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Linkstation 120 HD

How can I find out which LinkStation I have?

You can find the version number by calling “Maintenance/System Status” in the web interface. For systems which do not have gigabit ethernet, 1.x firmware designates a powerpc-hdhlan LinkStation while 2.x firmware designates a mipsel-hdhlan LinkStation. For system which do have gigabit ethernet, 1.x firmware designates a powerpc-hdhglan LinkStation.
The powerpc-hdhlan LinkStation can also be identified by the presence of a crossover switch located at the rear of the unit; the mipsel-hdhlan and powerpc-hdhglan LinkStations do not have a crossover switch as they are auto-switching.
TODO: Find a difference between HD-HGLAN (HG) & HS-DGL(HS). I expect differences in the webinterface (pcast & upnp)

How can I find out which Firmware version my LinkStation has?

Sysstat.jpg
Maintainance -> SystemStatus -> Firmware Version, should list your firmware version.
http://<linkstation-Ip>/cgi-bin/sysinfo.cgi
is the direct link.[1]

What is the switch on the rear of the LinkStation for?

It is a crossover switch. The switch must be activated when connecting the powerpc-hdhlan LinkStation directly to a PC. The mipsel-hdhlan and powerpc-hdhglan LinkStations are auto-switching, hence they do not have a crossover switch.

Without switch.PNG

With switch LS1.PNG

LS2 and HG LS1

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.

What are the differences in hardware between the (LS1, LS2, and HG)?

HD-HLAN PowerPC (LS1) HDHLAN MIPSel (LS2) HD-HGLAN PowerPC (HG)
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


What about the differences in hardware between the LinkStation and KuroBox?

Type LS1 LS1 KURO LS1 LS2 ? HG KUROHG
HD-LAN V1 HD-LAN V2 KURO-BOX HD-HLAN V1 HD-HLAN V2 HD-HLWG HD-HGLAN KURO-BOX/HG
CPU PowerPC PowerPC PowerPC PowerPC MIPS MIPS PowerPC PowerPC
CPU Clock 200MHz 200MHz 200MHz 200MHz 400MHz unconfirmed 266MHz 266MHz
FLASH ROM 16MB 4MB 4MB 4MB 4MB unconfirmed 4MB 4MB
D-RAM 64MB 64MB 64MB 64MB 64MB unconfirmed 128MB 128MB
USB Port - - 1 2 2 unconfirmed 2 2
MiniPCI 1 - *1 - - - unconfirmed - -
Network 10BASE-T
100BASE-TX
10BASE-T
100BASE-TX
10BASE-T
100BASE-TX
10BASE-T
100BASE-TX
10BASE-T
100BASE-TX
10BASE-T
100BASE-TX
IEEE802.11g/b
10BASE-T
100BASE-TX
1000BASE-T
10BASE-T
100BASE-TX
1000BASE-T
Newest
Japanese
firmware
1.24(a)
1,Jun.2004
2.13(a)
1,Jun.2004
1.02
20,Apr.2004
1.54
23,May.2006
2.30
31,May.2006
-
-
1.61
6,Jun.2006
1.01
19.Nov.2004
Crossover
Switch
YES YES? YES YES NO NO? NO NO
*1: There are some which have a MiniPCI slot depending on a lot.[2]
  1. From the forums:Newbie Please Help, Sorry if i seem stupid!
  2. Why don't you hack the LinkStation/KURO-BOX