Buffalo TeraStation TS-RXL - The worst NAS ever?
We bought an 8TB Buffalo TeraStation TS-RXL a few months back for use as backup/general storage etc...
Over the past few months I have battled with silly little things and I thought I would post them on here to see if any of you have experienced the same issues and if you overcame them, and to warn other potential buyers.
Firstly, I had linked the TeraStation to our Active Directory, however:
The TeraStation will not allow you to log onto it using any AD credentials if you try and access it using its IP address. You are only able to log onto it if you are using it's DNS name ("TeraStation-01" in this case).
Secondly, I setup a folder called "Software_Images" which I use to store ISOs etc...
I want anybody in the "Domain Admins" group to be able to write to this folder (to delete old ISOs and add new ones) and I want anybody in the "Domain Users" group (i.e. Any AD authenticated user) to be able to read from the folder but not make changes. Simple? Wrong.
These are the permissions I set:
And this is the result when I try and copy and ISO into the folder while logged on as the Domain Administrator (a member of the "Domain Admins" group):
It seems to be ignoring the fact that I am in the "Domain Admins" group (which would give me write access) and instead sees that I am part of the "Domain Users" group and denying me write access.
Thirdly, there is no "Deny" access restriction. For example, I would want to add "Domain Users" as a read only group (which would allow all Authenticated users) but deny a small group. No such feature.
Another issue I had involved auto-updating, I would tell it to update and I would receive a message that says "Updating, do not close this window" - which would sit like that for 2 days. In the end I had to power off the TeraStation from the front panel, tried again and the same thing happened. In the end I had to manually download the Update & Updater from Buffalo's site.
Does anybody have any ideas on how to get around these faults?