Buffalo Technology on Tuesday introduced its LinkStation Mini, a new miniature 1 terabyte (TB) Network Attached Storage System. The device is coming in May for $699, and will soon be joined by a 500GB version.
The LinkStation Mini combines two 500GB hard disk drive mechanisms operating at 5400RPM, and can be configured either using RAID Level 0 (striping) or Level 1 (mirroring). It sports Gigabit Ethernet and has a USB port that can support an extra hard drive or printer that can be shared using an integrated print server.
Other features include Remote Power, which can power up the unit remotely, and Web Access, which lets users access storage anywhere using a Web browser. It can also support UPS devices, so the unit can coordinate a shut down during power outages. It’s DLNA-compatible, so it can stream files through DLNA-compatible players, and it also supports Active Directory. Other protocols supported by the device include FTP, SMB and HTTPS. Buffalo includes Memeo backup software, which is Windows-compatible only.
System requirements for the LinkStation Mini call for Mac OS X v10.3.9 or later.