Reviews and Problems with Buffalo DriveStation Quad 8TB
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Slow Start, Excellent Finish
Stanley J Underdal, Amazon
27 April 2013
Summary: I gave this drive four stars because the drive that I received did not function. Buffalo Technology, though, has excellent customer service that it available 24/7. Tech support was very helpful and sent me a replacement drive. I've had no problems with the new drive. I set it up as a Raid 10 drive and have been very pleased with the speed of the drive over a USB 3 connection.
Pretty awesome way of increasing storage and upgrading to Redundancy
19 April 2013
Summary: I used to have a 3TB single external hard drive backing up all my stuff. However, a nightmare of me losing all my data due to disc failure scared me in to searching for a RAID setup so that no single disc failure would lose me all my data. I researched for a while and could find no other all-in-one purchase with big enough size and redundancy like this. After saving for a bit, I pulled the trigger and am very happy with my choice.
Summary: I bought this drive as a backup for Time Machine. The web interface is slow and clunky. Not to mention getting it to work with time machine is agonizing and unreliable. When I finally got it to work with time machine, it would often drop the connection, thus starting over yet again. The final straw is when the power button started with a flashing light. From that point it had stopped working.
Summary: A few weeks after I purchased the 8TB RAID (set up in a RAID 5 configuration), my Mac started telling me it could no longer write to the drive and that I should run Disk Utility. I did, but more errors popped up that basically told me to reformat the drive. Considering I purchased this drive to run in RAID 5 so that I could, hopefully, save my data if one of the disks failed, I was disappointed. I tried DiskWarrior and Disk First Aid.
Summary: If you have a lot of data to back up a drive from this range is the one to have. It is expensive for the capacity compared to 2 disk systems but it offers several advantages over them. I bought it to replace a WD MyBook Studio which is a RAID 0, two drive system, connected via an eSATA link which took 12 hours to back up 1.2TB of image files (97,000). The DriveStation has four disks in RAID 5 mode and is connected over a USB3 link.
Summary: Jetzt mache ich mir keine Sorgen mehr um meine Daten ................... Auspacken, anstecken, Software installieren, RAID Konfig festlegen (bei mir RAID 10) und schon fliessen die Daten pfeilschnell hin und her.
Klasse externe USB Station, KEIN NAS (Update: Kaputt)
14 July 2011
Summary: Vorab: Das ist keine NAS Station, die man direkt über das Netzwerkkabel mit dem Netzwerk verbinden kann. Genau SO etwas habe ich aus gesucht, das Gerät wird NUR über USB verbunden. Ich benutze das Gerät mit RAID 5 Konfiguration (6TB bleiben übrig) an meinem MacMini als Zuspieler für iTunes. Funktioniert prächtig, die Festplatten sind schnell genug.