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Buffalo  LinkStation 421e
8.0 out of 10

Buffalo LinkStation 421e

Great Deal: $248.99

Reviews and Problems with Buffalo LinkStation 421e

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Overall 6
6.0

Has it's issues.

Ryan N., Amazon
22 January 2015
  • Summary: This is a little tricky to use. I hooked this to my router so that it could be accessed on my network. However, when I try to put many documents on it, it disappears and I am no longer able to see it on the network.
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Overall 6
6.0

Meh.

Brennon H., Newegg
31 December 2014
  • Summary: Overall not extremely happy with the product but works well enough for what I need. Biggest issue for me is the slow speeds when advertised as able to support up to 80MB per second.
  • Pros: Easy setup. New firmware fixed extremely sluggish embedded web server. Decently priced at time of purchase (got this on sale for $119.99 a while ago).
  • Cons: Flimsy plastic drive bays and front door. Extremely slow transfer rates (11.3MB/s consistently) when using recommended internal drives (WD RED 3TB). Original firmware had an extremely slow EWS. Built in firmware check stated no available firmware but website showed new version was available. The ...
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Overall 6
6.0

OK if looking for RAID 1

TFS, Amazon
30 December 2014
  • Summary: It has redundancy, which is good. The remote access is a joke.
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Overall 6
6.0

Get what you pay for

Shane A., Newegg
10 December 2014
  • Summary: With no included drives, this thing has no 'firmware', so it will boot into EM mode (emergency/engineering mode), and suggest you do a firmware update or call tech support. Any drives you add will most likely not have this firmware either, but adding them is an important step (do that next).
  • Pros: Inexpensive (if on sale), Reasonably High performance
  • Cons: The OOB (out of box) experience with this thing is pretty awful. The quick start guide suggests that you open it up, add drives, plug-in, wait 10 minutes, then you're good to go. This is NOT the case. See other thoughts for how to really get this going:
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Overall 6
6.0

Works, but I'd skip it.

Steven Briggs, Amazon
29 November 2014
  • Summary: Horrible web interface, very unresponsive. The programmers tried to be way too tricky, rather than just focus on creating an interface that is stable, fast, and reliably. No sound or shock absorption to speak of, so it's loud if you have it sitting on your desk.
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Overall 6
6.0

Decent entry NAS buy heavily flawed

mchannah, Amazon
28 September 2014
  • Summary: If you're looking for a simple NAS box that you only want to use locally and maybe download some torrents at a reasonable speed then this box is good. There are a lot of issues though.
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Overall 6
6.0

Buy it as a simple dual drive, good value NAS, ignore the USB ports and be aware that web access may take effort to set up

Bob Cook, Amazon
3 September 2014
  • Summary: The good news is that this is good value for money, is easy to set up in a basic form, and works well as a relatively fast NAS. Because its from a big brand these is also quite a lot of support online and discussions.
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Overall 6
6.0

Inexpensive NAS. Good for home, could be better, but a good value overall.

Broken, Amazon
10 August 2014
  • Summary: I like it, but it's nothing special. For me, this was an educated buy based on not having the budget for a high end NAS. I got what I expected. I've used my old computer configured with FreeNAS for years now.
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Overall 6
6.0

Read the fine print. OK enclosure but yo get what you pay for.

Emily Coldiron, Amazon
4 August 2014
  • Summary: This is a cheap basic NAS solution. It was relatively simple to set up. No major issues but the directions could be more clear. My biggest complaint is around the USB 3 limitations. I missed the fine print.
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Overall 6
6.0

I like that I can configure RAID 1 or RAID 2 ...

Happy Camper, Amazon
1 August 2014
  • Summary: For a long time, I used Pogoplug and got tired of its instability and slowness. I shopped around and decided to purchase this product. I like that I can configure RAID 1 or RAID 2 (I've chosen redundancy over speed) and that it is a traditional NAS (as compared to the Pogoplug which requires an...
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