Reviews and Problems with Buffalo LinkStation 421e
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Very disappointed in this product.
F. Brooks, Amazon
3 weeks ago
Summary: The Buffalo has not been as easy to manage as I had hoped. Also, one of the hard drives in the RAID array failed after less than 2 years and I've lost all of my data that I had back up onto the drive. Fortunately, it wasn't my only backup, but seriously - I have to back up my back up now?
Great enclosure. Easy to install HDDs. Excellent tech support
D. Levy, Amazon
3 weeks ago
Summary: Great enclosure. Easy to install HDDs. The on/off switch is rather small and located on the back. It is really meant to run 24/7. Also, not disk activity light. The enclosure comes complete with all cables needed. I was able to setup a RAID 1 arrangement without any difficulty.
Summary: I am using this as another level of storage for our devices and mainly for pictures. We have about a million pics, some are family photos others are food shots from my wife's website and we need to store the originals for future reference. I am quite disappointed with the instructions for this unit.
Been running two of them for about 9 months no problems.
Honest Guy "geffroman", Amazon
30 August 2015
Summary: I have two of these now. Both work great. I live off grid and drop power all the time... these guys never miss a beat. Start back up after power is reset. Never loses data or acts weird. It does however lose time when power drops. I launch the Buffalo software...
Summary: Not the fastest NAS on the market, but hey, that's not what I bought. I bought a NAS that was good value for the money. If you are looking for a super fast NAS, then get one with more horsepower and faster drives (or build your own).
Pros: Easy to set up and reasonably quiet. Inexpensive for the amount of space you get. Works find in my house with 5 computers set up and using it as a shared drive.
Cons: Management software is not intuitive and could use improvement.
Summary: For really basic home NAS, this is we decent choice. However, the unit is a bit finicky. The buffalo OS works but too basic in telling you what is going on with the unit. The. One thing I did like about it is that it is compact and quiet.
Excerpt: This product is used for storage and backup. Setup is simple and fast, without problems. The quick manual delivered with the package is too simple for an entire setup. You have to downlaod the manual on Buffalo website to discover how this item is powerful and manage a complete setup.
Summary: This unit's USB ports will not recognize any USB hard drive that isn't Buffalo. On their own support forum, the topic "LS421DE cannot mount USB hard disk!" has 4,233 views at the time of this review (Fri, May 29th, 2015).
Excerpt: I purchased my Buffalo 4TB Drive over a year ago from B&H. I have a lot of large files from my Nikon D800 and wanted to be able to safely store my pictures as well as having them available securely on my home network. A NAS Storage was the answer.