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Kuro Box

The Buffalo Kurobox is a successful Network Attached Storage device for the home market, released in the US in Feb 2004 but selling before that in Japan (it was designed by Buffalo Japan). The Kuro Box was created to sell off older LinkStation inventory when a new revision was released, and was initially sold by a Buffalo sister company in Japan for extreme power users, Kurouto Shikou.

Demand in Japan for the Kuro Box soon exceeded the LinkStation leftovers, so new runs were made, and the Kuro was soon offered in the US via Buffalo USA. Wanting to avoid confusion between the hacker-friendly Kuro and the home user-friendly LinkStation, Buffalo created a new “Revolution” brand to sell the systems.