Reviews and Problems with Buffalo LinkStation Live
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OK for Very Lightweight Use
21 September 2014
Summary: In general, I'm a fan of Buffalo NAS drives, but I've become disenchanted with this particular model over time. Buffalo claims that this drive can integrate with Active Directory on networks with Windows 2xxx servers, but I've never managed to get that integration to work.
Summary: Initially I thought this drive was great, but just as the 1 year warranty expired it started giving me a error message, but was still working, called thier tech support, and did as instructed, and the unit failed completely, and they just tell me "sorry it's out of warranty" I said I understand but...
Summary: I had th Item for a little over a year, I was very happy with its performance till one day it just didn't work.... I'm in the process of checking the warranty now, hopefully the company will be fare....
Not much better than nothing, and a PITA to keep it working
Engine Ear, Amazon
27 December 2013
Summary: This unit has been very unreliable for me. I am using it to back up a Mac Pro Retina and a Mac Air laptop. It works as advertised for 2-3 days in a row, then neither computer can "find" their backup files.
Summary: Pro's -good price -easy user management Cons -wasn't too thrilled with the backup solution, so used Windows backup instead -sometimes randomly wouldn't connect and had to re-map it -wasn't able to wake it when setting the sleep schedule (although I might have missed a wake on LAN setting somewhere)...
Cons: Unit bricked less than 6 months after use. Unit is just blinking a blue light and despite having tried the TFPT and other suggestions online I still can't access the unit. I'll be RMA'ing the device, but unfortunately will be stuck with the same HDD after it comes back. Very disappointed to say t...
Cons: No way to to a factory reset if you forget your Admin password ! The instructions say there is a reset button - there is not. I am an engineer, I disassembled the entire thing and there is no button.
Summary: Cost is good, but think twice about Buffalo warranty. While they're RMA'ing my unit, I'm responsible to pay for shipping to them on THEIR failed unit. That's really annoying. It's unfortunate that this unit failed so quickly, and I really hope it's just a fluke, since I'll be up a creek if the next...
Pros: Easy to do basic setup and use. Buffalo's Tech Support is mostly hassle free and responsive. Cost.
Cons: System is a bit antiquated in my opinion, and has some really stupid password requirements for users. GUI is a poorly built and confusing for more advanced settings. The whole thing failed on me in the first 4 months. (Multiple reboots, never acquired an IP address).
Summary: From when I took this HD out of the box I had one problem after another. However, I am not Mr. Computer Geek, but know my way around computers. I let the provided CD do its thing and over my network to install the software.
Summary: I'll admit, I was attracted to the Buffalo LinkStation because of the price. At the time I purchased it, it was the most affordable 2TB NAS option available that didn't look like it was assembled in someone's garage.