Buffalo LinkStation Pro 3TB USB 2.0 NAS Network Hard Drive - LS-V3.0TL

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Works as promised......

by Robert on 12/23/2012

The physical connections are easy, installing the the software was easy.......mapping and assigning drive letters, easy. The trick for me was to configure web access, tried the included instructions, fail. Apparently I had to change my router settings to allow UPnP.....I struggled a bit with this, each time I would make a change I would retry the web access easy setup and every time it failed. I finally decided to use the advanced manual setup of the web access and that seemed to work...SUCCESS!!!! I then customized a few settings to get away from the defaults that are the same on each buffalo station and I was good to go. Next I installed the Web Access app for my iPad and was up and running on that in a matter of a couple of minutes. For some reason the Buffalo apps had very bad reviews, but both of them worked fine for me.... In short this works as described, the only complained I have is that their help pages online are done in a small font and my eyes could uses some help... :)

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Product Overview

LinkStation Pro LS-VL network storage offers instant storage expansion and file access on your home network and over the Internet. Significantly faster than a USB hard drive, LinkStation Pro features a fast 1.6 GHz processor for maximum transfer speeds up to 76 MBps. Simply plug it into any network Ethernet port or into the back of your wireless router and instantly access it on any networked computer in your house.

While on the go, use Buffalo’s free WebAccess service for remote access to your files over the Internet from any standard Web browser and download the free WebAccess i Apps from the iTunes® store to access and share files from your iPhone®, iPod touch® and iPad®. Included NovaBACKUP® Professional software for Windows® and Time Machine® support provide a whole home backup solution for every PC and Mac® on your network. LinkStation Pro makes central storage and backup easy.

Network Attached Storage
Connect LinkStation Pro to any Ethernet port or to the back of your wireless router and instantly access storage from any computer on the network. Store or back up digital photos, MP3s and documents on one hard drive and access it from any computer simultaneously.

  • Shared folders can be accessed by everyone on the network
  • Protect private folders and files from unauthorized access
  • Back up every computer on your home network to one location

    High Speed
    Optimized for maximum transfer speed, LinkStation Pro utilizes an upgraded processor and RAM, offering greater than 2X the data transfer speed of competing devices.

  • 1.6 GHz processor speed
  • DDR3 RAM
  • Transfer speeds up to 76 MB/s
  • TurboPC for Windows enhances the overall performance of your PC and increases file transfer speeds up to 35%

    Whole Home Backup
    Five copies of NovaBACKUP Professional for Windows and a built-in Time Machine Server allow for back up of all PCs and Mac computers in your home to a central, always available storage device. Put an end to moving USB drives between multiple computers.

    Free WebAccess Service
    Access and share your files quickly and securely from any computer over the Internet with a standard Web browser. BuffaloNAS.com makes sharing and accessing remote files easy. It even resizes your photos for optimized streaming over the Internet.

    Access Data From Your iPod touch, iPhone or iPad
    Free Buffalo WebAccess i apps on the Apple iTunes App Store allow you to access your LinkStation and those of friends and family. Upload photos and videos to an authorized LinkStation or access terabytes of multimedia files and documents directly from your Apple mobile device or a computer.

    Multimedia Server
    An integrated DLNA Certified™ server streams multimedia content to any DNLA or uPnP A/V media playback device such as PS3™, Xbox 360®, many network enabled TVs, digital photo frames, etc.

    BitTorrent® Downloader
    Powered by the leading BitTorrent client, uTorrent, LinkStation Pro can download any BitTorrent files automatically without your PC being on. Simply paste a torrent URL into the LinkStation uTorrent application and then turn off your PC.

  • Specifications

    Mfg Part# LS-V3.0TL
    SKU 223300694
    UPC 747464123080
    UPC 14 00747464123080
    Shared Storage: Store or back up files from multiple PCs, laptops or Mac computers in one central location
    Free WebAccess and WebAccess i App for iPhone and iPad: Access and share your photos, music, videos or data files with friends, family and colleagues over the Internet with any standard Web browser or on your iPhone or iPad for free
    DLNA CERTIFIED™ and iTunes Servers: Stream content directly to any DLNA compatible media player or use LinkStation Pro as content source from within your iTunes application
    BitTorrent Client: Download digital content over the Internet directly to your LinkStation Pro
    NovaBACKUP® Professional: Includes an easy-to-use, complete backup solution for up to 5 of your home and home office Windows PCs
    Time Machine® Compatibility: Use the LinkStation Pro with Time Machine backup
    USB 2.0 Port: Attach a printer to the network, add a USB hard drive for additional storage or backup or connect to a UPS for AC power failure management
    Network Servers: FTP and print servers included with the firmware
    Active Directory Support: Join to an existing Active Directory Domain for Windows user authentication and folder level permissions
    Direct Copy: Plug in your USB hard drive or camera to quickly offload pictures
    Eco-Minded: With the power savings feature you regulate the power usage of your LinkStation at predetermined times, shutting the unit down and reducing energy consumption
    TurboPC with Turbo Copy: Enhance the overall performance of your PC and increase file transfer rates up to 35%
    No Annual or Monthly Fees: To use any features or services, including WebAccess with iPhone and iPad support, or to add multiple users and groups
    Free 24/7 Tech Support: US-based tech support
    Tech Specs
    Internal Hard Drives
    Number of Drives: 1
    Drive Interface: SATA 3 Gb/s
    LAN Interface
    Standard Compliance: IEEE802.3ab / IEEE802.3 / IEEE802.3u Standard
    Data Transfer Rates: 10 / 100 / 1000 Mbps
    Connector Type: RJ-45
    Number of Ports: 1
    USB Interface
    Standard Compliance: USB 2.0
    Connector Type: A type
    Number of Ports: 1
    Data Transfer Rates: Max: 480 Mbps (High Speed Mode)
    Protocol Support
    Networking: TCP/IP
    File Sharing: CIFS/SMB, AFP, HTTP/HTTPS, FTP
    Management: HTTP/HTTPS
    Time Synchronization: NTP
    Dimensions (WxHxD in.): 1.78 x 6.89 x 6.15
    Weight (lbs): 2.5
    Power Consumption (Watts): Average 17 W (with no USB devices connected)
    Power Supply: AC 100-240V 50/60 Hz
    Client OS Support: Windows® 7 (32-bit/64-bit), Windows Vista® (32-bit/64-bit), Windows® XP, Windows® 2000, Windows Server® 2003, Windows Server® 2008, Mac OS® X 10.3.9 or later
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