2 new from $1,642.40

Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Color:
  • BUFFALO LinkStation Live 3 TB Network Attached Storage (NAS) - LS-X3.0TL
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
  • To view this video download Flash Player
      

BUFFALO LinkStation Live 3 TB Network Attached Storage (NAS) - LS-X3.0TL

by BUFFALO
| 10 answered questions

Available from these sellers.
3 TB
BLACK
  • Free WebAccess apps for iPhone, iPad and Android
  • Data Transfer Rates: 1000 Mbps, 100 Mbps, 10 Mbps
  • NovaBACKUP Professional
  • Time Machine compatibilty
  • Built in BitTorrent client
  • A DLNA Certified media server and an iTunes server
  • Eco Manager
2 new from $1,642.40

Technical Details

Size: 3 TB | Color: BLACK
  • Contains External Power Adapter

Product Details

Size: 3 TB | Color: BLACK
  • Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 2 x 6.9 inches ; 2.4 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2.9 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B005PVXH2W
  • Item model number: LS-X3.0TL
  • Average Customer Review: 2.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (222 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: October 14, 2011

Product Description

Size: 3 TB | Color: BLACK

Product Description

Buffalo's LinkStation Live LS-XL network storage is a simple and dependable solution to store, share, stream and backup your files in one convenient location. Easily access your content from any PC, Mac, smartphone and tablet on your home network; just connect LinkStation Live to your router and follow the easy setup process. Equipped with LinkStation Live is a built in BitTorrent client, a DLNA Certified media server and an iTunes server, taking effort out of downloading and streaming your favorite movies, photos and music to any network connected media player, gaming console, TV and more in your home. And while on the go, Buffalo’s free WebAccess service keeps you connected, allowing you to upload and download files over the Internet from any standard Web browser. You can even share files and access with friends and family. User-friendly LinkStation Live makes sharing simple.

From the Manufacturer

LinkStation Live LS-XL network storage is a simple and dependable solution to store, share, stream and back up your files in one convenient location. Easily access your content from any PC, Mac®, smartphone or tablet on your home network; just connect LinkStation Live to your router and follow the easy setup process. Equipped with LinkStation Live is a built-in BitTorrent™, DLNA Certified™ media server and an iTunes® server, taking effort out of downloading and streaming your favorite movies, photos and music to any network connected media player, gaming console, TV and more in your home. While on the go, Buffalo’s free WebAccess service allows you to create a personal cloud for easy remote access and file sharing with anyone, anywhere over the Internet. Your data remains securely stored in one place on your home network, but you can access it quickly from any computer, tablet or smartphone device over the Web. Sharing is as easy as sending a link to your friends and family; they can securely access only the files you've selected for them to see.


LinkStation Live
LS-XL


Features at a glance
  • DLNA Certified
  • NovaBACKUP Professional
  • Free Personal Cloud
  • BitTorrent Client
  • Time Machine® Compatibility
Network Attached Storage

Connect LinkStation Live to the back of your wireless router and instantly access storage from any computer on the network. Store or back up digital photos, MP3s and documents on one hard drive and access it from any computer simultaneously.

  • Shared folders can be accessed by everyone on the network
  • Protect private folders and files from unauthorized access
  • Back up every computer on your home network to one location
LinkStation Live Network Attached Storage
Whole Home Backup

Five copies of NovaBACKUP Professional for Windows and a built-in Time Machine Server allows for back up of all PCs and Mac computers in your home or small office to a central, always available storage device. Put an end to moving USB drives between multiple computers.

Free Personal Cloud

While on the go, Buffalo's free WebAccess service allows you to create a personal cloud for easy remote access and file sharing with anyone, anywhere over the Internet.

  • Remote access from any computer with a standard Web browser
  • Download free apps for Apple iPod touch, iPhone and iPad and for Android mobile devices
  • Upload or access terabytes of multimedia files and documents from anywhere
Multimedia Server

Integrated DLNA Certified™ Server

  • Stream multimedia content to any DNLA or uPnP A/V media playback device
  • Use with PS3™, Xbox 360®, many network enabled TVs, digital photo frames, etc.

Powered by uTorrent™

  • Integrated BitTorrent client for quick and easy downloads
  • Download torrent files automatically without your PC being on

Flickr® Syncronization

  • Automatically upload and back up digital photos to Flickr
  • Transfer photos to LinkStation Live and the files automatically sync with your Flickr account

Key Features and Benefits:

  • Shared Storage: Store or back up files from multiple PCs, laptops or Mac computers in one central location
  • Free WebAccess and WebAccess i apps for iPod touch, iPhone, and iPad: Access and share your photos, music, videos or data files with friends, family and colleagues over the Internet with any standard Web browser or on your iPhone or iPad for free
  • DLNA Certified and iTunes Servers: Stream content directly to any DLNA compatible media player or use LinkStation Live as a content source from within your iTunes application
  • BitTorrent Client: Download digital content over the Internet directly to your LinkStation Live
  • NovaBACKUP Professional: Includes an easy-to-use, complete backup solution for up to 5 of your home and home office Windows® PCs
  • Time Machine Compatibility: Use the LinkStation Live with Time Machine backup
  • ECO-Minded: With the power savings feature, you regulate the power usage of your LinkStation at predetermined times, shutting the unit down and reducing energy consumption
  • No Annual or Monthly Fees: Free to use features and services, including WebAccess with iPhone and iPad support, or to add multiple users and groups
  • Free 24/7 Tech Support: US-based tech support

Buffalo’s LinkStation Live LS-XL is backed by a one-year limited warranty and lifetime 24/7 US based technical support.

What's in the Box

LinkStation Live LS-XL, Utility CD-ROM, Quick-Setup Guide, Ethernet Cable, AC Adapter, Warranty Statement

Expand Your Data Capacity and Connectivity with Buffalo Storage and Networking Solutions

LinkStation Shared Storage AirStation Wireless Routers DriveStation Desktop Hard Drives MiniStation Portable Hard Drives
Buffalo LinkStation Shared Storage Buffalo AirStation Wireless Routers Buffalo DriveStation Desktop Hard Drives Buffalo MiniStation Portable Hard Drives
Share files, back up all computers to one central location, and access your data over the Internet quickly and securely. With Buffalo Network Attached Storage (NAS), you can store, access, and share your files from all computers on your network. Configuring your wireless network is quick and easy with Buffalo's push-button setup or our simple web interface. Boost your wireless connectivity, increase range, signal strength and speed with our wide selection of wireless routers and accessories. Whether you need additional storage or a backup location, we have a solution for you. Buffalo's desktop hard drives are available in a variety of size and drive configurations. Find the desktop hard drive that suits your needs best. Portable external hard drives make it easy to transport your files. Buffalo's line of portable hard drives offer a reliable and compact, sleek solution to back up and store your files. Choose your capacity and color and you'll be on your way.

Customer Reviews

My recommendation is to not buy this and I doubt I will consider another Buffalo product after this.
D. OBRIEN
I have had some issues with this drive deciding to stop responding, forcing me to unplug it from the wall and plug it back in (since there is no power button).
M. R. Simmons
UPDATE: Dropping stars from 2 to 1: The second unit also failed just 3 months after the one year warranty was over.
Babak S.

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

79 of 82 people found the following review helpful By Sphinx on January 8, 2012
Color Name: BLACKSize Name: 3 TB Verified Purchase
I bought the 3TB version for ~$240 and I am very happy with it. I also considered the Synology DS212j but that is ~$200 without disks.

I use it for the following functions:
-To store and stream media to my Apple TV (2nd gen with xbmc)
-As a time machine backup disk for my Mac
-As a torrent downloader (client comes installed, is fast and easy to use)

I was initially using it with a Belkin N750 Router but was having some problems - my Mac's console revealed that the smb connection would drop and reconnect after every minute and this led to choppy/unreliable video playback. However, I suspected that this was the router's fault since this also happened with another USB drive I had plugged straight to the router. I then switched to an Airport Extreme (5th gen) and have been using this NAS without any problems.

With my Macbook, over gigabit ethernet I get file write speeds of 25-35Mbps (reads are faster) and over 5ghz wireless-N I get ~15MBps with Airport Extreme (5th gen), ~11MBps with Belkin N750, and ~9MBps with Cisco Linksys E2500.
Read more ›
22 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
47 of 48 people found the following review helpful By A. Zeidan on March 25, 2012
Color Name: BLACKSize Name: 2 TB
After running out of space on my laptop and my WD passport 1 TB, I was tired of USB cabled hard drives so I did my research and found Buffalo Linkstation Live as well as the WD My Book Live. The reviews on the WD were not the best, with alot of people complaining of faults so I decided to go with Buffalo.

Setting it up was so easy, I didn't think it would be so easy. I connected the device to my wireless router with the ethernet cable that comes in the box then I used the CD that came in the box to install the software needed. All I did was press next a couple of times and voila the NAS was ready to use. You have to use the NAS Navigator software that you installed to tell your laptop to connect to the NAS. Once you do that you can map the NAS to a drive on "my computer". It mapped the NAS to the M drive and now its like I have an extra partition or hard drive on my laptop.

I started to copy my movies and tv shows to the NAS using terracopy. I was getting speeds around 7-8 mb/s copying the files.

The user guide that is on the cd is very helpful and very easy to understand. There is a web interface that you log on to in order to access the settings of the NAS as well as the torrent feature. Downloading torrents was very easy, the torrent application is identical to uTorrent. You paste the torrent url in the application and it automatically downloads the file to the NAS.

I haven't tried accesing the NAS online (cloud) or accessed through my PS3 but will update when I do.

Overall the product is fantastic, much better than I expected. I can now remove all the junk on my laptop and store it on the NAS in order to run my laptop faster. I'm planning to get an SSD on my laptop but was worried about the lack of space on those things. Now I don't have to worry about that. I Don't know how I lived without it till now....
3 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
49 of 54 people found the following review helpful By Pra on June 27, 2012
Color Name: BLACKSize Name: 3 TB Verified Purchase
Once you do your homework and decide that the specs on this unit is just what you want, you'll be fine. If you have used other NAS products, you may find that this one comes up a bit short. This drive (once it lasts) does the NAS basics with no frills. You even get web access (cloud) features with not much setup pain. As is the case with most hardware products these days, there is always a firmware update available right out of the box. It ran okay, but the screen feedback as to the update process was terrible. Once you have done firmware updates before, you should be able to get around the lack of feedback. The drive itself is very quiet and minimalist in design. No switches or anything to touch on the box itself, just data and power and you handle the rest via software. Buyers remorse did creep in when just two days after getting it delivered, the price drops by $10, but that's life. The Nova backup software installed okay, but there is also an upgrade for that which I must pay a processing fee to get. Not cool, and I won't be upgrading or probably even try to run Nova. It's not a well known solution and there are tons of free alternatives that I already use. Time will tell how well the drive holds up, but this is a great solution for homes and home offices. I did install the Web Access feature on three of my android devices, and it works as expected.

July 17th 2012 Update:
This NAS is working great, and it's very reliable. I am using it as a cloud drive, accessing from android devices and it gets the job done. It is very quiet and I have timers set for start/stop. With the value that this NAS brings (now $168), I am seriously thinking of getting another to use as a backup for this one (they have an option to backup to each other). Not regretting this purchase at all. Really great for the SOHO user.
3 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews