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CPU MARVELL 88F5182 Media Vault Processor

System on Chip(SOC)
CPU: ARM926EJ-Sid(wb) [41069260] revision 0 (ARMv5TEJ)
running @ 400Mhz
Orion 1 streaming disabled
SysClock = 200Mhz , TClock = 166Mhz

RAM 128MB total: Two (2) NANYA NT5TU32M16AG or Elpida EDE5116AF DDR2 SDRAM
Flash ROM Flash: SST 256K CMOS Multi-Purpose
Other Two (2) 43DR39K Latch???

NEC 500T 0536KX00???????

NIC MARVELL 88E1111 Gigabit Ethernet Transceiver ("Alaska" series).
USB 2 - USB 2.0 Max: 480 Mbps (HS Mode), Max: 12 Mbps (FS Mode)
SATA Controller Marvell Serial ATA Adapter - Internal drive is formatted as XFS file system
Drive Capacity 1TB, 750GB, 500GB, 400GB, 300GB, 250GB or 160GB
initrd.img password
hddrootfs = IeY8omJwGlGkIbJm2FH_MV4fLsXE8ieu0gNYwE6Ty

initrd = YvSInIQopeipx66t_DCdfEvfP47qeVPhNhAuSYmA4

Microcontroller Analysis arm9-lsgl Microcontroller Analysis
Benchmarks arm9-lsgl Benchmarks
Bootloader arm9-lsgl Boot Loader Overview
Flash ROM arm9-lsgl Flash ROM Analysis
Kernel arm9-lsgl Kernel
LED arm9-lsgl LED Analysis
Software arm9-lsgl Filesystem contents
Serial access Add_a_Serial_port_to_the_ARM9_Linkstation

Buffalo has released a new version of the LinkStation[1]. based on a Mediabolic Reference Design[2] similar to the Maxtor shared storage II[3] device.

From the Forums


  • Simplified File Sharing For Home or Small Office Network
  • Active Directory Support: Works as a client in an Active Directory domain allowing LinkStation Pro to utilize the domain users and groups.
  • High Speed Processor, DDR-II Ram, and SATA Hard Drive Provide Ultra Fast Transfer Rates.
  • Control Access With Group and User Level Security
  • Access Data from any Windows or Macintosh Computer on Your Network
  • Two or More LinkStations Can be Used to Back Up Each Other Over Your Network
  • Easy Setup Does Not Require Drivers
  • Scheduled Backup via USB 2.0 to External Storage
  • Expand Storage by Adding a USB 2.0 Hard Drive
  • Auto-MDIX10/100/1000 Base-T Gigabit Ethernet Port
  • Gigabit JumboFrame Support (4k, 8k, 15k)
  • Protect your Data with Memeo™ AutoBackup Software
  • Minimal Power Consumption (~23W)
  • Space-saving Compact and Aesthetic Design

This is from the Buffalo Site[4]


  1. Tom's Networking: BuffaloTechnology's LinkStation Pro: One Hot NAS!
  2. Mediabolic: NAS Media Server Reference Designs
  3. Maxtor shared storage II: Dual-drive NAS server runs Linux, supports DLNA
  4. LinkStation Pro Shared Network Storage 500GB