i checked the powerconsumption once and the Linkstation only (without
usb-hdds) really only needed 14 watts.
For the stock ftp-server proftpd is used.
if you have some special needs regarding the proftpd-server then you
can configure it from the commandline also.
for easy usage i recommend OpenLink (regardless which one of the older
boxes you might geht).
the newer LS Pro/LS Live also uses proftpd...and it also works well.
if anything is to limiting for you then you can install FreeLink which
is a minimal debian...then you can install everything available for
--- In LinkStation_General@yahoogroups.com
> 1) I found some here:
> There are some second hand ones and some new ones.
> 2) Yes, the FTP server that is built into the NAS has anonymous and
> registered user access. The top-level sharing folder can be set to
> read-only or writable.
> 3) Never checked when I had this series of Linkstation. Cant comment
> on this question.
> --- In LinkStation_General@yahoogroups.com, "John" <johnbkim@> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I need to find a low-power NAS to work as an ftp server for a science
> > project, and came across this group. I have some very basic questions:
> > 1) Where can I get Linkstations now? Buffalo has newer Linkstation
> > models but they appear to be higher-power.
> > 2) Does the Linkstation have a built-in FTP server?
> > 3) The literature says its power consumption is 17 watts. What arethe
> > actual rates people observe?
> > Thanks.