Reviews and Problems with Buffalo LinkStation Mini
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"Not worth the money"
23 July 2013
Pros: Small footprint
Cons: Horrifically slow. Bought as a backup device. It took over four days to copy a terabyte of data from the unit back to a failed server drive. An external USB hard drive would have been more efficient. A complete waste of time and money.
Summary: This product satisfied the following needs: (1) Networked (FTP/SMB, etc) (2) Quiet (3) Basic redundancy (RAID 1) (4) Cheap (though not relative to capacity) There has been a hole in the product space for these devices for some time that I think this fills. I didn't need 4 drive arrays, I didn't want just an external HD, and I needed some basic redundancy. So, this beats the big Quads on price, beats the Buffalo Duos on noise, and beats boxed HDs on redundancy.
Summary: So easy to install i couldent believe it. Just hook it up anywhere on your network, Pop the disc in and within 5 minutes its up and running. Also comes with great buckup software. (for use with home network only) For my windows server 2003 network i had to buy the pro version of memeo software but it is well worth it. Id buy it again and probably will.
Pros: Affordable, Simple, Very much worth the money
Summary: Very attractive idea. I bought two as backups. I set then up as 500Gb Raid 1. Both failed within 6 months. One had a motherboard problem. The other had a recurrent disk error which was resolved by reformatting twice but not the third time. Being non user serviceable you cannot replace a failed drive yourself so anything on them is lost. If you have a power cut while they are on they may well need their bios reinstalling. Not difficult but a pain.
Summary: This is a mini device, roughly the size of six packs of ciggies, 3 on top of 3 (if I'm allowed such an analogy). Sometimes small doesn't inspire confidence if you have 50,000 MP3's and 15 years of DNG photos to store, you kind of want something a bit beefier looking. However..... It doesn't seem to spin down - is this bad? Not sure, it makes me worry about its longevity. It doesn't seem to run hot though, just always warm.
Summary: I bought the white version from Amazon.co.uk, excellent service as always. I needed a simple standalone Upnp NAS to stream HQ 24/192 music around the house. The Linkstation mini certainly delivers and is near silent in operation. I have allocated the entire 1TB to storage and have attached my existing 1TB USB Hitachi Simple Drive for backup duty,the mini is silent in comparison. The entire setup performs faultlessly. 5 star recommended.
Summary: I have added this for backing up all my music and photos totaling over 250gb shared by my PC and Macbook at home and used it for about 6months. It's compact and good looking device that can easily hidden without any notice. Setting up is easy for both PC and Mac and latest firmware was downloaded and installed with no issue. So far so good. However, I have noticed that it does not spin down when there is no data access.