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Buffalo Kuro-box Pro

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Buffalo Kuro-box Pro

UPC: 4981254582268 (UPC DB, On eBay)
Country of manuf.: Japan

Amazon image

B000VZWWXW (Flag of Japan.svg, On Amazon, On CCC)

Type: NAS

Power: 120 VAC ~ 60 Hz, ? A
Connector type: C7

CPU1: Marvell 88F5182 (400 MHz)
FLA1: 256 MiB
268,435,456 B
2,097,152 Kib
262,144 KiB
2,048 Mib
0.25 GiB
(STMicroelectronics NAND02GW3B2CN6)
FLA2: 256 KiB
0.25 MiB
262,144 B
2,048 Kib
2 Mib
2.441406e-4 GiB
(SST 39VF020)
RAM1: 128 MiB
134,217,728 B
1,048,576 Kib
131,072 KiB
1,024 Mib
0.125 GiB
(Elpida E5116ANSE × 2)

Expansion IFs: USB 2.0, SATA, PCIe x1
Mini PCIe slots: 1
USB ports: 2
SATA ports: 2
JTAG: yes
Serial: yes, 3.3V TTL, 4-pin header, (115200,8,N,1)

ETH chip1: Marvell 88F5182
ETH chip2: Marvell 88E1118R
LAN speed: 1G
LAN ports: 1

Additional chips
I2C Bus Serial RTC;Ricoh;RS5C372A;;1;
8-bit Single-Chip Microcontroller;NEC;μPD78F0500;;1;
16-bit D-Type Latch;Texas Instruments;SN74LVC16373A;;2;
Quad Differential PCIe Clock Source;IDT;ICS557-03;;1;
Quadruple 2-Input Positive-And Gate;Texas Instruments;SN74LVC08A;;1;
30V, 7A Power Switching DC/DC Converter;Rohm Semiconductor;SP8K3;;1;
4A Low Dropout Regulator;Global Mixed-mode Technology;G973;;2;
Field Programmable DSP Switcher;Marvell;88PG847B;;1;
3A Peak Current Step-Down Regulator;Marvell;MVPG31;;2;

Stock bootloader: U-Boot 1.1.1 Marvell 1.12.1 TINY

Stock FW OS: Linux 2.6.12-6-arm1

Third party firmware supported: foonas, FreeLink, Debian

Flags: RTC w/ battery backup, fan

Default IP address:
the IP is used by 1 additional devices
of which 1 are Buffalo devices
Default login user: root
Default login password: kuroadmin

Ethernet OUI: 00:16:01 (7 E, 16 W, 2006)

For a list of all currently documented Marvell chipsets with specifications, see Marvell.


Kuro-Box/Pro Single Disk NAS Enclosure

Kuro-Box Wiki

Buffalo Wiki alternative firmware

Debian on Kurobox

  • Main board silkscreened with "MADE IN JAPAN" and "MVLS2EG-CA"
  • PCIe and SATA ports are on sub-board silkscreened with "LSGLSUB-CA" and "MADE IN CHINA"