It is my understanding that the Terasations are running Samba and should work with Linux systems. However, I haven't tried it with Linux.
I do have a WARNING though. I recently purchased two Terastation Quad 4TB servers and they have a bug. They corrupt the "last modified" timestamp of files. This causes backup programs that compare "last modified" times to come to incorrect conclusions as to which files have been backed up and which files still require backing up. I wrote a program to identify which bits in the timestamp fields are being corrupted and forwarded the details on to Buffalo Technology. Unfortunately, Buffalo Technology doesn't seem to be interested in fixing the problem. In fact, they didn't really seem to treat it as a very serious issue. So I would steer clear of the Terastation Quads until (or unless) they provide a fix. That is unfortunate because Frys.com has been running attractive prices on them.
Jim Kelly There's no sense making a mistake unless you plan to learn from it.