I'm very disappointed and will not by from Buffalo again
Jon Ruiz, Amazon
14 November 2014
Summary: My drive failed shortly after the 1 year warranty expired. It just flashes it's status light red and won't mount with any kind of disk utility. I'm very disappointed and will not by from Buffalo again.
Summary: Bought this external storage iin July 13'. It's been making funny sounds (like it's dead) and I can't get it to connect for 2 months now. So basically this drive which I hardly ever used lasted just long enough to not be covered under the warranty.
Novastor's solution is for me to go down to best buy tonight
Kevin carson, Amazon
27 October 2014
Summary: Hi all. Here's my story and here's why you should not buy a Linkstation if you intend to use it to backup a network. I use a Linkstation Pro to backup the pcs on our home network. A hard drive recently crashed on my PC. After installing a new hard drive, loading windows, etc.
Summary: I bought this NAS Janualry of 2013 and it broke less than 18months with dreaded blinking red 7 times. All my data is not accessible and Buffalo tech support was helpless. They just suggested that i go to data retrieval service. Overall very bad product. Do not BUY!!
Summary: I've had this product just less than a year and it already broke. It seems to been a problem with the firmware on the device because it would freeze up and wouldn't let me connect to it. All my files were still there (the hard drive was fine) but I just couldn't access them.
Summary: Disk error after 1.5 years which make it totally useless. I have to pay extra money to get data out. 05/17/2014 update: trying to format under Debug mode, still get error message: format failed, aborting update. All in all, after 1.5 years, this NAS totally becomes a junk now.
Roger Dooley "Author of Brainfluence & Neuromarketing", Amazon
3 May 2014
Summary: I set up this drive with the intention of using it for my photo archives as well as a local network backup of my laptops. The idea of media streaming was also appealing. I set it up on my network without too much difficulty, put the clients on the PCs, etc.
Summary: Considering the concept of NAS, theses devices should be designed to last as a server. Must recognize that I enjoyed this toy, specialy accesing my files from the internet through the FTP server, but reliabitliy should be a must.
Summary: I bought the 3TB version (way too big) in Nov 2012 and in Dec 2013 I started getting the red flashing light that as other reviewers have mentioned, indicates its time to move your data to a different drive. One month out of warranty.