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.
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: 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.
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.
Summary: I wish I could give this product and this company a nuke up the ass!. I have never been able to achieve the data transfer rates that Buffalo has in their specs. Average data transfer rate is about 10Mbps. Drive fails quite often. This morning the drive locked up and would not reboot.
Buffalo is not a reliable vendor on whom you should rely with your important data
13 March 2014
Summary: I have purchased three buffalo NAS products, a 300GB LinkStation, 1TB TeraStation, and a 1TB TeraStation Pro. I used my LinkStation for backups of my data files, but it starting acting a little buggy (I could not access password-secured directories reliably) so I purchased the TeraStation Pro...
Summary: Stay away from this company. Worked great for about 2 years then the device died. I figured I was safe - 4 drives set up as 2 separate RAID arrays.. I would backup to one raid array every morning and the other every night.
Works great for two years or so, after which point, you're left up the proverbial creek.
Sam "Mark Twain" Hoskins, Amazon
7 October 2013
Summary: I had great luck with Buffalo and have been using their products for close to a decade now. But the company that was once committed to developing quality products and serving its customers needs for reliable, fault-tolerant data storage has abandoned its original mission.