Buffalo releases new NAS with iPhone support

buffalo-linkstation-proBuffalo Technology has announced a new redesigned version of their LinkStation Pro NAS device. This new version adds iPhone compatibility to one that already featured easy backup software, security and USB ports for expansion.

It connects to your home network via Gigabit ethernet and allows you to access your files over the web from anywhere using their Web Access 2.0 feature. If features two USB 2.0 ports for connecting additional drives and Gigabit Jumbo Frame support.

The chassis has supposedly been redesigned to look more stylish, but I just think that it looks more like an XBox 360. 

The LinkStation Pro is Windows and Mac compatible and comes with a limited one-year warranty and 24/7 toll-free support. It is priced at $209.99 for the 500GB version and $299.99 for the 1TB version and should be available later this month.

Here is the release:


With Faster Speeds and a Whole New Look, the New LinkStation Pro Gives iPhone Users Direct Access to All Their Digital Content

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – January 6, 2009 – 2009 MacWorld (Booth #2244) – Buffalo Technology, a global leader in the design, development and manufacturing of wired and wireless networking, storage and memory solutions today announced the new, fully redesigned LinkStation Pro. As the answer to all your storage and sharing needs, this high performance NAS device allows iPhone owners to access their photos, videos, files, etc., via Buffalo’s unique Web Access 2.0 feature. Web Access allows users to access data via a web browser from any computer.

As the latest addition to the award-winning LinkStation line of consumer NAS devices, the new LinkStation Pro comes equipped with a new, stylish chassis and faster processor for quick and easy file transfers and backups. With Web Access 2.0, iPhone users can conveniently download content stored on their home or office LinkStation Pro right to their iPhone, anytime, anywhere.

“As a leader in the NAS market, we are constantly reaching new heights both in performance and design,” said Ken Higgins, vice president of sales at Buffalo Technology. “The LinkStation Pro is the epitome of our efforts, an all-around sleek and functional solution to fit all your network storage needs.”

In addition to the most recent changes, the LinkStation Pro includes all the optimal features of its predecessor including two USB 2.0 ports, so users can attach a USB hard drive for additional storage, or two or more LinkStation Pro devices can be added to backup each other over the network. It also includes Active Directory Support and simplifies file backup and sharing with an easy setup without the need for drivers. Users can also control access to their content by setting group and user level security. Other features include Gigabit JumboFrame support and an auto-sensing 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet port. Buffalo’s LinkStation Pro is Windows and Macintosh compatible. The product offers minimal power consumption with its ability to automatically power on or off. For additional data protection, the LinkStation Pro includes MemeoTM AutoBackup software for Windows. It includes a Heat Sink chassis for cooling, which is ideal for stacking and space saving.

Pricing and Availability
The new LinkStation Pro is backed by a limited one-year warranty that includes toll-free 24/7 technical support and will be available in January at estimated street prices of $209.99 for the 500GB (LS-XH500L) and $299.99 for the 1TB (LS-XH1.0TL).

About Buffalo Technology
Buffalo Technology (USA), Inc., based in Austin, Texas, is a leading global provider of award-winning networking, storage, multimedia and memory solutions for the home and small business environments as well as for system builders and integrators. With almost three decades of networking and computer peripheral experience, Buffalo has proven its commitment to delivering innovative, best-of-breed solutions that have put the company at the forefront of infrastructure technology. For more information about Buffalo Technology and its products, please visit www.buffalotech.com.