The 8TB TeraStation Pro Rackmount Network Hard Drive Array from Buffalo is a network hard drive array with a dual-core Intel Atom CPU, 2GB of RAM and dual Gigabit Ethernet ports. The dual-port design supports port trunking, which uses both ports to transfer data simultaneously, increasing the array's real-world throughput speed. The array fits in a 1U-sized rackmount and is compatible with Windows client operating systems.
The array features four drive bays, each of which is populated in this configuration with a 3TB hard drive that utilizes the SATA 3Gbps interface. Together, the drives can be configured as a RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, JBOD. RAID 0 delivers maximum data transfer performance without protection. The other RAID configurations offer you some level of data protection. JBOD treats each of the individual disks as a single volume without offering any form of data protection.
The array supports numerous enhanced network storage features. Its BitTorrent client allows you to download files from the Internet directly to the array, even if your computer is powered down. An FTP server allows you to upload files to the array via an FTP client. USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 expansion ports allow you to connect external hard drives, printers and other devices for network access.
Network backup is supported via the ten included licenses for the NovaBACKUP Business Essentials software package. This allows you to perform network backup of up to ten Windows PCs, servers, Exchange databases, or SQL databases. Built-in support for DLNA/UPnP media streaming makes it possible to view media files stored on the array on DLNA certified media players.