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Buffalo LinkStation Quad
4.6 out of 10

Buffalo LinkStation Quad

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Reviews and Problems with Buffalo LinkStation Quad

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2.0

SLOOOW

Bryan L., Newegg
5 May 2015
  • 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...
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Overall 2
2.0

Died 6 months after purchase, RMA'd Sold and bought the Qnap 659 Pro II TS 24 TB NAS 3 years of uninterrupted service!!

Tech Dev "Regards, Dev", Amazon
26 March 2014
  • Summary: I currently own a Link Station Pro Quad 8TB unit. I purchased it from Amazon on April 19 2011, on May 14, 2011 I had my first failure Error Code E07 which is no single lights and 7 red flashing lights in .03 second intervals. This error code means Logic Board failure.
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Overall 2
2.0

$400.00 Paperweight / No Service

Richard H., Newegg
5 April 2011
  • Summary: Bought this because it looked attractive for the price and amount of storage. Was going to be primarily used as a home NAS, and if I liked it enough, would be taken to work. Was a major hassle to set up, the software repeatedly hung and refused to recognize the drive.
  • Pros: None.
  • Cons: COMPLETELY Dead after 2 months. When it was working, it had UNACCEPTABLY Slow Speeds due to a really lousy chip and sub-standard drives. Poor Documentation. In 80 page manual, about 10% of the information is actually functional, and most troubleshooting and other information are worthless. Worthl...
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Overall 2
2.0

Do not purchase this product!

Nakita, Amazon
25 January 2011
  • 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.
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Overall 2
2.0

Don't buy Buffalo

Jose F., Newegg
28 October 2010
  • Pros: Worked great at first
  • Cons: Had this unit on a UPS to isolate power issues. After 14 months, the unit 'bricked' while just running normally. Warranty had run out. Buffalo told me to "buy a new unit, there is no after-warranty support". Absolutely astounding. I have a $1,000 brick!
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Overall 2
2.0

buyer beware

Gregory R., Newegg
18 July 2010
  • Summary: I vow never ever to buy another Buffalo product ever again as long as I live. There are several drive manufacturers that offer "inclusive" data recovery service along with a decent warranty. Do yourself a favor and get one of those instead of this 10 pound brick.
  • Pros: Built solid, or so it seems.
  • Cons: This drive will leave you hanging. I put many important documents on this drive in RAID 5 no less. Then to my ignorance and surprise, the warranty is only 1 year. It failed on month 14. Support was happy to spend some time on the phone with me, but alas they were stumped and issued me an RMA for ...
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Overall 2
2.0

Don't even think about switching/upgrading disks

Anonymous, Newegg
10 March 2010
  • Summary: Buffalo sells these boxes with capacities up to 8TB. It seems ludicrous to me to void warranty when you replace the disks by yourself. Do you also lose warranty if you replace a defective hdd???
  • Pros: To be fair, the box comes pre-configured in RAID5 and is ready to go. The web interface is slow, but ok. Speed seemed acceptable. If you think you'll always be happy with 2TB (or 1.5 in RAID5), maybe this box ain't bad.
  • Cons: I wanted to replace the 500gb HDDs with 1.5TB. Big mistake! After trying unsuccessfully for hours, I called support. I was informed that changing disks voids the warranty and that they do not support upgrading capacity. Still, the guy hinted at switching the disks one by one and formatting the ne...
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Overall 2
2.0

Terrible experience

Mayel Espino, Amazon
15 November 2009
  • Summary: I bought this product from Frys. The first unit failed after I changed the configuration to RAID5, I returned it after technical support gave up. I got another also from Frys, this one failed also after changing the configuration to RAID 5 , in a different way and technical support gave up again.
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Overall 2
2.0

User Review

ITP.net
8 October 2009
  • Summary: Dont buy the drive!
  • Pros: When it works you can share files over a network that are already on the drive or copy to the drive.
  • Cons: Buggy firmware constantly has to dealt with like updating the date and time which is never right no matter how many times you call tech support and try to fix it. Also doesnt work with any printers. One of the features was that you could plug a printer into the back of the buffalo drive and use...
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Overall 2
2.0

User Review

ITP.net
8 October 2009
  • Summary: Dont buy the drive!
  • Pros: When it works you can share files over a network that are already on the drive or copy to the drive.
  • Cons: Buggy firmware constantly has to dealt with like updating the date and time which is never right no matter how many times you call tech support and try to fix it. Also doesnt work with any printers. One of the features was that you could plug a printer into the back of the buffalo drive and use...
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