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{{Articles|Kernel|General|Hardware|FAQ}}
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{{LinkstationInformation}}
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==Buffalo Links==
  
==Difference between LS1, LS2, HG==
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*http://www.buffalotech.com/comparison-charts/network-storage/linkstation/
If the firmware version is 1.xx then you have a ppc-based-Linkstation (LS1,HG), if it is 2.xx it is an LS2 (mips).
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all LinkStations except the LS1 have autosensing, so no switch for changing the LAN-Port is there.
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'''TODO:''' Find a difference between '''[[Information/HGOverview|HD-HGLAN (HG)]]''' &
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'''[[Information/HSOverview|HS-DGL(HS)]]'''. I expect differences in the webinterface (pcast & upnp)
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===Hardware Table===
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{| style="background:#DDDDDD; color:black"
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|- style="background:#BBBBBB; color:green"
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| Type<!--HD-LAN V1-->
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| <b>LS1</b><!--HD-LAN V2-->
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| <b>LS1</b><!--KURO-BOX -->
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| <b>KURO</b><!--HD-HLANV1-->
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| <b>LS1</b><!--HD-HLANV2-->
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| <b>LS2</b><!--HD-HLWG  -->
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| <b>?</b><!--HD-HGLAN -->
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| <b>HG</b><!--KURO/HG  -->
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| <b>KUROHG</b>
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|-
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|- style="background:#BBBBBB; color:green"
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|
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| HD-LAN V1
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| HD-LAN V2
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| KURO-BOX
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| HD-HLAN V1
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| HD-HLAN V2
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| HD-HLWG
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| HD-HGLAN
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| KURO-BOX/HG
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|-
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| CPU<!--HD-LAN V1-->
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| PowerPC<!--HD-LAN V2-->
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| PowerPC<!--KURO-BOX -->
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| PowerPC<!--HD-HLANV1-->
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| PowerPC<!--HD-HLANV2-->
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| <font color="red">MIPS</font><!--HD-HLWG  -->
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| <font color="red">MIPS</font><!--HD-HGLAN -->
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| PowerPC<!--KURO/HG  -->
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| PowerPC
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|-
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| CPU Clock<!--HD-LAN V1-->
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| 200MHz<!--HD-LAN V2-->
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| 200MHz<!--KURO-BOX -->
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| 200MHz<!--HD-HLANV1-->
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| 200MHz<!--HD-HLANV2-->
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| 400MHz<!--HD-HLWG  -->
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| unconfirmed<!--HD-HGLAN -->
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| <font color="red">266MHz</font><!--KURO/HG  -->
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| <font color="red">266MHz</font>
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|-
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| FLASH ROM<!--HD-LAN V1-->
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| <font color="red">16MB</font><!--HD-LAN V2-->
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| 4MB<!--KURO-BOX -->
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| 4MB<!--HD-HLANV1-->
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| 4MB<!--HD-HLANV2-->
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| 4MB<!--HD-HLWG  -->
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| unconfirmed<!--HD-HGLAN -->
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| 4MB<!--KURO/HG  -->
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| 4MB
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|-
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| D-RAM<!--HD-LAN V1-->
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| 64MB<!--HD-LAN V2-->
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| 64MB<!--KURO-BOX -->
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| 64MB<!--HD-HLANV1-->
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| 64MB<!--HD-HLANV2-->
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| 64MB<!--HD-HLWG  -->
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| unconfirmed<!--HD-HGLAN -->
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| <font color="red">128MB</font><!--KURO/HG  -->
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| <font color="red">128MB</font>
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|-
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| USB Port<!--HD-LAN V1-->
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| -<!--HD-LAN V2-->
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| -<!--KURO-BOX -->
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| 1<!--HD-HLANV1-->
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| 2<!--HD-HLANV2-->
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| 2<!--HD-HLWG  -->
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| unconfirmed<!--HD-HGLAN -->
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| 2<!--KURO/HG  -->
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| 2
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|-
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| MiniPCI<!--HD-LAN V1-->
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| <font color="red">1</font><!--HD-LAN V2-->
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| - *1<!--KURO-BOX -->
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| -<!--HD-HLANV1-->
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| -<!--HD-HLANV2-->
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| -<!--HD-HLWG  -->
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| unconfirmed<!--HD-HGLAN -->
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| -<!--KURO/HG  -->
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| -
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|-
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| Network<!--HD-LAN V1-->
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| 10BASE-T<br>100BASE-TX<!--HD-LAN V2-->
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| 10BASE-T<br>100BASE-TX<!--KURO-BOX -->
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| 10BASE-T<br>100BASE-TX<!--HD-HLANV1-->
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| 10BASE-T<br>100BASE-TX<!--HD-HLANV2-->
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| 10BASE-T<br>100BASE-TX<!--HD-HLWG  -->
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| 10BASE-T<br>100BASE-TX<br><font color="red">IEEE802.11g/b</font><!--HD-HGLAN -->
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| 10BASE-T<br>100BASE-TX<br><font color="red">1000BASE-T</font><!--KURO/HG  -->
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| 10BASE-T<br>100BASE-TX<br><font color="red">1000BASE-T</font>
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|-
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| Newest<br>Japanese<br>firmware<!--HD-LAN V1-->
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| 1.24(a)<br>1,Jun.2004<!--HD-LAN V2-->
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| 2.13(a)<br>1,Jun.2004<!--KURO-BOX -->
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| 1.02<br>20,Apr.2004<!--HD-HLANV1-->
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| 1.45<br>22,Sep.2004<!--HD-HLANV2-->
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| 2.11<br>22,Sep.2004<!--HD-HLWG  -->
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| -<br>-<!--HD-HGLAN -->
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| 1.33<br>22,Feb.2005<!--KURO/HG  -->
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| 1.01<br>19.Nov.2004
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| Crossover<br>Switch<!--HD-LAN V1-->
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| YES<!--HD-LAN V2-->
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| YES?<!--KURO-BOX -->
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| YES<!--HD-HLANV1-->
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| YES<!--HD-HLANV2-->
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| NO<!--HD-HLWG  -->
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| NO?<!--HD-HGLAN -->
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| NO<!--KURO/HG  -->
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| NO
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|}
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<nowiki>*1: There are some which have a MiniPCI slot depending on a lot.</nowiki><br />
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<small>From the [http://www.yamasita.jp/linkstation.en/index.html Why don't you hack the LinkStation/KURO-BOX site ]</small>
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===Firmware version===
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[[Image:Sysstat.jpg]]
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Maintainance -> SystemStatus -> Firmware Version,  should list your firmware version.
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<br />'''''<nowiki> http://<linkstation-Ip>/cgi-bin/sysinfo.cgi </nowiki>'''''<br />
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is the direct link.
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<small>[http://testforum.linkstationwiki.net/index.php?action=search&loc=1&topic=865&forum=2&page=6109  From the forums:Newbie Please Help, Sorry if i seem stupid!]</small>
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===Rear View===
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{| border=0 width=500
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[[Image:Without_switch.PNG|200px]]
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[[Image:With_switch_LS1.PNG|240px]]
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| <b>LS2 and HG</b>
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| <b>LS1</b>
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The powerpc-hdhlan (LS1) LinkStation can also be identified by the presence of a crossover switch located at the rear of the unit; the mipsel-hdhlan (LS2) and powerpc-hdhglan (HG) LinkStations do not have a crossover switch as they are auto-switching.
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==Linkstation Information==
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=== AVR ===
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Linkstations contain an Atmel AVR microcontroller (MCU), which is typically controlled by the  CPU (SoC) via an LS-internal serial connection. The AVR performs several LS housekeeping funktions:
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* [[Information/PPCAVR|powerpc-hdhlan AVR Analysis]]
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* [[Information/MIPSelAVR|mipsel-hdhlan AVR Analysis]]
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* [[Information/HGAVR|powerpc-hdhglan AVR Analysis]]
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=== Benchmarks ===
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* [[Information/PPCBenchmarks|powerpc-hdhlan Benchmarks]] (incomplete)
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* [[Information/MIPSelBenchmarks|mipsel-hdhlan Benchmarks]] (incomplete)
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* [[Information/HGBenchmarks|powerpc-hdhglan Benchmarks]] (incomplete)
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=== Boot Loader ===
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* [[Information/PPCBootLoader|powerpc-hdhlan Boot Loader Overview]]
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* [[Information/MIPSelBootLoader|mipsel-hdhlan Boot Loader Overview]] (incomplete)
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* [[Information/HGBootLoader|powerpc-hdhglan Boot Loader Overview]]<font color=red> '''?'''</font> (incomplete)
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=== Flash ROM ===
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* [[Information/PPCFlashROM|powerpc-hdhlan Flash ROM Analysis]]
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* [[Information/MIPSelFlashROM|mipsel-hdhlan Flash ROM Analysis]] (incomplete)
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* [[Information/HGFlashROM|powerpc-hdhglan Flash ROM Analysis]] (incomplete)
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=== Hardware ===
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* [[Information/PPCOverview|powerpc-hdhlan Overview]]
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* [[Information/MIPSelOverview|mipsel-hdhlan Overview]]
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* [[Information/HGOverview|powerpc-hdhglan Overview]]
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=== Kernel ===
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* [[Information/PPCKernel|powerpc-hdhlan Kernel]] <font color=red>'''?'''</font>(incomplete)
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* [[Information/MIPSelKernel|mipsel-hdhlan Kernel]] <font color=red>'''?'''</font>(incomplete)
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* [[Information/HGKernel|powerpc-hdhglan Kernel]] <font color=red>'''?'''</font>(incomplete)
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=== LED ===
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* [[Information/PPCLED|powerpc-hdhlan LED Analysis]]
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* [[Information/MIPSelLED|mipsel-hdhlan LED Analysis]]
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* [[Information/HGLED|powerpc-hdhglan LED Analysis]]
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=== Software ===
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* [[Information/PPCFilesystem|powerpc-hdhlan Filesystem contents]] <font color=red>'''?'''</font>(incomplete)
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* [[Information/MIPSelFilesystem|mipsel-hdhlan Filesystem contents]] <font color=red>'''?'''</font>(incomplete)
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* [[Information/HGFilesystem|powerpc-hdhglan Filesystem contents]] <font color=red>'''?'''</font>(incomplete)
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=== Watchdog Timer ===
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* [[Information/PPCWatchdogTimer|powerpc-hdhlan Watchdog Timer Overview]] <font color=red>'''?'''</font>(incomplete)
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* [[Information/MIPSelWatchdogTimer|mipsel-hdhlan Watchdog Timer Overview]] <font color=red>'''?'''</font>(incomplete)
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* [[Information/HGWatchdogTimer|powerpc-hdhglan Watchdog Timer Overview]] <font color=red>'''?'''</font>(incomplete)
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==Buffalo Links==
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*http://www.buffalotech.com/products/linkstationchart.php
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*http://www.buffalotech.com/products/storage.php
 
*http://www.buffalotech.com/products/storage.php
 
*http://www.revogear.com
 
*http://www.revogear.com
==References==
 
* http://www.yamasita.jp/linkstation.en/hardware.html
 
* http://www.buffalotech.com/products/storage.php
 
* [http://linkstationwiki.net/index.php?title=Information/Information&direction=prev&oldid=1988 Information/Information(oldid=1988)]
 
* http://linkstationwiki.net/Articles/GeneralFirmwareFlash
 
* [http://testforum.linkstationwiki.net/index.php?action=search&loc=1&topic=865&forum=2&page=6109  From the forums:Newbie Please Help, Sorry if i seem stupid!]
 
 
 
[[Category:Kernel]]
 
 
[[Category:General]]
 
 
[[Category:Hardware]]
 
 
[[Category:FAQ]]
 

Latest revision as of 22:00, 10 March 2007

This article originally Based on work by nix, frontalot, and admin. Originally by admin. at Linkstationwiki.org

Power-architecture-logo.png MIPS Logo color.png ARM Logo hires.png
LS1
HD-HLAN v1
HD-H(G).jpg
LS2
HD-HLAN v2
HD-H(G).jpg
HG
Gigabit
HD-HGLAN
HD-H(G).jpg
HS
Linkstation Home Server
HS-DGL
HS-LS.jpg
LSPro
Linkstation Pro
LS-GL
LS-Pro.jpg
LS Live
Linkstation Live
HS-DHGL
HS-DHGL.jpg
LS LGL
Linkstation EX
LS-LGL
LS LGL.jpg
LS Pro DUO
LS-WTGL/R1
LS-WTGL-R1.jpg
LS Quad
LS-QL/R5
LS-QL.jpg
MIPSel HD-HLAN (LS2)
Power-architecture-logo.png ARM Logo hires.png
KUROBOX
KUROBOX
Kuro-box.jpg
KUROBOX HG
KUROBOX HG
Kuro-box.jpg
KUROPRO
KUROBOX Pro
Kuro-box pro.jpg

Contents

What about the differences between the different LinkStations and KuroBoxes?

Type LS1 LS2 HG *1 HS *1 KUROBOX KUROHG LS Pro LS Live LS EZ LS-LGL KUROBOX Pro
HD-HLAN V1 HD-HLAN V2 HD-HGLAN HS-DGL KUROBOX KUROBOX HG LS-GL HS-DHGL LS-CL LS-LGL KUROBOX Pro
CPU PowerPC MIPSel PowerPC PowerPC PowerPC PowerPC ARM9 ARM9 ARM9 ARM9 ARM9
CPU Clock 200MHz 400MHz 266MHz 266MHz 200MHz 266MHz 400MHz 400MHz 266 BogoMIPS 333MHz ? 400MHz
FLASH ROM 4MB 4MB 4MB 4MB 4MB 4MB 256KB 256KB  ? 256KB 256KB + 256MB
D-RAM 64MB 64MB 128MB 128MB 64MB 128MB 128MB 128MB 128MB 16(!) 128MB
USB Port 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 0 2
MiniPCI - Installation
possible
- - - - - - - - -
Network 10BASE-T
100BASE-TX
10BASE-T
100BASE-TX
10BASE-T
100BASE-TX
1000BASE-T
10BASE-T
100BASE-TX
1000BASE-T
10BASE-T
100BASE-TX
10BASE-T
100BASE-TX
1000BASE-T
10BASE-T
100BASE-TX
1000BASE-T
10BASE-T
100BASE-TX
1000BASE-T
10BASE-T
100BASE-TX
1000BASE-T
10BASE-T
100BASE-TX
1000BASE-T
10BASE-T
100BASE-TX
1000BASE-T
Crossover
Switch
YES NO NO NO YES NO NO NO NO NO NO
Newest
Japanese
firmware
1.54
23,May.2006
2.31
5,July.2007
1.65
5,July.2007
1.62
26,Dec.2006
1.01
19.Nov.2004
1.01
19.Nov.2004
1.11(-1a)
27,Aug.2007
1.11β
29,Nov.2007
 ? 1.01
21,Aug.2007
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Webinterface YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES NO NO
Stock Kernel 2.4.17 2.4.20 2.4.20 2.4.20 2.4.17 2.4.17 *2 or
2.4.20
2.6.12.6-arm1
or 2.6.16 *3
2.6.12.6-arm1
or 2.6.16 *3
2.6.22.7 armv5tejl 2008-09-30 2.6.12.6-arm1 2.6.12.6-arm1
Special - - - - telnet/ftp enabled
in EM Mode
telnet/ftp enabled
in EM Mode
- - - - boot possible from
flash & hdd
GPL-Source [1] [2] [3] [4] NO NO [5] & [6] [7] & [8] [9] [10] NO
*1: the HG and the HS are identical from the hardware point of view
*2: only early japanese Kurobox HG`s have the 2.4.17 kernel in flash
*3: depends on the preinstalled firmware. they moved to 2.6.16 with firmware 1.10

Models were available in Japan only

Type ? ? ? ?
HD-LAN V1 HD-LAN V2 HD-LAN V3 HD-HLWG
CPU PowerPC PowerPC MIPSel MIPSel
CPU Clock 200MHz 200MHz 400MHz unconfirmed
FLASH ROM 16MB 4MB 4MB unconfirmed
D-RAM 64MB 64MB 64MB? unconfirmed
USB Port - - - unconfirmed
MiniPCI 1 *1  ? unconfirmed
Network 10BASE-T
100BASE-TX
10BASE-T
100BASE-TX
10BASE-T
100BASE-TX
10BASE-T
100BASE-TX
IEEE802.11g/b
Newest
Japanese
firmware
1.24(a)
1,Jun.2004
2.13(a)
1,Jun.2004
3.01
2.13
23,May 2006
Crossover
Switch
YES YES? YES? NO?
GPL-Source [11] [12] [13] [14] & [15]
*1: There are some which have a MiniPCI slot depending on a lot.[1]
  1. Why don't you hack the LinkStation/KURO-BOX

What are the more verbose differences between the (LS1, LS2, and HG/HS)?

HD-HLANv1 (LS1) HD-HLANv2 (LS2) HD-HGLAN (HG)/HS-DGL (HS)
CPU 200Mhz Freescale MPC8241 with MPC603e Motorola PowerPC core. 400MHz IDT 79RC32434-400BC with MIPSel CPU core 266Mhz Freescale MPC8241 with MPC603e Motorola PowerPC core.
RAM 64MB Micron MT48LC16M16A2-75 SDRAM 64MB Micron MT 46V32MI6-SBC SDRAM 128MB ELPIDA DS2516APTA-75 SDRAM
Flash ROM 4MB ST M29W320DT HG003 4MB Macronix MX29LV320T. 4MB ST M29W320DT HG001
USB 2 type A(rear - /dev/usb/lp0, front - /dev/usb/lp1) - NEC D720101GJ 2 type A(rear - /dev/usb/lp0, front - /dev/usb/lp1) - NEC D720101GJ 2 type A(rear - /dev/usb/lp0, front - /dev/usb/lp1) - NEC D720101GJ
NIC 10/100Mb ADMtek AN983B PCI ethernet controller 10/100Mb Realtek 8201CPPCI ethernet controller 10/100/1000Mb Realtek RTL8110S-32 PCI ethernet controller
IDE Controller Silicon Image SiI 0680acl144 IT8211 PCI IDE disk controller. Silc0680acl144 OR IT8211 PCI IDE disk controller
Stock Firmware 1.x 2.x 1.x
AVR AT90S2313-4SC AT???????-??? AT90S2313-4SC
AVR Analysis powerpc-hdhlan AVR Analysis mipsel-hdhlan AVR Analysis powerpc-hdhglan AVR Analysis
Benchmarks powerpc-hdhlan Benchmarks mipsel-hdhlan Benchmarks powerpc-hdhglan Benchmarks
Bootloader powerpc-hdhlan Boot Loader Overview mipsel-hdhlan Boot Loader Overview powerpc-hdhglan Boot Loader Overview
Flash ROM powerpc-hdhlan Flash ROM Analysis mipsel-hdhlan Flash ROM Analysis powerpc-hdhglan Flash ROM Analysis
Hardware powerpc-hdhlan Overview mipsel-hdhlan Overview powerpc-hdhglan Overview
Kernel powerpc-hdhlan Kernel mipsel-hdhlan Kernel powerpc-hdhglan Kernel
LED powerpc-hdhlan LED Analysis mipsel-hdhlan LED Analysis powerpc-hdhglan LED Analysis
Software powerpc-hdhlan Filesystem contents mipsel-hdhlan Filesystem contents powerpc-hdhglan Filesystem contents
Watchdog Timer powerpc-hdhlan Watchdog Timer Overview mipsel-hdhlan Watchdog Timer Overview powerpc-hdhglan Watchdog Timer Overview

Buffalo Links