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BUFFALO DriveStation Duo - Hard drive array - 8 TB - 2 bays (SATA-300) - HDD 4 TB x 2 - USB 3.0 (external)

CAD $649.99
Manufacturer part HD-WH8TU3R1 | Dell part A7986161 | Order Code a7986161 | Buffalo Technology
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DriveStation™ Duo

Buffalo’s DriveStation™ Duo is a 2-drive, RAID enabled USB 3.0 storage solution ideal for small servers, creative professionals, offices and consumers who need redundant, high-performance external storage. 
DriveStation™ Duo

Overview:

DriveStation Duo is a high performance, 2-drive desktop storage and backup solution. Equipped with two optimized hard drives, DriveStation Duo features the redundancy and performance required for demanding professional and server applications.

Highlights:

  • High performance NAS hard drives optimized for continuous 24/7/365 operation
  • USB 3.0 offers universal connectivity for PC and Mac® computers
  • Schedule automatic backups for your PC or office server with NovaBACKUP® Buffalo Edition
  • Time Machine® support offers scheduled backups for protecting Mac computers
  • RAID 1 support and hot-swappable hard drives provide comprehensive data protection
  • HIGH PERFORMANCE HARD DRIVES

    DriveStation Duo features two high performance NAS hard drives optimized for continuous 24/7/365 operation with enhanced RAID performance. These cost-effective hard drives run cooler, last longer and reduce meantime between failure. 

    EASY TO USE STORAGE

    With terabytes of storage, DriveStation provides a reliable, easy to use storage solution to quickly expand the capacity of your PC and Mac computers with universal USB 3.0 plug-and-play.

    EASY SCHEDULED BACKUP

    DriveStation Duo is perfect for backing up your important files. Disaster and hard drive failures can occur unexpectedly; don't leave your important files and treasured memories in the hands of chance. DriveStation Duo features eleven licenses of NovaBACKUP Buffalo Edition for Windows® PCs and servers (one server and ten workstations) and Time Machine support for backing up Mac computers. 

    FLEXIBLE STORAGE AND REDUNDANCY

    DriveStation Duo provides users the flexibility to easily maximize capacity or protect their data using RAID redundancy.
     
    • RAID 0 combines all drives into a single array offering maximum storage capacity with no redundancy.
    • RAID 1 offers maximum redundancy by mirroring both drives. Data is automatically duplicated, so that if one drive fails, the data is kept safe on the other. Buffalo recommends RAID 1 for all devices using two hard drives.

    HOT SWAPPABLE HARD DRIVES

    DriveStation Duo's hot swap feature allows a user to replace a hard drive in the event of failure without powering down the device.  Simply remove the defective drive, insert the new drive and the data rebuilds while still being available to clients on the network with zero downtime. 

    BUFFALO TOOLS

    Buffalo Tools is a feature-rich suite of software included with the Buffalo DriveStation Duo. Any or all of the following components of Buffalo Tools may be installed on Windows PCs.
    • Buffalo's Backup Utility is a featured backup software for Windows PCs and can be used to back up one or multiple computers with a single Buffalo external hard drive.
    • eco Manager is an energy efficiency tool used to conserve energy and reduce battery consumption by regulating the power usage of the hard drive, cutting power to the drive during extended periods of inactivity.
    • TurboPC includes two components to enhance file transfer performance with external hard drives. It also includes TurboCopy which provides additional system adjustments to increase performance substantially.
    • SecureLock software for Windows® provides complete control of the data encryption on your Buffalo external hard drive, providing password protection and software data encryption.

    The DriveStation Duo is a quick and easy solution to store, access, back up and transfer your music, photos, videos and other files. Get maximum storage with the increased capacity of two spanning hard drives or the extra security of automatic mirroring in one affordable box.

    Quick Specs


    Device Type
    Hard drive array
    Total Array Capacity
    8 TB
    Interface
    USB 3.0
    Installed Devices / Modules Qty
    2 (installed) / 2 (max)
    Supported Drives
    SATA-300
    Storage Controller
    RAID (SATA 3Gb/s) - RAID 0, 1, JBOD
    Hard Drive
    2 x 4 TB HDD SATA 3Gb/s - hot-swap - Apple Time Machine compatible
    OS Required
    Microsoft Windows XP, Apple MacOS X 10.6 or later, Microsoft Windows Vista (32/64 bits), Microsoft Windows 7 (32/64 bits), Microsoft Windows Server 2008 (32/64-bits), Windows 8 (32/64 bits), Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 (32/64-bits), Windows 8.1 (32/64 bits), Windows 10
    Power
    AC 120/230 V - 50/60 Hz
    Dimensions (WxDxH)
    8.59 cm x 20.4 cm x 12.7 cm
    Weight
    2.2 kg

    General


    Device Type
    Hard drive array

    Chassis


    Installed Devices / Modules Qty
    2
    Supported Devices / Modules Qty
    2
    Supported Drives
    SATA-300

    Storage


    Total Array Capacity
    8 TB
    HDD Array External Interface
    USB 3.0

    Storage Controller


    Type
    RAID
    Interface Type
    SATA 3Gb/s
    Data Transfer Rate
    300 MBps
    RAID Level
    RAID 0, RAID 1, JBOD

    Hard Drive


    Type
    HDD - hot-swap
    Capacity
    2 x 4 TB
    Interface Type
    SATA 3Gb/s
    Features
    Apple Time Machine compatible

    Expansion / Connectivity


    Expansion Bays
    2 (total) / 0 (free) x internal
    Interfaces
    1 x USB 3.0 - 9 pin USB Type B

    System Requirements


    OS Required
    Microsoft Windows XP, Apple MacOS X 10.6 or later, Microsoft Windows Vista (32/64 bits), Microsoft Windows 7 (32/64 bits), Microsoft Windows Server 2008 (32/64-bits), Windows 8 (32/64 bits), Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 (32/64-bits), Windows 8.1 (32/64 bits), Windows 10

    Miscellaneous


    Cables Included
    1 x USB 3.0 cable
    Software Included
    Drivers & Utilities, TurboPC, Buffalo Backup Utility, SecureLock Manager, NovaBACKUP Buffalo Edition, Buffalo Tools eco Manager

    Power


    Power Device
    External power adapter
    Voltage Required
    AC 120/230 V - 50/60 Hz
    Power Consumption Operational
    48 Watt

    Dimensions & Weight


    Width
    8.59 cm
    Depth
    20.4 cm
    Height
    12.7 cm
    Weight
    2.2 kg

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