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.
Summary: I currently operate four identical LinkStations and they work well. However, when there is a problem other than a simple hard drive failure, I have had zero success recovering and end up replacing the failed unit. I have had individual drives fail and have recovered by replacing the drive.
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: 1- Not very easy to set up. I have a RAID-5 system with 3 after I had some HDD rearrangement, but not it's been giving me an error on disk 4 (which isn't there and not even set up with RAID5) and for the life of me can't see how to get rid of it. 2- Firwmare update is VERY buggy. My devi...
Summary: I've had nothing but good experiences with Buffalo. I bought my first NAS, a 4-drive Terastation, about 5 years ago. In that time it ran mostly non-stop and all I had to do was replace a few drives.
Summary: The other reviews on here are pretty bad. I've run this thing 16+ hrs./day since June with great success. I edit HD video and the transfer speed has been fine - via CAT 5. Let's hope only the unhappy people have been posting.