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Buffalo LinkStation Duo
5.6 out of 10

Buffalo LinkStation Duo

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Reviews and Problems with Buffalo LinkStation Duo

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Overall 6
6.0

Works on the cheap, but mediocre.

V. Hall, Amazon
21 July 2015
  • 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.
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Overall 6
6.0

Ok if you can live with the problems

Wolfgang F., Newegg
22 December 2014
  • Summary: It's a shame Buffalo can't be consistent with their compatibilities across their product line.
  • Pros: Low cost network storage
  • Cons: Limited Windows functionality. If you use a usb connected drive for backup, be aware that you can not connect that drive (if the NAS fails) to a Windows machine to retrieve your data. It does not use a file system that works in Windows. Also, if you use RoboCopy (built into Windows) for backup, i...
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Overall 6
6.0

Don't buy this unit

Paul W., Newegg
1 December 2014
  • Summary: Find another brand.
  • Pros: Easy to setup. Works great while it lasts'
  • Cons: I am on my second one of these drives. Both have failed in a little over a little over one year of use. I purchased the extended warranty on the second unit and now it appears that I am getting the run around to replace it.
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Overall 6
6.0

Works well, fast, reliable, BUT....

Franklin S., Newegg
10 October 2014
  • Summary: Some sort of status of RAID sync process/progress would be invaluable instead of guessing. The product overall reflects its low-cost in the lack of features and true anywhere-on-the-web-access.
  • Pros: Configuration was relatively easy in as much as it is generally counter- intuitive.
  • Cons: Web access is not as easy as is implied. The fact is they require port 9000 which is blocked in many circumstances rendering the type of "anywhere over the web access" as a pipe dream.
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Overall 6
6.0

Fits the bill for current usage

James F., Newegg
7 October 2014
  • Summary: If you are looking for a quick and dirty way to setup a NAS for some serious storage, this isn't a bad device. It has some redeeming features but for the most part it's a security nightmare waiting to happen.
  • Pros: Easy setup and administration. Small footprint, whisper quiet. It works with little trouble and stores my data well.
  • Cons: Not able to protect data at rest with any level of encryption on the device itself. Contacted support and they said this is a limitation since it's for home/small business use. Sorry, encryption in 2014 should be for all ,not just enterprise products. For this reason I took off 1 egg. External ne...
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Overall 6
6.0

Works great with Windows and Apple

Tech 101, Amazon
11 August 2014
  • Summary: Works great with Windows and Apple. Doesn't work via SMB scan from Konica BizHub-362 to Nas Drive. Also by default Buffalo ships the unit using a Radio 0 not a Raid 1 must reconfigure Raid or not.
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Overall 6
6.0

Bad item, great seller

ackpack34, Amazon
7 July 2014
  • Summary: Great purchase process, thank you. The item isn't very good, only half of it works since I purchased it. I wouldn't recommend the item, but the seller was great.
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Overall 6
6.0

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.
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Overall 6
6.0

Lots of features; some things bug me

Dom9360, Amazon
16 April 2014
  • Summary: I decided to keep this product with the following reservations: Pros: Reasonably priced Web interface & USB interface for management Small size. Looks and feels well built/sturdy A good amount of features Cons: Web interface is choppy and slow (load times lag/can be cumbersome to some folks) Does...
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Overall 6
6.0

I'm trying to Like it, from a Techie Stand-point

bkboom, Amazon
5 March 2014
  • Summary: This device has great things going for it, but I will list some pros, but this device can best be defined by its cons. Pros: Its a Network drive, which runs itself has its own fans, raid setup, user based access and even gets its own IP address automatically.
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