June 11th, 2013 by Josh Shaman
Buffalo LinkStation 400 Series NAS Launched
Buffalo is launching its recently announced LinkStation 400 Series high performance NAS which provides up to 8TB of ultra-fast storage and backup and is being marketed toward users from novices all the way up to enthusiasts. The 400 series is quoted at transfers up to 100MB/s, nearly 3X some other NAS devices. It enables users to organize and protect content, stream media and access files from any computer smartphone or tablet at home or away from home. The LinkStation 400 is compatible with both Mac and PC computers, and when connected to a wireless router, yields access to centralized storage and backup.
To further drive NAS functionality, the LinkStation 400 Series is DLNA Certified meaning that it can be used as an iTunes server. Additionally, it features an integrated BitTorrent Client for simplified media storage and streaming as well as P2P sharing. Buffalo’s WebAccess service is designed to be used when users are away from home as it enables them to create a free personal cloud for remote access over the Internet or on smartphones and tablets. Users can even share selected files with friends or family by sending a link. Additionally, apps are available for iOS and Android devices to enhance operation.
Pricing and Availability
The new LinkStation 400 Series is backed by a limited three-year warranty and includes US-based, 24/7 tech support. The single-drive LinkStation 410 is available now at an MSRP of $229.99 for the 2 TB (LS410D0201), $259.99 for the 3 TB (LS410D0301) and $339.99 for the 4 TB model (LS410D0401). The dual-drive LinkStation 420 is also available now at an MSRP of $279.99 for the 2 TB (LS420D0202), $399.99 for the 4 TB (LS420D0202), $499.99 for the 6 TB (LS420D0602) and $699.99 for the 8 TB (LS420D0802). Users can add even more storage using the dual-bay LinkStation421e Diskless Enclosure (LS421DE) which ships later in June with an MSRP of $169.99.