Buffalo Americas today launched the LinkStation 520DN, a network attached storage device made specifically for home users. The customization NAS solution has been designed to serve as the hub of consumers’ connected home by making it easier to store, share, and secure all digital data for the modern family.
The LS520DN facilitates media streaming not just to devices such as computers, tablets, and smartphones, but also to smart TVs and stereo systems, giving users complete access to their digital libraries anywhere, any time. With powerful internals, the LS520DN is more than capable of streaming content to multiple devices, while simultaneously backing up multiple PC and Mac computers. The LD520DN is DLNA-compatible, so users can easily stream content to DLNA-compatible smart TVs and other home entertainment devices. It works well with most Apple devices as well, with Time Machine compatibility allowing users to easily set up data backup and restore functions. For sharing large files quickly, the LD520DN is compatible with BitTorrent peer-to-peer file sharing, which reduces the amount of time required to share large files.
Key highlights of the Buffalo Americas LS520DN include the following:
- Simple set-up, right out of the box.
- Equipped with a user-friendly interface that simplifies file management.
- Buffalo’s WebAccess service allows users to create a private cloud for easy remote access and file sharing with friends and family over the Internet. By storing data on their own storage device, users have a higher level of privacy and avoid monthly fees for a third-party cloud service.
- Available in three capacities – 2, 4, and 8TB – and populated with 2 NAS-grade hard drives designed for always-on operation.
- Data protection with RAID1 already configured to help protect users from hard drive failure.
- Simultaneously stream multiple high-definition films.
- Power control features enable the LS520DN to reduce power consumption and extend the product’s lifespan.
- The award-winning NovaBACKUP software from NovaStor is included for managing backups on PCs, while the LS520DN is compatible with Apple Time Machine and is ready for multi-client Mac backups.
The LinkStation 520DN comes backed by a limited three-year warranty including toll-free 24/7 US-based technical support for a period of 90 days. It is now on sale in four capacities:
LS520DN0202 – 2TB – $279.99
LS520DN0402 – 4TB – $349.99
LS520DN0802 – 8TB – $449.99