Buffalo Linkstation

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Usage Information

The [Buffalo Linkstation]is a network attached storage device with various models in its line. Setup instructions below.

  • LinkStation EZ

Network Hard Drive offers a simple centralized location for storing and sharing digital content. Share a hard drive with multiple PCs and laptops on your home network! Setup requires no special skills and is done in minutes. Just run the Wizard and you are ready to go. There is nothing else to configure. Available capacities: 500 GB

  • LinkStation Live™

The easy to use LinkStation Live™ Multimedia Storage Server is perfect whenever you need dependable network data storage. With built-in Web Access feature, you can access your files anytime via web browser from anywhere! It can stream multimedia to a PC, a Mac, and other DLNA CERTIFIED™ media players. The LinkStation Live seamlessly integrates with iTunes® 7 and allows you to access your music files on the LinkStation from your iTunes software. Best suited for homes or small businesses who need a central location for files that all devices on the network can share. Available capacities: 250 GB, 320 GB, 500 GB, 750 GB, 1.0 TB

  • LinkStation Pro™

The LinkStation Pro is built for the demands of high performance and business networking. With Active Directory integration and heavy-duty components, the LinkStation Pro offers Gigabit networking and transfer rates five to six times faster than other NAS devices. The performance is comparable to USB 2.0 direct attached storage. Best suited for homes, businesses, and professional users who desire maximum reliability and speed. Available capacities: 250 GB, 320 GB, 500 GB, 750 GB, 1.0 TB

  • LinkStation Pro Duo™

Buffalo's LinkStation Pro Duo is the ideal solution to keep important files safe! The Pro Duo is a 2-drive NAS solution that can be configured in RAID 0 for performance or RAID 1 for redundant storage. If one drive fails, the other still has a copy of the data. As an Active Directory client the Pro Duo can integrated into any business network and Web Access makes remote file access easy! Available capacities: 1.0 TB


Setup

Using the LinkStation's web-based admin page, configure the LinkStation to accept a DHCP address. Also create a share. In the example below, it will be called "share_name". You may also want to create an user and give the user a strong password. In the example below, this will be "user_name" and "password", respectively.

LinuxMCE Device Configuration

  1. From the bottom of the Wizard menu, click "Show Devices Tree".
  2. In the Devices Tree, click "Add Top Level Device".
  3. From the main window, click "Pick Device Template". A new window will pop open and give you options.
  4. In the "Device Category", scroll down to "Peripherals" and click on "Network Storage #150".
  5. Under models choose "Generic Windows Share" and click "Add device". You will be returned back to the main window.
  6. In the "Device Info" section, give your TeraStation a description, add the TeraStation's MAC address in xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx format.
  7. In the "Device Data" section, set the following:

  • Type(string)
samba
  • TCP Address(string)
share_name
  • Username(string)
user_name
  • Password(string)
password
  • Use LinuxMCE Directory Structure(int)
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where "share_name" is the share that you defined when setting up the LinkStation. At the very least, you can use the "public" username with no password as default by LinkStation. But it is better to configure the LinkStation with a unique username and strong password and to input that information in the Device Data section as per above. If you leave "Mount Point(string)" blank, LinuxMCE will mount the share on /mnt/<description_device#> where description is what you input in step 6 above.

TroubleShooting

Please note that if you have existing media on your linkstation, you may need to move the media into the appropriate directories once it has been configured by linuxMCE.

For Example Now, if you access the Buffalo Linkstation does it have a folder structure like this Public User1 User2 etc?

If it does, move the media you want LMCE to see into the appropriate folder on the Linkstation (not on the Linux machine, those only contain shortcuts to the Linkstation).

  • Move movies to public/data/video
  • Move music to public/data/audio