Set up as RAID 10 and still have plenty of backup space and the reliability of the built-in RAID capabilities
James K Klocksin, Amazon
6 July 2015
Summary: Setting up "back-up" folders should be easier, but, other than that one minor issue, this unit has worked out perfectly for the size and type of network I'm using it for. Each computer on the network can access the backups on the TeraStation and, since I keep my backups simple using ZIP files and...
Cons: FAILS to restart on power outage. I researched the Buffalo user forums and confirmed this. The forums alluded to using a compatible UPS, but does not list what UPS models are "compatible" in the manual or the Buffalo website.
Summary: This is a revised review. I previously complained bitterly about this NAS not replicating as advertised (see below). After several calls to Tech Support, they in fact issued a new firmware version that fixed the problem. So I have to give them very high marks for responsiveness.
Summary: UI is a little bit slow, and entirely through a web interface (not necessarily a negative). A nice off the shelf system, plug it in, ready to go. Noisy at first boot, but very quiet during normal operation.
Excerpt: The setup wizard made it easy to create video server directories and data directories. Gigabit speed with my wired desktop computer enables FAST connection and upload of files. Auto-SLEEP features allows for server to shutdown at bedtime and wake-up prior to our wake-up in the morning.