External Storage
DriveStation™ Quad
The Buffalo DriveStation™ Quad is a high performance, multimedia, eSATA
& USB 2.0 external hard drive perfect for the home or small office that
requires large amounts of storage space.
The unit is a four drive; four bay RAID enabled drive with RAID 0 for
performance and RAID 5 or 10 for redundant storage. The DriveStation™
Quad gives additional storage to quickly backup all your multimedia files.
With data transfer speeds of up to 235MB/s, compatible with Windows
Server 2003/2008 and available with NovaStor NovaBACKUP Business
Essential backup software, the DriveStation™ Quad quickly backs up your
entire server system and database.
The DriveStation™ Quad comes complete with the Buffalo Tools suite of
complimentary software that offers enhancements such as TurboPC and
TurboCopy to improve the file transfer and copy performance of the drives.
The DriveStation™ Quad features the capacity, redundancy and performance
required for any demanding user, the perfect solution for backing up large
servers or multimedia files.
| Four Hard Drives with RAID – for performance and reliability
| High Speed – Fast 235MB/s file copy and transfer with eSATA
| Server & PC Backup – Compatible with Windows Storage Server
| Power Saving - Power turns on and off automatically with your
DriveStation™ Quad
TurboPC & TurboCopy
87% Faster
Data Transfer up to
Time to transfer 1,000 digital photos.
Test Environment
CPU : Intel Core i7 860(2.8GHz)
Memory : DDR3 8GB
Chipset : Intel P55
HDD : ST3500418AS
(NTFS formatted)
OS : Windows 7(64-bit)
Connection : USB 2.0
Increase in transfer speed varies depending on the number and size of files, type of access and PC environment.
Key Specifications
SATA bracket included to easily upgrade your PC to
• E co-friendly – AutoPower feature turns the drive on and
off with your PC
• S erver & PC Backup – Compatible with Windows Storage
Server 2003/2008
total backup solution – complete with NovaStor
NovaBACKUP Business Essentials
• S ecureLockMobile™ encrypts your important personal
data, preventing unauthorized access
• Available with 4TB and 8TB capacities
• Quick swap – 4 drive, 4 bay Direct Attached Storage
• Achieves transfer speeds of up to 235MB/s with eSATA
– perfect for backing up large servers or multimedia
• Supports RAID 0, 5, 10 and standard
• Removable front panel – to quickly and easily replace
faulty drives
• Multiple connectivity with 3Gbps and 480MBps
USB 2.0 connections
• Easy to use – simply plug and play – no drivers required
• Drive pre-formatted for immediate use
Five Operating Modes for Maximum Flexibility
RAID 10 Mode
500 GB
RAID 5 Parity Mode
750 GB
RAID 1 Mirroring Mode
500 GB
RAID 0 Striping Mode
1 TB
Standard Mode
250 GB x 4
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External Storage
Internal HDD
HDD Interface
Number of Drives
Total Capacity
4TB, 8TB
USB Interface
Connector Type
USB 2.0 (Type B)
Number of Ports
Data Transfer Rate
Max. 480Mbps
eSATA Interface
Connector Type
Number of Ports
Data Transfer Rate
Max. 3Gbps
0, 5, 10 and Standard Mode
Client OS Support
Windows® 7(32/64-bit), Vista(32/64-bit), XP,
Windows Server® 2008 R2(64-bit), 2008(32/64-bit), 2003 R2(32-bit), 2003(32-bit),
Mac OS® 10.4 or higher
Dimensions (WxHxD)
149 x 154 x 233
Operating Environment
5-35°C, 20-80% (non-condensing)
Power Consumption
Max. 90W, Avg. 38W
Power Supply
AC 100-240V 50/60HZ
Product Part Numbers
About Buffalo
Buffalo Technology is a leading global provider of award-winning storage, networking, memory, and multimedia solutions for the home and small business
environments as well as for system builders and integrators. With almost three decades of networking and computer peripheral experience, Buffalo has proven its
commitment to delivering innovative solutions that have put the company at the forefront of infrastructure technology.
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Note: 1TB = 1,000,000,000,000Bytes. Actual data throughput will vary depending upon environmental factors.