Friday, January 23, 2009


BUFFALO Link Station EZ NAS Box

Friday, October 03, 2008

This storage solution for SOHOs and small workgroups is quite sleek and works pretty silently. The NAS box has a 250 GB external hard drive which is easy to install and use over a network. You can configure it on your network to get its IP address either from a DHCP server or assign one statically. Apart from this, the device has auto backup software from Memeo. This software is wizard driven and allows you to take back ups on networks, iPods, Memeo Internet disks, hard disks and removable storage devices. The device has an easy step by step process to choose the backup storage location and the types of files to be stored (email, music, videos, photos and graphics). Once you set a particular backup plan, the software automatically works in the background. You can modify the backup plan as per your needs.

The device configuration can be changed easily using the client utility supplied. Security is provided through password protection: the drive can be mapped to all stations or even disconnected. We tested this NAS by transferring 100 GB data over an isolated Gigabit network. The time taken for the complete transfer was 3 hours 5 minutes and 50 seconds. The data consisted of all types of files, music, videos, PDFs, etc.

Price: Rs 14,650 (3 yr warranty)
Key Specs: Internal 250 GB SATA Hard Drive (7200 RPM), 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet, OS support-Windows Vista, XP, 2000, Mac OSX 10.3
Contact: Supertron India, Delhi
Tel: 41709020,
SMS Buy 131015 to 56677

Bottomline: A good buy for small workgroups. It provides an easy way to access & share files over a network.

Piyush Dhingra

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