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Buffalo LinkStation Mini SSD - Solid State NAS device fits in the palm of your hand


February 6, 2009

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February 7, 2009 Buffalo Technology today launched the LinkStation Mini SSD, the world’s first Network Attached Storage (NAS) Solid State Drive (SSD) device for consumers. The LinkStation Mini SSD weighs 0.5 kg (1.1 pounds), has a capacity of 240GB and a built-in DNLA media server that allows users to seamlessly stream movies to a PC, Mac, multi-media device or DNLA supported TV. It also has built-in WebAccess™ providing users with access to all their digital media files via the Internet from their PC, Mac or iPhone, from anywhere in the world.

In the United Kingdom, the LinkStation Mini SSD will have a recommended price of GBP 740 which translates to USD 1,093 at current exchange rates, though we don't have a U.S. price as yet.

Small enough to fit in the palm of your hand (82 x 40 x 135 mm) and quiet enough to keep in your lounge, the LinkStation Mini SSD is both fan-less and motor-less and hence has very low power consumption. With no internal moving parts, it will also be more reliable and quieter than other NAS devices.

Other key features

  • Low power consumption, auto powers on/off with your PC
  • Supports RAID 0/1
  • Supports iTunes
  • Supports Apple Bonjour
  • Supports Apple Active Directory
  • Direct copy allows users to copy files from attached USB devices directly to the LinkStation Mini SSD
  • Includes Memeo AutoBackup software for PC or Mac
  • Technical specifications

    • LAN Interface
    • Standard Compliance: IEEE802.3ab / IEEE802.3u / IEEE802.3 Standard
    • Transmission Speed: 10/100/1000 Mbps
    • Connector Type: RJ-45
    • Number of Ports: 1 (Auto MIDX)
    • USB Interface

      • Standard Compliance: USB 2.0
      • Connector Type: USB Type A
      • Number of Port: 1
      • Data Transmission Speed: Max: 480 Mbps (High Speed Mode)
      • Internal Hard Drives

        • Number of Drives: 2
        • Drive Interface: SATA
        • SSD Capacity: 120GB
        • Total Capacity: 240GB
        • Supported Operation Mode: RAID 0, 1 and Standard
        • Protocol Support & OS Compatibility

          • Networking: TCP/IP
          • File Sharing: SMB/CIFS, AFP, FTP
          • Management: HTTP
          • AD Authentication: LDAP
          • OS Compatibility: Win® Vista, XP, 2000, Win Server 2003/2008, Win XP MCE 2005/2004 and Mac OS® 10.3 or higher
            • Power Consumption Average. 10w
            • Operating Environment: 5-35 C, 10-80% (non-condensing)
            • Power Supply: External AC 100-240V 50/60Hz
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Mike Hanlon Mike grew up thinking he would become a mathematician, accidentally started motorcycle racing, got a job writing road tests for a motorcycle magazine while at university, and became a writer. As a travelling photojournalist during his early career, his work was published in a dozen languages across 20+ countries. He went on to edit or manage over 50 print publications, with target audiences ranging from pensioners to plumbers, many different sports, many car and motorcycle magazines, with many more in the fields of communication - narrow subject magazines on topics such as advertising, marketing, visual communications, design, presentation and direct marketing. Then came the internet and Mike managed internet projects for Australia's largest multimedia company, Telstra.com.au (Australia's largest Telco), Seek.com.au (Australia's largest employment site), top100.com.au, hitwise.com, and a dozen other internet start-ups before founding Gizmag in 2002. Now he writes and thinks. All articles by Mike Hanlon
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