Reviews and Problems with Buffalo LinkStation Pro LS-XHL
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Love this box
27 May 2014
Summary: This is a fantastic product. It has served me reliably for over two years not with only 2 small incidents, which were not its fault. My only gripe is that it does not have a wide foot pad like I've seen on some routers so it can easily tip over on its side since it is much taller than its base is wide. This led to the first accident when the unit fell on its side while it was on.
Summary: I am very pleased with this latest Buffalo, my third over 8 years. Set up and server performance is great BUT you need to be aware the drive does make a rather intrusive hum when in use. I have moved the unit to the inside of sideboard which has solved the issue. Pity really as the unit looks great. Still a good product.
Summary: This NAS unit is as advertisedand a great price for 2tb and a lot smaller than i thought it would be,hardly takes up any space on my desk. Its a little bigger than a hard drive,shiny black plastic case with some chrome effect trim looks very professional. It came brand new with instructions and cables,unfortunately i am having problems with my wifi so have yet to set up and test it.
Summary: This is my second Linkstation NAS box after my first Linkstation Live box. I needed to boost my NAS diskspace and after toying with buying a NAS unit and harddrive to fit in it I decided to to just buy this Linkstation Pro. The drive is nice and quiet (it sits in my entertainment centre under the TV in the living room) I have a gigabit router so the improved transfer speeds compared to the Live line was a noticeable boost.
Summary: This product has been nothing but trouble. Started off lovely then decided to give up working. Have spoken to buffalo and was told I needed to get an expert in computers in to help me! Updating the firmware is a nightmare and still unable to do it.
At last something that works with our Squeezebox Touch
Mr. Darren Jobson, Amazon
10 August 2013
Summary: At last something that works with our Squeezebox Touch...Instead of having to switch on the PC all the time!!! Have really struggled with getting a hard drive that would work with my Squeezebox Touch...as I have Thousands of Albums!!! Tried WD drives plugged into the back of it...no good...tried WD My book live 2tb cloud...wouldn't work either...had read online that the WD drive would work wireless with the Touch but couldn't manage to get them to communicate..
Summary: Buffalo Linkstation Pro 2TB is an awesome NAS with excellent performance, actually better than the others, especially WD. I have used the device for 18 months with no problem, and now it is dead instantly. The reason for giving 3 stars is not only to this NAS, but all of them with single bay. Since the NAS device will work all the day, even for weeks without switching off, the reliability is a problem.
Summary: Having used the a previous link station to stream to a PS3 and Sonos I needed extra room, and would buy one of these again if I needed to. Fast enough, reliable, easy to link and stream. The BitTorrent client is ok if a little ugly on the eye as is the web interface, the ony downside is that I have struggled to get the iPhone and iPad app to work. I work in an IT environment but found it a little cumbersome and eventually gave up as a bad job.