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Buffalo DriveStation Quad USB 3.0 - HD-QLU3R5, 8TB Hard Drive Array, 235 MBps Data Transfer Rate

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The Buffalo 8TB DriveStation Quad USB 3.0 Hard Drive Array is a 4-drive, RAID enabled USB 3.0 storage solution. It is designed for small servers, creative professionals, offices and consumers who need large, redundant and high performance external storage. Each of the 4 SATA drives has a 1TB storage capacity, for a vast 4 B total and a 235 MBps data transfer rate. Support for hardware RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5 and RAID 10 provides flexible redundancy, capacity and performance operations. With USB 3.0 support and backward compatibility with USB 2.0, DriveStation Quad USB 3.0 works with virtually any PC or Mac computer, providing interface speeds up to 5.0 Gbps. The 4 hard drive bays are easily accessed via the user removable front panel without the use of tools, providing simple drive servicing and quick swap replacement.

RAID, or Redundant Array of Independent Disks, is a backup system that stores the same data on different drives, so that if one drive were to fail, you would not lose all your data. RAID 0 is essentially 'No RAID', but is used to combine all 4 drives into one 'super-drive' for maximum capacity with no redundancy. This might be used by feature film editors or others needing a huge-capacity space. RAID 5 stripes the data across all 4 drives, interspersing parity data to provide an efficient blend of fault tolerance and storage capacity. RAID 10 mirrors 2 sets of hard drives and combines them into a single array, striping data across all mirrored sets for fault tolerance and increased performance.

Equipped with NovaBACKUP Business Essentials software, DriveStation Quad USB 3.0 can back up any PC, including Windows Servers and Exchange and SQL data stores. The DriveStation Quad has the capacity, redundancy and performance required for demanding professional and server applications.

What's Included With This Item

  • Buffalo DriveStation Quad 8TB Hard Drive Array
  • USB 3.0 Cable
  • AC Adapter
  • Setup DVD-ROM
  • Quick Setup Guide
  • Bundled Software
  • Buffalo 1 Year Warranty

Key Features

  • SuperSpeed USB 3.0: Provides accelerated file access and interface speeds, up to 5 Gbps
  • Compatible with USB 2.0 and 3.0: Support for legacy USB 2.0 and SuperSpeed 3.0
  • Four Easily Accessible Hard Drives: Includes two hard drives for easy maintenance with the choice of optimal capacity, performance or redundancy
  • Connect & Go: Preformatted hard drive is ready to use out of the box - no formatting or driver installation required
  • Safeguard Your Data: RAID redundancy offers a variety of ways to protect your data - RAID 0/5/10
  • Works with PC (NTFS and HFS+ support) and Mac: Connect to your computer for additional storage or backup of your music, photo, video and data files
  • Buffalo Tools: Use Buffalo Tools to enhance PC and transfer performance and to back up your important digital assets
  • TurboPC Utility: Enhance the overall performance of your PC and increase file transfer rates
  • NovaBACKUP Business Essentials: Includes an easy to use, complete backup solution for your Windows and Windows Server PC - also includes a backup agent for MS SQL and Exchange
  • Time Machine Compatibility: Works perfectly with Time Machine to back up your Mac computer
  • Eco Manager: Eco minded power management tool regulates power usage, conserving energy and reducing battery consumption

Technical Specs

Capacity 8TB
Number of Drives 4 x 2TB
Drive Interface SATA 3 Gb/s
Supported RAID Levels 0, 5, 10
Max. Disk Transfer Rate 235 MB/s (RAID 0, sequential read)
Standard Compliance USB 2.0 / USB 2.0
Number of Ports 1
Data Transfer Rates Max. 5 Gbps (USB 3.0)
Max. 480 Mbps (USB 2.0)
Operating Temperature 41 to 95 Deg. F (5.0 to 35 Deg. C)
Platform Supported PC, Mac
Client OS Support Windows 7 (32-bit/64-bit), Windows Vista (32-bit/64-bit), Windows XP, Windows2000, Windows Server 2003 (32-bit), Windows Server 2003 R2 (32-bit), Windows Server 2008 (32-bit/64-bit), Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bit), Mac OS X 10.4 - 10.7
Power Consumption Max. 86W, Ave. 40W
Power Supply AC 100-240 50/60 Hz
Dimensions (W x H x D) 5.9 x 6.1 x 9.2" (15 x 15.5 x 23.4 cm)
Weight 12.5 lb (5.7 kg)
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