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: 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....
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.
Summary: We wish we had never purchased this drive to begin with. Good concept. Poor design.
Pros: Small, slim design. Upgrade-able hard drive (with some work), simple to flash
Cons: BE WARNED!!! This NAS drive looses the flash settings from time to time. Data loss is not always emanate, but does happen. Also, this particular model, even after flashing, my be "bricked" (unable to be brought back to life, thus becoming nothing more than a brick.) D-Link has far better products!
Summary: I honestly thought that this would be a good solution to my storage problems, but the speed of the device kills its usefulness. It took over 50 hours to copy 500GB of data using Gigabit ethernet. I have to ask what the point of a Gigabit ethernet connection is.