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Buffalo LinkStation Live

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Reviews and Problems with Buffalo LinkStation Live

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Overall 4
4.0

Not happy

Henderson Enterprises, Amazon
12 May 2014
  • 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 it was still working until your tech got hold of it, now I have no drive at all and all you can say is "sorry it's out of warranty".
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Overall 4
4.0

Worked perfect .... till it didn't!!!!

Annamay Griffin, Amazon
7 February 2014
  • 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....
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Overall 4
4.0

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. I have to unplug it from the wall power, wait a few seconds for it to power down and the drive to stop, then plug it back in. It then takes about 5 minutes to be ready to work again, at which time it will again work for about 2-3 days. Loop, repeat, for the last year.
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Overall 4
4.0

decent, but has one fatal flaw

Tommy, Amazon
18 August 2013
  • 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) ***At just under the one year mark, the drive was not accessable, and had fast blue flashes. I was pretty sure it was failing to boot.
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Overall 4
4.0

Seen Better

Steve Geberth, Amazon
18 October 2012
  • 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. I was unable to run Ghost with the destination disk being the HD, it would stop at anywhere from 10-20% into the backup. The app I had for my Android phone had many issues also, mostly connectivity.
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Overall 4
4.0

Fair But Slow

Cindy, Amazon
12 October 2012
  • 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. If all you are looking for is a drive for backup storage, it's an adequate solution. But I've found it to be less that satisfactory for everyday use.
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 4
4.0

User Review

r777, Walmart
10 June 2012
  • Summary: Good for some applications but not great for any and all applications.... you need installed access software in all client terminals that will be gaining access to the N.A.S unit,,,making backups straight from the software you are using null... the bittorrent app is unbelievably terrible... firmware is glitchy.. apps in the unit are glitchy.. data flow is a bit slow,,,be ready to open up jumbo frames to see if you can get more speed out of it...
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 4
4.0

User Review

r777, Walmart
10 June 2012
  • Summary: Good for some applications but not great for any and all applications.... you need installed access software in all client terminals that will be gaining access to the N.A.S unit,,,making backups straight from the software you are using null... the bittorrent app is unbelievably terrible... firmware is glitchy.. apps in the unit are glitchy.. data flow is a bit slow,,,be ready to open up jumbo frames to see if you can get more speed out of it...
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Overall 4
4.0

Find a more reliable NAS

didyouseethat, Amazon
13 February 2014
  • Summary: I have had my unit for 15 months. It has never worked properly - the timer function put the unit to sleep but never woke it up - I had to power off/on to wake it up when needed. This meant that I could never access the unit when away for more than half a day. A month ago it failed to boot properly and went into EM mode. I did manage to recover this and update the firmware at the same time. It then worked correctly for a few days before failing completely.
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Overall 4
4.0

Disappointing product

R. Mathews, Amazon
21 January 2014
  • Summary: This product sounded perfect but has not lived up to it's promises. The bit torrent feature works fine but the web page to control it is really slow to interact with. The DLNA server is a little temperamental, only works when it feels like. I have given up on the web interface. It hardly ever connects. It will work for a while then requires a reboot to connect to it next time. Such a shame as I had high hopes for it.
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