Buffalo TeraStation Hard Drive Array - TS-WX2.0TL/R1

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Hope this is better than the TS-X4.0TL/R5...

by Ted on 9/22/2010

We have the TS-X4.0TL/R5 and it was not this cheap. It took a lot of trial and error to get it to recognize the domain and active directory and it doesn't take much (although I have no idea what) to lose the connection. AD does NOT work over the Internet, so you'll have to add "local" users, at least slightly change the user names from the AD user names and add passwords (I exported my AD, made the changes, created passwords and imported). Users cannot change their own passwords, so changes for the benefit of SOX or S.O.P. are completely manual. It also has problems/conflicts if it is a mapped drive. Even at less than $400, it's too expensive for a 2TB device and too quirky in any case. I'd say $200 is fair for HOME use, because it is so awful at AD. Obviously, Buffalo R&D was running out of time and money, so they released a product that over-promises and under-performs. The result is a more-trouble-than-it's-worth future doorstop.

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by A customer on 11/1/2010

The video and the list of features along with the price sold me on the product. I purchased 2 of these for my small business - one for the office and one to replicate the data in an alternate location. However, the manual is difficult to understand due to poor English grammar. There exist substantial limitations as far as the "naming" of files and folders and I have to "rename" many existing files. Tera-station "replication" is advertised where a 2nd Tera station mirrors what is written to the 1st. However, the replication does not include users, or passwords, or restrictions. Contrary to what advertising states about "hot-swappable" hard drives, if they are in Raid 1 configuration, the manual states adding a fresh hard drive may cause the data on the one remaining drive to become corrupt. Finally, warranties are voided if you utilize any drives other than those purchased from Buffalo and those are 2-3 times more expensive purchased from Buffalo than from the Internet. I have had these Tera-stations for 2 weeks and they are still not properly configured or fully operational.

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Product Overview

TeraStation Duo is Buffalo's dual drive, business-class network storage solution, designed with reliability and performance in mind. It is nearly feature identical to successful TeraStation III, but houses only two hard drives instead of four. The unit's heavy-duty power supply and over-sized cooling system, as well as vastly improved CPU speed guarantee consistent and reliable performance. Incorporating all firmware features presently found in the Buffalo lineup of professional NAS products, the TeraStation Duo highlights Active Directory support, disk quota support, a share level Replication feature and supports port trunking, making it a fitting solution for small to medium sized businesses. Additionally, hardware improvements such as hot swap and dual Ethernet ports add to the list of new features. It is a clear choice for those desiring maximum reliability and robust features.

TS-WXL/1D houses a single hard drive in its dual bay and gives users the option to upgrade the unit by adding a hard drive at any time. This flexibility provides a scalable storage solution that allows users to enable data mirroring or increase the overall capacity as needed.


Mfg Part# TS-WX2.0TL/R1
SKU 211109442
UPC 747464118413
UPC 14 00747464118413
Simple Install and Management
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
Simple copy and import configuration to multiple TeraStations with NAS configuration tool
RAID Support
Three Operating RAID Modes: 0, 1, Normal
Advanced RAID system continually checks hard drive and RAID performance
High Performance
Improved CPU speed enables faster data transfer
10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet with Jumbo Frame
Two Ethernet ports for port trunking
Share level replication feature
Automatic AES-128 data 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
Built-in DLNA CERTIFIED™ streaming media server for streaming digital media to any DLNA CERTIFIED multimedia device
Download media files directly to your LinkStation using built-in BitTorrent client
Two USB 2.0 ports for external drive connectivity, UPS, USB printer
Support for Time Machine™ Functionality
NovaBACKUP® Business Essentials for Windows® PCs Included*
3-Year Limited Warranty
Tech Specs
LAN Interface
Standard Compliance IEEE802.3ab / IEEE802.3u / IEEE802.3 Standard
Data Transfer Rates 10 / 100 / 1000 Mbps
Connector Type RJ-45
Number of Ports 2
Internal Hard Drives
Number of Drives 2
Drive Interface SATA
Supported RAID Levels 0, 1, Normal
Standard Compliance USB 2.0
Connector Type A type
Number of Ports 2
Data Transfer Rates Max: 480 Mbps (High Speed Mode), Max: 12 Mbps (Full Speed Mode)
Protocol Support
Networking TCP/IP
Directory Integration LDAP
Management HTTP
Time Synchronization NTP
Dimensions (WxHxD in.) 6.7 x 6.6 x 9.1
Operating Environment (Fahrenheit) 41-95°
Setup Utility OS Support Windows Operating Systems
Client OS Support Windows® 7 (32-bit/64-bit), Windows Vista® (32-bit/64-bit), Windows® XP, Windows® 2000, Windows® Server 2003/2008, Mac OS® X 10.4 or later
Power Supply Internal, AC 110-240V 50/60 Hz
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