Reviews and Problems with Buffalo TeraStation Pro II
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Darren S., Newegg
11 September 2009
Summary: The two units I have turned out to be a very cheap and easy way to set up this particular office.
Pros: I run a small office. I have two of these things. One is on site acting as a back up for the machines and a file server for the client data and application databases. The other is off site acting as an off site backup. Overall it works fine for this and performs well. We have 5 users in the offic...
Cons: I did have an issue with the remote backup passing the local ip to the file server messing up the built in web interface backup, so I was unable to just forward a port in the router to get to the terastation for a backup job. This is a pain and difficult to work around for most people. It would b...
Pros: I have had zero problems with the units we own. We have one at the office and one at my home. The offsite unit is set up to mirror the in office unit. I would consider buyig another if I needed a new NAS.
Cons: Had to get root access to the box because the file permissions from a mac laptop were messing up the shares. I think this had more to do with the users umask and not the unit its self.
Pros: Have several used as network backups at different locations on different servers and one being used to store a database for an application being used remotely. Have had no problems with reading or writing, installation or configuring at all. But did not use any software that came with it.
Cons: the rubber pads on the feet come off easy and get stuck to other things.
Summary: I would say you get what you pay for... but you dont. I know the hard drive issues could easily be blaimed on me just being rough on them, but i work with and interchange hard drives all day long i have other server hd's, externals and such that have been dropped and have no problems.
Pros: there's a pro?
Cons: In my shop this a part of a bigger set of systems and unfortunately I cant just get us to buy a new one. So I am stuck with it. At least 1 hard drive crashes once a month and needs to be copied from the other hd in the RAID. It continually has problems with passwords and though once you in the ad...
Pros: Love this thing. Have it set up as a RAID 5 and it is pretty bulletproof after almost two years of heavy use.
Cons: Sometimes the time gets off, requiring you to login and change it. Also, when using in a Windows domain environment and using folders that are restricted to certain users, if one of those users changes their password they lose access to that folder until you change their password on the TeraStati...
Summary: Sorry NewEgg but this sale went to CxW. They had if for $100+ dollars cheaper. I still love ya NewEgg. better luck next time.
Pros: This NAS is quick and easy to install and set-up. Works great for a small company when needing the extra space in a RAID 5 but not the cost. GUI is pleasant and easy to use with access to the network. E-mail notification is a nice feature.
Summary: Yeah, run forest, run forest!! Use a windows server as a file server or LInux, but keep away from the Buffalo!!!!
Pros: Cheap, 1 GB.
Cons: Accessed share and was unable to write.Logged in as local admin with no luck either. I finally removed access restrictions and still no go! Yikes! A Firmware upgrade did not resolve the issue. Administrator pwds cannot contain special characters(SAMBA??) AD integration is a joke-I had to create a...
Summary: See my review for the 2TB version of this product. In a nutshell - this NAS product doesn't support NFS, which makes it unsuitable for many NAS environments including Unix (although you can limp along with Linux SMB support) and VMware. Plus it's overpriced.
Summary: Ultimately, you'll regret making this purchase. If the device should ever fail (in our case, we had our first drive failure within the first 6 mos of purchase) you'll be forced to deal with Buffalo's HORRIBLE technical support and customer service departments.