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Buffalo 4TB DriveStation Duo USB 3.0 Hard Drive RAID Array

B&H # BUHDWL4TU3R1 Mfr # HD-WL4TU3R1
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You Pay: $249.99
Product Highlights
  • Dual Hard Drives w/ RAID Enabled
  • Storage Capacity of 4TB Total
  • Supports Raid 0,1, and JBOD
  • USB 3.0 Interface at Up to 5Gb/s
  • Backwards Compatible w/ USB 2.0
  • Buffalo Tools & TurboPC Software
  • NovaBACKUP Business Essentials Software
  • Time-Machine Compatible
  • Windows Formatted but Mac-Compatible
  • 24/7 Tech Support

The 4TB DriveStation Duo USB 3.0 Hard Drive RAID Array from Buffalo is a data-safe, high performance storage solution, designed for a variety of applications. This unit comes outfitted with two 2TB hard drives that can operate independently of one another in a "JBOD" configuration or together in a RAID 0 or RAID 1 array. If you want faster throughput for accessing your data, configure the array as a RAID 0, and if you want extra redundancy for more securely storing your data, go with RAID 1. So as to ensure fast data access and transfer speeds at up to 5Gb/s, this unit features a USB 3.0 port for connecting to your server or computer. That USB connection is backwards compatible with USB 2.0 as well. While the drive will work with nearly all PC and Mac computers, it is formatted in FAT32 so that you can immediately start using it with your Windows PC. In addition to the hard drive RAID array, you'll receive the TurboPC Utility software, Buffalo Tools software suite, and the NovaBACKUP Business Essentials software.* All told, the 4TB DriveStation Duo USB 3.0 Hard Drive RAID Array is an exceptional storage solution for small servers, creative professionals, offices, and serious consumers.

Note! *Included software is for use with Windows Operating Systems only

SuperSpeed USB 3.0
Provides accelerated file access and interface speeds, up to 5Gb/s
Compatible with USB 2.0 and 3.0
Support for legacy USB 2.0 and SuperSpeed 3.0
Two Easily Accessible Hard Drives
Includes two hard drives for easy maintenance with the choice of optimal capacity (JBOD), performance (RAID 0) or redundancy (RAID 1)
Connect and Go for Windows
Hard drive is preformatted in FAT32, so it is ready to use out of the box with your Windows PC - 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 your PC formatted in NTFS or Mac formatted in HFS+ to your computer for additional storage or backup of your music, photo, video and data files
Time Machine Compatibility
Works perfectly with Time Machine to back up your Mac computer
NovaBACKUP Business Essentials for Windows Operating Systems and Servers
The included NovaBACKUP Business Essentials Software provides a complete, all-in-one data protection solution for small and medium businesses serious about protecting digital assets. Back up PCs, storage servers, Microsoft Exchange servers, and Microsoft SQL databases
TurboPC Utility for Windows Users
Enhance the overall performance of your Windows PC and increase file transfer rates

Buffalo Tools Software Suite for Your Windows PC

Buffalo's Backup Utility
Protects your important files and documents by backing up to your Buffalo hard drive array. You can use it to back up one or multiple computers with a single Buffalo external hard drive, and it includes a comprehensive restore function which makes restoring from backups extremely easy
ECO Manager
Allows you to regulate the power usage of the hard drive array by cutting power to the drive during extended periods of inactivity, which in turn conserves energy and reduces battery consumption
RAMDISK
Allows you to create a RAM disk on your Windows PC which creates a small, but extremely fast environment to work on files in
SecureLock
Provides complete control of the data encryption on your Buffalo hard drive array, providing password protection and software data encryption
Capacity 4TB / 2x   2TB Drives
Bays 2
Sustained Data Transfer Rate Not Specified by the Manufacturer
Maximum Transfer Rate USB Interface:
USB 3.0: Up to 5 Gbps
USB 2.0: Up to 480 Mbps

Sata Drive Interface:
Up to 225 MB/s (RAID 0, Sequential Read)
RAID Supports 0,1, JBOD
Desktop/Rackmount Desktop
Security SecureLock Encryption Software
System Requirements For using the hard drive array:

Windows 7 (32-bit/64-bit)
Windows Vista (32-bit/64-bit)
Windows XP
Windows 2000
Windows Server 2003 (32-bit)
Windows Server 2003 R2 (32-bit)
Windows Server 2008 (32-bit/64-bit)
Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bit)
Mac OS X 10.4 or later
Electrical Requirements AC 100-240V 50/60 Hz
Environmental Requirements For operation: 41 to 95°F / 5 to 35°C
Dimensions (WxHxD) 3.4 x 5 x 8.1" / 8.63 x 12.7 x 20.57 cm
Weight 4.5 lb / 2.04 kg
Buffalo 4TB DriveStation Duo USB 3.0 Hard Drive RAID Array
  • Software
  • USB 3.0 Cable
  • Power Cable
  • 1-Year Warranty
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    Buffalo4TB DriveStation Duo USB 3.0 Hard Drive RAID Array
     
    4.5

    (based on 4 reviews)

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    • Compact (3)
    • Easy to use (3)

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        5.0

        As it should be

        By Fanplastic

        from San Francisco, CA

        Comments about Buffalo 4TB DriveStation Duo USB 3.0 Hard Drive RAID Array:

        I've had my Buffalo 4TB up and running for 2-weeks now and it functions as specified. Thanks B&H; your service was excellent!

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        5.0

        Should hav bought this sooner!

        By Ghuggins

        from Salt Lake City, UT

        About Me Power user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Compact
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Easy to use
        • High Capacity
        • Plug and play
        • Quiet

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Additional Storage
          • Backup
          • Photo Storage

          Comments about Buffalo 4TB DriveStation Duo USB 3.0 Hard Drive RAID Array:

          Would have paid nearly the same amount of money buying just the disk drives. This package is great. Plug and play. Easy to switch between Raid 0 and Raid 1. If you need disk space this is a great way to get it.

          • Primary use:
          • Business
          • Computer Platform:
          • PC

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          4.0

          vast storage at a reasonable price

          By rwphoto

          from bay area, ca

          About Me Power user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Easy to use
          • High Capacity
          • Includes power cable
          • Includes USB cable
          • Quiet

          Cons

          • Case is very plastic

          Best Uses

          • Additional Storage
          • Backup
          • File Transfer
          • Photo Storage
          • Video

          Comments about Buffalo 4TB DriveStation Duo USB 3.0 Hard Drive RAID Array:

          the unit works great...is very compact and easy to setup. on starting up, the rear fan whirrs to let you know it is working. then it enters a state where the fan doesn't spin unless the drives within require cooling. when the fan does spin at that point, it is not as intense as during the startup. the noise level is very low. access lights on the front tell you the status of power and whether a specific drive is being accessed. the unit is easy to configure either using the supplied app on cd or by pushing the mode button at the rear of the unit. the drive powers into sleep mode when your computer does the same (provided the settings on your computer allow it to), thus saving energy. the drives within had a very large capacity and large 64MB cache. both drives utilize PMR technology, where a larger storage capacity is gained through perpendicular magnetic recording of data. overall, i like it!

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Computer Platform:
          • Mac

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          4.0

          Lot's of storage in a little box

          By Career Puppy Steph

          from North Beach, MD

          About Me Business Owner

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Easy To Use
          • Improves Performance

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Independent Films
            • In The Studio

            Comments about Buffalo 4TB DriveStation Duo USB 3.0 Hard Drive RAID Array:

            The never ending problem of how to store HD footage... I was very excited to get this product. It was very easy to set up and I was using it only minutes out of the box. the price was definitely right!

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            Host Adapters

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            Connect this RAID array to a computer with a host adapter.

            SIIG -  DP USB 3.0 4-Port PCIe i/e Adapter Card
            • You Pay: $30.99
             
            Sonnet -  2-Port USB 3.0 ExpressCard / 34 Expansion Card (Mac & Windows)
            • You Pay: $53.24
            Usually ships in 7-14 business days i Estimated arrival at B&H is 7-14 business days. Your order will only be charged at time of shipment.
             

            Power Accessories

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            Prevent power surges or outages from damaging your equipment.

            APC -  Smart-UPS SC 420VA (120V)
            • You Pay: $111.99
             
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