStation Quad comes with a built-in BitTorrent client,which can be configured from any Web browser. Once it’s been configured, you switch your PC off and leave the LinkStation Quad to its devices, hoovering up the vast amounts of torrent files you’ve no doubt selected, which will be ready and waiting for you once they’ve all downloaded.
Once you’ve stored all your content, the LinkStation Quad makes sure it’s all nice and safe. The Quad in the name comes from the fact it contains four hard disks, each with 1TB capacity, and your data can be replicated across the hard disks for backup purposes using a number of different RAID configurations.
Buffalo have certainly gone to town with the new LinkStation Quad. It’s more functional than attractive, but as you access it via your PC, Mac, or connecting device, there’s no need to see it anyway!
If you’ve reached the stage where you’ve realised you’ve got far too much media for your PC or Mac to handle, the Buffalo LinkStation Quad looks like the perfect solution. Shame it’s doesn’t support Wi-Fi, but you can’t have everything I guess.
The Buffalo LinkStation Quad is available in 1TB, 2TB and 4TB options, priced