by November 2, 2007 0 comments



This NAS box from Buffalo provides a convenient storage for SOHO
environments. It comes with four 7200 rpm, 250 GB SATA hard drives, which sum up
to 1 TB of storage capacity. The box supports RAID levels 0,1,5 and 10. It has
both Gigabit Ethernet and USB ports to connect it on a network as a NAS or
directly to a PC as a DAS. This TeraStation Live can also be used as a storage
server over the Internet. For this, it has a built in FTP server for easy
exchange of files. Plus, it even allows you to share your files and folders over
the Internet. For this Buffalo has setup a separate website that allows peer to
peer connectivity between different TeraStation Live boxes.

Price:
Rs 55,590 (2 yr warranty)
Key Specs: RAID 0/1/5/10, 7200
rpm, power backup, hot swappable drives, web-based file sharing, FTP
server
Contact: Advent Infotech, Delhi

Tel: 41436752,
Email:

buffalo@adventelectronics.com
;
www.buffalo-asia.com
SMS Buy 131198 to 56767

To test the NAS we transferred 100 GB of data between the NAS and a PC with a
400 GB, 7200 rpm HDD. Transfer to the PC took 1 hour and 27 mins, while the
transfer back to the NAS took 1 hour 36 secs. FTP transfer however was much
faster, and took only 57 mins. We also ran NetBench and got a maximum throughput
of 33 MBps with RAID 0, which is pretty average as compared to the cheaper
TeraStation Pro II (reviewed in June 2007). The latter also has a higher
transfer rate.

BottomLine: Choose this if you need a
high capacity NAS box for a small office.

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