Buffalo TeraStation 1TB NAS-RAID 1, 0 & 5 Back-up

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Total Reviews
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4.1
Overall Satisfaction
4.2
Value
3.5
Ease of Use
4.4
Performance

I use this as the MP3 server from which TiVo reads my music files. Of course the real test comes with time: Does it stay up and perform well without issue? It's been great for the 3 days I've had it running so far. The first unit I received from another vendor. With it I did a factory reset and the web pages turned to Chinese characters. Tech support was helpless. They didn't even know how to do a factory reset. Later online I found docs on how to change it back to English, but they didn't work. I returned the unit and got this one from Buy.com. Good parts... It's easy to setup and fast transfers over my network. Bad parts... So far I have only one tiny complaint. You can't create users with blank (null) passwords. If I turn on "access controls" then all users need passwords. Since all the PCs in the house have no WinXP passwords, it would be great if TeraStation would allow the XP username, but no password. This way we could all connect seamlessly (no authentication prompt) while some users would have read-only access. Oh well... P.S. The right side of the unit is a little beat up. Buffalo doesn't pack these well. The internal screws are sort of pushing creases through the metal on the side of the unit. But it's so trivial that I'll just keep it as. The next one might always be worse.

-Anonymous quote

The TeraStation is a great idea for data backup and highly available storage. I was looking for a RAID 5 NAS unit for backing up my important files that I can keep on-line across my network. Everything was working as described in the manual, but I could not see it on my network managed by my Linksys WRT54G v1.0 router. Buffalo Tech said that others have reported problems with Linksys products. I attached it to another network with an SMC 2804WBRP-G router. The TeraStation worked fine.

-SparksFlyn@hotmail.com quote

So far so good...

on 4/3/2005

I use this as the MP3 server from which TiVo reads my music files. Of course the real test comes with time: Does it stay up and perform well without issue? It's been great for the 3 days I've had it running so far. The first unit I received from another vendor. With it I did a factory reset and the web pages turned to Chinese characters. Tech support was helpless. They didn't even know how to do a factory reset. Later online I found docs on how to change it back to English, but they didn't work. I returned the unit and got this one from Buy.com. Good parts... It's easy to setup and fast transfers over my network. Bad parts... So far I have only one tiny complaint. You can't create users with blank (null) passwords. If I turn on "access controls" then all users need passwords. Since all the PCs in the house have no WinXP passwords, it would be great if TeraStation would allow the XP username, but no password. This way we could all connect seamlessly (no authentication prompt) while some users would have read-only access. Oh well... P.S. The right side of the unit is a little beat up. Buffalo doesn't pack these well. The internal screws are sort of pushing creases through the metal on the side of the unit. But it's so trivial that I'll just keep it as. The next one might always be worse. Read More

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Buffalo TeraStation NAS

by SparksFlyn@hotmail.com on 2/22/2006

The TeraStation is a great idea for data backup and highly available storage. I was looking for a RAID 5 NAS unit for backing up my important files that I can keep on-line across my network. Everything was working as described in the manual, but I could not see it on my network managed by my Linksys WRT54G v1.0 router. Buffalo Tech said that others have reported problems with Linksys products. I attached it to another network with an SMC 2804WBRP-G router. The TeraStation worked fine. Read More

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Product Overview

Buffalo TeraStation Terabyte Network Attached Storage offers powerful storage, server and multimedia solutions for both the SMB and consumer markets. Combining advanced fault tolerant data solutions, robust file security, and Gigabit Ethernet networking, TeraStation allows users to deploy a simple, cost-effective data or media server to their office or home network in literally minutes without cutting corners on features and expandability. By offering a total of four USB 2.0 ports, the device can accommodate additional external USB hard drives for expanded networked storage or as backup targets, a USB printer that can be managed and shared on the network or even up to two USB TV tuners to allow the recording of television programs for later viewing. In fact, a TeraStation can even be cascaded with another TeraStation via USB to expand network available storage well beyond the single Terabyte level.Compatibility with Buffalo's LinkTheater Wireless HD Media Player allows wired or wireless streaming of your multimedia files to your television or stereo in almost any audio or video format. With its sleek, aesthetic design and ultra-silent operation, the TeraStation will get envious looks whether it is located in a busy office environment or on the entertainment system in your living room without adding any distracting fan noise.

Specifications

Manufacturer Buffalo Technology
Mfg Part# HD-H1.0TGL/R5
SKU 10396259
UPC 747464109503
UPC 14 00747464109503
Features
Product Description - Buffalo TeraStation Terabyte Network Attached Storage - hard drive array
Device Type - Hard drive array
Total Storage Capacity - 1 TB
Dimensions (WxDxH) - 6.6 in x 8.7 in x 9.5 in
Weight - 15.9 lbs
Hard Drive - 4 x standard 250 GB
Storage Controller - RAID - ATA-133 - RAID 0, 1, 5
Networking - Network adapter - Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet
Four operating modes for configuring internal drives allow either data access in a massive volume or in fault tolerant
RAID arrays
Journaling File System to prevent loss of data during writing in the event of a power loss
Robust user and group level permissions for securing network data shares
Gigabit Ethernet with Jumbo Frame support ensures speedy delivery of large office files or multiple multimedia streams
UPS compatibility to allow automatic or manual shutdowns safely when power is interrupted
Four USB ports offer countless scenarios for attaching
USB devices
External USB hard drives expand available network storage as needed cost effectively
Client USB device functionality allows the device to operate as an external USB hard drive for a laptop or workstation or even another TeraStation
Built-in print server for sharing and managing a USB printer on the network
Easy setup wizard allows deployment of a Terabyte of network data in literally minutes
Powerful backup utility allows easy setup and management
of backups to or from the TeraStation and multiple
network devices
Management via an intuitive, fully featured web interface from Windows, Apple or Linux
Informative status LEDs on front panel display vital information about each internal drive and network activity
Sleek, aesthetic look conforms to any modern office or home décor and saves space without sacrificing performance
Easily removable hard drive rack to allow quick swapping of hard drives should a drive fail
Oversized fan allows ultra-silent operation and minimal
power consumption
Tech Specs
Device Type - Hard drive array
Total Storage Capacity - 1 TB
Width - 6.6 in
Depth - 8.7 in
Height - 9.5 in
Weight - 15.9 lbs
Type - 4 x standard
Capacity - 250 GB
Type - RAID
Data Transfer Rate - 133 MBps
RAID Level - RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5
Controller Interface Type - ATA-133
Supported Devices - Hard drive, disk array (RAID)
Type - Network adapter
Data Link Protocol - Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet
Compliant Standards - IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3U
Expansion Bays Total (Free) - 4 ( 4 ) x internal
Interfaces - 1 x Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T - RJ-45 ¦ 4 x Hi-Speed USB - 4 pin USB Type A
Power Device - Power supply - internal
Min Operating Temperature - 32 °F
Max Operating Temperature - 95 °F
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