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?
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.
Summary: Most cons are annoying, but I wouldn't buy another one of these because it can't backup to locally attached drive.
Pros: - SMB NAS and RAID work - I use mine with a couple 2GB drives in RAID-1 configuration. - Software configuration works.
Cons: - DLNA feature doesn't find many files - Device can't find directly attached USB disk for backup (same USB disk worked with Buffalo TeraStation) - Firmware can't find updates from BUFFALO - Bittorrent browser controls broken from mobile browser.
Summary: Jury is out. Works well when it is up. Trying to use it with my Macs and Time capsules. A lot of time Time Capsules has difficulty backing up and what I discover is that it is off line. Never was able to set it up for web access and I am a computer scientist and Data center manager.
Summary: Works fine as an NAS, which is the only reason I give it two stars. The cons are... the USB ports they include which apparently do nothing. You will likely encounter the same problem, say you want to transfer data from a USB hard drive to your NAS, in theory you should be able to do it using these...
Not as good as a couple disks in an old Windows PC
19 September 2014
Summary: I was hoping this NAS could replace an old Windows XP machine that was acting as a simple file backup for some networked security cameras. I installed two new hard drives from the compatibility list and on the first power up the NAS was in "Emergency Mode" which disables the web interface and...
Summary: This product has never worked right. The advertised remote Internet access is not really there. You are required to use the poorly thought out Buffalo website that supports very few file types with no options to use other file types. Documentation is worse than terrible.
Summary: Had a number of issues with the "online" parts even after trying almost every configuration (port forwarding, Dmz, static/dynamic ip, etc) on the router, Bittorrent client wont even load gui, Buffalo's Webaccess iPhone app gives nothing but upload failed messages.
Summary: I expected more from Buffalo; as it is, it feels like a beta device. First time configuration was complicated; I had to update the firmware BEFORE it even let me use it. Random software crashes, NO automatic hard drive spin down (hibernation).