Reviews and Problems with Buffalo TeraStation 5800
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Look Elsewhere - Consumer Grade At Best
Courtney G., Newegg
16 May 2015
Summary: Buffalo advertises a 3 year warranty on this device. Mine threw three drives in that timeframe. Their policy seems to be to try to "wait you out" with byzantine "diagnostics" procedures designed to waste your time not identify an issue. So it's a 3 year warranty in name only.
Pros: Big, economical
Cons: Slow, fragile, and seems "not quite done" as most functions only partially work.
Summary: I knew not to expect much from a NAS at this price point. However, the experience has been worse than my wildest dreams. We purchase a significant amount of hardware and I've never dealt with a vendor this uninformed and unresponsive. Buyer beware!
Pros: Cheap, large amount of storage
Cons: LDAP integration does not work even after spending days on the phone with support trying to get things to work, HDD failed within warranty period and it's been weeks since RMA request was submitted and I can't get any feedback at all from BuffaloTech.
Summary: This was a very expensive rock. I contacted both Newegg, and the Manufacturer with questions before I placed the order. Both confirmed, that it would be speedy, and there would be little or no slow down with the ideal network set-up.
Summary: After just one week, I lost the Array which means I lost everything. It Is still under warranty yet I couldn't get customer service to help find the root cause. Their answer was to rebuild the Array and If It happens again then we'll take It from there ...
It is a great server but somewhat difficult to configure advanced features
Kindle Customer, Amazon
7 February 2013
Summary: I have had terastation servers in my photography studios for several years now and am continually running out of space for my images. I was attracted to the 5800 for the increased capacity and since I have studios in three cities around the country, I love the replication abilities so that I never...