Summary: Never worked as a proper NAS this is more of a remote drive save yourself the trouble and buy a better NAS from Synology or Qnap like i did learned my lesson with this will not be buying Buffalo products again.
Summary: Bought this and worked ok even if not very fast. I liked the auto on facility so the HD would come on line when pcs in the network where logging on. Then turned it on and found it in EM mode, tried everything I could on the forum but nothing worked and things only got worse and I lost a lot of data (my fault partly but you would expect a product to be more robust).
It is all you would expect it to but it is fragile
17 February 2011
Summary: I've had my NAS drive for two years now. It's just as well it comes with a two year warranty as I'm on my third unit now. Both faulty units suffered hard drive failure. Buffalo repair service was very slow a year ago but has improved a lot since then. Unit exchanged under warranty both times with no problem. However, it does cost about GBP20 to send unit back to Buffalo in the Netherlands each time it fails. The NAS does perform well when it works.
Summary: I spent some time looking round for a NAS server and my requirements were as follows: 1. Stream Pics, music & home movies to my PS3 2. Have a central store for Outlook & other shared data files for all the PC's in the house. This review is based on connecting using a Windows Operating System as the unit also supports Mac. The Buffalo unit fitted the bill and so far have been very impressed by it. There are a few drawbacks, but only small so I'll list the good & bad.
Summary: Had my linkstation V2 500gb for over a year now, and have had no problems whatsoever. It's been knocked around countless times being on my desk, but still functioning perfectly. Good for home use; i've got it in my bedroom, and set it to automatically switch off at night and on in the morning. No firmware update problems, all the updates were seamless. Haven't tried the bittorrent client, but the FTP, and windows file sharing work fine.
Summary: I bought the Buffalo NAS-Server beginning of this year. After some month it didn't cowork with the PS3 any more. First support told me they will provide a fix soon. Now they deny the problem and don't offer the warranty. I can only warn to buy a buffalo product!
Summary: I bought this device's older brother about 18 months ago. My device recently disconnected from my network and I could not get it to come back on. After following the trouble shooting directions in the manual without effect, I called customer service. 52 minutes later the rep answered... Knowledgeable and polite, he quickly directed me to a firmware upgrade.
Summary: Buy the LinkStation only if you enjoy spending long evenings banging your head against a wall or sobbing uncontrollably when all your files are lost forever. It's OK if all you want to do is keep on loading files into the default share, but anything more taxing like, say, deleting a large number of files or creating new shares, and you'll soon find yourself with a 'hung' device which thinks the drive it is full (even though it may only be 20% used).
Summary: Bought this as it seemed pretty good at the time, however it was DOA. Never worked. Sadly I misplaced my receipt so had to try Buffalo "Customer Support". Spoke to Buffalo who were less than useless. They confirmed that it was completely dead and that it was well within its 2 year warranty (as they had only been out 6 months at the time) told me to write it then did absolutely nothing despite my constant emails. I then gave up, which was probably what they wanted.