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.
Summary: WD Green drive inside. Easy access to the drives. Fan to keep things cool. There is a lot to like about this NAS, but tech support is not one of them.
Pros: Great space when it worked.
Cons: Purchased 11/24/2012, stopped working 2/05/2014. RAID degraded, one drive was bad. Emailed Buffalo tech support three times on their web site and received nothing back. Nothing. Not a thing. I spent $450 on this and now have a paperweight. Sure, I can buy another drive and try to get the RAID reb...
Summary: The Buffalo LinkStation here is slow and not reliable. Mine failed after just 5 months of use. The tech support while helpful, still try to slap you with a $30 charge for RMA. You get what you pay for I guess
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.
Summary: Takes approximately 10-hours to complete the RAID1 initialization of a 2TB mirrored pair. Also, the monthly RAID scan takes nearly as long. Not too bad considering the price range, but it may be something to consider.
Pros: Compact, affordable, inexpensive, gigabit Ethernet, reasonably intuitive web-based user interface, reasonably responsive for a NAS in this price range.
Cons: The cooling fan is a CHEAP, bushing-type, and mine started clattering after only three months of 24x7 use. And, it is getting worse every day. Worse, the manufacturer has NO replacements for sale but, according to their tech support, they would replace it under warranty if I send the entire unit ...
Pros: Purchased this device last year to add a media server to our small office network. Install went smoothly, price was competitive, Newegg ships quickly.
Cons: Setup as Raid 1 to provide some internal backup. One drive now has now failed just past the 1 year warranty period. Users are having trouble connecting. We won't lose our data but I'll have to replace the drive and invest in some off-site redundant backup.
Summary: The admin page isn't terribly intuitive, but that's not a big deal since it shouldn't be needed much. The unit is louder than I would have hoped, even with a single WD Caviar Green drive.
Pros: I guess it does basic file serving well. Read write speeds are fine.
Cons: Two major problems: 1) The DLNA server does not support .MKV files. This is head-scratching stupid. It's one of the most popular media formats out there! And .MKV files that I've transcoded (using Handbrake) to .MP4, do not work either. The reason I bought this drive was to make it a media server...
Summary: Now when I call in and they realize who they're talking to, they brush me off and try to get off the phone. This is not what I call Professional Service.
Pros: Nice simple (maybe) NAS I have gone through three of these LS-WVL/E units. The first was a simple install without access restrictions and went well. The problems started with the second unit and access restrictions.
Cons: Tech support seems incapable of answering questions about some of the Link Station operations and how they work. Usually they refer me to the user manual on their web site. (the manual didn't give an answer, that's why I called them) I have called them a number of times and they, among other thin...