Summary: I have purchased this unit 2 years ago, and I must say I was happy with it, until now: Everything worked just fine, easy to setup, easy to use. great features for a unit of this price range. The performance is good as well.... Some days ago, the device started making strange noise... so I suspect the worst: HDD is dead. it wasn't far from truth: after powering on, hhd only worked normally for about 10 minutes, after that, started making "bad" sounds...
Great NAS drive, works awesome as PS3 media server
21 October 2010
Summary: The Buffalo Nas 1.0 T is a great network drive for your average techy. I wanted a drive to store movies and music for easy access from my PS3 and it works perfectly for that task. Setting up the drive was easy, even with the MAC software. I havn't used the Memeo software to backup my computer files because I use a different drive for that. The only issue I have had with the product is having to reflash the firmware which took me a while to figure out.
Summary: I researched NAS drive quite a bit before buying and found the features on the Buffalo drives to be highly regarded. It took literally minutes to set up before I was on line and using the drive for backup. A wonderful product, I have already recommended this to many people.
Summary: I Bought a Buffalo Technology LinkStation Pro 1 TB two months ago as a music server for my Sonos. Setup was pretty straightforward. It is in the same room as my sound system, so the fact that it is so quiet is a big plus. Wired to my D-Link router and transferred my 40GB iTunes to it wirelessly (at a few MB/sec). It's been on ever since and working flawlessly. If it didn't have blue LED's, I wouldn't know it was there.
Summary: I've had 2 of these for about 15 months. They both, work pretty much flawlessly. The only hardware problem I've had is one of them wouldn't switch off one time. But after I pulled the plug on it, it started behaving. I use the second solely as a backup for the 1st. They have a wake-on-LAN capability so they power up and down automatically. Caveat: only a computer with the NAS software installed will wake it up.
Summary: My needs were pretty simple -- central storage for photos and video that are too big to keep on every laptop in the house. I also wanted to keep backups of non-media files on the NAS, not the only archive copy of them, but duplicate backups that can be accessed conveniently. Setup went OK, but only after I downloaded the updated version of NAS Navigator (the software you have to run on each computer on the network to let it connect to the NAS).
Summary: This was easy to setup. I purchased two of these units one as the primary backup and one as the secondary. I unpacked and installed both on my network in about 30 minutes. Next I configured a backup which I struggled with. I called tech support and sat on hold less than a minute. The support walked me through setting up a backup in about 5 minutes. I set one backup to run immediately (backup the primary to the secondary) and another to run daily at 1AM.
Summary: Impressive list of features for a low-cost device. I selected the LinkStation Pro primarily for native Time Machine backup support, DLNS media server capabilities and the "direct copy" feature from a USB device. I also planned to use the file-sharing capability that NAS provides within my home network and liked the fact that it included Gigabit Ethernet.