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The Buffalo TeraStation 5400DN WSS 12TB (4 x 3TB) Four-Bay NAS Server is a Windows-based storage server that offers a total capacity of 12TB. Buffalo has preinstalled the Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 Workgroup operating system on this NAS, so you can have a seamless integration experience with Windows-based systems. To deliver optimum performance, the 5400DN WSS is armed with a dual-core 1.86 GHz Intel Atom D2550 processor and 4GB of DDR3 RAM for managing your data as well as the operating system. In addition, you get NovaBACKUP Buffalo edition that includes one server license and ten workstation licenses for a complete, all-in-one data protection solution for PCs and Windows servers.
The TeraStation 5400DN WSS is equipped with four 3TB 3.5" hard drives that can be set in various RAID configurations to provide you with data versatility. While a two-drive NAS system is limited to a RAID 0 or 1 setup, the 5400DN WSS lets you utilize a RAID 5 array that stripes the drives with parity for an efficient blend of fault tolerance and storage capacity. These drives are housed in four drive bays with hot-swapping capabilities, letting you replace a drive without powering down the TeraStation. When compared to standard drives, these NAS drives use less power, have a longer lifespan, and run cooler. For interfaces, the 5400DN WSS provides two Gigabit Ethernet, two USB 3.0, and two USB 2.0 ports. Aside from these features, iSCSI and off-site replication technology are supported on the TeraStation 5400DN WSS.
Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 Workstation Edition
The TeraStation 5400DN WSS runs on Windows Storage Server 2012 operating system, providing a host of business-class features such as network file sharing, security, RAID management, remote access, and more. Managing data, backups, and data sharing in a production environment or larger business is made easy with this operating system.
Data Protection and Backup
Buffalo provides eleven licenses of NovaBACKUP Buffalo Edition (one server and ten workstations), offering a complete, all-in-one data protection solution for PCs and Windows-based servers. You will also receive TeraNavigator, NASNavigator 2, and Adobe Reader.
The TeraStation 5400DN WSS features Buffalo's replication technology, providing easy and high performance data replication from one Buffalo NAS device to another Buffalo NAS device over the network or the Internet. This delivers real-time synchronous replication of data, providing easy and continuous data protection in the event of data loss. If your system configuration includes data replication from one TeraStation 5400DN WSS unit to another, you can set up fail-over to automatically switch main operation over to the redundant TeraStation if the main unit ever becomes inaccessible. Within a minute, the backup TeraStation automatically assumes the role of the main TeraStation 5400DN WSS with no disruption and no IT intervention. Data can be continuously accessed without any notice of the fail-over.
Reliable and Secure
The TeraStation 5400DN WSS offers high capacity, highly available storage accessibility among multiple platforms for seamless centralized storage and backup. Create user and group profiles as well as a control folder with file access to protect business critical content and privacy. It comes with multiple levels of RAID that provide continuous data protection and increased fault tolerance and data availability.
RAID 0 - combines all drives into a single array offering maximum capacity with no redundancy
RAID 1 - mirrors two arrays, creating an exact copy of data for fault tolerance
RAID 5 - stripes the data across all four drives, interspersing parity data to provide an efficient blend of fault tolerance and storage capacity
Remote File Access
The TeraStation 5400DN WSS offers multiple ways to remotely access and share your important data for enhanced collaboration and productivity. With WebAccess and FTP/SFTP servers, you can securely access and share files with anyone outside the local network. Trusted recipients can access selected files from anywhere over the Internet. In addition, WebAccess enables you to access files remotely from tablet and smartphone devices.
Hot-Swap Hard Drives
The hot-swap feature lets you to replace a hard drive in the event of failure without powering down the device. You can remove the defective drive and insert the new drive, allowing the data to be rebuilt while still being available to clients on the network with zero downtime.
Configuring the TeraStation 5400DN WSS as an iSCSI target adds affordable virtualized storage to your business network. Storage virtualization serves to decrease IT spending by maximizing the resources offered by modern servers while providing affordable server scalability and reliability. A virtualized environment removes a significant amount of server dependence, shifting the burden to the storage devices.
Cloud Storage Backup
You may back up mission-critical data to online cloud storage sites for offsite backup. This adds an extra layer of protection against data loss due to environmental disasters or equipment failures at your primary location.
In the Box
Buffalo TeraStation 5400DN WSS 12TB (4 x 3TB) Four-Bay NAS Server
96 W (max) Internal 100 to 240 VAC, universal 50/60 Hz
Operating Temperature: 41 to 95°F / 5 to 35°C Operating Humidity: 20 to 80% non-condensing
Windows 10 Windows 8.1 (32-bit/64-bit) Windows 8 (32-bit/64-bit) Windows 7 (32-bit/64-bit) Windows Vista (32-bit/64-bit) Windows XP Windows Server 2012 Windows Server 2012R2 Windows Server 2008 Windows Server 2008R2 Windows Server 2003 Windows Server 2003R2 Mac OS X 10.5 or later
Dimensions (L x W x H)
9.1 x 6.7 x 8.5" / 23.1 x 17.0 x 21.6 cm
17.6 lb / 8.0 kg
Buffalo TeraStation 5400DN WSS 12TB (4 x 3TB) Four-Bay NAS Server Review