Summary: Been using NAS's from Buffalo for over 10 years. I've probably bought about 10 of various units from Buffalo Tech for myself and others that I help with IT stuff. Never had the trouble some folks describe. Had two drives go bad in two units after running for a few years.
Summary: The ease of setup, the price, and the 8tb of storage make this a no-brainer.
Pros: 8tb of storage Very reasonable price Quick setup - Only took 10 minutes to install on the rack - I've read a lot of reviews here and elsewhere saying that it was very difficult to interface with active directory. This is not true. I was able to interface immediately. And I do not consider myself ...
Cons: I haven't noticed anything yet. Setting up directories and permissions based on Active Directory has been a breeze.
Summary: I own a forensic consulting business. We have gone about 90% paperless over the past few years and this unit has been key to our success. In the forensics business, safe storage of evidence is crucial.
Pros: Great system easy to setup and love the web interface. I was astounded with the quality of the physical product and found that the configuration was quite simple! I will certainly buy another one when needed!
Summary: This is the first time I've ever taken the time to write a review, but I'm here to buy yet another one of these units, and I felt compelled to respond to a couple of the negative reviews here. First off, this is the Terastation III, not the Pro as referenced in another review.
Summary: I purchased this unit to take the load off my $40,000 Equallogic while I did some BIOS updates. It performed without fail. Performance was not as good as the Equallogic, but the Buffalo has 1/4 of the drives and 1/20th of the price, so that wasn't unexpected.
A little expensive but it was straightforward to set up ...
5 January 2015
Summary: A little expensive but it was straightforward to set up and works well. We bought 2 to replace older link stations which were slow for access and when backing up. The new drives give fast access for picture editing (raw or jpg), about 15 to 30 times faster than the link stations.