Reviews and Problems with Buffalo LinkStation Pro Duo
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Buffalo 2-Bay NAS
Chris Davis, Amazon
9 January 2010
Summary: General: I have been using this NAS for about a month. I was surprised by how physically small this product is (it looks bigger from the pictures). Overall, I think it's a good product. Here is my evaluation of the unit. Pros: This product is easy to setup and use.
Summary: I now have two of these units in my house. One for music and one for photos and data. I use them in RAID 1 formation so I lose half the capacity but get the redundant hardware which is fine with me. They are getting ever lower in cost which makes them an obvious choice for all data.
Summary: Bought and hooked up to my router. Setup raid mirroring (before I copied any data) within minutes. Media server is in-built and works very well that automatically updates newly updated files (photos/music/video) once every hour or within seconds on-demand.
Summary: For the price of this NAS, it doesn't get much better. I was looking for something that had network access (this does 10/100/1000), dual drives for redundancy (can do RAID 0-striped, or RAID 1-mirrored), and sufficient storage space for all my music, movies, and docs (2 7200rpm SATA drives...
Summary: This Linkstation Pro Duo is slower than my 500gb Linkstation Pro which was roughly the same speed as my HD-HS500U2 500GB USB DriveStation. I can live with this, but if you want speed, look at a different model or brand.
Summary: This drive is running connected to a Cisco 3750 switch (24 ports of 10/100/1000) and it is a business grade layer 3 switch. (It routes and switches packets). The ports are 802.3z compliant, which is the IEEE standard for 1000Tx copper gig. My drive is connected to a GigE port via a 3ft cat 6+ cable.
Summary: EDIT 9/20/2011: After three years my LinkStation is still whirring away like it did the day I bought it. Still works perfectly with no problems. EDIT 1/29/2009: This thing just totally saved my data.
Summary: I had been searching for a very long time for a NAS device that allowed web access. The search is finally over as I have been absolutely pleased with the Linkstation's performance. It is a little slower moving files across the network vs. say a USB external drive, but this is to be expected.
Robust hardware. Not for the technologically faint-of-heart and DLNA not great...
Long-Suffering 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.
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.