Buffalo Technology - LinkStation Pro Duo 2TB Ethernet Network Storage System
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- Internal or ExternalExternal
- Drive Capacity2TB
- Drive ConnectivityEthernet and USB 2.0
- Rotation Speed7200 RPM
- Data Transfer Rate to/from InterfaceUp to 1000 Mbps Ethernet and up to 480 Mbps USB 2.0
- Software IncludedMemeo AutoSync backup
- System RequirementsWindows 2000 or XP; Mac OS 10 or later
Rating 3 out of 5 stars with 2 reviews(2 Reviews)
Rating 1 out of 5 stars with 1 review
Buffalo LinkStation Pro Duo is terriblePosted .
My saga: I purchased a Buffalo LinkStation Pro Duo Network drive on 6/14/2008. That drive (#1) lasted about 5 months. After hours on the phone with tech support, Buffalo declared it dead, with all data lost and sent me a replacement. Drive # 2 lasted another 6 months, again after hours on the phone with Tech support, they declared that one dead too...and all data is lost. They mailed me replacement disk #3 two days ago, and the fan in the drive is not working, there's a red warning LED light on it, and the configuration tool says "Fan Malfunction" - so drive #3 is DOA. basically in the past year I've done nothing but load up and lose data on Buffalo drives. Now, with days left on my one year warrantee, they want to ship me drive # 4. - if you are thinking of buying from this company, please read the support forums on the Buffalo website beforehand. There are tons of problems, especially with fans and firmware. No wonder they need 24x7 tech support lines - to handle all the calls. ok, lets not dump on them too badly but come on folks...on the setup screens can they please spell Cancel correctly? and Password is not spelled Passoword. lets try to keep the typos to under 1 per screen please.No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review
Good Small Business Network Storage SolutionPosted .
We have purchased 15 of these drives over the past year to deploy at various locations. We use them as local "server" drives for our satelite offices. Nightly, we synchronize them back to our main office server. The drives have worked well and have been reliable. The biggest problem is setting them up to work in a Windows domain environment. Through much trial and error (mostly using Google to find out how others had resolved the maze of settings) we were able to connect it to our network and make them act like network drives. This has been in place for several months and works as planned. We spent a good day figuring out how get these drives configured. But it has been worth the effort.I would recommend this to a friend