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Buffalo  LS-CH500L
5.2 out of 10

Buffalo LS-CH500L

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Reviews and Problems with Buffalo LS-CH500L

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Overall 8
8.0

Decent, for the money

Jacob B., Newegg
10 February 2012
  • Summary: It boils down to what you get for the money. A 500 gig NAS that functions well and has a few options like this one is worth $100 at this time. With other drives you're buying space that in many small office setups will never be used, and the price jump from a low-ball unit like this to something...
  • Pros: This thing booted right up ready to rock.. I was transferring stuff to it in minutes. Works great with a 330 Watt ACP UPS, plugged in via USB.. Can set to shutdown on low battery warning. Installed in a small office with ~120 GB of invoices, etc, AND sending full system images to it via Ghost com...
  • Cons: No Ethernet indicator lights, no RSYNC support, web interface is very slow (even with a full gig connection,) transfer rates could be quicker.
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Overall 6
6.0

Generally good, BUT...

MagMusic, Amazon
3 November 2011
  • Summary: Buffalo NAS units are generally good and very useful (excepting the issues with adding an external hard drive, detailed by myself and others). I have many of them running right now, but a big problem I have with them is that they drop dead, totally without warning.
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Overall 6
6.0

It died on me after only 2 days but I got it back online

Olufemi, Amazon
21 October 2011
  • Summary: I live in an area with frequent power cuts and I have to warn you if you do also, get a UPS and plug it to the Linkstation. My LS died on the second day but I got it to work again (NASNavigator told me it was in EM mode).
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Overall 10
10

My 3rd One I love These!!!!

Amazon-Jake, Amazon
21 October 2011
  • Summary: These are great one of the best NAS devices I have ever purchased. Please note I do not use the outside web access just internally and I have also set it up to be on a static address.
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Overall 4
4.0

Hope you don't have to troubleshoot

BehindEnemyLines, Amazon
21 October 2011
  • Summary: This thing worked great until a power outage. It rebooted in emergency mode an you practically need a degree in programming to get the thing back online. Heaven forbid you're on Mac OS, because that means you're SOL. You need to hook it up to a PC to have a hope of getting it working again.
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Overall 2
2.0

Kills other network activity and nonexistant support

Jack, Amazon
14 October 2011
  • Summary: I have a home network with two Windows XP machines, two Windows Vista machines, and one Windows7 machine. With the LinkStation connected to my network, I get numerous network timeouts when trying to use any of the computers.
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Overall 2
2.0

Fatal firmware corruption

Stephen Morris, Amazon
9 October 2011
  • Summary: Based on recent experience I recommend that different media storage device be considered. After a bit more than one year my LS-CH500L appears to have suffered a fatal firmware corrpution. Although the Buffalo tech support team responded quickly with recommended solutions, nothing worked.
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Overall 4
4.0

Keeping it visible on network

bobdoug, Amazon
1 October 2011
  • Summary: When it works it works fine. However, it will, without warning or apparent reason, disappear from the network and getting it back is extremely difficult. I've be at it now for 2 days. After about 8 hours of plugging and unplugging, resetting, reinstalling the software, etc., etc.
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Overall 8
8.0

Pretty Good

Anonymous, Newegg
8 September 2011
  • Summary: Been using this for about 4 months now and so far, no disconnects or other problems. Had about 3 or 4 firmware updates now and will tell you only 1 has gone smoothly. The others, the web browser will just sit there telling you not to close the browser or reboot the device.
  • Pros: -Sleek looking -Easy to set up -Web Access
  • Cons: -Firmware updates are quirky -Pretty loud -Sleep settings are limited/quirky
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Overall 10
10

2TB Network Storage

SteveB, Amazon
7 August 2011
  • Summary: This is my second 2TB linkstation and it is a wonderful addition to my network storage. I use this one to back up all my other network drives (I have two other) and both of my laptops. Overall, I am very happy with it and would highly recomend it to others.
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