DescriptionLinkStation Pro Quad LS-QVL/R5 RAID network storage offers instant storage expansion and file access on your home network and over the Internet. Twice as fast as a standard NAS, LS-QVL/R5 features a high-speed, 1.6 GHz processor for maximum transfer speeds up to 78 MB/s. Plug it into any Ethernet port or into the back of your wireless router and access it on any networked computer in your house. While on the go, use Buffalo's free Web Access service for remote access to your files over the Internet from any standard Web browser. You can download the free Web Access 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 Quad makes central storage and backup easy. More from the Manufacturer
|Hard Drive Configuration||4 x 2 TB|
|Hard Drive Interface||Serial ATA|
|hard drive type||Network Storage Server|
|Input Voltage||110 V AC; 220 V AC|
|manufacturer||Buffalo Technology (USA), Inc|
|Number of Hard Drives Installed||4|
|Number of Total Expansion Bays||4|
|processor speed||1.60 GHz|
|Product Line||LinkStation Pro|
|Product Name||LinkStation Pro LS-QV8.0TL/R5 Network Storage Server|
|Protocols||UPnP; Bonjour; DLNA; BitTorrent; CIFS/SMB; AFP; SFTP|
|RAID Levels||0; 1; 5; 10|
|software included||NovaBACKUP Professional Software for Windows|
|Total Hard Drive Capacity||8 TB|
From the Manufacturer|
LinkStation™ Pro Quad offers high performance, high capacity RAID network storage and backup for home and small business users. Access terabytes of storage and share files quickly and efficiently, at speeds up to 72 MB/s.
- High Performance
- DLNA®, iTunes® and PS3™ Media Server Functionality
- LinkStation NAS System
LinkStation™ Pro Quad LS-QVLR5 DatasheetLinkStation™ Pro Quad LS-QVLR5 Datasheet - opens PDF
SECURE CENTRAL STORAGEWith terabytes of storage, LinkStation Pro Quad provides a reliable, central location to store and protect all data from every PC and Mac® computer, tablet device and smartphone in your home or small office.
Store, access and share files from anywhere over your wireless network at speeds up to twice as fast as a standard USB hard drive!
AUTOMATIC DATA PROTECTIONLinkStation Pro Quad features four hard drives and support for multiple levels of RAID redundancy for a customizable blend of capacity and data protection.
- RAID 0 combines all drives into a single array offering maximum capacity with no redundancy
- RAID 1 mirrors two arrays, creating an exact copy of data for fault tolerance
- RAID 5 stripes the data across all four drives, interspersing parity data to provide an efficient blend of fault tolerance and storage capacity
- RAID 10 mirrors two sets of hard drives and combines them into a single array, striping data across all mirrored sets for fault tolerance and increased performance
STREAM YOUR FAVORITE MEDIALinkStation Pro Quad is DLNA Certified™, supports Squeezebox® and can be used as an iTunes® server to stream all of your favorite music, movies and shows to multiple devices simultaneously.
Now you can relax and watch movies on your big screen TV while music is pumped outdoors by the pool. Centralize your media files for simple sharing and streaming.
EASY SCHEDULED BACKUPLinkStation Pro Quad features NovaBACKUP® Professional for Windows® and Time Machine® support for Mac for whole home data backup.
Disaster and hard drive failures happen unexpectedly; don't leave your important files and treasured memories in the hands of chance. Schedule backups for every computer in your house and easily protect all of your data, down to the very last byte.
EXCEPTIONAL PERFORMANCEEquipped with a high performance 1.6 GHz processor and DDR3 RAM, LinkStation Pro Quad offers much more than simple home shared storage. This single drive network storage device boasts transfer speeds up to 72 MB/s, nearly twice as fast as a standard USB drive.
FREE PERSONAL CLOUD SERVICEWhile on the go, 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. Your data remains securely stored in one place on your home network, but you can access it quickly from any computer, tablet or smartphone device over the Web. Sharing is as easy as sending a link to your friends and family; they can securely access only the files you've selected for them to see.
LINKSTATION NAS SYSTEMLinkStation Pro Quad runs on Buffalo's LinkStation NAS System, providing a host of useful features from network file sharing and security to RAID management, remote access and more. Included on all Buffalo LinkStation devices, LinkStation NAS System simplifies your everyday data needs.
Number of Drives: 4
Drive Interface: SATA 3 Gb/s
Hard Drive Sizes: 2.0 TB, 4.0 TB, 8.0 TB
Total Capacity: 2.0 TB, 4.0 TB, 8.0 TB
Supported RAID levels: 0, 1, 5, 10, JBOD (individual disks)
Standard Compliance: IEEE802.3ab / IEEE802.3 / IEEE802.3u Standard
Data Transfer Rates: 10 / 100 / 1000 Mbps
Connector Type: RJ-45
Number of Ports: 1
Standard Compliance: USB 2.0
Connector Type: A type
Number of Ports: 1
Data Transfer Rates Max: 480 Mbps (High Speed Mode)
File Sharing: CIFS/SMB, AFP, HTTP/HTTPS, FTP
Dimensions (WxHxD in.): 5.9 x 5.9 x 9
Weight (lbs): 5.1
Power Consumption (Watts): Average 43 W, Maximum 90 W, Stand-by mode 0.85 W
Power Supply: AC 100-240V 50/60 Hz
Client OS Support: Windows® 8 (32-bit/64-bit), Windows® 8.1 (32-bit/64-bit), Windows® 7 (32-bit/64-bit), Windows Vista® (32-bit/64-bit), Windows® XP, Windows® 2000, Windows Server® 2003, Windows Server® 2003 R2, Windows Server® 2008, Windows Server® 2008 R2, Mac OS® X 10.5 - 10.8
What's in the Box
LinkStation™ Pro Quad LS-QVL
LinkStation Network Storage Comparison
|LinkStation Live™||LinkStation™ Duo||LinkStation™ Pro Quad||LinkStation™ 210||LinkStation™ 220||LinkStation™ 410||LinkStation™ 420||LinkStation™ 421e|
|Number of Drives||1||2||4||1||2||1||2||Diskless Enclosure|
|Capacity Range||1 - 3 TB||2 - 6 TB||2 - 12 TB||2 - 4 TB||2 - 8 TB||2 - 4 TB||2 - 8 TB||
No HDDs included
Up to 8 TB when
HDDs are inserted
(when two HDDs are inserted)
|Performance||41.5 MB/s||41.5 MB/s||72 MB/s||73 MB/s||100 MB/s||100 MB/s||100 MB/s|
|CPU||600 MHz Single Issue ARM||600 MHz Single Issue ARM||1.6 GHz Single Issue ARM||800 MHz Dual Issue ARM||1.2 GHz Dual Issue ARM||1.2 GHz Dual Issue ARM||1.2 GHz Dual Issue ARM|
|Memory||64 MB DDR2||64 MB DDR2||256 MB DDR3||256 MB DDR3||512 MB DDR3||512 MB DDR3||512 MB DDR3|
|USB Accessory Port||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Suitable Uses||Home||Home/Small Office||Home/Small Office||Home/Small Office||Home/Small Office||Home/Small Office||Home/Small Office|
|Buffalo NAS System||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
LinkStation NAS System
Centralized storage and data management, including file sharing, data backup and media streaming is made easy with Buffalo LinkStation NAS System. This feature-rich system runs on every LinkStation network storage device and is designed to help you get the most out of your LinkStation and make your digital life simpler.
NETWORK FILE SHARING
LinkStation™ NAS system offers easy file sharing among multiple platforms for seamless centralized storage and backup. Share files between Windows® and Mac® computers with ease.Access
The following OS users can access files and folders on LinkStation using the specified supported protocols.
- Windows® and Windows Server® (SMB/CIFS) Map a share on multiple computers for quick access to folders and files on LinkStation.
- Mac OS® (AFP and SMB/CIFS)
- Linux (SMB/CIFS)(Linux not supported directly through support)
File Sharing Security
LinkStation NAS System offers multiple levels of security to protect your content and privacy.
User Security: Assign username and password credentials and control folder and file level access.Group Security: Create user groups and control folder and file level access.Active Directory Users and Groups – Import and manage Active Directory users and groups for convenient account setup. Limited to 1000 users or groups. (LS-XL model not supported)
LinkStation NAS System offers several tools and technologies to help you manage your data storage the way that best suits your needs. Choose from multiple levels of RAID support for a customized blend of capacity and redundancy, instantly add storage capacity using the convenient plug and play USB accessory port and back up your LinkStation to help safeguard your important data.
LinkStation NAS System supports multiple levels of RAID in units with two or more hard drives. Single drive LinkStation units do not support RAID.
- RAID 0 (2 or more drives) Combines all four drives into a single array offering maximum capacity with no redundancy
- RAID 1 (2 drives)
Mirrors two hard drives, creating an exact copy of a set of data for automatic and continuous data protection
- RAID 5 (3 or more drives)
Stripes the data across all four drives, interspersing parity data to provide an efficient blend of fault tolerance and storage capacityRAID 10 (4 or more drives)
Mirrors two sets of hard drives and combines them into a single array, striping data across all mirrored sets for fault tolerance and increased performance
- Multiple RAID Arrays
Run multiple RAID arrays on units with four drives or more:
RAID-1 two drive array + RAID-0 two drive array
RAID-0 three drive array + one solo drive (normal mode)
RAID-0 two drive array + one solo drive (normal mode) + one solo drive (normal mode)
RAID-1 two drive array + one solo drive (normal mode) + one solo drive (normal mode)
- Normal Mode
LinkStation units with two or more hard drives can operate in Normal Mode. In Normal Mode, each drive is accessible as an independent drive, retaining full capacity without redundancy.
Add Storage Capacity
Plug a USB hard drive into the available USB port to expand the total capacity of your LinkStation unit. External storage cannot be added to the LinkStation RAID array and only AC powered hard drives are supported.
Back up Your LinkStation
Back up and protect the data on your LinkStation NAS quickly and securely.
Back up to a USB hard drive. Simply plug a USB hard drive into the USB accessory port on your LinkStation NAS unit (LS-XL not supported) and easily back up the contents of your LinkStation. Only AC powered hard drives are supported.
Back up to another LinkStation on your home or office network (on LAN) or back up remotely over the Internet (with IP).Compression and Encryption Available
LinkStation NAS system can be used in a variety of ways to back up and protect your important data. Data loss can occur unexpectedly; schedule regular backups and protect all of your data, down to the last byte.
Back up Windows PCs with NovaBACKUP® Professional backup software. Included with each LinkStation NAS unit is five free licenses of NovaBACKUP®, an easy-to-use backup solution that automatically backs up your personal documents along with your favorite photos, music and important email files safely and securely. Back up PCs, notebooks and workstations.
Mac OS X: Time Machine®
LinkStation NAS System supports Time Machine for Mac users, including Mac OS X Lion. Schedule backups from one or multiple Mac computers on your network.
Direct Copy Function
Direct Copy allows you to copy data from an external USB device, such as a digital camera or flash drive, directly to a LinkStation NAS using the LinkStation USB accessory port. Conveniently copy movies, music photos and more directly to your LinkStation without the use of a computer. (LS-XL model not supported)
LinkStation NAS OS helps you create a secure, personal cloud environment for your content. Upload photos to the Web, wirelessly transfer images from your camera and access and share content remotely.
(Supported on LinkStation Pro LS-VL models only)
Automatically sync and back up digital photos that are placed on your LinkStation Pro directly to your Flickr account. Simply enable Flickr support, create a shared folder and authenticate your account to get started. Any photos saved in the shared folder linked to your Flickr account will automatically sync in both places.
- Automatically download photos from your Flickr account to your LinkStation NAS
- Automatically upload photos from a designated LinkStation folder to your Flickr account
Supported on LinkStation Pro LS-VL models only)
Integrated Eye-Fi Manager allows users of Eye-Fi equipped cameras to automatically transfer digital photos from the camera wirelessly to any supported LinkStation Pro NAS device. Photos transferred from an Eye-Fi SD card to a supported LinkStation are transmitted through a web-based Eye-Fi service, and not directly over the LAN.
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. Your data remains securely stored in one place on your home network, but you can access it quickly from any computer, tablet or smartphone device over the Web.
With WebAccess Connect, you can connect to a remote Buffalo NAS device running Buffalo WebAccess and synchronize the data between the two NAS devices. Synchronize a local LAN share with data on a remote LinkStation NAS over the Web.
REMOTE AND MOBILE ACCESS
LinkStation NAS System includes features that make it easy for users to access and share files anywhere, with anyone at anytime. Create a personal cloud for simple sharing or configure an FTP server for remote access and sharing.
Buffalo's WebAccess service allows you to create a personal cloud for easy remote access and file sharing with anyone, anywhere over the Internet. Your data remains securely stored in one place on your home network, but you can access it quickly from any computer, tablet or smartphone device over the Web. Sharing is as easy as sending a link to your friends and family; they can securely access only the files you've selected for them to see.
Connect to your LinkStation using WebAccess several different ways:
- Mobile Apps
- iPhone® and iPod® touchiPad®Android™Windows® Phone 7
LinkStation NAS System offers an optional FTP server allowing users to securely access and share files on their LinkStation NAS device from outside the local network. The FTP server uses the same security settings as LinkStation user/group network file sharing.
MULTIMEDIA STREAMING AND SHARING
LinkStation NAS System is equipped with multiple integrated multimedia servers for seamless streaming and playback of your favorite movies, music and more.
DLNA Certified® Media Server
LinkStation NAS System is equipped with a DLNA server for easily interconnecting digital devices. Stream digital content to any DLNA or UPnP media player on your network.
- Sony PS3™
- Xbox® 360
- Various DLNA compatible TVs
- Various DLNA compatible media streaming devices (WDTV, etc.)
LinkStation NAS System has an integrated iTunes server allowing users to set up LinkStation as a content source to easily stream content from their LinkStation device directly to any network device running iTunes.
(Supported on LinkStation Pro LS-VL models only)
LinkStation NAS System also includes a Squeezebox server for integration with Logitech® Squeezebox. Users can enable the Squeezebox server to play back music stored on their LinkStation to their Squeezebox network music player.
LinkStation NAS System includes µTorrent, a powerful BitTorrent client for easy torrent file management. Manage P2P file transfers directly from your LinkStation without the use of a dedicated PC. You can download and share files directly from your LinkStation and you can manage downloads from anywhere using the simple Web-based download manager.
Copy and paste BitTorrent URLs directly into the download manager from your computer or mobile device.
To access and use µTorrent from outside your home or office, firewall configuration is required.
USB DEVICE SHARING
(Requires USB accessory port)
LinkStation NAS System allows users to share USB devices over the network via the USB accessory port on the back of the LinkStation unit.
(Supported on LinkStation Pro LS-VL models only)
Share USB devices attached to your LinkStation USB port with PC and Mac computers on the network. Connect up to 15 devices using a USB hub. Any attached device is accessible by one PC or Mac computer at a time. To access attached devices, connecting PC and Mac computers must install and run Network-USB Navigator software.
Works with USB hard drives, printers, LinkStation DirectCopy Feature
Share basic printing support to client PC and Mac computers on your network. Connect one printer at a time to your LinkStation and share basic printing functions with anyone on your network.
Mounts as a shared printer in the LinkStationOnly provides basic printing functions
No multi-function featuresNo ink or status reporting from the printer to clients
LinkStation NAS System includes an email notification system. Users can schedule daily reports and receive updates when settings are changed or an error occurs.
HDD capacity reportsNotification on component failures (Fan and Disk)LinkStation backup job report
LinkStation NAS System allows users to customize power settings for efficient operation and reduced power consumption, as well as UPS support for safe shutdown in the event of a power failure.
UPS Synchronization (Requires USB port)
USB connected UPS can transmit safe shutdownOther LinkStation connected to UPS
Used to share one UPS for multiple Buffalo NAS devices
To save energy you can specify designated times to put the LinkStation into standby mode. In standby mode, the hard disk(s) and LEDs are turned off. You can schedule up to three timers to manage your LinkStation power state at pre-determined times. To use the sleep timer, turn your LinkStation power mode to the ON position.
LinkStation NAS System includes advanced features for enhanced functionality. Use your LinkStation as a custom Web server; set up an HTTP Web server and host a personal website with PHP support and MySQL server functionality.
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