Editors Liked

  • Compact size, low power, and flexible power options, Expandable storage, Ability to share media over wireless and cell networks, Can backup both PCs and Macs
  • Digital Media Sharing on a personal cloud with transcoding for mobile platforms, including cell phones, Small form factor and support for multiple hard disk drives, Quiet and cool operation
  • Easy to setup, Userfriendly software, Mobile device sharing, Network printing feature
  • Easy setup, use; superior remote-access, sharing features; works with iPhone/iPad and Android devices; expandable
  • The Buffalo CloudStor Pro NAS server is fast and adds a large amount of storage to the free and user-friendly Pogoplug cloud service. It offers Active Copy for Windows and supports Time Machine for Mac as backup solutions
  • Easy to setup, compact design, runs on Pogoplug’s excellent software plus some of Buffalo’s own enhancements, easily expandable to RAID, has plenty of business chops like multiple user accounts, builtin file viewer for pdfs, and Excel docs etc
  • Easy setup, Intuitive web-based interface, Simple to share folders, Mobile apps for Android, iOS, and more

Editors Didn't Like

  • Issue with Macs running OS X Lion (10.7) - a fix is coming!, Only holds two hard drives, No Mac version of NAS Navigator
  • Shaky support for iPhone and iPad with transcoding, No support for DLNA and Media Streaming for xBox and Playstation, Lack of included Backup Software
  • Lacking security features, USB attached storage doesn't work right, Some performance issues
  • Minimal security; slow to write music/photo files; issues with USB-attached storage
  • The Buffalo CloudStor Pro NAS server depends on the Internet and software for most of its functions to work and offers limited features for local network. It doesn't support backing up to an external hard drive, takes a long time to build RAID 1, and
  • Lacks documentation and howto guides, doesn’t come with a dedicated backup software solution
  • IPad app a little glitchy, No backup app for Windows