View Full Version : New Bufallo Media NAS

2007-01-17, 02:21
Sounds like a good idea.

It'd be a Godsend if it comes native with Slimserver too.


2007-01-17, 03:49
It seems it only comes with Itunes server as standard.
It has a Marvell Media processor: Anyone familiar with it?
Hope someone takes it apart soon, so that we may see the innards and really understand what it is made of


2007-01-17, 04:29
It has a Marvell Media processor: Anyone familiar with it?

Marvell acquired the Intel XScale technology last year, so it's likely to be one of those. They implement the ARM instruction set, but are internally different and were commonly used in PDAs and one or two high end phones.

So it won't be stunningly fast, but is low power.

2007-01-17, 05:00
Xscale processor can run as fast as 1GHz but in NAS systems, they tend to run around 200-400MhZ so not very fast. The ARM architecture is used in NSLU2 so Slimserver will be able to run on the system as long as somebody can hack it and install something like Optware.

The most critical factor will be amount of RAM - there is a possibility that the version which come with a media server installed has more RAM but that needs to be investigated.

Some details on terastation can be found here.

2007-01-17, 13:52
Gathering some further info from


It looks like new Buffalo products will be based upon ARM architecture. The Terastation live possibly on ARM11


Can't get an idea of the clocks, then again I did not read the threads in too great a detail.