Reviews and Problems with Buffalo CloudStation Pro Duo (CS-WV)
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Buffalo CloudStation Pro Duo Network Storage Review
8 February 2012
Summary: Cloud technologies, a very popular topic these days, already started penetrating the SOHO data storage market. Buffalo Technology tried to combine a NAS system with Cloud. Let’s see what the result was.
Summary: Based entirely on the Pogoplug service, the Buffalo CloudStor Pro NAS server makes a great investment for Pogoplug fans. Its lack of support for general local network features will make others think twice about getting it.
Pros: The Buffalo CloudStor Pro NAS server is fast and adds a large amount of storage to the free and user-friendly Pogoplug cloud service. It offers Active Copy for Windows and supports Time Machine for Mac as backup solutions.
Cons: The Buffalo CloudStor Pro NAS server depends on the Internet and software for most of its functions to work and offers limited features for local network. It doesn't support backing up to an external hard drive, takes a long time to build RAID 1, and is rather buggy.
Excerpt: After posting the “13 Things to Consider Before Buying a Digital Media Storage System” article we sent out a request to a variety of home media server providers requesting support for a review of their offerings. Buffalo Technology responded by providing one of their latest home media servers, the Buffalo CloudStor. I had the opportunity to attend a briefing with the Buffalo Team, including their Product Manager, and their Technical Lead for the product.
Pros: Digital Media Sharing on a personal cloud with transcoding for mobile platforms, including cell phones, Small form factor and support for multiple hard disk drives, Quiet and cool operation
Cons: Shaky support for iPhone and iPad with transcoding, Lack of included Backup Software