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5.3 out of 10

Buffalo LinkStation Mini

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Overall 2
2.0

Don't buy it.

tnewton, Amazon
7 July 2009
  • Summary: Don't bother. It's a physically robust device, I've been attempting to keep it running for a long time. ATTEMPTED. The instructions are manageable, but obtuse. There are also SEVERAL undocumented 'gotchas' that will have you scouring forums wondering what you did wrong, only to find the problem is some tidbit of information the manufacturer neglected to mention. The main problem is dropouts.
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Overall 8
8.0

All in All very satisfied

Amazon Customer, Amazon
25 July 2012
  • Summary: Brilliant in terms of functionalities Efficient and reliable The WebAcess solution on ANdroid smartphone is great (apart from the security : no Https) the tranfer speed should be improved
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Overall 2
2.0

Buffalo Linkstation Min 1Tb

Amazon Customer "Rabbiteer", Amazon
14 January 2012
  • 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.
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Overall 6
6.0

Working fine.... but seems slow. (SEE EDIT)

NDA "s5nda", Amazon
23 June 2011
  • 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.
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Overall 10
10

Makes great little NAS Server!

H. Linzey-Jones, Amazon
26 May 2011
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Very Good, but not Perfect yet.

Mr. S.KIM, Amazon
22 May 2011
  • 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.
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Overall 10
10

Link Station Mini

Colin Evans, Amazon
5 May 2011
  • Summary: Small, quiet, easy to set up, store and back-up all your files automatically, frees up space on your hard drive. Brilliant!
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Overall 10
10

Lovely little NAS..

Swift, Amazon
4 May 2011
  • Summary: Initially bought the Buffalo LinkStation Mini for backing up data on my home network. Very compact, quiet, and easy to set up. You even forget its there. It also has an automatic switch on the back which enables it to switch off automatically when not in use. Note that backups with RAID 0 will allow you to use the entire 1TB of storage but RAID 1 will give you 500 GB.
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Overall 4
4.0

Bad Sectors

P, Amazon
23 February 2011
  • Summary: Seemed to work for a while, but the day after I put some data on it, the NAS drive stopped working. Moreover, it took quite a while to figure out that there were bad sectors on the disk that caused this. Am returning it for a refund. Will add review comments on how quickly I get my refund. Process so far has been smooth.
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Overall 6
6.0

5 ans d'Expérience LinkStation

BOUVAREL, Amazon
4 February 2014
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