The 12TB TeraStation Pro Quad NAS Hard Drive Array from Buffalo is a network hard drive array with a dual-core Intel Atom CPU, 2GB of RAM, and dual Gigabit Ethernet ports. The dual-port design supports port trunking, which uses both ports to transfer data simultaneously, increasing the array's real-world throughput speed. The array is compatible with Windows client operating systems.
The array features four drive bays, which are fully populated in this configuration. It can be configured as a RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, or JBOD. RAID 0 delivers maximum performance without data protection. JBOD treats each of the individual disks as a single volume, also without any form of data protection. The other RAID settings offer some form of protection against data loss upon drive failure.
The array supports numerous enhanced network storage features. Its BitTorrent client allows you to download files from the Internet directly to the array, even if your computer is powered down. An FTP server allows you to upload files to the array via an FTP client. USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 expansion ports allow you to connect external hard drives, printers, and other devices for network access.
Network backup is supported via the ten included licenses for the NovaBACKUP Business Essentials software package. This allows you to perform network backup of up to ten Windows PCs, servers, Exchange databases, or SQL databases. Built-in support for DLNA/UPnP media streaming makes it possible to view media files stored on the array on DLNA certified media players.
- Powered by an Intel Atom 1.66GHz dual-core Atom CPU and 2GB of RAM
- 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
- Easy setup wizard and management through intuitive web interface
- Hot-swap hard drive trays behind the front panel for easy drive access and replacement
- NAS configuration tool allows exporting settings to a file for easy, one-click deployment of multiple TeraStation arrays
- Improved CPU speed enables faster data transfer
- 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet with Jumbo Frame support
- Two Ethernet ports for port trunking
- Supported RAID levels: 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, and JBOD
- Share level replication feature with device failover
- Hot spare enables automatic RAID build in case of a drive failure
- Optional AES 128-bit hard drive encryption
- Large silent fan cools hard drive efficiently
- Advanced ventilation design reduces internal heat
- LCD display shows important TeraStation information and disk status
- Built-in FTP server functionality
- BitTorrent Client lets you download digital content from the Internet directly to your TeraStation
- DLNA certified built-in media server for streaming multimedia content to DLNA/UPnP devices
- Two USB 3.0 ports and two USB 2.0 ports for external drive, printer and UPS connectivity
- 10 licenses of NovaBACKUP Business Essentials Backup are included so you can perform network backup for up to 10 Windows PCs, Windows servers, Exchange databases, or MS SQL databases