Summary: I've always had great experiences with Buffalo and will continue to buy their products, just not their NAS devices. There are way better options out there. Of course you'll have to spend a few more dollars, but in the end it's worth it.
Summary: This junk should have never released to the market. problems encountered : Unable to connect to the cisco router need to pay cisco $49 to set it up. the drives cannot be formatted . some of the menues are in Chinese (what???
Summary: I'd still use it but I prefer to get all new hardware every 2 years when it comes to file storage, repurposing the hdd's for hotter, more volatile data (scratch disks n' such)
Pros: Worked good out of box, easily hits over 50 MB/s transfers in a gigabit network, saw 90+ MB/s doing ripped BD movie ISO's
Cons: can't really administer the darn thing and I had to reset the "share to ps3/xbox 360" option every time for a while in mid 2012, also the first week it spent "optimizing my media" was harrowing - afterwards it worked wonderfully
Summary: Wish I could post ZERO stars! I have had this product for 14 months and now it suddenly won't let me log in. After a week of back-and-forth with several online solutions and their tech support, I am now told that if I ever want to see my data again I have to pay a third party.
Summary: Buffalo - I like your product, but your firmware software needs some improvement. I haven't seen an update in over a year. This device will be relegated to auction or as a backup to my backup if I can't reuse the drives in a new NAS product.
Pros: From a pure NAS perspective, this device does all that it needs. LAN connectivity is good and haven't had any issues whatsoever with the drive health. Not a bad deal for a 2-drive NAS. I have two 2TB drives mirrored.
Cons: The product really fails on two primary dimensions for me: 1) the DLNA connectivity to Xbox or whatever device you have leaves A LOT to be desired. The on-the-fly and pre- transcode settings never work it seems and the files shared are grouped in one massive list - there is no way to traverse you...
Summary: I have had the device for about 5 months when the first problem happened. I had the device configured as a RAID 1 mirror and one of the drives showed a fault. It had to be re-initialized and rebuild itself. I was able to do this and all the data was intact.