Buffalo announced the single-drive CloudStor Solo personal cloud accessible storage along with a set of new robust features, available as a free update for existing CloudStor users. The Phase II CloudStor system adds a host of new features such as USB backups, multi-user support and private shares, as well as an all-new user-friendly UI. Free to all existing users, Phase II is pushed automatically to all online CloudStor units as an update, adding unparalleled functionality that goes beyond simple storage for an enhanced portal to freely access and share photos, videos, music and much more with anyone, anywhere through the cloud.
CloudStor goes beyond simple home storage. As a personal storage solution designed with you in mind, it is your portal to freely access and share your data, photos, videos, music and much more with anyone, anywhere over the Internet. And because none of your data resides in the cloud, CloudStor is your secure solution to easily store and share digital assets with no service or capacity fees. With apps for mobile devices, you’ll always be seconds away from your content. Whether you’re at home, the office or on the road, your user experience remains the same. It looks and operates just like a hard drive on your PC or Mac. CloudStor can even integrate with Facebook and Twitter for easy sharing to popular online services. CloudStor is that easy. Just plug it in, turn it on and create your free account at mycloudstor.com.
Along with a new multi-language user-interface, the expanded CloudStor family now features multi-user access with the ability to set and modify local area network permissions, USB hard drive support for additional capacity or backup on equipped models, significantly improved media features and media playback functionality, as well as Time Machine support for Mac OS Lion. Additionally, Phase II includes a redesigned UI for greater ease of use and increased efficiency, system status notifications when errors are detected and RSS support for BitTorrent.
At the core of every CloudStor remains the Pogoplug cloud service. The popular service connects users to their storage and allows them to freely access and share their storage anywhere in the world. Files can be shared securely between people with no need for user setup; simply choose what to share and email a link to your family and friends. Consumers’ digital content always resides on the CloudStor and the online service is only used to connect users and guests to specified files on the device. And unlike online storage services, CloudStor has no capacity or service fees. Just plug it in, turn it on and create your free account at mycloudstor.com.
In addition, CloudStor family of storage solutions offers many traditional consumer network attached storage features including private share support for LAN based network sharing and pairing with the popular uTorrent BitTorrent client which now includes RSS support, allowing users to offload the task of downloading torrent files from computers to CloudStor. Buffalo CloudStor can also stream to popular media devices, including Sony PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
- CloudStor Solo CS-X – Single-bay with hard drive included. Features a 600 MHz processor and transfer rates up to 41.5 MBps.
- CloudStor CS-WX/1D – Dual-bay with one hard drive included. Features a 600 MHz processor and transfer rates up to 41.5 MBps
- CloudStor Pro CS-WV/1D – Dual-bay with one hard drive included. Features a high performance 1.6 GHz processor and transfer rates up to 72 MBps and 2X multimedia transcode speed.
Pricing and Availability
- CloudStor Solo 1 TB (CS-X1.0) → $119.99
- CloudStor Solo 2 TB (CS-X2.0) → $169.99
- CloudStor 1 TB (CS-WX1.0/1D) → $129.99
- CloudStor 2 TB (CS-WX2.0/1D) → $179.99
- CloudStor Pro 2 TB (CS-WV2.0/1D) → $249.99