Summary: Works great. Had it now for about 8 months and it's flawless. Reboot every now and then and great. Buffalonas access is easy to use. Had WD Green drives inside. After a few months a HDD died. Called and then sent me a Seagate as a replacement. Either way the process was simple and efficient. Good support.
Pros: I use this to stream movies to smart tv's,smart dvd players and smart phones, it plays mkv's,mp4's without issue. I also have another usb hard drive plugged in for storage for seperate desktop backup,the raid 1 array is for media only, I can write to the device at 42MB's and pull data off at 83MB's,the single disk nas only did about 24MB's either direction
Cons: auto sleep mode only wakes up with desktop software, not on demand from media device
Summary: I just bought a new laptop and want to use the linkstation as a means to transfer everything to the new computer as well as back everything up. I began the file transfers and started receiving connection errors. After some checking I find that drive 2 has bad sectors.
Pros: Easy to set up. Nice centralized storage and backup.
Cons: I purchased this unit on 5/13/13. I set it up with raid 1 so that it would be a fairly good means of data backup. I set the unit up, backed up one computer and in the months since accessed the data maybe a few times. Everything seemed to work fine.
Summary: It works well, is fairly quick. Initially it was turning itself off regularly until I moved it to a cooler location. Originally it was sitting on top of another machine. No problem since I moved it. I also have a couple of DNS-321 devices and this has fewer features, but that's not a big deal. It also configured itself for the two drives I put in it. I would have rather had more control over it and it be less automatic. For the price, it's a nice product.
Cons: Buffalo tech support ignoring me. :( Does anyone know where I can buy a replacement power supply that will work specifically with this unit? I asked Buffalo support to send me the specs or quote me a replacement power adapter, but they never got back to me, and I can't gleen enough information from the product description to guess what it is, plus the plug size is unique to the unit. My house flooded, but the water only get to the power supply unit. Now my data is sit...
Summary: Great product! Easy to install, setup, and start using. Having just lost years of photos due to disk crash, I realize I should have bought this years ago. The ability to share files on my network as well as back up all my systems is priceless. The cost for this professional system is far less than using some on-line system that requires a yearly fee and is only as fast as your internet correction.