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STORAGE VENDOR Buffalo was in town today so The INQUIRER went down to take a look at its latest and greatest network attached storage (NAS) and wireless products.
Buffalo has stepped up the game with its Terastation 8 Bay that offers up 24TB of storage, three times the capacity the firm previously offerred. The NAS system has an Intel Atom 1.66GHz dual core processor.
RAID options are extensive including modes 0/1/5/6/10/50/51/60/61 and standard disks. Each drive has a quick release mechanism and the Terastation will automatically power down an individual drive bay if it fails.
Prices start at £1,600 for 6TB, which rises to £2,600 for 16TB and hits £2,999 for the maximum 24TB. Buffalo told The INQUIRER that the Terastation 8 Bay is shipping now.
Buffalo's Terastation range can be remotely accessed and managed from a web browser and also an application for IOS and Android devices.
Buffalo's Terastation Windows Storage Server (WS-QL) is fully integrated with Windows and included a pre-loaded version of Windows Storage Server 2003 R2 Express Edition. The device has four bays and will offer a total capacity of 4TB along with RAID 0/1/5 modes.
The WS-QL will give users new search capabilities and simplified set-up process and storage management. Buffalo said it is tuned to provide optimised NAS performance and it will be available next month prices at £1,300 for the 4TB model.
If wireless is your thing then Buffalo has announced two Airstation routers. The first is the Airstation N-Technology, which offers an internet connection of up to 150Mbits/s and a 5dBi high-gain antenna for better range and object penetration. It will be available later this month for £39.
The Airstation Dual-Band Wireless-N router is, er, dual-band and uses Gigabit technology. It supports both cable or 3G modems and has a USB port so users can attach an external hard drive to set up a simple NAS system. It will also be available later this month, priced at £84. µ
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