Summary: Two years into use and this NAS turns out to be defective. I bought this NAS back in February 2013. The feature set is good, and the set up not terribly difficult for a non-techie. But starting a few months ago, the unit stopped appearing on my home network.
Summary: It's a very inexpensive NAS solution for home that works. Very slow write with two 5400 RPM WD RED 3TB drives in RAID1 mirror. About 35-40MB/s over 1 gigabit ethernet. These drives should do at least twice that despite being 5400 RPM and 1 gig ethernet should do around 100-110MB/s after overhead.
Summary: DO NOT BUY!!!!! Does NOT work in RAID 1. Buffalo blames this on firmware. Isn't that their job to give us working software!?!?!? In other words you cannot mirror your data. For the price of this you could more cheaply get 6TB stand alone. The point of the device is to replicate and run in RAID 1!
Summary: Terrible. This thing was expensive, we did get a discount so it was bought around $600. Unfortunately, we bought this product based on Huntington Technologies (Southfield, Mi) suggestion, and it..
It has many great features that we don't use like DLNA
amanda griffin, Amazon
3 January 2015
Summary: This device is simple to use, reliable, and works with all of our Devices with ease. Very quiet fan allows me to place by my desk. Speeds are descent, we use Western Digital black 1TB drives in raid 1.
Summary: Purchased this device to create a shared network drive for our home computers. Has been great for that. All our Windows computers map "My Documents" to this drive so that documents created on one computer can be accessed on any other computer. Pros: Has worked flawlessly for years.
Summary: I used two HGST Deskstar NAS H3IKNAS40003272SN 4TB 7200 drives in the system and they were easily recognized and mirrored. It has a number of advanced features which have not been utilized in its current installation (no need).
Pros: Installation was easy. Instantly recognized by client computers on the network. Installation of latest software made the install smooth. Great NAS for a great price.
Cons: Time for setup is a little lengthy, but necessary.