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BUFFALO LS-V2.0TL 2TB LinkStation Pro LS-VL Network Storage
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

1 out of 5 eggs Useless Active Directory Support 01/30/2013

This review is from: BUFFALO LS-V2.0TL 2TB LinkStation Pro LS-VL Network Storage

Pros: Fast, reasonably priced, gigbit ethernet, nice build quality and attractive package. I purchased 2 of these units for file sharing in an Active Directory environment to allow various AD groups to be able to easily share documents. None of the content is particularly critical or sensitive. Nonetheless, I assumed I would be able to restrict access based on AD group membership.

Cons: Remember what happens when you ASSUME. Active Directory support is useless. By default, everyone has read/write access to a shared folder. If left in the default mode you can only restrict user or group by giving them "read" access. Yup, there's no way to deny someone from having read access.

The second option is to give the shared folder "read" access and add AD users or groups and give them "read/write" access. Again, no way to deny access. I can't think of many scenearios where I'd want all of the users on my network to have read access to all folders. Subtract 4 stars.

Then, there's the documention. I didn't expect much here but the docs are worse than I expected. Subtract one star, which technically leaves us at 0 stars.

Other Thoughts: So close... Buffalo, if you're listening: this *could* be an awesome device if it had real "Active Directory Support"

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Western Digital WD Green WD20EARS 2TB 64MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggs BEWARE if considering for RAID5 use 03/08/2011

This review is from: Western Digital WD Green WD20EARS 2TB 64MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Cheap, low power consumption, big

Cons: If you're considering this drive for a RAID5 solution you'd be wise to look for other non WD Green offerings. WD has disabled TLER (Time Limited Error Recovery) on the latest crop of it's green drives. Why is this important? TLER prevents the drive from spending excessive periods of time trying to correct sector errors.

Without TLER a drive can appear unresponsive to the RAID controller causing it to drop the drive from the array assuming the drive has failed. And while WD has been turning off TLER on other Green drives such as the EADS family it was a simple matter of enable the feature in firmware. Not so with the EARS drives. WD has permanently disabled TLER. I purchased 6 of these to use in an 8 bay external enclosure with a RocketRaid 2314. I've had a number of instances with the RocketRaid starts dropping drives from the array. Luckily, the drives reappear after a reboot but the problem triggers a verify operation that takes 16+ hours to complete.

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Date Joined: 07/22/05

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  • Last Review: 01/30/13
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