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Buffalo-linkstation-quad.33618391
4.9 out of 10

Buffalo LinkStation Quad

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Reviews and Problems with Buffalo LinkStation Quad

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Overall 8
8.0

Not bad. could be better

Amir A., Newegg
4 January 2014
  • Summary: I use this for media storage, so I am not very concerned with the issues that I have, except for the HDD LEDs (see CONS)
  • Pros: Small footprint. doesn't have those floodlight LED's that light up an entire room. Has the normal applications that most NAS devices have. Pretty fast transfer speeds. Quiet
  • Cons: a bunch:
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Overall 10
10
Value for money 10
10
Ease of use 10
10
Performance 8
8.0
Ease of setup 10
10

NAS device worth the cost

peanut3697, Bestbuy
15 October 2013
  • Summary: Regardless of the 1 con I pointed out, to a general user the raid 5 write speed issue is typical among NAS devices from what I've seen.
  • Pros: Easy to configure, good price, love the sleek look and design
  • Cons: The only con against this which is incredibly minor is that with the RAID 5 there is noticable write speed issues
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Overall 2
2.0

Absolute GARBAGE

John Greenough, Amazon
10 February 2013
  • Summary: Steer clear of this company! I got a 12TB unit. It worked for two days and then lost a drive. Support was unresponsive and only offered a few suggestions, none of which worked and then the quit communication after I jumped through hoops with them for a week and a half. No phone support available, just minor "suggestions" via email. I returned it to my companies reseller for an Iomega unit and seems to be working fine.
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Overall 10
10
Value for money 10
10

User Review

stylecitymusic, Walmart
5 October 2012
  • Summary: backing up to the drive is slow took a day to backup 1,5 terabyte, but the drive gives you 5.5 terabyte configured as a raid 5, and uses an Ethernet port so you can plug it into your router and access the drive from all machines on the network, pretty much what you expect.
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Overall 6
6.0

Horrible transfer rates with RAID 5

Christopher K., Newegg
5 July 2012
  • Summary: If you are looking for a streaming media storage device, look elsewhere. If you just want a place to dump all of your digital trash and transfer speeds aren't a big concern to you, this array will not disappoint
  • Pros: Good web based user interface. Included installable software works okay too. Lots of good built in features such as share to internet and direct upload via USB drive.
  • Cons: Horrible speeds with RAID 5. Many customers are very unhappy with the transfer rates of this array. Most are getting 15 MBps read and worse with write. The processor that Buffalo included in this array is underpowered and therefore can't process data quickly enough to fill the fat 1Gb pipe that it has available to it. .
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Overall 10
10

Raid 5 storage

Anonymous, Newegg
1 February 2012
  • Summary: some times i wonder if the fans are running on the units i have.
  • Pros: Wow, where do i start.
  • Cons: I have none to mention.
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Overall 8
8.0

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Max, B&H Photo
25 March 2011
  • Excerpt: works as expected. setup was fine. only thing i found so far is the the wake-up time must be set to japan time or it will not wake-up at the time you want.
  • Pros: Compact, Quiet
  • Cons: Take to long to start
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Overall 2
2.0

WARNING NEW PRODUCT needs dev work

dave, B&H Photo
2 March 2011
  • Excerpt: 1)There is only 1 nic not 2 as both Buffalo's website and B&Hs web site state 2)Media server worked for a day now I can't get it working again on my Macs. 3)Appliance seemed to be working at first glance. Set up shares moved a bunch of data over, tried to access the shares from different machine no data. Tried a windows machine and same thing can mount the share and see directories but not all of the end data.
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Overall 8
8.0

Small Easy Drive but Painful for Mac

khertz, B&H Photo
25 February 2011
  • Excerpt: I just bought this NAS to attach to my home network which is mostly MAC, with a few PCs. My goal was to create a central storage place with RAID so that our home files would be protected.It was very easy to install and it immediately connected and configured properly.However, if you are wanting to use Apple Time Machine to back up, it was a very painful experience.
  • Pros: Easy To Set Up, Powerful, Small, Stream media
  • Cons: Apple Time Machine
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Overall 8
8.0

Working as Advertised

B1, B&H Photo
15 February 2011
  • Excerpt: This product is working as expected and as advertised. I haven't had it long enough to report any long term problems or issues. But I am very comfortable that my data is now more secure. It set up easily and with no glitches that can occur when you hook up a new peripheral device. Could be 5 stars, just don't know yet.
  • Pros: Easy To Set Up, Easy To Use, Expandable, Fast
  • Cons: None at this time
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