Summary: What a little trooper. My husband and I call it the baby-buffalo as it is tiny (roughly 5" x 3.5" x 8") so has a tiny foot print that is only limited by the size of the drives you select. We use this to RAID backup our home network of data, photos, music and movies. So far it's working like a champ (6-months). We access it via an iPad to play music on a tower speaker on the patio without having to move media around.
Summary: I can honestly say, this is one of the single most useless pieces of kit I have bought. Slow beyond belief, constantly loses connection, causes huge amount of problems with software processing. DON'T BUY IT! EVER!!
Summary: Bought this to replace an aging and underpowered Buffalo Cloudstor so I kind of knew what I was getting into. If you don't rate yourself at leat 8.5/10 on a geek scale, I would not recommend it; otherwise go ahead, take it on as a project. I purchased the diskless enclosure and added a couple of 2TB Seagate green drives; a good choice, I think. Right away, DOA out of the box and got a message to call Tech Support for help with a firmware upgrade.
Excerpt: Just got this last Friday. I set it up to be a RAID one & am going to use it to store family photos, documents & music. I plan on setting up so that I can share pictures with other family members & friends. I also will use it as an iTunes Server too.
Summary: Love this guy. I am running RAID 1 with 2, 3gig drives. I only use this as a media server. My TV sees it immediately. I have not experienced any trouble with buffering or anything when watching movies. Glad I picked this up.
Good price, decent speed, USB performance and support is horrible
YTSEJAM "Jeffro", Amazon
11 May 2014
Summary: I do like this unit. The xfer speeds on my LAN are better than the Nasduo v1 I had for years and years (doesn't look NEAR as nice tho). My Nasduo started disappearing from everything except Raidar, and after many, many hours of trouble shooting, drive swapping, etc, I gave up. I put the same two 2tb drives in the linkstation, and it just works. Now, the huge downfall of this unit for me after about 2 weeks of owning it, is the horrible USB support.
Summary: I used to use Microsoft Home Server 2005 but upgrading my server was going to be costly. The price of the new OS alone was prompting me to just test out a NAS enclosure. Didn't know if trans-coding video was an issue but seems to be fine with the HTPC wireless connection around the house. I'm running an AppleTV, HTPC, OUYA and Amazon TV with XBMC side loaded and all runs great. I'll order another one just to add more storage.
Summary: I hooked this up to two 4TB drives - in Raid 1 for redundancy. My intention is to use this is as an HD video server for professional editing. Thru trial and error, I found that the wireless connections are not fast enough for video. However it does OK with direct cabling. I would agree with the previous reviewer, setup is not for the faint of heart. But this product is working very well and one can hardly beat the price point.
Summary: I bought this mainly to back up my CD collection.I use a MACbook Pro.I'm competent,but found the whole set up complicated.The manual has not been well thought out - the username and password for the device don't appear until over half way through, by which time I'd already contacted Buffalo Support twice.I found the user interface clunky and non inuitive.It might be the Mac but I found that tracks went missing during transfer and some lost their tags/track info etc.which...