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Buffalo LinkStation Pro Duo
5.4 out of 10

Buffalo LinkStation Pro Duo

The Pro Duo is a 2-drive NAS solution that can be configured in Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Buffalo LinkStation Pro Duo

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Overall 4
4.0

Beware

Shannon H., Newegg
16 December 2009
  • Pros: So far has been dependable. Easy setup
  • Cons: I purchased this for raid 1 so I could have redundancy. I just found out if one of the drives fail the unit will not operate. What is the point if it cant operate off of one hard drive?? Where is the redundancy raid 1 normally provides?
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Overall 4
4.0

Another failed NAS

SATXBiz, Newegg
23 September 2009
  • Summary: Buy one because of low cost and hope for the best... Buffalo is NOT making a good impression. I am looking for another brand with better reliability. On hold for tech support call at 9am, 15min. On hold for tech support call at 12pm over ONE Hr.
  • Pros: GB nic, plug and play unit when it works
  • Cons: Had one give out after 2yrs of use (500gb non raid) and now after 2 months its replacement gives out too. Flashing power light and no way to access data. Included software is a joke.
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Overall 4
4.0

Overheat and RAID1 issues

Anonymous, Newegg
17 September 2009
  • Summary: Plan on replacing the cooling fan if you buy one of these, the default design is a joke with having Samsung super-hot-500GB drives in there.
  • Pros: The *nix on top is nice, as other users say it takes awhile to power on and off, doesn't bother me. The AD-integration is cool, but if you're using that you should go with an enterprise solution. Price is great, however...remember ma said you usually get what you pay for.
  • Cons: Shipped with fw v1.02 which didn't work at all. Reflashing to 1.06 made it last a year until the RAID1 failed. The RAID1 array worked ~6months until Hard Drive 1 failed (overheating, man these SAMSUNGs get HOT) and the file shares stopped working. I went into the UI and it said I couldn't pull da...
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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

Ying-Chang C., Newegg
13 December 2008
  • Summary: get what I paid for. almost but mot quite
  • Pros: cheap
  • Cons: way too slow. slower than I expected.
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Overall 4
4.0

Not good for linux

Doug B., Newegg
18 October 2008
  • Summary: This may not be a deal breaker to some, but if you want to back up large media files or permissions are an important part of what you are doing look elsewhere. A simple external USB drive works better than this. Or spend a few extra bucks and cobble together your own, you'll have more features.
  • Pros: Works great for windows. Lot of bang for the buck, network ready. Reasonably speedy, quiet, nice web interface. I'm using it in Raid 1 for redundancy.
  • Cons: Doesn't work well with linux (Debian or Ubuntu). Chokes on large (>2G) files, which interferes with backups (possibly ext2 filesystem?). Your rsync backups will fail silently. Doesn't seem to deal with permissions well. You will not be able to preserve permissions on backed up files.
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Overall 4
4.0

Not a good product

Demitry B., Newegg
4 October 2008
  • Summary: Used for daily backups no realtime usage.
  • Pros: Easy to setup lots of spase
  • Cons: Slow transfer speeds, raid 1 sucks keeps failing every other day. Server times out and not responding even in manual mode. Buttom line unreliable.
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Overall 4
4.0

No Luck

Anonymous, Newegg
30 September 2008
  • Pros: Nice looking unit, price, includes both drives
  • Cons: Never able to access shares. Tech support via email had no solutions. Phone support was attempted on two occasions - on hold 40 minutes and 50 minutes without reaching anyone.
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Overall 4
4.0

Wish I had bought something different

Bobby T., Newegg
11 September 2008
  • Summary: Searching for workarounds on google, I found several forum posts where consumers had contacted buffalo support, and apparently buffalo has no intention of fixing this with a software update. Hopefully I can recoup most of my money on e-bay...
  • Pros: Lots of space.
  • Cons: 128 character filesize limitation, which includes the directory structure. It's 2008, and even your basic home computer running OSX or Vista will have directory structures that exceed 128 characters. I bought this for use as a network backup device, but I can't do full disk backups with such a ri...
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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

Randy V., Newegg
16 June 2008
  • Pros: Small and compact.
  • Cons: Buffalo LinkStation Pro Duo runs on Linux OS which limits the max. path/filename length to 128 characters. This turns out to be a nightmare when copying tens of thousands of files with path structure intact from Windows XP/Vista (which allows for twice the path length). After 10 to 15 hours of tr...
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Overall 4
4.0

Version 1 Will Eat your Data

Charles H., Newegg
10 March 2008
  • Summary: Please be careful. I don't want to see the same thing happen to other people. There is more then just price that is important and RAID does not mean safe when there is a disclosure on the bottom of the packaging saying they are not responsible for lost data due to failure.
  • Pros: It is the cheapest RAID 1 NAS out there. Two SATA drives inside.
  • Cons: I had to pay $50 to have a Unix/Linux savy tech specialist restore my data after the ROM chip failed on this unit. You will most likely brick this NAS if you try to use the auto shutdown and wake on the R1 unit (R3 ROM version is already available). I had it no more then a week and the unit would...
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