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Buffalo 2 TB LinkStation Live LS-XL Shared Network Storage

B&H # BULSX20TL Mfr # LS-X2.0TL
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You Pay: $149.88
Product Highlights
  • SATA 3 Gbps Drive Interface
  • 2 TB Hard Drive Size
  • Shared Storage
  • Free WebAccess Apps
  • DLNA Certified and iTunes Servers
  • BitTorrent Client
  • NovaBACKUP Professional Software
  • Time Machine Compatibility
  • eco Manager

The 2 TB LinkStation Live LS-XL Shared Network Storage from Buffalo is a simple and dependable solution to store, share, stream and back up your files in one convenient location. You can easily access your content from any PC, Mac, smartphone or tablet on your home network. It is a built-in BitTorrent client, a DLNA Certified media server and an iTunes server for effort-free downloading and streaming of your favorite movies, photos and music to any network connected media player, gaming console, TV and more in your home. The NovaBACKUP Professional software for Windows and Time Machine support for Mac OS X provides a whole home backup solution for every PC and Mac on your network.

The Buffalo's free WebAccess service allows you to create a personal cloud for easy remote access and file sharing with anyone, anywhere over the Internet. This service keeps you connected, allowing you to upload and download files over the Internet from any standard Web browser. Your data remains securely stored in one place on your home network. Your family and friends can easily and securely access only the files you have selected for them to see. The user-friendly LinkStation Live makes file sharing simple. For enhanced access on your iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Android devices you can download Buffalo's free WebAccess mobile apps.

Shared Storage
The 2 TB LinkStation Network Storage stores or back up files from multiple PCs, laptops or Mac computers in one central location
Free WebAccess Apps for iPhone, iPad and Android
You can store, access and share from anywhere with your smartphone or tablet device
DLNA Certified and iTunes Servers
You can stream content directly to any DLNA compatible media player or use LinkStation Live as a content source from within your iTunes application
BitTorrent Client
You can download digital content over the Internet directly to your LinkStation Live
NovaBACKUP Professional
This software includes an easy-to-use, complete backup solution for up to 5 home and home office Windows PCs
Time Machine Compatibility
The Network Storage works perfectly with Time Machine to back up your Mac computer
eco Manager
The eco-minded power management tool regulates power usage, conserving energy and battery consumption
Hard Drives
Number of Drives 1
Drive Interface SATA 3 Gbps
Hard Drive Size 2 TB
Fan Fanless
Standard Compliance IEEE802.3ab/IEEE802.3/IEEE802.3u Standard
Data Transfer Rate 10/100/1000 Mbps
Connector Type RJ-45
Number of Ports 1
Protocol Supported
Networking TCP/IP
File Sharing CIFS/SMB, AFP, HTTP/HTTPS, FTP
Management HTTP/HTTPS
Time Synchronization NTP
Other Specs
Power Consumption Average 17 W
Power Supply AC 100-240 V 50/60 Hz
Client OS Support Windows 7 (32-bit/64-bit), Windows Vista (32-bit/64-bit), Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2003 R2, Mac OS X 10.3.9 - 10.7*
Dimensions (W x H x D) 1.78 x 6.89 x 5.91" (4.52 x 17.50 x 15.01 cm)
Weight 2.5 lb (1.13 kg)
Note: *Only basic external hard drive functionality is supported with this operating system; some included utilities may not work.
Buffalo 2 TB LinkStation Live LS-XL Shared Network Storage
  • 1 Year Warranty
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    Buffalo2 TB LinkStation Live LS-XL Shared Network Storage
     
    4.2

    (based on 6 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (6)
    • Compact (4)
    • Easy to set up (4)
    • Fast (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home (5)
      • Small networks (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Casual user (4)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (4)
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC (5)

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      5.0

      Works Great!

      By KS

      from California

      About Me Casual User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy To Manage
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Fast
      • Highly Compatible

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home
        • Small Networks

        Comments about Buffalo 2 TB LinkStation Live LS-XL Shared Network Storage:

        It was easy to set up, and painless to use. I only wish I had bought one sooner!

        • Primary use:
        • Business
        • Computer Platform:
        • Mac

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        4.0

        Great Drive

        By Mark

        from Long Island, NY

        About Me Casual User

        Pros

        • Easy To Manage
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Fast
        • Highly Compatible
        • Reliable Connection

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Photo Management

          Comments about Buffalo 2 TB LinkStation Live LS-XL Shared Network Storage:

          This was my second link station purchase and this one is much better then the first one. Software install and setup was easy and most importantly it stays connected with issues.

          • Primary use:
          • Business
          • Computer Platform:
          • PC

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          5.0

          Great drive - documentation is lacking

          By Uncle Heavy

          from Austin, TX

          About Me Casual User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Easy To Manage
          • Fast

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home
            • Small Networks

            Comments about Buffalo 2 TB LinkStation Live LS-XL Shared Network Storage:

            Great storage for the money. Installed painlessly, however the documentation is sadly lacking much in the details. Not for a novice nerd. I ended up resorting to direct login via browser to set security. The utility seemed worthwhile but again, lack of good documentation rendered it kind of useless.
            I still would recommend this drive. I've used a Buffalo network drive before and it's extremely reliable.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Computer Platform:
            • PC

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            3.0

            Ok NAS, but no USB port

            By Fred

            from Dayton, OH

            About Me Casual User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Easy To Manage
            • Easy To Set Up

            Cons

            • Slow

            Best Uses

            • Home

            Comments about Buffalo 2 TB LinkStation Live LS-XL Shared Network Storage:

            Ok NAS, quick and easy to configure and use - but no USB port. So no native backups.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Computer Platform:
            • PC

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            4.0

            Good backup drive, but intricate

            By MikeR

            from Pennsylvania

            About Me Power user

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Easy To Manage

            Cons

            • Complicated To Set Up

            Best Uses

            • Home
            • Small Networks

            Comments about Buffalo 2 TB LinkStation Live LS-XL Shared Network Storage:

            As "Network Attached Storage" (NAS), this is probably the simplest and cheapest NAS you could get. You just need to get acclimated to the "Buffalo way" of thinking about things. Once you've attached it to your network, then plugged it in, after allowing about 5 minutes for its internal Unix OS to boot up, software installation on your own computer is pretty staightforward. It does a lot for you.

            My own installation on our home network included both my wife's and my desktop computers, and two laptops. I wanted each of us to have our own folders. I also wanted more security than the default. Also, I wanted to enable Web Access so that when travelling, we could securely upload our images to our home system, as an extra level of redundancy. All of this took some time, mostly in poring over the user manual in order to find the right settings.

            Part of what complicates the manual is that it is written as a generic document, to cover a broad range of their products and the products' different capabilities. It also contains instructions for setup and use in a corporate network, where domains and Active Directory are part of the environment. It also helps to have some Unix savy.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Computer Platform:
            • PC

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            4.0

            "That was easy"

            By Jay the Computer Guy

            from Seattle, Wa

            About Me Power user

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Manage
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Fast

            Cons

            • Runs Hot

            Best Uses

            • Home

            Comments about Buffalo 2 TB LinkStation Live LS-XL Shared Network Storage:

            I use the hard disk to store photos that used to fill up my wife's laptop. Now if her computer goes down, we don't have to worry about losing the pictures too!

            Pluses: Easy to Setup, Easy to Use
            Minuses: gets really hot really fast

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Computer Platform:
            • PC

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