Summary: Yesterday was the second crash I had with this unit. The E04 error is bad but the E06 error for Lost Boot image is even worse. Many gigs have been lost. What's even worse, the USB ports on the back that you can use to hook an external hard drive to use a format that isn’t readable by Windows. I believe that its Linux based if I can believe the totally clueless person that I talked to on the phone after calling their help line. Oh yea...
Summary: Seems to work good but we had to waste 3 weeks of having server promlems to get 1 that worked. We got 1 and installed it. It took us about a week before we realized it wasn't working properly. So we ordered another one so we could stay running when we sent it back. Got the second 1 and it worked great so sent the first one back for a replacement. Got the third one and it didn't work either. So we had to send it back.
Summary: I bought this Terastation III Rack Mount device about a year ago and have NEVER been able to get it to work reliably. I just upgraded to the latest and greatest firmware v1.57 and AD authentication is still a no go. The only way anyone can access the device is if all access restrictions are disabled... i.e AD authentication breaks it! Sure it can get a list of users and groups from AD and you can give them permissions but you can never login from a workstation.
Summary: I bought the Buffalo TeraStation TS-X4.0TL to replace a failing shared storage server. The features that caught my eye were RAID 5 and Active Directory support. BEWARE!!! This turned out to be a big mistake! I get the device and begin to set it up. I connect it to the active directory and the Domain Groups sync but not the Domain Users. After a great deal of research I find out that is a common problem I then proceed to call Buffalo tech support.
Summary: I own several of these and every time they crash, I replace them with a Qnap. Have four Qnaps and haven't had one problem with them. The Buffalos are infamous for crashing. If interested, google the E04 error. In fact, Buffalo has had so many problems with this, they are even giving it a new error code. There is even a Wiki on how to get your data off these since they crash so much. Tech support is near nonexistant as well.