Serial number locked out of Utility to setup unit.
Bradley Z., Newegg
23 November 2013
Summary: I am trying to find the unit on the network and I go to the Buffalo website and they are demanding a serial number just to get the utility needed to find the unit on the network.
Pros: Maybe it works when you get it setup? I don't know because I can't find it on the network because Buffalo won't let me download the navigator software to find the unit without first entering a serial number which I have no idea where it is.
Cons: I can't even get it working because Buffalo has literally locked up all the information and software utilities I need on their website by requiring a serial number just to get the required software to setup the unit.
Summary: It only took about 10 or 15 minutes to install and setup ready to go. Our office of 30 users has been using since day after Christmas and we have not had any problems with device. It defaults to RAID 5, where we left it for protection of the data (we can have a disk go out and just need to replace disk and it will regenerate its data). It has been on since Dec 14 with no issues. Data was transferred to it weekend Sunday and Monday before Christmas.
Pros: It was easy to set up and to get working with all 8 of my computers. Wired and wireless. Like the auto switch for truning off when all the computers are truned off on the network. Seems quick and easy to use also.
Cons: None I do not normaly give compliments to products unless they WORK.