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Buffalo 6TB DriveStation Duo USB 3.0 Hard Drive RAID Array

Buffalo 6TB DriveStation Duo USB 3.0 Hard Drive RAID Array

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Product Highlights

  • Dual Hard Drives w/ RAID Enabled
  • Storage Capacity of 6TB 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
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The 6TB 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 3TB 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 6TB 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
Allows you to create a RAM disk on your Windows PC which creates a small, but extremely fast environment to work on files in
Provides complete control of the data encryption on your Buffalo hard drive array, providing password protection and software data encryption
Capacity 6TB / 2x   3TB 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 6TB DriveStation Duo USB 3.0 Hard Drive RAID Array
  • Software
  • USB 3.0 Cable
  • Power Cable
  • 1-Year Warranty
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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
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