Buffalo Terastation

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Usage Information

The [Buffalo TeraStation] is a 4 hard drive, software RAID 5 Linux computer running SAMBA. It has versions with 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet port and up to 1.6 Terabytes of storage. It also has USB ports for attaching more storage and/or sharing and managing a USB printer on the network using a built-in print server.


Using the TeraStation's web-based admin page, configure the TeraStation 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)
  • TCP Address(string)
  • Username(string)
  • Password(string)
  • Use LinuxMCE Directory Structure(int)

where "share_name" is the share that you defined when setting up the TeraStation. At the very least, you can use the "public" username with no password as default by TeraStation. But it is better to configure the TeraStation 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.