Reviews and Problems with Buffalo LinkStation Pro Duo
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Not worth the $s
Matthew N. White, Amazon
31 January 2010
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. For the price of the Pro Duo, I could have bought two 1TB external drives, saved lots of money, and still have redundancy of having data on two drives.
Summary: At this price, I expected that this NAS would not be as fast as others, but had no idea how increadibly slow this drive would be. It took 32.5 HOURS for the initial backup of 50 G of data. I had flash-backs to the old backup-to-floppy days. I had expected that the 2 TB capacity would make this drive more convenient and make up for slower speed. I was wrong.
Summary: The drive does what it says, but the performance leaves much to be desired. I'm running mine in Raid-1 and have forced my network at 100/full and the transfer speeds are still much slower than that from my other 100MB machines on the network. Also, when using the Web Admin menu, the peformance is very sluggish. This means that the photo and MP3 sharing website built-in is also slow and not enjoyable to use to share your files with friends and family.