Reviews and Problems with Buffalo LinkStation Pro Duo
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Robust hardware. Not for the technologically faint-of-heart and DLNA not great...
North American Technology Consumer, Amazon
30 August 2014
Summary: This NAS device has been churning away on my desk for over over four years, providing data backup, remote data access and streaming media services 24/7. A recap of significant updates follows, and then the original review. 4.5 year update: Still works fine; just replaced both 1TB HDDs with 2x 2TB hard drives (original RAID 1 array was at 78% capacity).
Summary: I purchased two of these units several months ago and I truly, truly regret it. On extracting one of the drives, I found that the circuit board was fraying and splitting. I contacted Buffalo technology and at the same time supplied photographs of the said damage. An investigation then followed by the Manager, the engineer and team leader of the help desk, and without physically inspecting the drive, they concluded that I had caused the damage, because of the way I...
Summary: I've had the 2TB Linkstation Pro Duo for about two months now. I went for this as it was reasonably priced, with good features and supported RAID and USB printers. You have to work through the web interface to get it all setup how you want it, but once done, it's pretty easy. I also wanted a NAS that I could share a USB printer.
Summary: I've used a 500GB Linkstation for over 2 years with no problems until I knocked it off the shelf and it caused a failure on the motherboard. I purchased this 4TB unit as an upgrade, sticking with Buffalo for its reliability and familiarity. RAID was easy to configure and didn't take long to create.
Summary: I've never returned an item like this, normally my purchases are thoughtful and I do not make mistakes. Not this time. This is a product very well advertised but practically very LIMITED, despite all the nice misleading features. One for all is the almost useless USB port. CAREFUL!!! It's not a normal Hard Disk, easy to connect to your PC or MAC. You can only use it as NAS (via web) therefore, if you have over 300GB of data to backup...forget it.
Summary: great unit, we use this as a remote backup unit for the family buisness/home storage, have it installed at home and using it as a file store for the family (films music etc) set this up i a couple of hours. still to set up the remote backup link between offic and home looks a little more involved ie having the business set up fully functional to start with, might take a few weeks yet.
Summary: have had this for just under a month and it has worked perfectly so far. but: a warning to potential buyers it will require a little setup to work exactly how you want it too, all very simple stuff but its not quite plug and play in my opinion
Summary: I am giving this product the lowest rating because given by its product title, i.e. Pro & High Speed, I am deeply disppointed by its poor performance. Here are some figures for your consideration: - I have 41 files in a folder, a mixture of JPG, and large TIF files. Size = 1.01 GB. Three of the largest TIFs > 100 MB each. - I use Canon's DPP software to process image files.
Summary: Overall I'm very happy with the Buffalo LinkStation Pro Duo. Setup was a piece of cake and unlike the other reviewers I haven't found the drive to be noisy when in standby or in use. The Web Access works well as does the "sleep" function where the drive will automatically shut-down between certain hours of the day.