Reviews and Problems with Buffalo MiniStation Series
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Neither the first or the replacement will charge
David F., Newegg
2 weeks ago
Summary: No tech support, Buffalo agents know nothing and just take your info. A tech is supposed to call you back and never does.
Pros: None, they don't work. After charging for two days, the wifi light never comes on and the charge light goes back to red.
Cons: These drives seem like such a great idea, if they only worked. They will not hold a charge and the wifi light never comes on and the drive's network is not visible . (No, the drive is not connected to my computer when checking for wifi) There is either a battery or a charging problem with these drives. I charged the battery overnight with the included charger ans the drive powered off, the charge light goes from red to green indicating the drive is charged. When power...
Summary: Update, after the first one was left unplugged for a day, the battery was dead. After charging until the battery light turned green (overnight), the wifi light would not illuminate. And when I unplugged the drive from the charger, the drive was dead. I returned the drive for a replacement. The replacement cam yesterday. I let it charge overnight. The wifi light is not lit. The drive is recognized by my MacBook Pro but not in Disk Utility. I reset the drive.
Summary: Stay away! So many problems with Buffalo products. I purchased the cheaper Buffalo MiniStation and it failed within a week. Buffalo sent me a new MiniStation Extreme 1TB (had to pay shipping + was told no warranty on replacement) so I used it for about 3 months. The drive caused problems when I would boot, so it mostly stayed unplugged. After 3 months of usage, the drive just failed. Drive has been sitting on my desk and it has never moved.
Summary: I work in customer support for a software development company so I'm pretty technical, but this thing is the hardest to configure. I still cannot get it to work. It took me hours to figure out how to get the files from my laptop to the ministation and once I did, i tried to play them on my ipad and got a "cannot play this format" or something like that. I'd love to return this piece of junk, but the time limit ran out.
worse materials and outright lying in their advertising
R. Suzuki, Amazon
7 September 2014
Summary: DON'T believe that this thing can take a 2m drop!! I accidentally dropped mine a mere **1 foot** and the thing COMPLETELY died. The cable won't go into the slot without effort now and I can't access any of my data even when I get the USB cable plugged in. Shoddy design, worse materials and outright lying in their advertising. You can bet I will avoid these products in the future.
Summary: Story time: I bought this drive for a family member so he could perform time machine backups to make sure his macbook pro was backed up. I noticed it was a well built drive and seemed to have decent speeds. I went with thunderbolt because he needed the other two usb ports and didn't want to have to deal with a hub since this was a laptop and he liked to be on the go. Right around February of 2014 he informed me that the thunderbolt cable was loose on one of the ends.
Summary: Dont store any valuable data on these they are junk. I had to return the first.HD-PCT1U2/BK because it stopped working. In return they sent a refurbished one which died with no warrantee and most of my important data. Dont trust these with anything valuable.