Buffalo LinkStation Quad launches

Buffalo Technology has launched the new LinkStation Quad to its line-up of consumer-focused NAS devices.

Aimed at home users that require a high capacity device with media server functionality, the DNLA-compatible device is available with a capacity of up to 4 terabytes.

The LinkStation Quad's Web Access feature allows users to access their music, photos or other files stored on the device when they are away from home, and thanks to the built-in BitTorrent client, when their PCs are turned off.

The drive offers "seamless integration" that allows iTunes 8 and iPhone users to stream music and video stored on their LinkStation Quad to their handset.

Built-in RAID management gives the choice between maximum speed (RAID 0), maximum redundancy (RAID 1, 10) or a combination of both (RAID 5).

The LinkStation Quad is upgradeable and removing and replacing the drives is said to be easy - users can remove the magnetic front panel, press the quick release clip and slide the drive out.

With power-saving functionality that includes timer functions, the LinkStation Quad is available from Misco, Insight, Dabs and eBuyer at an estimated street price of £510 for the 1TB model, the 2TB is £640, while the 4TB option will cost £940.