Buffalo LinkStation LS-WX6.0TL/R1-EU reviews

39 customer reviews

+ This network storage has no outstanding positive points. - It scores poorly on design.

£245 at 1 retailer out of 419 retailers checked

8.3 out of 10 based on 39 reviews.
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John, Inverness

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
This equipment does exactly what it claims to do, and converting it to RAID 1 was easy and quick. This piece of kit connected to my network extremely easily and even before I'd loaded the system disc the various computers on the network (2 x XP, 2 x Vista, 1 x Seven, 1 x Seven Starter) knew it was there and it looks like they could have used it as it was when it came out of the box, but I didn't try that. I only wanted this device as a 'belt-and-braces' back-up for files and for file sharing and I have to say that it does that impeccably and at a reasonable speed.

Loading up all the files from all the various machines was, I must admit, a labour of love, but it was terrifically much faster - orders of magnitude faster - than loading the files from each machine up to the remote on-line server of my file saver and recovery service. I took the loading-up as an opportunity to do some basic housekeeping, so it certainly wasn't time wasted. That said, the average time for each machine, each one of which had a roughly similar amount of data on its hard-drive (around a hundred Gig.), was over four hours, but one has to bear in mind that loading that much to a USB connected back-up hard-drive also takes a considerable length of time - not as long, but a considerble length of time nonetheless.

I will not be using the various other features of this machine - I only got it to use as network back-up. If one wants to know how the other features perform then please read the other reviews. This box does exactly what I wanted it to do and does it at a price that I could afford, so I am happy with it.
Bad points:
When one loads the disc one finds, or, at any rate, I found, that the program that I was confronted with was not intuitive in the slightest. It is absolutely necessary to read the instructions carefully and to understand them properly. Time spent doing this will repay one with dividends. Also, depending on one's screen size, it is a very good idea to scroll down and read all the screen before doing anything at all. Note, particularly, that some objects on the screen contain drop down, or expanding, menus and that it is not at all clear just which ones do.

However, accessing the instructions is a pain as they are very slow to load and then slow to to work through and ridiculously badly laid out - there seems to be very little logic to the order and only a tiny quantity of cross-referencing. The mis-spellings and the bad grammar are extremely annoying, also, and the whole thing could have done with having a competent technical editor and a proofreader let loose on the text. All that said - and I meant it as a major criticism - everything that one needs to know is in the instructions somewhere. Good luck finding anything is all I can say.
Overall rating 9.0
Design 8.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 28 May 2013

Bob, Billericay Nothing

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Set up is easy. Works without you even realising it's there.
Bad points:
None.
Overall rating 9.0
Design 9.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 28 Jul 2014

Toby, Durham

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Does what is says. Price as per expectation at this level.
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 10.0
Performance 8.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 26 Sep 2013

David, Glasgow

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Easy to install
Quiet
Bad points:
None
Overall rating 9.0
Design 9.0
Performance 8.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 20 Nov 2014

Adam, Norwich Graphic Designer

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Works straight from the box, very easy to set set up on our small network and accessed via our Mac OSX systems.
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 8.0
Design 7.0
Performance 7.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 14 Feb 2014

Keith,

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Small footprint.
Fast
Bad points:
Fan can be noisy (not too bad though).
Setup can be tricky as the instructions (both supplied and online) are quite bad.
Overall rating 9.0
Design 9.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 13 Oct 2014

Ian, Tadley IT professional

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Small, quiet, peace-of-mind storage and backup solution for my home network. I have two of these, one in the house and one in a shed in the garden. The one in the shed is a mirror backup (overnight) of the one in the house. I have another 2TB drive I purchased a couple of years ago and still going well, so I am hoping for similar reliablilty.
Bad points:
admin interface is a bit slow
Overall rating 10.0
Design 10.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 05 Jan 2014

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Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 6000

Also known as: Buffalo LinkStation LS-WXL

 
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