Reviews and Problems with Buffalo LinkStation Pro Duo
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Great, but NOT for Remote backup
31 August 2009
Summary: So long as remote backup is taken out of the picture and the terrible tech support, everything is fine. But seriously, why ask for the IP address if you are just going to disregard it and take a private IP instead?
Pros: Excellent for redundancy needs, which is the primary reason I bought it. Web interface works well enough, with quite a few different options. Setup is painless.
Cons: I got hung up on twice in a row when I called in for tech support, and was even told their product didn't "do" backups (before being hung up on). I bought this drive to be able to do remote backups (I own another Buffalo NAS), but I'm finding this isn't easily possible. The problem is that the So...
Summary: I would recommend the unit as it is fast and quiet. It is very easy to set up on the network and relatively easy to share over an FTP site, just beware of the time stamp issue.
Pros: Nice storage unit. Works well as a network storage device. Easy to set up and very fast. I cannot tell the difference in speed between my internal hard drive verses the network drive
Cons: Having problems with FTP set up and according to Buffalo tech support the device "is not made for FTP use". Have not figured out why Buffalo advertises the drive for FTP use if it was not engineered for FTP. Problem occurs when off site users access the FTP network drive and stores (or even looks...
Summary: It is good an investment if you just want to have network drive to share files. In the hind sight, I should have gone with HP's MediaSmart. With that, I wouldn't have to worry about the file systems and USB drives.
Pros: Relatively easy to set up. Serve most of my purpose to share files among my PCs.
Cons: The noise and the XFS file system. Prey that the drive never breaks down, otherwise, it will be a bit challenge to retrieve data from it. It also won't take a 1.5 TB USB drive. I called the tech support and the gentleman on the phone told me that Buffalo Pro Dual won't support Maxtor 1.5T drive. ...
Summary: I had to disable computer browser on one of my computer so that my wife don't get frustrated with missing network. Yes, with workgroups, it's a good idea not to have your computers fighting over being the master browsers.
Pros: Works with Windows Work Group, have 1 tb capacity, Raid 1 was easy to set-up, don't fill it with data first thought!.
Cons: Documentation was in Japanese only on the drive, had to go to their website to get the english PDF version. As far as I can tell, it's not Digital Living Network Alliance comptatible, but I might be wrong.
Summary: Had to dig through the Buffalotech archives to find several FAQs that it really would not run in Windows Server 2003 and AD. Company tech support never did get a hold of me. Newegg was super on the delivery and no problems with the RMA either. Thanks Newegg.
Pros: Quiet drive and fairly easy to use web based admin. Definitely will work well in a home LAN where RAID 1 is needed.
Cons: Whatever the technical data says - it will not work in an AD environment due to DNS problems. If you are running Windows Server 2003 and AD - don't buy. You need to spend more money and get a NAS that runs Windows Storage Server. But if you like to hack things you might be able to get it to join ...
Summary: I'll try powering down through auto shut-down soon before I get too much data loaded. Hopefully, the new firmware will help other users get past the pain I went through. If I paid myself for the time to get this NAS working, I could have bought the Infrant server!
Pros: Fairly fast and quiet with ample storage. I'm using this as my media storage for the new Squeezebox Duet and it fits the bill once I got through the initial, painful weekend of setting it up.
Cons: I had to flash the firmware right out of the box, as it came up in EM mode. Once I loaded my data and set the unit to auto power, it reverted back to EM mode and I was unable to communicate. The tech suport wasn't very good and said that the firmware wasn't loaded correctly (though there are no c...
Summary: This product seems to suffer from a distinct lack of basic QA. The hard drives are not secure inside the casing, and I've already sent one back because of a failure (different model though).
Pros: Two terrabytes of disk for under $300, it comes by default in RAID 1, which is great. Small footprint, and easy setup, pretty much works out of the box, which is good because the configuration software that comes with it doesn't work.
Cons: The software doesn't work out of the box. Memeo backup which is the software that came with it errored out the first time I ran it. I had to download an updated version to get it to work. The hard disks inside rattle around, which can't be good for them during shipping. The buffalo NAS Navigator ...