Router Charts

Router Charts

Router Ranker

Router Ranker

Router Chooser

Router Chooser

NAS Charts

NAS Charts

NAS Ranker

NAS Ranker

More Tools

More Tools

NAS Reviews

Introduction

BuffaloTech TeraStation TeraByte Network Attached Storage

BuffaloTech TeraStation TeraByte Network Attached Storage
Summary Four-drive TeraByte (1000GB)-capacity NAS with built-in print server, USB2.0 disk expansion, and RAID 1, 5 support

Also available in 0.6 and 1.6TB versions

Update None
Pros • Supports disk spanning, Raid 1,5
• Gigabit Ethernet
• Four USB2.0 ports for printer & more drives
• Very quiet
Cons • Difficult to replace drives
• Not fast enough to use its gigabit Ethernet to full advantage
• Terrible documentation

One of the complaints I hear from folks shopping for networked storage is the shortage of reasonably-priced products that support multiple drives. Buffalo Technology appears to have heard this cry and their answer is the TeraByte Network Attached Storage, or TeraStation for short. Available in 0.6, 1.0 and 1.6 TeraByte flavors, the TeraStation is the first mass-market NAS to break the TeraByte (that's 1,000 Gigabytes) barrier and do it for around a buck a gigabyte.

The Terastation is packaged in a silver chassis that is about the size of a smallish sub-woofer. You can also get an idea of its dimensions by looking at the comparison shot of it beside Buffalo's smaller LinkStation (Figure 1).

Link and Tera Stations compared
Figure 1: Link and Tera Stations compared

(click image to enlarge)

All the TeraStation's disk Status and Access indicators are arranged in a circle (Figure 2) and use colors and blinking to help communicate what's happening.

Terastation Front panel details

Figure 2: Terastation Front panel details
(click image to enlarge)

Figure 3 shows the TS' rear panel with its complement of ports. One item of note is the 3.5 inch variable speed fan, which I'm pleased to report was quieter than the fans in my PC. Another is that the power supply can handle an AC mains of 100 - 240V without the need to set a manual range switch.

Terastation Rear panel details

Figure 3: Terastation Rear panel details
(click image to enlarge)

More NAS

Featured Sponsors



Support Us!

If you like what we do and want to thank us, just buy something on Amazon. We'll get a small commission on anything you buy. Thanks!

Top Performing Routers

AC3200
AC2600
AC1900
AC1750
AC1200

Top Performing NASes

NoRAID
RAID1
RAID5

Over In The Forums

I know Merlin's approach is not to come up with packs of (new) features, but there's one thing I'm seriously lacking in my AC88U's firewall (running M...
Hello I hope somebody can help me I have a problem when I have mine Asus rt ac3200 in acces point I have dcp turned off Some time when I want to mak...
I'd like to programmatically enable and disable port forwarding on my router (use case below). It should be straightforward enough to write the IPTab...
To compare QoS, I installed Asus firmware RT-AC68U_3.0.0.4_380_3264-g79f6bde; now I can't go back. When I try to upload Merlin firmware 380.59, there...
i am trying to connect my router to my Qpanel so I can plug into the network in the rooms of my house. Can I plug into this? See photo.

Don't Miss These

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3