Buffalo DriveStation Quad USB 3.0 Hard Drive - 8TB

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Buffalo DriveStation Quad USB 3.0 Hard Drive - 8TB (New)

The Buffalo 8 TB 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 2 TB storage capacity, for a vast 8 TB total, and a 235 MB/s data transfer rate. Support for hardware RAID 0, 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 datastores. The DriveStation Quad has the capacity, redundancy and performance required for demanding professional and server applications.


  • Buffalo DriveStation Quad USB 3.0 External Storage Hard Drive
  • Quickly swap data via the 4 bay direct attached storage
  • 10x Faster than USB 2.0 - perfect for backing up large servers or multimedia files
  • Supports RAID 0, 5, 10 and standard
  • Removable front panel makes it quick and easy to replace drives
  • Multiple connectivity with 5Gbps USB 3.0
  • Easy to use, just plug in and play
  • No drivers required
  • Varied operating modes for maximum flexibility
  • AutoPower feature turns the drive on and off with your computer for eco-friendly use
  • Drive pre-formatted for immediate use
  • Compatible with USB 2.0
  • Convenient quick-swap trays for easy hard drive changes
  • Server and PC backup is compatible with Windows Storage Server 2003/2008
  • Includes NovaStor NovaBACKUP Business Essentials for extra security
  • SecureLockMobile encrypts your important personal data and prevents unauthorized access


  • Internal HDD
  • HDD Interface: SATA II
  • Number of Drives: 4
  • Total Capacity: 8TB
  • USB Interface
  • Type: USB 3.0, USB 2.0
  • Number of Ports: 1
  • Data Transfer Rate: Max. 5Gbps
  • Operating Modes
  • RAID 0 Striping Mode
  • RAID 5 Parity Mode
  • Spanning Mode
  • RAID 1 Mode
  • RAID 10 Mode
  • Normal Mode
  • RAID: 0, 5, 10 and Standard Mode
  • Client OS Support: Windows 7(32/64-bit), Vista(32/64-bit), XP, Windows Server 2008 R2(64-bit), 2008(32/64-bit), 2003 R2(32-bit), 2003(32-bit), Mac OS 10.4 or higher
  • Ideal Operating Environment: 5-35°C, 20-80% (non-condensing
  • Power Consumption: Max. 86W, Average 40W
  • Power Supply: AC 100-240V 50/60HZ
  • Weight: 5.7kg
  • Dimensions: Approx. (W) 14.9cm x (H) 15.4cm x (D) 23.3cm
  • Model: 4TB DriveStation Quad
  • Brand: Buffalo

3 Year Warranty

Package Contents

  • 1 x External Storage Hard Drive
  • 1 x DriveStation Navigator Software Disc
  • 1 x USB Cable
  • 1 x AC Power Cable
  • 1 x Instructions

GST Note: GST is included in the price of this item. GST is included in the freight.

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