Buffalo Technology today expanded its TeraStation NAS line to include iSCSI-based products.
The TeraStation iSCSI and TeraStation iSCSI Rackmount each feature four hot-swap SATA drives and support RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, and RAID 10 modes. Network connection is via a single 10/100/1000 Ethernet port.
Buffalo Technology today announced a new miniature dual-drive NAS with 1 TB capacity.
The LinkStation Mini (LS-WS1.0TGL/R1) measures only 1.57 x 3.22 x 5.31 inches and weighs slightly over a pound. It has a gigabit Ethernet port and dual 5,400RPM 2.5 inch notebook drives and supports both RAID 0 and 1, as well as Active Directory.
Buffalo Technology has issued an official statement about its battle with Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO).
Visitors to the Wireless Products section of Buffalo's website are now redirected to a page that states "Buffalo cannot offer for sale, sell, import, or use its IEEE 802.11a and 802.11g compliant products in the United States". Existing inventory can still be sold and in-warranty defective products can be replaced.
CSIRO filed suit against Buffalo in February 2005 and in June 2007 won an injunction preventing sales of all Wi-Fi products. CSIRO is defending its U.S. Patent No. 5,487,069 that contains claims related to key technologies used in 802.11a, and g wireless standards.
Buffalo is currently awaiting the results of its appeal requesting a reversal of the decision and a stay of the injunction.
Last Friday, a federal court in Texas granted Australia's national science agency, CSIRO, an injunction to prevent infringement of its wireless network patent by Buffalo-group companies in the US. The injunction prevents the sales of all wireless LAN products by Buffalo until a license for CSIRO technology is negotiated.
CSIRO had begun a test case against the Buffalo companies in February 2005 in Texas, after the industry had failed to accept CSIROs offers to license its wireless local area network (WLAN) patents on reasonable and nondiscriminatory (RAND) terms.
I had been bugging Buffalo for awhile to get me either the TeraStation Pro II or Live so that I could see how the switch to a Marvell-based NAS platform affected performance. Looks like it helps quite a bit.
Check out the NAS Charts, which include data for 100, 1000 and 1000 w/ 4k jumbo LAN connections and RAID 0, 5 and 10 modes. Enjoy!