Reviews and Problems with Buffalo LinkStation 421e
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USB ports don't work as advertised
Victor Rodriguez, Amazon
29 May 2015
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).
Summary: My wife and I have owned many Buffalo products over the years and when I decided to by my own network storage device,,, it just made sense to me to get one from Buffalo. Man do I regret that. Let me say that I have called their tech support 4 times. Each time,, got right in,, no wait. great I say.
Summary: My previous review was far more favorable to the product and I wish I could retract it. I got this on sale for $119.99 CAD and feel incredibly bad for anybody who spends the full price which is now listed at $239.99 CAD. I reached out to Newegg for help.
Cons: I've had this product since September 2014 and it just doesn't cut it. The actual speeds are nowhere near 80mb/s. Buffalo's fix was to use a recommended HDD which is insane but I bought into it and took the opportunity to upgrade so I got a WD Red 3TB drive. Exact same speeds with this drive. Dec...
Summary: The iTunes Library support is limited to music only. So you cannot actually share your iTunes library. Unbelieveable. I'm suprised I did not read this in the other reviews that go into detail of the iTunes support. Not worth the money what soever.
only buy this unit if you want to lose all your data
David Fink, Amazon
23 February 2015
Summary: Do not buy this enclosure unless you enjoy feeling abused. After running this unit with 2 500 Gb drives for months hosting my data to my local pcs, I woke to find the unit had gone into "emergency mode" with the previous volume disappeared, a new generic volume installed and all my data gone.
Summary: I bought this unit (from other-than-Newegg) to use as a repository for my media collection. After configuring it as a 3TB RAID1 and dumping a couple of terabytes into it, I suppose I'm glad that this thing let me access the degraded array to pull data back out of it -- I still had other copies on...
Pros: Didn't bring dead animals into the house.
Cons: After 38 days in service, it stopped writing to one of the drives in a RAID1 array and left the array in a degraded state. Array continued to be accessible until box was rebooted, after which the box appeared to be bricked. Drives included in this unit were Seagate desktop units, which aren't all...
Summary: I've used a Buffalo product or two in the past, and while the UI could be improved, I was very pleased with the price/performance ratio. I figured most negative reviews were just user error and there might be the occasional lemon, but I won't have any problems since I'm pretty tech-savvy.
Pros: It was relatively inexpensive and has a decent feature set . . . if it worked . . .
Cons: The setup software didn't work, so I spent some time browsing forums looking for answers. I then downloaded the firmware updater, enabled debugging mode and was able to flash firmware to the NAS. Finally I'm getting somewhere . . . wrong! It's frustrating having to deal with emergency mode, reboo...
Cons: Never worked. New hard drives, without partitions, it always says EM mode. People who have money to buy these things usually have 40+ hr jobs, consequently i dont have time to read over 400 pages of documentation to get this thing to work. Save yourself the trouble and dont buy this. Horrible was...
This device is NOT plug and play. If you have data on your hard drives, it will get WIPED CLEAN!!
Stephen T "peebs", Amazon
13 September 2014
Summary: I'm pretty tech savvy and was really hopeful that I would have a good experience despite all the bad reviews but unfortunately, I too have had a bad experience with this Buffalo LinkStation product.