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With great flexibility comes a great storage solution

NEW! Buffalo Technology LinkStation 520

Our lives are getting busier, right? There is a myriad of information sent to us daily and consequently it is somewhat daunting as to how we organise and assimilate this data.

Well our good friends at Buffalo have the perfect solution. We have worked with Buffalo for a good 6 years and as always their design and innovation has come up trumps.

Ladies and gentleman we are pleased to unveil Buffalo Technology's LinkStation™ 520!

The LinkStation™ 520D series is a customisable, large capacity Network Attached Storage solution with great flexibility.

Ideal for home users, the new LinkStation™ 520 Series provides simple network storage and backup and offers an assortment of features, allowing users to store, organise, access and stream media files from any computer, smartphone or tablet. Buffalo’s new LinkStation™ can also stream up to 4 HD films simultaneously allowing each family member to watch their favourite film, on their own device, at the same time. The product is available with 2TB, 4TB, 6TB or 8TB storage.

Improve your home storage with the new LinkStation 520 NAS

The inclusion of an ARM-based dual core CPU and data transfer speeds of 100 MB/s, make sharing files quick and easy for busy people. The storage solution has a user-friendly desktop-type graphical interface. It enables users to access saved files from multiple devices at the same time including smartphone, tablet, PC/Mac or TV, making it the device for sharing photos and videos with friends and family. The LS520 has a HDD sleep and timer, which minimises power consumption, ideal for extended access to personal data.

Sounds great! But as regular readers of our blog will know we like to drill down and highlight some of the fantastic features of any new product we showcase.

Improve your home storage with the new LinkStation 520 NAS

Highlights include:

The LS520D features a robust Dual Core processor and is super-fast with impressive start-up and shut down speed, and as we said above with read and write speeds up to 100 MB/s!

The LS520 makes intensive data storage tasks easy, and users can choose from RAID (Linear/0/1) support for customised capacity and redundancy according to their specific needs. Backups are also made easy with NovaStor’s NovaBACKUP Buffalo Edition for PC, or TimeMachine for Mac.

LS520 users will enjoy its intuitive and quick interface and expanded power control features which include on/off scheduling, Wake on LAN, and HDD spin down. Thus enabling the LS520 to stop working when you do and greatly lessen its power consumption.

Buffalo’s LS520 is also DLNA compatible and works with 3rd party File Management apps for Android and iOS to help you step-up your Digital Life and/or seamlessly blend in to your existing set-up.

Buffalo™ Technology’s LS520D series is a two bay Network Attached Storage available fully populated with 2, 4, 6, or 8TB capacity.

It does not end there! Prices start from as low as £168.46, which is simply stunning, particularly when you consider the aforementioned performance figures available.

To tie in with the launch of the LinkStation™ 520 Buffalo have kindly giving us three Buffalo MiniStation Air 2 Wireless Hard Drive for our latest competition. As you see via the link this is a great prize. It not only looks great but also enables users to greatly expand their storage capacities without the hassle of wires, cables, or an internet connection.

Win a 1 of 3 Buffalo Technology MiniStation Air 2

As always entry is simple just Like us on Facebook and post the hashtag #CommsBuffalo or follow us on Twitter and Retweet #CommsBuffalo. Or of course you can do both and you'll have doubled your chances of winning!

For anybody entering our competition, good luck!

If you do require any further information on the LinkStation™ 520D or any other Buffalo products be sure and contact us.

Until next time

About Steve Wilkin

Steve is the founder and Managing Director of Comms Express, he doesn't look old enough (he told us to put that) but has been in the Networking Industry for 24 years and counting. In that time he has seen the humble Network become one of the most crucial tools that any modern business has (just imagine your company without one).

He's a family man with a wife and two young Daughters to keep him in line, also he's an avid Spurs supporter (well no one's perfect).

You can follow Steve on Google+