|Hard Drive||8 TB|
|Number of USB 2.0 Ports||2|
Buffalo TeraStation III 4-Bay 8 TB (4 x 2 TB) RAID Network Attached Storage (NAS) - TS-X8.0TL/R5
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- Front loading hot swap hard drives with lockable front panel
- Active Directory Support
- Disk quota (soft quota) support prevents users/groups from consuming too much disk space
- Scheduled shut down eliminates unnecessary access and reduces energy costs
- DFS (Distributed File System) Support
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Buffalo's TeraStation III Series is the ideal choice for businesses or demanding users looking to implement a RAID based Network Attached Storage solution. As Buffalo’s flagship NAS product the TeraStation III includes all firmware features presently found in the Buffalo lineup of NAS products. Especially, business oriented features, such Active Directory support, DFS support, disk quota support, a share level replication feature and port trunking make the TeraStation III a top choice for small to medium sized businesses. Hardware features like hot swap and dual Ethernet ports add to the list of new features. Reliability and performance are again the key design criteria for the TeraStaion III. A heavy-duty power supply and oversized cooling system, as well as vastly improved CPU speed guarantee excellent and reliable performance. It is the clear choice for those users who desire maximum reliability and robust features.
Top Customer Reviews
We got 1 and installed it. It took us about a week before we realized it wasn't working properly. So we ordered another one so we could stay running when we sent it back. Got the second 1 and it worked great so sent the first one back for a replacement. Got the third one and it didn't work either. So we had to send it back. Now we are on the fourth one and just got it installed yesterday. It seems to be working properly.
Not sure how I feel about all the down time we had with no compensation for our troubles.
We just added another Terastation III 4.0 TB to our array to replace an old Buffalo unit (probably one of their first units ever to hit the market!). What an improvement a little time makes. Unlike the old unit, these are very quiet, comparatively fast (1Gb vs 100Mb) and sport much better diagnostics and utilities. For intensive graphic files (i.e. video rendering and such) we use the large hard drive on the computers for speed, but transfer to the Terrastation when work is completed. One Terrastation is dedicated to just computer hard-drive backups using Norton Ghost 15.0; that has saved us a few times, too.
Setup is a breeze. Plug it in, map the drive(s) to your system, and away you go. It is already configured for RAID 5, which we prefer, but can be changed easily with the included utilities. With RAID 5, you will get about 2.8 TB of storage. The firmware is also set up to provide a recoverable "trash bin" which older units did not have.
A great product at a very good price and proven reliable.
During unpacking for the final deploy, the tiny little Manual/Auto switch on the back was bumped to Auto. There is about one sentence in the documentation that addresses this, but the combination of a different network gateway and the auto switch basically meant the unit would shut itself off constantly and couldn't be connected to even attempt to update the config.
Turns out, that auto setting means the unit automatically goes to sleep if it cannot connect to a computer with the NAS software installed, but because the network settings needed to be updated, the unit wouldn't stay awake long enough to be detected. Round and round we went. Finally, we figured out the switch was changed and could make the necessary updates. Once properly config'd, the unit is good quality (albeit VERY loud). There are some options in the software for things that I wouldn't expect to see in a business hardware unit (bit torrent, for example), but those can be disabled easily enough.
I would buy it again (but hope I don't have to).