Reviews and Problems with Buffalo LinkStation Pro Duo
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Difficult to Configure With Poor Interface
Don Pierson, Amazon
16 May 2015
Summary: I have this Buffalo unit along with another by D-Link and find that there is no comparison in configuration and ease of set up. The Buffalo works well enough as a drive but it is very hard to configure FTP and I've never been able to get it to work.
Summary: If Buffalo's hardware is still as reliable as it was back then, I wouldn't skip a beat in buying a new one. For now, I'm just upgrading the old one since, after 5 years, I'm still completely satisfied with it for day-to-day use. It holds all my non-application files.
Pros: I'm sitting here mind-blown given I've considered buying new drives for it since I've near capped its current capacity... Not due to any failure. I installed it in late 2009, turned it on without power saving, and the only reason it's ever been off was due to power outages.
Cons: It's too reliable to replace. I want a shiny new one but can't justify the expense when the stability, performance, and speed is still totally on-par after 5 years.
Pros: With two 500GB hard drives mirrored this unit has been working since 2008 and has just now lost one drive. It has been serving as our media server with 7,000+ songs and many movies along with backing up our computer.
Summary: This is a real tragedy, I got this unit thinking "ok now I can rest without any worries about backups" since is dual HD and I set up the unit as a raid mirror, great if one fail then the other one will have the data...well does not the way it ended up...the unit fail..
Summary: Warranty on the product: 1yr Absolute failure of the product: 1 yr 10 days Super reliable written all over their product documentation, but if having an average lifespan of 375 days = reliable, slap me silly.
Summary: Got it setup in about 10 minutes, then spent about 30 minutes going through the menus and configuring the drives the way I wanted (RAID 1 for me). Took about 3 hours to reconfigure to Raid 1 (I let it run overnight).
Pros: Worked well until it completely failed. Even the USB backup was corrupted.
Cons: Failed after 13 months! I called tech support and they issued an RMA. Now, I just got an email that my RMA will not be honored! Apparently, it is two months out on warranty and even though it obviously failed and an RMA was issued, Buffalo wants to just walk away and leave me with a $250 brick. T...
Summary: I don't use any of the other features of this device and don't stream or store movie files off it as I have another machine dedicated for this purpose. This device is just used as a big hard drive on the network and that is all I expected out of it.
Pros: Mindless to install. Very easily configured unit to work with my AD domain at my home. I set my drives up to be mirrored and then created shares which I use for both user accounts and for client machines that are not part of my domain. I like the "trashbox" option for deleted files which acts lik...
Cons: Speed transfers max at about 14/mbs as opposed to the 35ish/mbs that I get from my other Gig devices. (I am running all Gig switches and CAT6. Wish there was a way to define a trashbox cleanup schedule but I easily found a work around using Limagito.
Summary: I recently bought the LinkStation Pro Duo 2TB box to back up my computers at home and share files between the PC and mac. After setting up the system, the file sharing over the network is okay, but as with everything else about this box, it is too slow to be of any use.
Summary: This works fine, until the power goes out. I'd advise to either get a UPS, or pay more for a better quality product.
Pros: Good price, easy to set up.
Cons: We lost power and the unit no longer works. I used the NASNavigator2 software to check the status. It said "EM Mode" and to contact my local support. I emailed Buffalo support a week ago but never heard from them. I am unable to get my data until I hear back from them. Since it's under warranty, ...