Summary: I purchased this drive to replace a much older Buffalo Technology 250Mb LinkStation, the hard drive was making a lot of noise. I was happy with the unit, DLNA, FTP, Web Server and WebAccess all worked well. I could not get the Flickr sync feature to work however, but this was not a big deal. At about the 14 month mark, one of the hard drives failed and I was able to replace without difficulty.
Summary: I have inherited three Buffalo Linkstations, This one in particular is going to the recycle center at my earliest convenience. We're running a CAT6 GB environment yet this device barely offers a 6MBps service. Worst, it came with Seagate 2TB drives which are failing after barely a year in service. I had to perform a RAID scan the other day and the device was completely unresponsive for three days.
Summary: The software is horrible. The CD claims to have drivers for both OS X and windows, but it does not in fact mount under OS X Mavericks. Disk Util says it's a bad image. Software downloaded from Buffalo? Similarly horrible. The device shows up as in 'EM mode'. No hint what that is or what to do about it. Connecting from a windows machine shows EM means Emergency Mode. So, I guess that's Emergency Mode Mode? EM can be cleared by updating the device firmware.
Summary: Well after quite some time working on this unit I have to say I really do not like it. It was easy enough to set up but just doesn't work 100% of the time for me. I have an advanced computer network running multiple platforms and back up systems. This NAS looses connection all the time. In the middle of copying files I will get an error saying "cannot locate Buffalo LinkStation". I will have to reboot the system and let the device come back up and retry to copy data.
Summary: While the drive was fairly easy to set up and the software was decent, one of the dual drives made a contuous grinding noise. The plastic case cover did not secure very well. I expected a better quality unit.
Summary: I purchased the 2TB Buffalo Linkstation Duo drive in March 2012. Once I received the Duo drive, I configured it so that one drive would mirror the other. I felt this gave me the security of knowing that even if one drive got fried somehow, the other would be there for recovering my data. This made sense to me. I mean, after all, barring some kind of natural disaster, what are the odds that both drives would burn out at the same time?
Poor Technical Support-Difficult to Use with Microsoft Backup
Tony Gronich, Amazon
14 June 2012
Summary: I have had a couple of issues that I needed technical support for. The latest has to do with Microsoft Backup being unable to find Backup Sets on the Linkstation. Technical support was abrupt and unhelpful. I was told to 'put the backup on the computer' as the linkstation works on a linux system. When asked which folders and subfolders needed to be included and if those folders needed to be placed in a 'root' folder, he said he hadn't a clue.
Summary: Bought this product to do primarily two things: keep appropriate backups for all my computers and a second copy of videos, music, and photographs - and then serve them up to my PS3 via DLNA Server. Updated the firmware as requested - but have never had my PS3 show that I have any music or pictures available - even though they are clearly on the hard drive (configured as RAID 1). Several phone calls to tech support - although helpful - have not fixed the problem.
Summary: I got the 2TB x 2 in RAID 0 configuration. And to expand i got a 3TB Seagate External USB HD. However when i connected it detected but would never mount properly. Then i sent an inquiry to the support of Buffalo and i got a i may not work as there "maybe" a limit to USB HD to 2TB. So what the heck is it? Is there really a limit or not? Horrible support.