Reviews and Problems with Buffalo LinkStation Quad
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I just wasted $800 and got nothing by problems
Vyacheslav Siretskiy, Amazon
9 June 2015
Summary: Since I have it I had nothing but problem. Owned for 3 years. I would not advise anybody to it. Most of the time is not seen by computers. I had nothing but problem all the time. 2 times had to exchange it. And after warranty is over it never waked properly.
Pros: has raid 5 support and 1gbit nic usb for printer and/or backups disk are nice
Cons: SLOOOOW the webinterface is sloow. takes severla second just to change menu. transfer speed on raid 10 is around 15-20MB/s thats pretty petty for raid 10. i wanted to run raid5 but just setting up raid5 and checking an empty raid arry had an ETA of 7hours... This is absolute horrific speed and th...
Summary: I have been plagued with multiple problems since day one. There is little useful support for the product and the live support is less than satisfactory. If you buy, make sure you have a back-up of everything on it and don't rely on the RAID to be your loss prevention solution.
Summary: I bought this a year ago and it seemed to be ok. a little slow, but it was an inexpensive unit, so I just dealt with it. Until the drives started failing. I was able to replace them easily enough, but the drives should last longer than a year. Then the 'motherboard' started failing on me.
Summary: I bought this item in Feb 2010, and all I can say is that it has continued working for me. I leave it on all the time. I also have a TeraStation I bought from 2007 which has also been on 24x7 all this time and is still working.
Summary: EDIT: After a lengthy back and forth with product support involving many delays, they identified that the firmware was corrupt and had me re-flash it. Thereafter, the NAS worked much better and has not been buggy. Though still very slow, this is a low-priced consumer NAS and I wasn't expecting more.
Summary: My unit is toast and still under warranty but that means nothing because the replacement unit that I received from Buffalo was also defective. I lost data that I could not recover simply because the unit locked up on me. The company was completely unhelpful.
Great Media Device - IMO - Even A little Better than HP Media Smart Server
Larry Joe, Amazon
3 September 2014
Summary: I initially bought the NAS to use for additional storage and for the RAID capabilities. I currently also have an HP Media Smart EX470 Home Server that I use to backup my home PC's and as a Media Server to stream audio and video through XBOX.
Slower than a big $$$ NAS, but excellent value for the money
Micahel Thomas, Amazon
3 September 2014
Summary: I'm using this as a 450GB RAID 10 (mirrored/striped)array. If you are curious as to why RAID 10 rather than 5, take a look here: [...] Unit was up and running 10 min after it came out of the box.