Buffalo Technology DriveStation Quad 8 TB (4 x 2 TB) USB 3.0 External RAID Hard Drive Array HD-QL8TU3R5 (Black)

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Buffalo Technology DriveStation Quad 8 TB (4 x 2 TB) USB 3.0 External RAID Hard Drive Array HD-QL8TU3R5 (Black)

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Buffalo Technology DriveStation Quad 4-Drive USB 3.0 External RAID Hard Drive Array HD-QLU3R5 (black)

DriveStation™ Quad USB 3.0
4-Drive RAID Hard Drive Array
  • High Performance
  • USB 3.0 Support
  • RAID 0/5/10 Support
  • NovaStor NovaBACKUP Business Essentials
Buffalo's DriveStation Quad™ USB 3.0 Hard Drive Array is a 4-drive, RAID enabled storage solution for small servers, creative professionals, offices and consumers who need large, redundant and high performance external storage. Equipped with four hard drives, DriveStation Quad USB 3.0 supports several RAID modes including RAID 0, RAID 5 and RAID 10 for 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 almost any PC or Mac® computer and provides fast interface speeds up to 5 Gbps*, ideal for the quick transfer and storage of high-resolution graphics, digital audio/video, large multimedia files, photos and more. Equipped with NovaBACKUP® software, DriveStation Quad USB 3.0 can back up any PC or server, including Windows® Servers and Exchange and SQL datastores. Plus, user replaceable hard drives offer easy maintenance with no tools required. DriveStation Quad USB 3.0 features the capacity, redundancy and performance required for demanding professional and server applications.
User Replaceable Hard Drives

Secure, High Performance Storage
The DriveStation Quad USB 3.0 is a high performance, dependable storage solution with four easily accessible hard drives and simple to use data management features. The four 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.
  • Removable front cover provides easy access to hard drive bays
  • Quick Swap technology allows hard drives to be serviced or replaced with minimal effort
  • High performance hard drives maximize data transfer rates

USB 3.0

USB 3.0 Support
The DriveStation Quad USB 3.0 4-drive storage solution features lightning fast transfer speeds, providing the necessary horsepower for performance critical applications and offers backward compatibility with USB 2.0 for use with nearly any computer.
  • Combined with high performance hard drives, USB 3.0 allows for data interface rates up to 5 Gbps


RAID 0/5/10 Support
DriveStation Quad provides users the option to easily protect their data using RAID redundancy.
  • RAID 0 combines all four drives into a single array offering maximum capacity with no redundancy
  • RAID 5 stripes the data across all four drives, interspersing parity data to provide an efficient blend of fault tolerance and storage capacity
  • RAID 10 mirrors two sets of hard drives and combines them into a single array, striping data across all mirrored sets for fault tolerance and increased performance.

NovaStor NovaBACKUP

NovaStor NovaBACKUP® Business Essentials
Each DriveStation Quad comes with NovaBACKUP Business Essentials, an easy to use, complete backup solution for Windows® PCs, Windows® Servers, and SQL/Exchange Databases.
  • Restore any file, from a single view, regardless of when or where the files were backed up
  • Local and online backup
  • Free and premium off-site backup capabilities
  • Integration of online storage services for reliable compatibility
  • Disk imaging disaster recovery allows complete system imaging and complete system restore
  • System restore completed in matter of hours instead of days
  • Bare Metal Restore for quick reconstruction on blank system
  • Essential to business continuity
  • Each unit comes with 1 license of NovaBACKUP® Business Essentials
Key Features and Benefits:
  • 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 four 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: Easily accessible hard drives automatically duplicate your data when configured in RAID 1 - if one drive fails, your data is safe on the other
  • 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
  • RAID Support: Support for RAID 0/5/10 safeguards your data
  • NovaBACKUP® Business Essentials: Easy-to-use complete backup solution for Windows® PCs, Windows® Servers, and SQL/Exchange databases
  • 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 battery consumption
The DriveStation Quad USB 3.0 Hard Drive Array is backed by a one-year limited warranty and lifetime 24/7 US based technical support.
What's in the Box
DriveStation Quad External USB 3.0 Hard Drive Array, Setup DVD-ROM, Quick Setup Guide, USB 3.0 Cable, AC Adapter and Warranty Statement
* 5 Gbps is the maximum interface rate derived from the specifications of the Universal Serial Bus 3.0 and the ExpressCard. Actual transfer rate will vary depending upon environmental factors. Data rate, features and performance may vary based on the configuration of your system and other factors.

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USB 2.0
FireWire 400/800
eSATA 3.0
USB 3.0
RAID 0 and 1 Support
RAID 0, 5 and 10 Support
User Replaceable Hard Drive(s)
Software Encryption Security
Hardware Encryption Security
Buffalo Tools Suite
Buffalo Backup Utility
NovaBACKUP® Business Essentials Backup

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  • USB 3.0 supports backward compatibility with USB 2.0
  • RAID 0,1,5,10 storage array using 4 hard drives
  • Includes NovaBackup Business Essentials Software
  • Backup any PC, Windows Server or SQL Datastore
  • Increases file transfer rates up to 4 X over competive USB 2.0 hard drives
  • ECO Manager conserves energy and battery power
  • Preformatted hard drive is ready to use out of the box
  • TurboPC Utility

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