LS-QVL : LinkStation™ Pro Quad
Enclosure
LS-QVL/E-EU
4TB
LS-QV4.0TL/R5-EU
8TB
LS-QV8.0TL/R5-EU
12TB
LS-QV12TL/R5-EU
16TB
LS-QV16TL/R5-EU
Safer, faster network storage for all your important files.
Buffalo’s LinkStation™ Pro Quad is an ideal Network Attached Storage solution to keep important files safe and also provides increased capacity as your data and media libraries grow.
With the Pro Quad users can stream music and videos directly from their LinkStation™ to a computer or a network attached DLNA or UPnP media player. On the road, NAS contents are also available to stream via an internet browser and Buffalo’s WebAccess feature or via a smart device and the free Buffalo WebAccess app. The LinkStation™ Pro Quad is a high performance drive that can be
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Easy to store. Easy to share.

Store and share your music, photos, and videos with any computer in your home or small office network. Or stream your favourite music and videos directly from the LinkStation™ Pro Quad to a computer or Logitech Squeezebox, Playstation 3®, Xbox 360® or any DLNA™ or UPnP® Certified media player.

View your digital content on any DLNA™ or UPnP® Certified media player

The built-in DLNA™ Media Server allows you to share movies and play music on any DLNA™ or UPnP® Certified media player.

Access your digital content anywhere anytime

Access and share your multimedia collection, anywhere anytime with Buffalo's unique Web Access feature. Web Access allows you to seamlessly stream digital content stored on any Buffalo Network Attached Storage (NAS) device from anywhere in the world via a Web browser. You can also use the free WebAccess-i apps on your iPhone®, iPad® or iPod touch® or Android SmartPhone to access any Buffalo NAS, including the LinkStation™Pro Quad.

One touch transfer from your digital camera to your LinkStation™ Pro Quad

Automatically upload media files from your digital camera or digital camcorder directly to your LinkStation™ Pro Quad with the Direct Copy feature.
 

Share a multifunction printer on your network

Use the USB device server to connect and share a multifunction USB 2.0 printer on your network.

Enjoy ultra fast streaming speed

With superior data transfer speeds of up to 76MB per second than earlier versions, expect even faster streaming and faster downloads.

 

Powerful backup with NovaBACKUP

The LinkStation Pro™ Quad is bundled with five licenses of NovaBACKUP® Professional. The NovaBACKUP® Professional automatically backs up your personal documents along with your favorite photos, music and videos, and protects your data on workstations locally and online. Regardless of theft, user error or hardware failure, NovaBACKUP® keeps your data secure.

Built-in BitTorrent

Download large files independently without having to power up your PC with the built-in BitTorrent™ client feature found in all Buffalo's LinkStation™ and TeraStation™ NAS devices. The BitTorrent™ client frees your PC or laptop for other activities. A BitTorrent™ client is a programme that uses the BitTorrent™ protocol to manage large file downloads and uploads over the Internet.

Eco-friendly, energy-saving

The Schedule Power Management System reduces CO2 omissions and helps save up to 66% power. The PC Interlocking Power Management System makes power saving effortless.

RAID support

Four operating modes: RAID level 0, 1, 5, 10 – for greater flexibility

Active Directory support

Works as a client in an Active Directory domain allowing the LinkStation™ Pro Quad to utilize the domain users and groups.

Backup for multiple Mac computers

Supports Apple Time Machine - for backing up multiple Mac computers.

Seamlessly wired to iTunes

Seamlessly integrates with iTunes, allowing you to access your stored music files on the LinkStation™ Pro Quad from your iTunes.

Built-in FTP and print servers

Access your LinkStation™ files via a built-in FTP server or print from anywhere on your network via a built-in print server with a USB printer.

Restricted network access

Set access to network at group and user security levels to protect data.

Faster file transfer, disk copying

Turn on the Windows-based TurboPC and TurboCopy features to speed up file transfer and disk copying rates.

Gigabit Ethernet ports

10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet enabled for high-speed network connections.

Backup for all LinkStations on your network

Schedule regular backups from one LinkStation™ to another over your LAN network or to an external HDD via USB.

USB port

Expand storage by adding a USB hard drive via the USB port.

Hardware System
CPU Type
Marvell 88F6282 ARM
CPU Speed
1.6GHz
Performance
Read: 80+MB/s (Direct Gigabit Network Connection) 
RAM
DDR3 256MB
Internal Hard Drives
Number of Bays
4
Total Capacity
Enclosure, 2TB, 4TB, 6TB, 8TB, 12TB, 16TB
Supported HDD Capacities
1TB, 2TB, 3TB, 4TB, (sold separately)
Drive Interface
SATA 2 or 3, 3 Gb/s
Supported RAID Levels
JBOD, 0, 1, 5, 10
LAN Interface
Standard Compliance
IEEE802.3ab/IEEE802.3u/IEEE802.3 Standard
Data Transfer Rates
10/100/1000 Mbps
Connector Type
RJ-45
LAN Ports
1
USB Interface
Standard Compliance
USB 2.0
Connector Type
USB-Type A
USB 2.0 Ports
2
USB 3.0 Ports
0
Data Transfer Rates
Max: 480 Mb/s
Protocol Support
Network Protocol
TCP/IP, Apple Talk
File Sharing
SMB/CIFS, AFP, FTP
Management
HTTP
Time Synchronization
NTP
Other
Dimensions
149 x 233 x 154mm
Weight
5.5Kg
Operating Environment
0-35°C, 20-80% (non-condensing)
Power Consumption (Max.)
Average 43W
Power Supply
External AC 100-240V, 50/60Hz
Active Directory support
Yes
WebAccess
Yes
DLNA™ Media Server
Yes
NovaBACKUP Professional - 5 User Licenses
Yes
BitTorrent™
Yes
Apple Time Machine®
Yes
Apple Bonjour®
Yes
iTunes® Integration
Yes
Power Management System
Yes
Available Colours
Black
Client OS
Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2008/2008 R2, Windows Server 2003/R2, Mac OS 10.4 - 10.9
Product Part Numbers
Product Code
LS-QVL/E-EU - Enclosure
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LS-QV4.0TL/R5-EU - 4TB
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LS-QV8.0TL/R5-EU - 8TB
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LS-QV12TL/R5-EU - 12TB
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LS-QV16TL/R5-EU - 16TB
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Note: 1TB = 1, 000, 000, 000, 000Bytes. Actual data throughput will vary depending upon environment factor.
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(*1) Multi-function printers are not supported. This function works in Windows via USB connection only.
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*Specifications and appearance are given as guidelines and may change without notice.
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*PS3® is a trademark or registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. All rights reserved.

Firmwares

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File Post date Version OS Support Notes  
19-11-2013
1.68
Windows
For supported OS see release notes
19-11-2013
1.68
Windows
19-11-2013
1.68
Intel Mac
For supported OS see release notes
19-11-2013
1.68
Intel Mac

Utilities

File Post date Version OS Support Notes  
13-02-2014
-
Intel Mac
13-02-2014
-
Windows
05-04-2012
1.40
Intel Mac
For supported OS see release notes
05-04-2012
1.40
Intel Mac
for Network-USB Navigator
13-11-2012
1.13
up to Windows 8
To set Windows security for NAS file transfer
TurboPC EX
12.22 MB
13-02-2014
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Windows 8 / 7 / Vista / XP
For supported OS see release notes
13-02-2014
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Windows
TurboPC EX

CD Images

File Post date Version OS Support Notes  
29-10-2013
2.31
Windows
For supported OS see release notes
29-10-2013
2.31
Windows
21-06-2013
2.30
Intel Mac
For supported OS see release notes
21-06-2013
2.30
Intel Mac

Documentation

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