Buffalo Technology, a global manufacturer of innovative storage, multimedia and wireless networking solutions for the home and small business environments, has introduced its smallest and quietest network attached storage (NAS) device, LinkStation™ Mini, in white. Measuring 40x82x135mm and weighing just half a kilo, Buffalo Technology were the first to market with these diminutive NAS devices in black in May 2008.

“The new white LinkStation™ Mini responds to user demand for a device that provides larger capacities in smaller form factors without compromising on performance,” pointed out Jasem Al Roomi, Director at Buffalo Advantec FZCO. “The new white form factor will appeal to the MAC users especially the professional editors and designers who are dealing with large file sizes on a daily basis.”

The new LinkStation™ Mini (LS-WSGL/R1-WH) comes equipped with Buffalo’s Web Access feature, which enables users to instantly and securely access all digital files stored on the product situated at home or office, via an internet connection. It also includes a built-in DLNA-Certified™ media server which enables playback of multimedia files through any DLNA-compatible media player. The Direct Copy function enables multimedia files to be transferred directly onto the device from a digital camera, camcorder, USB flash drive or USB storage.

Other features include:

  • Integration with iTunes® 7 so that users can access music on the move
  • Built-in print server
  • Easy setup and automatic backup via Memeo® software
  • Ability to expand storage capacity by attaching an external drive through USB port on the device
  • RAID 0 and 1 to offer the option of full data redundancy and security
  • Supports Active Directory
  • Supports Apple Bonjour
  • Protects data by restricting access with group and user level security
  • Auto-Sensing 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet Port
  • UPS support – an uninterruptable power supply can be connected via the USB port.
  • Support for users of Windows 2000/XP/Vista™ & Mac OS X 10.3 or higher.

Backed by a two year warranty, the LinkStation™ Mini (LS-WSGL/R1-WH) is available from leading retailers and authorised Buffalo business solution partners around the Middle East at an estimated street price of:
LS-WS500GL/R1WH     US$$339.99
LS-WS1.0TGL/R1WH    US$$499.99

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